Oklahoma VFW Mid-Winter Conference

The Oklahoma VFW Mid-Winter Conference will be held from February 19 to 21st at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1400 W. Country Club Drive in Claremore, OK. To make reservations for the hotel and to see conference information please see below.  

Commander I Chief John A. Biedrzycki

Commander In- Chief John A. Biedrzycki


Commander in Chief John A. Biedrzycki Jr. will be our National Representative at the Mid-Winter Conference

 Biographical Summary for Commander-In Chief John A. Biedrzycki Jr.  Biedrzycki CinC (Bio)




Mid-Winter Banquet:  On Saturday, February 20th at 6:30 pm there will be a banquet to honor the National Commander-In-Chief John A. Biedrzycki Jr. and the VOD and Patriot Pen winners. The price of the banquet tickets are $27.00. You may purchase your tickets on-line prior to the convention using paypal or credit card at the link below or call State HQs at 405-525-2680 to reserve your tickets. If you reserve and pay for four or more seats we will reserve a table for your group! 

Banquet Menu: Choice of bacon-wrapped beef filet or Greek Chicken for main entree, Cheesy hash browns, seasoned rice, green beans,  mixed vegetables, green salad for side dishes,  apple cobbler, and banana pudding for dessert, and coffee, tea, & water for drinks.

Buy Banquet tickets on-line NOW!

 Agenda for the Mid Winter Conference

Friday, February 19, 2016

10:00 AM: New Service Officer Training

  1:00 PM: Service Officer Refresher (New VSOs will attend also)

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
     Training – Post Website Training
     Commander Responsibilities followed by State/local Community Service
     Quartermaster/Trustee/Audits Duties and Responsibilities
     Better By-Laws/Better Post
     Service Officer

Note: Training will be held in the Conference Center

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
     VFW Town Hall * (Location TBA) 
8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
     National Representative Reception
9:30 PM
          *Town Hall is an open forum for ideas and suggestions and general questions.  It is informal but will be held with the spirit of the VFW decorum.

Saturday, February 20, 2016
7:00 AM
     Buddy Poppy Display Setup
8:00 AM
     Buddy Poppy Judging
8:30 AM to 10:00
     VFW & VFW Auxiliary Joint Session
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
     VFW Council of Administration and General Business Meeting
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
     Lunch (Past Commanders lunch will be scheduled) 
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
     VFW Council of Administration and General Business Meeting
3:30 PM
     Fundraiser/Theme Trays
7:00 PM
     Banquet and Dance – Special Guest, John A. Biedrzycki Commander-In-Chief, VOD  and Patriot Pen Winners

Sunday, February 21, 2016
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
     Chapel Service
9:30 AM
     Military Order of the Cootie Grand Meeting



Holiday Inn & Suites Claremore

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Claremore

Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Claremore link to their website or call 918-283-4877. When making reservations you need to mention “VFW Mid-Winter” to get the special rate of $89.00 per night.



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