AVAVRS

Auxiliary to the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads

Become a member today!!!
Auxiliaries are originated to assist and support their local squads. The AVAVRS brings those auxiliaries together to share resources and experiences. The AVAVRS has 6 district throughout the state. Each district elects it own officers and hold district meetings. 
 

Interested in joining the Auxiliary of the VAVRS? Below is why Ailease Short, AVAVRS President joined:

My name is Ailease Short, President of the AVAVRS (Auxiliary to the Volunteer Rescue Squads in Virginia.) I would like to tell you about things that go on in the Auxiliaries across the state. I joined my local Auxiliary back in 1978, from there I have participated in all areas of the State Association. I have been an officer on the local scene, the District level, and the State level. I now serve as their President.

Joining an auxiliary is a source of social activities as well as developing a group of EMS friends. Auxiliaries are very helpful in supporting the EMS community through fundraising. In addition to the priceless lessons learned as an auxiliary member through the years I have enjoyed meeting and making new friends for life, working for others, obtaining a wealth of information, and serving others and doing it as a volunteer.

The following is an expanded explanation which demonstrates a WIN/WIN for anyone who is accepted as an Auxiliary member.

You will learn a lot by attending auxiliary functions:
Going to District and State meetings are very informative and provides opportunities for idea sharing and fellowship. It also allows one to take part in local and District meetings or hosting a District meeting. Going to the annual Convention exposes members to all facets of AVAVRS, VAVRS, & VAJVRS and provides several social experiences for the Auxiliary. Attending the annual Rescue College gives you hands on opportunities to take the various classes offered and attend the Auxiliary meeting.

Auxiliaries render lots of community service through the following:
We teach CPR and First Aid classes, distribute safety materials, provide or help with health screenings, blood drives, sponsoring community activities for needy families, homeless needs, and community support. We volunteer time or donate to kid’s camps, Salvation Army, Red Cross, civic groups, cancer telethons and relays, and food and clothing drives.

We serve our squads with:
We provide fundraising, help with administrative work, some run calls, building maintenance, refreshments for squads at their monthly meeting or Auxiliary sponsored activities, and during EMS week directly related to their squad. We work behind the scenes so to speak to make everything run as it should. Auxiliaries also promote a lot of community awareness in our local areas.

Over my 40 years in the AVAVRS, I have met so many great people and made so many new friendships that will last a lifetime. Hospitality across our state is remarkable. I have learned so much in this organization from the ground up. I have had so many mentors and people helping me along the way. We would love to have you join our great association and have fun with us. We need you to keep the Volunteer movement alive. It is a rewarding experience and we would love to have you aboard. Think about it, we need your ideas, time and presence.

Ailease Short
AVAVRS President

For more information about becoming a member of the Auxiliary please contact our AVAVRS Vice President Fay Browning. Contact information is listed below.

AVAVRS Job Description Booklet
AVAVRS Bylaws revised 9/2018
Trula Peach Scholarship

2019 AVAVRS Convention - Where to be...When to be....Check List! - Click here to view/download

AVAVRS 2018-2019 Officers - This year's theme  - "Friendship and Hospitality To The Rescue"
PRESIDENT
Ailease Short (Bensley-Bermuda),
898 Twin Ponds Road,
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
H- 434-848-2892
C- 434-637-2601

aileaseshort@verizon.net

VICE-PRESIDENT
Fay Browning (Henrico),
7394 Ford Ave.
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
H- 804-569-6007
C- 804-382-1717

faybrowning@comcast.net

SECRETARY
Vickie Arnold (Cave Spring),
2811 McVitty Rd.,
Roanoke, VA 24018
C- 540-529-7760  
(H) 540-989-0372

ornurse54@cox.net

TREASURER
Elsie Butler (Henrico),
7049 Tammy Lane 
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

(H) 804-746-9774
elsiebutler@hotmail.com 
 
CHAPLAIN
Clara Craig (Bassett),
215 Alan Adale Drive,
Bassett, VA 24055
H- 276-629-5595     
C-276-224-2857

claracraig36@yahoo.com

HISTORIAN
Linda Berkstressor (Lexington),
800 Fitzlee St. Apt 112,
Glasgow, VA 24555
Ph- 540-319-8175 (H)
 
PARLIAMENTARIAN
Carolyn Brand (Henrico),
8354 Rustic Lane,
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
H- 804-746-2289 
(W) 804-714-7703

cbrand@askwoodfin.com

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Harry Householder (Loudoun Co),
125B Clubhouse Dr SW #5,
Leesburg, VA  20175

H- 703-777-5898 
(C) 703-627-2420

HarryHouseholder@aol.com

MIDWESTERN District VP
Garland Linkous, (Newport) 
190 Colonial Drive,
Christiansburg, Va 24073
(H) 1-540-382-3240  
Cell 1-540-382-3301

Email- glinkous14@gmail.com  
 
NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT VP
Marie Householder (Loudoun Co.),
125B Clubhouse Dr. SW #5,
Leesburg, Va 20175  
(H) 703-777-5898
(c) 571-215-6737

mhousehold@aol.com

SOUTHCENTRAL DISTRICT VP
Joan Smoot (Campbell County),
1476 Ashbourne Drive,
Lynchburg, Va 24501 
(H) 434-944-3954

