4th District Events

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Fearless Fourth I am sending this message out to update you on some very important items.
1)  There will be a Dues Round Up/100th Anniversary Recognition of VFW as an organization this weekend.  12 -14th March.  The good news is District 4 will be one of the host for the Round Up.  Commander Emmer and her team will be at Central Leyden Post 5979 Sunday March 14th at 1100 to 1200 hours.   This will be an opportunity for anyone who wishes to attend and ask questions of the Department Commander to do so as well as recognize VFW for our 100 year anniversary.  Also for any of you who have not seen the Combined Veterans Museum of River Grove to do so.  I look forward to seeing whoever can make it there.
2)  Commander Emmer will also be presenting the Teacher of the Year Award to Scott Paith from All American Post 1337 in Mount Prospect while she is at the Dues Round Up as well.  This is the second year in a row All American Post 1337 has won the Teacher of the Year Award.  Outstanding job!!
3). Our District Service Officer Dutch DeGroot is a very busy man as you all know.  In addition to his work for the District, his Post 1337, Dutch is also involved at both the State and National levels in several initiatives.  As a result of this I am proud and honored to announce the appointment of Tom McMahon of Post 2202 as our new  Assistant District Service Officer. Tom is extremely qualified and will continue to work with Dutch on growing the Service Officer role in our District and Posts.  Thank you Tom for accepting this appointment.    I would recommend you take the time to  look at the VFW Supporter Quarterly and see what a great job Dutch is doing for veterans.  We need to keep this momentum going and Tom will assist Dutch in accomplishing that.
4)  District Meeting was just completed.  We had over 50 members both live and zoom attend.  This was the first round of nominations for District Officers.  Department Junior Vice Bobby Edwards was the featured guest speaker.  The meeting was also attended by Department Senior Vice Bobby Welch, and Department Adjutant/Quartermaster Dave Stout.  In action Jay Davis of Batavia Post came and thank District 4 for their generous donations to the Smart TV Drive for LaSalle Veterans Home.  Great job to all.   Next District Meeting is scheduled for 2 2 May at 1300 hours at VFW Post 981 at the AM-VETS post in Wheeling Illinois.  More details in the next few weeks.

Commander Steve Mac
4th District Commander
Vietnam Veteran USAF 1966-73
*** Dist. SO Note: I’m extremely pleased Comrade McMahon is to work in partnership with me. He has the heart and drive needed for the job. In addition I’m proud of all our post service officers and their post who are putting a priority on service before self. Please sign up for the 1 May workshop it is vital to our VFW. Dutch

• 4th District Meeting 2 May 2021 13hr00 Host Arlington Heights Post 981 location

AMVETS Post 66 700 McHenry Rd. Wheeling, IL 60090  MAP/DIRECTIONS CLICK HERE

District Service Officer report for this 28 February Meetingdownload pdf
• The 4th District Minutes 25 October Meeting download pdf

• 4th District 2020-2021 Roster download PDF file  Please note this is the latest version. 
• 1 May 2021 Date Change Saturday Veterans Benefits Workshop– Registration 0800-0900  VFW Post 1197 645 S. River St., Batavia, IL 60510. workshop website www.vetworkshop.org .

Dutch DeGroot 4th District VFW Dept. of Illinois Service Officer

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