Another month has gone by and more things start happening. As the weather starts warming and everybody gets to go outside again, we see more and more things to do. VFW Post 3838 is starting to get in the same place with more and more opportunities to help Veterans. With the VFW National Convention being in St. Louis this year I certainly hope to see a high attendance there. I have heard rumors that we will get to go out on the field of a Cardinals game and get recognized. Also, they say that they are going to have the largest fireworks display that St. Louis has ever seen. We here at Post 3838 are making plans for a picnic and fireworks display at our lakes on the 4th of July. As far as March goes though we are going to be accepting nominations for officers at the Post, and a Banquet for our Past Post Commanders and Past Post Ladies and Mens Aux. Presidents as well as the current Officers. The bad thing is you have to dress up for it. If anyone is wondering, I am planning on running for Commander again. I think that I am not done yet and I have some more to do. Please return your surveys as soon as possible, even if you answer no to all questions we would like to hear from every member. This will be used to determine what steps need to be taken to better serve our members. Hopefully I will get a chance to continue and keep serving you and all Veterans.
Yours in service,
Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838
Ladies Auxiliary President Comments
Brrr, it has been a cold winter. I hope that by the time you read this the weather is a little warmer. Although it may be difficult to leave home in extreme weather, the work of the Auxiliary doesn't have to stop. This is a perfect time to call on sisters who may be shut-in or promote our programs by email or social media. It takes all of us to make this Auxiliary successful! Do you know a talented high school artist? Encourage them to take part in our Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. This is a great way for students to express their patriotism, plus they may even win a scholarship for their creativity. Applications can be found on the Ladies Auxiliary website (www.ladiesauxvfw.org) and must be submitted to our local Ladies Auxiliary by March 31. Another scholarship opportunity is the Missouri Past National Presidents Scholarship. The Department of Missouri will present a $1800 First Place and a $1200 Second Place scholarship in the name of Past National President Glenneta Vogelsang. Applications are open to high school seniors who are the daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great-granddaughter, or great-grandson of a current or deceased member of the Department of Missouri Ladies Auxiliary VFW. Forms can be found on the Department website (http://myvfwaux.org/moladies) and are due to the Department Scholarships Chairman by April 30. 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