ALLSTATE

All State Checklist 2017- 2018

and APPLICATION FORM for ALL STATE COMMANDER

Complete and Submit to Department Deadline April 30, 2018.

 

2017-2018 ALL STATE PROGRAM 

 

In order to be in contention for All-State honors, a Post must meet the following criteria:

 

ALL MONETARY DONATIONS MUST GO THROUGH DEPARTMENT!  

 

1.  A Post must be 100% in membership, reported to National membership by April 30, 2018.

2.  A Post must have at least 1 new member.                                                                                

3.  A Post must have a minimum of 85% retention of annual members 

4.  A Post must be in good standing with ALL National and Department By-Laws, in regard to Post audits, bond, election report and District attendance.

5.  A Post must obtain a minimum of 125 points. 

 

Each All-State Commander will receive an All-State Post Commander’s cap, a special gift, All-State Commander’s pin and All-State Commander’s citation. 

 

The Post commander with the highest point total will be named Captain of the All-State Post Commander’s team.  That person will also receive a special gift from the State Commander and $300.00 cash award for the 2018 State Convention. You must attend the State Convention to receive this award.   

 

Each All-State Quartermaster will receive an All-State Post Quartermaster’s cap and All-State Post Quartermasters pin.

 
 

A Post, County Council or District which meets all the requirements for All-State by April 30, 2018, will receive the All-State Award at the State Convention, however, a Post, County Council or District that has all of their reports completed and turned in by April 30, 2018 has until June 30, 2018, to meet the All-State membership requirements.  The Post, County Council and District All-States earned after April 30, 2018 and before June 30, 2018, will have their awards presented at the Posts/ County Councils/Districts first meeting or if requested at the first State Conference. 

THE VFW NATIONAL WEBSITE WILL BE USED FOR MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION (www.vfw.org) NO EXCEPTIONS!  SO ALLOW FOR PROCESSING TIME.

 

DEPARTMENT REPORT SHEET AND DIRECTOR INFORMATION WILL BE USED FOR PROGRAM REPORTS.

 

COMMANDER’S ENTRY FORM

The All-State Commander’s Entry Form and check list must be at Department by April 30, 2018. Pictures will be taken at the State Convention (you may send a 2 x 3 picture in with the form).  

 

All-State judging will take place on May 8, 2018. 

 

MEMBERSHIP BONUS POINTS

Membership must be received at National by the following dates NO EXCEPTIONS!

Ten (10) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by November 30, 2017
Eight (8) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by December 31, 2017
Six (6) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by January 31, 2018

Four (4) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by February 28, 2018
Three (3) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by March 31, 2018
Two (2) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by April 15, 2018 

Points are not cumulative. If you are 100% by November 30, 2017 you get ten (10) points only.

 

NEW & REINSTATED MEMBERS

1.  One (1) point for every new or reinstated member. 
2.  One (1) point for every percentage point over 100% 

 
 

AMERICANISM

1.   One (1) point per month if Post submits a report to the Department by the 10th day of the month following the activity.  

2.   Three (3) points if a Post sponsors a Flag Disposal Ceremony.  [Three (3) points maximum].  

      Ceremony must be reported to the Director.

3.  Three (3) points if a Post sponsors a Loyal Day program. Program must be reported to the 

     Director.

4.  One (1) point if a Post member participates in a Loyalty Day program (other than the previously mentioned).  [Three (3) points maximum].  Program must be reported to the Director with photos.  

 

BLUE STAR MOTHERS

1.  One (1) point if a Post donates $25.00 to the Blue Star Mothers.  [Four (4) points maximum]. 

 

BUDDY POPPY

  1. Five (5) points if a Post purchases a minimum of 500 poppies by December 31, 2017.   

  2. One (1) point for ordering more than the previous year.

     

    CAMP TROTTER

  1. One (1) point for each Camp Trotter life membership purchased by a member or the Post.  [Five (5) points maximum].

  2. Eight (8) points for every child a Post financially sponsors to Camp Trotter during the camping season.  This includes children from the VFW National Home. [Thirty-two (32) points maximum].

  3. One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donated to Camp Trotter.  [Four (4) points maximum].  

  4. One (1) point for each $25.00 spent on Camp Trotter merchandise including but not limited to pins, shirts and golf hole sponsorship.  

  5. One (1) point for each player registered for the Camp Trotter Annual Golf Outing.  [Maximum four (4) points]. 

  6. One (1) point for every ten (10) hours donated to Camp Trotter for Children.  [Five (5) points maximum]. All hours must be reported to the Camp Director.

     

    CANCER

    1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donation to the Department of Michigan Cancer Research Program.  [Four (4) points maximum].

         

    COMMUNITY SERVICE  

     Monthly Reporting

    1.  One (1) point per month if a Post submits a Community Service Report to Department by      the 10th day of the month following the activity.                                                                        
     New Member Community Service Volunteer of the Year Award     

    1.  Five (5) points for the  first New Member Community Service Volunteer of the Year             Award Nomination submitted to the Community Service Director by the program                   deadline.  

