Flying Squadron District-Post Training

Have you just won election and have now assumed the position of Post Commander and Auxiliary President?  How about as the Post Quartermaster, or Post or Auxiliary Treasurer?    The sheer thought of taking on these leadership roles can seem overwhelming.  It need not be.

1-Flying Squadron Mt Olive (4)Your State Department hosts annual Flying Squadron events to help newly elected, or returning, officers with the training they need.  Each event is on a Saturday.  You will learn how to use the VFWWEBMAIL and VFW Program Reporting systems.  You will learn about the state-provided web sites and how to use them.  You will learn how to handle funds, how the Veterans of Foreign Wars operates at the state and post level, and how to participate in the many VFW programs.  You will share ideas with other like-minded leaders.  You will meet comrades from other posts and districts and take away a few new ideas.

We will also invite Men’s Auxiliary Presidents and Treasurers.

Seasoned veteran officers in all categories, past state commanders, and All State Team members will be there to share ideas and help prepare you for your new responsibilities.  And, there are plenty of mentors for the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliaries.  PDP Presidents and auxiliary chairman and line officers will be at each regional event.This is a special program just for you.  We want you to be successful.  This is where it starts.

Dates and locations were determined at the June state convention and will are listed here below.  Start times for all events is 9:00 a.m. and are scheduled to conclude at 5:00 p.m.

  • Aug 10 – Eastern Conference, Post 2514 New Bern
  • Aug 17 – Central Conference, Post 5631 Sanford
  • Aug 24 – Western Conference, Post 5206 Hendersonville

The Council of Administration has approved training for district and post/auxiliary level officers at the Eastern, Central and Western Conferences of the Department of North Carolina. All District Commanders and Quartermasters and District Presidents and Treasurers are required to attend.

District Commanders/Quartermasters and District Presidents/Treasurers will receive driver reimbursement for up to two vehicles per district at $.30/mile leaving from up to two central locations (since these officers frequently do not reside close to each other). Post Commanders and Quartermasters and Auxiliary Presidents and Treasurers are strongly encouraged to attend, as this “Flying Squadron” training will be counted as their District’s required School of Instruction. Posts with one or no Auxiliary will receive driver reimbursement for one vehicle at $.30/mile from the post home, and posts with two Auxiliaries will receive driver reimbursement for up to two vehicles at $.30/mile from the post home if the comrades, and members of both Auxiliaries attend. Lunch will be provided for free.

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