Are you a new VFW District commander? Did you realize the Order of Business is different from a Post? It was news to me too (MOP 112). Below is a meeting step-by-step for commanders based on the 2019 VFW Podium Edition with the Manual of Procedure and Ritual. It has been slightly modified because our … Continue reading VFW Order of Business-Districts (2019)
Ideas for Getting Completions for Connecticut’s All-State Post Commanders Contest by Charles M. PickettPublic Relations The Department of Connecticut Veterans of Foreign Wars All-State Post Commanders Contest recognizes achievement in community activities, membership, and competency in post administration. While reaching 100% in membership during the fiscal year is straightforward, understanding how to receive a “complete” … Continue reading VFW All-State Connecticut Program Reports
Created by the Veterans Coalition in Middletown, the One Sheet Read provides a lot of information for Connecticut National Guard members and military veterans. Thanks Service Officer Gabe!
by Charles M. PickettPublic Relations As the veteran population in the United States continues to decline, veteran service organizations really have to rethink their role and stature in America. I have been thinking about the concept of “responsible downsizing” in relation to the VFW and the American Legion. There are about to be a WHOLE lot less … Continue reading Responsible Downsizing and Vietnam Veteran Life Expectancy
OPENING POST CEREMONIES The hour of opening having arrived, the Officer of the Day displays the Flag of the United States and Bible on the altar, leaving the Bible closed, after which the Commander takes station and gives one rap for attention. Commander: (One gavel rap) “The officers will take their respective stations. All persons … Continue reading UPDATED: VFW Post Regular Meeting: Step-By-Step (20180423)
UPDATE: 20190201 This by-law proposal M-13 was not accepted after the staff recommended rejection at the 2017 national convention; however, it went to a standing vote. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOwtBVJGtQQ). Subsequently, the VFWStore.org offered Charter Member pins instead of the proposed tabs. by Charles M. PickettPublic Relations A couple of the members went to purchase their VFW Uniform … Continue reading UPDATE THE VFW UNIFORM CAP: Proposed Amendment to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Manual of Procedure and Ritual