The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Student Veterans of America partnered to support student veterans and build relationships with local SVA chapters at institutions of higher learning. It’s a win-win for both groups and for student veterans. As the VFW SVA Liaison in Connecticut for four years, I see that most student veterans now … Continue reading SVA and Recruiting Student Veterans
By Charles M. Pickett As the VFW New Haven has grown, it has outgrown Gmail for our bulk emailing. We have been using MailChimp to send out the monthly newsletter and draft minutes to our members for over a year and a reminder meeting and event email. Here is how I send out the monthly … Continue reading Email Marketing Service and MailChimp
So what the heck is a #VetEvent and what is with the number sign? A #VetEvent is a public activity designed to foster social connections and develop camaraderie among veterans in a community. Any individual or group can organize, host, or sponsor a #VetEvent but the activity shouldn’t be for advertising purposes only. A #VetEvent … Continue reading Veteran Outreach and what is a #VetEvent
by Charles M. PickettPublic Relations A couple (ok, two) of people have asked why we don’t have a static Buddy Poppy display they can put on their counter? The Connecticut VFW department was good enough to donate Buddy Poppy Wreath Boards and I have a number of Buddy Poppy cans. However, I think I could … Continue reading Buddy Poppy Static Display Ideas
by Charles M. PickettPublic Relations The VFW New Haven is a tax-exempt organization who’s gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less. As an IRS 501(c)(19), we are required to file Form 990-N (or similar). If we don’t file a required return or notice for three consecutive years, our exempt status will be automatically revoked. It … Continue reading IRS Form 990-N (e-Postcard) = easy!
by Charles M. PickettPublic Relations VFW Nominations for the next year “open in March and remain open until the Post is ready to vote.” By-Laws (July 2016) Sec. 216-Elected and Appointed Officers; Chairmen and Committees. The officers of each Post will consist of a Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Quartermaster, Adjutant, Chaplain, Judge … Continue reading March Officer Nominations