What is your Post Image? 
Is your Post a welcoming gathering place for your community? Do you belong to the Chamber of Commerce in your town, city,village? Does someone from your post attend meetings? 
Does your post interact with local middle schools, high schools, and talk to them about the Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen, Scout of the Year, Teacher of the Year. 
How about helping a church with their blood drive? 

The works not done until you tell the world!  Talk to your cable company in your town. They have a community access channel, you can post a video, community calendar to promote your event, your village/town/city website should allow you to put events on their calendar. 
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got. 
Get excited (when the snow melts (6 inches here in The Snow Covered reaches of Lake County) but when the weather warms, go knock doors talk to neighbors, make sure your town/village/city knows what you do. It will sure make it easier to find, recruit and retain members. 
An effective comprehensive Public Relations Program will have vets coming to you asking to join. Make sure you make them feel welcome. 


Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Department VOD Winner from Norris City

Collin Sexton was sponsored by VFW Post 3851, Carmi, IL. Collin is the son of Tamera & Curtis Sexton, of Norris City, IL

National News

Important info from National VFW

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Nation's Top Teachers Selected for VFW Award

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Posts and Districts that took the Department Calendars on consignment should send the money and stubs for sold calendars to Department Headquarters prior to the first of the year if possible.


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