The Solid Second

Voice of Democracy Contact for the 2nd District

  _2nd VOD District Chairman
- Michael Martin
  17264 Deerfield Dr SE
Prior Lake, MN 55372

 Entry forms, Essay, Recording and Picture due to the District by November 15th
2019-2020 VOD Theme:

The 2019-20 theme is: 
What Makes America Great

Follow this link for the details -  https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

2019-2020 Patriots Pen Theme:

The 2019-20 theme is: 
What Makes America Great

Follow this link for the details -  https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships


 National Convention

The 120th V.F.W. National Convention will be held in Orlando, FL July 20-24, 2019. Success of the Convention depends upon advance registration within all Departments. Post Quartermasters have received a Special Advance Registration Form from V.F.W. National Headquarters. Each Post is asked to advance register the Post Commander. If the Post has a District or Department Officer who is planning to attend the Convention, the Post might consider sending in that registration also. NATIONAL CONVENTION REGISTRATION FEE IS $25, plus any additional attending Delegate (at $10 each).

Post Election Reports

All Post Quartermasters have received a "Report of Election of Post Officers" from National Headquarters. THIS REPORT MUST BE COMPLETED IMMEDIATELY AFTER POST ELECTIONS in April and mailed to Department Headquarters (See additional information in this mailing concerning the Report of Election of Officers), EVEN IF LAST YEAR'S OFFICERS ARE RE-ELECTED. THE WARRANT WILL BE SENT TO THE COMMANDER-ELECT immediately upon receipt of the "Report of Election of Officers" by Department Headquarters. Installation of Post Officers MUST take place before the State Convention, June 13, 2019. Election and Installation cannot be held at the same meeting.

 Department Convention

Delegates and Alternates to the Department Convention must be elected not less than 30 days prior to the opening of the Department Convention in St Cloud on June 15th. One Delegate and one Alternate shall be elected for every 30 members or fraction thereof in good standing at the time of Election of Delegates. Forms are included in this mailing for the purpose of reporting names of Delegates and payment of Department Delegate fees.

 Proposed changes in the Department By-Laws must be sent (via mail or email) or faxed (651-291-2753) to the Department Headquarters no later than MAY 5, 2019 (NO proposed By-Law changes will be accepted after this date). Resolutions and By-Laws submitted for consideration must be specific and definite as to Section, line and paragraph to be amended, with exact wordings and deletions. By-Laws must be adopted or rejected in the form in which they are submitted and cannot be amended at the Department Convention.

The District Officers, will have a Special REQUIRED Session at the Officers Training School during the evening of June 12, 2019. The Officers Training School is June 13, 2019. O.T.I. application for Posts is enclosed in this mailing. District Officers will receive forms at the District Conventions.


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The Holiday Season is upon us. Christmas only 8 days away, and the new year is right around the corner.  We need to start looking ahead to our VFW year. There are so many Posts that have 10 members or less to make their Posts 100%. It would certainly be nice if we could get the District to 100% sooner than later.

We will be having a District meeting at Post 1778 In Wells on Jan 5th 2018

25.5 So Broadway, in Wells

The District Trustees will audit Larry’s books at 10:00 AM. Followed by lunch and then we will have a joint meeting with the Auxiliary at 12:30 to announce the winners in the District VOD and Patriot’s Pen Contest. The District and Auxiliary will go to their separate meetings at 1:00 PM.  

On Jan 18th to the 20th Department will be hosting the Mid-Winter Conference at the Marriott City Center in Mpls.

Post 295 in So St Paul has sold their building.  And are settling in to their Post Home.

Post 5462 in Waconia is no longer under suspension. They are working on getting a good handle of new rules for the club and hope to have it up and running after the first of the year. The New Commander, Dan Christenson is getting new help lined up and going over the new rules of operation


Yours in comradeship

Roy J Bressler


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