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Since 1955, our Post produced a newsletter that was sent to all members of the Post. In it you could find articles related to the Post that took place within the last month or two, the VFW Auxiliary, upcoming events that the Post is sponsoring, and other information for the good of the order. The Woodstock VFW News was founded in July 1955 by Don Peasley who was editor from 1955-2002. During his tenure as editor, 564 issues of the newsletter were produced. In 2002, Don retired from being the active editor and handed the job over to Matt Klos. During Matt's tenure as editor, 100 issues of the newsletter were produced.

In 2011, Matt stopped producing the newsletter due to other commitments. The Post is currently publishing a bimonthly newsletter as needed to keep members up to date on future scheduled events.

When both Don Peasley and Matt Klos were editors, the Woodstock VFW News won numerous awards at both the District (state) and National level. The Woodstock VFW News is a 18-time winner of the National VFW Awards for Best Post Publication contest. It won First Place in 1956, 1963, 1971, 1985, 2007, 2009, and 2010. Second Place in 1968, 1970, 1990, 1997, and 1999. Third Place in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1991, 2000, and 2001. It was voted Illinois VFW's best 35 times including 1999-2001, 2005-2011.

To view the current issue of the newsletter and issues for the previous 12 months, please visit the Post Newsletter page.

Each year, a VFW Post Publications Contest is held in each District (state). First place winners from the District level advance to the National level where they compete with entrants from all Districts across the country.

 
"2010 VFW National
Publications Contest"

Large Size Post category
(300 or more members) 2010 VFW National Publications Contest - 1st Place Large Size
 

"2009 VFW National Publications Contest"
Medium Size Post category (250-749 members) 2009 VFW National Publications Contest - 1st Place Medium Size
 
"2007 VFW National Publications Contest"
Medium Size Post category (250-749 members) 2007 VFW National Publications Contest - 1st Place Medium Size

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