District 14 Commander Monthly Comments
Hope everyone has been doing well with this changing Texas weather. I would like to express my thanks to all Posts for working on their mandatory requirements. We still have some areas that need more work such as second quarter audit, membership, IRS990, and MAP. There are still some outstanding VPRs. The District has one post over 100%, I know the other posts can also reach this goal. Check the requirements for All State and All American.
I would like to see all posts achieve All-State and All-American status. As I said last month, our number one priority to veterans is to insure their well-being. If you know of a veteran in distress, please act. The second priority is recruitment and retentions. The goal for each post is 100% + 1, to convert three or more annual members to LIFE membership, and at least one to LEGACY. A larger membership radiates a louder voice in Washington.
Commanders and staff, to achieve post goals you must be proactive, must contact unpaid members and potentially new members to explain the many benefits of the VFW. Motivate all your members to do this on a regular basis. Plan your membership drives ahead of time. District is there to help in whatever posts need. One drive is never enough. The membership chairman, with the aid of members, can set up more than one recruiting station. There is still time to achieve the goal of 100% + 1.
State Commander Macey’s Homecoming: The State Commander’s Homecoming will be held in Porter, Texas, on March 24-26, 2022. Click on link: https://www.texasvfw.org/2022-state-commander-s-homecoming. Registration is now open with registration fee of $40.00 per person. Deadline to register is March 15, 2022. Golf Tournament form is also available.
State Commander Macey would like to remind all posts about the Membership Grant Program. We must incentivize Posts to sign up New and Reinstated members! For members signed up since January 1st, your Post will receive the amounts noted below:
• New Annual Member $20.00
• Reinstated Annual Member $10.00
• New/Reinstated Member, Life Installment $20.00
• New/Reinstated Member, Life (full) $30.00 Commanders check your stat sheet. I am sure there are requirements you have completed that have not been logged on the stat sheet. If you have not completed the requirements, it is time to get started.
VPRs are due at Texas VFW
• March 16 – Sinking of the USS Maine
• March 24 – Start of Kosovo Campaign
• March 29 – Operation Desert Storm
• March 31 – End of Operation Restore Hope Somalia
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