Subscription dues are just like a magazine subscription. It gives you 365 days of membership in the VFW. With this being the first year that they are coming into effect it will be a process that we are not use to. The basic breakdown of what is going to happen is:

If you are an annual member and you pay your dues before Jan 01 your membership will begin on the month you signed up to be a member.  By paying before Jan 01 of each year helps the post stay current the National VFW which leaves our post in great standing Nation wide.

Annual membership Dues $45.00 and due on the anniversary of the date you joined the VFW or the date of annual renewal. Life Memberships are available on a payment plan.

Student Vet's Annual membership is $20.
Axillary member dues are due Annually and are $25 

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, and download the 2020-21 entry form application, as all student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.

 For the form and Theme see Programs>Voice of Democracy

The Patriot's Pen program is open to students in grades 6-8 (on the October 31 deadline) who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

Students can as a teacher or youth group leader to supervise their progress in the competition. Then students can contact a local participating VFW Post and establish a contact person who is a member of that Post or its Auxiliary. 

Next, it is time to start drafting considering the 2018-2019 theme, "WHY I HONOR THE AMERICAN FLAG" Essays must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words and should be submitted to the Post, along with the completed Patriot's Pen entry form no later then the October 31 deadline. 
For the form and Theme see Programs>Patriot Pen

County V.A. Representative can be contacted via email due to the Covid Pandemic:
       Ph. 248-85-0785
       Location: 1200 North Telegraph Rd
                       Bldg 26E Pontiac, Mi 48341 
Post 1008 Representative:
     Don Roach
         You can call to set up an appointment at our Post at: 248-674-2826