For the month of September, $500 will be awarded to the top Post in each membership division based on recruiting, renewing, and reinstating the most Annual members. This will count New members, annual members who renew their dues and lapsed members who pay their Annual dues to the Post.
The top three scholarship recipients for the Department of Missouri's Scout of the Year. 1st Place - Mr. Rollin F. Jackson Jr. from District 9.. 2nd Place - Mr. Drew A. Walters from District 12.. 3rd Place - Mr. Henry W. Gikonyo from District 5.. Our 1st Place winner will advance to the National Level for judging..
Through the courtesy of a grant, the Dept. of MO has a limited-time life membership incentive. If you purchase a life membership right now, the Dept. will reimburse the member for half of their cost! As with our other incentives, the Dept. QM MUST be notified to get the incentive. Once the grant is gone, the incentive is over. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
Congratulations to the following All-American Posts for 2020-2021: #30 Lee's Summit, #257 El Dorado Springs, #1000 Independence, #1667 Ridgedale, #1831 De Soto, #2210 Ste Genevieve, #2365 Woodson Terrace, #2426 Desloge, #2482 Saint Clair, #2513 Warrensburg, #2590 Carthage, #2610 Windsor, #3009 Mountain View, #3056 Wellsville, #3174 Sikeston, #3838 Cape Girardeau, #3976 Independence, #4080 Buffalo, #4101 Marshfield, #4195 Knob Noster, #4409 Harrisonville, #4680 Caruthersville, #5331 Cedar Hill, #5789 Lees Summit, #5844 Holden, #5925 Lincoln, #5993 Ava, #6278 Lawson, #6477 Poplar Bluff, #6603 Blue Springs, #6660 Lesterville, #7183 Lilbourn, #7356 Parkville, #8045 Vienna, #8220 Belton, #8828 Troy, and #9064 Elsberry
Congratulations to Districts 3, Commander Steven Sypkens, 5 Commander Andre Sidney, 14 Commander Philip Rippee, 15 Commander Jonathan Stokes, and 18 Commander Scott Huffman.
Korean War Veterans - tell your stories/memorialize your service. Join the global community connecting Korean War Veterans, their families, and supporters. Please see the below email in Announcements.
Please become a sustaining member of the Department of Missouri Veterans Service Officer program. Just click below and follow the link for the VSO donations. Be sure to click the monthly box to become a sustaining member.
Designed to help grow you membership, this FREE Website that is Synced with National, for your Post / District* / Department, is chock full of tools that are easy to use.
FOOD PANTRY NOW OPEN
The Department has recently begun hosting the Mid-Mo Military Family Pantry at our Department Headquarters, 3401 Knipp Drive, Jefferson City, MO. The Pantry is open on Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. However, if a veteran or his family is in immediate need, they can call the Department office at 573-636-8761 for assistance. Recently a freezer was donated and we will be accepting cold food donations. Below is a link to a recent article published by the News Tribune.
The POW/MIA Chairman, Joe Cerchi, would like those posts whose Auxiliary goes "above and beyond" in their support of VFW POW/MIA Programs to send an email to him outlining what makes them special so that their efforts may be recognized.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. - President Abraham Lincoln