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As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group. Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.
 
 

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Officers Training Instruction
 
There will be SIX (6) Schools of instruction for the Post Officers and ALL members being held on weekends.

CENTRAL AREA OFFICERS TRAINING

  • Sunday August 15, 2021, will be held at VFW Post 8896 - District 21 Address: 107 LOCUST Street East Berlin, PA 17316 Time: 8:00 A.M. Coffee and donuts-Lunch

  • Monday August 16, 2021, will be held at VFW Post 8724 - District 22 Address: 1665 Newry Lane Duncansville, PA 16635 Time: 6:00 P.M. Light Snack
 EASTERN AREA OFFICERS TRAINING

  • Saturday August 21, 2021, will be held at VFW Post 9220 - District 8 Address: 1236 LAVENDER ROAD Bensalem, PA 19020 Time: 8:00 A.M. Coffee and Donuts-Lunch

  • Sunday August 22, 2021, will be held at VFW Post 7251 - District 10 Address: 179 BOULEVARD AVENUE Throop, PA 18512 Time: 8:00 A.M. Coffee and Donuts-Lunch

 WESTERN AREA OFFICERS  TRAINING
 
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021, will be held at VFW Post 2006 - District 28 Address: 1045 S. MORGAN STREET Meadville, PA 16335 Time: 8:00 A.M with Coffee and Donuts - Lunch

  • Sunday August 29, 2021, will be held at VFW 1810 - District 29 Address: 3801 CLAIRTON BOULEYARD Pittsburgh, PA 15227 Time: 8:00 A.M with coffee and Donuts-Lunch



The Post Officers should carefully study and fully understand the principles of the organization since it is their duty to enforce its laws, rules, and rituals.
 
There should be 100% attendance for all posts in the state which means there should be at least one person attending from each post in the state. If the Post Commander cannot attend, the Sr. Vice Commander should attend, if the Sr. Vice Commander cannot attend, the Jr. Vice Commander should attend. If you are unable to attend the School in your area, maybe you can attend the School in another area. This is a must training and I am requesting you make every effort to attend.

The importance of everyone attending is immediately apparent by being present your questions can be answered at once. It is also a chance for you to meet the State Officers that have been elected or appointed for the term of 2021-2022. Your presence will help show me that the State of Pennsylvania wants to continue its leadership role in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

This training is necessary for all Post Officers by attending you will obtain valuable data that will help the Veterans of Foreign Wars to become a much-improved organization. After this meeting you will be able to function with confidence in your ability to perform your required duties.

You are aware that the leaders get the credit for whatever is right and the blame for whatever is wrong.   Please attend  this School of Instruction so you will always get the credit. When the School is completed, you will have a framework for a successful year and awareness that you are a key member of Commander Smith's

"Honor- Courage -Commitment" Team.

** RETURN FORM TO STATE HQs ASAP BY EMAIL OR FAX**
E-mail: clewis@vfwpahg.org OR Fax (717) 234-1955
VFW  State  HQs,  "OTI Registration," 4002 Fenton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109 OR Cynthia Lewis

RSVP NO LATER THAN DATES BELOW
EASTERN-THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 2021
CENTRAL-FRIDAY AUGUST 5, 2021
WESTERN-FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 2021
 



 

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