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Harrison VFW Newsletter June 2019


Brothers  & Sisters, It has been my Honor to have served this post as Commander. I wish to Thank All of the VFW Members, Lov-s Members & the Dewell Association Members for all their hard work and dedication to making this post a success.

We had a good month considering the weather we have had. Our 1st Craft Show this year went well & our monthly Flea Markets will grow. The Lov-s breakfast was great as ever. Our Memorial Day Parade was a good time, the service was beautiful and the weather was beautiful. We hope everyone had a good Memorial Day.

The Cabana looks great with the new wrap on the bar, the front wall, new umbrella’s and curtains.

We have a great summer planned with car shows, cruise in’s & bands on Friday & Saturday nights.

Our new officer’s will take office in June, Commander – Mike Whitener, Sr. Vice – Harry Power, Jr. Vice – William Floyd, Quartermaster – Sonny Haubner, Chaplain – Jane Powell, Adjutant – Mike Rice, Surgeon – Jim Dole, 3yr. Trustee – Andy Miller, 2yr Trustee – Wayne Turner, 1yr Trustee – Joe Blust, & Service Officer Andy Miller.

I hope everyone has a good & save summer.

In closing, please keep our friends who are ailing in your prayers.


Harry O



                                                                                                                                                              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., 6/8: 8am-11:30am   $8.00

Flea Market: on Sat, 6/8: 9am – 5pm $10.00/spot.

FAMILY FEUDSat, 6/15: 6:30pm

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 6/19, 6:30pm:  All members, VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s Auxiliary invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Meeting: Wed, 6/19, 7pm.

1st. Monthly Cruise In Saturday, 6/22: 4 – 7:30pm.

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

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

ENTERTAINMENT: Sat; 6/1: Gary Worley Band 8pm; Fri., 6/7: Flipside Band 8:00pm; Fri, 6/14: Channel Cats Band 8pm; Sat, 6/15: Indiana Mud Bugs Band 8:00pm; Fri, 6/21: Heather Roush Band 8pm; Sat, 6/22: Dejavue Band 8pm; Fri, 6/28: Thunder Bay Band 8:00pm; Sat, 6/29: M.A.M.B Band 8pm.


Friday $5.00 Drawing: Bob Hyre (0%); Butch Betz (50%); Debbie Pittman (100%).


Happy Birthday! Ann Hughes, Paula James, Hobart Davis, Janet Keifel, Don Janney, Maxine Laugle, Lois Lane, Nick Welcher & Bill Walston. Birthday Party, Sat, June 15, 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. Joe Laugle, 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.

Joe Ecklar, Chaplain 


May was kind of a pistol for weather, but we got the Cabana on the Whitewater up & running. I would like to Thank All the volunteers who helped to get the Cabana ready. We are trying do our own food this year at the Cabana. I know there will be a few problems, but try & work with us to resolve the issues.

Flea Market was weak for the 1st one, hoping it will get better. If you know someone who would like to sell there items, please tell them to come down 6/8 (cost $10.00) for a spot.

Music has been good and more great bands to come! The Lov-s Craft Show turned out nice. The next Craft Show is 9/7. Monthly Crusie In is 6/22 & our Luau is 6/29.

Stay tuned for more information. It’s going to be a busy month in June.

Hope to see you at the post & stay safe out there.

P.S. Always ask if we have any drink specials!

Bill Floyd, 2nd Vice 


Our new officers will be taking office at our meeting 6/6/19 @7pm. President – Dave Wendel, 1st Vice – Calvin Jones, 2nd Vice – Doug Sandlin, Treasurer – Jerry Branditz, Secretary – Joe Rehage, Sergeant of Arms – Mike Plummer, Trustees: 3rd yr. Denny Callan, 2nd. Yr. Ed Brickner, 1st. yr. Ken Napoli (Pirate).  We are doing a gun raffle on a Kimber 45 gun, $20/per ticket – see Doug. We need your help for many events at our Post, come to the meeting and bring your ideas to help the Post.

God Bless America.

Dave Wendel, President Duwel Association 


LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast, 6/8, $8, 8am – 11:30 am, Volunteers are welcome contact Mary Ann. We held our election of officers in May. Our new board of officers will take office 6/27 at our monthly meeting, 7pm. President – Mary Ann Callan, Vice President – Pam Janney, Secretary – Paula James, Treasurer – Hazel Schuck, Vice Treasurer – Sue Vasilevic, Chaplin – Phyllis Wolf, Sergeant of Arms – Nancy Betz, Trustees – Judy Brown, Sylvia Ruthvan, Pattie Vines,

God Bless Our Veterans

MaryAnn Callan, President LOV-S 


In May, the Post helped 700 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 $3,940 in May 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.