With the deadlines for Scholarship being pushed to later dates, most of you were unable to get all your information answered on your year end report. Below is a follow up report were you can answer those questions that you didn’t get to answer before. Please fill in and send to our Department Scholarship Chairman Judi Reine.
Due to the COVID-19 virus the National Convention in Reno, Nevada has been cancelled. If you have made room reservations, you need to call and cancel those rooms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2
March 26, 2020
Pursuant to the authority under Section 810E, the first bullet, effective immediately, we ask that Auxiliaries, Districts, County Councils, and Departments, if possible and within the requirements of mandated Department Special Orders, make the attempt to elect officers. In the event that an Auxiliary, District, County Council, or Department chooses to hold a virtual meeting, a quorum is required. However, the requirement for the quorum to be onsite is waived. The virtual meeting may be held via phone-tele-conference or video conference or any combination thereof.
Executive Order No. 2 shall remain in effect until the COVID-19 virus restrictions are lifted for your area.
By order of Peggy Haake, National President Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary
Attest: Ann Panteleakos, National Secretary-Treasurer Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Auxiliary
Due to the Corona Virus, National has extended the time to get in our Patriotic Art winner and Illustrating America winner. Since we have more time, the Department Chairmen are extending their times. Here are the new dates:
Student entries to Department – May 6 2020
Auxiliaries to Department – May 20. 2020
Below is a letter from the Chairmen on this and the extended dates for the Past National President’s Scholarship will also be changed to the above dates.
Be safe out there and hope to see all of you in June.
Past National Presidents Scholarship new date
New Deadlines Updated
To: Missouri VFW Auxiliary Officers and Members
Subject: COVID -19
The Missouri VFW Commander Troy Williams posted on Facebook the following information about the Post and Auxiliary Members.
- He asked that all Posts and Auxiliaries in Missouri cancel all activities through March 31st. This includes meetings, Bingo, Dinners, Canteens, etc.
- They will reassess this when it gets closer to the March 31st
- Follow the guidelines set out by the Federal, State and CDC on the COVID -19.
- No unnecessary traveling.
- Reach out to our Veterans and elderly members to make sure they have what they need during this time. Volunteer to get groceries for them so they do not have to get out. Give them your phone number so when they need help, they can call.
- The Service Offices are closed. They are not seeing Veterans currently. But if someone has an issue, they can call the phone numbers below:
- Louis – 314-253-4470
- Jefferson City – 573-636-8761
We do not take this lightly. Things keep changing daily and with that, we will adjust. As changes are made, we will update you. But for right now, keep the hands washed and do the social distancing. Stay at home if possible and only get out when necessary. We each want to keep our family, our friends and our members healthy and safe.
Missouri VFW Auxiliary President
Good Morning One and All.
As of midnight last night, The Department of Missouri was at 99.38%!! We are only 84 members shy of 100%+!!
As most of you know, our deadline to reach 100% and receive $500.00 from National is January 31st. That is Friday. I would love nothing more than to announce at our Mid-Winter Council meetings on Saturday, that we reached that goal. Another reason is so that Commander Troy Williams of the VFW will receive a “Pie in the Face”!
I would like to challenge everyone to reach this goal by having not 1, but 8 special drawings for gift cards at the meeting this weekend. If you “Adopt-A-Member” or “Pay-It-Forward” and pay another members dues that is still unpaid starting today and ending Friday, I will enter your name into the drawings. The dues MUST be paid between today, Jan. 27th and Friday, Jan. 31st. You MUST fill out the Adopt-A-Member sheet that can be found in our Program Book. It must be dated and signed by your Auxiliary Treasurer and emailed to me or you may hand deliver the form and dues to me at the Membership booth we will have Friday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The booth will be open from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Friday.
I just want to let you know that each one of you have done an AMAZING job working membership and I can’t thank you enough! I know we can reach our goal this weekend if we work together!
Again, Thank You and I look forward to seeing all of you in Jefferson City.
Love and Respect,
Below is the agenda of times and what will be expected of the Voice of Democracy Students for the upcoming Winter Conference. If you have a Voice of Democracy student make sure you have this agenda.
Come join VFW Post and Auxiliary 7356 in Kansas City for a Snowball Dance, February 8, 2020. Below is the information you will need.