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"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." I agree wholeheartedly that it is the dedication of a lifetime that defines true patriotism.  You all have given not only your time, dedication and effort, but—most importantly—your very being to the protection and advancement of this great country. You work tirelessly for the rights of the veterans who serve our country, while conducting the nation’s finest civic training to instill young future leaders with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to govern this country.

 
 
   
 

DEPARTMENT OFFICERS

 
 
 
 
 
Matthew David
Post: 423
Army
mdavid@vfwmi.org
State Commander
I entered the US Army in July of 1984 as an armor crewman. Was stationed at Fort Polk, LA before being assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment , 2nd Infantry Div,  Camp Casey, Korea where I earned my eligibility for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Upon completion of my enlistment in 1988, I joined the Michigan Army National Guard. I attended Central Michigan University where I joined ROTC and earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant of Armor in the Michigan National Guard. I was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 246th Armored Regiment where I served as a Tank Platoon Leader, ultimately becoming the Company Executive Officer before leaving the military. I joined C. Robert Arvin VFW Post 2408 in March of 2003 and in traditional VFW custom was nominated as post jr. vice commander at my first meeting and subsequently elected the following month. Moving through the chairs, I was nominated and elected post commander in 2004 and lead the post to achieve All State in 2005-2006. In 2007 I transferred to the Graf-O'hara Post 423 in Ann Arbor. In 2006 I was elected as 6th district jr. vice commander. Moving though the chairs, I became the 6th district commander for 2008-2009 where I lead the district to become an All State and All American district. In 2009 I was elected as the 6th district quartermaster and served in that position until 2014. I was appointed as the department Buddy Poppy director for 2007-2008 and was appointed as the MOV Editor and Historian in 2009 and served as editor until 2015.  I was elected as the Big Ten Delegate for 2012-2013, and was appointed as the national aid de camp in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. I have been married to the love of my life, Ivette, for 8 years. Between us, we have 3 sons ages 22, 17, and 13. I have been employed at Liebherr Gear Technology as the spare parts manager for 20 years.

   
   
 
Phil Patterson
Post: 6695
Army
ppatterson@vfwmi.org
Sr. Vice Commander
My name is Phil Patterson; I am married and have four beautiful children and a grandson. My wife is Lynn Patterson, daughters Bailey(21), Madelyn(17), Emma(8) my son Luke(3) and a grandson Kaiden(2) and currently awaiting the arrival my granddaughter.

I joined the Michigan Army National Guard in 1987; I served Operation Desert Storm 1990-91 and Operation Iraqi Freedom III in 2004-05 where I served as the Shop Foreman and Platoon Sergeant. In 2008 I was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (E-8) and in 2010 I retired at that rank from the 46th Military Police Command where I served as the Maintenance Supervisor.

I am a Life Member of VFW Post 6695 located in Plymouth, Michigan. As a Post Commander, in 2010-2011 my Post achieved Captain of the All-State Team and All-American Post Commander honors and was an National Outstanding Community Service Award Winner 2010 – 2011. I have also had the honor of holding these other positions: Post Adjutant 2011-2012, At the District Level: District Jr. Vice 2010 – 2011, District Commander 2011 – 2012, District Quartermaster 2012 – 2013, District Chief of Staff 2012 – 2013, Department Level: Department Legislative Director 2011-2012 and 2015-2016, Dept. Jr. Vice Commander 2013/Nov 2013, National Level: Served on the Iraq/Afghanistan Committee 2010-2011, Served as Vice Chairman of the Iraq/Afghanistan Committee 2011-2012, Department Junior Vice Commander 2016-2017. 

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a hard worker and strive to make myself and those around me better. I always try to put the organization above personal desires by doing what is best for the organization, fully believing in the VFW and its service to Veterans and their Families.

My philosophy has always been one of "Team building, Teamwork and Communication”.  In doing this it has allowed me to establish strong personal and working relationships with our comrades in all Districts. I make it a point to "listen and learn” from all parties in achieving the VFW goals.

My goal is to encourage as many young Veterans to join our great organization and to take on leadership roles. This is so we as an organization can continue to grow, and have not only the experience of those who preceded us in the chairs, but bring new ideas that can help us prosper in many avenues in the VFW. We need to continue to help those Veterans and families in need.
   
