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Harrison VFW Newsletter September 2017



 

COMMANDER’S MESSAGE

 

First and fore most I want to thank all who worked so very hard to make the gun raffle a success. Being a new event and not knowing all the ins and outs of holding such an event was somewhat of a challenge but due to your hard work and dedication it exceeded all expectations. Thanks again to all.

We have received some very good feedback on our post both from within our membership and from the general public over the last month. The post is considered to be a fun and safe venue that is a cut above other local establishments. We must always strive to be the place that is considered to be professional and to live up to the standards of the VFW and what its stands for. Once again, I feel that we are that place and that over the next few years we will become even better.

Several changes to the post that are being considered that we hope will make the bar area more inviting. For one, we are planning to put windows in the north wall that will allow light and fresh air into the bar area. This change alone should make it feel more inviting. The cabana area has seen very good crowds with good music and fun for all. Thought is being given to use the hall area for similar “just because” events during the winter months if the hall is not used for other rentals. Your feedback is encouraged.

GOD BLESS AMERICA & PROTECT OUR TROOPS

John Neal, Commander

 

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CLUB MANAGER MESSAGE

 

COME DOWN AND HAVE SOME GREAT FOOD. WILL BE SERVING WED THRU SAT. FOOD PREPARED BY TASTE BUDS CATERING.

LOV-S Monthly Breakfast on Sat., September 9:   8am-11:30am $8.00

ANNUAL CRUISE IN: Sat, September 16, 9a: Registration, Awards 3pm. Breakfast 8a-11a, Lunch 11a – Gone

VFW Executive Board Meeting: Wed, 9/20, 6:30pm: All members (VFW, LOV-S, and Men’s) invited to attend to share ideas.

VFW Regular Meeting: Wed, 9/20, 7pm. (following Executive Board meeting)

Max & Joe Line Dance every Wednesday in the Canteen (no cover) NO ON 9/6

Line Dance Lessons every Monday, beginners at 6pm; regulars at 7pm $5 NO ON 9/4

Cabana Entertainment: Fri. 9/1: Ruckus; Sat. 9/2: Fast Freddie; Fri., 9/8: Pin Hookers; Sat. 9/9: Fast Freddie; Fri., 9/15: Back Home Almost Alive; 9/16: Fast Freddie; Fri., 9/22: FM Band; Sat. 9/23: Fast Freddie; Fri., 9/29: Debi & Revelatins; Sat, 9/30: Fast Freddie

FLOAT FEST FUN PARTY: Fri., 9/8: 5 mile river trip, $20, park at VFW, go on river trip, then return to VFW to party – See attachment in newsletter

 

DO YOU FEEL LUCKY

Friday $5.00 Drawing: Brian McCully (n/p); Jerry Branditz (50%); Jeff Rebholz (n/p); Cappy (50%); Pirate (100%)

 

YA-HOO

Happy Birthday Patty Vines, Mike Barry, Bev Hilmer, Smiley Paul Schwab, Jerry Branditz, Bear, Butch Betz, Linda Dole.  Birthday Party is Sat, September 16, 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.

 

French Lick Raffle Good for 2 nights stay and $500 cash. Tickets are $10 and will be drawn Friday, October 13, 2017. Only 300 tickets sold

 

Kimber 45 Raffle $20 a ticket, see a member of Duwel Association for tickets. Only 125 tickets sold.

 

HAM SHOOTS

Unfortunately, there will be no ham shoots this year unless someone steps up to be completely in charge of all the duties and get volunteers to work every Sunday except the 3rd Sunday from September thru first week in May.

We will be available to show you everything that needs to be done. Contact Hippo if you will do this – this is a VERY large money maker for the VFW.

 

 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER

We have a long list of friends that are ill they are: Gordon Schnur, 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 Mosbery, 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

 

DUWEL ASSOCIATION

We are doing a 50/50 raffle every Friday night. Our next meeting is Thurs, 9/7 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

9/9: LOV-s All You Can Eat Breakfast $8, volunteers welcome to help. LOV-S will be preparing the food for the Cruise In on Sept. 16th, we will be doing breakfast and lunch. If you can help with this or many other tasks for the Cruise In, let me know.

We will be raffling a 2 night stay with $500 cash for French Lick. Tickets are $10 and drawing is on Friday, Oct. 13th. We would like all LOVS members to sell a couple of tickets, please see Bev. Our next meeting is Sept. 28 at 7pm.

God Bless Our Veterans

Mary Ann Callan, President LOV-S

 

FLOAT FEST FUN PARTY

5 Mile River Trip. Park @ VFW and start river trip right next door @ Green Acres 8-mile drop off at 5-6pm. Finish river trip at Green Acres 3-mile at 8:30pm. Buses bring you back to party at the VFW’s Cabana with music by Pinhookers, purchase your food prepared by Taste Bud Catering. $20 per person. Come down and have a good time!!!!!

 

POST HELPING VETERANS & AREA NEEDY

The Post has helped in August: 32 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 $4,400 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!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers for Cruise In on Sept. 16th. We need door prizes and items for goodie bags. See Bill Floyd or Hippo.

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY

The Post will be having a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28, 2017 with music by DeJeVue. Hold the date and get your costumes ready for a great night.

 

 

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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