VFW 10165

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   (website last updated 4/7/21)



     On this page of our website you will find news of our most recent events, announcements of upcoming events, our meeting and breakfast times and places, etc.  Check out the "About" and "Photos" pages for more information about our Post.  The "Calendar" page is now up and running; if you have anything to add to the calendar, all or email Dave Sauvé, our Post Adjutant and website administrator.

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Check out the "Communications" page for current messages from our Post Commander, Adjutant and Service Officer...check out the links at the bottom of this page for the Veterans Memorial Building calendar, VFW national HQs and EDC Veterans Affairs!

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Any member who is not on our email list and wishes to be added to the list please contact Adjutant Dave Sauvé at (530) 622-2564 or at our Post email address: vfw10165@yahoo.com

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       Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4th, 2021.  Social hour has been reinstated - 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  The business meeting starts at 6:00 PM, and we will try to provide an after-meeting repast of some sort.  We meet in the lounge of the Veterans Memorial Building.

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Sunday Breakfast - Our "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" is on hold until the June.  We intend to start up again on Sunday, June 13th, with set-up on Saturday morning, June 12th.

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     Our new (2020-2021) Camerado Post 10165, VFW Commander - Command Sergeant Major Leonard Basil "Mac" McAdams.  Mac is an Army veteran of the Vietnam, Kosovo and Afghanistan conflicts.  (Photo of all 2020-2021 Post officers on "About Us" page)

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     December 12th, 2020 - Steve Blackstock, Chaplain Jason Shepherd (Mission Commander) and Service Officer Jim Goodspeed at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery participating in the "Wreaths Across America" project.  Good job, gentlemen!

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         Commander McAdams opened the meeting at 6:02 with 22 members present.  All officers were present.  The minutes of the 3/2/21meeting were approved as published and the Quartermaster's report was approved (subject to audit) as read by QM Squier.  Both motions to approve passed unanimously.

     Service Officer Jim Goodspeed reported on the effort to procure a new storage shed for Chef Leo's supplies and equipment.  He has submitted a request to the Countyfor funding, approval and construction.  He also would like someone to replace him as honor guard coordinator, and needs volunteers for the virtual Memorial Day ceremony at the EDC Veterans Monument again.

     There were no comrades or family of comrades in distress noted,  Buddy Poppy Chair Vic Mansfield announced that our Memorial Day fundraiser dates will be May 29th and 30th.  He'll have a sign-up sheet at the next meeting..  Chaplain Shepherd rmembered our National Home for Children at 6:20 PM.

        Old business:  We conducted the second round of nominations for Post officers for 2021-2022 year and the results are as follows:  Commander - Leonard "Mac" McAdams; SVC - Veronica Salter; JVC - Jim Wassner; Quartermaster - Amber Squier; Chaplain - Jason Shephard; Three Year Trustee - Paul Denney.  SO Goodspeed moved to donate to the Upper Room and the EDC Food Bank.  After some discussion about amounts, his motion passed with a second by Lauralee Flannery and a unanimous consent vote.  

      Under new business, Adjutant Sauvé brought up the subject of reinstating our "Second Sunday Community Breakfast."  After a long discussion, it was decided to attempt to start the breakfast up again on June 13th.  SO Goodspeed moved to be reimbursed for grocery expenses for Chef Leo.  Chaplain Shepherd seconded and the motion passed unanimously.  SO Goodspeed also moved to assist a member with moving expenses.  Trustee Heller seconded and the motion passed on a majority vote.

       Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé read a thank-you note from Chef Leo and his business manager Heidi for our help in getting the mobile kitchen up and running.  SO Goodspeed brought up the possibility of a spring/summer picnic at either the Marshall Monument in Coloma or at SVC  Salter's ranch.  We decided to table that discussion until next month and to shoot for July at a date, time and place TBD.  Chaplain Shepherd read the closing prayer at 6:57 PM and Commander McAdams adjourned the meeting at 6:48 PM.  Next meeting is 5/4/21..

    Dave Sauvé, Adjutant