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Offline shadow-vet33

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JR Vice nominee
« on: March 15, 2011, 09:33:51 pm »
Comrades,
I joined the VFW last Dec., and I'm very proud to be part of it. I just got nominated for the Jr Vice Com. for my Post and I am not exactly sure what the duties are that goes along with the position. If anyone could give me some advice, that would be great. Thanks!

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Re: JR Vice nominee
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 09:47:31 pm »
The duties of all officers can be found in the VFW National By-Laws and Ritual.  
Check with your current officers and see if they have an old Podium Copy
that you can borrow. Also ask if you can have a copy of the Post Bylaws.
Every active member needs a Podium copy of the Nat'l By-laws so they can learn
and understand everything.  To understand the rules of conducting a meeting,
you will need another book, Demeter's Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure.

Podium Edition: http://www.vfwstore.org/detail.aspx?ID=22690
CD of Podium Edition: http://www.vfwstore.org/detail.aspx?ID=28873
Demeters:  http://www.vfwstore.org/detail.aspx?ID=22687
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Offline Chris Weber 5468

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Re: JR Vice nominee
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 11:25:42 pm »
You can also go to the VFW National site, the On-Line Membership Service and download this years Leadership Reference Guide. A lot of good in depth instruction on most of the Post Positions.
http://vfw.org/Login.aspx
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Offline shadow-vet33

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Re: JR Vice nominee
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 09:53:49 am »
Thank you so much for your help. I will check them out ASAP. Thanks again

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Re: JR Vice nominee
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 06:36:53 pm »
Another thing you might consider. Start going to the District Meetings and Department Meetings. You can learn a lot by listening in and maybe find someone to mentor you.
As you find new questions (and you will), feel free to ask here. Also, check this blogs index. you might find your questions already asked.
Thank you for your interest and wanting to do it right.
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Re: JR Vice nominee
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 09:08:46 am »
hey comrad,

   I know right where you are coming from and wondering about a postion that you are about to take. Last month I got voted on to fill sr vice commander spot. and now the only one nominated for the same slot again this yr. Ive only been really active in the VFW for about 6 months. Their were some pushing trying to get my to be post commander. However I don't have the time or knowledge to do that (yet). The people on This site are full of info and are very helpful. Goodluck and hope things work out for you.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2011, 09:11:36 am by armyvet4583 »
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Re: JR Vice nominee
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 09:24:39 am »
That seems to be a trend lately. A new member comes in and they run him/her for a line officer position. You should be in the Post for at least (probably longer) a year and attend all meetings, Post functions, District meetings and Department meetings before you are nominated for a position. Our incoming Commander at my Post was only in the VFW for about 3 months when he was nominated for Jr. Vice. He is still pretty clueless and he listens to the "wrong" commrades. He is a nice enough guy but he will be yet another ineffective Commander.

Just throwing it out there for what it is worth.
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Re: JR Vice nominee
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 01:22:56 pm »
I agree with Redmaxx--
No new member should accept any position for at least a year. Many posts put the newbee in charge or in the line and they are gone before the year is over.
Learn what goes on in the post and how programs are run. Get on committees like  Hospital, VOD/PP, House, kitchen, etc. before you run for an office.
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Re: JR Vice nominee
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2011, 06:26:53 pm »
I agree with the feeling that New Members should be gradually be brought up to the leadership positions. This feeling is not to protect the 'good old boys'. This is to protect and to nurture the new Members and to prevent premature burn out.
This being said, if the new Member paces their efforts as opposed to change the world, they will have time to mature into their positions. The Most Important Thing is that the established Members of the Post must support and guide the young Officers to ensure their success. This will give them the confidence to continue and perhaps bring more young Members into their Post.
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All State District Commander 2008 - 2009
All State Post Commander, 1999 - 2000 - 2001
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