BUDDY POPPY

 

2019-2020 BUDDY POPPY PROGRAM

Comrades and Auxiliary Members:With your continued dedication and support, the Department of Oklahoma, Posts, and Districts can surpass all previous years in the purchasing of Buddy Poppies and fundraising. In order to achieve this prestigious goal, it is necessary for all Districts and Posts to participate and order larger amounts than last year and using left over poppies for displays at Post functions. With your continued dedication and support we can make this a great year. Poppies can be ordered by using the downloadable "Buddy Poppy Order Form or by calling or emailing Curt Watts at Department of Oklahoma Headquarters

District Chairmen: Present your program at your first District Meeting and get all Post Chairman involved in purchasing Buddy Poppies for fundraising. Remember, all monies received from Buddy Poppy donations goes into the Post Relief Fund and must be used for that purpose only. We must build up a strong Post Relief Fund to help the needy veterans in our Posts and local area throughout the Department of Oklahoma. Remember"NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS." Let's practice that motto by buying and collecting donations for the VFW Buddy Poppy Program. National also allows the use of Scouts to collect Poppy donations for Posts. 

At the 2020 Mid-Winter Conference there will be a Buddy Poppy display contest with a plaque going to the 1st place winner in each of the three categories below:

 Category I - Public Promotion of Poppy Campaign (Window, booth, parade, poster displays, campaign promotions, etc.)

a. Displays must be designed for public exposure and must bear a message soliciting a

donation for and wearing of the VFW Buddy Poppy.

b. At least one Poppy used in the display must be in its original form and color with label.

 Category II - Memorial or Inspirational Display (Wreath, memorial tablets or plaques, patriotic or devotional themes)

a. Displays must be designed to honor the dead, to inspire devotion to God and

Country, or to dramatize the activities supported by the Buddy Poppy.

b. At least one Poppy used in the display must be in its original form and color

with label.

 

 

Category III - Artistic or Decorative Use of Poppies (Post Home displays, table centerpieces, corsages, pictures, plaques, models, scenes, hats, novelty pieces, etc.)

a. Any display not meeting the qualifications for Categories I or II shall

automatically be entered in Category III.

b. At least one Poppy used in the display must be in its original form and color

with label.

 

 


Curt Watts, Buddy Poppy Program Chairman                                                   

1103 N. Blackwelder Ave.                                                                     

Oklahoma City, OK 73106                                                    

Cell: 405.590.8577                            

Email: vfwhqok@outlook.com