I'm Janet Swica, I joined in 2003 under my father John Gerling who served CO F 18th Inf Regt. in Germany. When my twin and i were young, Dad belonged to the Madison Hts Post VFW 9507, he let us help out doing functions they had. He was in a ritual team called the" Thunderbolts", he took us to Parades to watch. That's when i knew I wanted to get involved more. When I joined I was quickly voted Senior Vice and how great this was to serve along side my Dad who also became Senior Vice for the Post.
I married and had two boys, but knew I liked to help. I was gone for awhile, but left to raise a family. After the death of my dad and husband I transfered along with my Mother Shirley to VFW Village Stinson Post 9021 and there again was voted on as Senior Vice for a couple years and then moved to President for 6 years.
I held Chairmenships of Veterans of Family support and Legislator. 2018 was asked to hold a chairmanship at District level, it was Legislator for Nancy Gaglio. 2019 for Diane Stanley to be a Color Bearer. 2020 was Nominated and Voted in for Junior Vice for Aileen Adragna, were I had Membership Chairman. Moved up to Senior Vice for Don McNichol in 2021-2022. So glad to learn and grow the knowledge for this Organization. Thank you Voting me in this 2022-2023 year for 5th Distict President.
No Mission too Difficult-- No Sacrifice to Great ---Duty First!