ABOUT POST 5180


  • 5180 IS A SMALL POST DOING BIG THINGS FOR OUR VETERANS.
  • A CLOSE KNIT GROUP THAT TAKES CARE OF EACH OTHER AND OUR COMMUNITY.
  • COME JOIN THE BEST LITTLE POST IN ALABAMA 
  • RANKED # ONE IN COMMUNITY PROGRAMS IN NOVEMBER 08
  • DECEMBER 08 #1 AGAIN
  • Jan 09 number one again
  • Feb. 2009- Number One Post again
  • March 09 - Number one Post
  • April 09- Number one again
  • May 09- Yep You Guessed it NUMBER ONE POST IN THE STATE FOR  2008-2009
  •  1st Quarter of  2009 stats has post 5180 as the top seed for All American Post Again for 2010
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  • Members as of 30 Sep 2009
  • 200 Life Members  275% from 2008
  • Total Active 300 ,  up  190% from 2008
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  • POST AWARDS FROM VFW

Best Community Service Post in State 08-09

Best Record Book In State 08-09

Best Commander in State- 08-09

Best VFW Program Post 08-09

Best increase in life membership in State 08-09

Commander gets Recruiter of the Year 08-09

Best Veteran Assistance Program in State (HFH) 08-09

Commander Wins Man Of The Year 08-09

Post wins ALL STATE TITLE

POST WINS ALL AMERICAN TITLE

COMMANDER ELECTED TO STATE LEVEL POSITION 09-10

COMMANDER APPOINTED AT NATIONAL POSITION 09-10

COMMANDER GETS AWARDED AIDE DE CAMP TO NATIONAL COMMANDER 08-09

COMMANDER GETS AWARDED A GOLD LEGACY LIFE MEMBERSHIP

A BRICK PLACED AT NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS WITH POST 5180 ENGRAVED IN IT.

LADIES AUXILIARY DOUBLES IN MEMBERSHIP 08-09

LADIES WIN BEST POPPY DISPLAY AT CONVENTION

Post Nominates and Sponsers winners in following categories

Fire Fighter of the Year All State

Teacher of the year D-5

Scout of The Year D-5

News supporters of the year (Post had all Three) D-5

POST RANKED NUMBER ONE IN WORLD IN DIV. 5  A.A.  STATS

 

BEEN A GOOD YEAR FOLKS

 

WE ARE VERY INVOLVED WITH OUR PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS, OUR YOUTH PROGRAM SUPPORTS THE DIXIE YOUTH BASE BALL LEAGUE. OUR COMMANDER IS THE MAPS ,UNMET-NEEDS AND UPLINK REPRESENTATIVE FOR DISTRICT FIVE AND DISTRICT SIX FOR THE STATE OF ALABAMA AND IS VERY INVOLVED WITH THE PROGRAM. WE HAVE SET  UP AN INTERNET CAFE FOR THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF DEPLOYED TROOPS. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE LIVE VIDEO CHATS WITH THEIR LOVED ONES. THIS SERVICE IS SUPPORTED BY APPROX 800 CAFES SET UP IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN BY THE VFW UP-LINK PROGRAM. WE STARTED AND HOST THE ANNUAL "OPERATION FALLEN COMRADE", AN ANNUAL PROGRAM THAT PLACES BUDDY POPPIES ON ALL THE GRAVE SITES AT THE FT. MITCHELL NATIONAL CEMETARY. WE HAVE A TEAM THAT BUILDS RAMPS FOR  DISABLED VETERANS AND OUR LADIES AUXILLIARY IS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE NATIONAL BUDDY POPPY PROGRAM, WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING BACK TO THE RELIEF OF DISABLED VETS. WE SUPPORT THE ST. JUDES CHILDREN HOSPITAL AND OUR LADIES HOST A CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR THE LOCAL CHILDREN TO ENSURE THAT ALL KIDS ENJOY CHRISTMAS. THEY ALSO COOK MEALS AT ALL THE BIG HOLIDAYS FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS TO STOP BY FOR A HOLIDAY MEAL.

 

  •  WHAT WE DON'T HAVE

WE DON'T HAVE A FANCY BUILDING, WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVE MEMBERS

BUT

WE HAVE DONE SO MUCH WITH SO LITTLE THIS YEAR THAT NEXT YEAR WE BELIEVE WE CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING WITH ALMOST NOTHING AT ALL

 

  • WHAT WE DO HAVE

IS A BUNCH OF GOOD PEOPLE THAT BUST THEIR CHOPS TO HELP OTHERS IN NEED. 

A BETTER BUNCH OF FOLKS CAN'T BE FOUND

COME AND JOIN THE FAMILY .

VOTED NUMBER ONE POST IN THE STATE IN 2008-2009

 

 

  • WHAT WE NEED,

ARE YOUNGER MEMBERS. THE VFW PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN THE PROTECTION AND AQUISITION OF VETERAN'S RIGHTS AND BENEFITS. EVEN THOUGH THE YOUNGER GENERATION THINKS THAT THEY ARE INVINCABLE, TIME WILL CATCH UP WITH THEM AS IT HAS US. TOMORROW THEY WILL NEED US, BUT FOR NOW WE DESPERATLEY NEED THEM IF WE ARE TO CONTINUE AS A VITAL AND STRONG ENTITY IN THE ROLE  OF VETERAN SUPPORT

 

AND WE ARE GETTING THEM, AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE NUMBERS OF MEMBERS  AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, THE AGE DEMOGRAPHICS ARE CHANGING FOR POST 5180. MORE THAN 90% OF THE NEW MEMBERS ARE UNDER 4O AND IRAQ VETERANS. WE COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD. WE EVEN HAD ONE MEMBER CALL FROM IRAQ AND JOIN THE POST FROM OUR ADOPTED UNIT IN IRAQ, THE 63RD ENGINEER COMPANY. (SIX TREY)

THE PAST IS BEHIND US AND THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT

 

 

GOLD SUPPORTERS OF OUR CAUSE

MULE TEAM ONE AND HELP FOR HEROES

BATSON-COOK CONSTRUCTION

COME VISIT WITH US AT THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS 18 AND 39 IN SEALE AL. 36875 

 

 

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POST 5180 PHOTO GALLERY

POST 5180  Calendar of events

NEWS LETTER

POST 5180 PROJECTS

SERVICE TO VETERANS AND COMMUNITY

CANTEEN

POST 5180 LADIES AUXILLIARY

Nat. Mil. Service Program 

Community programs

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