AVAVRS

Auxiliary to the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads

Become a member today!!!

AVAVRS Wants You or Your Auxiliary as a Member Today!!
The main function of any Auxiliary is to assist and support their local squad in any way they can.  This may be fund-raising, cleaning the building, feeding them before their meetings, supplying them with cravats, etc.  The AVAVRS brings those Auxiliaries together to share resources and experiences.  The AVAVRS has 6 Districts throughout the State.  Each District elects its own officers and holds District meetings.
 
You might think why I would be interested in joining an Auxiliary of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS)? I would like to share with you why I joined my Auxiliary.
 
My name is Fay Browning, President of the AVAVRS. I joined Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary in 1985.  Before that, I had been a member of a Fire Department Auxiliary and was familiar with all of the activities that existed in an Auxiliary.  I have participated in all of the areas of my local Auxiliary, as well as on the District level, and State level.  I now serve as the AVAVRS President.
 
Joining an Auxiliary is an avenue to support and assist your squad and community, as well as socialize and develop a new group of friends.  It is also a learning experience of working with others for a common goal.  I always enjoy our monthly meetings of taking care of business and then socializing among our members and learning what is new with them.  We usually get an update from our Squad President on their needs and respond as best we can.  Being an Auxiliary member gives you an opportunity to obtain a wealth of information that can be shared and enhanced if you join the AVAVRS.  It also allows you to grow in leadership along the way.
 
Auxiliaries are a much needed arm of a squad and can do activities your squad does not have time to do.  They can be an asset by offering many community services, such as teaching CPR and First Aid classes; distributing safety literature; providing health screenings, blood drives, and sponsoring community service to the needy and homeless.  The list goes on and on, but that’s what we do—helping those in our community through volunteering.
 
Some of our members still ride calls, dispatch calls, help the squad with administrative work, building maintenance, refreshments or dinners before meetings, and honor them during EMS week in various ways. 
 
The objectives of the AVAVRS are:  to render any and all assistance to the VAVRS; to be affiliated with the VAVRS, but remain an independent organization; and to increase the efficiency of members through education, personal contact, and participation in the VAVRS Annual Convention.  Through our Districts, we promote fellowship; exchange ideas; and promote emergency training and competition.
 
We encourage Auxiliaries to attend District meetings and State meetings.  It is a way to learn through idea sharing and fellowship.  It broadens your horizons on what is going on among other Auxiliaries across the State.  We have an EMT Quiz at each District meeting if you want to keep up on your EMT knowledge and skills.  Each Auxiliary in a District is asked to host a District meeting by providing a meal. This may allow you to show off your culinary skills.  We feel there is something in the AVAVRS for everyone.  
 
Some of our other perks as a member of the AVAVRS are:  Attendance at the Annual 3-day Convention of the VAVRS usually held in early fall and includes:  Business Meetings; Educational Seminars; EMT Competition; Scrapbook Competition; Emergency Care Promotional Awards; Membership Meeting with Memorial Service; Other Social Events in the evenings; and the VAVRS Memorial Service/AVAVRS/VAVRS/VAJVRS Officers Installations and Contest Winners for the various contests offered at the Convention; the VAVRS Camporee in the Spring; VAVRS Rescue College at Virginia Tech offers Auxiliary Management Classes in June of each year; and the Annual EMS Memorial Service to commemorate the fallen among us.
 
We also offer a Death Benefit Plan for a small fee for members which provides a minimal insurance payment to the beneficiary of a deceased member of the VAVRS, AVAVRS, and VAJVRS.  
 
The AVAVRS feels “A small group can accomplish many things, but an organized group achieves great things!”  That’s why we want your Auxiliary to be a part of our AVAVRS. We need you to keep the volunteer movement alive.  It is a rewarding experience.  
 
Fay Browning
AVAVRS President


For more information about becoming a member of the Auxiliary please contact our AVAVRS Vice President Eddie Ann Orndoff, 8004 Mace Circle, Manassas, VA  20111,(H) 703-361-6566; (C) 571-345-8527; Email orndoffe@gmvrs.org (Greater Manassas Auxiliary.) 

