Newsletter - AMVETS Post 35, Inc

Way - Whitehouse Memorial
AMVETS Post 35 Inc
Amvets, Ladies Auxiliary,
Sons’, and Riders’
105 John King Road
Crestview, FL 32539
850-682-8435
www.amvetspost35fl.com
February 2015
VETERANS HELPING VETERANS
Commanders Message
Auxiliary President
Well here we are, already in the
second month of the New Year.
February promises to be fairly
busy starting with the Super Bowl
Chili cook-off on February 1st.
February is now here and before
you know it will be time for nominations of the new Board at the
April and May meetings and the
elections will happen at the May
meeting. Please check the Auxiliary #35 current By-laws for the specifics. It was adopted on May 6,
2014 and there were some changes
in areas. If you don’t have a copy,
please let the 1st Vice/Membership
Chairman, Mary Hafner, know and
she will get you a copy.
February 8th will the Quarterly
District meeting that will be held
at Post 231 in Fountain. That
same weekend starting on the 13th
some of us will be in Orlando for
the SEC.
The Golf Scholarship Committee
will be meeting soon; date TBD
but check the web page for further info. We need committee
members so if you are interested
please attend the meeting or contact me for information. This
year’s tournament should prove
again to be an outstanding success. The tournament will be on
Saturday May 9th at Blackstone
Golf Course. Check the calendar
for other events happening at the
Post and come on out and have a
good time.
Yours in Service
Craig
The Auxiliary is looking for some
members to help call bingo at the
post on the 4th Wednesday of each
month. You will having training on
how it is done and it is a great way
to help the Auxiliary out. It starts at
6:00pm and it usually takes about a
half hour to set up before it starts.
If interested, please contact me or
any other board member.
The Annual Soup and Salad Dinner
was a success. Many thanks goes to
the members who made all the wonderful soups, salads, breads and
desserts. It was great to see all the
people who came and enjoyed the
dinner.
Tickets are now on sale at the post
for the February 21st Mardi Gras
and Steak Night. The price is only
$12.00 per person and it covers
your meal and all the enjoyment
that will be going on during the
evening. There will be wonderful
entertainment starting at 8:00 pm by
the name of Paradise Bayou. The
bartenders have the tickets. Hurry
up and purchase by the 19th of Feb-
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ruary because we need a count for
purchase of the steaks. There will
also be a 50/50 and a Mardi Gras
themed basket which will be raffled
off that night. Instead of a King and
Queen being named that night there
will be a prize for the best costume.
The proceeds will go toward the
Auxiliary #35 Scholarship that we
do every year. Come out and have a
great time and help such a worthy
cause!
In March the “Sheriff” will be back
in town! Pam Sparks will be the
Sheriff and the jail will be out back.
For only $5 a person you can pay to
have your favorite person put in jail
for a short time. It was done last
year and everyone truly enjoyed it.
This great time will be on two Saturdays during this month. The 21st and
28th. It will be an evening of good
time from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Come out and enjoy the fun! The
proceeds will go to “Paws for the
Cause”.
Just a reminder that our next meeting
is Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30 pm
at the post. Hope you see you at the
meeting!
Yours in Service,
Anna Skelton
Post Officers
2013-2014
Commander
Craig Sarrasin
1st Vice Commander
Lois Flitcraft
Membership
2nd Vice Commander
Elizabeth Westby
Programs
Chairman Board of Trustees
Bill Hafner
Finance
Dave Skelton
Adjutant
Teresa White
Judge Advocate
Rick Brack
Provost Marshall
Kevin Hicks
Chaplain
Dennis Wise
Quartermaster
Vacant
Historian
Bill Hafner
PRO
Darren Cogan
Sons Coordinator
Suzy Taylor
Lounge Manager
Sherrie Scanlan
Trustees
1 Yr Member
Virgil Talbott—Earl Van Valkenburg
2 Yr Member
John Wolford — Kevin Sparagowski
3 Yr Member
Clayton White— Dennis Wise
Ladies Auxiliary
President
Anna Skelton
1st Vice President
Mary Hafner
2nd Vice President
Pam Apelskog
3rd Vice President
Pam Sparks
Secretary
Joyce Anderson
Treasurer
Jerri Devoll
Chaplain
Karen Mofford
S.E.C.
