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MEETING LOCATION

 

VFW POST 8541

CHAPTER MEETING ARE ON THE 2nd SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 1:OO PM, UNLESS EVENTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES PREMPT OUR SCHEDULE.

INFORMATION ON MEETING CHANGES AND ACTIVITES ARE POSTED IN OUR "MONTHLY MINUTES" PAGE. 

 


WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE!

       

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: TOM BALLINGER

1ST VICE: ED STITLER

2ND VICE: MANUEL TREVINO

SECRETARY: BRUCE HILL

TREASURER: RUBEN VILLAFRANCA

CHAPLAIN:  MIKE GIGLIO

BOARD MEMBERS

         MANUEL TREVINO   LEROY TREVINO

JIMMIE GONZALEZ, JR.          PLUS ALL OFFICERS

STATE DELEGATES

WM DOUG VAN SYCKLE    CHERYL VAN SYCKLE

TOM BALLINGER  RUBEN VILLAFRANCA  LEROY TREVINO

NATIONAL DELEGATES

           R.B. HILL  TOM BALLINGER

WM DOUG VAN SYCKLE   CHERYL VAN SYCKLE

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

VETERANS AFFAIRS = JOHN RODRIGUEZ

PUBLIC RELATIONS = JIMMIE GONZALEZ, JR.

VETERAN'S BENEFITS = WILLIAM VAN SYCKLE

COMMUNITY SERVICE = JIMMIE GONZALEZ, JR.

CONSTITUTION = R.B. HILL

ETABO = ED STITLER

FINANCE = RUBEN VILLAFRANCA

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS = R.B. HILL

MINORITY AFFAIRS = MANUEL TREVINO

NOMINATING = R.B. HILL

POW-MIA = TOM BALLINGER

FIESTA COMMISSION = JAMES FENIMORE

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Any Veteran can join the American Legion.

Any Veteran of a foreign war can join the VFW.

Only one group of Veterans can join the unique Brotherhood of

the Vietnam Veterans of America.

 

WHAT WE DO

Alamo Chapter 366 was chartered in 1988 and it is the only chartered chapter in San Antonio.  Our current membership is over 142 members comprised of Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen who served in the US military between 1961 and 1975 during the Vietnam era.

Applications for membership are available for download at the national website at: http://vva.org/Forms/FORMS09/VVA%20APPLICATION%20FOR%20MEMBERSHIP.pdf. When completing the application please ensure that you indicate “Chapter 366” as the chapter you wish to join.  Your dues, application, and a copy of your DD Form 214 must be sent to National. Once accepted, your name will be added to the rolls of Chapter 366.

Our Chapter meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at VFW Post 8541, located at 2222 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, at 1:00 P M.  On occasion we may need to change our venue and those changes will be posted on the website.

The Chapter is a member of the Fiesta San Antonio Commission as a Participating Member Organization (PMO).  The Fiesta San Antonio Commission has 100 PMOs.  We participate in Fiesta functions such as Pilgrimage to the Alamo, Media Day, Fiesta Fiesta Opening Day and functions of other PMO

We are required to conduct one Fiesta sanctioned activity. Each  year, on the last Sunday of Fiesta, we conduct the All Veterans Memorial Service at the Veterans Plaza in downtown San Antonio. We have also participated in the vanguard with the Fiesta Flambeau and the Battle of Flowers Parades.

The Chapter donates up to $100.00 per month to prepare food and provide a home cooked meal for the wounded warriors and their families at the Warrior and Family Support Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

We have established a Scholarship Fund and are in the process of establishing guidelines to start giving out scholarships to worthy students.

We participate in patriotic parades in San Antonio and the surrounding communities (Poteet, Seguin, Comfort, Garden Ridge, etc.).

You will find that war stories are not part of the meeting agendas. Some Brothers stay to socialize with others and drink beer, sodas, or water.

I hope you find the information useful and decide to join the Chapter. 

 

 

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YOU ARE WELCOMED AT THE NEXT MEETING-DECIDE TO JOIN

 

 

MEETING LOCATION

VFW POST 8541

2222 AUSTIN HWY

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78218

THE POST SITS OFF THE ROAD AND MAY BE DIFFICULT TO SEE BUT IS LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE SAN ANTONIO MOBILE HOMES LOT - SEE PHOTO BELOW

 

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THE CHAPTER RECENTLY RECEIVED A

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FROM

THE WOUNDED WARRIOR FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER

IN APPRECIATION OF OUR SUPPORT BY PROVIDED A

HOME COOKED MEAL ON A MONTHLY BASIS TO THE

WOUNDED WARRIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

The print below created by artist Castanie and provided by Texas State VVA for presention as a small token of our gratitude to local families and loved ones of those brave young warriors that have made "The Ultimate Sacrifice" in Afghanistan and Iraq.  If you know of a spouse or family that would like a copy of this print please contact me via email: csmgonzalez@gmail.com

"NEVER AGAIN WILL ONE GENERATION OF VETERANS ABANDON ANOTHER"

 

 

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“A veteran – whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to and including their life." 

 (Author unknown)

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