PUBLIC RELATIONS

OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND

Will Your Post Take Advantage?

 

Look around your community: Parades, Community picnics, concerts, fireworks, or maybe your post is sponsoring a Blood Drive, Flag Etiquette program or maybe a veteran’s appreciation day. When is your next Poppy Distribution Event? Find a high traffic store, intersection, and ask permission to set up a table with a VFW Table Cover.

Make sure you have New Member Applications on hand, brochures and pamphlets about VFW Programs, prepare a check list of your activities in your community, stress the Community events. (This is what the next generation is looking for).

Doesn’t sound like Public Relations? Have a member in your post that can take photos of your events, photos of a local dignitary, politician, donating to your Poppy Distribution, photos of a one on one member talking to a potential new member.

Write a Press Release:

VFW POST xxxxx, held a blood drive at the community center, Saturday July 11th. Over xx pints of blood were collected. Commander John Smith told the Weekly News that VFW Members donated blood and also members of the Village of XXXX, including Mayor Tom Citizen. Keep it short and local, local, local. 

 

Each year over 168,000 students compete for the $3 million in scholarships available through the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy Programs. Last year, Post xxxx had over 30 entries from local middle school students and 42 high school students submit entries and Mary Smith, from XYZ Middle School and Tom Student won the Post Level program for the Voice of Democracy Audio Scholarship Program. VOD entrants compete for the $30,000 first place scholarship.

Contact the VFW Program Chairman John Q Veteran at 555-1212 or info@vfwxxxx.org  if your school is not participating to learn how your student can enter.

These are a couple examples that you can use to obtain free publicity for your post. Your goal is to let veterans and the community know what you do for veterans and your community. 

 

 

 
 
 

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