Remembrance: Buddy Poppies will be handed our this month on May 22nd and 23rd. Please sign up and support this fundraiser for our relief fund. There will be a sign-up list at the canteen or speak with Comrade Heise or Mrs. Thrower.
The Commander and President will be in their respective offices every Monday night. Come by for a visit or a question or concern.
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.
May 2015 Newsletter
Commanders CommentsPosted on April 29, 2015
Comrades and Families,
Hello again. We have had our Post elections and once again I have been honored to serve another year as your Commander. I do hope that with my "wisdom" of being Commander for two terms that I can better help serve you as members of this great organization. Also with our elections we have had some new blood come into the ring and hopefully offer new and different ideas and enthusiasm to serve as your officers. A new Quartermaster is something that isn't new to the Post in several years and I would like Thank comrade Scott Smith for his six years of service to our Post. I was fortunate enough to sit in while our new QM was getting a look at what the job is and in only a few minutes of explaining I was lost. The speed and efficiency that Scott has in doing the computer work is amazing. Thanks to his many hours of work and diligence the Post has been able to pay off almost a million dollars of building mortgage. He has had Four different Commanders to work for and been through some good times and some bad times but still managed to make sure that the bills are paid and the membership is recorded properly. Without his guidance during my time as Commander it would have been very difficult and he is an important part of making this Post successful. I look forward to a new and exciting challenge of training a new QM and serving another year in this Post.
Yours in Service,
Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838
Ladies Auxiliary President's Postings
Dear Auxiliary Sisters,
To those who were not at the April 13th meeting, elections were held and my honor is serving you once again this coming year, thank you. Committees will be formed and chairwomen will be asked to volunteer their help in each department. If there is a particular interest in one of them please send me a message via email or text that you will like to chair it. My hope this year is the more volunteers the less stress on a handful. Focus on our Auxiliary and Post needs to be stepped up so that we can help the ones that need it most, our vets. In order to do that everyone needs to participate and share their knowledge and wisdom in the various programs and funds that we supply. It has been announced that members who have not paid their continuous membership fees need to do so immediately; they have passed that if not paid you will have to be re-instated, meaning ne applications. Poppy Days will be here before we know it and volunteers are always needed. Please email or call me or text (573) 576-6317 the best time you can work a two hours shift. If you have Facebook you will find I set up a separate page titled "Ladies Auxiliary Post 3838" please follow (like) and you will see pictures of events and reminders about our Post. You can find me under Sandy Pitts Prichard. Thanks again to the Sisters who have entrusted me and I really would like more to attend the meetings; friends, family, co-workers, check who is eligible to be a Ladies Auxiliary member and let the fun begin.
Honored to be your 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 Reinstate– Kim Bierschwal; New – Misty Thrower, Kim Meystedt, Sue Gerecke, Donna Miller, June Owen, Leslie Matlock
Please make these new members feel welcome!
VFW - Jeffery Augustine, Donald Jacobs, Robert Moore, Jerry Sides
LAX - Donna Miller, June Owen, Sue Gerecke, Leslie Matlock, Donna Lacy
Chaplain Reports - Final Bugle Call
VFW - J B Malone, Sylvester Welter, C M Wunderlich, Albert Zember
LAVFW - Martha Minton
"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.