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April 21, 2017
District 10 Spring Meeting will be held at the St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Center on Saturday April 29, 2017 in Turtle Lake, Wi. 54889. This will be sponsored by Amery VFW Post 7929. 08:00 – 09:00 hrs – Registration with Coffee & Donuts 09:00 – 12:00 hrs meeting (nominations and elections) Buffet $14.99 – includes 2 entrée: Roasted Pork Loin, or Chicken St. Croix (tender chicken breast topped with ham, bacon &swiss cheese), Baked Potato, Corn, salad bar, dessert bar, and dinner rolls. We need at least 50 people to eat and meeting room is free. Please RSVP to Eldon Sanders – cell: 612-419-5969, or email firstname.lastname@example.org there will be a Cootie Scratch We will also be having our spring election for 2017-2018 year. Please bring your nominations for all positions! If the comrade being nominated can not attend this meeting he must send a letter so stating that he will take the position and sign it to the District Commander. Please plan on your Post attending!! District Commander: Steve Rhodes – phone: 715-617-7406 MOTELS: Full – St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake, 777 U.S. Highway … Continue reading
Proceeds will go to help local Veterans through the Frank and Michael Baran VFW Post 5778 Continue reading
After years of trying to collect reenlistment bonuses from California National Guard members and mounting pressure from the VFW, Congress and other VSOs, the Department of Defense (DOD) suspended its collection efforts in October of 2016. VFW National Commander Brian Duffy said at the time that he “welcomes the defense secretary’s decision to suspend the collections efforts, but that the decision doesn’t go deep enough. A comprehensive program needs to be immediately created to help make these Guard members whole again. They signed and fulfilled a contract, and whether they were authorized to receive a bonus is the fault of a system, not of any recipient. Aside from stopping collection, the government should also restore those monies already collected.” Earlier this week, DOD Secretary Ash Carter ordered the repayment of those bonuses that had been collected. DOD is also tasked with exploring ways to assist those veterans who may have gone into debt or lost their homes because of the recoupment of their bonuses.
That’s why VFW members from across the nation will take the voice of all veterans to Capitol Hill February 26 – March 2, during our annual VFW Legislative Conference. Continue reading
2017 – 2018 Information for V.O.D. & programs Continue reading
DECEMBER-2016- NEWSLETTER Holiday Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, This is the time of year when we usher in the winter season, usher out the calendar year and celebrate Christmas. Celebrate we did, last Saturday, December 3rd was the Post Christmas party/dinner. It was well attended by over 80 guests. The food and beverages were very good and the joy of the season was everywhere. Thanks to Marilyn Volland for all her work in providing gifts for the guests and to all who contributed to the evening’s festivities. During the evenings activities the Post presented a check of $750. to VAVS representative John Ziegler. John is representative of the Volunteer Services at the Zablocki VA. Each year at Christmas time the VA gives John a list of names of extremely needy veterans families, John interviews them and gives them money for Christmas. The money comes from donations. This year an anonymous Veteran from our Post donated $1,000.00 to these families. The donation was made in honor of and in memory of Ralph Steffens, a Post member who … Continue reading