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Post November 2018 Newsletter     #45

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VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 6978

215 NORTH US 31

NEW WHITELAND, INDIANA 46184

317.535.4041

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November 2018  Edition  #45

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

Nov 1st- Dart League Starts. See flyer for details.

Nov 3rd- Chili Dinner- 12:30- until they run out

Nov 4th- Daylight Savings Time Ends

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

Nov 11th- Veterans Day, Signing of the WWI Armistice, 1918

Nov 11th- Dinner starting at 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Veteran's Day.

Nov 22nd- Thanksgiving

Nov 22nd- Canteen is Closed

 

Post Commanders Corner- Comrade Commander Chris Baldwin

Comrades, Sisters, and Brothers,

        I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well. We are already through our fifth month of the 2018-2019 year.  As far as charitable events and contribution, e have donated $625 in Relief Fund activities and $2,900 in various Community Support activities. There were approximately 10 projects.

      Important Notice to all Members- There has been a motion made a few months ago to stop mailing out the Post Newsletter via US Mail. If you receive this newsletter via US Mail and you wish to continue to receive the Post Newsletter you need to contact the post either by phone, US Mail, or e-mail not later than Nov 15, 2018. We will conduct an analysis and see if we still require e a Mail Permit.

      It’s hard to think that the holiday season is quickly approaching but it is. We need to remember our various service members and families being separated whether through deployments, training, or other requirements.  We need to remember the veterans struggling with various mental health issues, drug addiction issues, and homelessness problems through out our region. During the Holiday Season, Veteran Suicide increases exponentially. If you have service member or veteran in your family or if they are a friend, I’d just ask that you reach out to them throughout the holiday season just to check in. I now where I come from, we call them Buddy-Checks. This can be done in person, social media, phone, e-mail, whatever. Most often all it takes to is a kind word or letting someone know that you are there, and it can have a positive effect. 

      In closing, I’d like to welcome our new member(s): Caleb Bennett members in October. Additionally, we’d like to welcome members that have transferred to us from other Posts; no new members in October.  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. There was a total of 27 annual members that participated in the Early Bird Special for a chance to win two Lifetime memberships. Our membership percentage is 94.5%. If you are an annual member, just a reminder to get your dues in for 2019. Congratulations to Pam Baker and Judy Thistleton, they were the lucky winners of the Life memberships. If you are an annual member, just a reminder to get your dues in for 2019. 

   The Auxiliary is hosting a Chili Dinner on 11-3-18 from 12:30pm until we run out. It includes peanut butter or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and carrot sticks for $7.00. This is a fundraiser for the President's Special Project. All proceeds will go to Pets Healing Vets. Pets Healing Vets is a program facilitated and funded by the Humane Society of Hamilton County that pairs shelter dogs and cats with qualifying Hoosier Veterans who suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) at no cost to the veteran. They pair Hoosier veterans with emotional support pets. HSHC relies 100% on donations, grants and sponsorships. If you have questions about this program, please call 317 773-4974 or email: petshealingvets@hamiltonhumane.com. Please stop in and enjoy the chili, have a good time and help support a great cause.

   The Auxiliary is hosting a Veteran's Day Dinner starting at 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Veteran's Day. The dinner will include fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, mac and cheese, assorted salads and desserts. Please come out and enjoy the food and thank you for your service. 

   The Auxiliary is also hosting a Beef Stew Dinner on 12-1-18 from 12:30pm til it runs out, that includes bread and dessert for $8.00 to support the VA Hospital Christmas Party on 12-13-18 at 6:30pm. We will be passing out Christmas stockings there. Also, we will have a tote in the entry to start collecting supplies for the Johnson County Senior Services Veteran's Wall for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Watch for a list at the Post for items needed.

   The new Lifetime Member board has been put up. Thank you to everyone that helped with this project. I would like to welcome our new members: Sidney Clymer, Sandra Cox, Katherine Hall and Emma Jones to our organization. 

   Our next meeting is November 7, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Post. Please come and help support our Post. May God bless you, our families and our military here and abroad.

Respectfully, 

Janet Riddle, President 

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

Nov-

Nov 1st- Dart League Starts. See flyer for details.

Nov 3rd- Chili Dinner- 12:30- until they run out. It includes peanut butter or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and carrot sticks for $7.00. This is a fundraiser for the President's Special Project. All proceeds will go to Pets Healing Vets.

Nov 4th- Daylight Savings Time Ends

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

Nov 11th- Veterans Day, Signing of the WWI Armistice, 1918

Nov 11th- Dinner starting at 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Veteran's Day. The dinner will include fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, mac and cheese, assorted salads and desserts

Nov 22nd- Thanksgiving

Nov 22nd- Canteen is Closed

 

Dec-

Dec 1st-

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

Dec 7th- Pearl Harbor Day, since 1941.

Dec 9th- Post Christmas Party, see flyer for details

Dec 25th- Christmas Day

Dec 25th- Canteen is Closed

Dec 31st- New Year’s Eve

 

 

 

Jan-

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

Jan 27th- Signing of Vietnam Peace Accord, 1973

 

 

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

Nov 2nd- Country Fried Steak with mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and Corn- $10.00

Nov 9th- Pork Chops with Baked Sweet Potato, Steamed Vegetables, and a Roll- $10.00

November 16th- Potato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwich- $7.00

Nov 23rd- Canteen Menu only

Nov 30th- Friday Steak Dinner, Potato, Vegetable, and Side Salad- $13.00

 

 In Memoriam:

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

 

Comrade Franklin C. Vandiver