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Chapter meetings

 

 

 

Chapter Location Meeting Time
5 South St. Paul VFW Post 295
11 Concord Exchange S
South Saint Paul, MN 55075-2402
10:30 a.m.
4th SaturdayMeetings are  Sept, Oct, Nov, January, Feb, Mar, April.We have a Founders Day dinner  in Feb each year and a Memorial/Install dinner in May each year.No meeting in Dec, June, July, and August.
8 Hopkins, MN VFW
100 Shady Oak Rd
Hopkins, MN  55343
10:30 a.m.
2nd Saturday
except July & August
 56 Duluth, MN Black Woods Grill and Bar
195 US-2, Proctor, MN 55810
1:00 p.m.
Last Monday Except- December & January
194 Brainerd, MN Senior Center
8th and Kingwood
Brainerd, MN
10:00 a.m.
4th Thursday
268 Richfield, MN Richfield VFW Post  #5555
6715 Lakeshore Drive South
Richfield, MN 55423-2333
10:30 a.m.
3rd Saturday
July & August
308 St. Cloud, MN Granite City Food & Brewery
Hwy 15 and CR 75
St. Cloud, MN
10:00 a.m.
4th Saturday
807 New Ulm, MN  Best Western Hotel, 2101 S Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073 10:00 a.m.
first Saturday of every other month.Meetings are February, April, June, August. October and December.A social hour begins at 9 AM with an optional breakfast, and the meeting begins at 10 AM.
987 Fridley, MN Fridley VFW Post
1040 Osborne Road NE
Fridley, MN
10:00 a.m.
2nd Saturday
September through May
1977 Red Wing, MN Liberty Restaurant
303 W 3rd St
Red Wing, MN 55066
9:00 a.m.
1st Wednesday
745 Perham, MN Veterans Museum
805 Main St
Parham, MN
 first Thursday of the month at 3 pm
March – September
5555 Winona, MN Winona VFW Post #1287
208 East 3rd Street
Winona, MN 55987
7:00 p.m.
1st Wednesday
7110 Rochester, MN Rochester VFW Post #1215
2775 43rd Street NW
Rochester, MN 55902
6:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday
except June, July & August

Valleyfair free regular admission for veterans- May 25 – 28 and June 30 – July 4

Valleyfair is proud to announce a special event in honor of our nation’s military heroes: on public operating days from May 25 – 28 and June 30 – July 4, any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive free regular admission to the park. Plus, each military guest will be able to bring up to six family members at a discounted rate of just $35 per person. It’s our special way of saying thank you to our country’s biggest heroes.

This deal is valid for all current or past military members with government issued ID. To take advantage of this discount, present a valid military ID at any Valleyfair ticket window.

Veterans Affairs Volunteer Service (VAVS) Program

The Military Order of the Purple Heart’s Veterans Affairs Volunteer Service (VAVS) Program is in effect throughout the VA medical center system. VAVS operates the largest volunteer program in the Federal Government, supplementing staff and resources in all areas of patient care and support. Volunteers supplement essential personnel, equipment, facilities and programs for the direct and indirect care, treatment and welfare of veteran patients. Military Order of the Purple Heart VAVS volunteers participate in the VA’s program and provide an invaluable service to other veterans and their families. The official VAVS Handbook is available for download below and on the downloads page to provide guidance to the Department and Chapter members involved in the Service. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the National VAVS Director or call Willie Pargo
Officer in the VA hospital, second floor
MOPH Office
Minneapolis VA medical center
612-965-1621

National Service Program for the Military Order of the Purple Heart will no longer be closing

 The St. Paul office will continue to advocate for our veterans and will resume with receiving new POA’s and claims from our MN veterans, effective immediately.  

 

Thanks,

David Srock

Office Director / National Service Officer / National NSO Mentor & Trainer

Military Order of the Purple Heart

1 Federal Drive  Rm.G910

St. Paul, MN 55111

Phone: (612) 970-5667

Fax: (612) 970-5979

Email: David.Srock@va.gov

 There will be a press release later this week…..

We have received the budget letter from the PH Foundation indicating we have funding for the NSP for the 2018/2019 budget year. With the agreement and commitment of the PH Foundation to fulfill their contractual obligation and concurrence of the National Commander, I am rescinding the NSP Closure Plan. Effective immediately NSOs are advised to start accepting POAs and aiding Veterans and their families with processing VA claims and appeals. I will advise the VA we are and will remain a viable VSO.

This has been a trying period for all of us and my concern was the perceived lose of value of our program and the importance of the service we provide to Veterans. I apologize for the stress this situation created and look forward to rebuilding your trust and confidence as we continue to be the premiere VSO for all Veterans, their spouses and families.

Angelo Wider

MOPH

National Service Director

Free associate membership

Click below-

AssociateApplication

Military order of the Purple Heart Department of Minnesota has approved $2,000 for free associate membership for the next 40 associate members

We are doing this in an effort to increase the amount of people taking part with chapter activities in an effort to make chapters more active. We have seen from chapters that have a high number of associate members that more members are attending  their chapter meetings that the chapters are more active, and we would like to see every chapter raising money, getting out in the community and doing good things for veterans.

We understand that there will be a gap in the age between Vietnam veterans and Iraq, Afghanistan veterans and we think our best chance for chapters to survive the next 10-20 years would be filling that gap with associate members. Associate members can be children of Purple Heart veteran’s or spouse’s or brothers and sisters.

  Application must be sent when complete to the department office at-

Military order of the Purple Heart Department of Minnesota

20-12th st west 

Saint Paul, MN 55155

Thanks Ryan Sabinish Department Senior Vice Commander

Iraq war veteran