Hope everyone is well. Below is the list of dates for district meetings and locations:

7 August 2021; VFW Post 8541;

District OTS 0800-0900 Assemble and coffee; 0900-1300 classes. (we are using 8541 do to ability for power point and sound system)


6 November 2021; VFW Post 2059;

Joint Opening and Regular Meeting; 0800-0900 Assemble and coffee; 0900-0945 Joint Opening; 1000 until completion

5 February 2022; VFW Post 8936;

Regular meeting; 0800-0900 Assemble and coffee; 0900-0945 Joint Opening; 1000 until completion


12-14 May; District Convention; Location and Times TBD


If anyone sees any issues let me know. We should have a great year this year.



William “Bill” Smith

District 20 Commander

VFW 8541 Commander


Also, - Just a Friendly Reminder.

Completion of the following VPRs will be accredited to

the 2021-2022 VFW year.

(Although the VFW year runs from July 1st through June 29th,

the Dept. of Texas VPRs for the incoming year begin on May 1st).


VFW VPRs for 2021-2022 begin with :

May 1, 2021 – Loyalty Day

May 8, 2021 – Victory over Europe

May 28, 2021 – Memorial Day

June 6, 2021 – D-Day

June 14,2021 – Flag Day

 +All reports must be received within 30 days of listed event date to be credited.



Tony Vasquez 

Service Officer Training...


Hello My Fellow Comrades,


Please pass the word to your incoming Service Officers. 

I would like to invite all incoming Post Service Officers to a weekly Service Officer training beginning this June.


Every Monday in the month of June, VFW Post 9186 will conduct a half hour Post Service Officer training from 0915-0945 for those interested in learning how to send claims to our Department Service Officer (DSO).  No registration needed. 

As the incoming District Service Officer, I look forward to meeting other Post Service Officers and more importantly, I look forward to helping many more Veterans this coming year. 

I am not an accredited Service Officer but we don't have to be accredited to help Veterans. 

Thank You for your time, and I hope to see you at VFW Post 9186 every Monday in June. Who knows, if this is a success; we may even do this all summer:)🙂


Veterans First,


Ralph Alvarado

VFW 9186 Sr Vice/Service Officer

Department of Texas VFW Convention

District 20 Memorial Service and Convention

VFW Mission Statement

 Department of Texas VFW District 20 is dedicated to our motto 

– We honor the dead by helping the living –

 We are committed to helping our fellow Comrades

We actively participate in the communities that surround our District and Post Homes.