ALLSTATE

 

2018-2019 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, 2019.

 

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

 

3.  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 150 points. 

 

 

 

Each All-State Commander will receive an All-State Post Commander’s cap, 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 Post will also receive a $300.00 cash award for the 2019 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, 2019, will receive the All-State Award at the State Convention, however, a Post or Council or District that has all of their reports completed and turned in by April 30, 2019 has until June 30, 2019, to meet the All-State membership requirements. 

 

 

 

The Post, County Council and District All-States earned after April 30, 2019 and before June 30, 2019, will have their awards presented at the Posts/Councils/Districts first District 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 check list must be at Department by April 30, 2019 to be considered for All-State. 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 2, 2019. 

 

 

 

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, 2018
Eight (8) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by December 31, 2018
Six (6) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by January 31, 2019

 

Four (4) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by February 28, 2019
Three (3) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by March 31, 2019
Two (2) points will be awarded if Post is 100% by April 15, 2019 

 

 

 

Points are not cumulative. If you are 100% by November 30, 2018 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 (or fraction thereof) over 100% 

 

 

 

AMERICANISM

 

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

 

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

 

      Americanism 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 or $1 per member donated 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, 2018.  

 

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

 

 

 

CAMP TROTTER

 

1.   Four (4) points for every child (or child scholarship) a Post financially sponsors to Camp Trotter during the camping season to include children from the VFW National Home.  Post number, child’s name(s)(or scholarship amount) and amount donated must be reported to the All-State Director.  [Sixteen (16) points maximum].

 

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

 

3.   One (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member donated to Camp Trotter.  [Four (4) points maximum]. Checks must go through the Department.

 

4.   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.
     Any other Community Service Volunteer Activities are reportable.

 

1.  Five (5) points if any New Member Community Service project is reported to the Community

 

     Service Director by the program deadline. 

 

2.  Five (5) points if an Outstanding Community Service Project is reported to the Community

 

     Service Director by the program deadline.  

 

     

 

Commander’s Special Project

 

1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 or $1.00 per member donates through Department for Cancer

 

     [Four (4) points maximum]. 

 

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 ].  

 

 

 

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 10thof each month

 

     following the activity. [Twelve (12) points maximum]. 

 

    

 

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. [Twelve (12) points maximum]. 

 

    

 

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]. 

 

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 All-State 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 Safety 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. [Twelve (12) points maximum].   

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

SCOUTING

 

1.  One (1) point for each $25.00 donated to the Scouting progam.  [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, 2018.  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 All-State Director. 

 

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

 

     All-State 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.  A report must be sent to the

 

     All-State Director 

 

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

 

     be sent to the All-State Director.

 

 

 

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. [Fifteen (15) points maximum].

 

 

 

 

 

VETERANS AND MILITARY SUPPORT

 

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

 

 

NATIONAL DESERT STORM WAR MEMORIAL

 

1. One (1) point for each $25.00 donated National Desert Storm War Memorial.  [Four (4) points

 

    maximum].  Donations must go through Department. 

 

 

 

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

 

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

 

     for judging. [Five (5) points maximum].

 

 

 

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 a Veterans Training Seminar. [Fifteen (15)

 

     points maximum]. 

 

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 10thday of the month following the

 

    activity.  [Twelve (12) points maximum].

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL – STATE COUNTY COUNCIL COMMANDER’S PROGRAM

 

Each team member will receive All-State County Council Commander’s cap 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 County Council will also receive $300.00 cash award for the 2019 State Convention.  You must attend the State Convention to receive this award.

 

 

 

COMMANDER’S ENTRY FORM

 

The All-State check list must be at Department by April 30, 2019 to be considered for All-State. 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 2, 2019. 

 

  

 

 

 

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, 2019.

 

2.  Must have at least 5 new members.               

 

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 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 District will receive $300.00 cash award for the 2019 State Convention. You must attend the State Convention to receive this award.

 

 

 

COMMANDER’S ENTRY FORM

 

The All-State check list must be at Department by April 30, 2019 to be considered for All-State. 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 2, 2019.

 

 

 

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, 2019.

 

2.  Must have at least 10 new members.             

 

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, 2018.
2.  Five (5) points will be awarded if all Posts in the District are inspected by October 1, 2018.
3. District must be 100% inspected by December 31, 2018.

 

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

Phil Merrow, Director                                  Robert Caldwell, Assistant Director

 

36772 Angeline Cir                                       15756 Swathmore Ct. S.

 

Livonia, MI 48150                                        Livonia, MI  48154

 

313-580-5970                                                  248-508-0232

 

Email: as@vfwmi.org                                  Email:  geminic9055@sbcglobal.net 

 

 

