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COMMUNITY SERVICE

 STATE COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIRMAN

 
 NICK CAMERA
4607 Marsh Creek Drive
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
HOME: (843) 390-4124 CELL: (732) 213-3807
ncamera1@gmail.com 
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 instructions:

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

5. After you submit, you'll receive an email with your report details

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**** COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES ****

What is Community Service and what should I report.
Click this link to find those answers.

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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.

Auxiliary Report for VFW Community Service - Fillable Report Form  Updated 7/28/21
 
Community Service Report for Individual Comrades

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 their channels.

Questions? If you need any help or guidance, please contact the Department Chairman, Nick Camera, at ncamera1@gmail.com


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The Program reporting period is May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022

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


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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.
 
 

Program Information

    
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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.