Path to Success ~ Moving Forward From 2011 As drawn by: Committee Chairs with input from IAVC Members. Iraq ~ Afghanistan Veterans Committee. How can VFW Posts work to improve their community relations and image in your state? Focus should continue on healthcare issues More service officers
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How can VFW Posts work to improve their community relations and image in your state?
QUESTIONS & ANSWERScommunity
How can Posts, Departments and National HQ market the VFW to Current Conflict Veterans in order to attract and retain its members? What methods should be used to communicate this message?
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSMarketing
What national legislative issues should the VFW pursue for Current Conflict Veterans?
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSLegislation
Where would you like to see this organization in five years? What do you think your Department can contribute to this vision?
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSFuture
There seemed to be some confusion with the legislation question – many responses were geared more towards what the respondent would like the VFW to do for members during National Sessions. These themes are represented in the following bullets:
The IAVC will bring together veterans from the current conflicts at the Post, District and Department levels. These veteran’s will form coalitions and caucuses that will implement changes at the Post, District and Department levels that would make the VFW more inviting to younger members.
The committee should serve as an advisory council making recommendations to the leadership council as to how the VFW should evolve into the future to recruit and retain current conflict veterans.
The IAVC needs to act as recruiters. Maybe not in the traditional sense of the word, but ultimately. We can do it by different methods, but mostly by helping to reform posts with ideas of what the newer, younger generation wants.Committee charter ~ mission
The Committee must continue to work towards modernizing the VFW to attract the new generation foreign war veteran
Find out what the legislative people would like us to do to help them get VFW sponsored legislation approved