Johnson Phelps VFW Post #5220

9514 S 52nd Ave., Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453


Our Current Auxiliary Members

Auxiliary Meeting are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Auxiliary VFW was founded in 1914 to help veterans and their families. The organization has achieved its own unique identity while working side by side with the veterans who belong to the VFW. We are here to assist our veterans and be active in the communities where we live and work. The Auxiliary (as it's known today) is open to both men and women.

Promoting patriotism and helping veterans in need are just two of the many ways that the Auxiliary serves America’s communities.

Our Auxiliary hosts an annual Penny Social the 3rd. week of April and a Fall Craft and Vendor Fair in October. (See Events for full details).

Interested in becoming a member? Please contact Lisa Rivera at: Lr236@hotmail.com or (773) 987-7641.

  • President: Lisa Rivera
  • Sr. Vice President: Linda Krone
  • Jr. Vice President: Maureen Luemen
  • Secretary: Kathy Smertene
  • Treasurer: Lenore Goodfriend
  • Chaplain: Maggie Schneider
  • Conductress: Fran Pontrelli
  • Guard: Jean Marietta
  • 1 Year Trustee: Maureen Luemen
  • 2 Year Trustee: Fran Pontrelli
  • 3 Year Trustee: Jean Marietta
  • Patriotic Instructor: Donna McFadden
  • Historian: Gayle Bukowski
  • Flag Bearer: Gerri Maton
  • Banner Bearer: Gerri Maton
Above:  Auxiliary President: Lisa Rivera.
Below:  Auxiliary Group Photo

Poppy Days happen in May!

The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms.

100% of the funds raised go directly to help veteran's, military and their families.

Our chairpersons are Senior Vice President Linda Krone and Post Commander Tony Smertene.

Poppieees, Poppieees!

Congratulations to Gayle Bukowski 2nd place winner in the Decorative category for her poppy display! Good Luck at State!

Annual Auxiliary Craft & Vendor Show - 2023

Such a wonderful time was had by all at the show this year!  Thank you to all who participated and of course our wonderful shoppers.  You are so very appreciated!

Paint 'n Sip 2023

Everyone had a great time at this year's Paint 'n Sip party, and they all created some beautiful and unique flag paintings!

2021 Paint -n- Sip Party!

Once again members and friends of Johnson-Phelps Post #5220 gathered for some social time to create some beautiful paintings. All enjoyed sipping tasty beverages while they worked on their wonderful creations.

2020 Paint -n- Sip Party!

Led by instructor Linda Vorderer, members and friends of Johnson-Phelps Post #5220 gathered for some social time to create some beautiful paintings. All enjoyed sipping tasty beverages while they worked on their wonderful creations.