Hi Comrades & Auxiliaries,
Well, we have started a New
Year and we have gone through a freeze that started our ball. Our days are
getting longer and before you know it Spring will be upon us.
One thing we will have to do is get rid of the A.C.L.U. This organization that is against everything the V.F.W. stands for. As Americans, we have to explain our views.
You know our membership is in
dire need of increase. This Post is as good as it’s membership and don’t forget
this is the best one in
May God bless you all.
If you have not gotten your Annual Dues in, please do so as soon as possible for the year 2009 to the Post,
Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary
Get your dues in today!
AND NOW FROM
“THE LADIES AUXILIARY”
February is on its way and spring is just around the corner?
I thought spring was coming but it looks like winter is back.
Some of the things coming up in February are the Superbowl Game and Party on the 1st. Come out and root for your favorite team, the Arizona Cardinals or the Pittsburg Steelers and if they’re not the teams you wanted there (I wanted to see the Chargers get in there) than come on out and just party with us. We will have food and prizes and fun so don’t miss out!!! We will be raffling off the Log Splitter on Superbowl Sunday also. If you don’t have your tickets, pick some up at the Post, only $2.00 a ticket. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s a 4-ton electric log splitter.
Watch for our
upcoming raffle of a beautiful quilt made by Coy Carlson, one of our Ladies
Groundhogs Day is on the 2nd (do you think the groundhog will see his shadow?) and Valentines Day on the 14th. All you lovers, be sure and let your significant other know you care. I will be at the Mid-Winter Convention on the 13th & 14th along with Nif and Diana Frank.
If you have the opportunity to make it to the convention, please let us know. We would love to have any and all turnout from our Post and auxiliaries to represent us. Along with us will be our husbands: Ron representing the Post, Eric representing the Men’s Auxiliary and Rocky representing the Post. Also, R.J. is going to be representing the Men’s Auxiliary.
For those of you who were able to join us on New Years Eve, I hope you had a great time, I know Ron & I did. Lulu Small sang and did her show and we had lots of food and of course lots of sparkling entertainment. We had a great bonfire and did our flag retirement ceremony with everyone joining in. It was the start of another year with new resolutions (for those of you who did them). I hope everyone has a great 2009!!!
For those of you who seem to be confused on our Steak Nights, they will always be on the 3rd Saturday of the month for the winter and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays in the summer. I hope to see you all there.
We are still having our Taco Nights on Monday at this time, so join us for $1.00 tacos.
Our Fish Fry’s are on the last Sunday of the month with Halibut Chunks and fries with side salads and desserts made by our Ladies Auxiliary members.
Our next meeting is on the 8th of February, join us and come with ideas of things that we could bring up at the Mid-Winter Conference.
A “SPECIAL THANK YOU” to Nif for all you do and for the great news of our Patriots Pen Contest winner. It’s people like you who help us keep up with our kids programs.
Until next time,
Auxiliary President & News Editor
Ladies Auxiliary Sr. Vice
I had the opportunity to again chair our Youth Patriot Pen Essay Contest and have a little story to tell, it goes a little something like this. Since it is so close to Christmas we'll tell it like this:
Twas the night before judging and all through my house was the sound of pen marks from 1 to 69. "69", yep that's right we had 69 entry's this year. Okay back to the story.
As I sat in my pj's marking the essay's I took a moment to stop and read. After an hour had past I better get back to work, so making sure I had everything ready I called out their names, on Mike, and Joanne, on Margie, and Ole now who am I forgetting - oh and on Bob now judge away judge awayy judge away all. With all my judges in place they stay down for a long winters reading (three hours worth) uffda!! After much reading our judges filled out their score sheets. They sat back and had a little nibble to eat and a sip of their - no not what you are thinking. Ha Ha. As they drove out of sight, I thanked them for their hard work and time and told them how important they are and see them in April for our awards ceremony. Up on the score sheet I heard such a clatter, Makai-Lynn Smith, First place (6th grade from Kenai Middle School), Charlene Benson, Second (6th grade), and Hetta Quade, Third place (6th grade). Dash away Dash away did Makai-Lynn's First Place Essay go all the way up to Department. A week went by and I received a call from Kurt Mueller who is the Department Chairman for Patriots Pen. Not only did our judges give Makai-Lynn a high score but she has now taken First place in Department. Congratulations Makai Lynn. We are all so very proud of you. Now Makai-Lynn's essay travels to National. Good Luck Makai-Lynn.
It is so important that we keep our Youth Programs going to make sure our youth are educated about our Veterans. This year reading over our essays and listen to the comments our judges had about the essays that were written truly reflected that we need to get into our schools more. There is so much teaching that needs to be brought forward and shared with our youth. So as I ride out of site I wish for our youth that we touch them with our teachings for they are our future.
Our Voice of Democracy Audio Contest and our Patriots Pen Essay contest brochures are given to schools in the lower peninsula from Nanwalek to Nikiski. There are times when we get no response to a response with 69 entries, and we are so hopefully, and thankful to our teachers that help with these programs.
Patriot Pen Chairperson
If your birthday is not listed here, please let me know and I will put it on my calendar!
Bobby 235-1287 or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthdays in “February”
Alma Haga – 5th
Pat Russell – 8th
Elsie Cooley – 9th
Kathy Mohn – 9th
David Whiteman – 15th
Richard Shreves – 17th
Becky Hackney – 26th
Join Us for
Bring your friends
The Ladies Auxiliary envelopes are back on the counter, they are just another way to win with a 50/50 drawing. Bring in your $ today.
The drawings are done on the 1st Monday of the month. AS194
Put your Business Card Ad in the Newsletter for just $50.00 for 6 months.
This helps cover the costs of printing the newsletter.
Contact the Post
at 235-4101 or 235-5582
or Bobby at 235-1287
From the Men’s Auxiliary
Just a reminder that dues are due for the upcoming year of 2009. Please get your dues in, they are $25.00 for the year.
They can be mailed to:
Attn: Men’s Auxiliary
A NOTE FROM PATRICK RUSSELL
We need YOUR help for our Fish Fry’s
Our Fish Fry’s are done by the Men’s Auxiliary,
Ladies Auxiliary and the Post. We could use your help!!! It takes all of us to put this together.
Marine Corps League News
Join us at our next meeting on February 8th at .
We Have A “Web Site”
He has been putting together our Post Web Site.
Visit us at http://www.vfwpost10221.org
You will find our monthly newsletter on the web site, so if you want to receive our newsletter via the web sight and not by mail, please let me know. You can email me at email@example.com
Check us out and see what we are doing!!!