The end of the year is getting here pretty fast. We still have a bunch to do before January 1, 2014. Come to the Post and get your calendar for the new year.
There is a membership drive going on right now. Not for new members, but for the ones that already belong to VFW Post 3838. If you are a continuous member, save yourself $10.00 and pay your dues before Dec. 31 of this year. With the dues increase taking place on Jan 1, 2014, you can go for a whole year and not have to pay the increase.
Also at the Post we have a lunch menu going on from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. I'm still trying to figure out how to get the menu up on the inter-web or the Facebook site (VFW Post 3838).
On Dec. 7th, we will be putting up the flags at Cape County Park for Pearl Harbor Day. Come out to help and take part in a good (free) breakfast at the Post afterwards.
The annual Post Christmas Party will be on Dec. 16 at 6:30 pm. Come in and enjoy some comradery with Post members.
Yours in service,
Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838
Ladies Auxiliary President Comments
Dear Auxiliary Sisters,
I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family and friends.
Our Christmas party and regular Auxiliary meeting will be December 12 at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to join us for a fun night of fellowship. The main dish will be provided, but please bring a side dish or dessert. Also, please bring a $5-$10 gift for our gift exchange.
The Wreaths Across America Ceremony will take place on Saturday December 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Missouri Veterans Ceremony in Bloomfield.
The VFW Christmas Party will be December 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Post.
Veterans Home Bingo will be Saturday December 28 from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m., help is always needed. If you have any questions, you may contact Glenneta Vogelsang at 573-335-6203.
We are still selling the Department calendars. For $20 you will be put into several drawings that will be held throughout the year including a monthly $500 drawing; in addition you will receive a beautiful 2014 calendar. These also make great Christmas gifts; please let me know if you would like to purchase some.
It's not too late to get your raffle tickets for our Christmas wreath drawing. Chances may be purchased for $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will take place at our December 12 meeting.
If you haven't paid your annual dues they are $25.00 and can be dropped off at the Post or mailed to Debbie Griffin, 208 Concord Lane, Jackson, MO 63755.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Jennifer Kasten, President VFW 3838 Ladies Auxiliary
Commander: Joe Wolsey Senior Vice Commander: Gary Bridges Junior Vice Commander: Quartermaster: Scott Smith Judge Advocate: Jeff Colyer Surgeon: Don Wilbanks Chaplain: Dave LeDure Officer of the Day: Josh Brands
3 year: Dean Mellstrom 2 year: John Dragoni 1 year: Thomas Meyer
3 year: E. W. Robison 2 year: Melvin Kuehle 1 year: Larry DeClue
Auxiliary Officers 2013-2014
President: Jennifer Kasten Sr Vice-President: Retha Popp Jr Vice-President: Phyllis Jackson Treasurer: Deborah Griffin Chaplin: Glenneta Vogelsang Conductress: Retha Popp Guard: Mary Spurlock Secretary: Sheila Allen 3 year Trustee: Phyllis Dodds 2 year Trustee: Judy Thrower 1 year Trustee: Sandy Goodheart
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