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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 8545, Smithfield VA

Olden Days
27 June 2015

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Olden Days Color Guard 2015 in Smithfield VA

Olden Days Color Guard 2015 in Smithfield VA

Olden Days Color Guard 2015 in Smithfield VA

MEMORANDUM FROM THE POST COMMANDER:

30 June 2015

Team 8545:

Just wanted to say how extremely proud I am of everyone for all the volunteer work conducted in June! This month has been a big one, with 3 events on weekends back to back. I would like to thank all of you who sacrificed your time with dedication, hard work and long hours expended to support our Veterans and our Post. A special shout to Mayor Carter Williams and his organization and coordination for the True Value Hardware BBQ for a Local Vet. Great food and huge success! Olden Days turned out to be a win after many hours of weather watching and concerns we would be washed out...literally. Terry Rhinier's luck never ceases to amaze me as we got in a 5 hours of food sells that will help the post continue its mission. For the breakfast team, WHOAH! Keep us going!

We have three food handlers certified, Mike Ross,our Building Manager ,Robert Cress and Bobby Vincent with two more exams pending. Thanks to those who are working towards this and be sure to bring in the certificate so we can copy, file, and reimburse you for the expense.

Looking ahead: Annual district inspection 8 JUL 1700 (Eric Mallett). Officers dress for success; white shirt/tie/slacks but no coat. Meal is burger/dogs/brats and fries to celebrate our Independence Day (Belated). We have moved our post picnic to October (tentative) to get cooler weather and no bugs.

School of instruction for officers or those that would consider preparing for a position in the future is 8 AUG at Post 1115 Hillsville, Mechanicsville Post 9808 0900-1600 or at Virginia Beach Post 392, 1000-1200, followed by District 2 Meeting Lunch 1200 and Meeting at 1300.

See ya at breakfast the 11th and 25th of July.



RESPECTFULLY,

Chris Garrett
COMMANDER, VFW POST 8545
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
SMITHFIELD POST NO. 8545
P.O. Box 461
Smithfield, Virginia 23431-0461



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