   
 
Mike Fineis
Post: 3055
Marines
MFineis@vfwmi.org
Jr. Vice Commander
   
   
 
Lynn Patterson
Post: 6695
Army
vfwqm@vfwmi.org
State Quartermaster/Adjutant

I enlisted in Army in 1996 until 2009. In 2005 I was deployed to Iraq where I earned my eligibility to the VFW. I joined the VFW in 2009 as a Post Quartermaster until 2014. While Post Quartermaster The Post achieved All-State and All-American. I was the District Quartermaster from 2011- 2012. I held the honorable position as State Quartermaster from 2012- 2013, half 2013-2014. I was re-elected February 2015. On the National level I was appointed as a Vice Chairman of the Women's Veterans Committee 2010- 2011, I continued to serve on the committee until 2013.  I am a Life member of VFW Post 6695 located in Plymouth, Michigan.

I am married and have four beautiful children. My husband Phil Patterson, daughters Bailey(20), Madelyn(16) and Emma(7) and my son Luke(2).

My Philosophy has always been one of team building and to that end I have established strong personal and working relationships with our comrades in all Districts. I enjoying talking with you all and helping you find the answers that you need to run your Post, District and County Councils. Don't ever hesitate to call on me to assist you.

 

  

   
   
 
Jennifer L. Smith
Post: 701
Army
jsmith7148@aol.com
State Chaplain
Fellow Comrades:
 
Welcome to the VFW Dept. of Michigan Website. Most of you already know my bona fides. Really, the only important point to note here is that my goal remains to serve others as I can, offering spiritual assistance, ethical inspiration, and comfort as needed. My Department email address is chaplain@vfwmi.org but please contact me via my private one at jsmith7148@aol.com; I check it often.

We also have a VFW Dept. of MI State Chaplain's Facebook page for members:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/247781718748883/    You will be sent a private message (messages; 'filtered') to ensure you are a VFW Dept. of MI Comrade and/or Aux. member. The page relates to Department Officers and is (hopefully) uplifting for all. 
 
My brothers and sisters-in-arms, please continue your worthy efforts of selfless service and know your dedication helps maintain our great legacy of patriotism; With positive change coming to each District /County Council/ Post, and/or from person-to-person with each act of giving. Let's make 2016-17 another time that touches lives with care, uplifts the spirits of those in need, and renews our patriotic purpose.  
 
Blessings and Thanks,
 
Chaplain Smith+




 
   
   
 
Jerry Smith
Post: 7581
Marines
surgeon@vfwmi.org
State Surgeon
United States Marine Corps 1970-1997, Retired Master Sergeant (E-8)

Viet Nam,1972-1974

USS Coral Sea, Libya Raid, 1984-1985

First Gulf War 19891990
USS Guam, Bosnia, Mogadishu, 1990
USS Nassau, Haiti Uprising 1994,Detachment Sergeant Major
Operation, Deny Flight Aviano Italy 1995
 
Community Awards:
Veteran of the Year, Wayland Michigan
Leadership Award, Wayland, Michigan
Patriotism ward, Wayland Michigan
 
VFW Experience
Department Hospital Chairman 2008-2011
 
 District 8 Commander 2011-2012
 Post Commander 2009-2011
 
Selected 5 Times National Convention, Veterans Services Resolution, Committee Member
 
   
   
 
Kevin Conklin
Post: 6248
Army
judge@vfwmi.org
State Judge Advocate

I joined the United States Army Military Police Corp in September of 1993.  I went through basic  and advanced training with the 795th Military Police Co in Ft McClellan, Al.  My first duty station was Ft. Lewis, Washington with I-Corp 170th MP.  I was deployed to the Republic of Panama for 5 1/2 months.  I also deployed to Honduras for 4 months.  Upon returning to Ft Lewis I was assigned to CID where I took part in undercover narcotics operations.  My next duty assignment was in South Korea.  I was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey.  My last duty assignment was with the mighty 101st Airborne Division. 

I joined the VFW Post 6248 as a Life Member in Sept 1993.  I have gone through many chairs at the post level to Sr Vice Commander.  I was elected District 7 Commander 2011-2012 and 2015-2016.  I was appointed National Aide De-Camp 2010-2011.  I was also received an appointment to the 2015-2016 National By-Laws and Resolutions Committee.
 
I have been employed by the Michigan State Police since 1995.  I am currently assigned to the Fifth District Headquarters Fugitive Team.  I cover all of southwest Michigan.   
 
