2014 Howard E. Vanadr Clute, Jr. Memorial Motorcycle Ride information

Attached you will find information pertaining to the 2014 Howard E. Vander Clute, Jr. Memorial Motorcycle Ride. This year’s final stop is St. Louis, Missouri, the site of the 115th National Convention for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. I’ve attached the Ride Flyer, the Rider Sign-up Form and the Sponsorship Form. We are still finalizing the details with the ride that include the rallying location and the Saturday, July 19th check presentation site. I hope to have these nailed down in the upcoming weeks. For the Department Adjutant/Quartermasters please distribute to appropriate contacts within your Department.  

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70th Anniversary of D-Day Information

The U.S. Embassy to France has been advised that the French Government is offering local support to D-Day veterans who are planning to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of Operation Overlord on June 6, 2014, in Normandy, France. The French government will provide one veteran and a guest with roundtrip transportation from Paris to Normandy, and lodging, meals and transportation while in Normandy. Travel to Paris is the responsibility of each veteran and guest. The Embassy has asked Paris-based VFW Benjamin Franklin Post 605 to assist with collecting the names of VFW and other D-Day veterans planning to attend. Please send the following information by e-mail to Chuck Steiner at VFW Post 605 at cjsteiner@aol.com: 1. Full name of veteran 2. Home address to receive invitation (home and cell phones and e-mail, too) 3. Are you a D-Day veteran, Normandy campaign, or WWII veteran? 4. Age 5. Escort or guest’s name (if there are more than one, so indicate) 6. Any special needs (e.g., wheelchair)? 7. Dates of planned attendance (arrival to and departure from France) If unable to send … Continue reading

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Home Depot Community Impact Grants

The Home Depot (HD) has just opened their Community Impact Grants cycle which will be in effect until August 15, 2014. There will likely be 2-3 rounds for submission during that time frame. VFW Posts can receive up to $5,000 to fix up their Post building! Although of course there are no guarantees (so please be mindful of that) I encourage all Posts to apply ASAP if you desire to remodel your building. To begin the process, click on the following link: http://homedepotfoundation.org/page/applying-for-a-grant YOU WILL COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION DIRECTLY VIA THE INTERNET ONLY (no telephone calls to HD, emails or written submissions will be accepted nor will you be able to turn this application in at your local HD store). PLEASE OPEN AND CAREFULLY READ THE PDF ATTACHMENT TO THIS EMAIL AS IT WILL WALK YOU STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH THE PROCESS. I have tried to make the instructions as simple as possible using actual computer screen shots. Any deviation from this guide will most likely result in not being able to submit the application. ALSO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE TAX … Continue reading

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District 10 Spring Meeting Saturday May 3, 2014

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Limited Ticket $30,000 Vehicle Raffle Is Underway!

Since our recent State VFW Midwinter Conference, raffle tickets have been distributed to participating Wisconsin VFW Posts as we set out to secure additional funding for our State Veterans Service Office and other supporting projects serving Wisconsin Veterans. If your Post does not have tickets to sell, please contact your District Commander. Ticket sales are limited to 30,000 only, so the odds are very good for participants. In addition to a $30,000 top prize which may be used toward a vehicle of your choice from one of Wisconsin’s largest auto dealerships, Bergstrom Automotive, there are also other cash prizes to be awarded as well. If you are a friend of Veterans, please contact your nearby VFW Post and ask for a ticket. The $10 ticket price is a small enough risk but adds up fast to make a big difference in our ability to take care of all Wisconsin Veterans! Thank you for your support! Can’t find a local Post selling these great tickets? Contact our State Headquarters Office for help! (608) 221-5276

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Limited Ticket $30,000 Vehicle Raffle Is Underway!

Since our recent State VFW Midwinter Conference, raffle tickets have been distributed to participating Wisconsin VFW Posts as we set out to secure additional funding for our State Veterans Service Office and other supporting projects serving Wisconsin Veterans. If your Post does not have tickets to sell, please contact your District Commander. Ticket sales are limited to 30,000 only, so the odds are very good for participants. In addition to a $30,000 top prize which may be used toward a vehicle of your choice from one of Wisconsin’s largest auto dealerships, Bergstrom Automotive, there are also other cash prizes to be awarded as well. If you are a friend of Veterans, please contact your nearby VFW Post and ask for a ticket. The $10 ticket price is a small enough risk but adds up fast to make a big difference in our ability to take care of all Wisconsin Veterans! Thank you for your support! Can’t find a local Post selling these great tickets? Contact our State Headquarters Office for help! (608) 221-5276

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Vehicle Raffle!

VFW Department of Wisconsin $30,000 Limited Raffle, Grand Prize $30,000 towards a U.S. made vehicle of your choice at any Bergstrom dealership in Wisconsin 2nd Prize – $2,500 3rd Prize – $1,000 4th & 5th Prizes – $500 Ticket cost $10.   Available at the Hangar Lounge in Wausau and from VFW Posts in the 7th District. Need not be present to win. Proceeds help support the VFW Service Office.

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