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Harrison VFW Newsletter January 2017



Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It is very sad news about Ivan King, he was a life member of Post 7570.  Ivan came in everyday and volunteered his time to oversee the raffle machine, rip off tickets, and weekly drawings.  He volunteered in the Canteen and opened it up on weekends so he could share his stories and coffee with his fellow veterans.  Thanks to our members who donated food and volunteered their time to have the wonderful wake here at the VFW for the celebration of THE KING’S life.  There is no words to express the loss we feel, he is going to be missed by so many.

We need to get insulation in the event center at a cost of $4,700 plus we are hoping to start on the handicap restrooms and renovate the others. Donations and volunteers are needed.

The fish fry will begin on March 3rd.  Need volunteers for this year plus someone to take over the fish fry dinners for 2018, will be glad to train them this season.

Also, need a volunteer to fill the position of VFW Quartermaster since her resignation.


Michael W. Jones, Commander


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

Canteen Open at 10am on Sun, 1/15

 LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat, 1/14:   8am-11:30am $7.00

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALL DINNER: Fri, 1/27, 4:30-7p, $8.00

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 1/11, 7pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting:  Wed, 1/18, 7pm.

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

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

Canteen Entertainment: Fri. 1/6: DJ John Summers; Fri, 1/13: Biggin; Fri. 1/20:  Patterson James Band; Fri. 1/27:  Juke Box Night

Event Center Entertainment: Fri., 1/13: Paradise Crossing Band; Sat, 1/14:  2 Second Warning Band, 8pm, $5.00; Fri., 1/20:  Max & Joe Dance, 7:30p $10.00; Sat, 1/28:  Belly Winter Fest with One Nite Stand Band, 8p-Mid, $20.00


Jack Long, Trustee



Friday $5.00 Drawing: Judy Brown (100%); John Neal (100%); Pam Kerns (50%); Terry Cordell (50%); Diane Pope (n/p)

WINNER: Men’s Gun Raffle: Jon & Toya



Happy Birthday Mike Rice, Becca Stephenson, Jerry Rasnick, Joe Ecklar, Phyllis Wolf, Stu Young, Sue Sonderman, Janet Ruehlmann, Sylvia Cole, Ed Brickner, Jennifer Niehaus and Darlene Johnson. Birthday Party is Sat, Jan. 21, 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.



It is with a sad heart that we report that Ivan King passed away on Christmas Day, Ivan was devoted to his family, friends and VFW Post 7570. He will be missed by many – RIP IVAN THE KING.  Hilda Kober passed away this month.  Please say prayers for their families.  We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Carl Bain, Joe Laugle, Joe Ecklar, Al Wileman, Andy Anderson, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, Judy Brown, Barb Bowling, Fay Mergenthal, Ann Hughes, Edward James, Sr., Duffy Vines, 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



We are doing a 50/50 raffle every Friday night. Our next meeting is Thurs, 1/5 at 7:30pm.  I encourage all members to attend.  We will be explaining our membership as a Men’s group, not an auxiliary.

 God Bless America.

Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary



LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday 1/14 8AM – 11:30AM. Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner will be Fri, 1/27 from 4:30-7pm, cost $8.00. If you can volunteer for either, it would be much appreciated.  The Ham Shoot Snack Bar is going well, but we could use some more volunteers to work one Sunday a month or to fill in as a sub as needed, please contact Bev at (513) 325-6182.  Happy new year, looking forward to 2017 and continuing our support to Post 7570 and our troops.  We will remain LOV-S, and there will not be an auxiliary.  Come to our next meeting on Thursday, 1/26 at 7pm.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S



The Post has helped in December: 200 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 $8,409.36 for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. It was a busy month month and that’s what we are here for – to help! Post needs your help to step up and get active a few hrs. Each month!



Always looking for volunteers to help with the maintenance of our Post.  March 3rd Fish Fry Dinners start, also someone to take charge in 2018.


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