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Harrison VFW Newsletter August 2019


I’ll start off by giving this month’s “Atta Boy” award to Billy Floyd for all the hard work and dedication he puts into our VFW and for keeping our Cabana going strong. Thanks, Billy!

The 3rd Wednesday of each month the VFW has its meeting and one of my goals as Commander is to get some new faces to attend these meetings and bring fresh ideas on future events and suggestions on improvements. Remember, it’s your VFW and we need your input! If you are a member, join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 7PM. Please help make my goal a reality! I would be smiling from ear to ear, and it’s not easy to make me smileJ.

As always, we salute the LOV-s and the men’s group for all they do each and every month to help our VFW. We couldn’t do it without them.

Mike Whitener

Your Commander

2019 – 2020



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

CABANA On The Whitewater will be open

Thur – Sat.4:30pm, Sunday’s at 1pm (except for special events).


Cabana Is Opened @ 4:30pm Thursday – Sat., Sun 1PM. Food will be available for purchase during Cabana hours, Thursdays through Sundays.

Weekly Cruise In every Thursday 5pmMusic by DJ John Summers.

Sunday’s Bike, Jeep & Truck Day– 1pm Cabana.

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast: on Sat., 8/10: 8am-11:30am   $8.00

Flea Market: on Sat, 8/10: 9am – 5pm $10.00/spot.

FAMILY FEUDSat, 8/17: 6:30pm

VFW Meeting: Wed, 8/14, 7pm.

3rd. Monthly Cruise In Saturday, 8/17: 4 – 7:30pm.

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


ENTERTAINMENT: Fri.; 8/2: Flip Side Band 8pm; Fri, 8/9: Rapid Fire Band 8pm; Sat, 8/10: Plug & Play 8:00pm; Fri, 8/16: Heather Roush Band 8pm; Sat, 8/17: MAMB Band 8:00pm; Fri, 8/23: Flip Side Band 8pm; Fri, 8/30: Paradise Crossing Band 8pm.


Friday $5.00 Drawing: Becky Stephenson (100%); Nancy Betz (100%); Paul Schwab (50%); Dianne Fennel (100%).


Happy Birthday! Andy Anderson, Jim Vines, Bob Waegman, Michael Cady, Jeff Reboltz, Todd Batcholer, Carol Cardi, Alvin Schuck, Chuck Mallatt, Calvin Jones, Judy Brown, Mary Ann Callan, Benny Grant, Perry Gabbard August 17, 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. Russel Donohew (Duffy), Joe Ecklar, Paul Hilmer (Hippo), Hazel Schuck, Fay Mergenthal, Richard Eryerman. Our deepest sympathy to Phyllis Wolf for the passing of her brother. 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 Commrades & Commadetts,

July sure was a busy month! Lots of good music, 2nd monthly cruise in, plus the weekly cruise in. The weather finally came around, a bit hot but dry.

August looks to be fairly busy, more good music, monthly & weekly cruise ins & our flea market/yard sale.

I want to Thank LOV-s and the Duwel for the new sign and bar stools. Also, for helping get the new coolers. I would like to Thank Tom for the new fire pit. More projects are being planned so stayed tuned.

I hope everyone’s summer is going good. Stay safe out there and hope to see you at the post.

Please keep all our vets in your prayers past and present.

See Ya!

Bill Floyd, 2nd Vice


Our meeting will be Wednesday, 8/1 @7PM. We still have tickets for the Kimber 45, we need your help to sell them.

God Bless America.

Dave Wendel, President Duwel Association


LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast, 8/10, $8, 8am – 11:30 am, Volunteers are welcome contact Mary Ann.

We are hosting a Craft & Vendor Show on 9/7, $20 for a 10×10 spot. Contact Mary Ann 513-407-7090 or Fay 513-331-1977 for registration forms.

Lov-s will be selling food at the 3rd monthly Cruise In 8/17, we need volunteers to work 4PM – 8PM. Contact Mary Ann 513-407-7090 to sign up for a couple of hours.

We need our LOV-s members to step up and help with the events at our post. We have the same hand full of ladies volunteering. When you signed up to be a member you agreed to work or donated for an event, we need to see those members volunteer. We appreciate your help and that is what keeps this post alive. Thank you.

God Bless Our Veterans

MaryAnn Callan, President LOV-S


In July, the Post helped 1155 Veterans and families with VA assistance, 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 $3550.00 in July 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!


We are going to have our Gun Raffle this year, October 5th. The tickets will be $200.00. It will still be a one in four chances to win. The ticket includes dinner for two. Questions contact Harry Power 513-673-1334.