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Tom Tweet elected Board Vice President

Tom Tweet was elected as Board Vice President for 2015-16 and serves as Chairman of the Marketing & Development Committee and a member of the Policy & Bylaws Committee. Tweet also currently serves on the Executive Committee and has served on both the Facilities and Finance Committees during his tenure. Tweet was elected Supreme Commander of the Military Order of the Cootie in 2004. He has also served as Pup Tent Seam Squirrel, Department Commander, Supreme Scholarship Committee Member and Life Membership Trustee. He has also served as his Post Quartermaster for more than 20 years and held a variety of positions both at the Department and National levels of the VFW. Tweet is a life member of

Virginia Carman elected Board President

​ ​Virgina Carman was elected as Board President for 2015-16. In the past she has served as Chairman of the Marketing & Development Committee, as well as participating in both the Facilities Committee and the Finance Committee. Carman joined the VFW Auxiliary in 1970 and was elected National President in 2007. She is also a longtime member of the Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary and has served as a Jr. Girl. As National President, Carman served as an ex-officio member of the Board and actively participated in National Home Board meetings. She has always taken an active interest in the National Home, learning from its personnel and reading the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and a

Two new board members installed

The VFW National Home for Children Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at its Annual Meeting of Life Members October 24. Merton "Sam" Compton served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970. A life member of VFW Post #3424, Compton was honored as All-State Post Commander in 2001-2002 and All-State District Commander in 2002-2003. He was elected State Commander of the Department of Ohio in 2010, and he has served on several national committees, most recently in 2014-2015 when he served on the National Resolutions Committee. Compton currently serves as the Voice of Democracy Chairman for the Department of Ohio. A retired police officer, he is also a member of the Vietnam Vetera

New millennium brings many changes

The ‘00s saw some big changes at the VFW National Home for Children, including the completion of the $1 million renovation of the historic Heath and Education Building in 2001, funded by the VFW Auxiliary. One of the biggest changes to the campus landscape was the 2005 groundbreaking for the first new home built at the National Home in 40 years. The 2,400 square foot duplex was built and sponsored by the United Auto Workers National Veterans Affairs Department. It was dedicated in 2006 for Steven P. Yokich, who served as president of the UAW from 1994 – 2002. Also in 2006, a $500,000 gift from Douglas and Joanne Blake led to the creation of the Amy Ross Endowment Fund, a permanently restrict

A Great Weekend With IL & IN!

The sun shone brightly over the grounds of the VFW National Home for Children the last weekend in September - almost as brightly as the smiles on the faces of those taking part in Illinois Day and Indiana Day. It was a perfect weekend for touring the campus, strolling around the Tribute Park, fishing at Lake Romanis and enjoying food and fellowship with our friends from the VFW and VFW Auxiliary. We thank everyone who made the trip to Michigan to visit your National Home. Enjoy the albums below....every picture tells a story. Illinois Day 2015 Indiana Day 2015

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