Honor the Dead by Helping the Living

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post & Auxiliary 12093
'John Lukac'

Post Meetings Auxiliary Meetings VA Filing Assistance
2nd Thursday
Meeting 6:30 PM

Centennial Hills YMCA
6601 N. Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89131
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First Tuesday
Potluck 6:00 PM
Meeting 6:30 PM
Centennial Hills YMCA
6601 N. Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89131
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Thursdays
9:00 AM to Noon
Centennial Hills YMCA
6601 N. Buffalo Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89131
(702)688-7966 ext 111
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Fisher House Groundbreaking Ceremony Friday March 27, 2015



The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Fisher House Foundation and Nevada Veterans Foundation announced the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Fisher House at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center (6900 North Pecos Road North Las Vegas, NV 89086) on Friday March 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM. MAPmap

The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $235 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.



Flyer
March 13, 2015 by "Good Time"

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 4, 2015

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The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 and its Auxiliary will hold an Easter Egg Hunt for the children of active duty, reserve and guard personnel on Holy Saturday April 4, 2015. The event begins at 11:00 AM at Mountain Crest Park (4701 N Durango DR Las Vegas, NV 89129 Area B) map.

This hunt is sponsored primarily for the benefit of personnel stationed at Creech AFB and our adopted units of the 78th Attack Squadron, Delta Company of the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion and the Las Vegas based members of the Command, Staff and Headquarters Company of the 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade. Others are welcome.

A hot lunch [hamburgers & hot dogs] will be provided to participants after the hunt at about 11:30 AM.



March 7, 2015 by "Good Time"

Home Depot Kids' Workshop

The Home Depot

Home Depot puts on workshops for "Do It Yourself" (DIY) people each weekend. (link) They also put on workshops for kids (5-12) the first weekend of the month. (register) VFW Post and Auxiliary 12093 John Lukac has been invited to participate in the Saturday April 4, 2015 Kids' Workshop at the Centennial Hills Home Depot at 7881 West Tropical Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89149. The workshop begins at 9:00 AM. If you wish to assist children learn basic woodworking skills and make a project please join us.



March 7, 2015 by "Good Time"

2014-15 Youth Scholarship Winners Announced

PATRIOT'S PEN VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has announced the winners of the Youth Scholarships (Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy) Competition for 2014-15. These are the winners of the National finals for the top $30,000.00 prize. You can find out more and read the Patriot's Pen Essay as well as to the Voice of Democracy winning speech here:



March 8, 2015 by "Good Time"

2014-15 Teacher Award Winners Announced

TEACHER AWARD

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has announced the winners of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award for 2014-15. These are the winners of the National finals for the top prize. You can find out more here:



March 8, 2015 by "Good Time"

Spring 2015 Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships Announced

SCHAH

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Sport Clips, Inc. have announced the spring 2015 Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarships. You can find out more here:



March 8, 2015 by "Good Time"

Ladies' Auxiliary Business Meeting

Auxiliary

VFW Ladies' Auxiliary 12093 'John Lukac' meets the first Tuesday of each month in the City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Community Center at 6601 North Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada. We meet at 6:30 PM in the City Room on the YMCA side of the building with a potluck before the meeting. The potluck begins by 6:00 PM.



March 7, 2015 by "Good Time"

Nominations for 2015-16

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VFW Post 12093 'John Lukac' opened nominations at the March 12, 2015 meeting for elections to be held at the April 9, 2015 meeting in accordance with VFW By-laws. Nominations will remain open until the elections. Members of the Post may nominate themselves or any other member in good standing. All nominees must accept the nomination and, as some of those nominated March 12th were not present, they will have to accept the nomination before the election or their names will be removed from consideration. The nominees were:



Post Commander
Fred Herr - Incumbent
Dave Ryals
Mike Carter
Post Senior Vice Commander
Randy Shields - Incumbent
Mike Carter
Post Junior Vice Commander
Ronan Urena - Incumbent
Post Quartermaster
Mike Carter (God Help Us All!)
Post Chaplain
Rob Sanders (Past Post Commander)
Mike Carter (??!)
Post Trustee (3 Year Term)
Ed Swedyk
Matt Loew (Correct me if I spelled it wrong, Matt)
District Delegate (four)
Open
District Alternate (four)
Open
Department Delegate (four)
Open
Department Alternate (four)
Open
National Delegate (four)
Open
National Alternate (four)
Open

Elected Officers may hold only one elected officer position. Delegates and alternates can and usually do hold other elected positions. Delegates represent the Post at the 4 district meetings each year. There is only one Department and National meeting. Alternates take over for a delegate who is not able to perform the duty. Not all delegates actually have to attend the meeting.

March 26, 2015 by "Good Time"

New Post Standing Rules Proposed

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Additional Standing Rules were proposed at the March 12, 2015 meeting with further debate and a vote delayed until the April meeting to allow the members to familiarize themselves with the proposal. These Rules provide for waiving the reading of long motions, the appointment of Committees and Subcommittees and their Chairs and governance thereof, establish by Rule the custom of charging a five dollar fine to those whose phones ring during meetings with provision for emergency use, and other administrative tasks. The Proposed Rules can be found here: Standing Rules Proposed March 2015

March 12, 2015 by "Good Time"

Additional Standing Rule to be Proposed

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With the upcoming elections at the next business meeting and Dave Ryals incompacitation, the Judge Advocate will propose a Standing Rule that any vacancies in the current elected officer ranks at the time of the elections will be filled by the newly elected officers. Likewise any vacancies to occur between the elections and actually taking office will be filled the same way. In the case when the vacancy occurs after after the elections but before taking office and the incumbent is also the newly elected officer, the vacancy is to be filled with the election of one person who will finish the remainder of the current term and the ensuing term. The Proposed Rule can be found here: Vacancies After Elections

March 17, 2015 by "Good Time"

Post Business Meeting

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VFW Post 12093 'John Lukac' meets the second Thursday of each month in the City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Community Center at 6601 North Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada. We normally meet at 6:30 PM in the City Room on the YMCA side of the building.



