Craig VFW to host a statewide VFW administrative meeting
Craig — The Craig Veterans of Foreign Wars post will host a three-day statewide VFW conference starting Friday.
About 200 Colorado VFW members and auxiliary members are expected to attend the Council of Administrations conference to review business issues, event planning and networking, said Mark Wick, Quartermaster for Craig’s VFW Post 4265.
To welcome the veterans to town, Craig Rotary will place its flag display along Victory Way.
The VFW’s administrative meetings take place quarterly in a different location each time, so Craig now has an opportunity to welcome veterans from across the state to enjoy the festivities at this post.
“We do (the three-day meeting) every quarter. We move around the state and we do our business meetings,” said Ed Aitken, state chaplain for the VFW. “This quarter, we chose Craig because the commander of Craig got together and said, ‘We’d like to host it in our town.’”
The quarterly meeting is both business and fun, Wick said.
“Thirteen districts in the state of Colorado get together and go over the budget, financial planning and event planning for the year,” Wick said.
After the business is out of the way, the post will host social meals and dancing, he said.
“We have been working on this for over a year,” Wick said.
The administrative meeting being hosted in Craig is an effort to bring attention to the more remote and rural VFW posts, he said.
“They’re trying to get more into the outlying areas, into the smaller posts,” Wick said.
The event will be good for the community of Craig and for local veterans, Wick said. The VFW is an important organization because of what it offers vets in terms of how they function as a resources and support system, he added.
“We would like to open (the social events) up to all veterans who would like to come. It’s a great opportunity to see what our organization does. (We can) enjoy the music, dance. We do more than just have a picnic,” he said.
“Help us help our veterans,” said Bennie Otero, commander elect of VFW Post 4265.
Contact Erin Fenner at 970-875-1794 or efenner@CraigDailyPress.com.
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