VFW Post 9644, Sheridan - August Newsletter

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VFW Post 9644, Sheridan - August Newsletter
2680 W. Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80110
Phone: 303-789-9733
Veterans of foreign wars
august 2016
From the Commander
We are still dealing with the aftermath of the situation at the post,
but we are making headway. By the time you receive this news
letter we should be enjoying having the gas hooked up again. We
are getting close to a new season of events. We are going to need
a lot of help with the meals and other events. I ask that all of us
do our part in making this a prosperous time for the post. A
great time to get an up-date on the progress of the construction is
to attend the monthly General Meeting. Ron Davies, Ron Newlander
and Don McNeely will be giving the progress of what is going on.
I want to give a hearty thank you to all who went to visit Les Williams. He was
very happy to see all of us. Just in case you don't know, he turned 97
years young on the 8th of July. To look at him and to talk to him you wouldn't
know it. We are going to see if we can bring him to the post for the grand opening. He would enjoy that very much. Let’s all continue to visit Les from time to
time. It would make his day.
As your new Post Commander, I want to thank everyone for the support I am receiving. I will do the best possible job I can to make this a banner year for the
post.
Again with the help of all of us "We can Do This". Thank you all for all you do.
That is what we are all about.
Sincerely,
Paul LeVeque
Post Commander
“One Team, One Mission”
PURPLE HEART DAY
AUGUST 7TH
Remember to thank our Veterans!
From the Auxiliary President
I want to start by saying it is an honor to be your President for another
year. We accomplished some great things last year and hope to be able
to do even more this year. We can not do it without your support. Less
than 10% of our membership attends meetings on a regular basis or
helps with events or programs. We can't do it all without your help.
Please, come be part of our family. As in any family, we don't always
get along. We go through times where we are offended or hurt by others. Yet, we have a greater cause to think about here. Our organization is here to
help veterans and their families of which you are a part. Please come back, we
need you, we love you and we want to hear what you have to say. This past year
we have made strides in pulling our family together. We are "ONE TEAM" with
"ONE MISSION", that being the welfare of all. Your opinion does matter and we
want to hear it.
I hope during this coming year we will be able to pull together and do many more
things to bring unity within the walls of our post.
Sincerely,
Concetta Kile
Auxiliary President
"One Team, One Mission"
From the Auxiliary Treasurer
Beginning January 1, 2017 dues for lifetime members will be increasing significantly. After much discussion, our President and I have
agreed to let any annual member who wishes to become a life member
make payments towards their membership. We will set aside your
payments in your name. You can choose to pay whatever you can afford each month. Dues must be received in full no later than December 1, 2016. Life member conversion must be received by National before December 15, 2016.
If payments are not completed by due date, we will refund the balance in your account.
Dues for annual members will increase to $30.00 for existing members and $35.00
for new members.
Debra Blesh
Auxiliary Treasurer
Western Welcome Week Parade
August 20th, No Later Than 9:00 AM
Meet on Gallup South of Littleton Blvd.
From the Senior Vice Commander
We have now completed our first month of the New Year… at least the
VFW New Year. We have had some of our most active members step
down from the rat race of keeping the post on an even keel. We are
quickly learning just how much we don’t know and how much they did
to keep us going. We are up for the challenge and are “drinking from
the fire hose” in order to absorb as much information as possible in
the least amount of time. We have made a commitment to all of the
members of 9644 that we will do everything possible to support you
and all of the veterans we are here to serve.
One of the most important pieces to accomplish this is to have good communication. I have picked up most of the responsibility for that. We have the TV monitor
in the post that displays upcoming events and some of the special things happening with our membership. This newsletter is another avenue to ensure we keep our
membership abreast of everything we are doing. If you have anything you would
like to put in the newsletter, it must be submitted to me by the 20 th of each month.
The newsletter is sent via email, however if you would like to receive the newsletter in the US Mail, you will need to let me know. The cost will be $10 per year. This
will cover printing costs and postage. I will also be sending out the email blasts as
reminders of special events. I promise I won’t bury you in email. I will try to keep
it fewer than two per week.
If you have not been receiving email communication from me, please leave your
full name, phone number and email address with the bartender or email me and
ask to be placed on the VFW Membership Distribution List. Call the post at the
number listed at the top of the front page to get my email address.
We would love to get to know you, so come on down to one of our special events
or better yet, come join us on meeting night, the first Wednesday of each month at
7:00 pm. We are a “Team” united in our “Mission”, of serving as many veterans
and their families as we are able.
Thank you for the confidence you have placed in me.
Respectfully,
Greta Bleau
Senior Vice Commander
"One Team, One Mission"
— Planning Meeting —
August 5th, 6:00 pm
Do you have an idea for something new?
We will be planning our meals and events
for September thru December.
Come and share your inspirations.
From the Mens Auxiliary President
Well, here I am again. It has been 4 years since my last term as President – how
time flies. I hope everyone is having a great summer. We had our annual 4th of July
picnic. It was a great success, great food, games and lots of new faces. I hope you
all had a good time. Thank you to those who helped, you know who you are. It is
more fun when everyone helps out so just a few don’t have to do it all. Thanks
Again.