ALL-STATE CHECK LIST 2018-2019
Review your records and record the points of every program (starting May 1, 2019) that the Post participated in and return to Department Headquarters by April 30, 2019
Post must be 100% in membership PLUS at least 1 new member
A Post must be in good standing with all National and Department By-Laws
Must have at least 150 points from below
Ten (10) points – Post is 100% by November 30, 2018
Eight (8) points – Post is 100% by December 31, 2018
Six (6) points – Post is 100% by January 31, 2019
Four (4) points - Post is 100% by February 28, 2019
Three (3) points – Post is 100% by March 31, 2019
Two (2) points – Post is 100% by April 15, 2019
Points are not cumulative. If you are 100% in November 10 bonus points is all you get.
New/Reinstated members - one (1) point for every new or reinstated member 
One (1) point for every percentage point (or fraction thereof) over 100%
Americanism - one (1) point per month a Post submits an Americanism report to Department by the 10th of the month following the activity
Americanism - three (3) points if a Post sponsors a Flag disposal ceremony and reports it to the Americanism Director
Americanism - three (3) points if a Post sponsors a Loyalty Day ceremony and reports it to the Americanism Director
Americanism - one (1) point if a Post member participates in a Loyalty Day program (other than the previously mentioned) [3 points maximum]
Blue Star Mothers – one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department [four (4) points maximum] 
Buddy Poppy – five (5) points – if a Post purchases a minimum of 500 poppies by December 31, 2018 
Buddy Poppy – one (1) point for ordering more than previous year
Camp Trotter – four (4) points for every child a Post financially sponsors  during  the camping season [sixteen (16) points maximum] to include children from the National Home.  Post number, child's name(s) and amount donated must be reported to the All-State Director
Camp Trotter – one (1) point for each life member a Post purchases [five (5) points maximum] 
Camp Trotter - one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates to Camp Trotter through Department [four (4) points maximum]
Camp Trotter- one (1) point for every ten (10) hours donated to Camp Trotter [five (5) points maximum]
Cancer – one (1) point for each $25 or $1  per member a Post donates through the Department [four (4) points maximum]
Community Service - one (1) point per month the post submits a Community Service Report
Community Service - five (5) points if a New Member Community Service project is reported to Director by program deadline of April 1, 2019
Community Service - one (1) point per month the post submits a Community Service Report
Community Service - five (5) points if an Outstanding Community Service project is reported to the Director by the deadline of April 1, 2019
Commanders Special Project – one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department to Cancer [four (4) points maximum] 
Day of Challenges one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department [four (4) points maximum]
Gold Star Mothers – one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department [four (4) points maximum] 
Hospital – one (1) point per month a Post submits a Hospital Report  
Legislative – one (1) point per month a Post submits a Legislative Report
National Cemeteries - one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department [four (4) points maximum]
National Home for Children – three (3) points if a Post registers its colors on Michigan Day
National Home for Children – one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department [four (4) points maximum] 
National Home for Children - one (1) point for each life member a Post purchases [five (5) points maximum]
Patriots Pen – five (5) points if a Post sponsors or co-sponsors a student to District for judging
POW-MIA – five (5) points if a Post sponsors a program that involves the public and is reported to the Director
POW-MIA – three (3) points if a Post sponsors a program at the Post and is reported to the POW-MIA Director
POW-MIA - one (1) point if a Post member participates in a program (other than previously memtioned) [five (5) points maximum]
Safety - one (1) point per month if a Post submits a drug report
Safety - one (1) point per month if a Post submits a safety report 
Safety – five (5) points per category if Post submits a Firefighter, Law Enforcement or EMT of the Year 
Safety - three (3) points if a Post submits a name for a Life Saving Award [three (3) points maximum]
Scouting - one (1) point for each $25 donated through Department [four (4) points maximum]
Scouting - four (4) points for each youth category (Eagle Scout of the Year, Girl Scout Gold Award of the Year and Venture Scout Summit/Quartermaster Award of the Year) the Post sponsors or co-sponsors and reports it to the Director
Scouting - five (5) points if a Post sponsors a new scouting unit and reports it to the Director 
Scouting - three (3) points if a Post supports any scouting unit and reports it to the Director
Service Officers Class -  three (3) points if a Post holds a class. Sign-in sheet must be sent to All-State Director
Service Officers Class -  three (3) points if a Post sends their service officer to a class.  A report must be sent to the All-State Director
Service Officers Class - one (1) point for any other Post member that attends a class [ten (10) points maximum].  A report must be sent to the All-State Director
Teacher of the Year - five (5) points per category if Post sponsors or co-sponsors a  teacher to district for judging.  Grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12
Veterans and Military Support – three (3) points if a Post purchases twenty (20) or more MAP Pins @ $3.00 each.  A report must be sent to the Veteran's and Military Support Director
Veterans and Military Support – one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department to MAP [four (4) points maximum] 
Veterans and Military Support – one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department to Operation Uplink  [four (4) points maximum] 
Veterans and Military Support – one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department of Adopt-a-Unit [four (4) points maximum] 
Veterans and Military Support – one (1) point for each $25 or $1 per member a Post donates through Department to the Unment Needs program [four (4) points maximum] 
Voice of Democracy – five (5) points if a Post sponsors or co-sponsors a student to District for judging.
VTS –two (2) points per elected officer (Cmd, Sv, Jv, QM, Trustee and Adj) that attend a VTS  
VTS - one (1) point per Post member who attend VTS [fifteen (15) points maximum]
VTS - two (2) points if a Post donates their hall for a VTS training
Youth Activities – one (1) point per month when a Post submits a report to the Activities Evaluation Director
Total Points
Commander’s Photograph (2” x 3”)
Commander's Hat Size (male/female) – specify Life Member and Post number
Quartermaster's Hat Size (male/female) - specify Life Member and Post number
All donations must have been made through the Department of Michigan.
If you have any disagreements with the program reports, you must contact the Director of the program to clear up the mistake.
Any disagreements with any Post donation, you must contact Department Headquarters.
Commander’s Name: __________________________________________________________
Quartermaster's Name: _________________________________________________________
Post Name: ___________________________________ Post # __________ District #_______
Post Address: ____________________________________________________
City:____________________________ State: MI  Zip: ___________________
Mail to:
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Department of Michigan
924 North Washington
Lansing, Michigan 48906