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215 N US31
New Whiteland, IN   46184
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Upcoming Events in 2019  (Mark your calendars)

February 17 - Daytona NASCAR Race event 
March 16 - St. Patrick’s day ( DJ, drinks ) 
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 Febuary 2019 Newsletter     #48

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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

Feb 6th - Post and Auxiliary Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Feb 14th- Valentine’s Day

Feb 15th- Sinking of the USS Maine, 1898

Feb17th- Daytona NASCAR Race Event

Feb 18th- Presidents Day

Feb 28th – Liberation of Kuwait- Operations Desert Storm 1991


Post Commanders Corner- Comrade Commander Chris Baldwin

Comrades, Sisters, and Brothers,

        I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well. We are seven months through 2018-2019 year.  As far as charitable events and contribution, we conducted 10 community support projects that included National Children’s Home, Veteran’s assistance, local school support, etc. Our honor guard conduct 7 funerals in December as well. In all, we accrued 45 hours of community service and donated $1,149.00 to various organizations and charities.

       As we all know this is the time of year that we look at next year’s leadership plan.  Over the last few years we have struggled to fill our leadership positions. There has been no shortage of comments and suggestions on what we need to do, but few Comrades are willing to not only fill these positions, but more importantly to conduct the work that is required of these positions. If we are going to continue to be a relevant organization in our community, we need more Comrades involved. Involved in Post events, in canteen events, in community support and veteran support events. We need leaders that have vision, that can develop sustainable plans and measures of effectiveness to ensure we are meeting our operational and our strategic goals. We should have multiple people running for the same positions so that our membership can hear their individual plans and decide who is best to fill the position, not just only person running and obtaining the position by default. Our organization provides a great service to our community and the veterans within our community, we need leaders’ that will continue this tradition. Over the last few years, we have worked hard to establish policies and procedures that have reduced the amount of time required for many positions. I hope that many of my fellow comrades inquire about the requirements of various positions and that we have multiple people consider and run for leadership positions for the 2019-2020 year.                    

       In closing, I’d like to welcome our new member(s): no new members in December. Additionally, we’d like to welcome members that have transferred to us from other Posts; No new transfers in December.  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


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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


Feb 6th - Post and Auxiliary Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Feb 14th- Valentine’s Day

Feb 15th- Sinking of the USS Maine, 1898

Feb17th- Daytona NASCAR Race Event

Feb 18th- Presidents Day

Feb 28th – Liberation of Kuwait- Operations Desert Storm 1991



Mar 6th – Post and Auxiliary Meeting @ 7 p.m.

Mar16th- St. Patrick’s Day (DJ and Drinks)

Mar 24th- Start of Kosovo Campaign 1999

Mar 31st- End of Operation Restore Hope- Somalia 1995



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

April 27th- Spring Clean Up (Volunteers Needed)

Veteran Centric Community Support Project- TBD


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

Feb 1st- Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, and Corn- $10

Feb 8th- Ham and Beans, Cornbread, and Fried Potatoes- $8

Feb 15th- Beef Manhattans with Mashed Potatoes and Green beans- $10

Feb- 22nd- Friday Steak Dinner, Potato, Role, and Side Salad- $15.00


 In Memoriam:

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