VFW 12149 Events
The VFW Department of Georgia would like to wish State Commander Kevin Hammond a very Happy Birthday! đźŽ‚đźŽ‰
Department's 1st place Winners for Patriot's Pen, Voice of Democracy, Teacher of the Year and Public Safety.
Past National Commander-in-Chief John Gwizdak passed away on December 26, 2021
Dear Georgia VFW Comrades, Family and Friends,
During the COA Conference call of Thursday, March 26, the subject of the proposed change to the manner in which the VOD Awards are presented was discussed.
To All Department of Georgia Posts
Keeping our Veterans informed about VA Services during COVID-19
Comrade Commanders, As promised, attached are the additional guiltiness from Governor Kemp. Please note the following items that pertain to the VFW.
There are Georgia VFW Posts that are in danger of losing their Post Home due to the cancelation of bingo by the GBI and the Governor's closure of canteens. In some cases these activities are the only revenue streams for these VFW Posts.
Congratulations to the Departments of Maryland, Maine, Pacific Areas, Mississippi, Europe, Arizona, North Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia, and New Jersey for achieving 100 percent in membership! Letâ€™s make a final push to 100 percent in membership and show that we â€śDared to Care.â€ť Contact the National Membership Department at 888.JOIN.VFW (888.564.6839) or email us at email@example.com if there is anything we can do to assist you with achieving your goals.
Comrade Commanders, I hope you are doing well and checking on your members as this Coronavirus continues to change our lifestyles. There are some items due to state headquarters and I want to be sure you have them on your radar.
By order of State Commander Joel Willis
Comrades and Auxiliary Members, With the General Election coming up in November, it is important to remind you of our National Bylaws Article VII Miscellaneous Provisions, Sec. 702 Politics listed below.
Medicare 101 Briefing with national sponsor Humana including a question and answer period.There are no products to be sold. Following the Medicare briefing there will be a short briefing on the mission of the VFW. Presentation open to the public. Topic: Medicare 101 Date: November 5, 2020 Time: 6 pm â€“ 7:30 pm Eastern
Tell Congress to Stand Up for Vietnam Veterans
Public Safety Awards are due to the State Chairman, John Kepler, on January 1, 2021. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions, he can be reached at 678-634-0065.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, VFW Posts have been severely impacted in their ability to cover operating expenses through conventional means such as canteen sales and fundraising events. To address the challenge, in August 2020 the VFW Foundation earmarked $680,000 for the VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG). Eligible Posts that own or lease their own Post Homes may apply for a grant of up to $2,500.
Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch has laid down a challenge to all VFW Posts for the month of January 2021!
State Commander Joel L. Willis Jr. and the Department of Georgia
State Quartermaster Jeff Carroll and State Senior Vice Commander Kevin Hammond are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
The Council of Administration has voted to cancel the Mid-Winter meeting due to the rise of coronavirus cases in Georgia. Our VFW family has been hit hard in recent weeks in cases and deaths.
At the VFW Complex/Fairgrounds - Carrollton, GA
This month is one where we all focus on love and commitment, and so weâ€™re challenging our Posts to get our members to make a Lifetime commitment to the VFW by becoming Life Members!
State Commander Joel Willis has waived the requirement to purchase of Buddy Poppies this year due to the shortage at National.
We want to celebrate them with the flight of their dreams.
The FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program will launch in a week or two. FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals to any family member who paid for a funeral. Please keep funeral documentation.
Gov. Kemp has lifted the mask mandate for Georgia. If you still feel comfortable wearing your mask, please do so.
As a reminder the following nominations are due to Department Headquarters by April 30th.
Volunteers for the WW Jones Cookout this Saturday, May 22,2021, must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide proof or they will not be able to participate in the event. The Georgia War Veterans Home does not want to take a chance with any of the Veterans there getting sick.
This Saturday, August 28, 2021, Harley Davison of Atlanta will be having their Celebration of 57 Years.