August Newsletter VFW Post 5791

Greetings Comrades!

September’s meeting is September 10 at 7:30. All members are asked to bring to the meeting a donation for the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans. Socks, toiletries, back backs, blankets, tarps, towels and washcloths, men’s and women’s jackets are needed. If you cannot make the meeting, there is a box in the Canteen where you can leave donations.

At the VFW National Convention, the Post received the National Community Service Award for 2017. We were also honored by the VFW National Home for Children as a Gold Donor. All of our awards as well as those received by the Auxiliary are on the wall in the Canteen, and a large National Community Service Award sign is hung on the fence outside the Post entrance.

The importance of reporting your service hours cannot be stressed enough. Our First Place Award for Community Service at the State Convention and our National Community Service Award are the result of reporting your many hours of selfless service to our community. Keep it up and be sure to report those hours! If you have questions on what to report or how to report, please let me know. I’ll be sending an email with the VFW reporting guidelines before the next meeting.

As I noted in last month’s newsletter, September will be recruiting month at Post 5791. Any suggestions on what YOU think will increase membership will be seriously considered. Have those suggestions ready to share at the September 10 meeting.

September will be busy. At the September meeting, we will discuss: the Stand Down, for homeless Veterans on 9/28; planning for possible viewing parties for Army/Navy (12/8), and Army/Air Force (11/3) football games; an Honor Flight leaving out of Manchester Airport on 9/23; a Meat Raffle on 9/21 to benefit the Department Commander’s Special Project, the New Hampshire Veteran’s Cemetery; celebration with the Alvirne JROTC Cadets of the Air Force’s birthday, 9/18; and planning for Veteran’s Day and the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI.

I will be looking for members to volunteer to start planning some of these activities, so be ready to do what you were told never to do – volunteer!

Christina Madden