Beth Crow 662-552-9481
Happy September Everyone! That’s right, it’s the time of year when we look forward to Game Time. We have our favorite teams and we look forward to “Kick Off” each week. The VFW Auxiliary is a TEAM also and each of you are players. So, it’s GAME TIME for the Scholarships Program.
I hope that you all have contacted your schools and established a contact person. If you are assisting the VFW with Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy, that information needs to be in the schools already. Don’t forget your private schools and home school associations when distributing your information.
Please set aside some time during your next meeting to talk about the Continuing Education Scholarship. These are challenging times. Many people are in the midst of changing careers. This scholarship could be the boost that makes that happen. Remember, it is open to any member in good standing for 1 year, their spouse, or their child. The applicant must be 21 years old by the deadline of Feb 15.
Start promoting our Young American Patriotic Art Contest and 3-D Patriotic Art Contest now. You can order flyers from VFWAuxiliary.org or print flyers from MALTA under the Scholarships Program. Please distribute these flyers to the Art Teachers at your schools and ask for time to talk to the students about the scholarships. If your school has a PTO or PTA contact the president and ask for time to address the members. Again, don’t forget your private and home schools when you’re distributing your information.
Let’s think of non-traditional ways to promote our Scholarships Program.
- Post flyers at art supply stores, i.e., Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.
- Community forums: City Facebook Pages, Community Bulletin Boards
- Youth Programs: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, Church Youth Groups
These are just a few ideas. I know that you can come up with many more innovative ideas to promote our Scholarships. Don’t forget to report, report, report!
It’s GAME TIME so let’s KICK OFF the year with a TOUCHDOWN and really SCORE BIG!