I have an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  I also obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety from Siena Heights University. 
 
My family includes, Makrina (wife), two daughters (Brianna 16yrs and Amanda 14yrs) two step sons (Cameron 27yrs and Jordan 24yrs). 
 
Let's have a great year and work together as a team to continue to the traditions of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.    
 
   


   
   
 
 
 

DISTRICT OFFICERS

 
 
 
 
 
Gary Gamble
Post: 345
Marines
District4@vfwmi.org
District 4 Commander

Comrades,

I am truly honored to serve as your District 4 Commander in the greatest combat veteran organization in the world! I give you my word as a true comrade that I will do my very best serving as your District 4 Commander and CofA member for the Department of Michigan. Just a little bit about me, I was born an American and became a Marine by choice in 1981.

I earned my VFW eligibility while serving in support of Operation Desert Shield\ Desert Storm in 1991. During the 1st Persian Gulf War, my main duty was driving a tractor trailer hauling munitions and other needed war supplies from the southern Naval Port of Al Jubail in Saudia Arabia to many front line units of the 1st Marine Division that made up the sharp tip of the spear.  

I retired at the rank of Gunnery Sergeant (E7) in 2001 after serving 20 years in the Reserves. While still serving, I joined the VFW in 1993 and currently a Life member at VFW Post 345 in Redford. Over the last 24 years, I have served on many committees and positions at the Post, District, Department, and National level.

To name just a few of my many proud moments while serving in this great organization it was when I was selected Post All-State Commander (1997-98) and when I was serving as Captain of the State Honor Guard Team. When we received the 1st Place Award in Drill Competition at the VFW National Convention. We won 1st Place a total of three times (2009, 2011, 2012). These very proud moments only came by working together with dedicated comrades in as a team. I look forward to continuing to work as a team with all comrades from the State Commander right down to the newest member of the VFW.  I am truly looking forward to working as a team with every Post Commander of District 4 to help ensure we are successful supporting our veterans and communities.

Click here to visit the:  District 4 Website 
 
 
 
District 4 Meetings / Convention Dates

August 27, 2017

James Europe - VFW Post 2233, 18651 Mound Road, Detroit 48234

November 12, 2017

City of Southgate - VFW Post 9283, 16200 Dix-Toledo Road, Southgate 48195

January 28, 2018

Conroy / Renye / McNeil - VFW Post 4422 11590 Pine Street, Taylor 48180

May 5, 2018

Mayflower-Lt. Gamble - VFW Post 6695, 1246 South Mill Street, Plymouth 48170

  
ALL MEETINGS START PROMPTLY AT 12:00PM (NOON)
   
   
 
Michael Oleksiak
Post: 6782
Army
district5@vfwmi.org
District 5 Commander
The following are important dates :
All reports are due by the 10th of every month to the appropriate directors,
All audits are due by the 30th of every quarter  to Department of Michigan

   
June 24 VTS Meeting at Camp Trotter

 
July 8 VTS Meeting at Post 3323 in Westland.  This will be the closest VTS meeting this year. It will be supported by Districts 4, 5, and 6.  Please make arrangements to make this meeting.  Post phone number is 734-721-9876.

Bell Ringing  July 4th, 2017,  Post 7573; New Baltimore, 12pm!


Oakland County Council; July 10, 2017
Post 1008, Waterford; 7:30 pm


Macomb County Council; August 1, 2017
Post 9021, Warren; 7:30 pm


August 6  2017; Gold Star Mothers, White Chapel Cemetery 11am
Lunch at Post 4659; Shelby


August 6, 2017; Michigan National Home Day for Children- All Day 


District Meeting-August 13, 2017
Post 1008, Waterford  10am; Lunch; 1pm District Business Session.


August 26, 2017; District Picnic;  Post 4156 Oxbow 11am


Macomb County Council; September 5, 2017
Post 6250; Sterling Heights, 7:30 pm


Youth Camp Out; September 8th thru 10th, 2017
Get your teams Registered !


