As of March 5th, the Department is 1,628 members away from achieving 100%. I am not going to pretend that a pandemic has not affected our recruitment efforts during my command year thus far, but I also am not going to allow it to dictate what we do over the upcoming months. I urge every member to join me in closing with the enemy in order to take the objective!
** From March 1-May 31, any member who succeeds in recruiting or reinstating 5 comrades will be entered into a drawing for $500, cold, hard, CASH. For an additional 5, you will receive another entry into the drawing. (5=1 entry, 10=2 entries, 15=3 entries, and so on).
** Posts who conduct a "Be Relevant Telethon” where they call every one of their expired and unpaid members, will be entered into a $500 drawing for their Post. Inform your District Commanders and/or Membership Chairs of the details of your telethon and you will be entered into the drawing. You may do so in-person or virtually. Posts should use this as an opportunity to check in on each other and if done in-person mandatory fun is in effect. Order some food, break open some refreshments, and make some phone calls! AND please share photos on your social media tagging @VFWWI and #vfwwistrong. Let’s tell our story!