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UPDATED: VFW Post Meeting Cheat Sheet (20200220)

My “cheat sheet” for running VFW regular post meetings by the book. 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)

Torrellas Awarded 2019 VFW All-State Honors

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Feb. 13, 2020) — Derek Torrellas, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States New Haven Post 12150, was recently awarded the Department of Connecticut’s top leadership award. The VFW Connecticut All-State Post Commanders award was presented by Past Department of Connecticut Commander Robert Bailey at the VFW New … Continue reading Torrellas Awarded 2019 VFW All-State Honors

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