POST NEWSLETTER

March 2021 NEWSLETTER – VFW POST 4412

 

VFW                                      AUXILLIARY                                          RIDERS GROUP

Commander – Ken Vaughan                   President – Sheila Sweatland                            Director – Jim Young

 

Sr. Vice – Bill Katilus                                    Sr. Vice – Roz Hontz                                                 Asst Director – Dale Cloutier

 

Jr. Vice – Dale Cloutier                               Jr. Vice – Tommy McCready                             Secretary – Martha Young

 

Quarter Master- Ken Malone                 Treasurer – Ann Marie Cloutier                     Treasurer – Rene Van Mensel

 

Judge Advocate – Dan Kowalewski      Secretary – Valerie Stanton                                Sgt. at Arms – Ron Clemo

 

Chaplin – Dan Kowalewski                        Chaplin – Kathy Vaughan                                     Road Captain – Ron Gardner

 

Post Adj – Mark Nelson                              Patriot Inst. – Kim Dawson                               Chaplin – Roger Carlton

 

Surgeon – Susan Putney                          Guard – Shawn Fairbanks                              

 

Service Officer – Mike Radziewicz        Conductress – Donna Mier                            

 

Officer of the Day– John Mier                 1stYr. Trustee – Linda Behrendt                   

 

1st Yr. Trustee – John Schifone               2nd Yr. Trustee – Gene Cadden                            

 

2nd Yr. Trustee – John Mier                      3rdYr. Trustee – Betsy Mort                  

 

3rd Yr. Trustee – Wayne Tuttle

 

House Committee                Canteen Manager                       Post Location

Chairman – Dale Cloutier                              Jackie Martin                                                              9734 Dick Street

                                                                                                                                                                             Hudson, FL. 34669

Members                                           Kitchen Manager                  Hours

Dale Cloutier    Danny Lewis                         Sal                                                                                     Sun – Thurs: 11P – 11P                  Bill Katilus        John Gudavich                     Hours                                                                         Fri – Sat: 11A – 1A

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

 

Commander’s Message

 

Greetings to You All,

   First off, I want to extend my thanks and gratitude for the well wishes and prayers I have received from all of you. I have really missed coming into the post and visiting with everyone and hopefully the docs will get me to where I can be more mobile soon.

   As promised, we now have new entrance doors with really neat logos installed for the post. The canteen doors are push to access if needed and the hall entrance doors will also have push to access installed within the next two weeks. This has been a priority for us to get completed and a big thank you to Dale Cloutier and Bill Katilus for getting this done.

   In addition to the doors, we have been wanting to redo the big mural on the stage wall so it has the correct logos for the VFW, Auxiliary and Riders and to also highlight that we are an All-American Post. Kudos again to Dale Cloutier and Bill Katilus for their time and hard work to get this completed.

   Our next big project is to remodel the vestibules on both entryways. The interior set of doors will be removed and the old carpet will be replaced with ceramic flooring and the walls will be redone with tongue and grooved pine. This will eliminate the hassle of a second set of doors and provide a more naturally lighted and welcoming entry to our post.

  Our goal is to make everyone proud of our post and to provide a friendly and safe environment for you to come and enjoy yourselves.

   On a different note, we will have nominations for post officers at our March membership meeting. We will then have any further nominations and then our post election at the April meeting. I would like to encourage all post members to come and participate in electing those who you want to manage our post for the next year.  

   May you all have a great month of March and I look forward to seeing and visiting with you at the post.

 

With Respect To You All,

 

Kenny Vaughan

Commander

VFW Post 4412

 

Post Website ---- VFW4412.org

Post email --- Post4412@VFWFL.org

 

 

 

 

 

   

VFW Auxiliary President’s Message

 

Hello everyone,

   What a busy month we’ve had here at 4412. At our last meeting, we honored a Young

Marine, Henry Shoep, with a $500.00 scholarship. Henry is 17 years old. He has worked hard

with college credits on top of and early completion of High school credits. Henry has reached

the current rank of Young Marine Staff Sargent and still currently volunteers for community

service at various locations. He has also enlisted in the Marine Corps. He scored 96% on his

ASVAB test, and has been given any MOS of his choice. He is set to ship out in October after

completing his associate’s degree. Thank you to all of you that participated in making Henry and his family feel welcome.

   On Feb. 13 th, the 4412 Riders had their annual Valentine’s Day poker run. What a great turn

out. The Riders and the Auxiliary worked side by side to make this event a success. Way to go

team! Our Steak Night Date Night dinner was a great success! JK Crum did a great job

entertaining everyone. We are considering having a once-a-month dinner with entertainment.

Let us know what you think.

   On Feb. 17 th, we were honored with a visit from our VFW National Commander, State Commander, and District Commander. The Post and the Auxiliary provided a wonderful lunch in their Honor.

   On March 17 th, Post 4412 will be celebrating ST. Patrick’s Day. We will be serving corned

beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and dessert for dinner. There will be music and Raffles. We

will be in need of volunteers for this event. Please watch for signup sheets on the door by the

pool table.

