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. 

We need your help for the Ballard SeafoodFest

Post 3063’s biggest, local outreach event of the year is the annual Ballard SeafoodFest. We’ve reserved an information booth for July 13-14 and we need post comrades and (family members!) to help staff the boothThe schedule and details are linked here; feel free to put yourself on the schedule or contact Aly at [email protected]. Ideally two to three people will sign up per shift.

Thank you in advance to everyone who is willing to take time out from a summer weekend to help with an effort that’s critical for connecting with the local community and recruiting new members.

Commander’s Corner (June 2024)

Greetings, comrades! Reflecting back, May was a month of service and remembrance. From our Day of Service event at the post, to staffing Buddy Poppy tables at community spaces, to receiving a City of Seattle Memorial Day Proclamation, we were connecting with our community, spreading the word about the VFW mission, and reminding folks of the importance of honoring the legacy of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Thank you so much to the post members and families who spent their free time to connect and serve.

We’ll continue to connect and serve our community as the summer months progress. We have the Fremont Solstice and Fair first up June 22-23. The Fremont Rotary and Seattle Police Department will share a booth with us and we need to volunteers to help staff it! Let me know if you’d like to help out. Around the corner we also have the Ballard SeafoodFest July 13-14. These are important opportunities to raise awareness and also recruit new members. This is a team effort so volunteer if you’re in town and available.

Another way to build connection is the Post Social. We’re having a different type of social for June….drinks at The Sloop June 21. The first round of beverages are on me! We’re planning a breakfast social for July and save the date of August 10 for the Annual Post Picnic at the Seelig’s. More to come but please share if you have ideas for future socials.

In comradeship,
Aly Teeter, Commander

Memorial Day Weekend 2024 – Buddy Poppy Outreach

We spent Memorial Day weekend at various locations in Ballard, to include the Ballard Farmer’s Market, QFC and Trader Joe’s. Our efforts raised awareness about Memorial Day, Buddy Poppies, and VFW Post 3063. We also collected donations for the Relief Fund. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community and they were happy to see us. A huge thank you to all our amazing volunteers, including family members, for their dedication and support!