Sunday June 20 from 10-12 Cars & Coffee at VFW Post 4353
There are three qualifiers for membership in the VFW, as set out in our Bylaws. An individual must meet all three in order to become a member. They are as follows:
This information is usually available through a veteran's DD-214. If other information is needed or if a veteran's DD-214 is not complete, they can contact the National Personnel Records Center at 314-801-0800 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/ to request more information.
If you would like to join the VFW pick up an application at the VFW. The applications can be found at the side bar in the metal rack. If none are available leave your name, address, phone and a note for membership information.
Your dues of just $45.00 will cover the cost of your membership for a full calendar year as a Member-At-Large.
By becoming a VFW Life Member, you make a lifetime commitment to serving your fellow service members and veterans. That's something to take pride in.
You can become a VFW Life Member by making one-time payment, or you can pay for your Life Membership through an installment plan with an initial $45.00 payment and the Life Membership billed over an 11-month period.
Fee is based on your age as of Dec. 31st.
Age as of Dec. 31 One Time payment $45 plus payments of
18-30 years old $425.00 $38.64
31-40 $410.00 $37.27
41-50 $375.00 $34.09
51-60 $335.00 $30.45
61-70 $290.00 $26.36
71-80 $225.00 $20.45
81 and over $170.00 $15.45
Post Commander Tom Ferguson
Sr. Vice Joe Bell
Jr. Vice Casey Vanderberg
Quartermaster Vicki Duflo
Post Chaplin Richard DiBuono
Post Surgeon Ahsley Carr
1 yr Trustee Gary Lufriu
2 yr Trustee George Bailey
3 yr Trustee Cliff Bruner
Service Officer Rebeca Brown
VFW Post 4353
8150 Stringfellow Rd.
St. James City, FL. 33956
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were forms in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.