ABOUT US

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.


In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.


Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.


The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.


Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.


Annually, the nearly 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.


From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there.


 
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Membership Meeting
Tuesday September 21st

Time: 1900 Place: Moose Family Center

Masks and Social Distancing still in place...


For those unable to attend in person:

Rodger Meier is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Post 10125 Membership Meeting

Time: Sep 21, 2021 7:00 PM Pacific Time

Join Zoom Meeting (click here)

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VFW Action Corps


In addition to reading the VFW Action Corps Weekly (in the NEWS Menu), members are encouraged to view VFW Action Corps where the VFW posts timely news and information.


Take the time to visit this link, it describes congressional amendments before copngress NOW - so we all need to reach out to our representatives and ask for their support.

VA Survivor's Pension


Important news for Surviving Spouses - ensure your spouse knows this!

VA Survivor's Pension


VFW Post 10125 - Rummage Sale Questionaire

Post 10125 is exploring a rummage sale as a way to raise funds. Please take 30 seconds to answer two survey questions at the link below so we can get an idea of how big the event would be. Thank you!

Rummage Sale Survey

Tahoe Bus Trip

Not a VFW outing, but in support of the Mather Veteran;s Memorial Hall

Tahoe is always fun at this time of the year

Click on this link to learn more about it!

Rancho Cordova Community Council

A link has been added to NEWS > LOCAL NEWS & ARTICLES OF INTEREST that will help to keep members informed about events around Rancho Cordova.

Our post is a member organization, which allows for discounts to some events.

Click on this link to learn more about it!

And speaking of surveys...

On the website main menu, ABOUT > MEMBER SURVEY will take you to a member survey form - this form will only take about 5 minutes of your time, and only asks for minimal information that will help us to keep in contact with each other.
Member Survey

District 17 needs positions filled

The district is in need of filling District Chairs for the ensuing year, the list is below. Please consider accepting one of these positions.

Let me know right away if you will accept one of these positions.

  • Homeless Veterans –
  • Service Officer -
  • Hospital –
  • Homeless Veterans –
  • Law Enforcement / Fire / EMT –
  • Legislative –
  • Parlimentarian –
  • POW/MIA –

Respectfully,

Rick Linares
Commander, District 17
VFWCA

Covid 19 immunizations

All eligible VA members can get set up at the VA for their shots - it is my understanding that even if not over 65 an appointment can be made SO DO IT

Other sites are available for the shots, notably UCD, and at some future date, CVS, Walmart, Walgreens...and others

The important thing is to get the shots, regardless of location

The Department Update

By following this link, it will take you to the Department Update, located in the members only area of the Department website:

Link to the Department Website Members Only Page

Log in to members only using your membership # (found on your VFW Membership Card) and using your last name as password (does not appear to be case sensitive)

Once signed in, you are presented with a list of links, including "Department Up0date" - of course, you are encouraged to visit any and all of the links

Department Update a weekly department announcement for all members, stay in the know...

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