District 14          
Veterans of Foreign Wars Texas



District 14 Commander Monthly Comments

April 1, 2019


Remember, as we start this month, we still have some work to do. We have six Posts that could make All-American and they should follow-up on their donation to the National Military Assistant Program (MAP). They are Posts 3393, 6974, 8539, 8577, 9192 & 10376. You can go to the VFW National website and click on the Tap “MemStats Report” – click on it, next click on “All-American Dashboard” or Click Here to check your status. A few Posts still need to work on their memberships. Also, remember if you’re a Post that is line to make "All-State" you will have to turn in an "ALL-STATE" Entry Form no later than May 5, 2019 and you can sent it to wayne@texasvfw.org (Wayne Cooley). The form is on page 6 of the Texas VFW Membership & All-State Program 2018-2019 - Click to download.

This is our last District Meeting for 2018-2019 and it will be held in Marble Falls at Post 10376 on April 26-27, 2019. It will be our District Convention, on Friday night April 26, 2019 we will have our Award Banquet starting at 6:00 P.M. with a hospitality hour and the Awards Banquet at 7:00 P.M. The dress code will be casual. We will be awarding our Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Teacher of Year Pre-K, Middle School and High School Winners. Then we will have Auxiliary President (Delores Miller) present her awards and then District Commander will present his awards.

Saturday we will have our Joint Meeting on April 27, 2019 and our dress code will be Blue & Gray starting at 10:00 A.M. We will be conducting our Annual Memorial Service during this meeting. Lunch at noon and following lunch we will have our separate meeting at 1:00 P.M. The Department Veterans of Foreign Wars Representative will be Junior Vice Commander Richard “Dick” Shawver, a Bronze Legacy Life Member of Nacogdoches Memorial VFW Post 3893 in Nacogdoches, Texas.

We will have our nomination and election of new officers for 2019-2020 in accordance with National By-Laws Sections 416 & 417. We will be electing a District Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Quartermaster, Chaplain, Judge Advocate, Surgeon and 3 Year Trustees Each Post will be voting by delegates vote Section 222 of the National By-Laws. Your delegates are determined by one for every 30 members in accordance Section 222 paragraph a. You can divide your total goal members by 30 to determine your votes. Example – 30 : 100 = 3 votes.

Commanders remember it’s your responsibility to ensure that all correspondences are sent to Department and that they have been received and processed.

To the Comrades and many dedicated members of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW Auxiliary across this District, again I “THANK” each one of you for all you do for our Veterans.

Yours in Camaraderie,

Loy Dean Gardner II

Loy Dean Gardner II

District 14


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