Click on the link below for more information:
AVAVRS Auxiliaries
AVAVRS Job Description Booklet
AVAVRS Bylaws revised 9/2018
AVAVRS SOP

Trula Peach Scholarship

AVAVRS ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICERS 2019-2020 rev 9/16/19
 
President
Fay Browning
7394 Ford Avenue
Mechanicsville, VA  23111
 
Vice President/Membership
Eddie Ann Orndoff
8004 Mace Circle
Manassas, VA  20111
 
Secretary
Maxine Kerns
514 East Pall Mall Street
Winchester, VA  22601
 
Treasurer/Finance
Nellie Sue Ritchie
5545 Brocks Gap Road
Broadway, VA  22815
 
Chaplain
Rhonda Thompson
9137 Portner Avenue
Manassas, VA  20110
 
Historian
Christy Jeffries
222 West Ridgeway Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422
 
Parliamentarian/Bylaws
Carolyn Brand
8354 Rustic Lane
Mechanicsville, VA  23116
 
Midwestern District VP
Garland Linkous
190 Colonial Drive
Christiansburg, VA  24073

 
Northeastern District VP
Kelley Snell
114 Nottoway Street, SE
Leesburg, VA  20175
 
Southcentral District VP
Bridgette Smoot 
1460 Ashbourne Drive
Lynchburg, VA  24501
 
Southeastern District
Stacey Frame 
12310 LaPrade Street
Chester, VA  23831
 
Southwestern District VP
Marcella Caudill
19273 Spoon Gap Road
Abingdon, VA  24211
 
Western District VP
Kathy Plummer
6371 Ivy Street
Waynesboro, VA  22980
 
Emergency Care Chair
Laura Booze
224 West Ridgeway Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422
 
Nominating Committee Chair
Fran Phillips
P. O. Box 1118
Midlothian, VA  23113
 
Life Membership Chair
Fern Puckett
4838 Jessees Mill Road
Cleveland, VA  24225

 
Convention Chair
Joan Smoot
1476 Ashbourne Drive
Lynchburg, VA  24501
 
Convention Co-Chair
Janis Slough
929 Sultana Drive
Little River, SC  29566
 
Roll Call Chair
Diane Haga
21 Trail Road
Bristol, VA  24201
 
Roll Call Co-Chair
Avil Graybeal
19361 Spoon Gap Road
Abingdon, VA  24211
 
Fundraising Chair
Tracey Frame
12310 LaPrade St.
Chester, VA 23831
 
Fundraising Co-Chair
Judy Frame
12310 LaPrade St.
Chester, VA 23831
 
Immediate Past President
Ailease Short 
898 Twin Ponds Road
Lawrenceville, VA  23868
 
Membership Committee Chair
Eddie Ann Orndoff
8004 Mace Circle
Manassas, VA  20111
 
Finance Committee Chair
Nellie Sue Ritchie
5545 Brocks Gap Road
Broadway, VA  23815
 
Emergency Care Committee
(Chair plus 6 District Emergency Care Representatives) 
Laura Booze (Chair)
224 Ridgeway Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
 
Midwestern
India Fizer
735 High Street, NE
Christiansburg, VA  24073
 
Northeastern
John Dimino
10001 Lauran Place
Nokesville, VA  20181
 
Southcentral
Mike Smoot
1476 Ashbourne Drive
Lynchburg, VA  24501
 
Southeastern
Shirley McPherson
5721 Ecoff  Avenue
Chester, VA  23831
 
Southwestern
Avil Graybeal
19361 Spoon Gap Road
Abingdon, VA  24211
 
Western
Debbie Rohr, Co-Chair 
1408 Hankey Mountain Highway
Churchville, VA  24421
 
Chris Jones, Co-Chair
280 Green Hill Road
Churchville, VA  24421
 
Life Membership Committee
(Chair plus 6 District Life Membership Representatives)
 
