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Harrison VFW Newsletter September 2016



Greetings Post Officers, VFW Members, Men’s Auxiliary, LOV-S and our many friends. September is upon us and it’s time to almost think fall is here. As I stick my head out the door, the 90+ degrees says it still summer, so I digress. We had a mechanical booboo (freezer stuff) this past month, but never fear LOV-S is here. Thank you ladies for stepping up and paying the bill, I believe it was $1600 or so – WOW big steps. The men got them a lawn mower and the grass never looked better. Apparently, the lawnmower can also connect to the International Space Station if anyone needs to make a call. I’m kidding; it is a great addition and we appreciate Dave Wendell who cuts the lawn and believe they needed what they bought. We got the big Cruise-In coming up and the ladies are going to drink wine and paint on a Sunday. I can’t make this stuff up. J I wanted to say thank you to Green Acres for the 26 Aug night cruise on the river. Dave and Sharon are big supporters of the post and we appreciate their continuous efforts to help us generate funds. GOT SOMETHING TO SAY – bring it to a meeting – we would love to hear your ideas and occasional grievances. We are still studying the Auxiliary move, but hope to have it resolved by the end of the month. Personal note: I lost my grandfather, James P. Jones, Army Tech Grade 5, Northern Solomon Islands – WWII, passing Aug 16, 2016. He was 92. We celebrated his life and the Army and the VFW, Post 1170, Middletown, KY gave him honors at graveside. I know we have many post members who do those honors local. I cannot say enough about the respect and admiration I have for you who do this final sendoff; hats off to you.  Onward and upward – Thanks,

Michael W. Jones, Commander


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CANTEEN Open Mon. – Fri. at 3pm /   Sat. 8am and Sun. 1pm


VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 9/7, 7pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Auxiliary) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting:  Wed, 9/21 7pm.

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

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm  $5. (Except Mon, 9/5))

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat, 9/10: 8am-11:30am $7.00 & FLEA MARKET 8am- 1pm See Harry Power.

Cabana Entertainment: Fri. 9/2: Juke Box Nite; Fri, 9/9:  Michael T; Fri, 9/16:  Biggin;  Fri, 9/23:  Ollie; Fri, 9/30: Patterson James

Weekly CRUISE IN.  Every Thurs., 5-9pm.  DJ John Summers, food, drinks and prizes.

CRUISE IN:  Sat, 9/17:  9-Noon Registration; Breakfast 8a-Noon; Lunch 11a-Gone; Awards starting 3pm.  Door Prizes, Raffles, Music, Swap Meet.

LOV’S MONTHLY DINNER: Fri, 9/30:  Meat Loaf Dinner, 4:30-7p, $8.00

PAINT NITE:  Sun, 9/18:  $25.00, Reservations needed – see Mary Ann

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

Jack Long, Trustee



Friday $5.00 Drawing: Sylvia Ruthven (50%); Tony Jonas (50%); Carol Cardi (100%); Janet Keifel (100%)

RAFFLE: Auxiliary raffling a Kimber Stainless 45 cal. Ultra TLE II – Night Sights (or $1,000 cash). Must be 21 and legally allowed to own a firearm.  Only 225 tickets sold.

RAFFLE:  LOV-S French Lick Resort Raffle:  Nany Betz.



THANK YOU to GREEN ACRES for hosting the Float Nite.

Happy Birthday Patty Vines, Bev Hilmer, Paul Schwab, Chuck Wintholtz, Jerry Branditz, Mike Barry, Bear, Butch Betz, Linda Dole, Walt Miller. Birthday Party is Sat, Sept. 17, 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.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dave & Sharon Lutz on the birth of their grandson.

MUD VOLLEYBALL WINNERS:  Co-Ed:  Set It & Forget It; F.S.U.; 2nd Place: F.S.U.  Women:  You OK?, 2nd Place:  Sets on the Beach.  Men: Muddy Stix; 2nd Place: Saturdays are for the Boys.



We have 3 WWII veterans who passed this month: George Minges, Walt Miller and Mike Jones’s Grandfather, sympathy and prayers to their families. We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: 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.

Mud Volleyball went well, everyone had a good time and I want to thank you all that helped. I would like to thank Ed Eggleston and all others who helped.  Tickets for the gun raffle are on sale now.  We are now proud owners of a John Deere Lawn Mower thanks to the Mens and Ladies.  The next meeting is Thurs, Sept. 1, 7pm, I hope to see you there, we need new ideas.

Special Note from Ed Eggleston, Chairman of Mud Volleyball:  He would like to thank al our volunteers and the teams that help make our yearly event a success.

God Bless America.

Dave Wendell, President Men’s Auxiliary



The winner of the French Lick raffle was Nancy Betz. All you can eat breakfast is 9/10, 8am-11:30am.  We have invited Harrison Fire & Police officers to join us for a complimentary breakfast in remembrance of 9/11, Cruise In is 9/17, we need help at the breakfast and lunch.  Contact Mary Ann 407-7090 or Bev 325-6182.  Also the VFW needs help, contact Hippo.  9/18: Paint Nite Party, 1p-3p.  Contact Mary Ann for discount code to book at the $25 price.  Meat Loaf dinner 9/30; 4:30-7p $8.  The Oct. 22 Indiana Grand bus trip is in the planning.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S



As we continue to grow here at Post 7570, we have made some improvements; but we have many more in mind. We recently updated our Event Center along with new heating and air units.  But there still are a lot for us to do.  We are in the process of trying to raise $150,000 to make major repairs and keep our Post around for many years to come.  Plus, don’t forget all donations are tax deductible.

God Bless America

Regina Graichen, Quartermaster



The Post has helped in August: 27 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 $4,475.75 for our veteran members, local area needy, etc. This was a slow month and that’s what we are here for – to help! Post needs your help to step up and get active a few hrs. a month! Need painters for the Event Center!



Many improvements and clean up and painted, can use your help anytime.  Volunteers needed to help with the September 17th Cruise-In.  Need sponsors, door prizes and planning for this big day.


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