As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Vietnam, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.



Comrades and Auxiliary, 

Desperate times calls for desperate measures.  In an attempt to be as transparent as possible, I want to inform you of the status of our Post operations and to make a special request:  a donation to our Post for our Patio Project.  

The House Committee has met for 3 Emergency House Committee meetings to determine our current position.  With $0 in revenue coming in, we have done our part to reduce operating costs to a minimum. With our current reserve of funds, we can maintain our Post for about 6 months (insurance and utilities).  I do not see the Mass Gathering restrictions keeping us from returning to fully operational for that amount of time; my hope and prayer is that we are fully operational by the 1st of June.  

As you all are well aware, our Post went non-smoking 1 June 2019.  To date, we've been working to open a smoking patio for our Comrades, Auxiliary, and Guests.  Unfortunately, due to our lack of revenue, the House Committee has recommended placing this project on hold from using Post funds until we return to normal business.  At the same time, in my day-to-day conversations with Comrades and Auxiliary members, its been clear the patio project should continue, if we can do it through donations.  

Where I need your help:  we need funding to complete our patio project.  Any donation you are able make towards our patio project will help us towards our end-state; an outdoor patio for all of us to enjoy.  Any donation: $5, $10, $20, , $50, $100 or more, will help us finish the patio, which our members demand.

If you are able to provide any monetary donation, please send your donation to: 

VFW Post 6917

P.O. Box 304

Organ, NM  88052

Please make checks out to VFW Post 6917 with "Patio Project" in the memo line. 

As always, I'm here in your service.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  


Brian Ravak 

Commander, VFW Post 6917

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