Council of Administration Meeting
August 14-16, 2015,
Best Western Hotel, 2720 North
MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA


CofA Tentative Agenda – “Voice for all Veterans” 2015-16

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 – Ballroom

6:00 – 8:00 PM


Training – Rick Butler, VFW

National Membership Ass’t  Director

Saturday, Aug.  15, 2015- Ballroom

(Casual dress of shirt and dress pants)  No shorts and flip-flops.

8:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Membership Training Workshops – Rick Butler

 11:45 AM

Lunch – Louisiana Hospitality Room #140

 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Membership Leadership Training – Rick Butler & Officers

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Veterans Benefits – Al Leger

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Budget Meeting

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 – Ballroom

 7:30 AM

 Catholic Mass

 9:00 AM

(Blues & Grays or Business Suit)

 VFW State Officers & District Commanders

 Council of Administration Meeting



Congrats to all of our 2015-2016 State Officers & District Commanders! We hope you have a great year full of success.

State Commander- Gerald "Snake" Dugas
State Sr. Vice Commander- Elvin "Ray" Bass
State Jr. Vice Commander - Wyatt Lobrano
QTM/ADJ. - Precilla Wilkewitz
Judge Advocate - Dan Nail
Surgeon - Bryan Batulis
Chaplain - Father Richard Vidrine
Chief of Staff - Bobby Lovergne
Inspector - Gene Olivier
Jr. Past State Commander - Mitch Cota

District 1 Cmdr. - Steve Mainville
District 2 Cmdr. - Wesley Mitchell
District 3 Cmdr.- Larry Raymond
District 4 Cmdr. - Leslie Dickman
District 5 Cmdr. - Matt West
District 7 Cmdr. - Hillery Hill
District 8 Cmdr. - Tommy Pitre
District 9 Cmdr. - Micheal Carroll
District 10 Cmdr. - Raleigh Guillory
District 11 Cmdr. - Jimmy Odom
District 12 Cmdr. - Kerry Wastlund



VFW Veterans & Military Support Programs

VFW Post and Auxiliary Officers and Members we need your help!  How many times have you heard of a family of a soldier that is in a financial situation, because the soldier is serving his/her country away from the home front, that you wished there were funds available to assist that family during their time of need, or Veteran that has previously made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country and has ran into some hardships and needs some kind of assistance. Our VFW organization has established several help programs, such as UnMet Needs, Operation Uplink, VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero, and Military Assistance Program, and now we have them all under one blanket program called Veterans & Military Support Programs – just for those times of needed services.  Thousands of families in need have been able to get needy funds through the VFW’s National Military Services Program. National has made some changes to that current program, and the program will now become Veterans & Military Support Program. The program will have the same opportunities for our Military but now we will be able to help Veterans also!!

Join our Department of LA, VFW & Auxiliary in promoting the VFW Veterans & Military Support Program!  Get your post/auxiliary to donate to the program all year long, especially around the holidays!

The program is maintained through DONATIONS.  Help us maintain this impressive program – you’re Post/Auxiliary – or your own five dollars – whatever amount – helps the National Veterans & Military Support Program with funds to help out when there is a great need, such as phone calls, emergency funds to – help pay the light bill, funeral expenses, emergency leave for that soldier  – who’s family needs him/her home now!, whatever that “ Need” is a family will have an opportunity to get help through the VFW’s Veteran & Military Support Programs.