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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.

 
 
   
 

Buddy Poppy

 
 


2017-2018 BUDDY POPPY PROGRAM

Comrades:With your continued dedication and support, the Department of Michigan, Posts, County Councils and Districts can surpass all previous years in the purchasing of Buddy Poppies and fundraising. In order to achieve this prestigious goal, it is necessary for all Districts and Posts to participate and order larger amounts than last year and using left over poppies for displays at Post functions. With your continued dedication and support we can make this a great year.Poppies are to be ordered by December 31, 2017.

 

District Chairmen: Present your program at your first District Meeting and get all Post Chairman involved in purchasing Buddy Poppies for fundraising. Remember, all monies received from Buddy Poppy donations goes into the Post Relief Fund and must be used for that purpose only. We must build up a strong Post Relief Fund to help the needy veterans in our Posts throughout the Department of Michigan. Our motto is"Honor the Dead by Helping the Living."Let's practice that motto by buying and collecting donations for the VFW Buddy Poppy Program. National also allows the use of Scouts to collect Poppy donations for Posts. The fundraising dates for Buddy Poppies are May 2018.

PROGRAM FOR 2017-2018

DISTRICT CITATION:Districts who attains 100% of Posts purchasing poppies.
Will receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place certificates.

COUNCIL CITATION:Councils who attain 100% of Posts purchasing poppies.
Will receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place certificates.

INDIVIDUAL AWARD:The Post member collecting the largest amount of money during the Buddy Poppy Fundraiser in each of the four membership divisions. Name of fundraiser and amount collected are to be verified by Post Chairman and Quartermaster and are to be received by the Department Buddy Poppy Chairman by May 29, 2017.

DIVISIONS: I - 10-65

II - 66-125

III - 126-225

IV - 226-OVER

 

 

At the 2018 Mid-Winter Conference there will be a Buddy Poppy display contest with a plaque going to the 1st place winner in each of the three categories below:

 

 

Category I - Public Promotion of Poppy Campaign (Window, booth, parade, poster displays, campaign promotions, etc.)

a. Displays must be designed for public exposure and must bear a message soliciting a

donation for and wearing of the VFW Buddy Poppy.

b. At least one Poppy used in the display must be in its original form and color with label.

 

 

Category II - Memorial or Inspirational Display (Wreath, memorial tablets or plaques, patriotic or devotional themes)

a. Displays must be designed to honor the dead, to inspire devotion to God and

Country, or to dramatize the activities supported by the Buddy Poppy.

b. At least one Poppy used in the display must be in its original form and color

with label.

 

 

Category III - Artistic or Decorative Use of Poppies (Post Home displays, table centerpieces, corsages, pictures, plaques, models, scenes, hats, novelty pieces, etc.)

a. Any display not meeting the qualifications for Categories I or II shall

automatically be entered in Category III.

b. At least one Poppy used in the display must be in its original form and color

with label.

 

 


James Hubbard, Director                                                  

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