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Post September 2018 Newsletter

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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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September 2018  Edition  #43

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

Cornhole Tournament every Thursday at 7pm

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

Sep 2nd- Dog Tag’s Clay Shot at Atterbury Shooting Complex- 12-6 p.m.

Sep 2nd- VJ Day, Japan Surrendered, 1945

Sep 4th- Dancing with the Johnson Co Stars Social Event- 6-8pm

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

Sep 8th- VFW Ride-In. 11am-6pm., see flyer for details

Sep 9th- Salsa Contest- 1-3 pm, see flyer for details

Sep 11th- Patriots Day

Sep 14-16th- Greater Whiteland Community Day

Sep 21st- POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 21st-22nd- Dancing with the Johnson Co Stars Event

Veteran Centric Community Support Project- TBD

 

Post Commanders Corner- Comrade Commander Chris Baldwin

Comrades, Sisters, and Brothers,

        I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well. It’s hard to believe that we are already through our third month of the 2018-2019 year. In the month of Jul, we conducted 18 community support projects that included National Children’s Home, Veteran’s assistance, Community Support Projects, etc. Our honor guard conduct 13 funerals in June as well. In all, we accrued 87 hours of community service and donated $302.00 to various organizations and charities.

       First, I want to thank everyone that planned, supported, and participated in the Member Appreciation Day on August 12th. Thus far this year, we are on pace with our Veteran, community, and financial goals. September appears to be a busy month with a lot of events planned. I hope as many of you as possible will be able to volunteer and participate in them.

       The canteen is an evolving place. As many of you know, we have recently started selling draught beer again. One tap is always Mich Ultra and the other is a constant rotation of various beers from various vendors. Also, we have added a few monitors that have our canteen food and drink menu scrolling, as well as any specials. The other screen is a rotating pictorial of various Comrades in our Post. It displays a picture of them while in the service, and a more recent picture. It also lists years of service, deployment locations, rank held, and where they attended basic training. This new feature allows us to highlight the members that make our Post possible, so I highly encourage any Comrade that has not submitted their information to do so at their earliest convenience.  You can submit your information either by US mail or to the Post E-mail.  

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

Sep-

Sep 2nd- Dog Tag’s Clay Shot at Atterbury Shooting Complex- 12-6 p.m.

Sep 2nd- VJ Day, Japan Surrendered, 1945

Sep 4th- Dancing with the Johnson Co Stars Social Event- 6-8pm

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

Sep 8th- VFW Ride-In. 11am-6pm., see flyer for details

Sep 9th- Salsa Contest- 1-3 pm, see flyer for details

Sep 11th- Patriots Day

Sep 14-16th- Greater Whiteland Community Day

Sep 21st- POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 21st-22nd- Dancing with the Johnson Co Stars Event

 

Oct-

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

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

Oct 18th- Recognition of Women in Military Service

Oct 27th- Halloween Party

Oct 31st- Halloween

 

Nov-

Nov 4th- Daylight Savings Time Ends

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

Nov 11th- Veterans Day

Nov 22nd- Thanksgiving

 

 

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

Sep 7th- Philly Cheese Steak Hoagie with Steak Fries- $8.00

Sep 14th- Grilled Scrimp Skewers on a bed of Rice with Roasted Garlic Potatoes and

                Steamed Vegetables-$ 10.00

Sep 21st- Breaded Chicken Cordon Blu Sandwich and Potato Wedges- $8.00

Sep 28th- 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 William Campbell