Words from the Commander
Was proud to host on behalf of our DPA, the Convention for the Western Conference of VFW, in which our Department plays a key role.
This was a working Convention. Senior Commander in Chief John Biedrzycki Jr. joined us and shared a wealth of information and insight throughout the sessions.
In addition to the Western Conf. work that was accomplished, including the introduction and presentations from many of candidates for Conference and National positions, we were fortunate to have other National leadership. This leadership included Kevin Jones, NATL. Director for VFW programs and David Prohaska, Natl. Director of Administrative Operations. They not only updated us but gave all of the attendees classes on everything from Legislative Affairs to Membership to latest recruiting training techniques and guidelines and other programs. This was just a small part of the key information and guidance they provided.
I extend special thanks to Convention Chairman Larry Lyons, Chief of Staff Bob Zaher, Quartermaster Pete Callahan, SVC Homer Kemper, JVC Bob Moses and local Liaison Alex Roese, who all worked so hard to make your Department shine in front of our peers and leaders.
Unfortunately, within DPA, we are somewhat behind where we were last year in membership. We need to work harder to bring in more new membership for this most important aspect of being a VFW member, as the more membership VFW has, the more influence we have with Congress and basically it allows us to do more for our Veterans, families, widows & orphans.
The District Mid-Term Council of Administration meetings take place in Subic Philippines 4th thru 6th December. Hope to see many of you there.
“Fight for our Vets!”