VFW Post 1894 January 2012 Newsletter by Jarhead19901994


									       Award Winning Publication of Golden Valley VFW Post 1894, Ladies and Men’s Auxiliary
           The Post Home: 510 West Allen Street, Clinton, Missouri 64735 Telephone: 660-885-5980
            Cathline Vest, Editor & Publisher—(660)885-9777 Email: VFWPost1894News@yahoo.com
Commander:       Harold Houk   351-1294                    President:     Barbara Danforth   492-7495
Adjutant:                                                  Secretary:     Pat Snyder         885-6817
Quartermaster:   Bob Easton    885-4920                    Treasurer:     Mary Hubbard       885-7404
Chaplain:        Jerry Day     885-5910                    Chaplain:      Cathline Vest      885-9777

Issue I                                                                          JANUARY 2012

COMMANDERS CORNER                                         PRESIDENTS NOTES

Harold Houk                                           Barbara Danforth
Post Commander                                        Auxiliary President
                                                                               MO VFW Service Officer

CANCER AID & RESEARCH                                                       Fundraiser Pins. Available
                                                                             through the Quartermaster,
                                                                              Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer
                                                                               or they can be available
  FUNDRAISER DINNER                                                                  through YOU.
                                                                  For more info please contact the
                                                                 QM or LA Treasurer for more info.

                                                              FLAG SCHEDULE 2012
       Friday—January 20, 2012                              ¡ New Years Day~ Sun-Jan. 1

               Serving Dinner: 4pm-7pm                      ¡ Martin Luther King Jr Day~ Mon-Jan. 16
             Golden Valley VFW Post 1894                    ¡ Presidents Day~ Mon-Feb. 20
           510 West Allen Street, Clinton, MO
                                                            ¡ Armed Forces Day~ Sat-May 19

                                                            ¡ Memorial Day~ Mon-May 28
                       Menu for the evening:
                                                            ¡ Flag Day~ Thurs-June14
                       Barbeque Beef Brisket
         Au Gratin Potato Casserole– Seasoned Green Beans   ¡ Independence Day~ Wed-July 4

          Homemade Rolls and Desserts, Coffee & Ice Tea

                                                                  VFW NATIONAL HOME
                 Tickets Available at                               FOR CHILDREN
         Tuesday & Saturday Bingo Nights                      NEW website is up, Check it out at
                     or contact:                              If you’re not already a Life Member
  Cathline Vest, CA&R Chairman 660/885-9777                  please consider it for this worthwhile
                                                             organization. Cost is $35.00 and in-

    Solution - back page in Solution Corner.
Get Involved                        Update Your VA Information Online
GET INVOLVED Why did you            VA is offering veterans an easier, quicker method of updating their per-
serve? Regardless of your an-       sonal information once they are enrolled in VA’s health care system. VA
swer, you probably share our
                                    previously required enrollees to fill out signed copies and mail them to
values of patriotism, teamwork,
loyalty and service. For more       their local hospitals before processing. Now, it can be completed online.
than 110 years, the VFW has
fought to perpetuate the values
that have made this nation          To access VA’s Health Benefits Renewal (10-10EZR) form online, visit
great. You too can become in-
volved in an important effort in
your community.
                                    A Really Bad Day
                                    There was this guy at a bar, just looking at his drink. He stays like that for half of
                                    an hour.
                                    Then, this big trouble-making truck driver steps next to him, takes the drink from
                                    the guy, and just drinks it all down. The poor man starts crying. The truck driver
                                    says, "Come on man, I was just joking. Here, I'll buy you another drink. I just can't
                                    stand to see a man cry."
                                    "No, it's not that. This day is the worst of my life. First, I fall asleep, and I go late
                                    to my office. My boss, outrageous, fires me. When I leave the building, to my car,
                                    I found out it was stolen. The police said that they can do nothing. I get a cab to
                                    return home, and when I leave it, I remember I left my wallet and credit cards
                                    there. The cab driver just drives away."
                                    "I go home, and when I get there, I find my wife in bed with the gardener. I leave
                                    home, and come to this bar. And just when I was thinking about putting an end to
                                    my life, you show up and drink my poison."

                                                                  Turtle Cookie Balls
                                                           Prep; 20 Minutes, plus refrigeration
Only 31 words                                                      Makes 42 servings
                                    1 pkg. (8oz) Cream Cheese, softened
Think about it!                     70 Nilla Wafers, finely crushed (about 2 1/3 cups)
                                    3 Tbsp. Caramel Ice Cream Topping
                                    2 pkg. (8 squares each) Baker’s Semi-sweet Chocolate, melted
       Isn't life strange?          1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans
                                                PREPARE shallow waxed paper-lined pan and set aside.
   I never met one Veteran
     who enlisted to fight          MIX first 3 ingredients until well blended
         for Socialism              SHAPE into 42 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 minutes.

                                    DIP balls in meted chocolate; place in single layer onto waxed paper-lined pan.
                                    SPRINKLE with nuts.
                                    REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.
ONE NATION UNDER GOD,                          District Meeting                               District Meeting
INDIVISIBLE,                                  February 12, 2012                                May 6, 2012
WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!       VFW Post 5649—Concordia                          VFW Post 5875—Odessa
                                      Lunch at Noon—Meeting to follow                Lunch at Noon—Meeting to follow

              DUES NEWS                                  95-                   Members of
                                                         85-                 VFW Post 1894
 Auxiliary Sisters                                       75-          currently deployed overseas.
                                                         70-          Please provide information for those serving to the editor.
 We are getting there—we only need YOUR                  60-      LCPL Stephen Schildgen
 annual dues to be paid for the Auxiliary to be                   3/7 Lima Co, 2nd Plt
                                                                  Unit 41590
 100%. We are now at 98%. Helping our Vet-               40-      FPO AP 96427-1590
 erans is what it is all about and your annual           35-      Currently serving in Afghanistan
 dues makes that possible.                               25-      Clint Pietrzak is home safe and in Texas!!!
                                                                  Adam J Lovewell                 (Chuck & Ruby Hull—Grandson)
 Auxiliary Treasurer                                      5-      TAJI TUAS LRS
 Mary Hubbard.                                            0-      Unit #6002
                                                                  APO AE 09378
                                                                  Currently serving in Iraq

From the Post Quartermaster                                       Feel free to drop them a line and let him know that we
                                                                  are thinking of him and supporting him!!!
As of the 26th of December we have fifty four (54) annual         There’s nothing like a letter from home!!
members who have not renewed their membership to the Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars. As of January 1, 2011, these members
are no longer members in good standing.
You can mail your check of $25.00 to:
VFW Post Quartermaster                                                 Electronic Newsletter
1305 S 7th St                                                                         (Aka) Email, and it’s Free
Clinton, MO 64735.                                                                      Register Today

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when I talk to the State Representative they don’t pay atten-
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       DAYS TO REMEMBER THIS MONTH                                                **Solution Corner**
   To all those who have a birthday or anniversary this month….
                Many Happy Returns and Best Wishes!!
       January 1—New Years Day
     January 16—Martin Luther King

  January 20—Cancer Aid & Research
          Fundraiser Dinner

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