Meeting for February 2015

Meeting LogoThe February 2015 meeting will be Thursday February 19th at the Elks, 7:30 PM. If you have anything to bring up let us know ahead of time, so things move faster. Click here for more information about the meeting location.

Committee Updates

The Post has a number of committees some required some not. Some committees have members on them some do not. AS Commander I have to be on all committees, but not as Chairmen.

  • Membership¬†*
  • Publicity¬†*
  • Community Affairs *
  • Youth Activities *
  • Poppy Drive
  • Memorial
  • Scholarship, Patriot’s Pen, and Voice of Democracy
  • Color Guard
  • Post Affairs (i.e. Christmas dinner)

* Needs a Chairman

All Committees are open we need help if you can think of a committee we do not have and should let me know. You may be on one and not know it, as in the Color Guard if you are in the Color Guard then you are on the Color Guard Committee.

2015 Spring/Summer Events Preview

  • Memorial Day Lunch at Elks (Date TBD)
  • Sr EXPO Cranberry April 24th 9 AM – 12 PM
  • School Visits for Patriot’s Pen, Voice of Democracy
  • Haine Middle School
  • Seneca Valley Middle School
  • St. Gregory’s
  • Flag placement Pinewood Cemetery (May 20th)
  • Memorial Day Ceremony Practice (May 22nd)
  • Memorial Day Ceremony (May 24th)
  • Flag Day Color Guard at Elks (Jun)
  • Cranberry Twp. Community Days Color Guard (July 9th)

2015 Fall/Winter Events Preview

  • Veterans Day Lunch at Elks (Date TBD)
  • School Visits for Patriot’s Pen, Voice of Democracy
  • Color Guard at Sherwood Oaks (Nov 11th)
  • Christmas Dinner (Dec)

2015 Poppy Drive

Memorial Day

Sign-ups will start in March. The drive will occur every weekend in May until Memorial Day (9 days)

  • Saturday May 2nd
  • Sunday 3rd
  • Saturday May 9
  • Sunday May 16
  • Friday May 22nd
  • Saturday May 23rd
  • Sunday 24th
  • Monday 25th

Veterans Day

Due to the 11th falling on a Wednesday this year thing will be a little different. The drive will occur the weekend before Veterans Day, as well as the day of

  • Friday Nov 6th
  • Saturday Nov 7th
  • Sunday Nov¬†8th
  • Wednesday Nov¬†11th

Hugh G. MacPherson
Commander, VFW Post 879
Cranberry Twp., PA