April showers and May flowers, I certainly hope the groundhog knew this when he looked out way back in February. The weather has certainly affected some of the activities of the Post here but with warmer weather coming and the calendar filling up with things to do I hope everybody can come by the Post and help with serving Veterans. In April a new slate of officers are running for positions here at the Post and with May and June coming we also have some of our members running for positions at the District and Department level. I couldn't be prouder of them and for their service. I recently attended our Past Commanders and Past Presidents banquet and I am also proud to be in the company of Commanders that have served here. I do hope that in the future I can look back and say that I have made a difference in VFW Post 3838. I've still got some work to do but I need help. I believe that with your help and many others around the community that we can once again be the largest Post and Ladies Auxiliary in the state and a shining example for all other Posts. Our Mens Auxiliary continues to grow and could also use assistance.
Yours in service,
Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838
Ladies Auxiliary President Comments
Dear Auxiliary Sisters,
Spring is here finally! April is an important month as we will start making decisions for the upcoming year. April 6 at noon is our District 15 meeting in Chaffee with election of officers. We will have elections locally at our regular Auxiliary meeting on April 10. I encourage all of you to consider running for an office, it is a great way to give back to our Veterans and Auxiliary. I am happy to meet one on one with you if you have any questions about what any of the offices entails. Also for chairman, remember year-end reports are due April 10. One important change for next year, that we voted on in March, is the changing of our meeting night. Beginning in June, we will start meeting the same night as the Post which is the second Monday of the month. I will keep you updated as more details are available. April 8 we will be sponsoring a Trivia Night at the Post from 6-8 pm. Funds raised will support the Auxiliary and our projects. If you haven't been to a trivia night, its really a lot of fun. All help is welcomed! Past National President Glenneta Vogelsang is featured at the Cape River Heritage Museum. Applications are still available for the Missouri Past National President Scholarship and is open to all High School Seniors who are a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, or great grandchild of a current or deceased member of the Dept. of MO VFW and LAVFW. Forms can be downloaded at http://myvfwaux.org/moladies Let's see what we can do together! I look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.
Jennifer Kasten, President VFW 3838 Ladies Auxiliary
MARCH MADNESS FOR MEMBERSHIP: Any new annual member during the month of March is half price! Contact Treasurer Deborah Griffin for more info or Helen Heise, Membership Chairman.
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
Howard "Butch" Boyd, US Navy - Vietnam
Dewey Larmie, US Air Force - Korea
Ladies Auxiliary Deaths
None this month
"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 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: Sandy Prichard 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