August & September 2014 Newsletter

Commanders Comments    Posted on August 3, 2014

Comrades and Families,

As you can see we are making some changes not only to the newsletter but to the Post and some of the activities that we have here at the Post.  The ultimate goal is to enable Post 3838 to better serve Veterans and help the community.  I am now into my second term as Commander and I can't say that I have gotten wiser but the job of being Commander is certainly not one for the timid and shy.  I do realize that some of the changes are not popular but I believe that they are in the best interest of the health and stability of this Post and hopefully when things finally start to work as planned you will see the difference.  I do appreciate all the help and input of all the members and even people who are not members but do visit the Post for an adult beverage.

While I was at the National Convention I met a Veteran from Maryland.  He saw that I was from Cape Girardeau.  He asked if I knew the name Tharp.  As his story went on he told me that he was next to Earl Tharp of Cape Girardeau when a shell exploded and mortally wounded Earl.  He said that he was with him at the "time" and has been looking for someone to share with since.  I made a connection with that Veteran.  Two different generations, two different conflicts, but one thing in common.

Yours in service,

Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838

Dear Auxiliary Sisters,

Hope some of you made it out to the 4th of July Picnic.  It was great!  Perfect weather, great food, lots of prizes and games and I know the kids enjoyed the day with the water slide and dunking booth.  For July and August it will be an interesting time since I am still learning the in's and out's of Presidency.  School of Instruction was very overwhelming and not sure how all past Presidents kept their sanity.

One thing I did learn is yes "funds" need built up and membership is number one priority.  I feel the best way to do that is to touch base with our current, past and future members.  Communication is the key to it all.  Social media is huge, and I like to utilize Facebook, emails, tweets and phone (texting) so please forward me your address to  I work two jobs, and sell Miche so that is why I use those means of communication; my memory runs short.

We have currently 5-12 members show up to every meeting on the second Monday of every month.  If each one could bring a member with them that has not been lately we could double our numbers.  I deeply appreciate their attendance and willingness to donate their time and energy to the Auxiliary.  I have been working on the different committees that need a chairman.  I learned that if I can't find Committee Chairman then I have to oversee the committee.  I have openings for Youth Activities, Membership and Historian.  Yes I am getting stretched very thin so if you have suggestions, ideas, or time to help me I would GREATLY appreciate it.

If you have not been to a meeting in a long time please come by; I would love to meet you and you can see what is going on at the Post and Ladies Auxiliary.  Meeting night agenda is; eating at 6:15 and then at 7 the Post meet in one room and Ladies Auxiliary meet in another.  August 11th desserts should be by the ladies whose last name is A-K and September 8th meeting is L-Z.  The goal is to coordinate projects, ideas and communicate with each other.  September ideas are already floating around, fashion show/vendor show (fashions by CJ Banks and Christopher Banks) on September 20th and October 18th is Quarter Auction.  Your participation, ideas and time would be greatly needed and appreciated.  Please volunteers are needed for both events.

Sincerely, Sandy Prichard

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.

"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.

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

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