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Harrison VFW Newsletter January 2016


What a great job on holiday care packages – 37 “stuffed” boxes were shipped to reach approx. 600 soldiers. Thanks to Judy and Bev for chairing this and for the volunteers who donated items/money and for the large group who came down and packed the packages. Responses were: Tyler wrote:  “Thank you very much for everything.  My unit and I greatly appreciate it and will utilize everything.  We couldn’t be more blessed to know we have people behind us, it made the holidays easier.  Thanks everybody who helped arrange this and got everything together.  It is greatly appreciated”. Andy wrote: “Thank you so much for your care and support.  The care packages have gone a long way with the guys.  Some of the things were really needed, llike the body soaps, if you know what I mean.  It is good to know that there are still people that care about deployed soldiers and still support us.  So thank you again for everything.  God Bless”

There will be a planning meeting on Tues, Jan 26 at 7pm for the fish fries which start on Feb. 12 and other events.

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



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

  • Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3 – 6 pm
  • Beer Bucket Specials During Football on Monday, Thursday, Sunday
  • Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover)
  • Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm  $5.00


LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Saturday, 1/9:   8am-11:30am   $7.00

Pork Chop Dinner: Friday, 1/22: Pork Chop, Potatoes/gravy, green beans, applesauce, roll for $8.00, served 4:30p-7p (or gone)

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

  • Friday, 1/8:  DJ/Karaoke Doug Hall
  • Friday, 1/15:  DJ John Summers
  • Friday, 1/22:  CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – Patterson James Band
  • Friday, 1/29:  Bobby LeRoy

Event Center 

  • Friday, 1/15:  Dance with Max & Joe, 7:30pm, $10.00

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

Post Planning Meeting for 2016 events: Tuesday, 1/26 7pm

Let’s have a Great New Year for the Post and all we serve!

 God Bless America and Protect Our Troops,

Paul F. Hilmer (Hippo), Junior Vice



Friday $5.00 Drawing:

Ed Crawford (100%), Steve Hafley (n/p), Judy Brown (100%) Be sure your dues are current in order to remain eligible to participate.



Happy Birthday

Mike Rice, Jerry Raznick, Joe Ecklar, Phyllis Wolf, Stu Young, Sue Sonderman, Janet Ruehlmann, Sylvia Cole, Ed Brickner, Jennifer Niehaus and Darlene Johnson. Birthday Party is Sat, January 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.



We have a long list of friends that are ill they are:

Charley Ramey, Jerry Branditz, Mary Ann Callan, Denny Callan, Carol Cardi, Ed Eggleston, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, Foxy, Allie Davis, Sandy White and Duffy. Sympathy to Phyllis Wolf in the passing of her brother.  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



Remember to keep our troops in your prayers. Get involved, Jan 26th at 7pm, there will be a meeting to plan 2016 Post Events. COME DOWN AND HELP YOUR POST !!!!

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

Keith E. Havlin, President Men’s Auxiliary



I hope you had a very Merry Christmas with your family and friends. I wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year.  Thank you to the continuous volunteers who have worked and donated through the entire year.  Without you, LOV-S could not do what we do for Veterans and our Post.  We hope more LOV-S members will get involved this year.

Monthly breakfast is 1/9/16 and our next dinner is 1/22/16, pork chop, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce and roll for $8.00, served 4:30-7.  Volunteers needed.  Membership dues ($15) were due 1/1/16, if not paid, you will not be eligible to participate in the VFW daily and weekly drawings.

 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.

Also, 1/26/16 @ 7 pm Planning meeting for 2016 events and projects. This post has been here 70 yrs. come June 2016! 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 December: 48 Veterans and families with VA assistance, driving to Veterans facilities and assisting with paper work and finances. 550 people helped thru Charitable Events using the Canteen, Event Center. Not counting, Care Packages to 600 soldiers. Every Thursday at noon AA meets here. We have given out over $5148.17 for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. This was a big month and that’s what we are here for – to help!



  • Many improvements and clean up, can use your help anytime.
  • Hams Shoots, volunteers needed on Sundays.
  • Volunteers for fish fry dinners starting Fri, Feb. 12 for 7 weeks.
  • Come to planning meeting on Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm


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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