VFW Adjutant Training on VFW Post Meeting Minutes | VFWCT2


What should VFW post adjutants put in VFW meeting minutes? By Charles M. Pickett Source material on page two of this long post. While a VFW quartermaster keeps the “books,” the adjutant keeps the “records.” One of the vital records of a deliberative assembly are meeting minutes. There are five things VFW adjutants should know … Continue reading VFW Adjutant Training on VFW Post Meeting Minutes | VFWCT2

UPDATED: VFW Post Meeting Cheat Sheet (20200220)


VFW New Haven Guidon | VFW All-American post

My by-the-book “cheat sheet” for VFW post meeting procedures and post elections. Content pulled from the latest podium edition with additional key phrases from Robert’s Rules, VFW training videos, and from attending National Conventions. Download and print the PDF. — Charlie Pickett OPENING POST CEREMONIES (no color guard)Italic=instructions; underline=action; [ bracket ]= additions The hour … Continue reading UPDATED: VFW Post Meeting Cheat Sheet (20200220)

Intrinsic Motivation for Membership Campaigning


By Charles M. Pickett Membership is the lifeblood of any organization. To continue to be strong and effective, veteran service organizations (VSOs) such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion consistently need to retain current comrades, reinstate expired members, and recruit new members. However, while all three facets of membership campaigning … Continue reading Intrinsic Motivation for Membership Campaigning

New Haven Veteran Census Data, U.S. Census Bureau


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018: American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates New Haven city, Connecticut Veterans: 3,039 (2018, survey) US Veteran population 18,611,432 7.5% NH Civilian population 18 years and over 100,853 NH Veteran population 3,039 3.0% Gulf War (9/2001 or later) veterans 558 18.4% Gulf War (8/1990 to 8/2001) veterans 458 15.1% Vietnam era veterans … Continue reading New Haven Veteran Census Data, U.S. Census Bureau

VFW All-State Connecticut Program Reports


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