· 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.
March/April 2015 Newsletter
Commanders CommentsPosted on March 3, 2015
Comrades and Families,
Well the Groundhogs curse is almost over and soon flowers and green leaves will be showing us their colors. Of course that also means work ahead to cleanup and organize and get outside to make things happen. Here at the Post we have been working to get ready for several activities coming up real soon. With Post elections in April and Conventions and meetings to attend in May and June our year ahead is looking real busy. All of the Post activities coming up make me feel that the Post itself will be prosperous and healthy giving us the ability to serve more Veterans and work more to showing this community that we are a relevant voice of our members and for all Veterans. One problem we do have is communication, with well over 800 members making all of the membership aware of what's happening is difficult. What I’m asking for is contact info for any of those that I can’t reach. If you know of someone who isn’t informed of what’s going on let us here know so that we can make the lines of communication better which in turn will enable the Post to become stronger and more successful. As I get closer to the end of my second term I can see some of the things that I have changed working and making things better, some things didn’t work and I learned from them. I do hope that I get the opportunity to continue as Commander for another term and hopefully make more mistakes to learn from but also to have many more successes and opportunities to keep serving Veterans.
Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838
Ladies Auxiliary President's Postings
Dear Auxiliary Sisters,
It’s been a long winter and I know several have not been attending the meetings due to weather and holidays. I have high hopes that March and April will bring in a record number of attendees. There are so many members that I have not had the privilege of meeting during my term as President and I welcome all to join so that I have more knowledge of what you would like to see our Auxiliary accomplish. It will not be long when it’s time to vote on incoming officers and your input is important to community. We are all busy; family, friends, church activities, etc… we need to find time for our Veterans. We have several programs that you can get involved in and volunteer for. Our Membership committee does not have a chair so I could always use help in that department, and we have various committees that you can reach out to and help. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 573-576-6317, I will send you to the right person.
Our membership is not at 100% at this time, this needs attention. Tell your friends and family about the VFW and the people we help, ask them if they would like to be a member and explain to them how their loved ones who served would be proud of them. My father is in heaven but every uncle I have continue to tell me that they love that I am a Ladies Auxiliary member and it shows my pride in my father who served in Korea and Vietnam.
Please be sure to keep your calendar close so that you know what is coming up at the Post. Don’t forget that your friends do not have to be members to enjoy our canteen.
Bless you all and hope to see you soon,
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 Reinstate– Kim Bierschwal; New – Misty Thrower, Kim Meystedt, Sue Gerecke, Donna Miller, June Owen, Leslie Matlock
Please make these new members feel welcome!
Long time employee Sharon Davis has retired after 25 years of loyal service to the Post. Please help us extend our gratitude for her many years of dedicated service to the Post, Veterans, and all members and guests. Thank You Sharon and may God Bless You!
LAVFW - Wilda Mae Sprenger, Rebekah Tennison, Helen Cox, Allene Schwab, Rita Carver, Rita Yarborough
"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.
Heather Pilliard, President
Trash Pick Up - We will be picking up trash again on Broadway in Cape Girardeay on December 27th. We have adopted this road in our community and have pledged to help keep it clean. Come help for about an hour at 10:00 am.