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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.
July 4: Independence Day (Department HQ Closed)
July 15 & 16: VFW Auxiliary Instructional Weekend- Radisson Hotel (Camp Hill)
July 22 – 26: 2017 National Convention- New Orleans, LA
August 5: Northeast Area Officer’s Training, VFW Post 5207, 257 Daleville Hwy, Covington TWP, PA 18444 (570) 842-7301
August 6: Southeast Area Officer’s Training, VFW Post 6495, 1605 Haines Rd, Levittown, PA 19055 (215) 946-6261
August 11: PA District 21 Golf Scramble, Briarwood Golf Club, 4775 West Market St, York, PA 17408
August 11 & 12: Department Flying Squadron, Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011 (717) 763-7117
August 11 & 12: VFW Aux. Program & Leadership Conference- Radisson Hotel (Camp Hill), 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill 17011 (717) 763-7117
August 12: South Central Area Officer’s Training, Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011 (717) 763-7117
August 13: North Central Area Officer’s Training, VFW Post 8724, 1665 Newry Lane, Duncansville, PA 16635 (814)695-9703
August 17-20: Commander-in-Chief’s Homecoming, Cincinnati, OH
August 26: Southwestern Area Officer’s Training VFW Post 1810, 3801 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 (412) 881-9934
August 27: Northwestern Area Officer’s Training, VFW Post 7599, 115 Edgewood Drive, Greenville, PA 16125 (724) 646-9971
September 4: Labor Day (Department HQ Closed)
September 11: Patriots Day
September 19: POW-MIA Day
October 9: Columbus Day (Department HQ (Closed)
October 19: VFW Auxiliary Celebrating America’s Freedom, (Yorktown, VA)
October 20-21: National President’s Celebration (Williamsburg, VA)
October 27 – 28: Eastern States Conference (Portland, ME)
November 7: Election Day
November 10 – 11: State Commander’s Testimonial – Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA
November 11: Veterans Day
November 13: Department HQ Closed
November 23-24: Thanksgiving Holiday (Department HQ Closed)
December 25-26: Christmas Holiday (Department HQ Closed)
January 1-2: New Year’s Holiday (Department HQ Closed)
January 19: Martin Luther King Jr (Department HQ Closed)
January 26-29: Mid-Winter Conference – Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA
February 8-11: VFW Auxiliary Mid-Year Conference (Nashville, TN)
February 16: President’s Day (Department HQ Closed)
March 4: Voice of Democracy, Washington, D.C.
March 3-8: Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C.
March 30 – April 2: Good Friday & Easter Holiday Weekend (Department HQ Closed)
April 20 -22: VFW Auxiliary President’s Testimonial (DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA)
May 1: Loyalty Day
May 28: Memorial Day (Department HQ Closed)
June 13-16: State Convention- Wyndham Hotel, Gettysburg, PA