Greetings Comrades and Families!
We are nearing the end of another term here at Clippard Wilson Taylor Post 3838. It has been a good run and we've accomplished much. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped us have a successful year. The names are too many to mention here, but we'll be saying more about them at the Post Commanders' Past Auxiliary Presidents' Banquet being held May 11th. For this month of May you won't want to miss hearing the band Common Thread on the evening of May 4th. Then on May 16th, 17th, 18th, Bob Dollie and the Western Swing will be here. Jeff Heise is in charge of Poppy Days being held on May 24th & 25th. We'll need lots of volunteers for those two days . Let Jeff know when you can help.
Thanks go out to Mike Lomax for all his hard work at our VFW Lakes. The lakes look better than they have ever looked! Speaking of the lakes, please do not give your key card to a non-member for use at the lakes. The lakes are for the private use of MEMBERS ONLY. You need to be present when your guests are using the lakes.
There will be an indoor garage sale at our Post on June 1st. We hope to see all you bargain hunters out that day!
Congratulations and welcome aboard to comrade Josh Brand as our newly elected Senior Vice Commander. Comrade Brand was a Marine in the Iraq/Afghanistan War and works for Stitz Plumbing. He has served the past couple of years as Post Sgt. at Arms and on the lake committee. Congratulations to comrade Gary Bridges who is our newly elected junior vice commander. Comrade Bridges is a practicing chiropractor and has served in the past as our Post Chaplain. Congratulations also to Tom Meyer who is our newly elected 3 year trustee. Comrade Meyer is in real estate and is currently serving on the Board of Regents at Semo University. Tom is a Vietnam veteran having served with the Seabees. Congratulations to comrade Jeff Heise who is our newly elected 3 year house committee member. Comrade Heise is a Desert Storm veteran and also a past commander of Post 3838. Comrade Heise also works for Stitz Plumbing. He has been involved with the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen Contests sponsored by the VFW and he has served the past couple of years as our District Quartermaster. Comrade Heise has also served as Lake Committee chairman. If you have an interest in serving our Post in any capacity, please step forward and let your desire be known.
We are always looking for a few good men and women!
Sincerely,Billy Humphries, Commander 2012/13