Jerri Devoll
Scholarship
Americanism
Chairman of the Board
of Trustees
Riders
No input at time of printing.
Your trustees are still
busy. Bad news: Our distributors have been slowly raising
prices for the past 8
months. Good news: we’ve
found a way to keep from raising prices. Bad news: Butt bingo is no longer being held to
compensate.
We are now having a 9-ball
tourney the 4th Saturday each
month and thank you Chris
Everman for conducting this,
first one went very well. Once
again please try to watch our
language and cooperate with the
bartenders, they have a real
tough job as it is. Thanks to all
for a great start for 2015, watch
the calendar.
Lois Flitcraft looking good for
New Years Eve
In Service,
Bill Hafner, Chairman
Tonya Bryant
Son’s Of AMVETS
Commander
Kelly Durgan
1st Vice Commander
Joel Hughes
2nd Vice Commander
Hippie Reynolds
Adjutant
Vacant
Finance
Dean Westby
Provost Marshall
Joel Givens
Judge Advocate
Jim Meager
Chaplain
Vacant
PRO
Kevin Fitzgerald
Historian
Brian Simonds
AMVET Riders
President
Robert Mofford
1st Vice President
Jim Meager
2nd Vice President
Biff Walls
Secretary
Betty Maurer
Treasurer
Vacant
Chaplain
Vacant
Sgt. at Arms
S. Anderson
Judge Advocate
Clayton White
Editor’s note: The deadline for articles in the newsletter occurs at 6:00 PM the Thursday following the
general membership meeting. Articles may be submitted before deadline if so desired. Members may
offer text content for the completion of this newsletter, but it must meet the standards of goodwill towards all members. Negative content will not be
accepted for print. Send comments pertaining to the
Newsletter directly to the Editor:
Our Bartender Suzy Taylor
Bill and Mary Hafner
[email protected]
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Way-Whitehouse Memorial AMVETS Post 35
Second Vice Commander
Programs
2014 was a good year for our Programs reporting, but I know we
can do better. I know that we get
busy and forget about it, but the
Post needs those reports! At the
General Membership meeting in
January, I asked everyone to turn
in a report on their Angel Tree
donations and other community
service they had done - and received over $6000 just from those
members present!
Think you don’t do anything that
would be reportable as a program? Think again. Have you
helped a neighbor with lawn
work? Did you take a bag of
clothing up to Goodwill? How
about dropping off some dog food
at the local shelter? Did you look
after someone’s pets while they
were on vacation? Visited an elderly person to check on them?
Gone on a benefit poker run?
Have you done anything, for anyone, without being paid to do it?
If so, you’ve got something that’s
reportable.
There are some misconceptions
about programs. The Post
doesn’t get any money from the
reports turned in. Instead, the
benefit is that our community service allows us to remain a nonprofit organization. Our reported
programs need to match or exceed the amount that the canteen
takes in – if not, we risk losing
out non-profit status.
There are many ways to report
your programs. You can do it
yourself by going online to the
AMVETS National web site. Select the Programs dropdown,
click on “Programs Reporting”,
then scroll down to the blue
“Report Your Programs”. You’ll
use your membership number and
set your own password. Once
you’ve done that select “Add
New Program Data” and put in
your information on the spreadsheet. If you’re not sure what category your report goes in, just
select “Other”. You’ll need a
brief description of what you did,
how many people did it, how
many hours it took, how many
miles you drove, the amount it
cost you and any cash you donated. Then select “Preview Data”
to make sure you don’t need to
make any changes, then “Submit
Data”.
Canteen Manager
No input at time of printing.
To AMVETS Post #35
I would like to thank my brothers
and sisters for their prompt and deliberate actions on 11 January. The
way everyone pitched in to help me
was unforgettable. Again, thanks
and I am proud to be a part of this
family.
Sincerely,
Earl VanValkenburg
If you don’t want to do the report
on line, just fill out a report form
(located in the Post) and leave it
with the bartender and I’ll take
care of the rest. Or you can just
drop me an e-mail with your information and I’ll do the rest.