March 12, 2015 by "Good Time"

Nevada District 5 Convention

VFW 5 Nevada

The VFW Department of Nevada District 5 will hold its annual convention on Saturday April 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Post 12108 'John Strozzi' located at 300 W Main ST in Beatty, Nevada 89003. map District Officers will be elected and appointed for the service year 2015-16. District Officers will assume office on Saturday June 13, 2015.

Needed are the Post's Delegates and also needed are the Post's Alternates to District for this District Convention and the three other meetings during the year 2015-16. Alternates attend in lieu of any Delegates unable to attend the Convention or any of the other meetings. Anyone interesting in filling the vacant delegate or one of the alternate (we are allowed four) offices, contact the Post Commander or Adjutant.



March 12, 2015 by "Good Time"

DoD Authorizes Medals for Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

DoD

The Department of Defense has announced that Operation Freedom’s Sentinel is now a qualifying operation for award of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. The GWOTEM is a qualifying medal for membership in the VFW while the GWOTSM is not. You can find out more and read the DoD news release here:



March 15, 2015 by "Good Time"

Veterans Heritage Firearms Act of 2015

DoD

This writer was just speaking two days ago with a veteran concerned about firearm "war trophies" and it turns out that two of our federal legislators have introduced bills addressing that issue. You can find out more and read the NRA news article here:



March 15, 2015 by "Good Time"

Creech Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

USAAF

Creech AFB annually hosts a Take Our Daughter and Sons to Work Day. This year the event will be on Thursday April 23, 2015. VFW Post and Auxiliary 12093 'John Lukac' is the closest Post to Creech AFB and is the proud VFW home of so many Creech combat veterans.

This Post happily participates in this event for the families of our brothers and sisters.



March 27, 2015 by "Good Time"

Patriot Run 2015

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VFW Post 12093 'John Lukac' will hold the third annual Patriot Run at 8:00 AM Saturday May 9, 2015. The event will take place in Charlie kellogg and Joe Zaher Sports Complex which is at 9901 West Washington AV, Las Vegas, NV 89131 map.

To see the flyer and more information, click here: 2015 Patriot Run



March 8, 2015 by "Good Time"

Fireworks Booth 2015

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VFW Post and Auxiliary 12093 'John Lukac' will operate a fireworks booth again this year. The location is the same. An empty schedule has been prepared and can be found here so that members and firends can plan on the shifts they wish to volunteer to cover. Mike Carter is this years coordinator. You may volunteer for one or more of the shifts by writing him at JudgeAdvocate@VFWPost12093.org. If you have questions, they can be addressed to the same e-mail address or asked at any meeting.

To see the 2015 schedule, click here: 2015 Fireworks Booth Schedule



March 8, 2015 by "Good Time"

-- Past Announcements & Events --

Post Business Meeting

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VFW Post 12093 'John Lukac' meets the second Thursday of each month in the City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Community Center at 6601 North Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada. We normally meet at 6:30 PM in the City Room on the YMCA side of the building.



February 12, 2015 by "Good Time"

Indian Springs Appreciation Day



Creech AFB annually hosts, on the second Tuesday in March, an Indian Springs Appreciation Day to express comaraderie with the residents of their host city and build mutual appreciation. VFW Post 12093 'John Lukac' is the VFW Post closest to Indian Springs and is happy to participate in the event. We man a booth at the event to provide Veteran Services, Recruit and to generally provide information to the military and surrounding community.



March 10, 2015 by "Good Time"

District 5 Recruiting Event

VFW 5 Nevada

VFW Department of Nevada District Five will hold a recruiting event on Saturday March 7 and Sunday March 8, 2015. This event is at the Cashman Center located at 850 Las Vegas Blvd N Las Vegas, NV 89101. The event hours are:



March 5, 2015 by "Good Time"

Home Depot Kids' Workshop

The Home Depot

Home Depot puts on workshops for "Do It Yourself" (DIY) people each weekend. (link) They also put on workshops for kids (5-12) the first weekend of the month. (register) VFW Post and Auxiliary 12093 John Lukac has been invited to participate in the Saturday March 7, 2015 Kids' Workshop at the Centennial Hills Home Depot at 7881 West Tropical Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89149. The workshop begins at 9:00 AM. If you wish to assist children learn basic woodworking skills and make a project please join us.



November 17, 2014 by "Good Time"

2014-15 Voice of Democracy Department Winners Announced

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has announced the winners of the Department level competition for 2014-15. These winners advance to the National finals for the top $30,000.00 prize. You can find the winner for any Department/state and listen to the speech here:



February 24, 2015 by "Good Time"

Ladies' Auxiliary Business Meeting

Auxiliary

VFW Ladies' Auxiliary 12093 'John Lukac' meets the first Tuesday of each month in the City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Community Center at 6601 North Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada. We meet at 6:30 PM in the City Room on the YMCA side of the building with a potluck before the meeting. The potluck begins by 6:00 PM.



February 24, 2015 by "Good Time"