January 2015 Newsletter

Boy Scout Troop 5, that we sponsor, will be selling pork butts as a fundraiser.  The proceeds will be used for them to go to summer camp this June.  Prices are $25 each for 6-9 lb. smoked pork butt.  You can pick up your pork butt January 31st, the Saturday before the Super Bowl. Contact the Post for orders.

Commanders Comments    Posted on January 3, 2015

Comrades and Families,

With the start of the New Year it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on making this Post the number one post in the state.  How do we do that?  Membership.  When our membership numbers are high we tend to forget that some of them are older and sometimes not able to help.  Some are middle age and just starting their retirement and are looking to relax and watch the wind go by.  Some are younger and have families to raise and football games to go to, and Scouts to go to.  I know the issues that are there and can be a struggle to find ways to get our membership to in the door and helping Veterans.  Each and every one of us as members can be a recruiter.  Each of us have a desire to serve out fellow Veterans.  Let's come together and get those who don't realize what the VFW does and rattle the doors and windows of this city and make them hear us. 

Phone calls need to be made not only to our members but to those potential members that are unaware of what we do.  The TV and Tadio stations are going to hear usw as we make our presence known.  We as a Post can do anything we want, all we need is people to do the job of serving Veterans.

Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838

Dear Auxiliary Sisters,

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed the New Year's Eve festivities.  Hopefully your New Year's resolution included becoming more active in the Ladies Auxiliary.  The Post and Ladies Auxiliary sure have been busy and January and February are no different.  Your help and support is greatly needed during this important time for Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen ceremonies.  It was announced during our Christmas meeting that Sheila Allen, our Auxiliary sister, is now Department of Missouri President due to the resignation of Gigi Gill for health reasons.  Sheila will complete the year for Gigi then pending elections in June serve a full term as Department President.  Sheila has asked for our support and assistance.  We are proud to now have five Department of Missouri Presidents from our Auxiliary.  This says a lot for the Auxiliary to have so many serving in this role.  We need to once again take over the title as the largest Auxiliary in the state but also the most active in serving our Veterans and community.  Help is always needed from the smallest detail like sorting poppies to assisting with meals or activities.  There is a job or task that every Ladies Auxiliary member can do.  Look at the upcoming dates and events and find one that fits your schedule and volunteer.  Due to Sheila becoming the State President she has resigned as Secretary and I have appointed Deborah Griffin to fulfill the duties.  Have an idea for a fun acitivity or fund raiser please let me know.  You can email me at sandy.prichard@yahoo.com or call 573-576-6317.  May God bless you all.

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.

Welcome New Members!  Robert Hughey, VFW; Rachel Spinks, VFW; Dee Perry, LAVFW; Rebecca Howard, LAVFW; Kalayah Apel, Jr. Girls.  Please make these new members feel welcome!

Deceased Members:  Billy Lincecum, VFW;  Francis Rhodes, VFW; Dorothy Points, LAVFW; Verna Sale, LAVFW; Charles Davis, MAVFW

"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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