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VFW POST 3646/AUXILIARY NEWSLETTER

JULY 2018

Activities Update: Whew, it has been a very busy past 30 days. For the 4th of July we worked
the Bliss Rest Stop Safety Coffee Break in support of the Three Island Senior Center. Post
volunteers supported the community’s 4th activities by setting up a portable dance floor in the
City Park and we also had a float in the Glenns Ferry Parade.

Then later in the month we gave our usual support to the Elmore County Fair and worked several
large funeral dinners as well as our monthly Idaho Food Bank. August should be a little easier
for all.

Upcoming Activities:
Saturday, 4 August: Brent Taylor’s memorial dinner at the Fair Grounds
Tuesday, 28 August: Idaho Food Bank at the Veterans Hall.
Friday 31, August – Monday, September 2: Labor Day Weekend Safety Coffee Break.
Tuesday, 11 September: Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, 20 September: VFW/Auxiliary Potluck Supper and Meetings.

Membership: Welcome to our newest member, Chance Gennette, US Army Iraq veteran who
signed up as a life member. Our new membership year started on the first of July. The Post is
offering an “EARLY BIRD SPECIAL.” If you are a continuous member and want to save $7.00,
just mail a check for $28.00 to our Post QM John Frank at 4105 Montgomery Road, King Hill, ID
83633. The deadline for this is 1 October 2018. If you pay National directly it will cost you
$35.00. As usual our goal is to be 100% by 31 December to qualify for All-State status once
again.

Commander’s Comments: I want to thank Gary Klett who went to the VFW National
Convention in Kansas City and picked up our National Community Service Award. Last year the
Post had 457 activities with 849 members participating with a total of 5528 hours and 16,762
miles traveled. Total money donated, including mileage was $20,938. We are looking to get
more of our younger members involved. If you have some time and can help out, please let us
know.

Auxiliary: Thanks to all who supported our Post in most of the activities mentioned above. And
a special thanks to those who attended the service and helped with the memorial meal for Juanita
Parke, a lifetime member who passed away the end of June. As the President I would also like to
give my personal thanks to the members who contributed salads and desserts, and helped with
serving and cleanup for the Fair Judges Luncheon. We had many compliments and thanks from
the group. As your new auxiliary president, some of these commitments can be intimidating and I
appreciate all of your help in getting our projects done.

It is a new membership year and we will need to replace 5 or 6 members this year to maintain our
100%+ in membership. Keep a membership application with you in case the opportunity arises to
invite someone to join our great organization.

Our next meeting will be the 20th of September.

Dale Smith, Post Commander
Linda Pattison, Auxiliary President

 



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