Subscription dues are just like a magazine subscription. It gives you 365 days of membership in the VFW. With this being the first year that they are coming into effect it will be a process that we are not use to. The basic breakdown of what is going to happen is:

If you are an annual member and you pay your dues before Jan your expiration will be Jan 2015. If you pay after that date whatever day your dues are processed at National will be the new expiration date. Example would be that you send in your dues to National on 1 Feb 2015 and National processed them on the 15 Feb. Your new expiration date would be 15 Feb 2016.

Annual membership Dues are $40 and due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal. You can pay online by visiting www.vfw.org or mailing payment to the Post.

No.  By paying your dues, you are considered an active member of the Post.  While we appreciate members giving their time at post activities, such as fund raisers and meetings, we understand life can get in the way.  Paying your dues helps the organization further it's goals of helping veterans, service members, their families, and our community, while also providing a stronger voice for combat veterans.
Post meetings are "where the sausage is made" or where the post business takes place; such as choosing how and where we support programs, what activities we are going to do for the coming month, and other business related activities. 
Post activities - such as blood drives, fund raisers, and other activities - are where we interact with the community, raise funds for our program support, and provide support to those we serve.  This is where we REALLY need your help.

According to Article VIII of the National By-Laws, the only official measure of a uniform is the overseas cap for elected and appointed officers of posts, districts, departments, and national.  Members may purchase and wear the cap as well, but are not required to in accordance with (IAW) the by-laws. 
Our post has adopted the following uniform as our official uniform for functions that call for the wear of the uniform; i.e. color guards, parades, and ceremonies.  The uniform consists of 1) a white uniform shirt of military or police/fire design, with the membership-type (annual, life, legacy) patch worn on the left shoulder, the district patch or combat unit patch on the right shoulder, the POW/MIA patch on the left breast pocket, the American flag patch above the left breast pocket, and a name tag on the pocket flap of the right breast pocket (name tag can be either a black plate with white lettering of member's last name, or any of the VFW Store purchased types); 2) black trousers of either a police/fire or military style or slacks (no jeans); and 3) black shoes or boots.  Appointed or elected officers, as well as other members who have earned special recognition (i.e. past commanders, quartermasters, All-American, etc.) may wear a small VFW produced pin on the left breast pocket flap designating their office or accomplishment.
For funerals and memorial services, all members will wear a navy or black suit/sport coat with a white dress shirt, tie, either navy or black trousers, and black shoes along with the overseas hat.


Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.



Join us as brothers and sisters of America to preserve the rights of veterans and support each other as only those who share in the camaraderie forged by conflict can.