Commander’s Corner (September 2022)

September is here, which means the kids are back to school (yay!), our days are getting shorter and the holidays will be here before you know it! It also means our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on October 22 is right around the corner. I’ve started reaching out to local businesses to gather donations, which is super easy to do. As Comrade Russ Seelig says, you won’t get anything if you don’t ask and you’d be surprised how giving our local businesses can be. They value our mission and know that it’s a win-win to support our event. If you want any tips for soliciting donations, just ask me or Russ. (This info is also helpful for businesses to know: The VFW is a non-profit 501(c)(19) organization, group exemption #283, Tax ID 91-6010610.)

Our mural project is moving forward. The artist, Chris Kent, is an Air Force veteran and we’re super excited to work with him. He’s scheduled to stop by the post before our September business meeting to meet our members and talk through some ideas for the mural. 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey I solicited from our entire membership. After reviewing the responses, I’m going to stay focused on creating opportunities for our members to connect and give back, whether it be volunteering at the VA or participating in a Veteran’s Day ceremony. If you want to organize a service event for the post, please let me know at [email protected].

In Comradeship,
Alyson Teeter, Commander