POST NEWSLETTER

OCT. 2021 NEWSLETTER – VFW POST 4412

 

VFW                               AUXILLIARY                        RIDERS GROUP

Commander – Dale Cloutier               President – Sheila Sweatland                        Director – Abe Munday

 

Sr. Vice – Wayne Tuttle                       Sr. Vice – Roz Hontz                                       Asst Director – Dale Cloutier

 

Jr. Vice – Bill Katilus                             Jr. Vice – Kim Dawson                                     Secretary – Shawn Fairbanks

 

Quarter Master- Ken Malone               Treasurer – Ann Marie Cloutier                     Treasurer – Ken Vaughan

 

Judge Advocate – Wayne Tuttle         Secretary – Valerie Stanton                          Sgt. at Arms – Ron Clemo

 

Chaplin – John Clemo                          Chaplin – Kathy Vaughan                               Road Captain – Roger Carlton

 

Post Adj – Dale Cloutier                      Patriot Inst. – Laura Cody                               Chaplin – Roger Carlton

 

Surgeon – Ken Vaughan                        Guard – Shawn Fairbanks                               

 

Service Officer – Mike Radziewicz      Conductress – Donna Mier                           

 

Officer of the Day– John Mier             1st Yr. Trustee – Gene Cadden                    

 

1st Yr. Trustee – John Mier                   2nd Yr. Trustee – Deb Witt Bouffard             

 

2nd Yr. Trustee – Mike Radziewicz       3rd Yr. Trustee – Pat Jung                  

 

3rd Yr. Trustee – John Gudavich

 

House Committee         Canteen Manager            Post Location

Chairman – John Gudavich                     Jackie Martin                                               9734 Dick Street

                                                                                                                                                                             Hudson, FL. 34669

Members                                       Kitchen Manager                Hours

Dale Cloutier                                Sal                                      Sun – Thurs: 11P – 11P      

 Bill Katilus        John Gudavich                           Hours            Fri – Sat: 11A – 1A

Ken Malone     Mike Radziewicz                                              Tue -Sat 4p-8p                     PHONE                                                                                                           Sun - 4p-8p                    727-697-1602

Commander’s Message

 

Greetings to everyone,

   November is upon us and the start of our busy season, things are going to pick up around here and before you know it, we will be sharing thanksgiving dinner again. As always, the Auxiliary will be looking for donations and volunteers. See Shelia and the crew of volunteers that will be handling dinner for more information.

   As many of you know there has been a few changes to the command at our Post. After a lengthy illness Moose decided to step down as commander so he could continue his recovery and we will support Moose any way we can during his recovery.

   As Sr. Vice I have assumed the position as your post commander, which was voted on and passed by the membership at the October 13, 2021, Membership meeting. I am dedicated to maintaining a family friendly post that is committed to Veterans & Veteran’s needs, and be a service to the community to which we are a part of.

   I also want to maintain the friendships and camaraderie that we have all enjoyed in the past. Let’s put aside the petty differences and bring back the laughter that we all enjoy. Let’s show are visitors what VFW 4412 is all about.

   I would like to introduce John Gudavich as the House Committee Chairman, please join John for his first meeting November 2, 2021.

   As Commander you will find that I am in the post most mornings 0900-1400, M-F, I have an open-door policy if you need to see me for anything please feel free to stop by. The bartenders have my contact info if I am not in the office.

   We are purchasing bikes for local kids this year, we already have donations from The Membership, The Riders and a private donor. If you would like to make a donation to the bike fund, it can be given to the Bartender or you can see me in the post, and I will see that it goes to the proper account. Thank You.

   Good news Annual Members, upgrade to a life membership and we will contribute $50.00 toward your upgrade come see me and I will help you get started.

   An old saying from my days in the Navy, we would say "do you know what NAVY stands for” NEVER AGAIN VOLUTEER YOURSELF well we are not in the Navy, the VFW survives and thrives on volunteers without our volunteers we cannot do half the things we do at the Post, do your part even 1 hour can make a difference find out who is in charge of an event or activity and volunteer, it will make you feel good. :-}

   In Closing I would like to ask that we keep the men and women serving in our military in our thoughts and prayers and a safe return of all citizens abroad.

 

Sincere Regards,

 

Dale Cloutier

Commander

VFW Post 4412

 

Post Website ---- VFW4412.org

Post email --- Post4412@VFWFL.org

 

VFW Auxiliary President’s Message

 

Hello everyone,

   I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the cooler weather we’ve been having.

   In October we held a drive for the Stand Down. Thanks to all that participated and donated,

we collected a lot of clothing, shoes, towels, jackets, sleeping bags, and other personal items.

The items were delivered to Safety Town for distribution on October 23 rd . Thanks to all of your donations, we made a lot of homeless veterans very happy. On October 2 nd , we had a Traveling arts party. What a great turn out! We had so much fun painting, and visiting with friends. All the proceeds went to The National Children’s Home.