Oakland County Council; September 11, 2017
Post 1669; Royal Oak, 7:30 pm


Department Fall Conference;  September 21st thru 23rd, 2017
Boyne Highland  Reservations 1-800-462-6963





 





 
   
   
 
Danny Burchfield
Post: 1138
Army
district6@vfwmi.org
District 6 Commander

I joined the Army right after graduation in 1968. Had basic training at Fort Knox Ky and Military Police training at Fort Gordon Georgia. I was assigned to the 519th MP batallion at Ford Meade Maryland home of then 1st Army headquarters. I was down to my last year of a three year stint when I received my orders for Vietnam.  I was with the 716th MP battalion from 1970-71 and earned my eligibility for the Veterans Of Foreign Wars.

   
   
 
Tim VanWormer
Post: 565
Army
DISTRICT7@VFWMI.ORG
District 7 COMMANDER
Comrades,  

        I enlisted in the Army in December 1965.  I took basic training in Fort Knox, and AIT at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.  I was a Wheel & Track mechanic (63H20).  I went to Germany for a few months, when I decided to go where I thought I could do my country better support.  I volunteered to go to Vietnam.  I was stationed in CuChi, Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division, Hq & A Co. 725th Maintenance company. I spent 22 months in country.  I reached the rank of SP/5  E5.                                                                                                                                                   I have been Post Commander several times, and I have held all other offices during my membership.  I joined in 1967, and became a Life Member in 1977.

       I am looking forward to working with you comrades to make this a well recognized, and outstanding District.                                                                                                                                      I want to take this time to "Thank You" in Advance for your patience and support.

       Congratulations to Post 4952 Berrien Springs, Post 6803 Watervliet, Post 5319 Athens, 667 South Haven, 10704 Cassopolis, and Post 2532 PawPaw  for obtaining  100% in membership.  We have several Posts that are close reaching their goal.  Keep the drive going, were almost there.

        Membership needs a little harder push to get over the 100% mark.  We can do it if we work at it.  Let's make contact with those that have not paid their dues yet.  Don't let them get away.   District 7 slipped into 2nd Place behind District 6.

    Comrade Commander, and Quartermasters of each Post, should run a query of post members to see who  the annual members are.  The due dates are different with each member.  This is causing a problem with members that hold an elected Office in the Post.  If their dues have expired while they are in Office, they will be terminated by National as per Sec 215 of the Manual of Procedure.  An election will have to be held, and that Officer will be replaced.  Let's check the due dates of your annual members before this happens to your Post. 

    Info from the District meeting May 7th.    Please mark your calendar of upcoming events.              Dept. Convention June 1-4th, in Flint. Post Quartermasters make sure your Dept. dues are paid, so we can vote.   June 23 & 24th VTS at Camp Trotter.  Camp space is Free Friday night.  All Commanders and Quartermasters are urged to attend.

Next District meetings are:    August 5th, Post 9411 Homer,

                                                November 4th, Post 4073 Marshall,

                                                February 3rd, 2018  Post 2284 Edwardsburg,

                                                 May 5th, 2018  Post 4054  Marcellus.

        ALL DISTRICT MEETINGS NOW WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAYS ....

CONGRATULATIONS to all the New Elected Post Commanders in the District. 

  

MICHIGAN DAYS     at  NATIONAL HOME on August 6th.  Bring your Colors.                                                

        

                 

Yours in Comradeship,

Tim VanWormer


 

 

  



   
   
 
Steven Juenemann
Post: 5855
Air Force
district8@vfwmi.org
District 8 Commander


   
   
 
Terry Dowdell
Post: 5065
Army
district9@vfwmi.org
District 9 Commander
      All reports are due by the 10th of every month to the appropriate directors, 
       All audits are due by the 30th of every quarter to Department.
US Army-This is my 6th year as Post Commander of Post 5065 and this is also
my 2nd time as Distrist Commander.

Our District Meeting are       !.  Aug. 27th in 3306 Howard City at 10:00am
                                             2. Nov. 4th at 9809 Saginaw Valley at 10:00am
                                             3. Feb. 3rd at 3055 St. Louis at 10:00am
                                             4. May 5th at 4406 Belding at 10:00am 

   
   
 
Don Callaway
Post: 3901
Marines
district10@vfwmi.org
District 10 Commander

My First tour was with the Marines from 1967 - 1971, I worked in the quality assurance department as the oil analysis NCOIC. In 1970 I was deployed to HMM-263 at Marble Mountain just a few clicks from DaNang, my duties were the same except for some missions as door gunner on CH-46D seaknight helicopters, near the end of my time in Southeast Asia, I was assigned as manager of the enlisted club. After returning home my next short tour was in MCAS Beaufort where we working on the Harrier. My second stint was with the Navy Reserve at Selfridge Air National Guard Base for ten years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday August 12, 2017   Post 8594    4 W. Mechanic St. Yale, Mi. 48097

