Start Times and Uniforms

  • All meetings will start at 2:00 PM with lunch offered at 1:00 PM except for the November meeting
  • Uniform is black and white / business casual except for the November and April meetings which will be blue and grey / business dress
  • Training sessions are business casual

 

Key dates

August 12 and 13, 2017

Colorado Dept. Council of Administration meeting at VFW Post 4265 (<--- Click/Tap Facebook link) 419 E Victory Way Craig, CO (<--- Click/Tap map link)

 

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 11am until complete

Post / Auxiliary Officer Training at VFW Post 4051 (Parliamentary Procedure with David Stone) | Lunch to Follow, class attendees eat for free

Quartermaster Processes and Service Officer Training will be offered upon coordination with Comrade Commander Green NLT August 20, 2016

Dress is business casual

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1pm until 3pm

District 5 meeting at VFW Post 5221, Calhan CO

Lunch at 1pm.  Meeting at 2pm | All VFW and Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend

Black and white / business casual

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11:00am until complete

VFW Program Information and Chairmen Training and FF, EMT, and Police Officer instructions | Lunch to follow at VFW Post 6051| Lunch to follow, class attendees eat for free

All VFW and Auxiliary program chairmen.

Interested new VFW members are also invited to come and learn about the core VFW programs

 

October 14, 2017 from 11:00am until complete

VFW VOD/PP Training at VFW Post 3917 with Page and Patsy Gilmore | Lunch to follow | All VFW and Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend

Student submissions are due at Post level October 31st, so now is a great time to make sure the Chairs are ready and up to speed on the latest information.

 

October 28 and 29, 2017

Colorado Dept. Council of Administration meeting at VFW Post 2551 (<--- Click/Tap Facebook link) 208 West Beaver Ave. Ft. Morgan (<--- Click/Tap map link)

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 10am until 12pm

District 5 VFW and Auxiliary Elected Officers Memorial Service Rehearsal at VFW Post 3917, Security, CO

Dress UOD

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 12pm until 3pm

District 5 memorial service and meeting at VFW Post 3917, Security CO.

Lunch at noon.  Memorial service at 1pm.  Meeting at 2pm | All VFW and Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend

Blue and grey / business dress

 

November 18, 2017 from 11:00am until complete

VFW Teacher of the Year training by Anthony Archer and Membership Training by Kevin Reinhold at VFW Post 4051 | Lunch to Follow, class attendees eat for free

All VFW and Auxiliary Members are encouraged to attend

 

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 11:00 am until complete

Post / Auxiliary Officer Training at VFW Post 101 (Parliamentary Procedure updates with David Stone) | Lunch to Follow, class attendees eat for free

Dress is business casual | All VFW and Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm

District 5 meeting at VFW Post 6461, Fountain CO.

Lunch at 1pm.  Meeting at 2pm

Black and white / business casual | All VFW and Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend         

 

Sunday, March 10, 2018 from 11:00am until complete

VFW Membership Training with Kevin Reinhold at VFW Post 6461, Fountain CO. | Lunch to Follow

Business casual | All VFW and Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend

 

March 24 and 25, 2018

Colorado Dept. Council of Administration meeting at VFW Post 5812 (<--- Click/Tap Facebook link) 127 E Spaulding Pueblo (<--- Click/Tap map link)

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1pm until 3pm

District 5 convention and elections at VFW Post 4051, Colorado Springs, CO.

Lunch at 1pm.  Meeting at 2pm. VFW and Auxiliary Officer Installation to follow

Blue and grey / business dress | All VFW and Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend

 

Other Important Dates

 

October 31, 2017 - Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen Student Entries are due to Posts

October 31 2017 - Teacher of the Year entries are due to the Post

November 15, 2017 - Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen Student Entries are due to the District Chair

November 15, 2017 -  Teacher of the Year entries are due to the District Chair

December 15, 2017 - Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen Student Entries are due to the State Chair

 

December 15, 2017 - Teacher of the Year entries are due to the State Chair

January (TBA), 2018 -  District 5 VOD Awards Dinner at Post (TBA)

January 21, 2018 - VFW Colorado State VOD Awards Dinner at Post (TBA)

January 1, 2018 - EMT, Police, and Firefighter of the Year entries are due to National HQ

February 1, 2018 - EMT, Police, and Firefighter of the Year entries are due to State HQ

 

March 1, 2018 -  Scout of the Year entries are due to the Post

March (TBA) - Teacher of the Year Banquet at Post (TBA)

April 1, 2018 -  Scout of the Year entries are due to the State Chair

April (TBA), 2018 - Salute to Service Award Banquet at Post (TBA)

May 5, 2018 - Loyalty Day Parade Sponsored by VFW Post 5221 in Calhan

To Be Announced, 2018 - Creative Patriotc Art entries due to the Post

 

To Be Announced, 2017  Salute to Service awards dinner, VFW Post TBA

 

Questions?  Contact the Commander 2017-2018, Kevin Reinhold  by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

District 5 elections were held on April 23, 2017.  Congratulations to our new group of officers for 2017-2018!

 

Commander Kevin Reinhold VFW Post 6461
Sr Vice Commander Anthony Archer VFW Post 101
Jr Vice Commander Eric Veed VFW Post 4051
Quartermaster Ronald Grider VFW Post 6461
Adjutant Steve Urbany VFW Post 6461
Chaplain Ronnie Ferguson VFW Post 6461
Judge Advocate Bob Green VFW Post 4051
Surgeon Daryl Otwell VFW Post 3917
Trustee – 1 Year Steve Kjonaas VFW Post 3917
Trustee – 2 Year George Snyder VFW Post 101
Trustee – 3 Year Barbara Green VFW Post 4051
Service Officer Page Gilmore VFW Post 3917
Chief of Staff Andy Tyler VFW Post 6051

 

District 5 coming Committee Chairs for 2017-2018

 

Americanism Eric Veed VFW Post 4051
Military Services Chris Linski VFW Post 4051
Membership Kevin Reinhold VFW Post 6461
Hospital Ronnie Ferguson VFW Post 6461
Community Service Barbara Green VFW Post 4051
Buddy Poppy Keith Rubel VFW Post 6461
Voice of Democracy Page Gilmore VFW Post 3917
Patriot Pen Page Gilmore VFW Post 3917
Youth Activites Brian Shanahan VFW Post 6461
Teacher of the Year Anthony Archer VFW Post 101
Scout of the Year Dave Stone VFW Post 3917
EMT, Firefighter, Police Bob Green VFW Post 3917
Post Location Meeting Day Meeting Time Inspection Date
101 Colorado Springs 3rd Thursday 7:00 PM 17 Aug 2017
3917 Security 2nd Tuesday 7:00 PM 12 Sep 2017
6461 Fountain 3rd Wednesday 6:00 PM 20 Sep 2017
4051 Colorado Springs 1st Saturday 9:00 AM 7 Oct 2017
5221 Calhan 2nd Wednesday 7:00 PM 9 Aug 2017
7829 Monument 3rd Wednesday 7:00 PM 18 Oct 2017
6051 Woodland Park 1st Wednesday 7:00 PM 6 Sep 2017
10649 Elizabeth 3rd Saturday 9:00 AM 16 Sep 2017

If the Post meeting dates and times have changed or if there is a conflict with the inspection date please contact me ASAP.