Information On Membership

[ MIP's ] [ Life ] [ Direct Dues ]

What will you get. 


Besides the camaraderie and patriotism that you'll experience as a VFW member, these are some of the tangible benefits you will enjoy.


Subscription to VFW Magazine. with free listings of reunions and claims.


The award winning VFW Magazine is a monthly publication that keeps you up to date on veterans related news as well as issues of national scope.


Access to VFW Credit Union. All members and their families are eligible for low interest loans, and other benefits through the credit union.


VFW insurance programs. A multitude of medical, dental, auto and other types of insurance polices are available through the VFW Insurance Department.


VFW travel services. Services include special rates on air fares, hotels, car rentals and more.


VFW Visa® card. A card that offers no annual fee and low variable rates.


Voluntary Member Benefits. Discounts on moving services, the AMOCO Motor Club, prescription drugs, medical supplies, vitamins.


VFW's Purchase Power.  A program that provides discounts on all major household purchases.


Please e-mail us at membership_p00970@vfwhawaii.org To avoid confusion please address your comments to membership_p00970, committee members belong to multiple post committees

For Membership Information, please contact our membership committee members; Ralph Moore 455-7631 .

What is the Military Initiative Program (MIP)? This program is a national method of offering to our active duty, Reserve and National Guard comrades a one-year free membership at-large in the VFW. This is to introduce them to our great organization. Those comrades in this category are to be actively recruited. The Joint Chiefs of Staff and DOD approve this program. This method of recruiting helped make Post 970 an All-American Post in 1999-2000, 2000-2001and 2001-2002.  All at large members who were recruited under the MIP program are eligible to transfer to the Colonel Horace Hickam Post 970.

Want to be a Life Member, but, the cost is too much for your “pocket book” Well, the VFW has an Installment Plan. Current, paid 2002 annual members, may take advantage of the Installment Plan offered by National Headquarters each year from January 1 through March 31. This simple, interest free, installment plan allows the Life Membership fee to be spread over payments within the calendar year. An installment Plan Agreement form is from the National Headquarters.  An initial installment (1/4 of the total fee) must be sent along with the completed form directly to National Headquarters, Life Membership Department. National will bill for the remaining payments which become due on June 30, September 30 and December 15. Credit cards may not be used for installment payments.

The Direct Dues Program seems to be going OK, Renewals can now be accomplished online at www.vfw.org under membership. You can now use your credit card to renew your dues online. If you have not received your renewal card or live here in Hawaii and wish to pay the annual dues renewal fee directly to your VFW Post 970, please contact our membership committee members.