Peggy Haake elected to national position with VFW Auxiliary

PEGGY HAAKE, Junior vice president

Peggy Haake of Kahului, a life member of Wilbert Wah Hu Tom Auxiliary #3850, was elected national junior vice president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of the United States at the 104th National Convention held July 22-26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Haake is now in the fourth of five offices leading to the national presidency, which she is expected to hold in 2019-20.

A highlight of the convention was the inaugural Circle of Excellence Ceremony where 35 state presidents were honored for their leadership during the 2016-17 year.

Other highlights included the opportunity for members to view all 48 entries of the Young American Creative Patriotic Art entries and the “Buddy” Poppy displays, in addition to attending several joint events with the VFW, such as the Joint Opening Session and the Patriotic Celebration.

During the convention, National President Colette Bishop commended the 2,000 attendees for all their hard work in honoring veterans and supporting deployed military personnel and their families.