VFW district officers, local officials attend the luncheon for national VFW auxiliary president.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - VFW Auxiliary members at the luncheon included, from left, Judith Bowden, Jan McDonald, Judy Hellwig, National VFW Auxiliary PresidentDee Guillary, Denise Keeton, Cheryl Lohman and Louise Muir. The Madras VFW Auxiliary hosted a luncheon Nov. 29, for VFW National President Dee Guillary at the Madras Elks Lodge.

Guillary, of Gloucester, Virginia, was elected the national president, with a term of one year, which started July 2017.

The theme for her term is "Catch the Dream for our Veterans."

Along with Madras Auxiliary and Post members, were officers from District 10 (Central Oregon) and Department (state). Also in attendance were past auxiliary Department President Judy Jackson and her husband, past VFW Department Commander H. Merle Jackson.

Local officials in attendance were Elks Exalted Ruler Crystal Mellow, Madras Mayor Royce Embanks, and city council members Richard Ladeby and Rose Vanderschaegen, and County Commissioner Mae Huston.

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