The Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary was formed in October 1970 with eleven members. These eleven members are our Charter Members.
Trula Peach, Joyce Caviness, Rose Fiske, Bertha Moxley, Vickie Leigh, Sharline Thomas, Joan Mulligan, Miriam Meyer, Bert York, and Joan Coburn.
The auxiliary joined the Women’s Association for the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (WAVAVRS) in 1971. Which is now called the Auxiliary to the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (AVAVRS).
Originally the membership consisted solely of the wives of Loudoun Rescue squadsman. They supported the squad from two stations, Leesburg and Hamilton. In 1977 auxiliary members started to run calls with the squad. Members running calls included Trula Peach Joyce Caviness, Miriam Meyer and Joan Mulligan. In 1980 Hamilton started its own squad so the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad service area changed to only include the Leesburg area. Membership in the auxiliary was changed to include anyone interested.
This change necessitated changing the name of the auxiliary to Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Auxiliary (LCVRSA).
Early fund raising projects included bake sales, rummage sales, selling refreshments at ball games, auctions, concerts etc. As the years progressed the type of fund raising projects changed. Fund raisers evolved into bakeless bake sales, pancake breakfasts, selling calendars, chicken barbecues, and portrait projects.
In 1983 we welcomed our first male member – Harry Householder. In 2008 we welcomed our first male Junior member – Daniel Smallwood, who also happens to be a 3rd generation member and grandson of charter member Trula Peach.
Awards: The auxiliary won the state Vi We Mar Nic Award for promotion of safety 1972-73 and 1974. The Emergency Care Team won 2nd place in the state 1996 and 1st place in the state in 1997 and 2013
The Auxiliary won the AVAVRS Auxiliary of the Year in 1998, 2010 and 2013. The Auxiliary won the Emergency Care Trophy in 2010.
Our auxiliary had four members receive top honors for the state AVAVRS. The AVAVRS Outstanding Service Award was presented to Trula Peach in 1995, Marie Householder in 1996, Kitty Campbell in 2002, and Harry Householder in 2010. AVAVRS Life Membership was presented to Marie Householder in 1994, Trula Peach in 1997, Kitty Campbell in 2008, and Harry Householder in 2010.
Our members play very active roles as state and district officers over the years. Those that are currently holding State AVAVRS & Northeastern District Offices are:
Harry Householder – AVAVRS Vice President
Kitty Campbell – Northeastern District Chaplain
Debbie Smallwood – Northeastern District VP
Tasha Peach — Northeastern District Historian
Life members of the LCVRS Auxiliary:
Trula Peach (deceased)
Joyce Caviness (deceased)
Currently the Auxiliary has 24 members.