   We have a few events this month. November 11 th is Veterans Day. The auxiliary will be

hosting a breakfast/brunch to honor our Veterans. It will be free for all veterans and a guest.

We are also doing care boxes for veterans and families in need. We are expecting to help 20

families. If you know of any families that need help for the holidays, please let us know. On

November 25 th the auxiliary will be doing a Thanksgiving dinner here at 4412, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. We will be needing volunteers and donations for these events. Please keep an eye

out for the sign-up sheets; they will be posted on the bathroom door by the pool table.

   Our Friday night bake sale, 50/50, and shotgun bingo are doing very well. We are looking for

people for our dessert committee. We also need people to bake, help with sales, and run the

50/50. If you are able to help, or have any questions, please contact Katy Vaughan or myself.

   Please don’t forget to pay your auxiliary dues before December 31 st . If you know of anyone

interested in joining the auxiliary, please let us know. We are more than happy to help. I would

like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated, or participated in our events. We appreciate

all that you do to help.

 

Proudly Serving our Veterans

 

Sheila Sweatland

Auxiliary President

 

Auxiliary Chaplains Corner

 

Welcome to this new entry in our VFW newsletter. Those listed are not only our members but are our friends and our VFW family. Below is a list of those whom I have recently been notified that could use some positive thoughts and prayers.

 

Jim "Road Dog” Faunce           Jim Berendt                             John Canncey

Larry & Sherry Scott                Laura Ramondetta                    Carol Maragi

Judy Kennedy                          Diane Smith "Smitty”              Lee LeCompte

Deloris Scaggs                          Family of Robert Russell, Jr.    Kim Dawson

Vera Nikol                                John (Moose) Schifone              Family of Frederick A Roden

Tina Ebdrup/Matt Pearce

 

My prayer for

·       those that have been hospitalized – isolation of the trouble, immediate solution, successful surgery/treatment and quick/full recovery

·       those who have been/or are facing health challenges & their caregivers– patience with yourself and others, guidance, strength, wisdom (knowing your limits), taking one day at a time and rest/relaxation

·       those taking treatments –strength, courage and faith -know you are loved and you are not alone on this journey

·       those who have fallen and are hurting – that you will take the time for healing and ask others for assistance

·       those who grieving the loss of loved ones – that the precious memories that fill your mind and the love that overflows your heart bring comfort and peace in the coming days and that you will reach out to others for help

 

I know my purpose here on earth is to love and serve others. Knowing and loving you all here at VFW #4412 makes it easy. We are called to lift others up in prayer.  If you or someone you know is sick, in need, could use a helping hand or a prayer or a word of encouragement, please feel free to contact me at the number listed below.

 

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” … "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances….”

 

Blessing and peace,

Kathy Vaughan

Auxiliary Chaplain

913-486-8513

 

 

 

 

 

Riders Group Director’s Message

                                   

**In October;

     *Our donations went out to K9 Partners for Patriots and Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Home. Two great facilities that assist our Veterans in their times of need. We had a good ride to present our donation check to Mary Peter founder of the K9 Partners for Patriots.

     *Also the 4412 Post Halloween Party will be taking place on Sunday 6-10 p.m. and many Riders will be there, don't miss a good time!!

 

**In November;

    *Come to American Legion Post 335 for the Old School Biker Rodeo at 11421 Osceola Dr. in New Port Richey on November 6th, Saturday 12 pm.- 6 p.m. Bands and vendors will be there.

    *Toys for Tots Poker run will be ending / last stop, at Post 4412 on November 21st. Sunday. More information will be announced.

    *The Fort Myers pre-ride meeting will be this month and the date and time will soon be announced.

    *Thanksgiving Dinner will be served 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. on the 25th, Thursday.

 

   ****** We have a Smith and Wesson M&P 15 Semi - Auto Rifle for our gun raffle this time. See us for your ticket/s as they are only $10.00 each and going fast!!!

 

    *Rider's Shotgun Bingo is the 1st. and 3rd. Friday each month and these dates this month are the 5th and the 19th starting at 7:00 p.m., you need to show up early for 50/50 tickets.

 

    *Rider's Members Dinner and Meeting is the third Wednesday of each month; this month is on November 17th starting dinner around 6:00 p.m. with the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

 

God Bless America!!

 

Ride Safe and BE Aware

Abe Munday

4412 Rider's Group Director

(727) 514-2361

abemday51@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Post 4412 New Members

 

Please welcome the new members listed below to our family here at 4412. When you see them please introduce yourself and help us to make them feel like this is their home away from home.

 

New Post Members:

Johnny Carbajal            Stevie Carter

John Clemo                   Thomas Cook

Donald Freyberger        Cesar Gomez

John Hanenberg            Garrett Honeycutt     

Phi Ly                            Joseph Messina Jr.

