May 2016 Newsletter

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May 2016 Newsletter
Verle
Huffman
2680 W. Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80110
Post
9644
PH: 303-789-9733
Veterans of Foreign Wars
May | 2016
From The Post Commander:
Do you believe in Miracles’? If you
would like to
see one in
person just
come down
to the Post
and cast your
eyes on the
still standing building. Why am I
saying this…because at about 10:30
PM on Thursday April 21st a 28 ft.
class C motor home crashed into
the building a few feet east of the
main front door! Where is the Miracle you ask? The Miracle is because
the motor home crashed through
and over the “gas main and meter”
on its way to destroying the bar in
our hall. The building immediately
filled with natural gas and thanks to
heroic efforts of the Fire Department, they were, somehow able to
keep the building from blowing
up!!!! We also need to THANK our
Auxiliary’s Tuesday night hamburger crew for their diligence in
shutting off the gas to our cooking
area after their meal. They also
saved the Post, because if those
pilot lights would have been on it
would not have gone well with the
gas.
through the wall? We don’t know.
We do know it came down the hill
on the road directly north of the
Post. NO ONE was at the seen or in
the vehicle when the police arrived.
I do also know if anyone was at the
drivers’ seat when it happened they
would not be alive today. The police department has an active investigation into the incident and its
cause. This is a good segway to
what I would like to ask of our
members.
canteen area was safe to occupy.
We spent several hours that morning calling engineering firms and
when we said the word “today”
the answer was no way sorry.. We
got several referrals one of which
was to a company called SBSA Engineering in Golden. They had a
structural engineer available the
only problem was he was at a
trade show at the convention center. He called and asked if we
needed help, yes we do was our
PLEASE stop with all the rumors as answer and he said he would be
to who did it or how it happened. It there in 30 minutes thus we able
will only hinder and muddy the in- to get the kitchen (minus gas)
open for our Friday night meal.
vestigation. There have also been
posts on social media that the Post Greta Bleau and crew overcame
was closed indefinitely. Do not take the gas problem by cooking at her
Posts matters into your own hands house and my house and served 63
when you have no idea what is the people for dinner. I might add Gretruth. The only person(s) who know ta had been preparing that meal
for two weeks. That is 9644 memwhat it is that the Post is doing is
bers’ folks, they overcome and
ME, Ron Newlander and Don
persevered.
McNeely. If you need to know
something about this please ask
Please remember NO Rumors no
one of us.
BS on social media.
Here is how 9644 perseveres, on
Sincerely,
Friday the day after it happened
the Post was closed until a structur- Ron Davies
al engineer could advise Randy
Post Commander
Mourning director of Public Works
for the City of Sheridan that the
How did a motor home crash
Verle Huffman
Post 9644
From the Post Sr. Vice:
April was a little slow as far as new events but that didn't stop the great people of this post from
giving their all for the dinners and breakfasts. Thank you all for what you do.
I would like to thank Gretta Bleu for the time and countless hours she put into preparing for her
famous Smoked Ribs dinner on the 22nd of April. Thank you Greta! It was a hit. I would also like to
say congratulations to Joe Shiel for winning the Salute to Service Award. Thank you Joe for all you
do. Its people like you who make this a great post. There was also a Salute to Service Dinner at
Greeley Post #2121 to honor all who received this award.
The VFW band put on a concert at Post 9644 on April 25th.It was a good time. Thank you all.
On May 1st was Loyalty Day, The post will have Installation practice on the 12th of May at 7pm and the Installation
on the 14th at 6pm. Hope to see you all there. The VA birthday party at the VA nursing home will be on the 20th, we
will be doing buddy poppies on the 27th, 28th 29th and 30th. Let’s all do what we can to make this a successful event.
Also, on the 28th The War Birds Auto Show will be at the Front Range airport in Watkins on the 28th. We will need volunteers for this event to pour and serve beer. See Bill Orloski for further information. Memorial Day services will be
held at Fort Logan Cemetery on the 30th. Let’s all attend to honor all who have served and those who gave their all.
Thank you all for all you do it is very much appreciated.
God Bless.
Paul Leveque
Post Sr. Vice
Verle Huffman
Post 9644
1
29
22
15
BUDDY POPPIES
Breakfast
VA COFFEE
HOUR 8:30 AM
BREAKFAST
POST BUFFET
BREAKFAST
9 to Noon
No Breakfast 8
Sun
23
16
9
2
Ft Logan Service
At 11 AM
Luncheon at Post
Immediately
following.
