District 14 Commander Monthly Comments
First item of business is to give "A BIG Thank You" to our Posts for helping our District Past Commander Loy Dean Gardner II in obtaining a 109% in Membership for 2018-2019 Year and for the District being number 1 in Division 2 in the Nation for the first time.
Now as your new Commander for 2019-2020 I am excited about this coming year. We will start off with Officers Training in Austin on July 11th through July 14th, then our National Convention in Orlando, Florida starting on July 20th through 24th. Then we have our District Officer Training on August 17, 2019 at VFW Post 3892 staring at 10:00 a.m. I am hoping for all Post Officers to attend the training. So, come have fun as we train together for a better District.
Well it's that time to remember our Independence Day across our "GREAT" nation and time to get involved with our Post, City and State activities. Let's not forget our Veterans and their families at our local VA Hospitals and in harm's way. All across this State there be parades and fire work shows so let's be save and have fun with our families this Fourth of July and remember "Happy 243rd Birthday America"! Also, let us remember our Armed Forces that made it happen. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The 99th VFW State Convention in Houston was outstanding. A Texas sized thanks to all the Post Commanders and Comrades across the District that made it to the Convention this year. It was an amazing achievement to have 10 out 11 Posts to receive ALL-State honors, this show the dedication, teamwork and leadership we have as a District.
We have set up a webpage of information for each Commanders, Quartermaster, Adjutants and Comrades across the District to assist them with all their requirements that Department has given us for 2019-2020 Year. Go down the left side of Main Menu until you see Commander SOP & Training Information for Post Level then click on it. This should assist you in all your requirements from Department, District and Post level. Click here to view the webpage.
I will need your commitment as we start off the New VFW 2019-2020 Year especially in areas of membership and retention. We have had great success in our recruitment in the past years and support within our community.
District 14 is the standard throughout the State because of our Posts hard work and efforts to support the goals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Yours in Camaraderie,
"Riding The Rails Serving Our Veterans"