   Our Friday night bake sales and 50/50 are doing great! We are always looking for bakers and

volunteers. If interested please see any auxiliary officer.

   I would like to thank all of you who have volunteered you time, and those who have participated and supported our events. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

 

Proudly serving our Veterans,

 

Sheila Sweatland

 

Auxiliary President,

Riders Group Director’s Message

                                           

   What a Great Time everyone had at our Valentine’s Day Poker Run on February 13th. Baskets, Food, 50/50, Music, and more! The Embry Brothers Band did an awesome job as Always! Thank You to everyone who made it a Great Success!

 

Fort McCoy Picnic March 20th KSU@9:00AM

 

   The Fort Myers after party is March 27th, 1:00PM till???????? It will be held at Jim & Martha Young’s house. It is for ALL members of the Riders Group and ALL the folks who went on the Fort Myers Weekend Run. See me for details.

 

   We have scheduled the 3rd Annual Cedar Key Run for April 9th thru 11th. Everyone is invited! See one of the Riders for details.

 

You don’t need a Therapist if you own a Motorcycle!

 

What’s going on this month:

 

Rider’s Shotgun Bingo 1st & 3rd Friday

Fort McCoy Run on March 20th 

Fort Myers Party on March 27th

Rider’s Members Dinner/Meeting on March 17th  

 

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

 

Jim "Living The Dream” Young

Rider’s Group Director

727.243.2942

jimyoung9834@yahoo.com

Facebook = VFW4412Riders

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

Drew Elliott

Devin Fairbanks

Hector Gomez

Richard Humber

Gillyette Soffner

                     

             

 

New Auxiliary members:

Betsy Powell

  

  

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

 

 

Wednesday, March 17

We will be having a St. Patrick’s Day dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. that will consist of corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, dessert and coffee. There will also be great entertainment by Christine Wear your green and come celebrate with us!!

 

 

 

 

 

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 Boosters. Your donations are deeply appreciated. 

February 2021

Kathy Vaughan in memory of Walter Hudnall

 

September 2020

Gene and Nikki Cadden

Dale and Ann Marie Cloutier in memory of AWS1 Johnathan R. Clement US Navy

Jim (Road Dog) and Barb Faunce

Sandy Gage in loving memory of John Gage Squad 51

Roz Hontz in memory of Bill Hontz

Bill Katilus and Laura Cody

Ken Malone in memory of Carla Malone

Ken Malone in memory of Kip Humphrey

Mark Nelson

Curtis and Georgia Martin in memory of Arthur E. Martin

John and Donna Mier

Kenneth and Kathy Vaughan

Dan and Bonnie Kowalewski

John and Donna Gudavich in loving memory of John’s brother Tom Gudavich

November 2020

Pete Morales in memory of his sister Carmen

 

 

 

 

March 2021

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

1

 

  Pool League

  6:30 pm   

2

 

  House Cmte

  Business Mtg

  7 pm

 

  Karaoke 6 pm

 

 

3

 

  Bar Poker 3 pm

 

  Auxiliary

  Dinner 6 pm

  Auxiliary Mtg

           7 pm

4

 

  Euchre 1 pm

  Darts 6 pm

  Free Pool All

  Day

 

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

7

 

   Steak Shoot 4

   pm

 

8

 

  Pool League

  6:30 pm   

9

 

  Karaoke 6 pm

10

 

  Bar Poker 3 pm

 

  Membership

  Mtg 7 pm

 

 

11

 

  Euchre 1 pm

  Darts 6 pm

  Free Pool All

  Day

 

12

 

   Red Shirt 11 –

  7 pm

  Fish Fry and

  Dessert Sale

  4:30 – 7 pm

  Shotgun Bingo

  7 pm

13

 

 Free Pool Open

        to Close

 

14 Daylight Saving Begins

 

   Steak Shoot 4

   pm

 

15

 

  Pool League

  6:30 pm   

 

16

 

   House Cmte

  Planning Mtg

  7 pm

 

  Karaoke 6 pm

 

17 Saint Patrick's Day

 

 Bar Poker 3 pm

 

  Post ST. Pats  

  Party with

  corned beef

  and cabbage

  from 4-7 with

  music by

  Christine

 

  Riders Mtg 7

  p.m.

18

 

  Euchre 1 pm

  Darts 6 pm

  Free Pool All

  Day

 

19

 

   Red Shirt 11 –

  7 pm

  Fish Fry and

  Dessert Sale

  4:30 – 7 pm

  Shotgun Bingo

  7 pm 

20 Start of Spring (Spring Equinox)

 

  Ft McCoy

  Picnic starts

  at 11:30

 

 Free Pool Open

        to Close

 

  Leathernecks

  Charter Party

  From 1 to?

21

 

   Steak Shoot 4

   pm

 

22

 

  Pool League

  6:30 pm   

 

 

 

 

23

 

  Karaoke 6 pm

24

 

   Bar Poker 3 pm

 

 

25

 

  Euchre 1 pm

  Darts 6 pm

  Free Pool All

  Day

 

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

 

  Pool League

  6:30 pm   

30

 

  Karaoke 6 pm

31

 

  Bar Poker 3 pm