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Harrison VFW Newsletter May 2016


Elections of officers for the upcoming year will be at the May 11th meeting.  It is important that we have young members learn positions and take over this Post.  June 9th is the Post’s 70th Anniversary.  We will be celebrating on Saturday, June 11th.

This year’s MISS BUDDY POPPY is Mialynn Rose Brown, she is the daughter of Regina Graichen, a Navy veteran and member of our Post. Walk in the parade with the Post, meet at the Post at 9am or at Harrison Elementary at 9:30am, Parade starts at 10am

The Event Center improvements are being done, looking so much better. Thanks again to the volunteers who have been helping.

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

Cabana on the Whitewater River opens Thursday, 5/26 at 4pm.  Cruise-In from 5-9pm.

Max & Joe Line Dance Lessons every Monday:  Beginners at 6pm; Regulars at 7pm, $5.

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

Shish Kabob Dinner: Friday, 5/27: Choice of chicken or beef, baked potato, salad and roll.  $8.00, served from 4:30-7pm.

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

  • Friday, 5/6:     Juke Box Night
  • Friday, 5/13:   DJ John Summers
  • Friday, 5/20:   Ashby Fork Band
  • Friday, 5/27:  TBE

Live Band:  2 Second Warning:  Saturday, 8pm, $5 admission. Open to the public.

Weekly CRUISE IN.  May 26th CABANA OPENS every Thursday, 5-9pm.  DJ John Summers, food, drinks and prizes.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: Monday, 5/30: Meet at Post at 9a or at Harrison Elementary at 9:30am; Parade starts at 10am.  Come walk with our Post.

70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR OUR POST: Will be on Sat, June 11th.  Planning is in progress, volunteers with great ideas needed.

I will still volunteer a few hours a week and I will help train anyone that wants to learn how to help take this Post over. We need new young blood to keep moving forward for the next 70 years. If not, the Post will not be here in two years. We need 4 or 5 members to do different jobs. If everyone helps it’s not too much for anyone to do!

God Bless America and Protect Our Troops,

Paul F. Hilmer (Hippo), Junior Vice



Friday $5.00 Drawing Winners:

Denny Callan (50%); Tilly (50%); Barb Bowling (n/p); Kenny Fohl (100%); Don Janey (100%)




Happy Birthday

Joe Rehage, Mke Sonderman, Ralph Jackson, Peggy Eyerman, Al Wileman, Sharon Lutz, Becky Stephenson and Ron Corrill.  Birthday Party is Sat, May 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.



Sympathy to Barb Bowling and Shannon Laug in the passing of their Moms. 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, Benny Grant, 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.

Walt Miller, Chaplain



Next meeting is Thursday, May 5 at 7:30pm.

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



LOV-S will be holding our election in June for officers. Any member interested in running for a position, please contact Nancy Betz, Sue Sonderman or Phyllis Wolf.  Nominations will be accepted at our May 26th meeting.

Don’t forget our All You Can Eat Breakfast $7.00 on May 14th 8am-11:30am.  We will be hosting a Shish Kabob dinner on May 27th, 4:30-7p or until gone $8.00, your choice of steak or chicken, baked potato, salad and roll.

The Ham Shoots are over, this was a great fund raiser. I would like to thank all the volunteers who worked the snack bar.

LOV-S will be doing the food for Bike Runs scheduled at the VFW, please contact me so I can get a list of volunteers that I can notify when they are scheduled.

 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.

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

Jeremy (ANDY) Anderson, Quartermaster



The Post has helped in April: 41 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 $4,050.00 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


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