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Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s total membership of nearly 1.7 million at the weeklong convention. While there, our mission is to approve new national priorities to guide our organization as we lobbies Congress on issues important to the nation’s veterans, service members and their families. Convention delegates also elect new leadership, as well as recognize prominent individuals and organizations for their support of veterans and military personnel. Save the date for the 2018 national convention, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., July 21-25, 2018. The 118th VFW National Convention was held July 22 – July 26, in New Orleans.
Since 1949, VFW’s annual Legislative Conference has provided an opportunity for VFW leaders from each state to personally lobby their respective lawmakers and watch as VFW’s current Commander-in-Chief testifies on Capitol Hill before the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on behalf of veterans. Guest speakers are invited to address conference delegates, and since 1964 the VFW’s Congressional Award has been presented annually to one sitting member of the House or Senate for their significant legislative contributions on behalf of those who have worn the uniform. Also at the event, the winners of the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship contests are announced. Each national winner reads their winning essay before conference delegates and are presented with their winnings. The 2018 Legislative Conference is scheduled for March 4 – 7, 2018.
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GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 DECEMBER-2017- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. This is a busy time of year for everyone and the Post is no exception. First I am happy to report that I am not aware of any member hospitalized. Keeping with the good news we would like to welcome a new transfer member, Andy Gleason. Andy served in both the Air Force and Army. Andy was also present at our last Post meeting. Welcome. For those of you who were not able to attend our November meeting we hosted the three winners of the Voice of Democracy Essay contest and their families along with the six Honorable Mention participants and their families. We also had an award presentation to the winner of 2017 Creative Patriotic Art award contest. The Auxiliary sponsored Kayla Juds who submitted an outstanding oil painting that won first place in the VFW State competition and went on to National competition. The picture is on display at the Post for anyone interested in seeing … Continue reading
THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS AUXILIARY TO GREENDALE POST 10519 DECEMBER-2017- NEWSLETTER Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519 December has arrived in the blink of an eye. Our auxiliary year is leaning towards the half way mark, so much has been accomplished and always more to be done. Thank you for always jumping in when it comes to our Veterans and Families. November meeting was well attended, thank you for the support shown to the students of the Patriots Pen competition. It’s always an honor to have the students and their families in attendance. The social time spent with them is quite rewarding. Also in attendance was Kayla Juds and her family. Our auxiliary sponsored Kayla in the Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Kayla won first place in Department of Wisconsin which went on to the National Competition. We will sponsor her once again for the 2017-2018 contest. Kayla presented the VFW Post with her painting which is on display in the VFW display case in the main hall of the Post. Congratulation Kayla! Thanks … Continue reading
NOVEMBER -2017- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, I am happy to report that I have not been notified of any Post member hospitalized. I regrettably have no new members to report or transfers this month. The Milwaukee brewers organization had been contacted for dates for next year’s Poppy distribution. They have responded with two dates, August 7th and August 8th. They are not premium dates and they are mid week games. Not what we wanted but at least we have two dates, some Posts got turned down. More on this as we get near our Poppy season. On November 3rd the annual MILITARY AND VETERANS BALL was held at the Milwaukee Hilton. Post Jr. Vice commander Zach Mayo was involved in the preparation of the event. He invited as special guests two Post member, Bill Pekrul representing the World War II veterans and Harold Kuehnnel representing the Korean War veterans. Bill was accompanied by his daughter and Harold was accompanied by his wife Pauline. The feedback I got back was that it was an incredible … Continue reading
Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519 Fall has arrived and with that well wishes go out to Annette Kuligowski and Virginia Roche-Orlowski as they struggle with health related issues. Also to those we are unaware of. Deepest Sympathy to Sandy Kieck on the passing of her Mother, Mary Smith. I was informed AFTER our October meeting, the Greendale Library would have a display of Veterans Organizations in Greendale. Commander John and I worked together on a visual presentation with information on the purpose of our organization, accomplishments, membership and benefits. Two opportunities to honor our Veterans will take place Friday the 10th, 6:00 P.M. at Greendale Library. A presentation ” Quilts of Honor”. Post members, Bob Birmingham and Frank Jennik will be the recipients, both comrades are World War II Veterans. Saturday, the 11th, a short Veterans Day parade will step off at 9:00A.M. See the post newsletter for detailed information. Treasurer Julie Pipke was contacted by Associated Bank asking for a Veterans Display to be presented for the month of November. They also offered … Continue reading
GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 OCTOBER -2017- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, Another month has flown by, they go by fast. I am happy to report that I have not been notified of any Post member hospitalized. However we do have many members dealing with health issues at home, keep them in thoughts and prayers. I have no new members or transfer members to report this month. I ask that you continue to keep recruitment in mind. A strong membership nationwide is what gives the VFW the clout needed to keep our benefits funded. The numbers are important. The Milwaukee brewers organization has been contacted to request dates for next year’s Poppy distribution. They have responded that we will get dates for next year but as of this printing we don’t know which games. I will update you as soon as I get the information. The post Honor Guard and Auxiliary will be marching in the Veteran’s Day parade in downtown Milwaukee on November 4th. It is a great parade, think about attending to honor our … Continue reading
THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS AUXILIARY TO GREENDALE POST 10519 OCTOBER-2017- NEWSLETTER Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 105 Hope this newsletter finds everyone well and enjoying the gorgeous fall weather. Need to pinch myself to realize this is October. District 4 Sr. Vice President (also Department Chief of Staff) Kathy Dahl, joined us September 25th for our yearly auxiliary inspection. Of course we passed with flying colors thanks to all our members. Couldn’t get a good report without you. I was tickled to see so many members at the meeting. Thanks to the post members for setting up tables and chairs for social time. Such a joy to be able to spend time after the meeting with post and auxiliary members. All our donations have been made for 2017-2018 year. We also made a $200.00 donation to Hop-tel, which is located on the Zablocki VA Medical grounds. Hop-tel is a program that provides temporary overnight lodging to eligible Veterans for outpatient medical procedures. Requests do come in throughout the year, which we are ready to discuss … Continue reading