Mid-Winter Conference & VOD/PP/ToY ZOOM

- 1/26/2021


MIDWINTER CONFERENCE WILL NOT BE IN PERSON - IT WILL NOW BE HOSTED ON ZOOM FOR A ONE DAY EVENT: 30 JANUARY 2021

 

Due to Covid-19, and the related MDHHS directives, the Midwinter Conference will be held entirely through Zoom. The Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy and the Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony will also be hosted over Zoom. This will all occur on 30 January 2021.

 

Below is a draft agenda for the day. (This schedule is subject to change)

0800-1000: VFW Directors Reports

1000-1200: VFW Council Meeting 

1200-1230: Transition setup for Auxiliary Meetings

(VFW dismissed until VOD/PP/TOY Awards at 1700)

1230-1530: Auxiliary Directors Reports & Auxiliary Council Meeting

1700-2000: Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen & Teacher of the Year Awards (VOD/PP/TOY)

 

THERE WILL BE TWO SEPARATE ZOOM MEETING LINKS. ONE LINK IS FOR DIRECTORS REPORTS & ONE LINK IS FOR C OF A MEETING

 

BE SURE TO USE THE RIGHT LINK AND LOGIN INFORMATION!

 

DIRECTORS REPORTS & COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION MEETING 

0800-1200 - Saturday, 30 January 2021:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 81923538720?pwd= eXVIeVdzM281eU1YeVluNFhvYlkwUT 09

 

Meeting ID: 819 2353 8720

Passcode: VFW2021

 

If you have computer issues and would like to listen in: 

Dial: 301-715-8592 

Meeting ID: 819 2353 8720

Passcode: 4100525

 

VOD/PP/TOY ZOOM MEETING LINK

1700-2000 (5 PM EST - 8 PM EST - Saturday, 30 January 2021:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 89811320139?pwd= VHVlYWFFMUh5a000VWorenNqSkZ6UT 09

 

Meeting ID: 898 1132 0139

Passcode: VFW2021

 

If you have computer issues and would like to listen in: 

 

Dial: 301-715-8592

Meeting ID: 898 1132 0139

Passcode: 5705539

 

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Mid-Winter Conference & VOD/PP/ToY ZOOM

VOD, PP and TOY reports

Comrades: The following information is how the All American Dashboard works. The Post Adjutant is responsible for putting the VOD, PP and TOY reports on the All American Dashboard. Then the Post Adjutant will send me a copy of their reports and I verify them on the Dashboard. I can NOT do the reports for you! Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. .Yours in Comradeship, Bob Lutz 5th District Adjutant 2020-2021 (586)924-4591 rjlutz@wowway.com

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General Order January 2021

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Any Post that is in need of these funds, please start your application process now. Do not wait until the last date. The program start date is October 1st 2020. Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Derek Blumke Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 11:48 AM To: Derek Blumke Subject: VFW HQ LAUNCHES EMERGENCY POST GRANT PROGRAM Comrades and District Commanders, VFW National Headquarters is launching an emergency financial grant program for posts impacted by Covid-19. The program is titled the "Post Program Relief Grants, or PPRG". Please share to all Posts! These grants are targeted for Posts who own or lease properties, but we'd like to share this as widely as possible. If Posts are in need of these funds they should get their applications started and ready for submission. As you'll read below, the program formally launches on October 1st, but it states that Posts can begin their applications now. If you have any questions, the contact information for Jason Couch at VFW HQ is listed below. Sincerely, -Derek -- Derek Blumke State Adjutant & Quartermaster Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Michigan o: 517-485-9456 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To all VFW State Departments Commanders, Senior Vice Commanders, Junior Vice Commanders, Adjutants and Quartermasters, The VFW Foundation is shifting its grant making focus for the 2021 fiscal year to provide urgently needed financial relief to VFW Posts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG) is an opportunity for VFW Posts that own or lease their buildings to receive up to $2,500 in support toward expenses such as mortgage/rent, utility bills and property taxes. Posts will need to meet certain requirements to be eligible to receive funding from this program. PPRG applications will be accepted beginning 10/1/2020

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