JULY - AUGUST 2010 VFW Post 280 Home of the Elite Honor Guard Columbia, Missouri 65201 Commander’s Notes starting the first Saturday in September, the line offi- cers will rotate Saturdays to take your orders and serve I would like to start off by thanking all of the volunteers breakfast. This is an opportunity for you to meet them that have help put on events since the last newsletter; and to put a face to the name. So come on out for break- including the Bingo volunteers, Wednesday night din- fast and meet your officers. I will start things off. So ners and Friday steak night. I have to say that is some come on out and say hello and have a great breakfast of the best fried chicken I have ever had. (Sorry mom) too. We are also having a Garage Sale September 10 - If it wasn’t for all of you volunteers; the post would be 12, so come check out all the treasures we have. hurting. Thanks, again for your support. I would also like to thank Denny Noie who was the I will be representing the Post at the National Conven- Quartermaster pro tiem for the past sixty days per the tion taking place august 21-26. So I will not be avail- by-laws. As you may remember we were searching for able. However, Joy Smith our Senior Vice and Don a Quartermaster after the elections. Denny had de- Briggs our Junior Vice will be in the area in my ab- cided not to run for the position and be the Quarter- sence. master for this coming year. I want to thank him for his hard work and dedication to this Post as the Quarter- A reminder that we have also started our $100 club, master. He has taken the Post from being in the red to and newsletter booster at $25. We are also starting a the black. His accounting skills and determination to new chair fundraiser aside from the $100 club. With a save and put this Post in a better financial place will be donation of $100 you can have your name, or the name missed. of someone else placed on the chair in memoriam. The chairs will go in the Canteen area. Your support is ap- On that note, I want to congratulate Bob Wade for step- preciated. ping up as he has now been elected Quartermaster for the coming year. Thank you, Bob and I am looking for- I will be looking forward to meeting all of you at the ward to working with you. post or at the monthly meeting that is held the second Monday of each month at 1900 hours (7PM). In the past two months I have met with the Ladies Auxil- iary President and Men’s Auxiliary. The purpose is to Yours in Comradeship, foster a dialog that will benefit everyone. Though I feel Joe Palazzo I have had a good starting dialog with the two presi- Commander dents. In my quest to Bridge the Gap, I have also learned that this dialog has to also transcend to the masses. There is still doubt, distrust and resentment Sep among the parties. This is something that cannot exist tem and I will work hard in turning these feelings around; Garage 10-1 ber and for all that negative energy develop into a more Sale 2 positive focus. That will probably mean that at some level, feelings will be hurt; but, the needs of the many out way the needs of the few or the one. (Spock; The Wrath of Kahn). We must move forward and set aside our pettinesses’s and work as one. I will need all of your support to make these changes. VFW Post 280 Also, I would like to remind everyone we will have a Pavilion Labor Day Celebration at the Post on September 6th . Your participation will be appreciated. As usual the food will be great and the music just as good. Also, 1 iary is not about numbers, though it organization and our monies support Ladies Auxiliary takes many members to accomplish veterans and / or their families at lo- Ladies, service projects, it is about serving cal, state and national level. The ma- our veterans who gave so much for jor source of our funds is Sunday Eve- By the time you get this all of us. ning Bingo. It is staffed by VFW Post newsletter 2010 will 3/4 gone. Have and Auxiliary volunteers. It takes ten you supported your auxiliary in any The Post is sponsoring a Labor Day people to run one evening of Bingo. way this year? There is still time to picnic and the Ladies Auxiliary will If you would be willing to help with support your auxiliary and serve once again sell deserts as a fund the Bingo please contact: our veterans too. Volunteering at raiser for the national PAC. VFW- the VA Hospital is rewarding to you PAC functions at the national level Linda Bennett @ 573 442 4989 and to the hospitalized veteran. If only. It is registered with the Federal Diana Hatfield @ 573 999 9229 you have a few hours a week you Election Committee and all funds Rebecca Strauss @ 573 999 3666 or can help brighten the day of a vet- are kept separate from VFW funds. Virginia Riehn @573 657 9463 eran and / or their family. If you The VFW-PAC can educated and would like to get involved in this inform legislators on veteran’s Virginia Riehn way, please call Diana Hatfield 573 needs and military issues. An en- LAVFW President 999 9229. dorsement by VFW-PAC and /or monetary contributions is valued by Dates to Remember: A letter went out with the renewal candidates because they understand