Welcome to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162
What's Going On
We are entering the Home Stretch for the 2014-2015 year but there is still a lot to do. We have Scout of the Year, JROTC, nominations & elections of new officers, buddy poppy drive and Memorial Day.
IAW Sec 216 of the By-Laws the post shall elect the Commander, Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Quartermaster, Chaplain and Trustees.
Apr 21: 7:00 PM, Post meeting at American Legion Post 237; 2900 Drake Ave.
Nominations and Elections for the 2015-2016 Post Officers.
Show up at 6:30 PM for Food and Fellowship
April 26: District 1 meeting at Post 4919 in Sheffield Al. District Elections will be held.
– eat at 1:00 PM meet at 2:00 PM . If you would like to Car Pool, be at the
Cracker Barrel off 565 in Madison NLT 11:30 AM.
May 21-23: Post Buddy Poppy Drive at the PX area on Redstone. If you would like to help
email the commander. All funds raised go to veterans.
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