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VETERANS of FOREIGN WARS
Department of New York

      PROGRAMS  & AWARDS   
 

Big Ten 100% Membership Award                        The Big Ten Posts who have reported 100% membership as of  May 2, 2015 based on the  June 30, 2013 National Membership Report and have been inspected and have submitted both Community Activity Reports by the due dates will receive a specially designed Department plaque.

All State County Council Commanders
 
County Council Commanders who have performed the following requirements by May 2, 2015 will receive an All State Commanders Cap and a $100 gift certificate for the V.F.W. Emblem & Supply Catalog:    

*  Reported to the Department Headquarters membership equal to or greater than their June 30, 2014 Department membership.    

*  Have 100 % of their post inspected

County Council Captain of the All State Team
Understanding the hard work that is involved in reaching All State and the disparate sizes of the various Councils, there will be a Captain and a Co-Captain of the All State Team. The All State Commander who achieves the highest percentage will be named Captain, and the All State Commander who achieves the highest numerical gain over their June 30, 2014 totals will be named Co-Captain. The All State caps presented to them will denote this status. Should a single Commander attain both high percentage and high numerical gain, there will be only one Captain and no Co-Captain.

County Council Commanders
 
TO RECEIVE MILAGE AND PERDIEUM FOR THE CONFERENCES

Fall Conference     85% Membership by October 15, 2014-per National Memstats                               80% Post Inspections October 15, 2014-per Department Memstats           County Council Service Officer must be trained at a District or                             Department OTI by State Service Officer.

Spring Conference 100% Membership by March 1, 2015 -per National Memstats
                                90% Post Inspections March 1, 2015 -per Department Memstats
                                90% First half Post Community Activity Reports March 1, 2015-per
                                Department Memstats
County Council Service Officer must be trained at a District or Department OTI by State Service Officer before December 31, 2015.

All State Team of District Commanders
Each District Commander who’s District attains 100% of its June 30, 2014 membership total as of May 3, 2015 will be awarded a distinctive All State District Commander VFW Cap. The Commander will be awarded a State Commander’s watch if District gets to 100% by December 31, 2014.

District Captain of the All-State Team
Understanding the hard work that is involved in reaching All State and the disparate sizes of the various Districts there will be Captain and Co-Captains of the All-State Team. The All State Commander who achieves the highest percentage will be named Captain and the All State Commander who achieves the highest numerical gain over their June 30, 2014 totals will be named Co-Captain. The All State caps presented to them will denote this status.  Should a single Commander attain both high percentage and high numerical gain, there will be only one Captain.
 

District Membership Chairman Award
Recognizing the valuable contribution made by the District Membership Chairman, the Department will award a $200 gift certificate from the VFW Emblem and Supply Catalog to each District Membership Chairman whose District Commander receives the All State District Commander’s Award.

District Early Bird Award
Any District that reports 100% membership as of the dates shown below based on its membership as of June 30, 2013 and reports 90% of Posts inspected and District  Service Officer must be trained at a District or Department OTI by State Service Officer before December 31, 2014 will receive the State Commander’s Special Incentive Award.  These awards are presented at the State Convention and are awarded to the District, not to an individual.

December 31, 2014 March 15, 2015 April 30, 2015
$ 1000 $ 500.00 $ 250.00

NATIONAL DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF
 
TO RECEIVE MILAGE AND PERDIEUM FOR THE CONFERENCES

Fall Conference     90% Membership in the District by October 1, 2014-per National Memstats membership level or 85% membership one documented Membership event in the District. Membership based on 30 June 2014 level
Will attend the membership Committee meeting.

Spring Conference 100% Membership in the District by March 1, 2015 -per National Memstats or 95% membership and three documented membership events in the District.. Membership based on 30 June 2014 level
Will attend the membership Committee meeting.

 

Printable PDF All State Award Outline

Printable PDF All American Award

Post 100% Award
  In addition to the 100% membership streamer awarded by national, each post attaining 100% membership by May 2, 2015 will receive a 100% citation.  The first one hundred fifty posts having 100% membership and recruiting at least three new or reinstated members will also receive a 100% banner, and 100% pins for the Post Commander and Quartermaster “if Available from National”. Individual recruiters will receive the State Commander’s pin and tie pin.

