ALL-STATE PROGRAM



MEMBERSHIP MISSION

To Retain, Mentor, and Recruit a stable membership base including all generations of Veterans.  To cultivate a membership that is well versed in institutional knowledge at all levels of the organization.  To establish and grow Posts with a strong tradition of service, leadership, and community outreach

 

MEMBERSHIP OBJECTIVES

Retain and Mentor; Recruit New Members; Recover Unpaid Members; Develop New Posts; Revitalize Posts; Increase Life Members; Increase Legacy Life Members.

RECRUITING AWARDS

●       5 to 15 members – Commander’s Pin

●       25 members – Commander’s Coin

●       50 members – VFW Padfolio

●       100 members - $100 VFW Store Gift Card

●       150 members – Custom K-Bar

POST INCREASING MOST LIFE MEMBERS

●       Division A = posts with 665 to 1000 plus members

●       Division B = posts with 332 to 664 members

●       Division C = posts with 10 to 321 members

 

               POST INCREASING NEW MEMBERSHIP BY 50

     Division A = posts with 665 to 1000 plus members

●       Division B = posts with 332 to 664 members

●       Division C = posts with 10 to 331 members

●       Top Commander in each Division will receive 2 nights paid at the hotel for the Department Convention.

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DISTRICT "FIRST TO FINISH” INCENTIVE ATTAIN 100% BY 02/01/23

A $500 check to be issued to the district quartermaster for district general fund.

 

HONOR POSTS 100%

●       Divisions 8, 9, 10, and 11 must be 100% plus one and over 50 members by 12/31/2022.

●       Divisions 4, 5, 6, and 7 must be 100% plus one by 1/31/2023.

●       Divisions 1, 2, and 3 must be 100% plus one by 2/28/2023.

●       Honor Posts will receive a pennant/plaque designating it as such.

●       Honor Posts will be entered into a drawing by Divisions 8, 9, 10, and 11 for a $100 VFW Store Gift Card after 12/31/22

●       Honor Posts will be entered into a drawing by Divisions 4, 5, 6, and 7 for a $100 VFW Store Gift Card after 01/31/23

●       Honor Posts will be entered into a drawing by Divisions 1, 2, and 3 for a $100 VFW Store Gift Card after 03/31/23

 

ALL HONOR POST WILL RECEIVE A PENNANT FOR POST TO HANG AT THEIR POST

 

 

ALL-STATE CRITERIA

The All-State program exists to recognize exceptional leadership and teamwork, authentic accomplishments in membership growth and VFW core programs.

 

All-State Post Criteria

●       Membership greater than 100% (at least one more than previous year)

●       Voice of Democracy – minimum of one entry advanced to District judging

●       Patriots Pen – minimum of one entry advanced to District judging

●       Teacher of the Year – minimum of one entry advanced to District judging

●       Police, Fire or EMS of the Year – minimum of one entry to District judging

●       Commander, Adjutant, Quartermaster, and minimum of one (1) trustee must attend Department School of Instruction (the Senior Vice may attend in place of the Commander and the Junior Vice may attend in place of the Senior Vice)

●       Commander, Adjutant and Quartermaster must attend all District Meetings and the District Convention (the Senior Vice may attend in place of the Commander and the Junior Vice may attend in place of the Senior Vice)

●       All Bond applications, Trustee Audits and 990 IRS Filings must be submitted prior to established deadlines. 

●       Must complete Post Inspection, Bingo Inspection (if applicable) and first (1st) Canteen Inspection (if applicable) prior to the Fall Council of Administration meeting; Must complete second (2nd) Canteen Inspection (if applicable) prior to the Mid-Winter Council of Administration meeting.

●       Must submit Post Election Report within thirty (30) days of election. Reports must be complete to include a Post Service Officer.

●       Must conduct at least one (1) Membership Drive between 7/1/22 and 12/31/22. Written report must be submitted to Department Membership Chairman.

●       Must conduct at least one (1) Membership Drive between 1/1/23 and 6/1/23. Written report must be submitted to Department Membership Chairman.

●       Must purchase Buddy Poppies.

●       Commander, Adjutant and Quartermaster must activate their Department Web Mail account and demonstrate use of them (mail may be forwarded from your vfwnc.com account to your personal accounts as long as you are able to receive and respond to mail sent to your cdrpostxxxx@vfwnc.com, adjpostxxxx@vfwnc.com, or  qmpostxxxx@vfwnc.com  account).

●       Post Commander must submit monthly report to District Commander. 

●       Post must sell allotment of Bass Pro Raffle tickets.

All-State District Criteria

●       Membership greater than 100% (at least one more member than previous year)

●       Voice of Democracy – minimum of one entry advanced to Department judging.

●       Patriots Pen – minimum of one entry advanced to Department judging.

●       Teacher of the Year – minimum of one entry advanced to Department judging.

●       Police, Fire or EMS of the Year – minimum of one entry to Department judging.

●       Buddy Poppy King and/or Queen Entry – minimum of one entry to Department judging.

●       Must attend one of four school of instructions.

(DISTRICT CDR, SRV CDR OR JV CDR ONE OF THE 3 AND DISTRICT QM)

●       All Bond applications, Trustee Audits and 990 IRS Filings must be submitted prior to established deadlines. 

●       Must do one buddy poppy drive and report to Buddy poppy chairman.

●       Must pass District Inspection prior to the Fall Council of Administration meeting,

●        Must conduct all required Post inspections (post, first canteen and bingo prior to Fall CoA; second canteen prior to Mid-Winter CoA) and submit reports to the Department Inspector.

●       Must submit a District Election Report within thirty (30) days of election. Reports must be complete to include a District Service Officer.

●       Commander, Adjutant and Quartermaster must activate their Department Web Mail account and demonstrate use of them (mail may be forwarded from your vfwnc.com account to your personal accounts as long as you are able to receive and respond to mail sent to your cdrdisttxxxx@vfwnc.com, adjdistxxxx@vfwnc.com, or  qmdistxxxx@vfwnc.com  account).

ALL-STATE POST AWARD

All Posts that meet the 100% + one qualifying requirement and meet the program participation criteria will receive:

●       An All-State Post Citation

●       All State cap (commander and quartermaster only)

●       Acknowledgement in the VFW Leader magazine

●       Acknowledgement during the All-State Awards Ceremony at the Fall Council of Administration meeting.

 

ALL-STATE DISTRICT AWARD

All Districts that meet the 100% + one qualifying requirement and the meet the program participation criteria will receive:

●       An All-State District Citation

●       All State cap (commander and quartermaster only)

●       Acknowledgement in the VFW Leader magazine

●       Acknowledgement during the All-State Awards Ceremony at the Fall Council of Administration meeting.