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October & November 2014 Newsletter

   Commanders Comments    Posted on October 5, 2014

Comrades and Families,

Hello again, I know it's been a while since you've heard from anybody at the VFW.  I have begun the large task of calling each member that is listed in the roster for Post 3838.  I can tell you that I have made several calls already and am pleased to hear from those that I have phone numbers for.  With the cell phones that people are using now with more frequency some have canceled their home phone numbers.  This makes it challenging for me to contact some but hopefully in talking to those that I can, word will get out to those who I can't contact and they will let us know their new numbers and addresses.  I am pleased to tell you that those who I have contacted are feeling well and appreciate the VFW and the mission of the Post.  Some have strong opinions about things that have happened in the past and I appreciate the comments and the opportunity to make the future of the Post better and more able to help the Veterans of this community and the community as a whole.  I do realize that the image of the Post is not as good as it could be but with the involvement of more and more members this Post and the community will benefit from the passion that our members have for service to Veterans.

Yours in service,

Joe Wolsey, Commander Post #3838

Auxiliary Sisters,

VFW Legislative Alert:  Pass VFW Charter Update Legislation Today!  Action Needed:  Contact your Senate and House members today and ask them to support passage of S .2782 and H. R. 5441.  Tell them that the VFW believes that being an eligible veteran is what is most important to our organization, not gender.  And changing widows to surviving spouses more accurately reflects the membership of the VFW.  Urge them to support and pass these bills today!

Do you get the alerts?  If not, please sign up on and stay informed.  Also, go to for more information especially if you are a chairman or co-chair on a program.  You will find forms and dates and great ideas to help your committee.  Do you visit the post website? is where you can get information on what is happening at our Post and what our sponsors offer our members.

I have talked about communication in our meetings and previous newsletters but I can also say I get behind in sharing information due to my crazy schedule.  I do apologize if I have forgotten a meeting or an event I may have missed.  I have informed the Auxiliary Sisters at the meeting my best form of communication is email, text or Facebook because everything is in writing where I can go back to it.  If you need me there is a way to find me, please do not hesitate to write me.

Thank you to District President Sue Rogers for visiting us on September 8th.  I appreciate all your kind words and encouragement.  And I completely agree, "remember why we are here". 

Volunteers are needed to help get some of the projects up and going.  These projects are to benefit our post and to pass the rewards to our veterans.  Support is not just money, it's time so please find time to help the veterans.

Calendars for 2015 are for sale at the Post, or the Commander and I both have several and the drawings are coming up fast.  Your $20.00 is a great donation and good luck to you all on winning some cash!!!!

A-K is to bring dessert for our dinner at 6:15 on Monday, October 13th and for November 10th it will be L-Z.  Thank you to all of you who bring in a dessert, I know everyone enjoys seeing the dessert table. 

Hope to see you soon,

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)



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