Fern Puckett (Chair)
4838 Jessees Mill Road
Cleveland, VA  24225
 
Midwestern
Ruth Swicegood
280 Riverview Street
Rocky Mount, VA  24151
 
Northeastern
Harry Householder
125 B Clubhouse Drive, SW #5
Leesburg, VA  20175
 
Southcentral
Vickie Arnold
2811 McVitty Road
Roanoke, VA  24018
 
Southeastern
Ailease Short
898 Twin Ponds Road
Lawrenceville, VA  23868
 
Southwestern
Diane Haga
23 Trail Road
Bristol, VA  24201
 
Western
Laura Booze
224 West Ridgeway Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422
 
Outstanding Service Award Committee
(Chair plus 6 District Historians)
 
Christy Jeffries (Chair)
222 West Ridgeway Street
Clifton Forge, VA  24422
 
Outstanding Service Award Comm 
Midwestern
Nancy Linkous
190 Colonial Drive
Christiansburg, VA  24073
 
Northeastern
Tasha Peach Nava
3 Clinton Ave.
Sterling, VA  20165
 
Southcentral
Bridgette Smoot
1460 Ashbourne Drive
Lynchburg, VA  24501
 
Southeastern
Stacey Frame
12310 LaPrade Street
Chester, VA  23831
 
Southwestern
Roger Lynthlin
 4139 Jessees Mill Road
Cleveland, VA 24225

 
Western
Nellie Sue Ritchie
5545 Brocks Gap Road
Broadway, VA  22815
 
Bylaws Committee
(Parliamentarian & 3 Members)
 
Carolyn Brand (Chair)
8354 Rustic Lane
Mechanicsville, VA  23116
 
Fran Phillips
P. O. Box 1118
Midlothian, VA  23113
 
Debbie Rohr
1408 Hankey Mountain Highway
Staunton, VA  24401
 
Carl Cherry
Post Office Box 5116
Midlothian, VA  23112

 
Finance Committee
(Treasurer, 1 Past President & 1 Past Treasurer)
 
Nellie Sue Ritchie , Chair
5545 Brocks Gap Road
Broadway, VA  22815
 
Elsie Butler
8336 Creekside Meadow Way
Mechanicsville, VA  23111
 
Dolores Hudson 
120 Potters Creek Road
Penhook, VA  24137
 
Nominating Committee  (Chair
plus 6 District Secretarys)
 
Fran Phillips, Chair
P. O. Box 1118
Midlothian, VA  23113
 
Midwestern District
Nancy  Linkous
190 Colonial Drive
Christiansburg, VA  24073
 
Northeastern District
Marie Householder
125 B Clubhouse Dr. SW # 5
Leesburg, VA 20175
 
Southcentral District
Carol France
3504 Woodview Dr.
High Point, NC 27260
 
Southeastern District
Gerri Kirkhum
12516 Winfree St.
Chester, VA 23831
 
Southwestern District
Fern Puckett 
4838 Jessees Mill Road
Cleveland, VA  24225
 
Western District
Berniece Payne
526 Dooms Crossing Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980
 
         

   
AVAVRS CALENDAR
  Events & Upcoming District Meetings Location: Date Time
    Midwestern District Giles November 16, 2019 6:00pm
      Christiansburg February 15, 2020 6:00pm
      TBA May 23, 2020 6:00pm
      Blacksburg Fire August 15, 2020 6:00pm
    Northeastern District Loudon November 2, 2019 12:30pm
      Colonial Beach March 14, 2020 12:30pm
      Greater Manassas July 11, 2020 12:30pm
    Southcentral District Bassett October 27, 2019 1:00pm
      Campbell County March 22, 2020 1:00pm
      Cave Spring July 26, 2020 1:00pm
    Southeastern District East Hanover November 17, 2019 1:00pm
      Forest View March 15, 2020 1:00pm
      Henrico July 19, 2020 1:00pm
    Southwestern District Lebanon October 19, 2019 5:00pm
      TBD January, 2020 5:00pm
      TBD April, 2020 5:00pm
      TBD July, 2020 5:00pm
    Western District Waynesboro November 3, 2019 1:00pm
        February, 2020 1:00pm
        June, 2020 1:00pm
           
           
           
           
           
           
 
 

 

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