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Harrison VFW Newsletter August 2017



 

COMMANDER’S MESSAGE

 

First and fore most I want to thank all who worked so very hard to make the gun raffle a success. Being a new event and not knowing all the ins and outs of holding such an event was somewhat of a challenge but due to your hard work and dedication it exceeded all expectations. Thanks again to all.

We have received some very good feedback on our post both from within our membership and from the general public over the last month. The post is considered to be a fun and safe venue that is a cut above other local establishments. We must always strive to be the place that is considered to be professional and to live up to the standards of the VFW and what its stands for. Once again, I feel that we are that place and that over the next few years we will become even better.

Several changes to the post that are being considered that we hope will make the bar area more inviting. For one, we are planning to put windows in the north wall that will allow light and fresh air into the bar area. This change alone should make it feel more inviting. The cabana area has seen very good crowds with good music and fun for all. Thought is being given to use the hall area for similar “just because” events during the winter months if the hall is not used for other rentals. Your feedback is encouraged.

Until next month, keep up the excellent work and always but always remember our veterans and their families.

GOD BLESS AMERICA & PROTECT OUR TROOPS

John Neal, Commander

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CLUB MANAGER MESSAGE

 

COME DOWN AND HAVE SOME GREAT FOOD. WILL BE SERVING WED THRU SAT. FOOD PREPARED BY TASTE BUDS CATERING.

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat., August 12:   8am-11:30am $7.00

MONTHLY SATURDAY CRUISE IN: Sat, August 19, starting at Noon.

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 8/16, 6:30pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting: Wed, 8/16, 7pm. (following Executive Board meeting)

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

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

Cabana Entertainment: Fri. 8/4: DJ Entertainment; Sat. 8/5: Fast Freddie; Fri., 8/11: Debi & Revelations; Sat. 8/12: Fast Freddie; Fri., 8/18: DejeVue; Sat. 8/19: Fast Freddie; Fri., 8/25: Michael T & Friends; Sat. 8/26: Fast Freddie;

Event Center Entertainment: Sat. 8/5: Bruce Wilburn Stage Show, bringing back the memories. Sat. 8/12: Conway Twitty Tribute by Jack Brickle.

Bike Run: Sun. 8/20: Good Timers Bike Run. Need Volunteers.

 

DO YOU FEEL LUCKY

Friday $5.00 Drawing: Pirate (100%); Larry Schlager (n/p); Jay LeeAnn Bursirk (n/p); Lois Lane (50%).

 

YA-HOO

Happy Birthday Andy Anderson, Jim Vines, Bob Waegman, Michael Cady, Matt Brown, Todd Batcholer, Carol Cardi, Alvin Schuck, Chuck Mallatt, Jack Ruthven, Calvin Jones, Judy Brown, MaryAnn Callan, Regina Graichen, Benny Grant, Perry Gabbard.  Birthday Party is Sat, August 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.

 

GUN RAFFLE: July 22, 2017 was a wonderful evening. Congratulations to all our many winners. This was our first time doing this and everyone did a fantastic job. We had 62 volunteers who worked the night – amazing. The food prepared by Taste Bud Catering was awesome. We had many compliments the night of the event. Thanks everyone.

 

Reminder: Honor Flight will be returning at the airport on Tuesday, August 22.

 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER

We extend our sympathy to Perry Gabbard in the passing of Carolyn.   Please keep him and their family in your prayers. We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Jerry Rasnick, Hazel Schuck, Ralph Jackson, Carl Bain, Harry Power, Joe Laugle, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, Judy Brown, Barb Bowling, Fay Mergenthal, Jan St. John, Ann Hughes, Duffy Donahue, Sandy White. 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.

Joe Eckler, Chaplain

 

DUWEL ASSOCIATION

We are doing a 50/50 raffle every Friday night. Our next meeting is Thurs, 8/3 at 7:00pm. (Please note time change of meeting). The Mud Volleyball has been cancelled.

God Bless America.

Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary

 

LOVE OUR VETERANS – SOCIETY

8/12: LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast $7, volunteers welcome to help. LOV-S will be preparing the food for the monthly cruise ins, next one is August 19. If you would like to help, please contact me – we could use your help.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S

 

POST HELPING VETERANS & AREA NEEDY

The Post has helped in July: 63 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 $5,650 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!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Always looking for volunteers to help with the maintenance and clean-up of our Post.

Volunteers for monthly Cruise-In’s coming up: Aug. 19th and Sept. 16th See Bill Floyd, he is in charge and he is looking for help.

COMING IN AUGUST – A MUST SEE

On Saturday, August 5 at 7pm (One Show Only): Bringing back the Memories by Bruce Wilburn.

On Saturday, August 12 at 7pm (One Show Only): In memory of Conway Twitty by the last living member of the original Twitty Bird Band – Jack Brickles Show. Jack will sing lots of Conway’s songs and tell you stories never told before. Admission is $15.00.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you want your newsletter mailed, please leave your address with a bartender at the Post.  Otherwise, the newsletter is being e-mailed only.  Extra copies are at the Post for you to pick up.

 

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