The canteen has new hours starting August 1st. Monday - Friday 10 a.m. til closing. Saturday 8 a.m. til closing and Sunday Noon til closing.
Keep an eye out for information about a Post Fundraising Auction to be held in September.
We have a new Quartermaster in the office. Come by and see her. Her name is Carrie and she will be in the office from 1pm til 6 pm Monday thru Thursday weekly. If you have any concerns or question come in and see her. Carrie’s hours may change next month as she gets more comfortable with a new position.
The Commander and President will be in their respective offices every Monday night. Come by for a visit or a question or concern.
The Avenue of Flags committee is raising funds to improve Cape County Park with adding more flags. Ask what you can do to help. THERE ARE FIVE 48 STAR FLAGS STILL FLYING IN THE AVENUE OF FLAGS AT CAPE COUNTY PARK.
Discounts for Members
· Ryan’s - Every Monday Veterans and Active Duty military and their families eat lunch for $5.99 and dinner for only $8.99 and kids eat for $1.99 · Eden Spa – 10% off for Veterans · Pizza Hut – 15% Discount · Jaycee Golf Course - $6.00 off weekdays from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday after 2.
Ryan’s Steakhouse has put up a Military Veterans Wall at the local facility and are looking for pictures and memorabilia to include from local veterans. If you have any to donate please contact the restaurant.
August 2015 Newsletter
Commanders CommentsPosted on August 02, 2015
Comrades and Families,
Since '06 when my son joined the Boy Scout Troop sponsored by the Post I have been assisting with the putting up and taking down of flags at Cape County Park. During those years and my time as a member of this Post I have seen the passion that others in the community have for this glorious display. Unfortunately, over time those flags have been flying proudly but at a cost. The flags are those that came from the coffin of a deceased Veteran and are made of cotton. They don't hold up well in the weather and have served their time flying proudly. We have 500 holes in the ground to hold flags but with attrition the number of flags has dwindled to less than 300. The Post needs your help. Those Flags need your help. We have a committee set up to increase the number of flags and with your help we can show our pride as Americans and have 600 flags flying proudly in what is being called The Avenue of Flags. Also, we have a new year in the VFW books and what we have seen is that we don't have enough contact info for our 840 members. Please do your part and make sure we can contact you.
Yours in Service,
Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838
Ladies Auxiliary President's Postings
Dear Auxiliary Sisters,
Membership always seems to be the discussion; how to get more members? Do you have an idea? Do you have any suggestions on what we can do for the good of the organization? Our VFW Post is one of the nicest buildings around, our mission is the best around and our members are caring people. We need to get our families more involved. You may be a Ladies Auxiliary member but is your daughter, granddaughter or sister? Get involved in the Ladies Auxiliary and with the Post. Get familiar with the officers at the Post. If you see me, stop me and say, "Hey, are you the Ladies Auxiliary president?" I would LOVE to talk to you. Dances and other parties are fun but also can cost, do you have suggestions that can help bring in money to our Post and to Ladies Auxiliary? August is back to school time for kids and grandkids, will you have time to volunteer at the Post then or Bingo at the Veterans Home or trash pickup on a Saturday for the Adopt-a-Highway project? Our Commander has teased me that I ask too many questions however answers would be helpful. Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org; text me or call at 573-576-6317. Join one of our committees and see what a difference we make each and every month.
God Bless and stay cool - Sandy Prichard, President
If you or someone you know are in need of medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, etc...the Post has equipment available to loan for no charge.
We have members who have volunteered to visit with members who are hospitalized. If you know of someone or you yourself are hospitalized please let us know.
New Members VFW - Darrell Faire, Robert Moore; Transfers - James Stroman, Benjamin Vinyard
LAVFW New Member– Linda Sanders
Please make these new members feel welcome!
Chaplain Reports - Final Bugle Call
VFW - Leonard Ludwig, Reece Brown, Nick Blankenship
LAVFW - None posted
"Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, from the hill, From the sky, All is well, safely rest, God is nigh"
If you are aware of a member who has passed away or is ill, please let us know.
Charter Established 20 September 1942
Arthur W. Adams, James A. Allen, Martin G. Bierschwal, William Brandon, Charles F. Bridges, Clarence R. Brown, Silas E. Campbell, Frank R. Chandler, Bennett J. Crites, Robert A. Faust, Willard F. Fisher, Grover L. Goebel, Daniel F. Hagerty, George L. Hampton, John Hancock, Robert D. Harrison, Emil H. Henneke, Ollie M. Jacobs, W. C. Kaempfer, Ray Kain, Albert D. Knight, Jesse F. Lawler, Peter A. McGuerty, H. G. Miller, Russell H. Miller, Champ C. Neavill, Frank M. Pulliam, Clyde D. R. Randol, William Schmittzehe, Frank Schoen,Tivus J. Seabaugh, Otto B. Shepard, V. S. Sitze, Roy L. Smith, Ben W. Snider, William A. Tackett, Joseph P. Tarr, Irl E. Trickey, Authur C. Vogelsang, Elmer E. Vosburgh, John D. Walley, Jesse J. Watkins, Walter W. Wedekind, John H. Young