Homeless Veterans Chairman
If you are a veteran needing assistance, please click here to visit our resource page.
The $10,000 Raffle is in full-swing! Ask your local Post about obtaining a ticket!
It’s never too early to achieve 100%! Now is the time to begin reaching out to your members and encouraging them to convert to Life Membership, Life Legacy Membership, or to simply renew their annual.
Youth Activities Chairman
All Scout entry forms must be to the POST for judging by March 1st
All Post winners advancing to the next level of judging must have their completed packets to the DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN by April 1st.
Completed packets should be mailed to the following:
Attn: Chairman Kevin Hassin
500 E Park Ave
Wasilla, AK 99654
Patriot’s Pen Chairman
2018-2019 Theme: “Why I Honor the American Flag”
Voice of Democracy Chairman
2018-2019 Theme: “Why My Vote Matters”
Teacher of the Year Chairman
We are proud to announce that our high school (9-12) Department Teacher of the Year nominee is now the recipient of the
9-12 National Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award!
Congratulations to Michael Rauenhorst, sponsored by Weldon M. Rucker Post 10029 in North Pole. Michael will receive $1,000 for professional development expenses, $1,000 for his school, two award plaques (one for himself, one for the school to proudly display), and an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the VFW conference and receive his award.
The VFW Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
— William Arthur Ward
Buddy Poppy Chairman
We’re just shy of last years goal for Buddy Poppy orders! Don’t forget to order your poppies, today!
The VFW Buddy Poppy program is one of the most visible symbols of our organization and proceeds from distribution are used for veteran’s welfare or for the well being of their needy dependents and the orphans of veterans. If your Post has an excess of poppies in their posession but would still like to participate, contact headquarters for some ordering ideas.
Please use this form when ordering.
Timely reporting of community activities is crucial to the development of the VFW. Posts should report monthly to the Department Headquarters using this form.
It is of the utmost importance that VFW Posts report their volunteer hours and especially their donations accurately. A Post that inflates the amounts of money they donate, intentionally or otherwise, may place their non-profit status in jeopardy.
HOURS: When the Post reports to the Department, they should list the hours of community service performed by the Post, affiliated Cootie Scratch, Auxiliary, Men’s Auxiliary, Sons of the VFW and Junior Girls for that reporting period. Only volunteer service hours benefiting the community are to be reported. Volunteer hours committed to projects and activities benefiting the Post and its affiliated units listed above cannot be reported.
MONEY: The money that should be reported are the dollars donated or expended by the members in performance of the community service hours reported, plus $0.14 per mile for each mile driven by the volunteers.
DO NOT REPORT: The value of the hours worked is a calculation made on the national level only. Posts and Departments should never report any figures derived from the value of hours worked.
Veterans and Military Support
Complete this form and return to Chairman J.R. Hackett at the end of each month
Chairman Hackett emails each Post towards the end of the month. You can simply hit “reply” and answer the questions in his email, complete the form provided, or call HQ to provide your answers. It’s important to accurately account for all of the good you’re doing in your community! Please be sure to reach out to Chairman Hackett or Headquarters if you require assistance in completing this each month.