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2020 New Haven Kick for Nick Night Oct. 16

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (July 16, 2020)—While subject to COVID-19 guidance, the 2020 New Haven Kick for Nick Night (#KickForNick), an annual charity fundraiser honoring the soccer dream of a fallen Connecticut soldier by distributing soccer balls to underprivileged children worldwide, will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Trinity Bar & … Continue reading 2020 New Haven Kick for Nick Night Oct. 16

Defining a Thriving Veteran Community

Is your town “veteran friendly” or “veteran adverse?” Veterans are civic assets that can build strong communities for a vibrant society. Studies indicate that “veterans are volunteering, voting, and getting involved in their communities at rates higher than their non-veteran counterparts” and play a pivotal role in strengthening civic health (NCOC). That said, what does … Continue reading Defining a Thriving Veteran Community

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

VFW New Haven Recognized 5th Anniversary of Charter

NEW HAVEN, CONN. (June 11, 2020) — Despite the global pandemic, the comrades of VFW New Haven Post 12150 recognized the fifth anniversary of their formation at their monthly membership meeting during a Zoom video conference call. Chartered on June 11, 2015, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States New Haven Post 12150 … Continue reading VFW New Haven Recognized 5th Anniversary of Charter

2020 Memorial Day Sunday Wreath Laying (COVID-19)

NEW HAVEN, CONN. (May 24, 2020)–VFW New Haven Chaplain-Elect Eric Kropiwnicki offers the invocation during the downsized 2020 Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Great War Flagpole on New Haven Green. Members of the New Haven Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee were able to adhere to mandated social distancing and mask requirements during the … Continue reading 2020 Memorial Day Sunday Wreath Laying (COVID-19)

VFW National Chaplain Zoom

New and motivated VFW chaplains are invited to join VFW National Chaplain Jim Jenkins for an hour-long Zoom to learn more about their duties and obligations. Contact Comrade Commander Charles Pickett and VFWCT2 District Chaplain Eric Kropiwnicki (veterans AT vfwnewhaven.org) for meeting information or sign-up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/169985207779054/.