DEPT CONVENTION

Here is a collection of information for our Wyoming Department Convention June 7-10, 2018 hosted by Cheyenne Post 1881 and located at Little America in Cheyenne (dress-rehearsal for Western Conference 2020).
 
Room reservations at Little America https://tinyurl.com/VFWSTATE
Registration through Visit Cheyenne https://visitcheyenne.regfox.com/vfw-state-convention-2018


Forms
Registration
 
Proposed Changes to By-Laws March 2018
Many of the changes are cosmetic (mainly getting rid of the "amended" notes).  The paragraph about the Military Order of the Cootie has been removed, as we do not have a Department MOC, and, even if we did, the information in the National By-Laws covers it.  Finally, the paragraph about the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen has been changed to reflect how the Department runs that program.

If you have any questions or concerns about the By-Laws, please bring them up now.  I would like to make any suggested corrections prior to the Convention, so we can vote on the proposed By-Laws in the Convention's Business Session. 

Trish Peoples
Adjutant/Quartermaster
VFW Dept of Wyoming
 
By-Laws Amended 2016
Proposed By-Laws 2018
 
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Bells of Balangiga Resolution 15 Mar 2018
Once again, the Department of the Pacific Areas would like the Department of Wyoming to support its National Resolution to return the Bells of Balangiga to the Philippines.  I've attached the resolution here.  As you know, we had a representative from the Department of the Pacific Areas who spoke on this issue at Mid-Winter.  If you need his information, let me know, and I'll get it to you.

We will vote on the Bells of Balangiga Resolution at our Department Convention in June.  Basically, the choices will be "No, we will not support the Resolution," and "Yes, we will support the Resolution."  A "yes" vote will allow discussion about possible modifications to the Resolution.  As noted below, the Department of the Pacific Areas is willing to provide Wyoming with duplicate bells if the Resolution passes and the original bells go back to the Philippines.  

Please discuss with your posts and be ready to vote at the June Convention.

Trish Peoples
Adjutant/Quartermaster
VFW Dept of Wyoming
 
More Bells Info
 
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