Post Divisional Awards

A Department plaque will be awarded to one post in each Membership Division which shows the largest numerical gain over their June 30, 2014 Department membership report as of May 2, 2015 and has submitted both Community Activity Reports by the due dates and the post has been inspected.  The award will be given to the Post, not to an individual.
 
All State Team of Post Commanders and Quartermasters
Each member of the All-State Team of Post Commanders will receive an All State Post Commander’s Cap, and $80.00 to help defray expenses of attending the Department Convention. Being cognizant of the important role of the Post Quartermaster in membership, the All-State Team of Post Quartermasters who served the Commanders making the All-State Team of Post Commanders will receive an All State Post Quartermaster’s cap, and $80.00 to help defray expenses of attending the Department Convention. The All State Post Commanders and Quartermasters must be present at the Department Convention to receive the cash award.  Post Commanders and Quartermasters will be required to personally pick up and sign their own vouchers at the Department Convention. 

Minimum Requirements:

1.      A post must report 100% Membership plus two new members as of May 2, 2015 (As recorded at Department Headquarters and compared to National’s June 30, 2014 Membership Report).    

 2.      Community Activity Reports for May 01, 2013 to October 31, 2013 and November 01, 2014 to 30 April 2015 must be received at Department Headquarters prior to May 2, 2015.  Post must be inspected prior to April 30, 2015 and the Inspection Report received by the Department Inspector prior to May 2, 2015.    

 3.      Post Service officers must be trained at a District or Department OTI by a Department Service Officer by April 15, 2015.

4.      The first 3 quarters of Trustee Reports in Department by May 2, 2015.

5.      Each Post must meet the minimum Points required for All State Awards (see below). 6.      Post must be inspected and have an approved Inspection Report on File at Department HQ by May 2, 2015
 
Points:
1.      500 Points for each member over 100%.

2.      500 Points for each new member or reinstated member (annual or life).

3.      500 Points for 3 Poppies ordered for each member of the Post from Department of New York.

4.      1000 Points for 5 Poppies ordered for each member of the Post from the Department of New York.

5.        3000 Points for 10 Poppies ordered for each member of the Post from the Department of New York.

6.        500 Points for contributing to State Commander’s Special Project.

7.        500 Points for each Trustee report submitted to Department HQ.

8.        500 Bonus Points for each  trustee report submitted to Department HQ, within 45 days of report due date.

9.        500 Points for first Community Service report submitted to Department HQ.

10.     500 Bonus Points for the first Community Service report submitted to Department HQ within 45 days of report due date.

 11.     500 Points for Post service officer, attending Department or District OTI. 12.     500 Points for Quartermaster attending Department or District OTI.
 
8,000 Total Points minimum required for All-State Award (Awards limited as noted below)   Total point accumulation will be used to determine which Post Commanders will receive the All State Awards once the minimum requirements have been met.  The total number of All State Awards may be limited to 80 and may be allocated to each Membership Division.  If not enough posts qualify in a Division, the Commander may allocate the unused awards to other Divisions.  If many more posts qualify, additional cap awards will be considered.
 
               Post Membership Divisions

         Division            Membership            All State Awards

1 25 to 75 26
2 76 to 175 26
3 176 to 300 15
4 301 to 450 8
5 451 to 600 2
6 601 to 750 1
7 751 to 900 1
8 901 Plus 1

New Post Commander’s Award
The Post Commander of any new Post chartered during the 2014-2015 membership year that obtains a membership of 50 new or reinstated members by May 2, 2015 will receive a Life Membership in the VFW and a Life Member cap. If the Post Commander is a Life Member then he will receive a $200  gift certificate from National Emblem and Supply. This number 50 includes the 25 needed for charter.
 
1,000 Member Award
The Commander and Quartermaster of each post having 1,000 members or more which reports 100%  membership as of  May 2, 2015 based on the June 30, 2013  National Membership Report and has been  inspected and has submitted both Community Activity Reports by the due dates will receive a Cross VFW Pen and Pencil set.
 
Perpetual Life Membership Charter Award    Upon the request of a New Post, the State Commander will present a perpetual Life Membership Charter earned during the current membership year 2015. The Post will receive a $100 gift certificate from the VFW Emblem and Supply Catalog.