Harrison VFW Newsletter January 2018
Wow, what a December!!! The Kids Christmas Party was amazing, thanks to all the volunteers. Mr. & Mrs. Santa showed the kids a great time, along with the cookie decorating, crafts and face painting. The pancake breakfast was delicious.
New Year’s Eve Party was a large success. Thanks to all the volunteers who put in time to make this such a success.
Now, we have our FISH FRY DINNERS starting on February 16. This is a BIG fund raiser for the Post. We need LOT of volunteers. Please come to the planning meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9th for your input and comments.
We are in need of a volunteer to be the Post Quartermaster – this is imperative that we get this position filled. Nominations accepted at April meeting, election at May meeting.
We are not having the Ham Shoots this year. We NEED 2 spots for judges, along with all the other volunteers. We want to get the ham shoots going next year.
GOD BLESS AMERICA & PROTECT OUR TROOPS
John Neal, Commander
CLUB MANAGER MESSAGE
Taste Buds Catering will be serving food every Friday and Saturday. They will prepare a “special” meal each Friday in addition to their regular menu.
LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat., 1/13: 8am-11:30am $8.00
VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 1/17, 6:30pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s) invited to attend to share ideas.
VFW Regular Meeting: Wed, 1/17, 7pm. (following Executive Board meeting)
Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover)
Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm $5 (No on January 1)
Entertainment: LOCATION DEPENDS ON OTHER EVENTS:
Fri. 1/5 Wood & Fire (Canteen); Sat. 1/6: Fast Freddie (Canteen); Fri., 1/12: DJ John Summers (Canteen); Sat. 1/13: Fast Freddie (Canteen); Fri, l/19: Togas Band (Canteen); Sat. 1/20: Max & Joe Dance (Event Center) and Fast Freddie (Canteen); Fri. 1/26:: DJ John Summers Western Nite (Canteen); Sat. 1/27: Fast Freddie (Canteen)
FISH FRY MEETING: Tuesday, 1/9, 6:30pm. Asking all volunteers to attend.
DO YOU FEEL LUCKY
Friday $5.00 Drawing: Janet Keifle (100%) Jim Vines (100%); Larry Ball (n/p); Jennifer Niehaus (100%)
Happy Birthday Mike Rice, Becca Stephenson, Jerry Rasnick, Joe Ecklar, Phyllis Wolf, Don Schumacher, Stu Young, Sue Sonderman, Janet Ruehlmann, Ed Brickner, Jerrifer Niehaus, Darlene Johnson Birthday Party is Sat, January 20, 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.
Candles for Sale: Bill Grote makes candles and is selling them at the Canteen Bar. All profits go to VFW. Members say they are terrific. Give them a try.
Contact Doug Sandlin if you willing to help with the Ham Shoot! This is a VERY large money maker for our VFW Post.
Fish Fry Dinners will begin Friday, February 16th. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9th at 6:30pm. We are asking all volunteers to come to meeting, if you can not come to meeting but plan on volunteering, please contact Mary Ann.
Sorry to report the passing of Joseph Toney, WWII veteran and Delmus Scott. Please keep their family members in your prayers. We have a long list of friends that are ill they are:, Jane Powell, Nancy Huck, Ralph Jackson, Carl Bain, Joe Laugle, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, Judy Brown, Barb Bowling, Fay Mergenthal, Jan St. John, Ann Hughes, Duffy Donahue, Sandy White, Brian Mooberry, Kenneth Wilson. 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.
Joe Eckler, Chaplain
We are doing a 50/50 raffle every Friday night. Our next meeting is Thurs, 1/5 at 7:00pm. We need your help for many events at our Post, come the meeting and bring your ideas to help the Post.
God Bless America.
Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary
LOVE OUR VETERANS – SOCIETY
Happy New Year: 1/13: LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast $8, volunteers welcome to help. The refrigerator broke and all our extra items were ruined. Please contact me if you can bring items for the breakfast or volunteer, Mary Ann 513 407-7090.
The LOVS dues will be $20.00 for 2018 and will be due Feb. 1, renewal forms are at the Canteen bar.
VFW, LOV-S and Men’s are hosing the fish fry dinners this year, planning meeting is Tues., 1/9 at 6:30pm. We need committed volunteers. Please volunteer to keep our Post successful.
God Bless Our Veterans
Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S
POST HELPING VETERANS & AREA NEEDY
The Post has helped in December: 63 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 $7,500 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 hrs. Each month!
FISH FRY DINNERS !!!!! Contact Mary Ann. Come to planning meeting on Jan. 9th at 6:30pm.
WINTER VFW MEETING
Will be held in Cleveland January 19-20-21. This is the departmental meeting.
FIRST ANNUAL CALHOUN CHILI COOK OFF
Sunday, February 4th. See Denny Callan for information. Prizes
PLEASE NOTE: If you want your newsletter mailed, please leave your address with a bartender at the Post. Otherwise, the newsletter is being e-mailed only. Extra copies are at the Post for you to pick up.
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