It’s time to start thinking about our Friday Night Dinners, Sunday Breakfasts and
Tuesday Night Burgers. It is right around the corner – September, not far off! So, as always, we
will be asking for your help. Think about it – the same people have been doing it for years! Get involved and help out. That is it for now, I hope to see you soon.
Carl Maschka
Men’s Auxiliary President
From the Warriors
For those of you that do not know me, my name is David Bleau. I have
been a Post 9644 member for 15 years. I have been the post and District 10 “VFW Warriors Motorcycle Organization” chairman since they
adopted the program in 2008. Recently, VFW Colorado State Commander Allen Stone, appointed me as the State Warriors Chairman. It
is an honor for me to proudly represent an active and highly visible organization that supports and serves the VFW, American Veterans, their
families and community. The VFW Warriors are not a motorcycle club
but a group of like minded Post Veterans and auxiliary members who have a
strong honor, loyalty, pride, selfless service, and esprit de corps. This “family of
Warriors” enjoys the camaraderie that is only found when a person serves a
greater cause then themselves. Please use the Warriors program as a recruiting
tool for new membership. A lot of veterans share this common interest but have
never been asked to join the VFW or know there is a Warriors organization. Feel
free to contact me about the requirements to become part of this great organization.
Thank you to all the membership of the Post and auxiliaries’ for making a difference and make Post 9644 great.
David R Bleau
Colorado VFW Warrior State Chairman
“PROUD TO SERVE”
— COMING SOON —
KARAOKE
THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY
MONTH!!!
This will be in addition to karaoke on
the second Saturday of each month
AUGUST 2016
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
1
2
3
4
5
Post BingoBarry’s
12:00 pm
6:00pm8:00pm
Sheridan
National
Night Out
6:00 pm Finance
Meeting
7:00 pm
General
Meeting
Aux BingoBarry’s
12:00 pm
6:00 pm
Planning
Meeting
11
12
7:00 VA
Hosp Coffee
AIR FORCE
FOUNDED
1947
7
WEDNESDAY
8
SATURDAY
6
7:00 VA Hosp
Coffee
9
10
Post BingoBarry’s
12:00 pm
Aux BingoBarry’s
12:00 pm
13
COA –
Evans Post
6624
6:00 pm
Karaoke
PURPLE
HEART DAY
VIET NAM
WAR BEGAN
14
15
COA –
Evans Post
6624
Post BingoBarry’s
12:00 pm
21
22
8:30 VA
Chaple &
Coffee
Hour
2:00pm7:00pm
Dist 10
Picnic
Post BingoBarry’s
12:00 pm
28
29
Post BingoBarry’s
12:00 pm
16
17
18
19
23
24
25
Aux BingoBarry’s
12:00 pm
30
31
6:00 Homeboard Meeting
20
Western Welcome Week
Parade
Aux BingoBarry’s
12:00 pm
26
27
11:00am3:00pm
COA Homecoming
Thornton
7945
MEETINGS
POST
EVENTS
VFW EVENTS
REMEMBRANCES
"Good friends are like
quilts - - they age with you, yet
never lose their warmth."
GRAND PRIZE POT DRAWING
$1351.81
PLUS HALF OF TICKET SALES
Must purchase at least one ticket prior to meeting
Must attend the entire meeting to be eligible
Must sign out at the end of the meeting
Lucky Name Drawn in July
CHRIS DURAN
TAKE A SHOT AT WINNING THE POT!
Good, better, best. Never
let it rest. 'Til your good
is better and your better
is best.
POST OFFICERS
Commander
AUXILIARY
Paul LeVeque
President
Concetta Kile
Senior Vice Commander
Greta Bleau
Senior Vice President
Dorothy Stratton
Junior Vice Commander
Paul Gremse
Junior Vice President
Penny Smith
Treasurer
Debra Blesh
Quarter Master
Don McNeeley
Chaplain/Service Officer
Paul Morgan
Chaplain
Judy McNeeley
1 Year Trustee
Joe Schiel
1 Year Trustee
Jondra Czarnek
2 Year Trustee
Roger Edwards
2 Year Trustee
Vicky Rodriguez
3 Year Trustee
Dave Bleau
3 Year Trustee
Shelly Hall
HOME BOARD
Commander
President
MEN’S AUXILIARY
Paul LeVeque
President
Carl Maschka
Ron Newlander
Senior Vice President
Darrell Gettman
Vice President
George Darker
Junior Vice President
Jose Vigil
Quartermaster
Don McNeeley
Treasurer
Aaron Garcia
Chaplain
Mike Neuroth
3 Year HB Director
Bill Orlowski
2 Year HB Director
George Darker
1 Year Trustee
Cliff Payne
1 Year HB Director
Ron Newlander
2 Year Trustee
Jim Anderson
2 Year HB Dir at Large
Warren Tellgren
3 Year Trustee
Kevin Proctor
1 Year HB Dir at Large
Leon Rodriguez