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
by Charles M. PickettPublic Relations VFWNewHaven.org looked dated. Built using legacy Adobe GoLive software, it made a good postcard site and had a good amount of content (photos, PDFs, events). It did the trick during the start-up phase but it was time to step it up. In this visual age, presentation is increasingly important in … Continue reading VFWNewHaven.org 2.0 and Internet Applications
UPDATE: The criteria for the VFW All-American Leadership Program has changed over the years but the motivation remains the same (20190210) by Charles M. PickettPublic Relations In the wake of founding our new post, the members of VFW New Haven have been busy learning their jobs and discovering the VFW traditions and rituals. However, it … Continue reading VFW All-American Leadership Program: What is a good post?
by Charles M. PickettPublic Relations As we sign up new members for the forming VFW New Haven post, I continue to learn about different facets of recruiting and validating service. Validating service includes looking at Defense Department form 214 (DD-214) to see if an applicant meets the membership criteria of the VFW. Validating service and … Continue reading Internal Revenue Code 501(c)19 and audits