Changes to 2018-19 All American Program Criteria

Rick McKenna Deputy Director, Membership VFW National Headquarters - 6/11/2019

All-American Post Leadership Criteria

      ·         Greater than 50 members on July 1, 2019 (requirement waived)

·         Membership greater than 100%

·         Finish in the top 50 posts in your respective division (Please see "Note” below)

·         Voice of Democracy - minimum of one entry advanced to District Judging (Overseas Post donate $50 to National in lieu of entry)

·         Patriots Pen - minimum of one entry advanced to District judging (Overseas Post donate $50 to National in lieu of entry)

·         National Citizenship Education Teachers Award – one entry advanced to District judging (Overseas Post donate $50 to National in lieu of entry)

·         Buddy Poppy- must purchase Buddy Poppies

·         Hold a fundraiser with the proceeds going to National Veterans & Military Support Services, minimum of $50

·         National Veterans Service – Appoint a Post Service Officer

 

All-American District Leadership Criteria  

·         Membership greater than 100%

·         Finish in the top 25 Districts in your division (Please see "Note” below)

·         Voice of Democracy - minimum of one entry advanced to Department Judging (Overseas District donate $100 to National in lieu of entry)

·         Patriots Pen - minimum of one entry advanced to Department judging (Overseas District donate $100 to National in lieu of entry)

·         National Citizenship Education Teachers Award – one entry advanced to Department judging (Overseas District donate $100 to National in lieu of entry)

 

Note:  In order to be designated as an All-American Post or District this year, a Post or District must be over 100% in membership, and finish in the top 50 Posts or top 25 Districts in their respective division who have fulfilled all program requirements.

If a Post or District has not completed all their required programs as shown in the 2018-2019 National Membership Program, they will not be counted in the list of Top 50 Posts/Top 25 Districts, and every Post or District below them in the rankings effectively vaults up in the standings within their respective division.

For example, if 5 of the Top 50 Posts in a division have not completed their program requirements, and the Posts in 51st through 55th place who have completed their program requirements, those Posts will be designated as All-American Posts. 

Same applies for Districts in their respective divisions, if 5 of the Top 25 Districts in a division did not complete all required programs, they will not count towards All-American and Districts 26th thru 30th that have completed all required programs will be moved into the Top 25 will be designated as All-American Districts.

 Currently Divisional Memstats and the All-American Dashboard are not aligned, to see which of the Top 50/Top 25 have or have not met their program requirements. 

We anticipate having the All-American report sent to Departments by NLT July 3rd, 2019

 If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this change to the 2018-2019 All-American Program, please contact the VFW Membership Department at 1-888-564-6839.

 

Rick McKenna

Deputy Director, Membership

VFW National Headquarters

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