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.
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.
July 2015 Newsletter
Commanders CommentsPosted on June 30, 2015
Comrades and Families,
In my recent travels around southeast Missouri I have been noticing US Flags displayed in all types of locations and flown in different ways and in all sorts of different configurations. When I really started thinking about it I got my US Flag Code book out and discovered that, while I’m sure all the people who were flying a flag are very proud to be Americans, they haven't given the Flag the due respect that it deserves. I would ask every Veteran do their part in ensuring that our Flag is being respected in the proper manner. I feel it is our duty as members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to educate those who are proud to also show their pride by displaying the symbol of freedom that many have paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep it flying proudly and properly. I, myself, have sent a few polite emails out to some companies that maybe were unaware that the manner in which they are displaying a flag was disrespectful. I have gotten replies to my emails and they were apologetic and said they would do more research and hopefully educate others about proper flag etiquette.
Yours in Service,
Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838
Ladies Auxiliary President's Postings
Dear Auxiliary Sisters,
The month of May flew by and June was not different. We care continuously seeking new members, and volunteers for our VFW. We hope that you will speak to your loved ones and remind them of the service your men and women who served in your household the sacrifices they made and show pride by joining and helping at your local VFW Post. Our members, our vets, love to see new faces and old faces in our Post. The Ladies Auxiliary enjoys new members, growing our organization, and helping our Vets. We also ask our current members to participate and meet our current officer’s at our monthly meetings (second Monday night at 7pm in Taylor room). Your ideas, suggestions and questions only improve what we are here to do. Your faith in me as President is held in my heart to a very high standard and we need to continue as a growing and thieving organization to better service our veterans. Please join us and share your stories of the Ladies Auxiliary and the important people in your lives. Also if you have pictures it would be wonderful to see and share. God Bless you.
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 - None posted
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
Commander: Joe Wolsey Senior Vice: Bonnie Hampton Junior Vice: Matt Hampton Quartermaster: Scott Smith Judge Advocate: Jeff Colyer Surgeon: Gary Bridges Chaplain: Floyd Smith ServiceOfficer: Bill Humphries Judge Adjutant: TBD
3 year: Jeremy McBroom 2 year: Thomas Meyer 1 year: Roy Rhodes
3 year: Don Wilbanks 2 year: Larry DeClue 1 year: Jeff Heise
Auxiliary Officers 2013-2014
President: Sandra Prichard Sr Vice: Dale Humphries Jr Vice: LaDonna Hengst Treasurer: Deborah Griffin Chaplin: Glenneta Vogelsang Conductress: Caroline Heise Guard: Sharon Bell Secretary: Sheila Allen 3 year Trustee: Sandy Goodheart 2 year Trustee: Phyllis Dodds 1 year Trustee: Judy Thrower Patriotic Instr: Retha Popp
Jr. Girls' Jottings - The Jr. Girls have had a busy half year and are looking forward to many activities in 2015. We assist every fourth Satruday with trash pick-up forllowed by our regular meeting. When time allows we enjoy helping at the Veterans Home bingo. We need more girls between the ages of 5-16 who want to have fun and assist our Veterans, our community, and the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary. There is no cost to being a Jr. Girl. If interested in joining just ask a Ladies Auxiliary member.