    2.  One (1) point [Four (4) points Maximum].for each additional New Member Community Service          Volunteer of the Year Award Nomination submitted to the Community Service Director by the            program deadline.                                                                                                                                             3.  Five (5) points if your Post entry is selected as the District New Member Community Service                Volunteer of the Year and reported to the Community Service Director by the program deadline. 4.  Five (5) points if your Post entry is selected as the Department New Member Community Service       Volunteer of the Year.  

                                                                                                                                                                Commanders Special Project                                                                                                                            1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donation to the Commander’s                  Special Project, Cancer.  [Four (4) points maximum].                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Outstanding Community Service Project                                                                                                        1.  Five (5) points if an Outstanding Community Service Project is submitted to the Community                Service Director by the program deadline.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Department Outstanding Community Service Post                                                                                      1.  Five (5) points if Post is selected as a Department Outstanding Community Service Post.                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Outstanding Community Service Post                                                                                             1.  Five (5) points if Post is selected as a national Outstanding Community Service Post                                                                                             

DAY OF CHALLENGES

1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donated to the Day of Challenges Program. 

     [Four (4) points maximum ].  

 

EMPLOYMENT/HOMELESS VETERANS 

1.  Five (5) points will be awarded if a Post sponsors a Homeless Veterans program.  Project must

     be reported to the Director.     
2.  One (1) point will be awarded for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donated to a Homeless

     Veterans program.  [Four (4) points maximum]. 

3.  Five (5) points will be awarded to any Post that sponsors a Job Fair.  Project must be reported to      the Director.


FUNDRAISERS

1.  One (1) point for every member of a Post who works one shift for a Department fundraiser. [Five (5) points maximum].  

 

GOLD STAR MOTHERS

1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 donated to the Gold Star Mothers.  [Four (4) points maximum].

 

HOSPITAL PROGRAM

1.  One (1) point per month if  a Post submits a report to Department by the 10th of each month

     following the activity.    

 

LEGISLATIVE 

1.  One (1) point will be awarded each month a Post submits a legislative report or response letter 

     with your monthly Community Activity report.  [Maximum twelve (12) points].  

     

NATIONAL CEMETERIES

1.  One (1) point will be awarded for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donated to the National 

     Cemeteries (Fort Custer and Great Lakes).  [Four (4) points maximum].  

 

NATIONAL HOME 

1.  Three (3) points if a Post registers its colors on Michigan Day at the VFW National Home for 

     Children. 

2.  One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donated to the Michigan House at the VFW

     National Home for Children.  [Four (4) points maximum].   
3.  One (1) point per life membership to the VFW National Home for Children purchased by the 

     Post or a member  [Five (5) points maximum].  
4.  Five (5) points for each VFW National Home child financially sponsored to Camp Trotter during the camping season.  [Fifteen (15) points maximum].

 

PATRIOTS PEN

1.  Five (5) points if a Post sponsors or co-sponsors a student entry to District for judging.

 

POW-MIA

1.  Five (5) points if a Post sponsors a POW-MIA program that involves the public.  Program must be reported to the Director.  

2.  Three (3) points if a Post sponsors a POW-MIA program at the Post.  Program must be reported to the Director.   

3.  One (1) point if a Post member participates POW-MIA program (other than the previously 

     mentioned).  [Five (5) points maximum].  Program must be reported to the Director. 

 

SAFETY

Drug
1.  One (1) point per month if a Post submits a report to Department by the 10th day of the

     month following the activity.  

 

Safety
1.  One (1) point per month if a Post submits a report to Department by the 10th day of the 

     month following the activity.    

2.  Five (5) points per category when a Post submits to the Director a Firefighter of the Year

     award, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award or Emergency Medical Technician of the 

     Year award.   Entries must be submitted to the Safety Director by December 31, 2017.  

3.  Three (3) points if a Post submits a name for a Life Saving Award. When submitting an entry, 

     make sure you include supporting documents in the form of newspaper 

     articles, etc.  [Three (3) points maximum].  Entry must be submitted to the Safety Director.  

4.  Ten (10) points if a Post participates in the Director’s Special Project:  

a. Michigan ranks in the top 3 states in the country when it comes to civilian fire deaths. 

    Since January 2015, there have been a total of 134 deaths.  In an effort to help curtail 

    this problem, I am challenging each Post to work with their local Fire Department to put 

    together a program to address this problem with their local community.  

b. A Post that conducts a program with their local Fire Department will receive an extra 

    ten (10) points toward the All State Program.  To receive the extra points the Post must 

    submit a packet to the Program Director no later than April 30, 2018.  This should 

    include a three ring binder with pictures and an essay detailing the project.   Any 

    questions should be directed to the Program Director.  

 

SCOUTING

1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 donated to the Scouting program.  [Four (4) points 

     maximum]. Donations must go through Department. 

2.  Four (4) points for each youth category the Post sponsors or co-sponsors and sends  to the Director for judging by April 1, 20178.  Categories include: 

            Eagle Scout of the Year

            Girl Scout Gold Award of the Year

            Venture Scout Summit/Quartermaster Award of the Year

3.  Five (5) points for sponsoring a new Scouting unit with a copy of the charter being

     sent to the Director.  

