Highlights From the Mid-Winter Convention

By Alyson Teeter   Members of Post 3063 traveled in the snow to attend the annual VFW Department of Washington Mid-Winter convention in Yakima Jan. 17-18, 2020.   Commander Joe Tiffany, Sr. Vice Commander Joe Fitzgerald, Quartermaster Harold Rodenberger and Adjutant Aly Teeter were in attendance and sat in on business meetings, breakout sessions, and a banquet that recognized the department-level essay winners and teacher and first responder award recipients….

Post Announces Annual Essay Winners

Congratulations to the following students who won the the annual VFW Youth Essay  contests for Post 3063! They received a cash prize and also went on to compete at the district level.   The winning essays are linked to their names below.   Voice of Democracy: Jessica Chacko (also placed 2nd in District #2)   Patriot’s Pen: Chloe Sow (also received honorable mention in District #2)   Youth Essay: Luce Hart…

Annual Fundraiser Yet Again an Outstanding Success

By Alyson Teeter   VFW Post 3063 hosted its Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser and Raffle Sept. 14, 2019. The annual tradition, which has been held at the post hall for a number of years, brought in $6,264.20: an increase of nearly $500 from 2018! The net proceeds will be deposited in the Post Relief Fund, which benefits a variety of causes, from local veterans in need — including those at the…

Ballard 19 Author Publishes New Book About Local OIF Hero

The Post 3063 Adjutant received a tip from local writer of the “The Ballard 19”, Jerry Smith, that he recently published a book called “Valor in Iraq.” It documents the story of a 2003 Ballard High School graduate, Daniel Chavez, who died fighting for his country in Iraq.   Here’s a link to an article about the book, which is available on Amazon.   All proceeds go to the Daniel…