Phyllis Givens, outgoing president of the Curtis A. Smith Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1033 Auxiliary, was honored during the auxiliary’s June meeting held at the VFW Post home on Dolly Ann Drive in Covington.
During the meeting, Phyllis was presented with a Past President’s pin in commemoration of her years of service.
Phyllis joined the auxiliary in 1999, and after serving as president for 13 years from 2007-2020, she is “merely changing chairs,” continuing her service as a trustee.
“Phyllis’ great love of country, her concern for the veterans and her desire to help others have made her a valuable asset to the auxiliary community,” said fellow auxiliary member Marian Paxton. “She embodies everything that the VFW Auxiliary stands for: patriotism, caring and service.
“Phyllis has continually helped support the VFW as well as the active duty military and their families. Her accomplishments have been many,” Paxton added. “If we had to pick a single highlight it would be hard. It might be taking over the bingo kitchen or charging forward with what needed to be done and helping the chapter raise funds. We are very proud of [her] accomplishments and look forward to more great things.”
Phyllis Givens, left, outgoing president of the Curtis A. Smith Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1033 Auxiliary, was honored during the auxiliary’s June meeting. Here incoming president Brenda Martin, right, presents Phyllis with a Past President’s pin in recognition of her service. Phyllis served as auxiliary president from 2007 to 2020. (Gavin Dressler Photo)
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