Bottom line, I know that everyone
is doing so much for others. By
reporting this information you’ll
be able to help the Post. Think
about it – what did you do this
week?
Yours in Service,
Liz Westby
[email protected]
Ron Brackett & Kim Bril
From The Editor
I would like to let everyone
know that we are going to start
emailing the newsletters to members who would like one. If you
are interested in this please email
me at [email protected] In
the subject line please put Newsletter so I know what it is for. If
you do not receive one the following month, please email me
again. I am only human and
sometimes I do make mistakes.
Looking forward to your emails.
Yours in Service
Duan Marie Byrd
Craig and Marjorie
Sullivan dancing the night
away!!
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January 8 Ball Pool Tournament Winners
January 9 Ball Pool Tournament
1st place
Craig Sullivan and dale bouley
2nd place
Earl V. and norm hullinger
3rd place
Craig Sarrasin and
Suzanne scanlan
We would like to Welcome our
New Members
Thomas Wilken
Richard Nilson
Wanda Bridges
Linda Conner
Tanya Goodwin
Cathy Ramsey
Lisa Stack
Tina Weiss
Navy
Air Force
Auxiliary
Auxiliary
Auxiliary
Auxiliary
Auxiliary
Auxikiary
Welcome to our AMVETS Family
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Our 1st nine ball tournament
participants.
Congratulations to the
1st place winner
Bill Hafner
Trivia Question
First 5 people to tell the
bartender on duty the correct
answer will receive a free beer.
For two years the nation was
run by a President and Vice
President who were not
elected “By the People”.
Who were they?
Way-Whitehouse Memorial AMVETS Post 35
Commander Craig Sarrasin
with “Sparky’s Crew”
Ken “Sparky” Sparks
Craig Sarrasin and
Leroy McRae
Our Crestview Dart League team out of Amvets post 35 presented Commander
Craig Sarrasin with a first place trophy for the Second Division. Our own Ken
“Sparky” Sparks brought darts into our post with the Crestview Dart League
about 15 years ago. And it continues today. In remembrance of Sparky the team
has officially changed their name from “The Crew” to “Sparky’s Crew”. And the
1st Place Medal they earned will be hanging over “Sparky’s” picture between the
two dart boards. Congratulations to “Sparky’s Crew” on their first place win.
New Years Eve Party
John & Marcia Wolford
Michelle Brack. Jerry Devoll, and
Lorie Clark
Rick & Michelle Brack
Dale Bouley and Chris
Earl Van Valkenburg
& Carol Bleigh
Jeff & Gina Heckert
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HIGHLIGHTS!!!
Drink Specials
11:00 am to 4:00 pm Only
2/2
Well Drinks
2/3
Crown
2/4
Wine
2/5
All Bombs
2/6
Draft Pitchers
2/9
Well Drinks
2/10 Canadian Mist
2/11
Wine
2/12
Well Drinks
2/13 Long Island Iced Tea
2/16 Captain Morgan
2/17
Crown
2/18
Wine
2/19 Jager Bombs
2/20 Bacardi Rum
2/23 Well Drinks
2/24 Jack Daniels
2/25
Wine
2/26 Captain Morgan
2/27 Vegas Bombs
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3.00
2.00
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ENTERTAINMENT
Friday – February 6th
MUSIC
5:00pm – Midnight
“Open Juke Box”
Saturday – February 7th
BAND
8:00pm – Midnight
“331 South”
Friday - February 13th
DJ/Karaoke
8:00pm – Midnight
“U-R-1-2”
Saturday– February 14th
DJ/Karaoke
8:00pm – Midnight
“Steve Bowles”
Friday – February20th
MUSIC
5:00pm – Midnight
“Open Juke Box”
Saturday – February 21st
BAND
8:00pm – Midnight
“Paradise Bayou”
Friday – February 27th
DJ/Karaoke
8:00pm – Midnight
“U-R-1-2”
Saturday – February 28th
BAND
8:00pm – Midnight
“Aftermath”
Way-Whitehouse Memorial AMVETS Post 35
Way - Whitehouse Memorial
AMVETS Post 35 Inc
105 John King Road
Crestview, Fl 32539
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