 Saturday Nov.  4, 2017       Post 3243    1148 N. Leroy St.  Fenton, Mi. 48430-2758

Saturday Feb. 3, 2018          Post 4139    128 Daley Rd.       Lapeer, Mi. 48446-7601
 
Saturday May 5, 2018          Post 1452    10380 N. Saginaw   Rd. Clio, Mi. 48420 
 
School of Instruction  10:00           Lunch  11:00 - 12:15   Meeting 12:30 - ?    
 
   
   
 
Bruce Bridson
Post: 5680
Air Force
district11@vfwmi.org
District 11 Commander

    I served our great country in the United States Air Force as a Firefighter from October 1987 to November 1991. 
   During my four years of service I was stationed at Andersen AFB, Guam, and Wurtsmith AFB, Oscoda.  I was deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990 - 91, during the Persian Gulf / Desert Storm War, earning my eligibility in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
   While in the Air Force I earned the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Longevity Service Award, NCO Professional, the Air Force Training Ribbon, and Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars.

   I am a Life Member of the St. Helen VFW Post 5680, honorably serving as Post Quartermaster, I am also the Bingo chairman, responsible for Bingo on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.  

   I have been happily married for 24 years now to Veronica Bridson, we have 1 daughter Allison (21), whom is getting married next August.

Upcoming Events:

June 10thBudget meeting at Arenac VFW, Standish
June 24th VTS Training at Camp Trotter
August 6th Michigan Days at the National Home
August 13th Bingo at Aleda E. Lutz VA Hospital in Saginaw
September 20th-24th Department of Michigan Fall Conference at Boyne Highlands
October 14th VTS Training Houghton Lake VFW
November 4th Operation Help Arenac VFW, Standish
April 28th Loyalty Day Parade - Standish

District Meetings:

August 13th Linwood/Kawkawlin VFW, 132 E Beaver Rd, Kawkawlin
November 5th Arenac VFW, 3580 W. Huron Rd, Standish
February 4th St. Helen VFW, 1914 Lake Street, St. Helen
May 6th Harrison VFW, 3190 N. Clare Ave, Harrison
(Tentatively)

Any Post Events that you would like listed, please email me at our District email address district11@vfwmi.org

   
   
 
Stanley Preidis
Post: 4499
Army
district12@vfwmi.org
District 12 Commander

I first enlisted in the Air Force in Jan 71 after my birth date being draw as #1 in the draft/lottery.  Even though I was going to Lansing Community College and had a 2S I felt better to go Air Force then wait to see what the draft did.  I was assigned to March AFB Ca and then Hahn AB Germany; getting out in Nov 74 as a SSgt/E5.  I finished at LCC and was accepted at MSU and AFROTC, graduating in May 78 with a degree in criminal justice and commission as a 2Lt.  After security police tech school in March 79 I was assigned to Wurtsmith AFB, Mi with following assignments to: Incirlik, Turkey; Keesler AFB, Ms; Ellsworth AFB, SD; with a side trip to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield/Storm; Maxwell AFB, Al for air command and staff college; FE Warren AFB, Wy; Minot AFB ND; and finally Peterson AFB, Co; retiring in Aug 2001 as a Lt Col.  Duties as a security police officer were shift commander, operations officer, squadron commander (three large nuclear security units and one in a combat zone), staff officer at 20 AF and AF Space Command.  Decorations and some awards are: Bronze Medal, Meritorious Service medal with 4 bronze oak leaf clusters, AF Commendation Medal with a silver oak leaf cluster, AF Achievement Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award with two silver and one bronze oak leaf cluster and V device, AF Organizational Unit Award, AF good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with device and Southwest Asia Service Medal with two devices.

Upon arriving in Manistee, I joined the VFW as a life member and the follow year became Jr vice. When the sr vice stepped down shortly thereafter I became the Sr and then the post commander for four years. I then went through district chairs becoming commander for the first time in 2010.  Do to weird circumstances I became commander again in 2012 and here I am again.