applications requesting members members of the VFW and Ladies Sept 6 Labor Day to volunteer their time to help with Auxiliary are voters. Sisters and VFW post 280 the projects the auxiliary under- Comrades please bring your pies Sept 24-26 C of A & Homecoming takes. As of this date only one eld- and cakes to the VFW post in time Capital Plaza, Jefferson City erly lady, who is home bound, vol- for the noon meal. Also if you could unteered to help any way she can. I label them with your name we would Oct 15-17 Big Ten Conference hate to see our great organization like to know everyone who contrib- Columbus, Ohio dying due to apathy. The veterans uted. Oct 22-24 National Home bus trip and their families are the big losers Eaton Rapids, MI in this situation. The Ladies Auxil- The ladies auxiliary is a non-profit Everyone is looking for help!! If interested in helping with bingo on Sundays or Thurs- days, contact the Bingo Chairpersons. If interested in playing, your support in the game is appreciated too!! October 30 Halloween 8pm-Midnight Party and D ance September 6th for Prizes es Fun And Games In Patriot Hall ostum Snacks Best C Proceeds Doors Open Benefit the At 7pm Relief Fund Dinner Music by: 12-2) The Blues Slingers (served $10 per person hicken Fried C eans Newsletter Boosters $100 CLUB Baked B ad Band Sal (playing Terry Bickford Stephen Sasse Potato ) 1-5pm Terry Bickford lad Jim Owe Fruit Sa Ken Kormier Donald Stewart George Ousley, Jr Eileen and Bill Wolff Jeanne Cunningham ns Joe Palazzo Walter Horn Rolls And the Ken Kormier Tea Jammin Coffee & Eagles George Ousley, Jr To become a Newsletter Booster, please Joe Palazzo send $25 donation to Quartermaster, Bob Stephen Sasse Wade. Your donation and assistance with Donald Stewart $12 per person the publication of the monthly newsletter is appreciated. William Stucker All inclusive Canteen & Doors open at 11am 2 Canteen Corner September SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Canteen Opens Sep 10-12 1 Brisket Dinner 2 VFW Post 3 Happy Hour 4 Breakfast 2pm Sun-Fri At the 5:30-6:30 Bingo 4pm - 6pm 8am - 11am 8am Saturdays Pavilion Shuffle Board Bonanza 5:30 Dance Tournament Bingo 6:00 Steak Night DeepWater MCL meeting 7pm 5:30pm - 7pm 8pm-midnight 5 LAVFW Bingo 6 LABOR DAY 7 MCL/40&8 8 Open Menu 9 VFW Post 10 Happy Hour 11 Breakfast Bonanza 5:00 CELEBRATION Bingo 5pm - 7pm Bingo 4pm - 6pm 8am - 11am Bingo 5:30 DINNER 12-2 Bonanza 5:30 Shuffle Board Bonanza 5:30 Dance BAND 1-5 Bingo 6:00 Tournament Bingo 6:00 Taco Bar Jim Owens and the $12/person 5pm-7pm Jammin Eagles $5/person 8pm-midnight 12 LAVFW Bingo 13 Happy Hour 14 MCL/40&8 15 Beef and 16 VFW Post 17 Happy Hour 18 Breakfast Bonanza 5:00 4pm - 6pm Bingo Noodles Dinner Bingo 4pm - 6pm 8am - 11am Bingo 5:30 Bonanza 5:30 5:30-6:30 Bonanza 5:30 Dance (PWP) *Post & Auxiliary Bingo 6:00 Shuffle Board Bingo 6:00 Steak Night Kenny T Meetings 7PM Tournament 5:30pm - 7pm 8pm-midnight 19 LAVFW Bingo 20 Happy Hour 21 MCL/40&8 22 Open Menu 23 VFW Post 24 Happy Hour 25 Breakfast Bonanza 5:00 4pm - 6pm Bingo 5pm - 7pm Bingo 4pm - 6pm 8am - 11am Bingo 5:30 Bonanza 5:30 Shuffle Board Bonanza 5:30 KARAOKE Dance (TBA) Bingo 6:00 Tournament Bingo 6:00 8PM - Midnight 8pm-midnight 26 LAVFW Bingo 27 Happy Hour 28 MCL/40&8 29 Fried Chicken 30 VFW Post Bonanza 5:00 4pm - 6pm Bingo Dinner Bingo Bingo 5:30 Bonanza 5:30 5:30-6:30 Bonanza 5:30 Moser’s Bingo 6:00 Shuffle Board Bingo 6:00 Tournament Receipts October SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Recycle!! 1 Happy Hour 2 Breakfast Bring in your used 4pm - 6pm 8am - 11am ink cartridges, laser Dance toners, and cell Steak Night DeepWater phones 5:30pm - 7pm 8pm-midnight 3 LAVFW Bingo 4 Happy Hour 5 MCL/40&8 6 Open Menu 7 VFW Post 8 Happy Hour 9 Breakfast Bonanza 5:00 4pm - 6pm Bingo 5pm - 7pm Bingo 4pm - 6pm 8am - 11am Bingo 5:30 Bonanza 5:30 Shuffle Board Bonanza 5:30 Taco Bar Dance *Post & Auxiliary Bingo 6:00 Tournament Bingo 6:00 5pm-7pm Jim Owens Meetings 7PM MCL Meeting 7pm $5/person 8pm-midnight 10 LAVFW Bingo 11 Happy Hour 12 MCL/40&8 13 Pork Steak 14 VFW Post 15 Happy Hour 16 Breakfast Bonanza 5:00 4pm - 6pm Bingo Dinner Bingo 4pm - 6pm 8am - 11am Bingo 5:30 Bonanza 5:30 5:30-6:30 Bonanza 5:30 Dance (PWP) Bingo 6:00 Shuffle Board Bingo 6:00 Steak Night TBA Tournament 5:30pm - 7pm 8pm-midnight 17 LAVFW Bingo 18 Happy Hour 19 MCL/40&8 20 Open Menu 21 VFW Post 22 Happy Hour 23 Breakfast Bonanza 5:00 4pm - 6pm Bingo 5pm - 7pm Bingo 4pm - 6pm 8am - 11am Bingo 5:30 Bonanza 5:30 Shuffle Board Bonanza 5:30 KARAOKE No Dance Bingo 6:00 Tournament Bingo 6:00 8PM - Midnight (Hall Rental) 24/31 25 Happy Hour 26 MCL/40&8 27 Fried Chicken 28 VFW Post 29 Happy Hour 30 Breakfast LAVFW Bingo 4pm - 6pm Bingo Dinner Bingo 4pm - 6pm 8am - 11am Bonanza 5:00 Bonanza 5:30 5:30-6:30 Bonanza 5:30 **Pizza Bar** *Halloween Party Bingo 5:30 Bingo 6:00 Shuffle Board Bingo 6:00 5pm-7pm The Blues Slingers Tournament $5/person 8pm-midnight This Newsletter is published monthly Visit our website vfwweb- for members of Post 280 1509 Ashley, 3 com.org/mo/post280 or check in the can- Columbia, MO 65201 573-442-8413 teen for changes or updates.