(website last updated 7/8/18)

Welcome to VFW Camerado Post 10165

  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 place (and map), mailing address, etc.  Check out the "About," "Officers," 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, call or e-mail Dave Sauvé, our Post Adjutant and website administrator.  If you're interested in joining the VFW, click on "Join Us."  Check out a new page ~ "Quilts of Valor" ~ added on 7/13/17!

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    Interested in joining our Post?  Or have a spouse interested in joining a VFW Auxiliary?  Go to the "Join Us" page for a special offer!!!

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 Check out the "Communications" page for current messages from our Post Commander, Adjutant and Service Officer as well as meeting notes from the most recent Veterans Memorial Building Council meeting
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   Any member who is not on our e-mail list and wishes to be added to the list please contact Adjutant Dave Sauvé at (530) 622-2564 or at our Post e-mail address:  vfw10165@yahoo.com
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Next monthly meeting ~ Tuesday, August 7th ~ social hour starts at 6:00 PM,  business meeting begins at 7:00 PM

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    Next Sunday breakfast ~ Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at the VMB ~ 7:00 AM start.  Call Kitchen Commander Len Squier IV (647-2547) to help.

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Check out the Calendar page and the "Adjutant's Corner" on the Communications page for upcoming July, 2018 events, meetings, and celebrations.
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Above, we decorated the Placerville Vietnam Memorial with flowers and flags.  Right, we participated in the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument.  Far left in the picture, Adjutant Dave Sauvé (called the commands), next to Dave, Lenny "Mac" MacAdams, and on the far right, our Senior Vice Commander Bob Kinzel (riflemen).  Also at the Monument ceremony, Commander Jim Goodspeed (led the pledge of allegiance), Jim Wassner and Rich Meagher (Post and American flag bearers).  See the Calendar page and below for more Memorial Day weekend participation, events and photos.

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    Our Trustee/Breakfast Cashier Rich Meagher reports that our July 8th Sunday breakfast was a success.  We fed 115 customers, 10 workers and 1 paid child.  Thanks to all who pitched in!

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                      Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 monthly meeting recap
      Before the business meeting we enjoyed a delicious BBQ dinner of baby back ribs, red potato salad, beans with apple pie for desert.  Commander Goodspeed grilled the ribs, and big thanks to Glenn and Debbie Lewis and Charlie and Sharon Rose for the dining room set-up and major kitchen work
    We had 17 members and approximately 25 guests at the meeting, including four new potential members.  OOD Johnson, Trustee Heller, SVC elect Squier and JVC elect Salter were excused.  We got a report from Surgeon Squier on the health and recovery of SVC elect Squier who had suffered a heart attack and is now recovering at home.  The services for departed comrade Gerald Luekfeld will be at St. Patrick's church at 10:30 AM on 7/11/18.
    Under unfinised business we voted to make our annual extra donation to the VFW National Home for Children (I will deliver the check in person 8/2/18) and to reimburse SO Meagher for expenses involved in assisting two local veterans.  We also reimbursed Commander Goodspeed for the BBQ dinner expenses.  Jim Wassner reminded us of the "Military Appreciation Night" at the fairgrounds (8/4/18) and gave us the details.  We need a few more members to help out at an info/recruiting table
     Under new business, I had the honor of conducting the installation ceremony for the Post officers elected to serve the 2018-2019 term.  The gavel, Post charter, VFW manual and keys to the Veterans Memorial Building were turned over to new Post Commander Bob Kinzel, a bronze star decorated U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam war.  (see photos on the right and on the "Officers" page)
    Our next meeting is 8/7/18.
    For complete "official" minutes of our monthly meetings, contact me at the Post e-mail address listed on the "Communications" page, or call me, and I will send the complete minutes to you as an e-mail attachment.  We do not put dollar amounts of our donations and financial transactions on these website postings in the interest of privacy.
Dave Sauvé, Adjutant