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  1. VFW PROGRAMS The Public Face of the VFW

  2. VFW PROGRAMS The Public Face of the VFW > VFW SCOUTING PROGRAM > TEACHER OF THE YEAR > VOICE OF DEMOCRACY & PATRIOT’S PEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS > VFW BUDDY POPPY PROGRAM > NATIONAL MILITARY SERVICE PROGRAM (NMS)

  3. More than any youth activity, Scouting benefits Posts with their service projects around the Post and a high potential to become future members. Posts can enjoy help with patriotic events, Flag placement, Buddy Poppy sales, general clean-up and repair around the Post. Many Scouts join the military and become eligible for membership and, because of their relationship with the VFW are pre-disposed to become members. National has Re-establish a third–place $1,000 scholarship for Scout of the Year. The visibility and benefits of Scouting will be increased raising it to become a greater priority within the VFW, enhancing Posts and fostering relationships that result in more members.

  4. Recognize an Eagle Scout of the Year (SOY) Our 2010 – 2011 Scout won the national VFW Scout of the Year and received a $5000 scholarship. Don’t let your post miss this special opportunity to select and recognize Eagle award /Silver award / Quartermaster award. • SOY Schedule for 2013-14 • Final date for Scouts to submit entries to VFW Post 1 Mar 2014 • Post submit winners to District for judging 15 March 2014 • District submit winners to Department 1 April 2014 The VFW Scouting team will take the first 10 Eagles submitting a Scout of the Year application before 31 Dec 11 to the “Price of Freedom” program in Valley Forge Feb. Check web site www.vfwvascouting.org for continued information, SOY applications and list of district and scouting team members. Virginia Scouting Chairman Stan Hunter VFW Post 9835 rangerstan@msn.com

  5. TEACHER OF THE YEAR K-12 • Deadline for teacher nominations is Nov. 1 • Post judging should be completed from Nov. 2-15 • District judging must be completed by Dec. 15 • Departments must be completed by Jan. 10 • Here’s what your Post needs to have to your District by Nov. 15. • Winning Post teacher’s entry form, original nomination form and essay by individual making the nomination. (Up to 350 words) • Teacher’s one page resume (no more than two sides) • Up to five pages (both sides) of documentation such as news articles or supervisors recommendations • Good quality head and shoulders photo of the teacher. • Color copies or low grade computer printouts will not be accepted

  6. VOICE OF DEMOCRACY & PATRIOT’S PEN 2013-2014 THEMES Voice of Democracy – “Why I’m Optimistic About our Nation’s Future” Patriot’s Pen – “What Patriotism Means to Me?”

  7. DEADLINE DATES • Midnight, November 1, Student entries to the Post • November 15, Completion of Post judging • December 6, Completion of District judging • January 7, Completion of Department judging • January 15, District participation reports to Department Chairmen

  8. VFW’s Buddy Poppy Program must be re-established as a priority for every Post. Nationally and internationally, the Buddy Poppy is a symbol of honoring veterans. Historically a mainstay of VFW’s mandate to “honor the dead by helping the living.”

  9. National Military Services (NMS) programs: • Military Assistance Program (MAP) • Adopt-A-Unit • MAP Grants • Memorial Commendations • Operation Uplink (OU) • Phone Cards • Free Call Days • Unmet Needs (UN) • Financial Assistance

  10. REMEMBER VFW PROGRAMS is The Public Face of the VFW