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Contact the Supreme MOC
Auxiliary Chaplain

Dawn VanTassell


U. S. Department of Veterans Affair’s Veteran Crisis Line.

This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The phone number is:

1-800-273-8255 Option 1

The service also offers confidential chat for veterans and their family members in need at:

Our Favorite Slogans:

"Keep 'em Smilin' in
Beds of White"

"Closer than a Brother,
Busier than a Bee"

"Increase and Multiply"

Our Motto:

"Honor, Loyalty,
Perseverance and Industry"

"The Honor Degree
of the VFW"


Message from Supreme MOC Auxiliary Chaplain

Greetings Brothers & Sisters,

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the newly elected Chaplains on all levels for the ensuing year.  The office of Chaplain is where the reflection of love and caring begins.  We, as Chaplains, have the ability to lift peoples’ spirits and put smiles on their faces.  I know personally how great “Cootie Hugs” feel.  When your “Cootie Hugs” arrived in my mailbox on two separate occasions, they brought me courage amidst worry and comfort when sadness was overwhelming. 
As Chaplains, we are responsible for making sure our members and veterans are given “Cootie Hugs” in their time of need. We can hand out “Cootie Hugs” in many ways, but the most important thing is handing them out! 

Never underestimate the power of a kind word!
The act of spreading “Cootie Hugs” and smiles is our priority as Chaplains, but we should take the time to report how we spread those “Cootie Hugs”!  Reporting is essential!  I am asking you to please be sure to send your reports monthly.  If your auxiliary has a month where no “Cootie Hugs” are sent, I ask that you still submit a report reflecting that.

Monthly Reporting

Year End Reporting

Something New for this Year!

The Facebook Group and meetings are optional!  I hope you consider joining me so I can get to know you!
In closing, may the Lord bless you and keep you and help us further our mission to support our Veterans. May He grant us peace as we strive to leave the world a little better than we found it, and may He watch over all of you as we do what Cooties do best and “Keep ‘em Smilin’ in Beds of White”.

Yours in Comradeship,

Dawn VanTassell
Supreme Auxiliary Chaplain


Illnesses (Needing Cootie Hugs)

  • Don Kaylor
942 Taylor Creek Dr
Copperas Cove, TX 76522-3351
Don had heart surgery and is recovering.
  • Ruth Chevalier
384 Masontown Rd
Newport, NC 28570
Ruth is ill.
  • Goodie Wolf
101 Windcharm Ct
Morehead City, NC 28557
Acquired a "bug."
  • Barbara Womack
494 Crestmont Lane
Canton, GA 30114
Had surgery.
  • Wally Wells
112 Patawba Lane
Spring Lake, NC 28390
  • Janet Bouchard
28849 Melvin
Roseville MI 48066
Fell and had to have stitches.
  • Diana Ward
11463 Skyline Drive
Fenton, MI 48430-8823
Heart & Infection


Deaths (Needing Sympathy Cootie Hugs)

  • Allan Perkins (Past Supreme Chaplain)
    Lost one of his brothers yesterday after a long illness.
    Send cards to 
    Allan Perkins
    4715 Cashel Castle Dr
    Houston, TX 77069