District 1 meeting April 6 2019 in Leavenworth at Post 56.
I represented the VFW Post 1650 at the meeting with two others from the Post
Quartermaster excused health reason.
Post 1650 had 3 attend. Trophy for most attending was Post 9271 (6) members.
membership: 6 out of 16 Post qualified. It was down to needy 11 members
for District yesterday. Do what you can do to get new members.
1, All state qualified and no All American.
Old minutes approved
Andy of Post 1650 brought in the suitcase of paperwork from Jim W. QM.
Teacher (2) awards for 50 dollars approved.
Community service for District 1 was great. Almost record number of hours of community service plus.
The service gets us a grant for the VFW.
Endowment Scholarship: 75 applications. We need more. Endowment position open in State election of two meeting a year.
VOD/ Pat awards should be set up as you do JROTC for this year.
EMT award: need more.
Teachers award: only 4 applications. Set it up with the other High School and middle school awards too.
Student Veteran awards in April: The state rep was at the meeting. I mentioned Chris Bowers in Topeka Post.
American/ Homeless Vets/ Employment Sign in on the website to partake in this.
There are many days days of appreciation of Veterans: Flag day, Memorial day, July 4th, Sept. 11.
PDST Mental Health Wellness campaign; Use the VA and local community as workshops.
VFW Riders Post 56: Leavenworth Cemetery Memorial Day.
June 29 2019 will ride from here to Orlando Flo. of the National Convention in Flo.
Legislation: Appointed election of by-laws and counsel admin.
Post 12003 Vets parade of 100th Anniv. in Leavenworth, check web site.
Youth: Fishing on May 5th 2019
Poppies in May on your report to buy some.
Consolidation of two Post 12073 and 56 in Leavenworth. 32 member join along.
It is better than elimination.
7 to 9 VFW State convention. Receipts to keep for hotels report in
Hutchinson Ks. Donation of 300.00 dollars for Hospitality room for
State officer nominations: State nomination of officer is Tim of Post 56.
Convention Corp.; Post 56 will be working on that. Convention ad books order forms.
National Convention: send one delegate from each Post to Orlando Flo.
Post 1650 is sending Curtis G.
School of Instruction: next meeting.
Memorial stand Post from 8 AM to 12 AM on June 5 2019 on Wednesday.
WWII come along to memorial too. Agenda will be coming soon.
Quarterly Audits are due this month. News Bulletins send them in.
Election report: bad emails and bad address that come back. Need to update roster of Post and send upward.
all approved. New District Commander, new Sr. Vice Commander, New Jr
Vice Commander, District Quartermaster: Jim W. of VFW Post 1650.
District Chaplain: Art Brennan. New District Judge advocate,
New District Surgeon, New 3rd year trustee.
Appointed position needed: Inspectors/ officer of the day/ Service Officer.
District business closed. prayer
Congratulation to all the officers elected to position.
District Quartermaster Jim W. of Post 1650
District Chaplain Art B. of Post 1650
When each Post got up to give a 3 to 5 minutes of the events and activities.
Post 1650: I stood up and told them that we had Founders day and 90th anniv.
with awards and pins. Charter member of WWI with Memorial at 10th and Gage memorial with bricks.
Kansas National Guard museum in June for Korean vets. and a meal.
membership and membership. I told them of our raffle to get a new
member for 3 tickets. I offered a new membership as I have 3 tickets.
POW/MIA in May recognition. Girl Scout project in the "Last Call Lounge" to redo the heroes wall.
I was doing the admin. training on the website on Tuesday training day.
We were at the legislation day at the State house on Korean recognition day March 27 and Viet Nam vets was on march 29th.
Guest speaker was Ken Romine:
on the customer service to veterans that need to have an answer to
their questions. 833-VFW-Vets phone number and talk about anything in
Art Brennan: District 1 and VFW Post 1650 Chaplain