Fax-434-846-6870
jfs3153@aol.com

SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT VP
Judy Frame (Bensley-Bermuda),
12310 Laprade Street,
Chester, Va 23831 
(C) 804-691-1424

 
SOUTHWESTERN DISTRICT VP
Marcella Caudill (Washington Co)
19273 Spoon Gap Rd
Abingdon, VA  24211
(C) 703-213-1872
(H) 276-628-1077

mcaudill@centurylink.net

WESTERN DISTRICT VP
Laura Booze (Clifton Forge),
224 West Ridgeway St.,
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
(C) 540-958-9113

bbcool2001@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR
Fay Browning (Henrico),
7394 Ford Avenue,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
H- 804-569-6007         
C- 804-382-1717

faybrowning@comcast.net

FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Elsie Butler, (Henrico)
7049 Tammy Lane,
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
H-804-746-9774 
elsiebutler@hotmail.com
 
RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Carolyn Brand (Henrico),
8354 Rustic Lane,
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
H- 804-746-2289
cbrand@askwoodfin.com  
 
EMERGENCY CARE CHAIR
Nellie Sue Ritchie (Broadway),
5545 Brocks Gap Road,
Broadway, Va 22815
Ph- 1-540-896-3838 
baseballmom24@verizon.net

NOMINATING COM. CHAIR
Fern Puckett (Washington County),
4838 Jessees Mill Rd.,
Cleveland, Va 24225
276-889-2862 (H)
276-971-1883 (C)

bfpuckett23@gmail.com
 
LIFE MEMBER CHAIR
Dolores Hudson (Franklin County),
120 Potters Creek Road,
Penhook, Va. 24137
(H) 540-576-2818  
(C) 540-420-2191

hudsonnd@aol.com

CONVENTION CHAIR
Maxine Kerns (Millwood Station),
514 East Pall Mall St.,
Winchester, Va 22601
(H) 540-722-6471 
bozozin@visuallink.com

CONVENTION CO-CHAIR
Ruth Swicegood (Franklin County),
280 Riverview Street,
Rocky Mount, Va 24151
(H) 540-483-5303

ROLL CALL CHAIR
Christy Jeffries (Founders Aux),
222 West Ridgeway Street,
Clifton Forge, Va 24422
(H) 540-862-5536 
(C) 540-958-9165

bill4me02@aol.com
 
ROLL CALL CO-CHAIR
Valerie Becker (Bristol),  116 Stadium Street
P.O. Box 249,

Glade Spring, Va. 24340
(H) 276-426-2468 
(C) 276-274-6080

valariebecker35@yahoo.com

FUND RAISING CHAIR
Tracey Frame (Bensley-Bermuda),
12310 LaPrade Street,
Chester, VA 23831
(C) 804-691-7235 
SingerTracyLynn@hotmail.com
 
FUND RAISING CO-CHAIR
Stacey Frame (Bensley-Bermuda),
12310 LaPrade Street,
Chester, Va 23831
(C) 804-894-1437 
avonstaceyframe@hotmail.com
AVAVRS CALENDAR
Events & Upcoming District Meetings Location: Date Time
NE Greater Manasass 5/4/19 12pm, EMT Quiz, Meeting to follow
MW Riner 5/4/19 6pm
SC Cave Spring 5/19/19 1pm
SE Richmond Rescue Squad Aux 6/2/19 1pm
W Lexington 6/23/19 1pm
SW Castlewood 6/23/19 5pm
2019 Convention Hampton 8/7-8/10 Please note new date & location for 2019
       
       
2019 Convention Deadline Dates AVAVRS  Contact Person Date   
       
Life Membership  Dolores Hudson May 9, 2019  
Auxiliary of the Year Fay Browning June 8, 2019  
Officer & Aux Pres Reports Vickie Arnold June 8, 2019  
Convention Questionnaire Ailease Short June 8, 2019  
Emergency Care Awards Nellie Ritchie July 8, 2019  
Outstanding Jr. Squad  Nellie Ritchie July 8, 2019  
Scrapbooks Linda Berkstresser July 8, 2019  
AVAVRS Outstanding Serv Award Linda Berkstresser July 8, 2019  
Roll Call Delegate  Auxiliary  Christy Jeffries July 8, 2019  
District Roll Call Representative Christy Jeffries July 8, 2019  
Memorial Service AVAVRS & VAVRS Clara Craig Aux & Joey King TBD  
Scholarship Applications **       
Kimball Glass Dist 5  gets priority,   but others can submit TBD  
Anne J. Gwaltney Memorial  open, please submit! TBD  
Julian S. Wise open, please submit! TBD  
Kelly G. Southard open, please submit! TBD  
Sylvia & Garry Clatterbuck Memorial open, please submit! TBD  
Trula Peach open, please submit! TBD  
Sharon K. Campbell Memorial open, please submit! TBD  
   
 

 

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