District Meeting

We’ve revised our meeting this year from the last two years. VFW and the Auxiliary will be having lunch at noon with the District meetings starting at
1:00PM. At 2PM we will receive the students and teachers and begin the awards ceremony at that time. Following the awards ceremony we will provide cake and ice cream to the attendees of the meeting. We would like to see as many VFW and Auxiliary members as possible to show our support for the students and the teachers.

Raffle Tickets

Make sure you return your unused tickets, stubs, and a check to District no later than the Commanders’ only meeting on January 23rd. When your tickets were issued to you, you were given an Excel worksheet to assist you in reconciling your tickets. Realistically, you need to collect everything at your meeting in January and make sure everything is ac- counted for and tied up in a nice neat package. If you need additional tickets let Don Wischmann know and he will get you as many as you need.

Ladies Auxiliary Seeking Members

We are conducting our annual membership drive for eligible Ladies to join the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Membership in the Ladies Auxiliary is limited to wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers who have performed the duties of parent, grand- mothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen and for whom the duties of parent were performed), sisters, half-sisters, foster and stepsis- ters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen)
of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must be citizens of the United States, or United States Nationals, and not less than sixteen years old.

If you are eligible for membership, we would certainly like to have you join our organization. To establish eligibility, we need a copy of the Veteran’s service discharge or separation certification (DD-214) or other papers such as travel orders, pay, etc. Women eligible of membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States shall be eligible for dual membership in the Ladies Auxiliary.

For further information, contact 425-337-1559 and ask for information on the Ladies Auxiliary. If no one answers, be sure to leave your telephone number and name so we can respond to your call.

Has Your Post Considered Becoming a Commemorative Partner of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

What does that mean? It means that as a Post, you have committed to hold two functions each year in 2015-17 to recognize, thank and honor our Vietnam Veterans and their families. In return, the Department of De- fense will provide you with a Commemoration flag and seal which can be used in any event you hold. For instance, the Edmonds Cemetery board will be recognizing Vietnam veterans at next Memorial Day’s ceremony. That would be one of the two events required to be conducted.

50th Anniversary Vietnam WarThe flag you will receive, should you decide to become a Commemorative Member, was designed specifically to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam war. To be more specific, the United States of America Vietnam
War Commemoration is the official title given to the Department of Defense program in the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. The traditional use of the color gold to signify a 50th Anniversary was chosen for the phrase “50th Anniversary” and symbolizes the specific mission of the Department of Defense program as outlined in the Congressional language “to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.” A representation of the Vietnam Service Medal rests below the
inner rings. The red, white, and blue inner rings represent the flag of the United States of America and recognize all Americans, both military and civilian, who served or contributed to the Vietnam War effort . The outer black ring serves as a reminder of those who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War. The black ring surrounds the red, white, and blue rings to call attention to their sacrifices, the sacrifices of their families, and the defense of our nation’s freedom. Within the blue ring are the words “Service, Valor and Sacrifice”; virtues demonstrated by our veterans during the Vietnam War. The gold-rimmed white star located between the words “Service” and “Valor” represents hope for the families of those veterans for which there has not been a full accounting. The blue-rimmed gold star located be-
tween the words “Valor” and “Sacrifice” represents the families of those veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the war. The blue star at the bottom of the inner blue ring represents the families of all veterans and symbolizes their support from home. At the bottom of the inner blue ring are six white stars, three on each side of the blue star. These six white stars symbolize the contributions and sacrifices made by the Unit- ed States and its Allies, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea, and Thailand. The center circle contains a map of Vietnam in black outline relief, signifying both the country and the Vietnamese veterans who stood with our veterans. The subdued outlines of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and surrounding waters represent the area of operation where U.S. Armed Forces served. The green laurel wreath signifies honor for all who served. The phrase “A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You” is the personal message to each veteran, civilian, family member, and all who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War. The
seal’s blue background is the same color as the canton in the United States Flag.

Becoming a member is relatively simple. Go to http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/commemorative_partners/
and fill out the appropriate paperwork. To date, Post 2100 and Post 8870 are members.

Tally Reports

Post
921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
Bylaws See individual post page
Articles 11/4/13 X X X X X X X
990′s 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 13
Audit Jun 7/30 7/7 7/8 10/14 8/18 9/17 7/15 7/22
Sep 10/30 10/6 10/8 10/22 11/14 12/15 10/14 11/3
C.S.R. Post
921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
May 5/30 6/2 11/5 6/13 7/9 9/15 6/3 7/28
Jun 6/30 7/7 7/14 7/7 8/10 9/15 6/24 7/28
Jul 7/30 8/5 8/10 8/10 8/10 9/15 6/24 7/28
Aug 8/28 9/5 9/11 9/5 10/20 9/15 9/3 9/12
Sep 10/6 10/3 10/14 10/6 10/20 10/9 9/26 10/14
Oct 10/30 11/7 11/12 11/6 11/17 11/13 10/27 11/5
Nov 12/11 12/5 12/15 12/3 12/12
Dec 1/2 12/31 12/30
Hospital Report Post
921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
May 5/30 6/2 MIA 6/13 7/9 9/15 6/3 7/31
Jun 6/30 7/7 7/14 7/7 8/10 9/15 6/3 7/31
Jul 7/30 8/5 8/10 8/10 8/10 9/15 7/30 8/8
Aug 8/28 9/5 9/11 9/5 MIA 9/15 9/3 9/12
Sep 10/30 10/3 10/14 10/6 11/3 10/6 9/29 10/14
Oct 10/30 11/7 11/12 11/6 11/17 11/13 10/27 11/5
Nov 12/11 12/5 12/15 12/3 12/12
Dec 1/2 12/31 12/30
Chaplain’s Report Post
921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
May X X X X X X
Jun X X X X X X X
Jul X X X X X X
Aug X X X X X X
Sep X X X X X
Oct X X X X X
Nov X X X X X
Dec X X
Post
921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
Bonds 100K/
3K
60K/
3K
90K/
3K
30K/
3K/3K
90K/
5K
15K/
3K
30K/
30K
10K/
8K
Club
Bonds
3K
Poppies 2K 1.5K 5K 2K 1K 500 5K 500

 

District 1 Tally

audits

bylaws

Articles

990′s

June

Sept

Bonds

8/2/13

X

13

7/21

10/21

5k/3k

 

The Tally Report is almost a week old so if you’ve filed your reports ignore the MIA reference. Make sure your 990’s are filed with the IRS. If they have been filed, make sure Department is getting a copy of them. Also, we have 3 Posts who haven’t ordered Buddy Poppies. It is getting close to the drop dead date to receive them on time for Veterans Day. I have also taken the liberty to highlight the missing reports so don’t blame Robin. Once you get behind, it’s tough to catch up so try and stay on top of them.