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May 1: Loyalty Day
May 29: Memorial Day (Department HQ Closed)
END OF THE PA VFW 2016-17 PROGRAM YEAR
START OF THE 2017-18 PROGRAM YEAR
Post Officer Training Information Sessions:
To help VFW Post leaders prepare for and carry out their responsibilities effectively, the Department will conduct VFW Post Officer Training Schools of Instruction in August under the direction of 2017-18 State Commander Dwight R. Fuhrman. These half-day training sessions will cover a wide variety of Post operation and VFW program issues that help our organization carry out its mission of serving others. We have chosen weekend days to maximize the opportunity for Post leaders to participate.
We value your time, so we will run these instructional sessions efficiently. We will use an informal training approach with breakout tables and networking (not PowerPoint). There will be plenty of time to ask questions. Some of the topics to be discussed are VFW Programs, Duties and Responsibilities of Post Officers, Community Service, Parliamentary Procedure, Membership, and more.
The information will benefit leaders with all levels of VFW experience—from first-time officers to those who have served their Post for many years.
We hope for participation from all Posts. Each Post should have at least one representative at the event you choose. If the Post Commander cannot attend, then the Sr. Vice Commander should attend; if the Sr. Vice Commander cannot attend, then the Jr. Vice Commander should attend. If you are unable to attend the session in your area, please try to attend an event in another area.
We encourage Posts to send more than one participant because Post leadership requires a team approach. It is always helpful to have more than one person familiar with the information that will be covered.
NORTHEASTERN PA – SATURDAY, AUG. 5, 2017 – POST 5207 JOHN J. MICHAELS MEMORIAL, 257 DALEVILLE HWY., COVINGTON TWP PA 18444
SOUTHEASTERN PA – SUNDAY, AUG. 6, 2017 – POST 6495 JOHN BILLINGTON, 1605 HAINES RD., LEVITTOWN PA 19055
SOUTHCENTRAL PA – FRIDAY, AUG. 11, 2017 – DEPT. VFW DISTRICT 21 GOLF SCRAMBLE, BRIARWOOD GOLF CLUB, 4775 WEST MARKET ST., YORK, PA 17408. FRIDAY EVENING AT RADISSON HOTEL – 1150 CAMP HILL BY-PASS, CAMP HILL, PA 17011 – Department & Auxiliary Leadership Only Meeting
SOUTHCENTRAL PA – SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 2017 – THE RADISSON HOTEL, 1150 CAMP HILL BY-PASS CAMP HILL, PA 17011 – Open to Post Officers and Required for Department Leaders
NORTHCENTRAL PA – SUNDAY, AUG. 13, 2017 – POST 8724 DUNCANSVILLE MEMORIAL, 1665 NEWRY LANE, DUNCANSVILLE, PA 16635
SOUTHWESTERN PA – SATURDAY, AUG. 26, 2017 – POST 1810 BRENTWOOD, 3801 CLAIRTON BLVD., PITTSBURGH, PA 15227
NORTHWESTERN PA – SUNDAY, AUG. 27, 2017 – POST 7599 REYNOLDS, 115 EDGEWOOD DRIVE, GREENVILLE, PA 16125
Click here to see the entire OTI memo, schedule and sign-up form that will be sent to all Posts.