Newsletter

February 2019

Vets Views

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VFW National Home for Children

Families are welcomed to our small-town community where they may live for up to 4 years. They work to identify what they need and want to accomplish, during which time they are provided: 

Housing

A single family home in our community for up to four years with no cost.  

Education

Tutoring, classes, secondary financial assistance and more to help accomplish goals.  

Daycare

Licensed childcare while at work, school or for respite. 

Basic Needs

Food, health care and clothing, if needed. 

Recreation

Opportunities to help with becoming whole and healthy.  

If you want to see if coming to the National Home will help resolve whatever you are going through, call us today at 800-313-4200.

Military and Veteran Family Helpline

A free service that offers information, creates connections and gives hope to struggling military and veteran families.

Call 800-313-4200 to speak with one of our experienced problem-solvers who care deeply about veterans and their families.  

In accepting families to our program, we ask only one thing of them: They must be committed to making changes in their lives. To remain at the National Home, they are expected to demonstrate consistent progress toward family goals. Together, in partnership with the whole family, we are dedicated to helping each family reach its full potential. 

From the Chaplain’s Pen ……………………………….................................. Chaplain Al Lowe

We move ever so quickly through January into the shortest month, February.  Among other things, in January I visited District 29 and District 14. Also, I attended the Texas VFW Mid-Winter meeting. On the night of the banquet, Saturday the 26th, I experienced a “minor stroke” and was taken to the hospital.  I was well taken care of and experience no after effects. But enough of the past, let us move forward.

The District 14 Convention will be the latter part of April. I certainly suggest that as many of the Comrades make plans now to attend that two-day experience. It will take place at Post 10376 Commander Wesley Lewis. It is at these conventions that By-Laws are brought before the Posts for acceptance. Also, will be the elections of all officers beginning with the District Commander. Everyone has a vote and there is no one’s vote which will be compromised. Again, I encourage you to attend that meeting of the election of our leaders.

In preparation of your attendance, I suggest you get and read the book Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This book examines the leadership style and capability of four presidents, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson. If you are planning to experience the joy of holding a position, you must prepare yourself for leadership. Get the book, read the book!

The District has achieved 102% of our challenge of membership. Again, a chance for everyone to take a positive roll in the Post, District, Department of the VFW.

Take care, do good things.  I will see you down-range.

Blessings,

Al Lowe

Al Lowe

Post, District & State Chaplain

 

Bible Verse Of The Month

 I Peters Chapter 5, Verse 7

 "Call all your care upon him

He careth for you."

 

Prayer List

 Al Lowe

 

Taps

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Continue to be respectful to all.  This is our Post and many have worked long and hard to ensure the enjoyment of all.  Continue to help and take care of the Canteen workers and show your Generosity to them.   Follow the rules and enforce them for the betterment of all. Thanks for the article on the next page. Please put your articles in the RED folder in the Canteen and I will pick them up weekly. This month's article is out of the VA Newsletter and a letter from a member.

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