Evan Sachmett              Alessia Sorgia

Castellanos Van

 

   

New Auxiliary members:

No new members in October

 

Post 4412 Canteen Specials

 

Monday

11 p.m. to 7 p.m.   Bloody Mary’s $3.00

11 p.m. to 7 p.m.    Buy 1st drink and get second drink only free when

                               wearing Post 4412 apparel or pins

 

Tuesday       

11 p.m. to 7 p.m.    Well drinks $2.50

 

Wednesday     

11 p.m. to 7 p.m.    16 oz. draft beers $1.50

 

Thursday

11 p.m. to 7 p.m.    Bucket of 5 Domestic Beers $10.00

 

Friday

11 p.m. to 7 p.m.    Miller Lite and Bud Lite bottles $2.50

                               Buy 1st drink and get second drink only free when

                               wearing Red Shirt

Post 4412 Bulletin Board

 

 

Thursday, November 11

Veterans Brunch from 9 am to 1 pm.

 

Thursday, November 25

Our annual Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings from 1 to 5 pm.

 

Monday, December 6

Our annual Bartenders Appreciation Party from 5 pm to close with music by DJ Clay. Please come and help us celebrate our great bartenders!!!

 

Sunday, December 19

Our annual Christmas Party from 1 to 5 pm with great food and great music by Monkey Bones.

 

Saturday, December 25

Our annual Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings from 1 to 5 pm.

 

Friday, December 31

Our annual New Year’s Eve Party from with food from 6 to 7 pm then fun and awesome music by the Straight Up Blues Band from 8 to 12 midnight.

 

VFW Booster Club - In the Spotlight

VFW Boosters voluntarily make donations. Donations can be in honor of or in memory of a loved one. All donations are utilized to help outset expenses in communications, newsletters, and other post needs.

Names listed below are donors name, the month, and year they last donated.  Suggested minimum donations are $10 yearly but can be given in any amount. Thank you VFW Booster! Your donations are deeply appreciated. 

 

February 2021

Kathy Vaughan in memory of Walter Hudnall

 

March 2021

Kurt Kobel

Julie Masterson in memory of Jose Morales

Peter O’Connor in memory of Carla Malone

 

October 2021

Dave and Delores Scaggs

 

November 2020

Pete Morales in memory of his sister Carmen

 

November 2021

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1

 

2  Election Day

 

  House Cmte

     Mtg 7 pm

 

  Karaoke 5 pm

 

 

3

      Auxiliary

  Dinner 6 pm

  Auxiliary Mtg

        7 pm

    Euchre 1 pm

 Bar Poker 3 pm

4

  Free Pool Open

        to Close

   Euchre 1 pm

  Karaoke 6 pm

5

  Red Shirt 11 –

        7 pm

  Fish Fry and

  Dessert Sale

   4:30 – 7 pm

  Shotgun Bingo

        7 pm

 

6

  Free Pool Open

        to Close

   Steak Night  

      4:30 pm

 

7    Daylight  

   Saving Time

           Ends

 

  Steak Shoot 4

          pm

 

8

 

9

 

  Karaoke 5 pm

10

   Membership

     Mtg 7 pm

 

    Euchre 1 pm

  Bar Poker 3 pm

11 Veterans

         Day

   Veterans Day

 Brunch from 9

    am to 1 pm

 Free Pool Open

        to Close

   Euchre 1 pm

  Karaoke 6 pm

12

  Red Shirt 11 –

        7 pm

  Fish Fry and

  Dessert Sale

  4:30 – 7 pm

  Shotgun Bingo

        7 pm

 

13

 District Mtg at

   Post 9236 in

    Hernando Beach at 11 am

 

  Free Pool Open

        to Close

 

14

 

  Steak Shoot 4

          pm

 

15

 

16

   House Cmte

     Mtg 7 pm

 

  Karaoke 5 pm

17

  Riders Dinner

         6 pm

 Riders Meeting

         7 pm

 

    Euchre 1 pm

  Bar Poker 3 pm

 

18

 Free Pool Open

        to Close

   Euchre 1 pm

  Karaoke 6 pm

19

  Red Shirt 11 –

        7 pm

  Fish Fry and

  Dessert Sale

  4:30 – 7 pm

  Shotgun Bingo

        7 pm

 

20

 

  Free Pool Open

        to Close

 

21

 

  Steak Shoot 4

          pm

 

 

22

 

23

 

  Karaoke 5 pm

24

 

     Euchre 1 pm

  Bar Poker 3 pm

 

25     

   Thanksgiving

          Day

 Thanksgiving

  Dinner 1 to 5

 Free Pool Open

        to Close

   Euchre 1 pm

  Karaoke 6 pm

 

26

  Red Shirt 11 –

        7 pm

  Fish Fry and

  Dessert Sale

  4:30 – 7 pm

  Shotgun Bingo

        7 pm

 

27

 

  Free Pool Open

        to Close

 

28

 

  Steak Shoot 4

          pm

 

 

 

29

 

30

 

  Karaoke 5 pm