There have been a few changes to reporting that should make things simpler:
There are only 4 categories now:
Veterans Service - If you are doing things for VETERANS, list it here. Funerals, Hospital visits to veterans, Service Officer work... it all goes here.
Community Service - Anything you do for your community including Americanism activities like parades, partnering with local organizations, blood drives. If it is not directly for veterans, list it here.
Youth Development - Anything to do with youth: schools, scouts, youth sports, Patriot's Pen, VOD, JROTC...
Legislative Activities - Get out the vote drives, hosting candidates (all sides)...
There are NO subcategories. If you marched in an Independence Day parade then describe that in the description. No need to select a sub-category. This should make things simpler as you just report what you did.
A new checkbox for VFW Rider participation. If you have a Riders group, check here if they participated in the event (wearing their vests or riding).
Make sure you are entering the who, what, where, when and why in the description. The more descriptive the better and that can make or break whether your report is accepted or rejected.
We are working to update the Community Service Guidelines for the Department of Georgia, 2021-2022. We will announce as soon as they are updated but the concepts remain the same.
News & Info from your department
The VFW is aware of the Gabrielle Beutler arrest and charges. https://gbi.georgia.gov/press-releases/2022-08-17/gbi-makes-arrest-forgery-investigation Due to the ongoing investigation we cannot comment at this time. The VFW will continue to assist our Veterans and their families and be active in the community as always. Gabrielle Beutler has been relieved of her duties as Commander and current leadership is conducting business as always and here to support the community.
State Adjutant, Georgia VFW