UPDATE: Do to the COVID-19 global pandemic, all VFW activities have been canceled indefinitely (22 March 2020).
UPDATE: Do to the COVID-19 global pandemic, all VFW activities have been canceled indefinitely (22 March 2020). A free, fun, and flat 5.2 mile loop around the West River in New Haven, Connecticut with stops at six local war memorials. Open to all veterans and their friends. Meet on or before 0900 street-side of the … Continue reading CANCELED: West River War Memorial #VetHike
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)
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
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
Conquer the Giant #VetHike. Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 0900 at Sleeping Giant State Park. Meet in the parking lot for the 3.1 mile Observation Tower Trail hike. All veterans and friends welcome.