District 14          
Veterans of Foreign Wars Texas



District 14 Commander Monthly Comments

October 2021



We had our first District 14 Meeting at Post 10377 for 2018-2019 year and it was a huge success. I would like to thank our Department Representative Marvin Lockhart for attending as the Deputy State Inspector of Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars for Commander Keith King.

I would like to express my gratitude to Post 10377 Commander John Burford and his staff for an outstanding job on hosting our District Meeting. He and his staff have set the standard for the District in hosting and conducting a Joint Meeting. Also, I would like to thank all the Post Commanders and Comrades for attending the meeting. 

We covered a lot of items during our business meeting and Good of the Order. Deputy State Inspector Marvin Lockhart expressed to you the importance of the Auxiliary. The (Status Sheet) is your Report Card for 2019-2020 Year. Each Post can make All-State this year. I will be calling each Post Commander from time to time to discuss opportunities on improving your stats. Commanders if at any time you need assistance, I am available to help you along with my staff.

During the Good of the Order we discussed a plan to assist you in your recruiting and retention. State Recruiting Chairman Carlo Davis explained a plan on recruiting at Fort Hood. You can call him at 808-729-7959. We have provided you the tools please use them.
Commanders check with the schools to ensure they’re participating in the Voice of Democracy, Patriotic Pen and Teacher of the Year so your Post is represented in the judging at District level and further.

Commanders it’s your responsibility to ensure that your VPR’s and any other correspondences are sent to Department and have been received and processed. This is the life blood of your Post and ensures that your staff is monitoring your stats and assisting you in completing all tasks.

Our next District Meeting will be January 18, 2020 at Post 1820 in Temple, Texas. I am looking forward to seeing all of you there. Registration begins at 09:00 A.M. and the Joint Meeting begins at 10:00 A.M.

To our Comrades and many dedicated members of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Auxiliary, again Thank you for all you do.

Finally, Commanders, please review your Status Report each Wednesday afternoon, Department of Texas will post these updates on each Post stats on their website (texasvfw.org). 

Yours in Camaraderie,
 Anson Lee Booker
Anson L. Booker
District 14
“Riding The Rails Serving Our Veterans”