Enhance Our Website
The goal of this website is to become the primary communication hub for everyone within the Department of Wyoming so that we may all carryout the VFW mission. To do this the website will be used to send out emails (push out information), but will mainly function as a warehouse of information, documents, reports, etc., that will allow visitors to quickly find and get the information they need (pull the information).
To achieve this goal your input is essential. Currently we are looking for VFW related article updates, new articles, calendar entries, photographs, helpful documents, and other information. Here is some guidance to help make our website goal a realization.
If you have accurate and current information that should be posted on our website please email it to us. Indicating the name of the page the information should be posted to will be of great assistance.
To help protect from computer viruses we are only allowed to post document type files in the PDF (Portable Document Format/Adobe Acrobat) file. So if you wish to have a document posted please email it as a PDF. Hint: Many programs will let you save your files as a PDF, if not; an online file converter can be of use.
For images the JPG/JPEG file format works best on our website. The image should be cropped to only include the desired subject matter. Additionally, the JPG must be formatted for website use. You may already have an image editing program or app to help with this. If not, various programs and apps are available to help do this. Many of these programs and apps have a website setting to adjust your image for use on the web. If you know of a good, simple, and perhaps free app that prepares image files for website use please share the link so we can post it below.
Articles do not have to be very long, a few paragraphs, but they do require interesting substance. For articles to be of interest we ask for several things: a title, details (Who, What, Where, When, Why, How), the author, when you would like it posted to our website, when it should be removed, where more information can be found, and a lead.
The lead is of vital importance, it can be a brief summary or ask a question of the reader, but it must compel the reader to want to know more. Our news section of the website is currently set up as a list of our article titles and the lead. The lead needs to be the hook that gets the reader to click onto the title to read more, if the hook is not good enough the reader may never click to see the full article, photos, links, etc.
Please don’t despair; instead take a look at our news section. Some articles are well written, but to be honest most could have used some extra help before they were posted, and some are really dated.
We know everybody has busy lives and already gives so much of themselves that is why we are seeking just a little help from many to turn our website into a truly useful tool. Thank you.
Department of Wyoming Website Committee email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online convert images to JPG files: http://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-jpg
Royalty free images: https://pixabay.com/
Convert image for website use: Awaiting input
Future EventsDecember 7, 2019 - Grand Event (Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Contest Banquet)
December 10, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingJanuary 14, 2020 - Monthly Post MeetingFebruary 11, 2020 - Monthly Post MeetingMarch 10, 2020 - Monthly Post MeetingNovember 5-8, 2020 - VFW Western Conference see more
Past EventsNovember 12, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingOctober 8, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingSeptember 14, 2019, Saturday, 10AM, at TBD (hosted by Post 11453)September 10, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingAugust 13, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingJuly 27, 2019 - Deployed Family Members Picnic: David R. Romero Park, CheyenneJuly 9, 2019 - Monthly Post MeetingJune 11, 2019, 7PM - Monthly Post MeetingJune 8, Poppy Drive, King Soopers
June 6-9, 2019 - Dept of Wy Convention, Gillette, WYMay 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 4343Apr 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 LincolnwayJan 8, 2019, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.Dec 15, 2018, 8AM-? - Poppy Drive, Tractor SupplyDec 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 BanquetteNov 10, 2018 9AM - Place Flags on Graves, Beth El CemeteryNov 11, 2018, 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day. Veterans Day CeremonyNov 12, 2018, Davis Elementary Veterans Day ProgramNov 12, 2018, 10AM - Fallen Warrior Memorial Dedication detailsNov 13, 2018, 7 PM - Monthly Post meeting, Orchard Valley Recreation Building, 2111 S. 1st Ave.Nov 17, 2018 9AM - Retrieve Grave Flags, Beth El CemeteryOct 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 RRTPSept 11, 2018, 7PM - Regular monthly meeting
Sept 29, 2018, 11:30 AM - 2 PM, Membership Drive Picnic; about 25 people attended.June 2018 100% membershipJune 2018 VFW Special Project Award/Community Service Citation (Walk Across Wyoming)
Post PoppyWe enjoyed visiting with many great people during our 2019 Poppy Drives in Cheyenne. We look forward to seeing you next year, we truly thank you for your tremendous support.