Welcome to Welcome to VFW Post 6978

215 N US31

New Whiteland, IN 46184

(317)-535-4041

Look us up at on the Internet: http://www.vfw6978.com or http://www.vfw6978.us


like our group page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/254723575456/


and like our public page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vfw6978


Hours of Operations

Mon-Thur. 4 pm-11 pm, Fri. 4 pm -12 am, Sat. 12:30 pm to 12 am, Sun. 12:30 pm-11 pm

Last call 30 minutes before closing


Friday Night Dinner Special:

March 4th Friday night dinner at the New Whiteland VFW. 215N US31 Pam is fixing Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy with green beans for $10.00

Eat in or carry out 317 535 4041.

  • Dart League/Tournament Thursday night at 6:30, New Whiteland vfw.

  • Helping Veterans and Families (Post Service Project)

One of the goals of the VFW is to help other veterans in need and the

community in which we live. Here is a golden opportunity to do jus

t that. We are collecting non-perishable items to stock the pantry of

HVAF of Indiana (Helping Veterans and Families)

Examples: canned veggies and meats, peanut butter, etc. (no items that need to be cooked please) You can also visit the website for a full list of items in need.

VFW Post 6978 Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter #84

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

The March Newsletter is abbreviated.

Post Committee Updates:

1. House Committee:

If anyone has any suggestions or issues that they would 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.

3. Relief Fund/ Veterans Assistance:

We continue to receive request from veterans for assistance with such things as rent, utility bills or just funds to get home as they pass through or state. If you would like to donate to our Post relief fund please do so at the Post.

Do you have a spare, private room? That room could be a lifeline for a Veteran. Volunteers of America, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), uses rapid re-housing funds to assist Veterans struggling to find housing. We are here to uplift struggling Veterans and set them up for success. The resources available to us include paying the first month’s rent and any additional fees, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and accessing mainstream benefits.  If you are interested in helping those who served, please contact Andrew Noga at 317-447-0916.

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

6919 E. 10th Street, Suite E-2, Indianapolis, IN 46219

O: 1 855-332-8387 | C: 317-447-0916 | F: 317-536-1487

4. Honor Guard Report for the month of September

Data Not Submitted

· The Honor Guard is made up of members of our Post and other veteran organizations in Johnson county. Each month hey participate at funerals for veterans, They carry our nations colors at parades, ceremonies and events. Anyone wishing to join our Honor Guard can contact the Post for information.

Community Support and Post Events

February

There are several things in the planning stages. Check back to see what’s happening, this will be updated as plans are finalized.

Friday Night Dinners: Eat in or Carry out 317-535-4041.

New Members and Transfers:

Info not submitted

In Memoriam:

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

VFW Action Issues

Flu Season is Here:

VA has expanded flu vaccine availability to more than 70,000 in-network community providers. Eligible veterans can now receive at no cost a standard, high dose, or preservative-free flu shot at their local VA health care facility, in-network community retail pharmacy, or an urgent care location without prior authorization. If you are eligible, you need to present a valid, government-issued ID at a covered location. Learn more about eligibility and location options.



March 2022 Newsletter #84

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

March 2nd Post Meeting and VFW Auxiliary Meeting at 7 pm.

Significant dates to the United States and US Military Events Next 30 Days

Military

March 3, 2022 - Navy Reserve Birthday

March 5, 2022 - Seabee Birthday

March 13, 2022 - K 9 Veterans Day

A national effort to make March 13 K9 Veterans Day. March 13, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps, and so it seems only right to annually honor their service on that date.

March 13, 2022 - Daylight Saving Time begins

March 17, 2022 - St. Patrick's Day

March 29, 2022 - Vietnam Veterans Day

A day set aside to show honor and respect to our Vietnam Veterans.

United States

March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, Dadgum That's Good Day

March 3: National Anthem Day, National Mulled Wine Day, World Wildlife Day

March 8: International Women's Day

March 9: National Get Over It Day

March 10: HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 11: National Johnny Appleseed Day, Promposal Day

March 12: National Girl Scout Day

March 13: Daylight Saving Time

March 15: The Ides of March

March 16: National Freedom of Information Day

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

March 18: National Sloppy Joe Day

March 19: National Corn Dog Day, Certified Nurses Day, Let's Laugh Day

March 20: First Day of Spring

March 21: National Common Courtesy Day

March 22: National Goof Off Day

March 23: National Puppy Day

March 24: National Cocktail Day

March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

March 30: National Take a Walk in the Park Day, Doctors Day

Post Commanders Corner

Greetings Comrades, Sisters, and Brothers,

I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well and that you all are enjoying the friendship and fun you have at the Post. I personally want to thank the associates at the Canteen, the House Committee, officers and especial Jeff Stensrud for all that you have done this difficult and challenging year at the Post. This Post is only as good as its members which makes this a great Post. Lets keep pulling togetherand supporting one another. Keep checking the website and Facebook page for information on various activities at the Post and projects to help others.

God Bless you all, those who serve, this Post and the United States of America.

Paul West

Post Commander

Auxiliary Presidents Corner- Terry Patrick

Check back at a later date.

Terry Patrick

Auxiliary President #6978

Post Committee Updates:

1. House Committee:

If anyone has any suggestions or issues that they would 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.

3. Relief Fund/ Veterans Assistance:

We continue to receive request from veterans for assistance with such things as rent, utility bills or just funds to get home as they pass through or state. If you would like to donate to our Post relief fund please do so at the Post.

Do you have a spare, private room? That room could be a lifeline for a Veteran. Volunteers of America, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), uses rapid re-housing funds to assist Veterans struggling to find housing. We are here to uplift struggling Veterans and set them up for success. The resources available to us include paying the first month’s rent and any additional fees, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and accessing mainstream benefits.  If you are interested in helping those who served, please contact Andrew Noga at 317-447-0916.

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

6919 E. 10th Street, Suite E-2, Indianapolis, IN 46219

O: 1 855-332-8387 | C: 317-447-0916 | F: 317-536-1487

4. Honor Guard Report for the month of September

Data Not Submitted

· The Honor Guard is made up of members of our Post and other veteran organizations in Johnson county. Each month hey participate at funerals for veterans, They carry our nations colors at parades,

VFW Action Issues

Flu Season is Here:

VA has expanded flu vaccine availability to more than 70,000 in-network community providers. Eligible veterans can now receive at no cost a standard, high dose, or preservative-free flu shot at their local VA health care facility, in-network community retail pharmacy, or an urgent care location without prior authorization. If you are eligible, you need to present a valid, government-issued ID at a covered location. Learn more about eligibility and location options.