Welcome to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162
VFW Post 5162 receive it's Charter in 1985 with 35 members, although we have no Post Home, the Post has always been very active in the Community. One of the most active members of the Post was Joyce M. Helson who served as the Post Chaplain for many years. In 2009 Joyce was killed in an accident while visiting South Dakota. The 2010-2011 Commander put forth a resolution to change the name to Joyce M. Helson Post 5162. The Post received it's new Charter in 2011.
What's Going On
The January 19 meeting will be the Post Annual Awards Dinner for our program winners. We will present awards to the EMT, Law Enforcement, VOD and PP winners.
Teacher of the Year nominations are due the Post NLT February 15. For more information go to: http://www.vfw.org/TeacheroftheYear/
Scout of the Year nominations are due the Post NLT March 1. For more information go to: http://www.vfw.org/Scout/
If you have any question about The VFW, Post 5162 or events on this site, please contact the Post Commander
Jan 19: 1900, Annual Awards Dinner for Program winners OPEN Post meeting and guest are welcome. at American Legion post 237, 2900 Drake Ave.
Feb 16: 1900 Post meeting at American Legion post 237, 2900 Drake Ave. Show up around 1830 for food and fellowship.
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