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Thank You
    The beginning of the year was smooth until hurricane Harvey hit and the recovery will be for years to come.  Another phase is working the inspections of Post regulations and compliance of our National Bylaws.  Thank you team leaders for your reports that help us  keep our Posts in good working order.  We must comply, or imagine how many Posts would be in violation of our bylaws and IRS nonprofit status.
    We have to spread the news; membership is down throughout the United States especially in Texas.  Please everyone who cares about the future of this organization, work the 3R’s-Recruit, Retain, and Reinstate members.  We Vietnam brothers are the majority and if we all recruit just one and all members do the same, the mission will be a success.
    Our National Commander Keith Harmon voices concern in our membership and stopping the trend we are on.  He stated; it’s going to take all of us, from Post members to Department Commanders to increase membership.  “It’s about the Veterans of Foreign Wars”, meaning “us”.  Help keep our organization thriving.  Members, recruit military, family, and friends and ask if they know a veterans who hasn’t been asked to join.
    Our organization is vibrant in our community.  We provide youth scholarships, support our public servants, promote citizenship and patriotism. our existence will be missed if we don’t address membership.  “United we are a Team” we must remain active for the cause.  “No One Does More For Veterans” since 1899.  Thank you for your support to make a difference in membership.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Service not Self”
                                                                                                                 Edward C. Torres
Comrades forwarding this from Department for your information .
Jose Duran
District 20
For your information.
Roy J. Grona
State Adjutant/Quartermaster
Department of Texas
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Dear Industry Member,
“Selfless service” and “dedication” are two ideals the employees of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission strive toward, but for our nation’s veterans, these concepts are part of everyday life.
As part of its efforts to honor those who have served in the military, TABC is beginning a new initiative to track which TABC permittees are former service members. We’re asking any license or permit holder who previously served in the military to email to let us know their status. We’ll also re-work our application paperwork so veterans can make their status known during the application process.
Once we’ve verified that a permit holder is a former military member, we’ll send a certificate naming their establishment as a “VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS.” This certificate can be displayed at the veteran’s place of business to let customers know about their service to our country.
Additionally, TABC will continue to work with veterans such as yourself to ensure they have the tools they need to obtain the necessary licenses or permits needed to operate as a member of the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas. If we can be of any assistance in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (512) 206-3333.
Thank you for helping us honor those who have served,
Bentley Nettles
Executive Director
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
512-206-3217 office
512-206-3203 fax
Comrades forwarding this from Department.  New TABC Guide document.
Jose Duran
District 20


Gerard P Greene 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 
State Deputy Chief of Staff
Department of Texas
VFW VAVS Deputy Representative
VA North Texas Health Care System (Dallas)


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Roy J. Grona
State Adjutant/Quartermaster
Department of Texas
Veterans of Foreign Wars

From: Joe Iagnemmo [
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:40 AM
Subject: TABC Written Warning System

Dear Industry Members,

Attached is a notice regarding the new TABC Written Warning System, which outlines the agency’s approach as it relates to regulatory enforcement of nonpublic safety violations. In addition, please find attached the TABC press release from September 5 regarding the warning system. Should you have questions, please contact your regional TABC office or call the agency’s Austin headquarters at (512) 206-3400.


Marketing Practices 
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
TABC Written Warning System Notice
Comrades, all of the District Commanders were asked to verify all VFW Posts in their Districts had a quorum present for each meeting. I know this seems hard to believe that a Post would have fewer that five members show up for a meeting, however, it is a fact there are Post in this state that have had to cancel a meeting because they did not have a quorum.  A Quorum is defined as five or more VFW members present for a meeting. This email is just a reminder that the Adjutant should record in every meeting’s minutes that a quorum is present.  This can be done by stating the number of Officers that were present and stating that there were X number of members also present.
Thank you
Jose Duran
District 20

Good afternoon Dan,
I just wanted to thank you for taking my call this morning. Our program has been helping military coming off active duty finish their education and get jobs in the Midwest in healthcare. We would like to get the word out in your area since your located closer to the largest medical facility. Please review my attached flyer and let me know if this is OK to send.

Thank you,

Laura Hanoski, Chief Executive & President
Heroes for Healthcare
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