VFW Post 2150 – The Lone Star Post

Monthly Newsletter

October 2018

Commander's Corner

Greeting Comrades,

It’s time to talk membership, Several posts have reached 100% renewals. We are at 77% and need 75 annual members to reach 100%. If your membership is up for renewal or expired, please contact Gary or myself.

The next 3 months will be very busy, we have our monthly meeting 10/8 at 6:30. Prior to that we will have a VPR Ceremony for Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.  10/12, we will have a live band playing, 10/13 is RatOctober is at the Tupps Brewery. We will set up a membership booth starting at 9am. Volunteers welcome.  10/14, is our annual tailgate party at the post. If you are interested in entering the food contest, please contact Elke. 10/15 we will be holding another Toys For Tots planning meeting at 7pm.

10/16 we will hold our first golf tournament planning meeting, this also starts at 7pm.  Our next golf tournament is scheduled for 5/20/19.  On 10/17 we will hold another VPR Ceremony, this time to salute The Women in the Military, at 6pm. 10/26, at 8pm is our annual Halloween Party, prizes will be given for the best costumes. 10/27 we host The Harley Davidson of Dallas Toys For Tots motorcycle ride.  Volunteers needed at the post by 10am. We will be cooking hamburgers for the ride. This is not our big Toys For Tots ride. The main ride will be on 12/1.

We’ve been invited to the McKinney Public Library to hand out Buddy Poppies on November 4th.  They have a former Air Force Special Forces Veteran speaking.  We need a count of who can go.  Unfortunately, this is the same day as our Dist. Meeting. Last, we have been invited back to the Imagine International Academy on 11/4. Last year we had the students to ask questions from Veterans.  We need a count volunteers.

Sincerely,

Jim “Nick” Nichols,
Commander

Auxiliary Corner

Hi Auxiliary members,

Happy Fall Ya’ll! This is the start of our busy season. First, is our 3rd Annual Tailgate Party on 10/14.  Cowboys vs. Jacksonville at 3:25.  Tailgaters will be judged on best tailgate food, best tailgate décor and best tailgate costume. Set up time is 12pm, 1pm eat and vote.  Winners announced at 3pm. The cost is $10/person to eat, judge and party! If you’re interested in being a Tailgater a signup sheet will be on the bulletin board in the back hallway. Detailed info regarding setup will be on the bulletin board.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards Bonham Vets visit on 12/16.

Next is the Harley Davidson Toys for Tots practice ride is 10/27 from 10-2pm.  We will need help to set up kitchen and serve. We are collecting Coupons for Troops.  Many military families rely on donated coupons to help offset the expense of living overseas.  ONLY manufacturers coupons will be accepted.  You can even bring in expired coupons! The most important coupons our troops need are for food supplies, baby supplies and common household goods. Just bring in your coupons, no need to cut them, to the post and leave them with bartenders. This is an ongoing event all year.

Our next meeting is 10/8,6:30pm.  I would love to see you!

Elke Nutterfieldt

Entertainment & Cooking Schedule

Karaoke Night
Randy, Mark, & Volunteers Cooking

Karaoke Night
MG Riders Cooking

Karaoke Night
FISH FRY
Todd, Tobi, Almeta, Nick, Dave, Dale, Howie, & Michael Cooking

Karaoke Night
Dale, Michael, Cheryl, and Wes Cooking

Other Post Information

Price Updates (effective May 1st)

Steak Platters – $18 (Every Friday Other than Catfish Night)

All-U-Can-Eat Catfish Dinner $12 (3rd Friday of each Month)

Saving Coupons for Veterans Families

We have been asked to save coupons from our newspaper inserts, etc., to be distributed to families of current and former veterans.  It would help if you can cut them out, but if not, just bring in the entire insert.  Give them to the person working the cantina.  Please contact Tobi Viles for additional information.

Monthly Post Meetings

Monthly Post Meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 PM.  Following the meeting, members may purchase a hamburger and fries for $3.  

Community Service Reports

Please report all community service activities to Jonathan Pruitt for input into the VFW State website to ensure the Post receives proper credit.  You can e-mail all the pertinent details to info@vfwpost2150.org or bring them to the monthly post meetings.  If you have any questions, contact Jonathan by email or phone (931) 980-5100.

New Members

Welcome new and transferred members.  We are pleased you have chosen The Lone Star Post 2150 as your home post.

October 2018 Calendar

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