Friday’s news [lost direction; Worley & Obetz woes; the best?] – 6/1/2018

• OPINION •veterans resource guideDownload a copy of this important resource guide, click here.

Veterans organizationsVeterans of Foreign Wars, American Legions, AMVETSwere established and have missions to serve veterans. Each has a mission that identifies that.

Veterans of Foreign Wars: “The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.”

AMVETS: “AMVETS, which is also known as American Veterans, is the most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization open to representing the interests of 20 million veterans and their families. We are veterans serving veterans since 1944.”

American Legion: “The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.”

There’ve been instances in which certain veterans organizations have deviated from their reasons to exist. In November, 2015, Columbia news, views and reviews posted this “VFW National commander puts posts on notice”. Then the National Commander wrote: the stereotypical, dingy, dark and smoke filled VFW Post and canteen do exist, but they have no benefit to our organization, provide no aid to our mission nor to the veterans we strive to help and serve.”

When does the Veterans Service Organization change from serving veterans and community interests into a pure social club with more “social members” than veterans? When does the administration of the organization relinquish leadership roles to non-veterans?

Maybe the organization’s facebook pages provide answers? When the facebook pages show more focus on social events than community focused initiatives and programs or veterans’ issues, perhaps that organization no longer is serving the stated mission. When the leadership of the organization? It’s time for the leaders to revisit — and abide by —the service organization’s by-laws!

That’ll never happen! | But it does; Worley and Obetz, a Lancaster County business operating since 1946 is reeling as “Worley & Obetz laying off more than 100 employees amid ‘potential fraudulent activity'”Lancaster Online

Company explains | In spite of the devastating ne3ws, the company is communicating with everyone using its facebook page: “On May 21, 2018, we laid off 45 people in management and administrative roles from our various offices in PA and NJ. This comes a couple weeks after the disappearance of our CEO, Jeff Lyons. Due to potentially fraudulent activity, this has forced us to adjust our operating expenses to keep the company viable. We, of course, provide unemployment opportunity, COBRA coverage and job reference letters as requested.”  What a lesson for government!

the best

Were’ No. 32! and this is why! a “balance between natural and commercial spaces” and its appeal to both “close-knit church communities (and) the indie coffee shop scene.” – Lancaster Online

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