Welcome to the Whiteland, Indiana
VFW Post 6978 Website!
215 N US31
New Whiteland, IN   46184
(317)-535-4041
 
 
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The DAV needs drivers to transport veterans in the DAV Van. if you can volunteer please call Jim McIntire at 317-885-9209  
 
    

- Several Dog Tag events are scheduled see the flyers on the Post Facebook page or ask at the Canteen.
 They do so much to support, so lets support their efforts.


   

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Upcoming Events at Post 6978 (Mark your calendars)

Announcement from the Commander
The canteen is now opened for limited operation, below is a list of some of the operational guidelines ;
1. Maximum occupancy is 26 people inside of the building, to include employees.   
2. There will be NO bar seating
3. Tables are spaced out in accordance with state guidance, they will not be moved or combined 
4. Canteen associates will have extra cleaning/sanitization duties throughout the shift
5. The foyer entrance is a one way entrance, the exit is the door to the deck. 
6. There will outdoor seating available
7. Everyone will go to the waiter station to order drinks/food, we will not have wait staff
8. There is a limited canteen menu, no other food is authorized
9 There will be no Friday night dinners until further notice

      I ask that everyone understand the constraints that we have empaced. They are for the safety of all patrons, staff, and their families. Do not gripe or complain to the canteen associate working. If you take exception to the current operating guidance feel free to write your comments in the provided forms by the door. The House committee will review and address your issues as required.  
   
Vr,

Christopher R. Baldwin
1SG (R), USA
Post Commander
  


                         

Post Newsletter for Aug. 2020          Newsletter  #65

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       Hours of Operations Mon-Fri 4 pm-11 pm, Sat- Sun 12:30 pm-11 pm 


Phone 317-535-4041

 


Post Events and Activities Next 30 Days


Post Commanders Corner


Auxiliary Presidents Corner

     Post Committee Updates

Community Support and Post Events


Canteen Menu

 

In Memorial

        


Post Events and Activities Events Next 30 Days

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

Aug 31st – End of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2010

 

Post Commanders Corner- Comrade Commander Chris Baldwin  

Comrades, Sisters, and Brothers,

        I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well. We are in our third month of the 2020-2021 year.  Due to COVID-19, there were no charitable events or contribution, however the honor guard has performed 16 funerals, 86-man hours, and 498 miles in July.   

        As everyone should know by now the Canteen is operational again, which is another sign of forward progress. At this current time we are operating at a limited capacity, we are offering a limited canteen menu, and with the ever changing COVID-19 environment we can only adjust with the guidance and directives given to us by our local, state, and national officials. Below are our current operational guidelines if you have not seen them.

1. Maximum occupancy is 26 people inside of the building, to include employees.   

2. There will be NO bar seating

3. Tables are spaced out in accordance with state guidance, they will not be moved or

     combined 

4. Canteen associates will have extra cleaning/sanitization duties throughout the shift

5. The foyer entrance is a one-way entrance; the exit is the door to the deck. 

6. There will outdoor seating available

7. Everyone will go to the waiter station to order drinks/food, we will not have wait staff

8. There is a limited canteen menu, no other food is authorized

9 There will be no Friday night dinners until further notice

 

        As not only officers of this Post, but as patrons ourselves, we understand these constraints are burdensome, inconvenient, and even viewed by some as unnecessary. However, this organization was founded on the principles of leadership, integrity, and honor. We have been given directives and we will execute those directives within the best of our ability, regardless of what other like or same organizations/businesses are doing. An important mentor of mine often talked about a loose quote of Edmund Burke’s “all it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing”. I‘m not implying that these other organizations/business are evil, but what I am saying is if everyone simply does their part, the right thing to do, it will make it better for everyone in the long run and the sooner we all do that, the sooner life will return to normalcy.  

        We are once again facing challenging times in our personal life, work life, and our social life. This is not a time to separate or distance ourselves, rather this is a time to unite under a common goal of comradeship, esprit de corps, and civility for our family, friends, and our community. All I can tell our membership is that the Officers of this Post will work hard to make the right decisions for the health, safety of our staff and patrons. We will work hard to ensure the survivability of our Post through sound business decisions, practices, and fiscal responsibility. I ask all members of this Post to assist us by simply understanding the operational environment in which we find ourselves, by abiding by the rules that are set forth for the safety and health of everyone, by being involved/participating at Post meetings and functions, and by patronage of the canteen when possible.  If you have questions, issues, or concerns simply ask and we will do our best to answer them directly and in a timely manner.   

        In closing, I would like to welcome our new member(s): no new members in July. Additionally, we would like to welcome members that have transferred to us from other Posts’: no new transfers in July.  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- Terry Patrick

No Comments Submitted

 

Post Committee Updates  

1.       House Committee:  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. 

2.       Visitation Committee: Chairman Comrade Steve Sowder- 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

    Aug-

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

Aug 31st – End of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2010

 

Sep-

Sep 2nd - Post and Auxiliary Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Sep 2nd – VJ Day: Japan Surrendered, 1945

Sep 11th- Patriots Day

Sep 18th- POW/MIA Recognition Day

 

Oct-

Oct 7th- Post and Auxiliary Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Oct 9th- Start of Operation Enduring Freedom- Afghanistan 2001

October 18th- Recognition of Women in Military Service

 

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

Friday Dinners are postponed until further notice


 In Memoriam:  

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

 

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