VFW and Auxiliary News


Third Sunday donation

The Kelly McGeough Foundation was the nonprofit recipient of the Third Sunday Breakfast sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary on Sunday, Sept. 16. The community response was record breaking.

The McGeough Foundation received a check for more than $1,300. Additional donations were also made at the time of the breakfast

The Kelly McGeough Foundation supports families and children with critical and life-threatening diseases.

The foundation was founded by Bill and Sandra, Kelly’s parents. Kelly was first diagnosed with leukemia at 3. Through treatment Kelly was in remission until age 10. He died while waiting for a bone marrow donor.

Next month’s nonprofit from the third Sunday breakfast will be Rolling Thunder, Chapter 2 of Brookings. 

Post 2118 receives national recognition

BROOKINGS – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. recently announced that VFW Post 2118 in Brookings has been selected as National Outstanding Community Service Post.

The award is given in recognition of the dedication, service and support a post shows for its community. VFW Post 2118 received the honor five other times: 2006, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016. 

Post 2118 was specifically named for public service awards, funeral honors, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Loyalty Day, Veterans Affairs voluntary service, youth and education, Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen, Scouts and Buddy Poppy’s. And a big one  is donations to organizations such as National Home for Children, South Dakota Pheastant Hunt, State Fair and Special Olympics.

The proceeds from the Posts Monday night Bingo is also donated to groups that work  that night’s Bingo.

The recognition was given to Post 2118  af the VFW National Convention in Kansas City in July.

Pictured: Members of the Kelly McGeough Foundation are all smiles, as they receive a check for $1,302. Back row, from left are: Sandy McClemans, Kristin Coon, Wayne Reiser and Janet Brubakken; front row: Cheryl Anderson, Third Sunday Breakfast chairman, Jan Olson, VFW Auxillary President Suzanne  Boor and founders Sandra and Bill McGeough.


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