Welcome to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162
What's Going On
November is here and it will be a busy month with VFW Programs, Buddy Poppy and Veteran Day activities.
The Post will be conducting a Buddy Poppy Drive between 0900-1500 in the PX Area of Redstone Arsenal on Thursday, Nov 5, Friday Nov 5 and Saturday Nov 7. Spare a couple hours of your time to help needy Veterans. All donations goes into the Post's Relief Fund. To help out contact the Jr Vice Commander.
Nov 5,6,7: 0900-1500 each day, Buddy Poppy Drive on Redstone Arsenal1900
Nov 8: District 1 Meeting at Decatur Post 4190, eat at 1300, Meet at 1400
Nov 11: 1100 Veteran Day Parade
Nov17: 1900, Post meeting at American Legion Post 237; 2900 Drake Ave.
Show up at 1830 for Food and Fellowship
Dec 15: 1900, OPEN Post meeting, Pot Luck dinner and guest are welcome. at American Legion post 237, 2900 Drake Ave.
The Post meets at 7:00 PM the 3rd Tuesday of each month at American Leigion Post 237; 2900 Drake Ave SW.
The Post assists with BINGO with VETS at 2:00 PM on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month at Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home, 2701 Meridian Street.
Membership in Post 5162
If you quality as a veteran and would like to join one of the most active Posts in the state, email one of the members in the contact list.The current dues are $38.00 a year. The Post can assist with dues for Veterans having financial difficulties.
There is also Life Membership payment plan.
Life Membership Fee Schedule
Age One-time Payment Installment
18-30 $425.00 $38.64
31-40 $410.00 $37.27
41-50 $375.00 $34.09
51-60 $335.00 $30.45
61-70 $290.00 $26.36
71-80 $225.00 $20.45
81 and over $170.00 $15.45
Membership Qualifications: http://www.alvfw.org/eligible.shtml
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a special organization formed by Veterans for Veterans
It is through the strength of the membership in the ranks that we are able to speak as one loud voice to our public officials.
For more information go to http://www.vfw.org/home/
To insure the nation’s security through maximum military strength
To speed the rehabilitation of the nation’s disabled and needy veterans
To perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their widows and orphans
To promote Americanism through education in patriotism and constructive service to the community in which we live