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Website last updated 6/24/20

                                               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, mailing address, 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, call or e-mail 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 

   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, July 7th, 2020.  No social hour at this first meeting while still under COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations.  The abbreviated business meeting!starts right at 6:00 PM.in the lounge at the Veterans Memorial Building. No meal after the meetings until restrictions are relaxed further.

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    Sunday breakfast ~ Our Second Sunday Community Breakfast is on hold until the COVID-19  restrictions and regulations are eased.

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Check out the Calendar page for upcoming June, 2020 meetings, ceremonies and celebrations.

     Current Post officers - Rear row, left to right - Quartermaster Amber Squier, Trustee Rich Heller, Trustee Joe Young, Commander Bob Kinzel, Chaplain Jim Goodspeed, Junior Vice Commander Veronica Salter, Officer of the Day Don Johnson, Senior Vice Commander Leonard Squier III.  Front row, left to right - Adjutant Dave Sauvé, Service Officer Rich Meagher, Trustee Don Browne and Surgeon Leonard Squier IV.



  The kitchen and dining room crew at one of our recent Second Sunday Community Breakfasts saluting a "Quilts of Valor" award winner.  Left to right - Trustee Rich Heller, Commander Bob Kinzel, Guard (and "Kitchen Commander) Glenn Lewis, member Bob Walsh, member Dennis Haas, Adjutant Dave Sauvé, member Bill Vannow, Service Officer Rich Meagher.

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           Commander Kinzel opened the meeting at 6:03 PM with 19 members present.  We recognixed three VFW commemorative events; June 6th 1944 (D Day, WWII), June 14th (Flag day) , and June 25th, 1951 (Start of the Korean Conflict).  All officers were present except Trustee Don Browne and Junior Vice Commander Jim Wassner, who were excused. 
Service Officer Meagher thanked Victor Mansfield and Veronica Salter for their assistance in delivering firewood to a disabled veteran and mentioned that he had helped several homeless veterans with food, assistance with transportation and auto repairs.

     It was reported that our Comrade Bob Burrow, maker of the wonderful manzanita walking sticks, is in Kaiser hospital and will transition to a nursing home soon.  Mike Day of MCL Detachment 697 is back in the hospital with a recurrance of the cancer he has been battling.  Buddy Poppy Chairman Victor Mansfield reported a very good turnout at our none donation site (Holiday Market in Pleasant Valley) over Memorial Day weekend.  Chaplain Shepherd remembered our National Home for Children at 6:17 PM.

     Under unfinished business, Commander Kinzel noted that we had a small ceremony to honor our BSA "Scout of the Year," Eagle Scout Jacob Van Spanje on 5/28/20.  We presented Jake with two certificates and a check.  He has been accepted to the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.  We finalized our election of Post officers for the 2020-2021 year by acclamation (a unanimous vote).  

    Results of the election:  Commander - Leonard "Mac" McAdams; Senior Vice Commander - Veronica Salter; Junior Vice Commander - Jim Wassner; Quartermaster - Amber Squier; Chaplain - Jason Shepherd.  Trustees will remain the same: Don Browne, Rich Heller, Joe Young.  Appointed officers and committee chairs will remain the same.  

    Under new business, Arnold Sotello detailded his difficulties with getting his VA disability claim adjusted and improved, and Service Officer Jim Goodpeed will assist him.  Rich Meagher mentiond that the ECC Food Bank and the Upper Room had been distribuiting increased amounts of food during the COVID-19 situation and could use donations.  Much discussion ensued and we eventually moved to make donations to both, with half coming from relief fund and half from general fund, as in the past.

    Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé thanked those who participated in the flags and crosses installation project for Memorial Day weekend and Dick Akin gave a report on the very successful video recorded ceremony at the EDC Veterans Monument on 5/23/20.  Chaplain Shepherd read the closing prayer, and Commander Kinzel adjourned the meeting @ 6:56 PM. Next meeting is Tuesday, 7/7/20. 

                                                        Dave Sauvé, Adjutant