Elaine Podnar, long time member of Post 9662 Auxiliary, presented awards to the kids at Woodside elementary. Read the cool news article on this great award! Link: http://vfw9662.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/20190517_094145-002.jpg
VFW Post 9662 Commander James Wettestad presents Auxiliary “Lifetime memberships” to longtime Clubroom and Post volunteers (left), Theresa Mann, and (right) Edie Winscott, at the Thursday evening meal at the Post on May 9th, 2019.
The Post will open on Saturday, June 22nd at 3 pm for the 3rd annual Hog Roast. There will be a free will donation meal of Roast Pork, Baked Beans and Coleslaw. So be sure to join us. See the attached flyer: Hog Roast Flyer
Join us on Saturday, September 14th for a Poker Run around central Iowa. We’ll start of Saturday morning with Breakfast and end up back at the Post for the Band Skinny Logan. Prizes for poker hands awarded. You don’t need a motorcycle to join in the fun…cars and trucks are welcome to join us. Check out the attached flyer for more details: http://vfw9662.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Poker-Run-2019.pdf
**Because the order prices have increased (and because we have been selling our flags for the same prices for the last 10 years), we must now increase the selling price of our flags effective May 1st, 2019. Checks payable to VFW Post 9662 Auxiliary. See the links on the left for individual prices or click here.
Check out this letter from the VFW National Commander, B.J. Lawrence. Next time you stop into your local Burger King, ask for the manager and share a thank you for their support of the VFW Unmet Needs program. Burger King franchise owners have generously donated more than $6 million to this vital VFW Program. Help us spread our appreciation next time you stop by.
**** Update: There are still a few remaining shifts to fill at both Hy-Vee and Goode’s Greenhouse. Please consider signing up for them on the sign-up lists at the Post. Thanks!! ****
Lee Booton has shared on the VFW Post 9662 Facebook Page that the dates have been set for the Annual Buddy Poppy Event. Mark your Calendars for May 17th and 18th with poppies to be distributed at Goode’s Greenhouse and Hy-Vee locations. The sign up sheets will be put up in the Post by the kitchen entrance so be sure to sign up to work a shift or two. Thanks for volunteering to help!!!
Lee Booton, VFW Post 9662, Buddy Poppie Chairman 2019
See the Buddy Poppy Page to learn more about the history of the Buddy Poppy! http://vfw9662.org/?page_id=643
The “Buddy”® Poppy is assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA medical facilities. Proceeds from the VFW “Buddy”® Poppy program: • Provide compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies. • Provide financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs. • Partially supports the VFW National Home for Children. www.vfw.org | www.vfwauxiliary.org
Another great tool is the Buddy Poppy Chairman’s handbook. It contains great information about the program. Check it out here
Janice Edmondson- daughter of Margaret Yori – presented a check to the VFW Auxiliary 9662 for a scholarship in her mother’s name.
Chris Cummings would like to remind everyone about the upcoming deadline for VFW Post 9662 scholarships due April 1st – only a few short weeks away! Don’t forget to pick up a scholarship form for your kiddos or you can grab one here: http://vfw9662.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Scholarship-Application.pdf
Check out this Conference in Wisconsin and Carol Holmes representation for Post 9662.