These Are The Latest Things Happening at the Post
The VFW Post 4031 Auxiliary is having an Auxiliary Appreciation Party! The party will be on Saturday October 7th between 6PM and 9PM. The party is for Auxiliary members and guests. There will be music, games, and Hors D'oeuvres. This will be a lot fun! Click on the thumbnail below to see a full size version of the flyer for the party.
Youth Scholarships, Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen
In April National VFW announced this year's themes for the two VFW Youth Scholarships, Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen. The theme for the Patriot's Pen is "How are you inspired by America" and is applicable to students in grades 6 - 8. The Theme for the Voice of Democracy is "What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy" and is applicable to students in grades 9 -12. The entries for these scholarships is October 31st. This year there are two ways to enter for these scholarships. The first is a paper entry form which contains information about how to enter and the due dates. The thumbnails below are the paper entry forms for the two scholarships. Click on the thumbnails below to see a full size form suitable for printing.
The Second way to enter the competition for these scholarships is by using the Scholars App. Click on the following link to go to the Scholars App website. Scholars App. The thumbnail below is the form for the VFW Post 4031 Scholars App page. Click on the thumbnail to go to the Full size page. Use your camera to scan the QR for the scholarship and go to the appropriate page which tells the student how to enter.
Veterans Movie Nights
VFW Post 4031 will hold a Veterans Movie Night every First and Third Saturdays at 6:00PM. The movies are free and refreshments are available. Click on the thumbnail below to see the Movie Night Flyer.
Coming in October - - NFL Sunday Football!!
NFL Sunday Football will return to VFW Post 4031 starting Sunday October 1st. NFL Sunday Football at the Post will be held following each Veterans Benefit Breakfast starting at 12:00PM. The games will be shown between October and January. This year promises to be very special because in addition to the football there will be All Star Sports Trading Card exchanges, Fantasy Football, and more. Food will be available using Door Dash. Stay tuned for additional information. Text (970) 344-7642 for more information. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version of the flyer for NFL Sunday Football at the Post.
NEW On-Line Store Item!!!!
On Line Store News: The VFW Post 4031 On-Line Store is now offering both short sleeve and long sleeve 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. Join all those who have purchased their RED Shirts and Support Our Troops. Wear your RED Shirt proudly. 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 one of the VFW Post 4031 Red Shirt Order Forms.
VFW Mesh Back Trucker Hats are in!!!
We have Dark Blue and Red Mesh Back Hats in stock. They are available at the Post canteen. They are also available in the VFW Post 4031 Post On-Line Store. Buy soon because there are only a few of each color of Hat. These hats are offered at $27.00 each. These hats are great in hot weather and still comfortable year round.
VFW Brown Hats Are Back in Stock
VFW Post 4031 received a new shipment of Brown Canvas Hats. These are the hottest sellers on our On-Line Store. Get your VFW Brown Hat now by clicking on the hat icon below.
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.
The VFW Colorado Departmental quarterly newsletters are available under our News Heading. you can see the latest Departmental Newsletter by clicking the following link. August 2023 Departmental Newsletter.
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 help with the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Programs.
- Color Guard/Honor Guard Members
- Members of the Public Relations Committee
- 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
Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Sponsors who have sponsored us two years.
Serious Texas BBQ
A & L Coors
La Plata County Republicans
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 September 17th between 9:00 AM and 11:00AM. Great food and the public is welcome. For more information about our Veterans Relief Program and to see a flyer for how to sponsor a breakfast click the link here. 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 August 21st 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 a Veterans Benefit Breakfast on the first and third Sundays of each month, a Car Giveaway on October 1st and a Fish Fry on October 21st. Click on the thumbnails below to see the flyers for the events and the entry form for the car giveaway.
The next Public Relations Committee Monthly Meeting will be held September 26th at 1:00PM. This is not the normal date because of travel conflicts. 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 continuous Red Shirt Friday Shirt On-Line Store sale, and publishing a Joint Post and Auxiliary Newsletter approximately October 1st. 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 August 2023 Post Meeting Minutes and previous months minutes as well as the September 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.