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Harrison VFW Newsletter June 2016


This will be my last newsletter message to our Members, Men’s auxiliary, LOVS and Friends of VFW Post #7570.  I have always appreciated the privilege of serving as your Commander and will miss the opportunity to represent such an outstanding group of dedicated and selfless, hardworking people. I hope we can look back on the last few years and say that we have initiated positive changes that have made our Post a strong viable organization with an unlimited future for growth and sustainability. We continue to grow our organization everyday with constant changes and improvements. Many of our building maintenance issues have been addressed and completed, both in the main building as well as our outdoor pavilion and bar area. Everyday there seems to be some other improvement or change for the better because of such a dedicated and hardworking volunteer workforce.

I was so blessed to be supported by such a fine group of Post officers and members who allowed me to be their voice and representative. Thanks again for such a wonderful opportunity. I will always cherish the memories of serving as a Post #7570 officer.

Next month you will be introduced to a new leadership team. A much younger group of dedicated officers with new energy and new ideas to move our Post forward. The future of our post is dependent on our embracing younger members and their families and friends. I ask you all to welcome the new management team and give them your full support. There is still much to do, and they will need your continued involvement and commitment to be successful. We have a loving and caring family here at the Post and I know that will not be an issue. Thanks for such a great experience and sometimes an adventure. May God Bless all our members and their families and friends.

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


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

  • Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3 – 6 pm

Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover) (Except 6/15 & 6/22)

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm  $5. (Except Mon, 6/20))

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat, June 11: 8am-11:30am $7.00 & FLEA MARKET 8am- 1pm.

POST 7570 70TH ANNIVERSARY:  Sat. 6/11: Open to Public, Doors open 3:30pm, Ceremony at 4pm, free picnic buffet 5-7, then move to Cabana with entertainment by Ashby Fork.  Come down and help the Post celebrate our 70 years..

Cabana Entertainment:

  • Fri, 6/10: Biggin
  • Sat, 6/11:  Ashby Fork (7pm,)
  • Fri, 6/17:  Grown Men
  • Sat 6/18:  Terry Collins
  • Fri, 6/24:  Patterson James Band
  • Sat, 6/25:  Black Coal Water

Weekly CRUISE IN at the Cabana.  Every Thursday, 5-9pm.  DJ John Summers, food, drinks and prizes.

The Post has four new young Officers. Plus seven experienced board members to carry on for the next seventy years. I want to thank Mary Ann and LOVS & Keith Havlin and the Auxiliary, they have given us so much support. Most of all my wife Bev along with her sister Janet Keifel for their help and support. Let’s keep the Post moving forward!

God Bless America and Protect Our Troops,

Paul F. Hilmer (Hippo), Junior Vice



Friday $5.00 Drawing Winners:

Tony Jonas (100%); Sue Sonderman (100%); Tony Jonas (100%); Jim Vines (100%)



Happy Birthday

Paula James, Hobie Davis, Janet Keifel, Diana Fox, Don Janey, Max Laugle, Lois Lane and Nick Wilcher. Birthday Party is Sat, June 18, 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: 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.

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

Walt Miller, Chaplain



Next meeting is Thursday, June 2 at 7:30pm, which is election night.

Remember to keep our troops in your prayers.

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

Keith E. Havlin, President Men’s Auxiliary



I would like to say a special Thank You to our dedicated volunteers for volunteering their time and donations for our LOV-S breakfasts and dinners. Also all of you who attend our meals.  If you have not tried one of our breakfasts or dinners, you are missing out.  Next all you can eat breakfast is 6/11.  The Post’s 70 Year Celebration is Saturday, June 11, let’s show our support and come down to this wonderful celebration.  Election for LOV-S officers will be held at our 6/23 meeting at 7pm.  Absentee ballot box will be in the Canteen starting 6/16.

 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.

Let’s keep it helping Veterans, their families and area needy for another 70 yrs. Regina Graichen, USN Veteran, will be the new quartermaster starting the end of June.

God Bless America, The American Service Member, and our very own Post 7570 Family!

Jeremy (ANDY) Anderson, Quartermaster



The Post has helped in May: 37 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 $5,375.00 for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. This was a big 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!



  • Many improvements and clean up, can use your help anytime.
  • Volunteers needed for planning the Post’s 70th birthday party on Sat, June 11


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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