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Harrison VFW Newsletter October 2016



Greetings Post Officers, VFW Members, Auxiliary, LOV-S and our many friends. Fall is upon us and the leaves are changing. The hall looks fantastic and all of those painting and putting in the extra work – I truly appreciate it. More to come on thanking you properly. The VFW voted to form a new Auxiliary, so look for more information and special meeting times to develop by year’s end. Thanks for all of the discussion about how to handle this transition. NOV 11 is just around the corner and veterans will be honored by area business with a free meal. These places don’t have to do this, so please thank them for their generosity. FREE MEAL does not mean the server is working for free; tip for what the total should have been. The list of restaurants, etc is in this newsletter. We are going to welcome the New Year by doing some aggressive membership drives. WE NEED everyone to help. More to come on this, so get your 2-minute speech about how great the post is off the shelf and ready to use. We have core group that keeps this post running. Admitting, I’m not a big part of it. At the very least, I need to be at more events and to try to support what is going on. SOOOOOO – I’m asking the same of you. If you are not the heavily involved person, fine, show up for as many things as you can – it helps. AND – help us get more veterans to join.

Reminder – MEDICARE SEASON is 15 Oct to 7 Dec – don’t be left out to dry.


Michael W. Jones, Commander


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CANTEEN Open Mon. – Fri. at 3pm /   Sat & Sun. at 8am


VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 10/5, 7pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Auxiliary) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting:  Wed, 10/19 7pm.

Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover)

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

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat, 10/8: 8am-11:30am $7.00

Canteen Entertainment: Fri. 10/7: Radio Dial;  Fri, 10/14:  Terry Collins; Fri, 10/21:  Ashby Fork; Fri,10/28:  Biggin;

CRUISE IN:  Sat, 10/15:  9-Noon Registration; Breakfast 8a-Noon; Lunch 11a-Gone; Awards starting 3pm.  Door Prizes, Raffles, Music, Swap Meet.

LOV’S MONTHLY DINNER: Fri, 10/28:  Steak Hoagie Dinner, 4:30-7p, $8.00

INDIANA GRAND BUS TRIP:  Sat, Oct. 22 – more details to follow.

Sign up for the Veterans Lunch on Saturday, Nov. 5, begins at Noon. Sign up sheet is at the bar, see bartender. Reservations required by Nov. 1


Jack Long, Trustee



Friday $5.00 Drawing: Jerry Rasnick (50%); Hazel Schuck (100%); Janet Rabenstein (100%); Larry Ball (100%); Dave Lutz (50%)

RAFFLE: Kimber Stainless 45 cal. Ultra TLE Jaryl Rilley



Happy Birthday Peggy Hanson, Rich Eyerman, Mike Vasquez, Doug Sandlin, Evelyn Stephenson, Joe Laugle Ivan the King. Birthday Party is Sat, Oct. 15, 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.

CONGRATULATONS to Harry Power on the birth of his granddaughter

A BIG THANK YOU to Max Laugle, Sandy Barry, Jack Long and Dennis Andres for painting the hall, it looks GREAT.



We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Carl Bain, Joe Laugle, John Eversole, Joe Ecklar, Darlene Johnson, Tilly, Mary Reed, Judy Brown, Barb Bowling, Donna Smith, John Neal, Fay Mergenthal, Pam Kern’s granddaughter, Duffy Vines, Sandy White and Hilda Kober. 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.

On Sat, 10/15 is the Cruise In, volunteers needed to work that day, please sign up on sheet in Canteen. Hope you can make it to our meetings, we would appreciate any ideas and improvements you may have.

 God Bless America.

Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary



Fall is here and a lot is going to be happening. The Veterans Lunch will be on Saturday, November 5th, doors open at 11:30; Program at Noon; Lunch served at 1pm.  Veteran and one guest is free, additional guests are $7.00.  Sign up with bartender before Nov. 1. Volunteers needed, please see Bev Hilmer.  Monthly Breakfast is Sat, Oct. 8th, 8a-11:30a.  There is a “FUN” bus trip planned to go to Indiana Grand on October 22, leaving the Post at 1pm and returning around 10pm.  Reservations must be in by 10/11 to Bev Hilmer (513) 325-6182. Steak Hoggie Dinner with Fries and Slaw is on Fri., Oct. 28 for $8.00.  Monthly meeting is Thurs, 10/27 at 7pm.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S




The Post has helped in September: 41 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 $5,785.97 for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. It was a busy month month and that’s what we are here for – to help! Post needs your help to step up and get active a few hrs. each month!



Volunteers needed to help with the October 15th Cruise-In. Need sponsors, door prizes and planning for this big day.


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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