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Harrison VFW Newsletter July 2019



I’d like to welcome our newly elected officers, and want to thank all of the outgoing officers. What a great job they’ve done this past year. Also, we salute Harry Power on his job as Commander.

I’m sending this message out to all members of the VFW Post 7570. We need your voice at our meetings as well as your help with our events throughout the year. We have 325 paid-up members but when it comes to our meetings, only 6 – 7 attend. Your opinion matters to this post! Every 3rd Wednesday of the month we have a meeting at 7:00PM and we’d like to see some new faces show-up.

I’d like to congratulate Billy Floyd on the tremendous job he is doing at our Cabana. We had a great turnout at our cruise in on Saturday, 6/22. Also, a big salute to the LOV-s for the food and everything, they work so hard to help the VFW stay alive.

I know I’ve missed someone but give me time to work on this! I want to do the best I can as your Commander but without LOV-s and the Men’s group it would be impossible.

If you’re a member who hasn’t been to a meeting or volunteered at one of our events, come on in…just show up! I think you’ll like it.

Mike Whitener

Your Commander


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 Saturday’s.

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

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

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast: on Sat., 7/13: 8am-11:30am   $8.00

Flea Market: on Sat, 7/13: 9am – 5pm $10.00/spot.

FAMILY FEUDSat, 7/20: 6:30pm

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 7/17, 6:30pm:  All members, VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s Auxiliary invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Meeting: Wed, 7/17, 7pm.

2nd. Monthly Cruise In Saturday, 7/27: 4 – 7:30pm.

VFW LUAU: Sat, 6/29, music 8pm: M.A.M.B Band.

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, except 7/22, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm $5.

ENTERTAINMENT: Fri.; 7/5: Best Bet Band 8pm; Sat., 7/6: Kerosene Alley Band 8:00pm; Fri, 7/12: Keith Sweeney Band 8pm; Sat, 7/13: Double Cross Band 8:00pm; Fri, 7/19: Buffalo Smile Band 8pm; Fri, 7/26: Harry Strawberry Band 8:00pm; Sat, 7/27: Indiana Mud Bugs 8pm.


Friday $5.00 Drawing: Don Schumacher (100%); Judy Brown (100%); Jordan Sullivan (0%).


Happy Birthday! Sue Vasilevic, Wayne Miller, Pam Janney, Bill Floyd, Ed Crawford, Jackie Bryan, Bob Hyre, Hoppy, Karen Downing, & Keith Havlin, July 20, 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 Forrester, Russel Donohew (Duffy), Joe Ecklar, Paul Hilmer (Hippo), 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


To The Members of Post 7570,

Wow was June a busy month! Between dodging rain drops we had busy Friday and Saturday nights with great music every weekend. We will be hosting a Luau on 6/29. Everyone is welcome to enjoy some good food and M.A.M.B Band. We will provide the meat and ask that everyone brings a side dish.

July is going to be a busy month for the Cabana, music both Friday & Saturday’s again, with some new bands coming in.

We have our 3rd Flea Market on 7/13. Also our 2nd monthly Cruise In on 7/27, with the Indiana Mud Bugs Band.

I want to thank LOV-s & the Duwel Association for the new sign out front and 12 new bar stools.

Things are taking shape, not by leaps & bounds, but a little at a time.

Going to close for now. Everyone have fun & stay safe out there. Hope to see you at our post.

Bill Floyd, 2nd Vice


Due to the 4th of July Holiday, our meeting will be Wednesday, 7/3 @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, 7/13, $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 2nd yearly Cruise In 7/27, we need volunteers to work 4PM – 8PM. Contact Mary Ann 513-407-7090 to sign up for a couple of hours.

Congratulations to Savannah Stugill (Judy Brown’s Granddaughter) for being selected to play Professional Softball in Alabama. Go get them girl! We are all so proud of you.

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 June, the Post helped 1500 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 $4,090 in June 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. If you buy your ticket before July 9th you will be entered into an early bird drawing to win a Henry’s Golden Boy 22. For tickets & questions contact Harry Power 513-673-1334.

Happy 4th of July to everyone!

Thank You to Our Service Men, Women and Our Veterans for our freedom in the U.S.A.!

God Bless you all!