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New Whiteland, IN   46184
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This is a Fund Raiser for Johnson CountyVeterans. 

Upcoming Events in 2019  (Mark your calendars)
April 27 - Spring Clean ( volunteers needed ) 
May 26 - Indy 500 event 
June 6 - CornHole begins for 10 weeks every Thursday ( July 4 no CornHole ) 
August 11 - Membership day ( Pitch-in, volunteers needed ) 
August 15 - Last day of CornHole 
September 11 - First Responder day 
September 14 - Bike Ride in ( trophies, tenderloins, rain date September 21 ) 
October 26 - Halloween Party ( DJ, drinks, Pitch-in, costume competition) 
November 7 - Darts begin for 10 weeks every Thursday ( no darts Nov 28, Dec 26 ) 
November 28 - Closed Thanksgiving 
December 24 - Christmas Pre-game ( hours 1pm-7pm, drinks, Pitch-in ) 
December 25 - Closed Christmas 
January 1 - Corn-beef and Cabbage ( normal hours ) 

Post March 2019 Newsletter     #50

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Febuary 2019  Edition  #48

In this Issue:

Post Events and Activities Next 30 Days 

Post Commanders Corner 

Auxiliary Presidents Corner 

Post Committee Updates 

Community Support and Post Events Canteen Menu

 In Memoriam 

Post Events and Activities Events Next 30 Days

Poker every Tuesday at 7 pm

Dinner every Friday Night 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Veteran Centric Community Support Project- TBD

April 3rd - Post and Auxiliary Meeting @ 7 p.m.

April 27th- Spring Clean Up (Volunteers Needed)

April 27th- Auxiliary Meatball Dinner. 4-8 pm

April 27th- Adult Easter Egg Hunt- Flyer TBP 

Veteran Centric Community Support Project- TBP


Post Commanders Corner- Comrade Commander Chris Baldwin

Comrades, Sisters, and Brothers,

        I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well. We are ten months through 2018-2019 year.  As far as charitable events and contribution, we conducted 5 community support projects that included National Children’s Home, Veteran’s assistance, local school support, etc. Our honor guard conduct 12 funerals in February as well. In all, we accrued 83 hours of community service and donated $420.00 to various organizations and charities.

              Last month we conducted our first-round nominations for 2019-2020 leadership positions. While we had low turn-out for the meeting, we were able to have nominations for every position but one. One position even has two people nominated. If you were unable to attend the March meeting and are interested in filling a leadership position, ensure you are at the April meeting or have a letter submitted to us NLT 01 Apr with which position you are seeking.

       In closing, I’d like to welcome our new member(s): no new members in March. Additionally, we’d like to welcome members that have transferred to us from other Posts; Holly Shellhorne in March.  As always, I want to thank everyone for their continued support and dedication to our great organization. We hope to see you at the canteen for some of the upcoming events that we have scheduled.  May God bless you and your families, our current service members, and veterans all around the world, and may God Bless America.     


Christopher R. Baldwin

1SG (R), USA

Post Commander


Auxiliary Presidents Corner- Janet Riddle

Dear Comrades, Sisters and Brothers,

   I hope this newsletter finds everyone well. We will have nominations and election of officer's at the April 3rd meeting. If you plan to run for an office, you will need to attend this meeting unless you submit in writing your willingness to be elected and hold an office. 

   I hope everyone had a chance to participate in Vietnam War Veteran's Day that was on March 29, 2019 or at least thanked a Veteran.

   The Auxiliary is partnering with the Town of Whiteland again to host the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th, 2019. The festivities start at 12:00pm with photo ops and there will be things to do before the hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 1:00pm. It will be held on the grounds of the Clark Pleasant Community School Corporation's Administrative Building located at 50 Center St, Whiteland, In 46184. This is for kids 0-12 years old. Our members children and grandchildren are invited to attend whether you live in the area or not. It will be a fun time for the kids. Last year we had snow so let's keep our fingers crossed for a warm day this time. 

  The Auxiliary is having a Spaghetti and Meatball dinner that includes salad and bread for $7.00 on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Please come out, enjoy some food and help support this event. You can have dinner and then attend the Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt at the Post that starts at 8:00pm. It will make for a fun evening.

   I would like to welcome our new members: Kristina Corbin, Mark Korreck and Jennifer Mayle to our organization.

   I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of our Sister Mary Long of New Whiteland in her passing on January 25, 2019. May God give you comfort.

   Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Post. Hope to see you there. May God bless you, our families and our military here and abroad.




Janet Riddle, President

VFW Auxiliary #6978   


Post Committee Updates 

1.       PAO and Community Support Committee- We are still looking for a group of people to revitalize these much-needed committees.

2.       House Committee: Chairman Comrade Tabor Siedl.  If anyone has any suggestions or issues that they’d like this committee to review and discuss, submit them to our Post e-mail at vfw6978webmaster@gmail.com or you can write/type a letter and place it in a sealed envelope and give it to one of our canteen associates, not later than Tuesday of each week.

3.     Visitation Committee: Chairman Comrade Don Metcalf-If you are having issues or just need someone to talk to please reach out to us.  If any members know of anyone that needs a visit, please contact us at vfw6978chaplain@gmail.com or call the post at 317-535-4041.


Community Support and Post Events


April 3rd - Post and Auxiliary Meeting @ 7 p.m.

April 27th- Spring Clean Up (Volunteers Needed)

April 27th- Auxiliary Meatball Dinner. 4-8 pm

April 27th- Adult Easter Egg Hunt- Flyer TBP 

Veteran Centric Community Support Project- TBP



May 1st- Post and Auxiliary Meeting @ 7 p.m.

May 1st- Loyalty Day. Event flyer TBP

May 8th- VE Day

May 17-19- Armed Forces Day Weekend

May 18th- Memorial Day Services- Flyer TBP

May 26th- Indy 500 Event- Event flyer TBP

May 30th- Memorial Day

Veteran Centric Community Support Project- TBD


June 5th- Post and Auxiliary Meeting @ 7 p.m.

June 6th- D Day: Allied invasion of Europe 1944

June 6th- Corn Hole League Begins, details to be announced

June 14th- Flag Day

June 14th- US Army Birthday

June 22nd- Auxiliary Cookout, flyer TBP


Friday Night Dinner Schedule- Dine in or carry out available (Change subject to cook’s discretion)

April 5th- Baked Spaghetti with Garlic Bread and Small Salad- $10.00

April 12th- Beef Stew w/ Grilled Cheese- $8.00

April 19th-Fish Basket w/ Slaw and Fried- $10.00

April 26th- Friday Steak Dinner, Potato, Roli, and Side Salad- $15.00


 In Memoriam:

Our thoughts and prayers go the family of the recently deceased member(s) of Post 6978.