Commanders Column

Donald Lynch - 8/10/2021

                                       FROM THE DESK OF YOUR COMMANDER  

 Members of Gross-Yaksh VFW Post 6498

It is a great honor that you have elected me your Commander for the 2021-2022 year.  I look forward to working with all the new officers and all the post members, also with the Auxiliary; they are a vital part of our success.  We completed our first poppy drive at Miller Park, there were 6 members that helped and all did an excellent job.   
This year is going to take the whole team to be successful, I am asking everyone for their help not only with membership but also poppies, community service, Patriot's Pen and VOD, along with other programs.
I invite all members to attend the monthly meetings as we have a lot going on and look forward to any suggestions or input you might have.  This is your post and its success depends on its members.  I am always available if you have questions or just need to talk.  If there is anything that might interest you give me a call and we can find a way to make it work. 
It takes a team to be successful and I have all the confidence in our membership and we will be successful.
Thank you all for your service and continued support for veterans.
Donald Lynch
Post 6498  











  Your Post meeting
Tuesday NOVEMBER 9, 2021 7:00 PM
The VFW has been serving Veterans for over 119 years. You are a member of a truly elite group of comrades. Have you ever thought about how you will be remembered, or what will your Legacy be? As a life member of the V.F.W. we now have an opportunity to leave an indelible mark on our Post, State and the National Organization. Your pride in this organization and its many accomplishments can be secured along with the strengthening of the future for those who will surely need the help and advocacy that founded this, the greatest combat veterans organization in the world. To become a Legacy life member you must first be a Life member of the VFW. There are three levels of Legacy to choose from Gold, Silver and Bronze. The cost of each level is; Gold $1,200 - Silver $800 - Bronze $400. Your Post, Department and National will receive an endowment forever if you chose that option. The endowment would be Gold $18 annually Silver $12 annually Bronze $6 annually. More benefits are included with your Legacy Life Membership. You can go to the National VFW website atvfw.orgor call National Headquarters for more information at1-800-963-3180.
Tommy "T” Tradewell
Legacy Life Membership Chairman.