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Harrison VFW Newsletter November 2019


October was a great month with the gun raffle topping it off. Thanks to all those who volunteered to help with the show and sold raffle tickets. Another SUCCESS!

ALL VFW VETERANS, Don’t forget to sign up for the VETERANS DINNER which will be on Saturday November 9th.The signup sheet is at the canteen bar. Come and enjoy the good food and comradery with fellow veterans and their families.

I think we’d all agree the summer has flown by but we have accomplished a few things around the post. Thanks to the LOVS, we have new a new concrete slab for our handicap folks and LOV-s and the MEN’s Group, and we have repaired the ceiling in the walk in cooler. There is still more to do to improve our post and, as always, we need your voice and support. Just a few members cannot keep up with the fast pace. Come to the meetings every 3rd. Wednesday of the month and share your thoughts.

This month’s ATTA GIRL goes out to Judy Brown. A true volunteer for more than 15 years. She’s a cashier for the check-in events. She coordinates: packing, mailing and shipping care packages to our soldiers. She donates food and makes the best baked beans for events! Judy always has a smile on her face and she also volunteers at her church and Northern Dearborn Food Pantry. Atta Girl Judy!!

Thank you,

Mike Whitener

Your Commander

2019 – 2020


CANTEEN Open Mon. – Fri. at 3pm / Sat & Sun.1pm

 LOV-s Monthly Dinner, 11/1: 4:30pm – 7:00pm. Open face turkey, mashed potatoes and corn, $8.00.

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast: on Sat., 11/9: 8am-11:30am   $8.00

FAMILY FEUDSat, 11/16: 6:30pm

Model train show 11/16: 9:00am to 3:00pm, (food will be available for purchase)

VFW Meeting: Wed, 11/20, 7pm

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

ENTERTAINMENT: Fri.; 11/1: Elle & Kim, and Cary group 8pm; Sat;11/2: Karaoke with Carol 8pm; Fri, 11/8: DJ John Summers 7pm; Fri, 11/15: Josh Wells 8pm; Fri, 11/22: DJ John Summers 7pm. Linus Tate 11/29


Friday $5.00 Drawing: Carol Cardi (100%); Dianne Fennel (100%); Pam Kerns (10-0%); Judy Brown (100%).


Happy Birthday! John Monahan, Bill Eyerman, Denny Callan, Dianne Fennel, Paul,  ( Hippo ), Hilmer, Tom Miller, Steve Hatley, Bob Shumway, Nancy Betz,  . The Birthday Party is November 16th, starting at 6pm with happy hour prices for Birthday Person till 9pm, birthday cake, juke box.  Bring snack to share and invite some of your friends.

Candles for Sale:  Bill Grote makes candles/wax melts and is selling them at the Canteen Bar.  All profits go to VFW.  Members say they are terrific.  Give them a try.


Please keep these members in your prayers who are ill. Jerry Heidel, Nancy Betz, Dale Wilburn, Duffy, Joe Laugel and Kathie Bain. Sympathies to: Brandon Baldrick, (Brother), Maureen Ostertag, (Mother), Carol Cardi, (Son-in- law). Please excuse us if we have over-looked anyone.

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

Jane Powell, Chaplain


Dear Comrades& Comradetts,

Seems like the months go faster and faster. Hard to believe October is over. We had an exciting month. Our gun raffle was sold out for the first time and a great Halloween party with the Indians Mud Bugs. We put the cabana asleep for the season and it was a great season! A lot of thank yous’ have to be given out to the LOV’s and Duwel for their help with the walk in box and parking lot. We will be busy in November with the vet’s dinner Nov. 9th, the train show Nov. 16th. And lots of good music. Hope to see you all there. In closing if we all stay working together the sky is the limit! Everybody stay safe and see you at the post

Bill Floyd, 2nd Vice


Our meeting will be Thursday, 11/7 @7 PM. We still have tickets for the Kimber 45, we need your help to sell them. Contact Doug.

God Bless America.

Dave Wendel, President Duwel Association


LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast, 11/9, $8, 8am – 11:30 am, Volunteers are welcome contact Mary Ann.

LOV-s will be hosting a dinner Friday 11/1, 4:30pm – 7pm. This month will be Open faced turkey, mashed potatoes and corn, $8.00.

LOV-s will be hosting the Veterans Luncheon 11/9. See information on the last page. Anyone wanting to volunteer to work the Luncheon, please contact Bev Hilmer (513) 325-6182 or bevhilmer@me.com. LOVS will be packaging our yearly Christmas care packages for the troops Dec. 3rd & 4th. At 6:00pm. Volunteers needed.

Don’t forget about our Family Feud that LOV-s host every 3rd. Saturday of the month @6:30pm. It has been a lot fun. Gift card goes to the winner.

Our next meeting is Thurs. 11/21 7:00pm.

God Bless Our Veterans

MaryAnn Callan, President LOV-S


In October, the Post helped 1224 Veterans and families with VA assistance, and area needy, such as driving to Veterans facilities and assisting with paper work and finances. We helped thru Charitable Events using the Canteen and Event Center.  Every Thursday at noon AA meets here. We have given out over $3650.00 in September 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 hours each month!