May Newsletter

Roland Holland - 5/1/2022

Good morning, Comrades

Family Day Fish Fry May 14th need ideas and Volunteers "RSVP" for our headcountBut all are invited.

All new joining members we will need a copy of your DD214 for our records, arrive @6:30 if possible.

VFW Post has an Auxiliary that meets same time and location as the VFW, so bring your Spouse if she or he wishes to be part of the Auxiliary.

Past Events:

--TSC April 2nd Thanks Membership and Auxiliary

--Rincon Spring Fling was successful, Thank you Members and Auxiliary

--Sat April 16th Old Effingham Days at The Old Jail House Museum, Thank you Members and Auxiliary

Upcoming Events:

-- Wed. May 4th 6:00pm @ Cafeteria, Presentation of VFW Certificate and Ribbon to JROTC Cadet of the Year S. Effingham County HS School if you wish to attend

--Thurs May 5th Bring your Raffle ticket money to the meeting for the Drawing won't be too late to Buy a few, Thank you for selling tickets

-- Sat. May 7th VFW Day of Service, Projects discussion, @ United Way Bldg., need Volunteers bring gloves Clippers, rake

--Thurs. May 12th 9:00am. Assist Exchange Club with Rincon Elementary School Event, more to follow

--Sat May 14th, VFW Fish Fry, Ebenezer Retreat Center, Discuss Who, What When, and Celebrate Mr. Sapp's 100-year Birthday (Friday May 20th) and Marcus Smith both WWII Veterans

--Sat. May 21st, 9:00 -2:00 VFW Post establish a Veterans Information Table in front of Walmart, need Volunteers Celebrate Armed Forces Day

--Sat. May 28th, 9:00 -1:00 VFW Post establish a Veterans Information Table in front of Sam's Club

--Sat. May 28th, 9:00 10:30, Post Flags on Veterans Graves @ Memorial Gardens Springfield, bring a long screwdriver for pilot hole

--Mon. May 30th, 6:00 Memorial Day Event @ Veterans Park Springfield Ga.   

Key Information to use and pass-on:

Joe Wilcox is our computer person has worked very hard to improve our Web Site. Review it learn about Benefits, Recruiting, VFW Programs, and the Sponsors that Support your VFW Post.

You can also find all this information on our webpage.

If you want to become a Life Member talk to Lenny, Thank you

Meeting Minutes conducted on Mar 3rd 7:00 @ the United Way Bldg

19:00 Commander Opens meeting with 27 members present; Commander Post the Colors; Chaplain has Opening Prayer; Commander leads Pledge to The Flag; we have a guest speaker from Operation Patriots FOB, from Ridgeland South Carolina. "Joe McNamara" they are a Veterans Organization, they have 238 acres they use for various recreational activities for Veterans and their family, everyone was invited to check the facilities out, their web site is;  Officer of The Day secures the meeting room Adjutant has roll call of Officers with all present or accounted for;   minutes of previous meeting are read, corrected, and accepted;;  Quartermaster report is read, verified, and accepted Comrade Bennett was very appreciative of the monetary donation The Post gave his family but he returned it with a Thank you ;  The Post welcomed one new member "Cedric Beeman" Welcome aboard"  a motion was made and carried to make a donation of $200 for storm relief to victims of storm in Bryan County, Comrade Presnell has web site if anyone would like to make personal donations;  The Service Officer report was read and accepted-it was noted that he attended Service Officer training;  motion was made by The Adjutant and carried by the Post to accept The Platform of new Officers for the coming year;  they will be sworn in at next meeting;  continue selling raffle tickets  they need to be turned by 5 May;  one new member needs to turn in his DD214 before being sworn in;  need volunteers to man table at Rincon Spring Fling from 8 Apr thru 17 Apr.  Olde Effingham Days will be 16 Apr starting at 10:00 hrs. We need volunteers to man table; Vidalia Onion Festival and Air Show is 23Apr for anyone interested tickets are $15; The District Meeting is 30Apr in Hawkinsville, meet at Rincon Walmart at 09:300 hrs.  The presentation of JROTC Award is 9Apr at The Career Academy on Hwy 21; 4 May will be Award Day for South Effingham JROTC; 7 May will be cleanup day at The United Way start time  08:00 hrs.  Quartermaster has magnetic VFW signs to display on vehicles.  Chaplain has Closing Prayer; Commander Retires The Colors; Comrade Hancock won the 50/50 raffle; 20;05 meeting is adjourned The Adjutant Richard Dickey

Thank You for Your Service, each and every Day, Have you called a Battle Buddy to see how they are doing?

See You at Our meeting, May 5th 7:00 @ the United Way Bldg.