Veterans of Foreign Wars
VFW Post 1093

Ipswich, MA

In support of our commitment to community service and promotion of patriotic values and education Post 1093 has several standing committees.  Additionally the Commander can appoint others as he sees fit.

Committees (alphabetically) include:

Applicant Screening -

The purpose of this committee is to screen and verify eligibility of all applicants for membership into VFW Post 1093. This committee, after screening of applicant application and supporting documentation, shall provide to the Adjutant all approved applications for which the Commander can then establish a vote of acceptance by the membership.

 Jake Burridge
Al Heigh

Boy Scout Liason -

Serves as the post coordinator of activities involving Boy Scouts.

 Larry McNeil

Funeral & Color Guard -

Relative to Funerals and Wakes, the local Funeral Homes of Whittier-Porter and Morris will contact, in the following order, Commander, Senior Vice Commander and Jr. Vice Commander of this Post, when participation by the VFW is requested. When any of the three Post Officers have been contacted they shall immediately notify the Chairman of this Committee who in turn will organize enough VFW or other Veteran organization members to outfit an appropriate Wake and Internment detail.


This Committee, through it's Chairman, shall also be responsible for organizing enough personnel to outfit a Color Guard detail as may be requested.

 Robert Metz, Chairman (selects volunteers as required for taskings)

Nomination -

The purpose of this committee is to screen and select VFW Post members for nomination to various elected Offices of the Post.  The Nomination Committee shall submit to the Commander a list of all nominations for elected office at the appropriate time to be voted upon by the membership present at a scheduled meeting.

 Al Heigh
George Lewis
Dave Comeau

Programs & Events -

This Committee is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of all Special Events, Memorial Day Activities and Veterans Day Activities.  This Committee will share in the planning, preparaton and execution of events as may be appropriate with the other three Veteran Organizations in the Town.  This Committee shall keep the Commander and membership informed at all times of all events or programs being planned and/or in progress.

 Chad Freeman
Ted LeMieux

Scholarship -

The Scholarship Committee oversees two types of scholarships sponsored by VFW Post 1093.  They are Local School Scholarships and the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship.  This committee will establish criteria for both types of scholarships, screen all applications and select a winner or winners for both types of scholarships.  The Post, based upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee, will pay directly to the Institution of learning the scholarship amount of the winner or winners.  The name and materials of the Post winner of the Voice of Democracy Scholarship will be submitted to the VFW District 10 Committee for further competition up the line to National.   More details and Downloadable application materials here.

 Jake Burridge
Gerry Hovey
Bill Hurley
Bob Metz
Ed Marsh

Voice of Democracy
Bob Metz

War Memorial -

Members serve on the Town Veterans' War Memorial comittee with members of other posts in town.  More info here.

Bill Duke
Jake Burridge
Ted LeMeiux

Bob Metz
Dan Gallant
Pete Wilson

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