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Harrison VFW Newsletter August 2016



Comrades and friends I’m sorry for the delay on the newsletter, it is 100% my fault; no excuses. Tomorrow night (7 PM, 9 Aug) is the planning meeting for our Sep. 11 honoring and our Sept 17 car show. If you would like to help and be a part, please come out. All voices will be heard. If you don’t participate, you can NOT complain about what we do. J You may have heard about the Men’s auxiliary facing some changes and the LOV-S is affected by this as well. All true, but WE control our post and are researching best options. We did receive a letter from the State telling us what we already know and the district Auxiliary sent us a letter as well extending us some assistance. However we proceed, it will be a decision made by the post and all who call it home. We had a ton of folks at the executive board meeting and I hope to see that same spirit, when you are not looking to string me up. I hope to change positions with my current company, which is going to allow me some more free time to be at the post; wish me luck. The schedule is filling up and the house seems to be rock’n a lot. We will continue to look for ways to support the post and make it the place to be for the community. Big Thanks to all who do so much to keep us going.

Michael W. Jones, Commander

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CANTEEN Open Mon. – Fri. at 3pm /   Sat. 8am and Sun. 1pm


VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 8/3, 7pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Auxiliary) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting:  Wed, 8/17, 7pm.

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

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm  $5. (Except Mon, 7/4))

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat, 8/13: 8am-11:30am $7.00 & FLEA MARKET 8am- 1pm See Harry Power.

Cabana Entertainment: Fri. 8/5: Biggin; Fri, 8/12:  Patterson James Band; Fri, 8/19:  Simmer Down Band (John Summer); Fri, 8/26:  Swamp Tucky

Weekly CRUISE IN.  Every Thurs., 5-9pm.  DJ John Summers, food, drinks and prizes.

Live Band: 2 Second Warning: Sat, 8/27, 8pm, $5.00  (Event Center) (Open to Public)

Mud Volleyball:  Sat, 8/27, 8am.  Contact Ed Eggleston, 513 213-6666

I am a US Navy veteran and I am happy to be taking over the responsibility of Club Manager. Please feel free to let me know your ideas.

Jeremy “Andy” Anderson, Jr. Vice



Friday $5.00 Drawing: Steve Rabenstein (n/p); Hoppy (100%); Ron Corrill (100%); Sue Sonderman (50%)

RAFFLE: Auxiliary raffling a Kimber Stainless 45 cal. Ultra TLE II – Night Sights (or $1,000 cash). Must be 21 and legally allowed to own a firearm.  Only 225 tickets sold.

RAFFLE:  LOV-S, 2 night stay and $500 cash for French Lick Resort, $10 per ticket, drawing on August 19, 2016.



Happy Birthday Andy Anderson, Jim Vines, Michael Cady, Matthew Brown, Todd Batcholer, Carol Cardi, Chuck Mallatt, Indiana Jack Ruthven, Buddy Callaway, Calvin Jones, MaryAnn Callan, Benny Grant, Perry Gabbard, and Judy Brown. Birthday Party is Sat, Aug, 20, 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 Linda Dole on achieving her Master’s Degree.

MUD VOLLEYBALL WINNERS:  Co-Ed:  F.S.U.; 2nd Place was Adams Water.  Men:  Muddy Stix; 2nd Place was This Won’t Take Long.  Women:  Always Get Up, 2nd Place:  All About That Ace.



We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: George Minges, Walt Miller, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, Judy Brown, Barb Bowling, Donna Smith, Pam Kern’s granddaughter, Duffy Vines, Sandy White and Hilda Kober. Please keep these members and families in your prayers.  Sympathy to Mike & Sandy Barry on the death of their nephew.

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

Joe Eckler, Chaplain



Officers for 2016-17: David Wendell, President; Calvin Jones, 1st Vice President; Doug Sandlin, 2nd Vice President; Gerald Branditz, Treasurer; Ed Eggleston, Secretary; Mike Plummer, Sgt of Arms; Joe Rehage, Chaplain.

We are doing a 50/50 raffle every Friday night.

Mud Volleyball went well, everyone had a good time and I want to thank you all that helped. The next one will be Sat., Aug 27.  We always need your help

Tickets for the gun raffle are on sale now. The next meeting is Thurs, Aug. 4, 7pm, I hope to see you there, we need new ideas.

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

Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary



Our next breakfast is 8/13, if you are able to volunteer to work, call or e-mail me. Raffle for 2 night stay & $500 cash at French Lick Resort to be drawn on Fri, 8/19, $10 ticket.  Would like LOVS members to sell 10 each, please contact Bev 513 325-6182 for tickets.  Paint Party is Sunday, 9/18, 1p-3p, $25.00. Reservations and money to MaryAnn (513 407-7090) by 8/28.   Planning a day trip to Indiana Grand on Oct. 22, limited to first 45 reservations – see Bev Hilmer.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S



Come down to the meetings: Executive Board 1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm & Regular meetings on the 3rd Wednesday at 7pm.  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

Regina Graichen, Quartermaster



The Post has helped in July: 18 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. Every Thursday at noon AA meets here. We have given out over $3,765.00 for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. This was a slow 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! Need painters for the Event Center!



  • Many improvements and clean up and painted, can use your help anytime.Volunteers needed to help with the September 17th Cruise-In.  Need sponsors, door prizes and planning for this big day.  Planning meeting Tues, 8/9 at 7pm


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