Commander’s Corner (July 2024)

Greetings Comrades,

As we approach the 4th of July holiday, I hope you all have plans to enjoy this special time with family and friends. It’s a perfect opportunity to reflect on the freedoms we cherish and the sacrifices made by so many in the name of freedom.

Meeting Time Change

Please note that due to the Independence Day celebrations, our regular monthly meeting is rescheduled to the second Thursday, which is July 11.

Core Values, Mission, and Vision Statements

Our post members have worked diligently with a facilitator to develop a list of Post 3063 core values and draft mission and vision statements. Leadership will use these statements to guide our strategy for potential redevelopment. We need everyone to take a look at the draft statements and make their top pick for a vision and mission statement by July 10! We’ll review the results and deliberate at the July 11 business meeting.

Volunteers Needed for Ballard SeafoodFest

We need volunteers for the Ballard SeafoodFest on July 13-14. We only had a few volunteers for the Fremont Fair, which created a burden for a couple of us who had to staff the booth nearly the entire weekend. Let’s not do this again. Please step up and write your name down on this volunteer schedule. Thank you in advance to everyone who is willing to take time out from a summer weekend to help!

Upcoming Brunch

Lastly, we’re hosting a brunch on July 20 that will be cooked by our business neighbor, Colt. (He cooked the amazing lasagna for our Vietnam Veterans social.) We’re still working on the menu, but I’ve heard whispers about biscuits and gravy. In the very least, come on out, grab a coffee, and say hi as you start your weekend.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to veterans. Stay safe and happy 4th of July!

In comradeship,
Aly Teeter, Commander

Fremont Fair recap

VFW Post 3063 had a fantastic time at the Fremont Fair June 22-23, partnering with our friends with the Fremont Rotary Club! A huge thank you to the rotary for generously sharing their booth space with us. We gave out flags, provided VA and VFW resources, and made custom buttons with our button-making machine. It was great interacting with the public and spending time with our Rotarian friends and Seattle Police Department neighbors. 

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Meet our new intern: Brian Rodrigues

We’re excited to introduce Brian Rodrigues, our new VA Work-Study Intern at VFW Post 3063. Brian is a Navy veteran currently pursuing a master’s degree in social work. He’s been attending classes at Seattle Central and plans to transfer to the University of Washington this fall.

Brian brings a unique flair to our team, with a passion for both fashion and sports. Don’t be surprised if you see him sporting a different, colorful outfit every time you meet him!

Brian will be in the office to assist our service officer and perform outreach regarding VA benefits on the following days and times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Through the VA work-study program, veterans who are three-quarter or full-time students in a college degree, vocational, or professional program can “earn while they learn” with a VA work-study allowance. This program allows veterans to gain valuable work experience while continuing their education.

We’re thrilled to have Brian on board and look forward to the energy and expertise he will bring to our post. Please join us in welcoming him!