Happy New Year Members!!!! With the start of a New Year it is always the perfect time to send our sincere thanks to our members for your continued support, participation and dedication to our veteran causes and to enclose the 2018 Calendar of Events. A huge "Thank You" to our officers, program chairmen, committee members, bartenders, and the managers of the canteen, banquet hall and picnic pavilion. They are the heart and soul of this organization who make it run efficiently. Congratulations to all on a job well done!

Once again as I look back over 2017 I see a long list of projects and accomplishments that we were able to do for our veterans and their families, our soldiers, the Syracuse VA Hospital, our community, our schools, our post and post grounds because of the support that you have given us. Without your continued support nothing could be accomplished and we are very grateful.

Having given "Thanks", next as I reflect back on 2017 I think of the members who have been ill or hospitalized and wish them good health in 2018 and as for the members who we have lost let's all take to take a moment to remember them and to the families of these members we extend our sincere heartfelt condolences. They will all be sadly missed, God Bless!

In 2018 the veterans atour post are trying to reach 100% Life Membership status so again they are offering to pay 1/2 of the Lite Membership Fee to any member who would like to convert to Life Member or join. Huge savings!!! If you want to convert or know of anyone who would like to become a member of the VFW have them stop by and pick up an application and bring a copy of the qualifying veterans DD214. To qualify the veteran must have served in the Armed Forces in any foreign war, insurrection, or expedition, which service is recognized by the award of a campaign or service medal of the United States of America and has received an honorable discharge.

Membership to the auxiliary is $30 the first year which includes a pin and the Podium Edition of Bylaws and Ritual Book of Instruction and then $20 thereafter. A onetime fee for a Life Membership is according to your age. Membership to the auxiliary shall be limited to:

Husbands / Wives

Fathers / Mothers

Sons / Daughters

Brothers / Sisters

Widowers / Widows

Grandfathers / Grandmothers

Grandsons / Granddaughters


Of veterans who were eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. They must be a Citizen of the United States, Process belief in God and be sixteen years of age.

Next, enclosed find your 3 tickets per member on the 2018 Crazy Cash Fund Raiser that will be held on Saturday September lst this year. If more tickets are needed they can be picked up in the canteen. Please return all tickets bought, sold or unsold to the post by July 1st so that we know where we stand on our largest veteran fundraiser. The money raised at this event helps us to do the upkeep of our beautiful post, buildings and grounds. Have a wonderful New Year and remember to keep our veterans and servicemen and women in your hearts and prayers.

Have a Healthy, Prosperous, Happy New Year From the Officers of Post 369 VFW and Auxiliary