STATE COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIRMAN
4607 Marsh Creek Drive
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
HOME: (843) 390-4124 CELL: (732) 213-3807
Post 10804 D-7
The VFW and its Auxiliary’s ability to impact
veterans, youth, patriotism, civic pride, volunteerism and just about anything
you can name is dependent upon your Post’s being recognized as a caring and
involved participant in the community. All of the great deeds performed by comrades across South Carolina
should be recognized and accounted for.
For this reason, Community Service reporting is an important requirement
of every Post in the Department of South Carolina. Community service is also part of the criteria
for All State recognition.
Online reports are to be submitted monthly
be a designated representative from each Post in the Department of South
Carolina using the Department's website. Here are the simple
1.Go to www.vfwsc.org
2.Log into "Members Only” using your Member # as Username and last
name as Password
3.The link is labeled "Program Reporting”
4.Fill out the information for EACH ACTIVITY. All your
AUXILIARY numbers should be combined at the Post and reported here
you submit, you'll receive an email with your report details
For your convenience, the Department has
created a Community Service Report for Individual Comrades that can be passed
out at business meetings and/or made available at your Post. Activities can be recorded on this form and
consolidated by the Post Commander’s designated reporting officer each month
for the online report.
This form for individual comrades is available
for download on the Department’s website (www.vfwsc.org) as well as in the Commander’s Book.
Paper reporting form
Auxiliaries' Community Service reporting for the posts needs
to be done by each post by the end of each month.
VFW National requires that Community Service activities
be reported from the bottom up at each Post and Auxiliary. Therefore, the Department of SC Auxiliary
President has directed each Auxiliary to provide a monthly report to each Post
using the attached form.
Post Commander's: Your post's designee for Community Service reporting should be looking
for this completed form each month and then input their Auxiliary data through
our report system. In addition to this
monthly report, Auxiliaries will continue to report their activities through
Questions? If you need any help or guidance, please contact the Department
Chairman, Nick Camera, at email@example.com
The Program reporting period is May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021
Community Service Reporting Deadlines
*April 30, Post Special Project & Fred C. Hall
Award Submission (Department to National)
*April 30, National Outstanding Community Service
Post Submission(s) (Department to National)
The attached Manual has all of the Award Criteria and forms for these programs.
Community and Citizenship Manual
VFW Special Project Program
This program was put in place to recognize VFW units for creating and
completing unique and extraordinary community service projects.
Nominations that are found to be complete and well-substantiated should
be endorsed by the Department Adjutant or Community Service Chairman
and forwarded National Programs Department. The deadline for entries
is April 30th each year.
National Outstanding Community Service Post
On the Department's dashboard are the report totals for each post for Community Service, Americanism, Legislative, Youth Activities, Safety, & Veterans and Military Support.
Everyone can also see the Total Hours, Members Total, and Money Total for each post.
- First Criteria: The Outstanding Post MUST HAVE AT LEAST one report in EACH of the six Community Service Categories listed above.
- Second Criteria: Post MUST BE NOMINATED by it's District Commander no later than 23 April. (This way, the Chain of Command is involved in the selection process and this criteria will narrow the selections down to 8 Posts for further consideration. It will also give us time to analyze the data for each of the nominations and select the winner.)
- Third Criteria: Of the 8 Posts nominated by their District Commanders, the Department Commander will select the most Outstanding Community Service Post based on the following totals as recorded on the website AS OF 23 APRIL OF EACH YEAR ( 1 week before the deadline to National) .
How award is selected by the Department Commander.
A. Total Hours given in service to the Community is probably the most important selection criteria.
B. Members Total % of Post population. Take the total number of MEMBERS reported in all Community Service reports divided by the total number of members in that Post. (This criteria will demonstrate how well the Post Commander is able to motivate comrades to serve their community).
C. Total Amount of Dollars Raised/Donated as of 23 April of each year.