About H.R. 4457 “Veterans Empowerment Act”

Background: Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) recently introduced a bill that would break our promise to veterans. H.R. 4457, the Veterans Empowerment Act, would dismantle the VA health care system, charge veterans for service-connected health care, and reduce VA to an insurance program for veterans. Congressman Lamborn and bill cosponsors, Congressmen Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) must not be allowed to advance this dangerous proposal.

Take Action: Urge your member of Congress to oppose H.R. 4457 and let Congress know if they cannot take care of America’s veterans, then Congress should quit creating them.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION!

After taking action, please consider posting about this Alert on social media:
On Facebook, please paste: I stand with @VFWHQ and oppose H.R. 4457, the Veterans Empowerment Act. If Congress cannot afford to take care of America’s veterans then we should stop creating them. #VFWActionAlert http://bit.ly/2hVDFmw

Decision Ready VA Claims

The Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program is the fastest way to get your VA claim processed. You can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO), such as the VFW (303-914-5595).

What is the Decision Ready Claim (DRC) Program?

The DRC Program allows you to submit VA compensation claims that are decision-ready so you can get your claim processed as fast as possible.

To submit a DRC, you must:

  • Appoint and work with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) – contact our VFW service officer.
  • Gather all relevant and required evidence to support your claim, and
  • Attend a VA claim exam, if needed, before submitting your claim.

When you work with an accredited VSO and provide all the necessary evidence with your application, you can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less.

Look here for more information about Decision Ready Claims or call the VA toll-free at 1-800-827-1000.


VFW Riders Group Forming

Looking to join a group that not only enjoys riding but helping support our brother veterans? Are you interested in starting and joining the new South Denver Post 2461 VFW Riders Group?

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Motorcycle Riders Group is a motorcycle group made up of members in good standing of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), VFW Auxiliary and invited participants who enjoy the pastime of motorcycling.

Mission/Purpose:

  • To promote and support the programs of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.
  • To promote motorcycle safety programs.
  • To provide a social atmosphere for VFW members who share the same interest.

Membership:

All VFWRG members shall be members in good standing with either the Veterans of Foreign Wars or one of its nationally recognized auxiliaries. Each must be the legally registered owner of a properly insured motorcycle and must possess a valid motorcycle driver’s license in their state of residence (military equivalents acceptable as well) or a rider thereto.

Logos, Apparel and Patches:

The use of the VFW logos and VFW trademarks are protected under Sections 803 and 805 of the National By-Laws and Manual of Procedure.

Each VFWRG may adopt a one-piece back patch or other apparel that will promote its group in a safe and respectable manner. The patch(s) may use the member’s appropriate logo (i.e. VFW Member wears VFW logo; auxiliary member wears the appropriate auxiliary logo. All articles of clothing worn by “Supporting Riders” using any logo or trademark, when authorized by the VFW, shall contain the word(s) “I support” or “Supporter”.), Post affiliation or be of creative design. In all instances, the design shall be subject to the approval of the Department having jurisdiction and that of the Commander-in-Chief, with the authority to manufacture in accordance with Section 803 of the Manual of Procedure. Under no circumstance shall a VFWRG adopt a three-piece patch; the use of “rockers” is deemed unacceptable.

It is strongly recommended that members dress in a manner that promotes a positive image for The Veteran of Foreign Wars, particularly when operating in group activities or interacting with the community. No VFWRG shall allow the use of patches or apparel using offensive language in conjunction with any patch or apparel using any VFW logo or trademark.

If you are interested please email 2461@gmail.com. We will collect names and conduct an initial meeting in March or April.

For more information:

VFWRG NATIONAL POLICY


New Members and Officers Wanted

We are looking for new Post members and future leaders. If you are interested please contact us at vfw2461@gmail.com to learn more about the benefits of membership and how you can help. Becoming an officer provides you with the opportunity to lead and looks good on your resume.

We want members and nominees who are:

  • committed to the success of the Post and VFW,
  • comradely, supportive and able to lead with minimum conflict,
  • willing to listen to and work cooperatively with all members,
  • ethical, responsible, dependable with no hidden agendas, and who
  • agree to work on getting educated/trained in how things work before they take over

Schedule:

  • February Recruitment and Arm Twisting
  • March Nomination of Officers
  • April Election of Officers
  • May New Officers Sworn In
  • June Transition and Training
  • July 1, New Officers Take Over

Per By-Laws Sec. 216, the following positions need to be filled at our next election in April.

Elected Officers:

  • Commander
  • Sr. Vice
  • Jr. Vice
  • Quartermaster
  • Chaplin
  • 1st Yr. Trustee
  • 2nd Yr. Trustee
  • 3rd Yr. Trustee

Appointed Officers:

  • Adjutant
  • Judge Advocate
  • Surgeon
  • Officer of the day
  • Service Officer
  • Guard
  • Home Board Members

Military Appreciation Day 01-18-18

You’re invited to a kick off military appreciation night on January 18, 2018 at the Hubbly Bubbly Brewery (hookah) Bar located at 16850 E Mississippi Ave, Aurora, CO 80017.

Anyone with military ID will get a 25% discount, and there will be some free food and stuff to commemorate the occasion.  There will also be a standing military discount and military appreciation night every first and third Thursday of the month.

 

 

 




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