December 2014 Newsletter

Dues Notice for All Members

Post Member Dues $40, Ladies Auxiliary Dues $25, Men's Auxiliary Dues $35

The door entry for the Post and the gate at the Lakes will be changed January 1, 2015.  If your dues are not current you will not be sold a new key card.  If you are a Life Member or your dues are current, please show your card when purchasing your new door key for $1.00.

Raise the Steaks!  Logan's Roadhouse in Cape Girardeau has partnered with the Post to help raise funds to assist Veterans and their families.  All you have to do is go eat a delicious meal on December 29th at Logan's Roadhouse in Cape Girardeau, give them our number code (they will be sending us the code along with flyers) and we receive a portion of the proceeds.  It's that simple.  A great way to help support your Post and have a nice night out with family or friends.

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.

   Commanders Comments    Posted on December 2, 2014

Comrades and Families,

With the holidays fast approaching people are getting busy with shopping and preparing for the winter weather, please don't forget that family is the most important thing to cherish in these times of happiness and togetherness.  In the VFW we have a large family and getting all Veterans and these families together in one place is difficult.  Don't pass up an opportunity to maybe just say hello and shake hands with a fellow Veteran.  If you see a person in need that you are unable to help let the Post know and we will do what we can to serve them. 

Look in on those that you haven't seen in a while or call and ask how they are doing.  Together, as a VFW we can see our big family and help one another in celebrating these holidays.  Let us all remember also our friends that aren't here to join us, we have lost 21 members of the Post, 10 of the Ladies Auxiliary, and 3 of the Men's Auxiliary.  Keep the families of those in your thoughts and prayers as they struggle through their time of sorrow.  I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Thank you again for letting me be your Commander.

Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838

Dear Auxiliary Sisters,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.   December brings a very busy time for fundraising, shopping, and most of all spending time with family.  My biggest wish is for everyone to slow down and enjoy family.  Chili Day is Dec. 6 and I hope to see you there.  So many of you I have not met and would like to.  We also need desserts and items for the country store.  You can bring them that morning or drop off at the Post.  We have several volunteers (but could use many more) and hope to have a great turn out.  Weather is cold and chili makes it all better.  I also want to remind Auxiliary Sisters that on Dec. 8th our "meeting" will be a Christmas Party and we will have just the ladies for dinner @ 6:30.  The Auxiliary will provide ham so please bring a covered dish or dessert to share along with a $5 exchange gift. 

Our dues are now payable ($25).  Please help by sending in as soon as possible.  Consider a lifetime membership and never have to remember to pay dues again.  Mail to Deborah Griffin, Treasurer, 1049 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO.  63701 or drop off at the Post.  Your membership and helpfulness throughout the year is extremely important to us and the Post.  Remember to show off your great looking Post and invite family and friends to join.  Applications can be found in the Canteen.  I joined the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in honor of my father, Kenneth Pitts and I know there is someone in your life you want your family to honor as well.  Please teach your children the importance of what our Veterans have done for us.  Goodbye 2014 and hello 2015, a great new year to honor and support our Veterans.  I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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.

"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.

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

River Eagle Distributing , Ford Groves ,  Kohlfeld Companies,  Meyer Supply, Mid-America Electric Motor Sales,  Amerimart,  Lowes & Drusch,  First Missouri State Bank, Smith Chiropractic, Stitz Plumbing,  Disabled American Vets,  Food Giant, Bi-State Southern Oil Company,  Ford & Sons Funeral Homes,  Exit Realty,  VFW Honor Guard, Glade Creek Farm, Style Stop Lifestyles SPA, Pat L. Silman (Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant), Newman Amusement



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