Become a sponsor of VFW Post 4031's 50th Year Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Dinner. By sponsoring our Commemoration, you will be honoring Vietnam Veterans by helping host a Dinner Celebration. Your donation helps us make this event even more special. HELP WELCOME HOME OUR LOCAL VIETNAM VETS.
You can now help sponsor one of VFW Post 4031's events. Our events help support veterans in many ways, build Post Spirit, and foster strength among our local veterans. Your sponsorship funds no matter how large or how small will help make our events special. The next event needing sponsors is our annual Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Dinner on March 29th, 2023.
Your organization can advertise on our website when you become a sponsor of VFW Post 4031. Your sponsorship is a great way to advertise your business' support of veterans and can yield great benefits to your business. Join us supporting VFW Post 4031 and local veterans.
We miss our members who have not paid their annual dues. Your membership is the heartbeat of our Post. Please renew your Annual Membership now. You can now renew your membership by credit card for your convenience. PLEASE RENEW NOW.
We have the perfect venue for your event. Rent the VFW Post 4031 hall for parties, get togethers, and other celebrations. Our building has many amenities and support for your special event. For those interested feel free to come visit to take a tour of Post Building's Halls. Call us for more information or to have us mail you a brochure. You can also download the brochure here.
VFW Post 4031 is a Veteran Non-Profit organization. Your donations to our Post will directly support our various Veteran's Programs.
VFW Post 4031 would like you to join us by becoming a member, remaining a member, or transferring your membership to our Post. Are you a veteran who is interested in joining an organization that is dedicated to the support of veterans, veteran's families, and the military in general? Join now!!! Vets helping Vets.
The VFW Auxiliary provides unwavering support to our veterans, our veteran's families, and Post 4031.
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The VFW Post 4031 is currently offering VFW Branded Hats in various colors, Blue and Red Mens and Women's Polos, Long Sleeve VFW Red Shirts, and VFW Blue Hoodies. These offerings are offered at a discount from ordering from the VFW Store. These offerings are also available at the Post Canteen. You can pay by credit card on the linked page. Get some now!
We at VFW Post 4031 honor each of our members. We encourage you to join, renew, or transfer your membership to VFW Post 4031. By joining or continuing your membership you are making a statement that you support your fellow veterans in La Plata County. The linked page also allows you to download an application, a membership form, or to renew your membership by credit card. If you have questions please contact us at any time.
By becoming a sponsor of VFW Post 4031, you become one of the supporters of our La Plata County supporters of veterans. In return for your sponsorship we will advertise your company on our website, on our outdoor sign, and in other ways. By sponsoring one of our events you will help us make each event special and more meaningful to our veterans. In return for sponsoring one of our events we will make it known that you support our La Plata County veterans.
VFW Post 4031 offers rental of one or more of our facilities for your event. The link here will send you to our webpage describing our Hall Rental Opportunities and where you can also download our brochure.
Updated March 22nd, 2023These Are The Latest Things Happening Around the Post
Please Remember to Renew Your MembershipWe miss our expired members!! If your membership has expired or is about to expire please renew your membership at VFW Post 4031. You can renew your membership by going to our Membership Page by clicking on the Renew Membership button below.and then follow the instructions contained there. Then send a check to Quartermaster VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Avenue, Durango, CO., come into the Post and paying in person, or pay by credit card. You can pay using a credit card by clicking on the button below.
You can now make a donation to VFW Post 4031 to sponsor one of our key events. Your generous donation will make one or more of our events more special and meaningful to our La Plata County veterans and the community at large. The next VFW Post 4031 event is our Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Dinner. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger image of the VFW Post 4031 Vietnam Veteran Commemoration Flyer.Sponsor an event now by clicking on the Sponsorship button below.
Join the Adaptive Sports Association for Veterans Outdoors Ski and Ride Days. This event is free of charge for military veterans with a disability rating. The next Veterans Outdoor Day is March 24th. Reservations are required. Call the mountain office at (970) 385-2163 on email email@example.com. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of their flyer.
VFW Post 4031 will hold its annual Vietnam Veterans 50th Year Commemoration Dinner on March 29th between 5:00PM and 9:00PM. This dinner is held in conjunction with the National Vietnam Veterans Commemoration 50th anniversary celebration. In particular this year's event commemorates 50 years since 1973. The dinner will be catered by Serious Texas BBQ and will feature some "Serious Eats”. A & L Coors has generously agreed to supply beer again for the event. The Southwest Colorado Community Foundation, Mr. Craig Fairchild, Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and Star Liquors have also donated to support the dinner. Please consider adding your donation to support this event. See the event donation description in an announcement above. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of the Flyer for the event.
