Harrison VFW Newsletter January 2019


COMMANDER’S MESSAGE

 We are through the month of December and we have had a good month, the Children’s Christmas Party and our Post Christmas Party went well. The LOVS breakfast was also great. Thank you to all who volunteered to make these events a success. I wish everyone a Happy New Year. In closing, do not forget our New Year’s Party. Tickets are available at the door or call MaryAnn or Fay. Please remember out friends who are ill and our service men & women.

KEEP OUR SERVICEMEN & WOMEN IN YOUR PRAYERS

Harry O

Commander

 CLUB MANAGER MESSAGE

CANTEEN Open Mon. – Fri. at 3pm / Sat & Sun.1PM

Taste Buds Catering will be serving food on Fridays

Max & Joe Dance on Sat, 1/5 starting at 7:30pm $10.00

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat., 1/12: 8am-11:30am   $8.00

FAMILY FEUD: Sat, 1/19, 6:30pm

BELLY FEST: Sat, 1/26 in Event Center

VFW Executive Board Meeting AND Regular Meeting: Wed, 1/16, 7pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Duwel Association) invited to attend to share ideas.

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm $5.

ENTERTAINMENT: Fri., 1/4: DJ John Summers 7:30pm; Fri, 1/11: Michael T & Friends 8p; Fri, 1/18: DJ John Summers 7:30pm; Fri, 1/25: Jump Start Band, 8pm

FOOTBALL SUNDAYS: Every Sunday 1PM (bring a snack/dish to share)

 DO YOU FEEL LUCKY

Friday $5.00 Drawing: Debbie Pittman (100%); Tony Jonas (100%); Jackie Bryan (100%); Judy Brown (50%); Bev Hilmer (100%)

 YA-HOO

Happy Birthday! Mike Rice, Becca Stephensen, Jerry “Raz” Rasnick, Joe Ecklar, Phyllis Wolf, Don Schumacker, Stu Young, Sue Sonderman, Janet ruehlman, Ed Brickner, Jennifer Niehaus, Darlene Johnson. Birthday Party, Sat, January 19, starting at 6pm with happy hour prices for Birthday Person til 9pm, birthday cake, juke box. Bring snack to share and invite some of your friends.

Candles for Sale: Bill Grote makes candles and is selling them at the Canteen Bar. All profits go to VFW. Members say they are terrific. Give them a try.

A BIG THANK YOU FROM BOUGER, JUDGE ADVOCATE

First of All, THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE and I wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR. I want to thank everyone who took time out of their busy Christmas schedule to bring a LITTLE (Should I say A LOT) of CHEER to the TROOPS at the VA Hospital for the Christmas Party. Thanks Mike Rice, Bill Floyd, Jim & Pat Vines, Harry Power, Ralph and little Ralph Jackson, Dave Wendel and Rita, Mike Whitener. Thanks to Bev and Hippo for making sure we had the envelopes and gifts ready.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER

Please keep these members in your prayers. We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Indiana Jack Ruthven; Carol Cardi, Jacen Ray Gabbard (Shannon Laug’s grandson), Joe Laugle, Joe Ecklar, Russell (Duffy) Donohew, David Fee, Jerry Heidel. Please excuse us if we have over looked anyone.

As always, please keep our service men and women, POW’s & MIA’s in your prayers.

Joe Ecklar, Chaplain

FISH FRY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, FEB. 5 AT 7PM FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS. FISH FRY DINNERS START FRIDAY, MARCH 8. SEE MARY ANN CALLAN.

 JUNIOR VICE / FACILITY MANAGER

Comrades & Comradetts: What a December. I want to thank all the volunteers who went to the VA Hospital visit, such a good time. If you have never been, try and make it to one. It is a truly moving experience.

By the time you read this newsletter, the holidays have passed. Hope everybody had safe and joyous times with family and friends. Turning the page to 2019, we are planning some exciting things for the New Year. You will want to stay tuned to what is coming up. We have a lot of good bands scheduled for the cabana, flea markets once a month, and two craft shows. Working on 3 music fests, cruise ins, Bike & Jeep Days will pick up on Sundays, wrestling back outside. So try and keep abreast of the events.

In closing, I hope everybody has a safe and prosperous New Year. Keep our Vets and Firsts Responders in your thoughts and prayer. Hope to see you at the Post.

Bill Floyd, Junior Vice / Facility Manager

DUWEL ASSOCIATION

We will be doing a 50/50 raffle every Friday, 6 for $5. We need your help for many events at our Post, come to the meeting and bring your ideas to help the Post. Next meeting is Thursday, Jan. 3, 7pm

God Bless America.

Dave Wendel, President Duwel Association

 LOVE OUR VETERANS –SOCIETY

LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast, 1/12, $8, 8am – 11:30 am, Volunteers are welcome contact Mary Ann. The LOV-s Christmas Party was a GREAT TIME. LOV-s yearly dues of $20 are due by 1/1/19. Bartenders have the forms, you can drop them off at the canteen. We always need volunteers for events at our post, please help when you can.   Fish Fry Dinners start Fri, March 8, need lots of volunteers.

God Bless Our Veterans

MaryAnn Callan, President LOV-S

SWOCC TURKEY SHOOTS

Every Sunday in January starting at Noon, will be at 6084 Morgan Road, Cleves, OH. For questions, contact Nick Wilcher, 513 335-5018.

 POST HELPING VETERANS & AREA NEEDY

In December, the Post has helped 370 Veterans and families with VA assistance, driving to Veterans facilities and assisting with paper work and finances and people we helped thru Charitable Events using the Canteen and Event Center. Every Thursday at noon AA meets here. We have given out over $3,100 in December for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. This is what we are here for – to help! Post needs your help to step up and get active a few hrs. each month!