ATLAS - Sandra M. Brenner, newly elected state department president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, will make her official visit to District 12 at 2:30 p.m. Sunday when she'll meet with the ladies auxiliary of the Atlas American Legion, Route 61. Prior to the meeting, there will be a lunch at the Pine Burr Inn in her honor.

Brenner, of Mount Wolf, was elected at the 88th department convention n Erie June 16. Her theme, "Sharing Our Time" speaks of her effort to promote communication and compassion for all veterans, their families and communities.

Brenner joined the ladies auxiliary of Susquehanna Post 2493 VFW in 1967 under the eligibility of her husband, John, a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. As the daughter of a World War II veteran who joined the VFW upon his return from England in 1945, Brenner grew up working for veterans.

Over the past 45 years, she has served in most all offices andcommittees on both the post and district levels. On the department level, she was elected guard at the convention in Philadelphia in 2007 and has worked her way through department chairs, culminating with her installation as president.

Also, she takes great pride in serving as an active life time member of St. John Lutheran Church, Mount Wolf, where she teaches Sunday school.

She and John have been married for 45 years. They have three children, John, Jane and Jeff, and are grandparents to six grandchildren.

Auxiliary members are urged to attend the luncheon and meeting.