ANNOUNCEMENTS

04/23/2020- From the Webmaster
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04/09/2020- Kevin Jones-Adjutant General
 Update to travel ban for essential/non-essential travel.

 Effective immediately all VFW travel through June 30, 2020 has been cancelled. This includes all national representative travel, all employee travel and all other VFW National sponsored travel/trips. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please continue to be safe during these tough times.

Kevin C. Jones

816.968.1110
 
 
04/07/2020- From the Webmaster
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04/03/2020- From the Webmaster
 All VFW Posts in Idaho now have an official email address. The format is "post1234@vfwid.org".
Post Commanders or Quartermasters, please contact webmaster@vfwid.org for your login password.
 
03/25/2020- Commander, VFW Idaho.
 Good Afternoon Team Idaho- As most of you probably saw this afternoon, the Governor of Idaho has implemented a Stay at Home Order for the next 21 days for all non-essential services. As such, we are closing down the Department Headquarters during this order. Tom and Susan can still accomplish their responsibilities from home. Tom has forwarded the Department's phone to his personal cell and will still be up on e-mail.

 This order effectively stops all Post and District Meetings for the 21-day period. There was guidance sent down that most of you hopefully saw; which lets everyone know that you have options for virtual meetings or phone conferences and it is up to the discretion of Post and District Commanders on whether you want to try to use the available technologies.

 If elections are missed because of the current situation, the current Officers will remain in their elected positions until the "All Clear" signal is given and elections can be held.

 Remember to check in on your members. Many are elderly and did not have much social contact before these events so make phone calls, make sure everyone has what they need and we will all get through this.

 The good news is that everyone is home so why not try hitting up the lapsed membership rosters and see if we can increase membership!

 Have a great and virus-free day!

 Semper Fidelis

 Bill

 Bill Heyob

State Commander, VFW Department of Idaho


 
 
03/25/2020- Idaho Governor, Brad Little, issues statewide stay-at-home order. The stay-home order requires citizens to self-isolate at home if you can, not just if you are sick. This excludes healthcare, public safety and other essential workers as defined in the order. If you are high-risk, avoid leaving home. People can leave home to obtain or provide essential services as defined in the order. The order can be found by clicking this link > Stayathome.
 
 
03/22/2020- Returned Email
 
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03/17/2020- From: Kevin Jones-Adjutant General
 
Update to travel ban for essential/non-essential travel and VFW HQ and DC office operating procedures.

 Effective immediately all non-essential travel through May 10, 2020 has been cancelled. This includes national representative travel, the upcoming NVS Training May 4 – 8 in King of Prussia, PA, and the suspension of the Commander’s in Chief seminar May 2 – 8, 2020 in Jamaica. We are working now with the resort to determine the possibility of rescheduling the CinC’s trip in September. More to come on this trip as we continue to work with VTS and the resort. 

 So you know, we have put in place a contingency plan for our employees effective today. We’ve expanded our flexibility of telework to many employees of the VFW National Headquarters and Washington DC office for the immediate future as a precautionary response to COVID-19 pandemic. As this situation continues to progress, we will continue to address non-essential and essential travel.

 We’ve attached guidance for all departments along with an Executive Order from the Commander-in-Chief. The Executive Order will remain in place until rescinded.

 As America’s largest combat organization, the health and well-being of our members, partners, associates and communities is our top priority. The VFW has a job to do and a solemn promise to keep those veterans, service members, and their families for which we work. Now more than ever we must find solutions in the face of adversity and strive to meet the needs of those who rely on the vital services we provide.