For those of you who are wanting to rent the VFW Hall, or received a cancellation refund from us unexpectedly, here is what is going on. In a surprising ruling, the legal counsel for the Parks and Recreation department has interpreted the lease grant for Veterans Support Activities and Community Support Activities to mean "ONLY" those activities we wish to conduct in support of the Community, not activities the public wishes to conduct on the leasehold property by renting it similar to any other community center. Further, although the lease is silent on the definition of commercial activities, they are applying the same definition as used in public parks, which means any rental by the public is a prohibited commercial activity, as is anything which involves an exchange of goods or services. In other words, we cannot conduct fundraiser activities like Pancake Breakfasts, Luau's or Steak Fry's which have a recommended donation. We can rent a community center from the county and do that, or we can do totally free events on our property if our membership choose to do so and has the funding for it. We know that many of you have fond memories of birthday parties, weddings, graduations and celebrations of life at our facility, among many other things, and we are sorry to see those opportunities be restricted to our own membership. Maybe it’s a good time to consider joining or supporting one of more of our Veteran’s organizations. We still need to replace a 75 year old building, support Scouts, Sea Cadets and many other youth programs, and provide more services to the community. It takes a village, we hope to work with you in ours.
Maui's Combat Veterans
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3850 is home to all combat veterans who proudly call Maui their home. Situated on prime waterfront property, we enjoy spectacular sunsets and breathtaking vistas of the channel between Maui, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Molokini, where the humpback whales come to frolic in the winter and spring. But its not all just fun and games, we are also the boots on the ground actively supporting veteran's causes, youth programs, community events and more, such as:
Assistance with VA benefits enrollment and access
Care package and other support for local and deployed active duty and reserve units
Color Guard and Honor Guard for memorial services, parades and other community activities
Helping Disabled Vets transition and earn a living via Buddy Poppies and other programs
Supporting youth activities like Scouting, JROTC, the Civil Air Patrol and youth scholarships via Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy contests
and much more...if you are interested in joining the VFW or Auxiliary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get notified about Veteran activities and events on Maui
VFW Post 3850 maintains a master e-mail list of veterans, veteran supporters and interested media and promotional partners. Please enter your email below to receive information about upcoming veteran events on the island of Maui. Our Combat Vets have a lot for you to enjoy. Newsletter recipients also get access to premium seating and special discount codes for some of the events. We do not use your mail for any other purposes nor do we share it with other third party firms. Sign up now and support your Troops!