Jodie Hollinger joined VFW Auxiliary 5956 in 2009 under the eligibility of her father, Wayne Bretz, a Vietnam veteran, and became a life member the following year. In 2012 she became a Life Member of the VFW National Home.
Jodie is currently Department Secretary-Treasurer for the Department of Pennsylvania, a position that she has held for 5 years. With Jodie’s Associate’s Degree in Accounting, she has streamlined Department Headquarters by encouraging, mentoring, and teaching members to use assorted technology.
She has served as Sr. and Jr. Vice President at both Auxiliary and District levels. While serving as Auxiliary Youth Activities Chairman for seven years she was able to involve youth in packing cookies for troops and making cards for deployed service members.
Jodie served as the 2020-2021 VFW Auxiliary National Youth Activities Ambassador and implemented the Get Excited for the Red, White, and Blue singing contest. Her passion for youth-led to thousands of books being donated to local libraries and schools this year by the VFW Auxiliaries across the country.
Jodie and her husband Keith have two children who are life members of the VFW Auxiliary and the VFW National Home.