Membership Recruitment Planning Meeting

Jim Bush - 2/11/2020

The weather was warm so it must have been last summer when Veterans of Foreign Wars Frontier Post 11453 Commander Jim Rish announced the total number of members in our post was about 65; none argued with the loosely presented fact. Rish followed by explaining the importance of membership to a VFW Post, his audience quietly nodded in agreement. As he called for an increase to our post membership we again nodded. Next he laid out a challenge by calling for the membership of Post 11453 to reach 100 members by the end of the year. He explained, either each member could recruit one member or our active members will need to recruit 3-4 new members. At this some heads nodded north-south while others shook east-west.
 

  The challenge is not an easy one, but to survive as a post and a national organization membership is vital. Our post membership in May 2019 was 66 members, since then we have recruited some new members, Frank transferred in today, Feb 11, 2020, but unfortunately we have lost some members as well, our current membership is 63 members, including Frank.

 

  With that fresh reality, one must wonder is the challenge provided by Commander Rish still obtainable. Is it possible to increase our post membership by 33% and reach 100 members by the end or our VFW year--June 30?

 

  Each of us has succeeded in tough challenges in the past, we will do so now, and we will continue to do so; for that is what we do! This challenge is no different, it will not be achieve by itself, somebody else will not do this for us; It will only be accomplished if we will it.

 

  I ask for you to help us achieve this challenge. I expect maximum participation from Post 11453 members, but we need help from everyone. To help you don’t have to be a VFW member; you don’t even have to be a military veteran, just bring a positive attitude and have a willingness to assist. Please join us.

·        Sunflower Room (3rd Floor), Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave, Cheyenne

·         February 18, 2020 7PM (brief 60 minutes)

·        The hope is to listen and lay out a plan for speedy action to obtain our goal.

 

  Thank you, I hope to see you in attendance.

 

 

Jim Bush

Junior Vice Commander

VFW Frontier Post 11453

 

 

Announcements

 

Future Events

February 18, 2020 - Membership Recruitment Planning Meeting
March 10, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
April 14, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
May 12, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
June 9, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
July 14, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
August 11, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
??? Post Picnic
September 8, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
October 13, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting 
November 5-8, 2020 - VFW Western Conference see more 
November 10, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
December 7, 2019 - Grand Event (Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Contest Banquet)
December 8, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting

 

Past Events

February 11, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting  
January 14, 2020 - Monthly Post Meeting
December 10, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting 
December 7, 2019 - Grand Event (Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Contest Banquet) 
November 12, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting
October 8, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting
September 14, 2019, Saturday, 10AM, District 5 Meeting at Post 11453
September 10, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting 
August 13, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting 
July 27, 2019 - Deployed Family Members Picnic: David R. Romero Park, Cheyenne   
July 9, 2019 - Monthly Post Meeting
June 11, 2019, 7PM - Monthly Post Meeting
June 8, Poppy Drive, King Soopers  
June 6-9, 2019 - Dept of Wy Convention, Gillette, WY  
May 25, Walmart (on Livingston) 
May 14, 2019, 7PM - Monthly Post Meeting (Post Officer Installation), Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.  
May 11, 2019, Poppy Drive, Sams Club
April 27, 2019, 10AM - District 5 Meeting Post 4343
Apr 9, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly meeting (Post Officer Nominations end, Elections) Orchard Valley
Mar 12, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Post Inspection/Post Officer Nominations, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
Feb 12, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Whispering Chase Senior Living Center, 4320 E Lincolnway 
Jan 8, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave. 
Dec 15, 2018, 8AM-? - Poppy Drive, Tractor Supply 
Dec 11, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
Dec 7, 2018, 6 PM - Pearl Harbor Dinner & VOD/PP Banquette   
Nov 10, 2018  9AM - Place Flags on Graves, Beth El Cemetery
Nov 11, 2018, 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day. Veterans Day Ceremony 
Nov 12, 2018, Davis Elementary Veterans Day Program
Nov 12, 2018, 10AM - Fallen Warrior Memorial Dedication details
Nov 13, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
Nov 17, 2018 9AM - Retrieve Grave Flags, Beth El Cemetery
Oct 9, 2018 - Raffle (at Post meeting) Flyer pdf Congrats Ray.
Oct 9, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.
Oct 6, 2018 - Install sod at VA RRTP 
Sept 11, 2018, 7PM - Regular monthly meeting
Sept 29, 2018, 11:30 AM - 2 PM, Membership Drive Picnic; about 25 people attended.
June 2018 100% membership
June 2018 VFW Special Project Award/Community Service Citation (Walk Across Wyoming)
 

Poppy Drives 

 

 

Post Poppy

We enjoyed visiting with many great people during our 2019 Poppy Drives in Cheyenne. We look forward to seeing you in 2020 when it warms up a bit. We truly thank you for your tremendous support.
 
 
 
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