4.  Three (3) points for supporting any Scouting unit.  Proof must be sent to the

     Director.

 

SERVICE OFFICERS CLASS

1.  Three (3) points if a Post holds a class. Sign-in attendance must be sent to the All-State Director. 

2.  Three (3) points to a Post that sends their Service Officer to a class.  Credit is given for

     attending the first training only.  

3.  One (1) point for any other Post member that attends.  [Ten (10) points maximum].     

 

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

1.  Five (5) points in each category, (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) when a Post sponsors or co-sponsors a teacher 

     for judging.  Proof must be reported to the Director. 

 

VETERANS AND MILITARY SUPPORT

MAP
1.   Three (3) points if a Post purchases twenty (20) or more MAP Pins @ $3.00 each.  Pins must

      be paid for when ordered. 
2.   One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donated to MAP.  [Four (4) points

      maximum].      

    

Operation Uplink
1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donated to Operation Up-Link. [Four (4)

     points maximum].   

 

Adopt a Unit 
1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donated to Adopt-a-Unit.  [Four (4) points

     maximum]. 

 

Unmet Needs
1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donated to the Unmet Needs Program. [Four (4) points maximum].   

 

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

1.  Five (5) points will be awarded if a Post sponsors or co-sponsors a student entry to District 

     for judging.

 
 

VTS PROGRAM

1.  Two (2) points per Elected Officer (Commander, Sr., Jr., QM, Trustees and Adjutant) who

     attends a Veterans Training Seminar.   

2.  One (1) point for any other member who attends  the Veterans Training Seminar or the 

     modified seminar.  [Fifteen (15) points maximum].  Credit is given only for attending the first 

     training. 

3.  Two (2) points if a Post donates their hall for VTS training.  

 

YOUTH ACTIVITY

1. One (1) point if a Post submits a report to Department by the 10th day of the month following the activity.  

 
 

ALL – STATE COUNTY COUNCIL COMMANDER’S PROGRAM

Each team member will receive All-State County Council Commander’s cap, a special gift and an All-State Commanders Citation. The County Council Commander with the highest point total will be named the Captain of the All-State County Council Commander’s team.  That person will also receive $300.00 cash award for the 2018 State Convention.  You must attend the State Convention to receive this award. 

 

COMMANDER’S ENTRY FORM

The All-State Commander’s Entry Form should be in Department by April 30, 2018. Pictures will be taken at the State Convention (you may send in a 2 x 3 picture with this form).  All-State judging will take place on May 8, 2018. 

   

PARTICIPATION

Must be in compliance with the Department By-Laws in regard to County Council audits and bond.

MEMBERSHIP

1.  Must be 100% in membership, reported to National membership by April 30, 2018.

2.  Must have at least 1 new member.                 

3.  One (1) point will be awarded for each member over 100%.  

AUDITS AND DUES

The County Council must be 100% in audits and election reports.

 

ALL-STATE DISTRICT COMMANDER PROGRAM

Each team member will receive All-State District Commander’s cap, a special gift and an All-State Commander’s citation.  The District Commander with the highest point total will be named Captain of the All-State District Commander’s team.  That person will also receive $300.00 cash award for the 2018 State Convention. You must attend the State Convention to receive this award. 

 

COMMANDER’S ENTRY FORM 

The All-State Commanders Entry Form should be in Department by April 30, 2018. (Pictures will be taken at the State Convention or you may send in a 2x3 picture with this form). All-State judging will take place on May 8, 2018.

  

CANCER BOOTH 

District must provide a Cancer Booth raffle prize for all conferences and convention 

 

AMERICANISM/LOYALTY DAY/POW-MIA

District must sponsor a public Americanism, Loyalty Day or POW-MIA program.  Program must be reported to the Director.  

 

PARTICIPATION

District Commander, Senior Vice or Junior Vice must attend each C of A at Department Conferences and Convention. The District must be in good standing with Department and National By-Laws in regard to District audits and bond.

 

MEMBERSHIP

1.  Must be 100% in membership, reported to National membership by April 30, 2018.

2.  Must have at least 1 new member.                 

3.  One (1) point will be awarded for each member over 100%.  

INSPECTIONS

1.  Ten (10) points will be awarded if all Posts in the District are inspected by September 1, 2017.
2.  Five (5) points will be awarded if all Posts in the District are inspected by October 1, 2017.
3. District must be 100% inspected by December 31, 2017.

 

AUDITS AND DUES

1.  District must be 100% in Post audits and election reports.  

 
 

In the event of a tie, the County Council or District who showed the earliest 100% membership date will be the winner.   

 

Sherwood Pea, Director                                Robert Wilson, Assistant Director

3213 Clement St.                                           4059 Grand Oaks Ct.

Flint, MI 48504                                             Burton, MI  48519

810-309-6427                                                 810-742-6020

Email:  as@vfwmi.org                                   Email:  yoemanbob@yahoo.com