Use the form titled "Department of Michigan VFW -Community service report form".
Do NOT put the amount of credits that you receive, this will be done by the Director
Reporting dates for this year will be from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Only projects completed after May 1, 2020 will be credited for the 2020-2021 program year. Reports are due by the 10th of each month! Make sure you fill out all information required. Money value is value of hall rental, and value of donations etc.
A SHORT description of the project along with hours, value, miles etc. must be given. Any reports with only numbers will NOT be accepted!
Use the forms from the VFW web site under forms, do not make up your own forms or edit the Dept. forms.
Do NOT combine months on one page, submit separate forms for each month! If you combine more than one month on a report only one month will be credited.
List each project only once on the Program Report Form. Credit
will be given on the Department Community Activity Report in each program in
which credit is earned for each project reported.
Send a copy of any letters to and from elected officials only when requested!
The post receives one CS report and one AM report for every American and POW/MIA flag flown or displayed by the Post and post members. You will also receive one hour per flag. You can also claim the price of the flag and also when they are replaced. If a post reports more than 10% of their membership fly flags, they must supply proof!
There are only two forms that should be used for submission, Online reporting(preferred) and the inter active form on the web site. All other forms are obsolete and should not be used!
Make sure we can read your report. Make sure you identify your Post and District and sign the report. Send only one copy of the completed Program Report Form to Bob Lutz, Director at the address below. Retain one copy for Post records.
Districts and County Councils are not required to submit reports.
Please review the All-State Program for maximum credits.
SUBMIT YOUR REPORTS ONCE PER MONTH. REPORTS ARE DUE BY THE 10TH DAY OF EACH MONTH FOLLOWING THE ACTIVITY. DO NOT MAIL YOUR REPORTS WEEKLY. ALL REPORTS WILL BE GRADED AND ENTERED FOR THE MONTH THAT THEY ARE RECEIVED.
MAIL ALL COMMUNITY ACTIVITY REPORTS TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
OR FAX TO: (517) 485-6432
VFW Department Headquarters
924 North Washington
Lansing, Michigan 48906
Bob's Cell Phone 586 924-4591
|ACTIVITIES EVALUATION CHECKLIST||Comm Serv||Amer||Youth Act||Drug||Safety||Legis|
|Donations to youth organizations||X||X|
|Donations to another non-Veteran group||X|
|Gold Star Mothers||X||X|
|Donations to other Veterans groups||X||X|
|Donate to non-Veteran funeral dinner||X|
|Attending non-Veteran funeral||X|
|Memorial service for Veteran at funeral home||X||X|
|Flag donations to youth group/school||X||X||X|
|Flying American Flag||X||X|
|Flying POW/MIA Flag||X||X|
|Flag raising & other Americanism projects||X||X|
|Youth groups/school programs||X||X||X|
|Youth sports etc.||X||X|
|National Home donations/projects||X||X||X|
|Attend National Home Michigan Day W/Colors||X||X||X|
|Projects to help other organizations./individuals||X|
|Projects to help other Veteran Org./Veterans||X||X|
|Marching in parades||X||X||X|
|Letters to Legislators/attending functions||X||X||X|
|Day of Challenge||X||X|
|Camp Trotter donations or work||X||X||X|
|Sending children to Camp Trotter||X||X||X|
|Recognition of Police, Fireman, EMTs||X||X||X||X|
|Attending other Veterans groups meetings||X||X||X|
DO NOT PUT THE FOLLOWING ON THE COMMUNITY ACTIVITY REPORT• COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT IS NOT GIVEN FOR:
Cancer donations (Credit given by Department QM).
Hospital donations and blood drives (Credit on Hospital Report).
Donating the hall for a blood drive IS reportable! Beginning this year, hospital reports will NOT be forwarded to the Hospital Director!
Clean up and other projects on VFW property.
Attending VFW meetings for Post, County Council, District, POW-
WOW, Mid-Winter, Department Convention etc.
Saying the Pledge of Allegiance or posting the flag at Post events/meetings.
Donating the Post home for VFW, County Council, District meetings, Auxiliary meetings, Cooties meetings, VFW Riders meetings etc.
Doing fundraisers for the post such as fish fries, steak outs etc. are NOT reportable unless the profits are going to the relief fund or for a Veteran in need etc.
You MUST put a description for each project along with value, hrs., number of Post Members participating etc. Reports with no descriptions or inadequate descriptions will not be accepted.
Reports must be received by the 10th of the month to get credit for that month, ex: February’s reports must be received by March 10thto be credited for February, if received after March 10th it will go on the March reports not February’s!
Visiting other Posts or VFW meetings.
The amount the IRS allows us to charge is $.14 per mile but YOU CANNOT CHARGE LABOR PER THE IRS and value of miles will be calculated by the Director.