VFW ALL AMERICAN PROGRAM 2009-2010

 

OVERVIEW:

All American status is designed to recognize outstanding units and is based on participation in VFW Programs as well as membership gains by Posts, Districts and Departments. 

Deadline for completion of all criteria is June 30, 2010.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL AMERICAN POST ELIGIBILITY

 

  1. Programs – must accomplish all of the following:

·        Voice of Democracy – a minimum of one entry advanced to District judging

·        Patriots Pen – a minimum of one entry advanced to District judging

·        National Citizenship Education Teacher Award – one entry advanced to District judging

  1. Buddy Poppy:

·        Purchase a minimum of five (5) Buddy Poppies per member

  1. National Military Services:

·        Hold a fundraiser, the proceeds going to National Military Services

  1. National Veterans Service:

·        Appoint a Post Service Officer

  1. Increase membership by meeting your assigned membership quota as stipulated in the contained All American Program

 

 

ALL AMERICAN DISTRICTS REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Programs:

·        Voice of Democracy – one entry advanced to the Department judging

·        Patriot’s Pen – one entry advanced to the Department judging

·        National Citizenship Education Teacher Award – one entry advanced to Department judging

  1. Buddy Poppy:

·        All Posts within the District must submit a Buddy Poppy order

3.    National Military Services:

·        Make a donation to National Military Services ($25.00 minimum)

  1. National Veterans Service:

·        100% of all Posts must have an appointed service officer

5.    District must conduct a School of Instruction

  1. Increase membership by meeting your assigned membership quota

 

 

ALL AMERICAN DEPARTMENTS REQUIREMENTS

 

1.     Programs:

·        Voice of Democracy – an entry advanced to National judging

·        Patriot’s Pen – an entry advanced to National judging

·        National Citizenship Education Teacher Award – an entry in all three categories (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12) advanced to National judging

2.     National Military Services complete following:

·        Must have a Department fundraising event for a National Military Services Program

3.     National Veterans Service: 

·        DSO must have conducted annual training for Post Service Officers. All Post and District service officers to be notified and encouraged to participate

4.     Increase in membership.

 

 

AWARDS FOR ALL-AMERICAN

 

ALL AMERICAN POSTS RECEIVE:

1.     All American Post plaque for the Post home

2.     Acknowledgement in VFW magazine

3.     All American pin w/diamond for Post Commander and Post Quartermaster

4.     Special All American pin for each member of the Post (posts will receive a quantity of All American pins determined by the Commander-in-Chief and may purchase additional pins up to the number of documented members)

5.     All American caps for the Commander and all members will be available for purchase in the Emblem & Supply Catalog

6.     All American Post Streamer

 

ALL AMERICAN DISTRICTS RECEIVE:

1.     All American District Citation

2.     All American District Commander and Quartermaster diamond pins

3.     District Commander’s Cap

4.     All American streamer

 

ALL-AMERICAN DEPARTMENTS RECEIVE:

1.     All American Department Commander Cap

2.     All American Department Commander diamond pin

3.     All American Department streamer

4.     Expenses paid to VFW National Convention to include a $500 stipend, plus air fare

 

 

ALL AMERICAN PROGRAM

 

To be considered for All American you will need to do the program requirements plus meet your membership quota.

 

The top one in each division will receive the following:

      Paid roundtrip air fare to the National Convention

      $500.00 to help with convention costs

      Can only receive one award

 

19 Divisions for Post

12 Divisions for Districts

54 Departments

 

ALL-AMERICAN POST DIVISIONS & QUOTA

Membership    Minimum %

Division   1            1201- UP                  100%

Division   2            751-1200                 102%

Division   3              601-750                  105%

Division   4              551-600                  108%

Division   5              401-550                  110%

Division   6              326-400                  115%

Division   7              231-325                  120%

Division   8              226-230                  125%

Division   9              186-225                  130%

Division 10              166-185                  135%

Division 11              146-165                  140%

Division 12              126-145                  145%

Division 13              116-125                  150%

Division 14              101-115                  155%

Division 15                81-100                  160%

Division 16                  71-80                  165%

Division 17                  51-70                  170%

Division 18                  31-50                  180%

Division 19                  10-30                  200%

 

DISTRICT DIVISIONS & QUOTA

Membership    Minimum %

Division   1             9001- UP                100%

Division   2             7001-9000             101%

Division   3             3851-7000             102%

Division   4             2501-3850             103%

Division   5             2051-2500              104%

Division   6             1701-2050              105%

Division   7             1401-1700              106%

Division   8             1001-1400              107%

Division   9               801-1000              108%

Division 10                 651-800              109%

Division 11                 412-650              110%

Division 12                          411             112%