District meetings are at 1300/1pm with dinner at 1130:

Sept 10 at 6017 Pentwater

Nov 12 at Kaleva 6333

March 11 at Muskegon 7729

May 6 at Manistee 4499

   
   
 
Richard Plater
Post: 2496
Marines
district13@vfwmi.org
District 13 Commander

I served in the United States Marine Corps as an Artilleryman from February 1970 to June 1973 and again from November 1980 to June 2000 when I retired.  During my 23 plus years of service I was stationed at Quantico, Va with the Field Artillery Demonstration Battery, NAS Marine Barracks Guam 70-72, F Btry, 2d Bn, 10thMarines, Camp LeJeune, NC 72-73, CivDiv, Alpena, Michigan 73-80,  Re-enlisted in 1980 and reported to 1st155 MCAGCC 29 Palms, Ca 80-82.  In 1982 I re-enlisted again and reported for duty aboard the USS New Jersey as part of the Marine Detachment and was appointed 5 inch/38 mount captain, we distinguished ourselves as the best 5 inch gun mount on the ship.  During 1983 the New Jersey was on duty off the coast of Lebanon providing naval gunfire to the Marines at the Beirut Airport.  On 23 Oct 1983 a terrorist drove a truck loaded with explosives into the Marine Barracks at the airport killing 241 Marines and Sailors.  This is where I earned my first eligibility for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  In March of 1984 I rotated off the battleship and was transferred to E Btry, 10th Marines, 2d MarDiv, CLNC.  While at Camp LeJeune I honed my warfighting skills and attended Operations Chiefs School at Fort Sill, Ok.  In 1987 I was promoted to SSgt and transferred to C Btry, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. I deployed to Saudi Arabia in Aug of 1990 as part of the advance party for 1/12 and later 1 MEF.  During the Persian Gulf’s Desert Shield / Desert Storm War, earning my 2d eligibility in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.   In 1991 I was transferred to I&I Duty, D Btry, 2d Bn, 14th Marines, Waterloo, Iowa.  While assigned to I&I I was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant in 1993 and was transferred back to Camp Lejeune and assigned to the regimental S-3 shop and Fire Direction Center.  While assigned to 10th Marines Regiment I attended USA Battle Staff Course at Fort Bliss, TX.  I was promoted to Master Sergeant in 1997 and transferred back to 1stBn, 12 Marines as the Battalion Operations Chief.  I retired in 2000.      
   While in the Marine Corps I earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal.

   I am a Life Member of the Ernest G Shreeves, VFW Post 2496, honorably serving as Post Commander for 2 years running.  

   I have been happily married for 6 years now to Gloria Plater, we share 4 children 2 daughters Jessica and Chelsey and two boys Eric and Jacob.

Upcoming Events:

June 24th VTS Training at Camp Trotter
August 6th Michigan Days at the National Home
September 20th-24th Department of Michigan Fall Conference at Boyne Highlands. 

All comrades are welcome to attend part or all of these Department conferences.    

District Meetings:

August 5th Emmet County Post 2051, Petoskey
November 4th Emmet County Post 2051, Petoskey  
May 5th Emmet County Post 2051, Petoskey

 

Any Post Events that you would like listed, please email me at our District email address district13@vfwmi.org

   
   
 
Stephen R. Olsen
Post: 3165
Army
district14@vfwmi.org
District 14 Commander
Proud Yooper
2 tours in Vietnam at 12th EVAC Hospital and 3rd Field Hospital 
Married LINDA  45 yrs ago, she was my pen-pal during the war. Two children DEREK served with the Marines in Rawanda/Somalia, firefighter in Grand Rapids. Dani is MSU/WAYNE STATE grad. works at Plymouth/Canton, school councilor. Dani is Auxiliary Member at Waterford Post

JULY 14TH  JACOBETTI GOLF TOURNAMENT
JULY 15TH  VTS TRAINING AT JACOBETTI  10AM ,LUNCH PROVIDED
AUG  5TH  BEAN BAG BRAWL AT ISH POST 4573 PROCEEDS TO AID VETERANS
AUG 20TH  DISTRICT 14 MEETING AT THE SAULT STE MARIE POST 3676 AT 1PM
NOV 5TH   DISTICT 14  MEETING AT MARQUETTE POST 6   1 PM
APRIL 14/15 CONVENTION LOCATION TBA
   
   
 
Carole Morris
Post: 3900
Navy
district15@vfwmi.org
District 15 Commander


   
   
 
 
     
   
 
         
     
 
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