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Add 17 August 2018

Commanders and Comrades,
Please make sure the Community Service is reported IAW National By-Laws.  There should be no reason why a post can’t meet the requirements for this.  If any post feels they need assistance in how to report Community Service or what is Community Service, please call, text or email me.  I will be more than happy to assist or have one of my awesome District Officers help.
John E. Shipley
District 20 Commander
830-200-6211

john.shipley1955@att.net

On Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:18 PM, Roy Grona <Roy@texasvfw.org> wrote:
Comrades,
Please ensure that this email is forwarded to all Posts in Texas. All Post Commanders are reminded that in accordance with the recent Texas VFW By-Law change that was approved at the 98th Annual Convention, all Posts in Texas must complete the following:
1.       A minimum of twenty (20) Community Service Projects of which four (4) shall be submitted no later than the end of August of each year, four (4) no later than the end of October of each year, four no later than the end of December of each year, four (4) no later than the end of February of each year, four (4) no later than the end of April of each year for a total of twenty (20).
Note:  The first four (4) are due no later than the end of August 2018.
2.       A minimum of nine (9) Americanism projects, three (3) of which will be submitted no later than the end of September of each year, three (3) of which will be submitted no later than the end of December of each year, and three (3) of which will be submitted no later than he end of March of each year for a total of nine (9).
3.      Six (6) youth projects of which two (2) will be submitted no later than the end of October of each year, two (2) no later than the end of January of each year and two (2) of which will be submitted no later than the end of April of each year for a total of (6).
These are not negotiable as they are now written into our Texas VFW By-Laws and have been approved by National. Post Commanders, as one of their duties, are required to enforce all By-Laws, National, Department and Post. Posts that want to be in contention for All State will lose that opportunity if they do not comply. We have a couple of weeks left in August so make sure these get in. Thank you.
Roy J. Grona
State Adjutant/Quartermaster
Department of Texas