We are a collection site for Team Martina McBride. They collect food for Thanksgiving Baskets and Christmas Stockings for local cancer patients. Items needed are canned green beans, yams, marshmallows, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, and instant potatoes. Monetary gifts are welcome too. There is a collections box in the canteen or monetary donations may be given to one of the employees.
Chili Day is our annual event to raise funds to purchase food to assist those less fortunate in our community or who may have fallen on a temporary hard time. The date is December 6th from 11 am - 6 pm. The tickets are included for you to purchase and or sell. If you cannot attend you may mail your tickets or money to the Post at 1049 N Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. The cost of each ticket is $7.00 which includes bottomless bowl of chili, hot dog and drink (coffee, tea, fountain soda, or water). Desserts will be available to purchase from the Ladies Auxiliary as well as a Country Store to purchase homemade items and many other goodies. Come out and eat and/or volunteer for an hour. You will be sure and walk away with a feeling of pleasure in helping others. For more information you may contact Chairman Joe Wolsey 573-450-1750. If you have items to donate for the Country Store or would like to volunteer, please let us know.
Vote November 4th
Commanders CommentsPosted on November 2, 2014
Comrades and Families,
We have had a very busy past couple of months here and I can see that we have the "usual suspects" at the Post. I very much appreciate all their work and sacrifices. I have been involved in most of these activities and realize how much more could get done and how much better these activities could be if there were more volunteers to assist. I also know that more could be accomplished if "petty jealousy and trivial personalities" were left away from here. I do however appreciate the passion that our members have for helping veterans. We have chili day fast approaching and volunteers are needed. We have Buddy Poppies on Nov 7 & 8 with a list of places to give away poppies, so if you are available, please see Mr. Heise or Mrs. Thrower. We have a Halloween Party on the 31st and volunteers are needed. As you can see there are plenty of places that help is needed so please help. Again, thank you for letting me be your Commander.
Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838
Ladies Auxiliary President's Postings
Dear Auxiliary Sisters,
I want to thank everyone that has extended help to make this year a great one, so far. The Ladies Auxiliary has done many projects and worked alongside the VFW on programs. However, my biggest request is the need for more volunteers! Definition: Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life.
The fourth Saturday of each month the Post, as well as the Ladies Auxiliary clean up part of Broadway as our "Adopt a Highway" project. Also that Saturday is Bingo at the Veterans Home. So if the same volunteers do all the projects you can see its overwhelming. Please help us help them. November is again a time for volunteers. Nov 4th Election Day, someone may need a ride to the polls, raise money with Buddy Poppy days on the 7th & 8th, Antique & Collectible Show on the 9th needs desserts and help in the kitchen. If you want to volunteer call the Commander or me.
Thank you, your hard work is greatly appreciated.
Sandy Prichard, Ladies Auxiliary President
If you or someone you know are in need of medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, etc...the Post has equipment available to loan for no charge.
We have members who have volunteered to visit with members who are hospitalized. If you know of someone or you yourself are hospitalized please let us know.
Chaplain Reports - Final Bugle Call
"Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, from the hill, From the sky, All is well, safely rest, God is nigh"
If you are aware of a member who has passed away or is ill, please let us know.
Charter Established 20 September 1942
Arthur W. Adams, James A. Allen, Martin G. Bierschwal, William Brandon, Charles F. Bridges, Clarence R. Brown, Silas E. Campbell, Frank R. Chandler, Bennett J. Crites, Robert A. Faust, Willard F. Fisher, Grover L. Goebel, Daniel F. Hagerty, George L. Hampton, John Hancock, Robert D. Harrison, Emil H. Henneke, Ollie M. Jacobs, W. C. Kaempfer, Ray Kain, Albert D. Knight, Jesse F. Lawler, Peter A. McGuerty, H. G. Miller, Russell H. Miller, Champ C. Neavill, Frank M. Pulliam, Clyde D. R. Randol, William Schmittzehe, Frank Schoen,Tivus J. Seabaugh, Otto B. Shepard, V. S. Sitze, Roy L. Smith, Ben W. Snider, William A. Tackett, Joseph P. Tarr, Irl E. Trickey, Authur C. Vogelsang, Elmer E. Vosburgh, John D. Walley, Jesse J. Watkins, Walter W. Wedekind, John H. Young
Commander: Joe Wolsey Senior Vice: Bonnie Hampton Junior Vice: Matt Hampton Quartermaster: Scott Smith Judge Advocate: Jeff Colyer Surgeon: Gary Bridges Chaplain: Floyd Smith ServiceOfficer: Bill Humphries
3 year: Jeremy McBroom 2 year: Thomas Meyer 1 year: Roy Rhodes
3 year: Don Wilbanks 2 year: Larry DeClue 1 year: Jeff Heise
Auxiliary Officers 2013-2014
President: Sandra Prichard Sr Vice: Dale Humphries Jr Vice: LaDonna Hengst Treasurer: Deborah Griffin Chaplin: Glenneta Vogelsang Conductress: Caroline Heise Guard: Sharon Bell Secretary: Sheila Allen 3 year Trustee: Sandy Goodheart 2 year Trustee: Phyllis Dodds 1 year Trustee: Judy Thrower Patriotic Instr: Retha Popp
Jr. Girls Corner - The Jr. Girls monthly meeting will be held at the Post Lakes at noon Saturday, October 25th. They will be assisting with the Children's Annual Halloween Party. They are planning lots of fun for the kids, so be sure and bring your children, grandchildren, etc.....starting at 3 p.m.