On March 30th between 12:00PM and 1:30PM, the Post is pleased to sponsor a new mental health program called COMET™ (Changing Our Mental and Emotional Trajectory). The aim is to teach community members how to intervene when they encounter someone in a vulnerable mental state and help shift them towards a place of wellness. The program is designed to fill a gap in existing mental health resources, which often focus on crisis intervention, leaving many people with undiagnosed distress, moderate depression or anxiety. COMET™ aligns with the cultural values of neighbor helping neighbor, where communities are their own best resource. The program aims to empower friends and neighbors to be more prepared to support others’ mental health needs before a crisis occurs. It trains community members on how to initiate a supportive interaction for potentially emotional conversations using a simple, conversational seven-question guide. The course will be led by Anna Denali, Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator, San Juan Basin Public Health.We are asking any one who wishes to attend, to RSVP for the event. The RSVP is just to get some idea how many people are going to attend. Click on the icon below to fill out an RSVP .The National VFW has announced the themes for both the Voice of Democracy and the Patriot's Pen scholarship programs. These Youth Scholarships are one of the most important programs the VFW sponsors. The theme of the Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is "What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy." The VFW National Voice do Democracy Winner receives $35,00.00 in scholarship funds. The theme of the Patriot's Pen essay contest is "How are you inspired by America." The VFW National Patriot’s Pen winner receives $5,000.00 in scholarship funds. Both these contests are due to VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Avenue, Durango, CO. 81301. The essays are due no later than October 31, 2023. Click on the appropriate icon below to go to that scholarship page. Information and a link to the entry form download are contained on those pages.
VFW Post 4031 is sponsoring a Mind, Body, Spirit Fair on Saturday April 22nd between 9AM and 3PM. For more information contact CJ Marten at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of the flyer for this event.
Jill Bauer, member of our Auxiliary and the owner of Uptown Hair Salon located at 2929 Main Avenue is offering free haircuts to veterans the first Monday of every month. Appointments are necessary. Veterans should call Uptown Hair Salon at (970) 759-8379 to book your free haircut. Click on the thumbnail below to see a large version of the Free Haircuts Flyer.VFW Post 4031 has added a Suggestion Box to our website. We welcome your suggestions on how to improve your Post. You can find the suggestion box on the News top menu and then scroll down. We will use these suggestions to improve our ability to better serve our La Plata County Veterans. You can also click on the icon below to go to the Suggestion Box.
We Need Volunteers!The lifeblood of VFW Post 4031 are its volunteers. Without our volunteers we cannot accomplish our mission to support veterans. The following is a list of things for which we need volunteers to help us.
- The Post needs someone to manage the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Programs.
- Color Guard/Honor Guard Members
- Help with the Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Dinner Event
- Members of the Public Relations Committee
- On Line Store Support staffIf you are interested in volunteering for one of these jobs please E-Mail Jeff Punches by clicking on the icon below.
Thank You Sponsors!!In June 2022 the Post ran an Advertising and Sponsorship Drive. As a result of the Drive the following sponsors are helping VFW Post 4031 achieve its goal.
Sponsors who have sponsored us three yearsDalton Ranch Golf ClubStar LiquorsSponsors who have sponsored us two years.Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadWells GroupSerious Texas BBQA & L CoorsNew SponsorsDK Mortgage Norm Phillips TeamDurango Harley DavidsonLa Plata County RepublicansSouthwest Colorado Community FoundationMr. Craig Fairchild
Veterans Benefit BreakfastThe Veterans Benefit Breakfast is one of the most important events that VFW Post 4031 undertakes. The proceeds from these breakfasts directly support veterans in need. The next Veterans Benefit Breakfast will be held on Sunday April 2nd between 9:00 AM and 11:00AM. Great food and the public is welcome. Here is a link to our Veterans Benefit Breakfast Page. Click on the thumbnail below to see a large version of the Veterans Benefit Breakfast Flyer.
The next Veterans Relief Committee Monthly Meeting will be held on Monday March 20th at 5:30 PM.
Veterans Relief Committee NewsThe Veterans Relief Committee has disbursed more than $20,000.00 in 2022 and more than $1,000.00 in 2023 to help needy La Plata County veterans. For more information about Veterans Relief click here.
Future Planned EventsVeterans Relief Committee events in the upcoming months include the following. The Veterans Relief Committee along with the Elks Lodge 507 and American Legion Post 28 are hosting several events in the coming months including a Taco Tuesday featuring an Enchilada Plate on March 28th at the Elks, a VRC Fish Fry on April 11th at the VFW , and the Annual Veterans River Float on June 25th. To see the flyers for these events click this link.
The next Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held April 18th at 1:00PM. The PRC meeting will normally be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Public Relations Committee NewsThe PRC is planning a number of events in the coming months including a Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Day Dinner on March 29th, 2023, a Membership Drive in May, a Legacy Life Membership Drive in May, and a Sponsorship Drive in June. See the entry above to see the flyer for the event and for how you can donate to this event. As always the PRC welcomes all members to seek new members for the Post and the Auxiliary. Ask Jeff Punches how you can help. Contact Jeff at (503) 961-3201.
The Post 4031 final January 2023 Post Meeting Minutes and previous months as well as the February 2023 Post Draft Minutes are available for reading on the Members Only page. Additionally all the Public Relations Committee minutes are always available for reading. Go to the Log In button at the right of the menu above, click on Members Only and then log in.
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