30
Memorial Day
Post Bingo at
Barry’s Bingo
12:00 pm
Post Bingo at
Barry’s Bingo
12:00 pm
Post Bingo at
Barry’s Bingo
12:00 pm
Post Bingo at
Barry’s Bingo
12:00 pm
Mon
31
BURGERS 5 to 8
BINGO starts at 6
24
BURGERS 5 to 8
BINGO starts at 6
17
BURGERS 5 to 8
BINGO starts at 6
Wed
6PM
Joint Mtg 7PM
Post & Auxiliaries
General Meetings
after joint meeting
3 Finance Meeting
10
BURGERS 5 to 8
BINGO starts at 6
Tue
rt
25
18
11
4
Thu
PLEASE NOTE
THAT ALL
ACTIVITIES ARE
SUBJECT TO
CHANGE
Aux. Bingo Barry’s
Bingo 12:00 pm
26
Aux. Bingo Barry’s
Bingo 12:00 pm
19
Aux. Bingo Barry’s
Bingo 12:00 pm
12
Installation Practice
7 PM
Fri
27
28
BUDDY POPPIES
Home Birthday
Party- Noon
7
14
21
INSTALLATION
5:30 PM
Party to follow &
KARAOKE
Pot Luck
Sat
20 VA Nursing
13
6
BUDDY POPPIES
DINNER
DINNER
DINNER
DINNER
5 NO
Aux. Bingo Barry’s
Bingo 12:00 pm
May 2016
State
Convention
Father’s Day
Sun
26
19
12
5
Post Bingo at
Barry’s Bingo
12:00 pm
Post Bingo at
Barry’s Bingo
12:00 pm
Post Bingo at
Barry’s Bingo
12:00 pm
Post Bingo at
Barry’s Bingo
12:00 pm
Mon
27
20
13
6
Flag Day
Tue
VFW Post 3917,
Security CO
8
1
28
21
29
22
14 State
15
Convention
7
Finance Meeting
6PM
Joint Mtg 7PM
Post & Auxiliaries
General Meetings
after joint meeting
Wed
Thu
2
16
Aux. Bingo Barry’s
Bingo 12:00 pm
30
Aux. Bingo Barry’s
Bingo 12:00 pm
23
Aux. Bingo Barry’s
Bingo 12:00 pm
VFW Post 3917,
Security CO
State
Convention
Aux. Bingo Barry’s
Bingo 12:00 pm
9
Aux. Bingo Barry’s
Bingo 12:00 pm
June 2016
VFW Post 3917,
Security CO
State
Convention
Fri
24
17
10
3
State
Convention
VFW Post 3917,
Security CO
Sat
25
18
11
4
From the Post Chaplain:
It's a good thing May has 31 days, because I think every day you can celebrate something!! On top of all the
declared celebrations, there are family confirmations, graduations and reunions.
Did you know May 6th is Military Spouse's Day? Few realize the sacrifices they give up-as we always honor
the one in service. You better not forget Mother's Day on the 8th. If mama's happy, everybody is happy. But she has to share the day with the Victory in Europe celebration. Not too many of the WW2 veterans
are around to relive that glorious day.
The 15th is dedicated as Peace Officers Memorial Day. They, too, are there to Serve and Protect. Armed
Forces Day is celebrated on the 21st. But the two most important dates are Post Installation of your incoming officers, and Memorial Day. We have a lot of new members and I urge you to attend installation and
show your support for those elected.
In spite of the hype of political candidates, we are still at war. More troops will be sent to Iraq. Therefore, our Relief Funds must
be replenished, as the needs will continue. You can help by volunteering for the Poppy distribution. Several within our Post have
received assistance from the relief fund-you can pay that forward by donating a few hours at a store near you.
The best part of May for my family is the return of my grandson Major Jason Kneuer from a year in Afghanistan (his 3rd tour).
His change of Command is May 12, and then he's homebound. Even better, he will be stationed at Buckley.
Prayers for all our service personnel deployed around. The world, at home, suffering in hospitals, and battling PTS. Bless the
caregivers, comfort the grieving and heal our homebound.
JUDGING OTHERS LEAVES NO TIME TO LOVE THEM.
Doug Mayotte
Post Chaplain
Verle Huffman
Post 9644
Post Officers
Commander
Sr. Vice Commander
Jr. Vice Commander
Quartermaster
Chaplain
Service Officer
Ron Davies Judge Advocate
Home Board
Terry Goad
Commander
President
Paul Le Veque Surgeon
Lacey Hohn Trustee 3 Year
Roger Edwards
Vice President
Tony Nickerson Trustee 2 Year
Joe Schiel
Quartermaster
Doug Mayotte Trustee 1 Year
Vince Neuroth
Paul Morgan
3 Year Home Board
Dir.
Ron Davies 2Year Home Board Dir.
Paul Gremse
Warren Tellgren 1 Year Home Board Dir.
Al Sanborn
2 Year Home Board At
Leon Rodriguez
Large
1 Year Home Board At
Tony Nickerson
Large
Leon Rodriguez
John Vaglienti
Warren Tellgren
Auxiliary
President
Concetta Kile Trustee 3 Year
Dorothy Schiel
Sr. Vice President
Shelly Hall Trustee 2 Year
Joyce Maes
Jr. Vice President
Penny Smith Trustee 1 Year
Mary Jane Davies
Secretary
Paulette Proctor Banner Bearer
Treasurer
Debbie Blesh Flag Bearer
Chaplain
Guard
Patriotic Instructor
Anna Cabazos Color Bearer #1
Debra Connelly Color Bearer #2
Charlotte Beckert Color Bearer #3
Historian
Conductress
Color Bearer #4
Patty Orlowski
Men Auxiliary
President
Sr. Vice President
Jr. Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Kevin Proctor Chaplain
Carl Maschka Trustee 3 Year
Frank Del Vescovo Trustee 2 Year
Mike Neuroth
Brian Pette
Lito Vigil
Darrell Gettman Trustee 1 Year
Aaron Garcia
Englewood, CO 80110
Post 9644
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