Please find the attached National HQ Bulletin, General Order and VFW Calendar for September.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, September 18th at 8:00pm
Membership is a big theme as always, but the GO this month is heavy on procedures, particularly financial and tax procedures.
As you can see by the length of the bulletin, the VFW sponsors an incredible number of charitable programs and community engagement efforts. If you have any interest in seeing our Post take a more active role in any of them, or you know someone how may be eligible and worthy of an award, I encourage you to lead the way.
More information is available on:
Patriot’s Pen “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans” Patriotic Essay Writing Contest with a $5,000 grand prize open to 6th – 8th grade students. Student Entry deadline is November 1, 2014.
Voice of Democracy, “Why Veterans Are Important To Our Nation’s History and Future.” Patriotic Audio Essay Competition with a $30,000 grand prize open to 9th – 12th grade students. Entry deadline November 1, 2014
Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Nominations are due November 1, 2014
Emergency Services Gold Medal and Citation Award, Nominations are due November 30, 2014 for each of the following
- Emergency Medical Technician Award
- Firefighter Award
- John Radko Award for Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer
Public Servant National Award, Nominations due January 1, 2015
Scout of the Year, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are eligible. Entries due to post by March 1, 2015
Recognition Medals for Civil Air Patrol, Naval Sea Cadets, Junior ROTC and ROTC Cadets and Midshipmen are available.
37th Annual Veteran’s March for Diabetes, 100 Miles Erie to Pittsburgh. October 10 -12, 2014. Post #2754 is seeking donations.
Testimonial to Honor Commander Gary Smith, November 21-22, 2014. Event in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Reservation deadline is October 27, 2014. Business and patron advertisements in the commemorative program book are available, deadline October 12, 2014.
Buddy Poppy Sales are ongoing
VFW Mentoring and Survival Program to mentor other veterans to become active, committed VFW members – looking for volunteers
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