As I started out the year with two quick trips to the VFW National Council meeting and the VFW CINC Brian Duffy’s Homecoming, I am looking forward to Tomb Trek and seeing fellow Cooties there.
From these two trips I can tell you the MOC has a lot of support from all the favorable comments and BOOs I received. Many of our Cooties are active at the National level. I presented CINC Duffy with his Cootie hat and gold bug.
At the VFW National Council meeting I came away with a very good feeling about the direction our VFW leadership is going. CINC Duffy and his staff are going to make a difference for the VFW I feel. He emphasized the importance of getting the VFW story out. Let our communities see the contributions made by our VFW Posts.
The same is true for the MOC. We need to, when available, get media coverage of our activities supporting veterans. Submit articles with photos to local newspapers so the community will recognize all the great work you are doing as Cooties.
Recruit new VFW members and work with them to be involved in the VFW programs. As they become active in the Post they will become eligible for membership in the MOC. It benefits the Post and Pup Tent. Increase and Multiply!
Thank you for everything you do for the VFW and MOC.
Yours in Comradeship and L.O.T.C.S.,
MOC Supreme Commander 2016-2017