VANDALIA — VFW Post 9582 received the designation of All-State for 2014-2015 through hard work and the support of the Miami Valley Community. There are approximately 365 VFW Posts throughout Ohio.
To received the All-State designation, Post 9582 had to excel in four Core Programs stipulated by the National VFW. These are Americanism, Community Service, Voice of Democracy and Hospital.
This year, Post 9582 was proud to have Trevor Abele win second place in the state for his Voice of Democracy essay. The essay is available on the Post website at vfwpost9582.org.
Community Service was achieved through activities and donations to a variety of organizations such as the Vandalia Police Department, Vandalia-Butler City Schools, Tipp City Food Pantry, Local Cancer Society, and the Dayton Special Olympics just to name a few. Recently Post 9582 donated 150 Bike Helmets to the Vandalia Police Department.
Dinners and events, which are open to the public, help Post 9582 give back to the community. An updated dinner and event schedule can be found at the Post website. One upcoming event is the 8th Annual Golf Outing to be held on September 12 at Cliffside Golf Course. Erwin Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge is sponsoring a hole-in-one contest with a prize of a new car. So if you love to golf, please join us.
“VFW Post 9582 is proud to be an active organization in the Miami Valley, “commented Bob Hinshaw, Post Commander. “The Honor of All-State means our Post and its membership who volunteer to make our dinners and activities possible are working hard to be an active part of our community.”
Reach VFW Post 9582 at 890-5055.