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Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 12093
'John Lukac'

Post Meetings
2nd Thursday 6:30 PM Centennial Hills YMCA 6601 N. Buffalo DR Las Vegas, NV 89131
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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.



  • Saturday April 18, 2015
  • 1300-1500
  • Post 12108 'John Strozzi'
  • 300 W Main ST
  • Beatty, NV 89003
  • MAPmap
March 12, 2015 by "Good Time"

Districts 5 & 6 Picnic

VFW 5 Nevada

The VFW Nevada District 5 in conjunction with neighboring District 6 traditionally hosts a picnic for all VFW members in the greater Las Vegas area (Districts 5 and 6) on the last Sunday in April. This year, the park space was not available on the last Sunday so the picnic has been moved forward.

The event begins at 10:00 AM at Sunset Regional Park, 2601 E. Sunset RD (Office) (our picnic area was closer to the Eastern AV entrance, see MAPPark Map.

  • Sunday April 19, 2015
  • 1000-1400
  • Sunset Regional Park, 2601 E. Sunset RD MAPmap
  • Site D - MAPPark Map
April 4, 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.



  • Thursday April 23, 2015
  • 1000-1300
  • Creech AFB
  • Hangar 1000
  • Indian Springs, NV
  • MAPmap
March 27, 2015 by "Good Time"

VFW HQ Announces 2105 Life Member Payouts

VFW HQ

Life Members of the VFW pay a one time or one year installment payment into the Life Membership Fund from which an amount is remitted in the place of annual dues to National, Department and the Post. The trustees of this fund, known as the Life Membership Committee, annually decide on the exact distribution with the approval of the National Council of Administration. There are "classes" of Life Members based on when the Life Membership was paid by the comrade. Currently, there are classes A through E. Class A are those who entered the Life Membership program when it was orginally introduced and E has been the class of Life Members paying Life Membership dues for the last several years. It isn't important to the member which class he or she may be in as there is no difference in benefits or membership. There is only a difference in how much is paid out.



March 29, 2015 by "Good Time"

Quartermaster Resigns

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Dave Ryals resigned as Quartermaster due to health considerations. Dave suffered a major heart attack the day following the March business meeting and underwent corrective surgery the day of the April meeting. He is expected to make a full recovery but it will be several months.

April 10, 2015 by "Good Time"

New Post Standing Rules Adopted

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Additional Standing Rules proposed at the March 12, 2015 meeting and and additional standing rule addressing vacancies in elected offices (such as has occurred in the Quartermaster position with Dave Ryals' illness) were adopted at the April9, 2015 business meeting. All the Post Standing Rules can be found on the "Orderly Room" page of this website which is reached through the Navigation Bar on this (the Post) page.

April 10, 2015 by "Good Time"

Post Officers 2015-16 Elected

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Elections for the service year 2015-16 were held at the regular business meeting April 9, 2015. Officers take office June 13, 2015 (last day of Department Convention) except for those officers filling early vacancies who tassume their duties upon election of the vacancy. This means that Mike Carter assumes Quartermaster immediately due to the vacancy caused by Dave Ryals' illness and resignation. Ed Swedyk takes office as Trustee immediately caused by the vacancy created by Mike Carter's appointment as Quartermaster Pro Tempor and subsequent election. (A member cannot be both Quartermaster and Trustee which triggered the vacancy.)



Post Commander
Fred Herr - Incumbent
Post Senior Vice Commander
Randy Shields - Incumbent
Mike Carter
Post Junior Vice Commander
Ronan Urena - Incumbent
Post Quartermaster
Mike Carter - Assumes office immediately
Post Chaplain
Rob Sanders
Post Trustee (3 Year Term)
Ed Swedyk
House Committee (three year term)
Jillian Beausoleil
District, Department and National Delegate (five)
Lee Beausoleil
Jillian Beausoleil

April 10, 2015 by "Good Time"

April General Order/National HQ Bulleting

VFW

VFW Post 12093 'John Lukac' is in receipt of the latest (April 2015) General Order, National Headquarters Bulletin and National Planning Calendar. These items can be found in the "Orderly Room" along with a myriad of other documents and forms. The April items are:



April 10, 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.



  • Thursday May 14, 2015
  • 1830-2000
  • City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Community Center
  • Centennial Hills YMCA
  • 6601 North Buffalo Drive
  • MAPmap
April 10, 2015 by "Good Time"

116th VFW Convention Resolutions

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With the VFW National Convention rapidly approaching, the VFW Leadership has made available the proposed Resolutions to come before the National Convention and by delegation the Department and District Conventions preceding. The Proposed Resoltuions can be found here: 116th Convention Resolutions

April 6, 2015 by "Good Time"

-- Past Announcements & Events --

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)
House Committee (1 for a three year term)
Open
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.

April 9, 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"

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.



  • Thursday April 9, 2015
  • 1830-2000
  • City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Community Center
  • Centennial Hills YMCA
  • 6601 North Buffalo Drive
  • MAPmap
March 12, 2015 by "Good Time"

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 4, 2015



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.



  • Saturday April 4, 2015
  • 1100-1300
  • Mountain Crest Park
  • Area B
  • 4701 N Durango DR
  • Las Vegas, NV 89129
  • MAPmap
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.



  • Saturday April 4, 2015
  • 0900-1200
  • Home Depot @ W Tropical & Centennial Center
  • MAPmap
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"