Updated May 29th, 2023
These Are The Latest Things Happening Around the Post
On Line Store News: The VFW Post 4031 On-Line Store is now offering Red Shirt Friday Shirts. See the promotion banner above. We have a large number of both men's and ladies' shirts now with more coming soon. Be one of the first to purchase one of these shirts. You can order using this website's On-Line Store or by downloading, filling out, and submitting a Red Shirt order Form. Orders are being accepted now. Click on the thumbnail below to see the Red Shirt Flyer.
Click on the thumbnail below to download the VFW Post 4031 Red Shirt Order Form.
One of our favorite three year sponsors, Star Liquors, shows off their Red Shirts while demonstrating their continuing support for our troops deployed worldwide, as well as, La Plata County veterans during Memorial Day. You can get your Red Shirts to join them in celebrating Red Shirt Fridays at our On-Line Store. Thank you Star...you all are our stars!
The VFW Branded Blue Hoodies and the VFW Branded Red Long Sleeve Shirts are on sale. See the promotion banner above. We are almost sold out of these items and this is a 20% off clearance sale. Click on the Store Icon below to go to the On-Line Store.
May is Membership Month
We welcome any of our military brothers and sisters to join us in our continuing quest to help our fellow veterans. Join VFW Post 4031 and earn all the benefits of being a member of the VFW and our Post. Joining VFW Post 4031 keeps us growing and healthy. For more information click on the Join Icon Below.
Please Remember to Renew Your Membership
We 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 for $45.00 to Quartermaster VFW Post 4031, 1550 Main Avenue, Durango, CO., come into the Post and paying in person, or pay by credit card by clicking the icon below. You can pay using a credit card by clicking on the button below.
If you are a member of the VFW at-large or another Post and you would like to transfer to our Post we will welcome you with open arms. For more information click on the icon below.
Become a Legacy Life Member.
If you are already a Life Member, we encourage to upgrade your Membership to Legacy Life Status. Legacy Life is a way you can leave a Legacy to the VFW and to our Post. Yes, it costs a little bit more money but when you do, a Payment in your behalf is made to National, Department, and Post 4031 annually. There are three levels of Legacy Life Membership. For more information click on the icon below.
Former La Plata County Veteran Service Officer Richard Schleeter recently passed away after a lengthy illness. We don't have any details yet about services, but will let you know when we hear. He was active in the VFW, the American Legion and the DAV and helped many of our local veterans and families. He will be sorely missed. He will be honored at the Post and on the TAPS page of this website.
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 Fourth of July Celebration.
Sponsor an event now by clicking on the Sponsorship button below.
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
- Members of the Public Relations Committee
- Help with our Annual Memorial Day Events
- On Line Store Support staff
If 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 years
Dalton Ranch Golf Club
Sponsors who have sponsored us two years.
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Serious Texas BBQ
A & L Coors
DK Mortgage Norm Phillips Team
Durango Harley Davidson
La Plata County Republicans
Southwest Colorado Community Foundation
Mr. Craig Fairchild
Veterans Benefit Breakfast
The 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 June 4th 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 June 19th at 5:30 PM.
Veterans Relief Committee News
Future Planned Events
Veterans 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 the Annual Veterans River Float on June 25th. To go to the Veterans Relief Page click this link.
The next Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held June 20th at 1:00PM. The PRC meeting will normally be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Public Relations Committee News
The PRC is planning a number of events in the coming months including a Red Shirt Friday Shirt On-Line Store sale, Membership Drive in May, a Legacy Life Membership Drive in May, and a Sponsorship Drive in June. 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 April 2023 Post Meeting Minutes and previous months minutes. The May 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.