District 14          
Veterans of Foreign Wars Texas
   
 

                         

 

District 14 Commander Monthly Comments

December 2021

 

Comrades,

Hope everyone’s Thanksgiving holiday was safe and enjoyable, and all had their fill of turkey and dressing.

It’s time to get back to the business of the VFW. I received an email from the State Adjacent concerning stat sheets. Items of his concern are incomplete requirements listed on the stat sheet. Please check your stat sheet and confirm the required items has been completed, especially up to date insurance.

Commanders there is no change in our focus. Our number one priority is to help veterans. Our second priority is Retention and Recruitment. The Membership goal is 100% PLUS members, convert three or more current annual members to life, and at least one member to Legacy life.

District membership goal is to convert twenty annual members to life, and six members to Legacy life. Commanders, Senior and Junior Vice Commanders, membership chairman and various members of the staff, should, by now contacted members on their list to review the purpose and benefits of the VFW. Not everyone is aware of, or they have forgotten the purpose and benefits provided by VFW. As you know, strength is in numbers and as the numbers of VFW members grow, so does veterans voice in Washington. Be proactive, call members, keep them informed of importing dates, and what the Post is doing.

A huge thanks to Comrade Kevin Williams of Post 9191 and his team for completing the 2021 Scholarships Project. Winners will join us on January 15 at the District Meeting to receive their awards. This meeting will be held at Post 9192, beginning at 10:00 A.M. Your presence is required so please mark your calendars now.

As the Christmas Season approaches, may each of the Posts convey a spirit of GIVING. Christ gave His son for those who believe, so remember the Veterans who gave so much of their lives so that America can be free!

Reminders:

 - December 7: Pearl Harbor

 - December 10: Deadline for Veterans Day VPR

 - December 31: Deadlines for Buddy Poppy Orders, MAP and National Home Donations, Submit 2020 Post IRS 990, 990EZ or 990N

Respectfully,

Reece Carter,

Commander

District 14

317-417-8794

r.carter1379@yahoo.com

“Responding to Your Need”