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Harrison VFW Newsletter April 2016


Hope everyone had a happy and beautiful Easter. Nominations for officers for the upcoming year will be at the April 13th meeting.  It is important that we have young members learn positions and take over this Post.  June 9th is the Post’s 70th Anniversary.  We will be celebrating on Saturday, June 11th.

I would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who work so hard every Fish Fry. We averaged over 350 dinners per night.  The Post cannot operate without our volunteers.  THANKS SO MUCH.

The Event Center improvements are being done, looking so much better. Thanks again to the volunteers who have been helping.

Pray to God for the safety of our troops and our country.

God Bless our Country, it’s Veterans and all in our Post 7570 Family

Robert L. Ostertag, Commander


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Canteen Open Monday – Friday 3pm /  Saturday & Sunday 8am

  • Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3 – 6 pm

REDS Opening Day: Monday, April 4th:  Canteen open at 3pm, game starts at 4:10pm.  Free hot dogs and popcorn.  Come down and celebrate their win (hopefully).

Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover)

Max & Joe Dance: Friday, 4/1:  7:30pm, $10.00

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

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat, April 9: 8am-11:30am $7.00

Meat Loaf Dinner: Friday, 4/22: Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Bread.  $8.00, served from 4:30-7pm.

Canteen – Friday Night Entertainment. No cover, bands start at 8pm.

  • Friday, 4/1:     DJ John Summers
  • Friday, 4/8:    El Camino Band
  • Friday, 4/15:   Juke Box Night
  • Friday, 4/22:  Patterson James
  • Friday, 4/29:  Juke Box Night

Ham Shoots every Sunday except 3rd Sunday, begins at 10am, practice and sign ups start at 9am.

I will not be running for Jr. Vice or be bar manager in the upcoming year.  I will still volunteer a few hours a week and I will help train anyone that wants to learn how to help take this Post over. We need new young blood to keep moving forward for the next 70 years. If not, the Post will not be here in two years. We need 4 or 5 members to do different jobs. If everyone helps it’s not too much for anyone to do!

God Bless America and Protect Our Troops,

Paul F. Hilmer (Hippo), Junior Vice



Friday $5.00 Drawing Winners:

John Jonas (100%); Nancy Betz (100%); Phyllis Wolf (100%); John Neal (100%)

French Lick Resort Raffle & $500 Cash Winner:

Winner was Tammy (Leah Hand’s Niece)



Happy Birthday

Glen Lane, Hazel Schuck, John Eversole, Dave Lutz, Dave Wendel, Alicia Lunsford and Sylvia Ruthven. Birthday Party is Sat, April 16, 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.

Congratulations to Andy and Erin Anderson on the birth of their son Waylon.



Sympathy to Blanche and family in the passing of WWII Veteran Charley Ramey. Charley was a lifetime member of our Post, he will be missed by many.  We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Walt Miller, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, and Judy Brown.   Please keep these members and families in your prayers.

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

Walt Miller, Chaplain



Gun raffle for Kimber 45 caliber (or $1,000), get your tickets and help sell them. See Doug Sandlin for tickets.

Remember to keep our troops in your prayers. Next meeting is April 7 at 7:30pm COME DOWN AND HELP YOUR POST !!!!

As always: Remember to Thank a Veteran, God Bless America.

Keith E. Havlin, President Men’s Auxiliary



Monthly breakfast is 4/9 and Meat Loaf Dinner is 4/22. Volunteers are needed for both events.  Thanks to everyone who donated candy and volunteered for the Easter Party and desserts and worked the Fish Fry Dinners.  Both were a huge success.  At our April meeting on April 28th at 7pm we will be asking for volunteers to be on the nomination committee for next year officers.  Nominations accepted at the May meeting and elections at the June meeting. Hope you will think about being an officer.

 God Bless Our Veterans

MaryAnn Callan, President LOV-S



Come down to the meetings, 2nd Wednesday of each month 6:30pm Ex-Brd & 7:30pm Reg. Mtg, we would love to hear your input and ideas for the betterment of the Post.  If you need a ride, give the Post a call and we can make arrangements to get you here.

Let’s keep it helping Veterans, their families and area needy for another 70 yrs.

God Bless America, The American Service Member, and our very own Post 7570 Family!

Jeremy (ANDY) Anderson, Quartermaster



The Post has helped in March: 29 Veterans and families with VA assistance, driving to Veterans facilities and assisting with paper work and finances. People helped thru Charitable Events using the Canteen, Event Center. Not counting, Care Packages to 300 soldiers. Every Thursday at noon AA meets here. We have given out over $4,880.00 for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. This was a big month and that’s what we are here for – to help! Post needs your help to step up and get active a few hrs. a month!



  • Many improvements and clean up, can use your help anytime.
  • Hams Shoots, volunteers needed on Sundays.


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