VFW Department of Colorado

IMPORTANT DATES 2016-2017
ALL DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE





IMPORTANT DATES 2016-2017








2016

July 01
Colorado Veteran Deadline

July 01
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
July 04
Independence Day
Office Closed
July 23-27
National Convention
Charlotte, NC
July 28
National President's Celebration
Charlotte, NC





August 06
Boom Days Parade
Leadville, CO
August 13
Staff Meeting
#6624 Evans, CO
August 13
VFW Workshops
#6624 Evans, CO
August 14
Council of Administration
#6624 Evans, CO
August 27
State Cmdr & Pres Homecoming
#7945 Thornton, CO





September 02
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
September 05
Labor Day
Office Closed
September 08-11
CIC Homecoming
Louisville, KY
September 10
Homelake Summerfest
Homelake, CO
September 11
National Patriots day
Flag at Half-Staff
September 12-15
Fall Legislative Committee Mtg
Washington, DC
September 17
All-Activities Day
Pueblo, CO
September 17
Grand MOC & MOCA Council 5:30 PM
#5812 Pueblo West, CO
September 18
POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 29
VFW Established 1899

September 30
Stand Down
Pueblo





October 01
Colorado Veteran Deadline

October 07
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
October 10
Columbus Day (observed)
Office Closed
October 20
Stand Down
Colorado Springs, CO
October 28
Stand Down
Grand Junction, CO





November 01
Voice of Democracy Student Entry due to Post

November 01
Patriot's Pen Entry due to Post

November 03
Stand Down
Denver, CO
November 03-06
Western Conference
Honolulu, HI
November 05
Veterans Day Parade
Denver, CO
November 08
Election Day

November 11
Veterans Day
Office Closed
November 15
Voice of Democracy Post Entry to District

November 15
Patriots Pen Post Entry to District

November 19
Staff Meeting

November 19
VFW Workshops
Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs
November 20
VFW Council of Administration
Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs
November 22
National Family Volunteer Day

November 24
Thanksgiving Day
Office Closed





December 02
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
December 04
Founders Day
VFW Post #1, Denver, CO
December 07
Pearl Harbor Day
Flag at Half-Staff
December 10
Grand MOC & MOCA Council Meeting
#2797 Denver, CO
December 11
Grand MOC & MOCA Hospital Visit

December 15
Voice of Democracy District Entry to Department

December 15
Patriot's Pen District Entry to Department

December 25
Christmas Day
Office Closed 12/26/16







2017






January 01
Colorado Veteran Deadline

January 01
New Years Day
Office Closed 1/2/17
January 01
Police Officer, Firefighter & EMT to Department

January 06
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
January 15
Department Voice of Democracy Winner to National

January 15
Department Patriot's Pen Winner to National

January 16
Martin Luther King Day
Office Closed
January 23-25
National Auxiliary Sr. Vice Conference
Kansas City, MO
January 28
Department Voice of Democracy Banquet
TBA
January 31
Department Voice of Democracy Report to National

January 31
Department Patriots Pen Report to National






February 01
Police Officer, Firefighter & EMT to National

February 02
National Job Shadow Day

February 03
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
February 12
Salute to Hospitalized Veterans

February 15
National Teachers Award Nomination to Post

February 18
Grand MOC & MOCA Council
#101 Colorado Springs, CO
February 19
Grand MOC & MOCA Hospital Visit
Fort Carson
February 20
President's Day
Office Closed
February 20-25
National Auxiliary Mid Year
Royal Caribbean Cruise
February 25-March 1
Voice of Democracy Conference
Washington, DC
February 26- March 2
Legislative Conference
Washington, DC





March 01
Scout of the Year Post Deadline

March 03
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
March 15
National Teachers Award District Judging Completion



Youth Supporting Troops to Department

March 25
Workshops
Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs
March 26
Council of Administration
Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs
March 30
National Teachers Award Department Judging Completion






April 01
Colorado Veteran Deadline

April 01
Scout of the Year Post to Department Deadline

April 01
Winter Sports Clinic

April 05
Department national Teachers due to National

April 07
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
April 09-15
Palm Sunday

April 14
National Volunteer Week

April 15
Good Friday
Office Closed
April 16
Easter

April 22
Salute to Service Awards Dinner
TBA
April 29-30
Grand MOC Convention
Grand Junction


Grand MOCA Convention
TBA





May 01
Scout of the Year to National

May 05
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
May 06
Loyalty Day Parade
Calhan, CO
May 14
Mothers Day

May 15
National Peace Officers Memorial day
Flag at Half-Staff
May 20
Armed Forces Day

May 23-25
National President Visit to Colorado

May 29
Memorial Day Observed (Flag at Half Staff until noon)
Office Closed





June 01
Outstanding Community Service Post to National

June 02
Staff Meeting
Headquarters
June 06
D-Day 1944 Allied Landing

June 14
Flag Day

June 14-17
State Convention
Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs
June 18
Fathers Day






July 01
Colorado Veteran Deadline

July 22-26
National Convention
New Orleans, LA
August 17-20
National Commanders Homecoming
Cincinnati, OH
November 2-5
Western Conference
San Diego, CA