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Reminder of District 20 Meeting 9 Dec 2017 at 9am

Comrades and Sisters
As a reminder the District Meeting will be at VFW Post 8541 located at 2222 Austin Hwy San Antonio TX 78218.  The meeting will start at 9:00 am with a joint meeting of both the Auxiliary and VFW members.  The uniform of the Day will be VFW Shirt and service Cap not Jacket and tie.
Department Chaplain Allen Lowe will be attending our meeting and has asked me to relay to all the Post Commanders in District 20, that he would like to have your Post Chaplains be present at the District Meeting.
There will be a light breakfast fruit and pastries available before the meeting.
Jose Duran
District 20
Commander

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Change in Date of District 20 Awards Program

Comrades and Sisters,  I have just been informed from our Department Commander, who is also the Post Commander of VFW Post 4815, that it is necessary to change the date of our District 20 Awards program from Saturday January 20, to Sunday afternoon January 21, 2018.
To make this up to us the Post will be providing a lunch, free of charge to those attending.
The Post will open at 1:00 pm Sunday afternoon.  Lunch will be served at 1:30 pm and the District 20 Programs will start around 2:00 pm.
We will start with a joint memorial program for our departed members.  Then we will follow with the awards.  The uniform of the day for VFW members will be Blue Jacket, tie, Gray Slacks and VFW Service cap.
Also at this time I am Naming the winners of the District 20 Teachers contest.
This year we have two Teachers who will be going forward to Department.
The K-5th grade Teacher is Michele Guyer who teaches at Scobee Elementary School sponsored by VFW Post 7108.
The High School Teacher is SFC Wayne Harper U.S.Army ret. who teaches ROTC at Karen Wagner High School Sponsored by VFW Post 8541
Thank you to all the VFW Post and Auxiliaries that participated in this contest.
Jose Duran
District 20
Commander
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Flu Season is here! Veterans protect yourselves and get a NO COST flu shot!

The cold and flu season is upon us and the Department of Veterans Affairs has once again teamed up with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to allow all veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be able walk into any of the over 8000 Walgreens nationally (and the Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York metropolitan area) to receive a vaccination at no cost.  Vaccinations will be available through March 31, 2018.

Veterans wishing to receive the no cost vaccination simply need to present a Veterans Identification Card and a photo ID, at any participating Walgreens to receive the vaccination. The Group ID is:VAFLU

In addition, after the Walgreens pharmacist administers the vaccine Walgreens will transmit that information securely to VA where it becomes part of the patient’s electronic medical record.

VA is committed to keeping Veteran patients healthy, and during this flu season, vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of flu.  No matter where you live, visit your local VA clinic or Walgreens to get a no cost flu shot.  

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VFW Mission Statement

 Department of Texas VFW District 20 is dedicated to our motto

 – We honor the dead by helping the living –

 We are committed to helping our fellow Comrades

We actively participate in the communities that surround our District and Post Homes.

 Why join the VFW? Because our strength comes from you.

Simply put, the VFW strives to do good things for deserving people;

particularly veterans, their families, and their communities.

From local grassroots ideas to national influence,

we work everyday to make a difference.

It’s our strength as an organization.

And, with each individual membership,

we only grow stronger.

25th ID VV

-MOTTO-

“Do it right the first time”

Jose Duran – District Commander – Texas VFW District 20