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ALL-STATE PROGRAM



Membership Mission

To Retain, Mentor and Recruit 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 Goals

1.     Build a strong organization through recruiting new members while retaining our current membership that creates a solid baseline for the future.

2.     Work together to achieve the VFW’s goals.  The Department staff is available to assist in coordinating programs, developing membership initiatives, and building awareness among our membership and the entire veteran community.



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 20 members - Commander's Pin
 
25-50 members - Commander's Coin
 
100 members - $150.00 VFW Store Gift Card
 
150 members – 9 mm pistol or a Shotgun

 
 Post Increasing Legacy 
 
Division A 665 to 1000 plus
 
Division B 332-664 members 
 
Division C 10-321members
 
3 total KA-Bars, one per Division



Post Increasing New Membership by 50

Division A 665 to 1000 plus
 
Division B 332-664 members
 
Division C 1-331members
 
Top Post Commander in each Division will receive 2 nights paid at the hotel for the June Convention

 

District "First to Finish" Incentive Attain 100% by 02/01/2022

A $500 stipend to help attend the National Convention in Kansas City
(District Commander Only - Must Attend Convention)

 

Honor Posts 100%
 
Division 8, 9, 10, and 11 have to be over 50 members by 12/31/2021 and 101%
 
Division 4, 5, 6, 7 by 01/31/2022 and 101%
 
Division 1, 2, 3, by 02/28/2021 and 101% Honor Posts will receive a pennant to hang in the Post
 
Honor Posts will be entered into a drawing by Division 8, 9, 10, and 11, the drawing will be held after 12/31/2021 for $150.00 VFW Store Gift Card
 
Honor Posts Division 4, 5, 6, and 7 will be entered into a drawing and the drawing will be held after 01/31/2022 for $150.00 VFW Store Gift Card
 
Honor Posts Division 1, 2, and 3 will be entered into a drawing and the drawing will be held after 03/31/2022 for $150.00 VFW Store Gift Card



All State Criteria Posts

  

·      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

·      Scout of the Year – minimum of one entry advanced to Department judging.

·      5 New Action Corps Sign Ups:  To sign up: Text "VFW” to 50457 to sign-up 5 previously unsubscribed members or VFW supporters.

·      Commander, Adjutant, Quartermaster, and minimum of one (1) trustee must attend District 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 pass Post Inspection, Bingo Inspection (if applicable) and first (1st) Canteen Inspection (if applicable) prior to the Fall Council of Administration meeting; Must pass 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 7/1/21 and 12/31/21. Written report must be submitted to Department Membership Chairman.

·      Must conduct at least one (1) Membership Drive between 1/1/22 and 6/1/22. 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.comadjpostxxxx@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 Criteria District
 

·      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.

·      Scout of the Year – minimum of one entry advanced to Department judging.

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

·      Must conduct a District School of Instruction no later than 31 August 2021.

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

·      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 Department Inspector.

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

·      Must conduct at least one (1) Membership Drive between 7/1/21 and 12/31/21. Report must be submitted to Department Membership Chairman. 

·      Must conduct at least one (1) Membership Drive between 1/1/22 and 6/1/22. Report must be submitted to Department Membership Chairman.

·      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.comadjdistxxxx@vfwnc.com, or  qmdistxxxx@vfwnc.com  account).