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Harrison VFW Newsletter July 2017



 

COMMANDER’S MESSAGE

 

Being the new post commander I must say that I am humbled and honored to fill that position. I have to believe we have one of the most productive and vibrant posts in the state and I hope to continue on with the great work of my predecessors.

As we start a new summer season at the VFW. I would like to thank all those who have worked so hard over the last year to make the post what it is today. We have a lot going on and it is obvious that we have a reputation of doing good for the community and that leads to being able to provide support for our veterans. Just this last weekend we had events that resulted in several hundred people having fun, doing good and supporting our post. In July we have another cruise-in car show and the gun raffle. Both should be good events and I encourage all to participate.

We are in the process of evaluating the infrastructure of the post to determine what can be upgraded and what can be done to make sure we have what is needed to continue into the future. To that end, we are looking for ideas and recommendations from all our members and have already received some suggestions that are being discussed. If you have suggestions please let us know.

In conclusion remember our core responsibilities of doing good for our vets, good for our family and community.

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., July 8:   8am-11:30am $7.00

MONTHLY SATURDAY CRUISE IN: Sat, July 29, starting at Noon.

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 6/19, 6:30pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting: Wed, 7/19, 7pm. (following Executive Board meeting)

Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover) Except July 5.

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm  $5 Except July 4

Cabana Entertainment: Fri. 7/7: White River Ridge; Sat. 7/8: Fast Freddie; Fri., 7/14: Debi & Revelations; Sat. 7/15: Fast Freddie; Fri., 7/21: Bottoms Up; Fri., 7/28: 2 Second Warning; Sat. 7/29: Fast Freddie;

VFW GUN RAFFLE: Sat. 7/22, beginning at 4pm. NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS.

 

DO YOU FEEL LUCKY

Friday $5.00 Drawing: Phyliss Wolf (50%); Anna Bingle (100%), Jay Zinhorn (n/p); Allix Gillespie (100%)

 

YA-HOO

Happy Birthday Jan St. John, Wayne Miller, Cappy (1925); Ed Crawford, Hoppy, Dallas Grubbs, Karen Downing.  Birthday Party is Sat, July 15, 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.

 

BIG THANKS to LOV-S & Duwel Association for the fantastic “Appreciation Dinner”. It was a wonderful evening with lots of memories and we appreciate being honored, but Post 7570 would not be here without the help of our members – it is a TEAM effort. A special “Thank You” to MaryAnn & LOV-S for getting it together. Thanks, Bev & Hippo

 

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 The Post needs your help to VOLUNTEER: PARKING, SELLING TICKETS, CHECKING PEOPLE IN, WORK THE GUN RAFFLE, etc. A lot of people joined the Post and agreed to work 3 events a year. Most people have not! Get up and call! Sign up! Start being active in our Post! Call 513-325-9174 Paul (Hippo) QM.

 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER

Please keep these friends and 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, 7/6 at 7:00pm. (Please note time change of meeting). The Mud Volleyball will be July 15. We need lots of volunteers for the July 22 gun raffle, lets support this event.

 

 God Bless America.

Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary

 

LOVE OUR VETERANS – SOCIETY

7/8: 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 July 29. 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 June: 33 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 $6,631.89 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: July 29th & Aug. 19th this summer. See Bill Floyd, is in charge and he is looking for help.

THE GUN RAFFLE IS A MAJOR FUND RAISER FOR THIS POST AND WE NEED HELP! On July 22, volunteers needed for our BIG gun raffle, see Hippo.

COMING IN AUGUST – A MUST SEE

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.

 

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