Website last updated 11/15/19

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."  

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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:
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Next monthly meeting ~ Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at the VMB ~ our annual Christmas Party/Dinner! ~ social hour and celebration starts at 6:00 PM...a brief business meeting will take place in order to take care of Post business just prior to the festivities.

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    Next Sunday breakfast ~ Sunday, December 8th, 2019 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 November, 2019 meetings, ceremonies and celebrations.
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      Kew Horton, wife and "Angel" of Post member John Horton, and PPC and current Chaplain Jim Goodspeed at the Cameron Park Safeway on Saturday, November 9th doing a gracious, well dressed and charming job of manning their "Buddy Poppy" fundraiser table.  We did very well during this weekend long effort to raise money for our relief fund.  Thanks to all who participated.

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    Memorial Day weekend events - Left, Jim Wassner installing a flag and cross at the Clarksville Cemetery (Hwy 50 and Joerger Cutoff Road) on Friday, May 24th.  Right, Adjutant Dave Sauvé decorating the downtown Placerville Vietnam Memorial with roses and flags on Saturday, May 25th. 

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    Our Service Officer/Breakfast Cashier Rich Meagher reports that our 11/10/19 "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" was a huge success.  We fed 175 adults, 9 workers and 10 paid children.  Occuring the day before Veterans Day and having two Quilt of Valor presentations helped attendance.  We had plenty of help in the kitchen and dining room. Thanks to all who pitched in!


   Veterans from our kitchen, dining room staff and customers saluting Post member Steve Blackstock at his "Quilt of Valor" award at our 5/12/19 breakfast.  Left to Right: Trustee Rich Heller, Commander Bob Kinzel, Guard Glenn Lewis, Post member Bob Walsh, member Dennis Haas, Adjutant Dave Sauve, Post member Bill Vannoy and Service Office/Judge Advocate Rich Meagher.

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     Commander Kinzel opened the meeting at 7:02 PM with 25 members and two guests present.  Commander Kinzel led the flag salute and pledge of allegiance at 7:04 PM and Chaplain Jim Goodspeed read the opening prayer at 7:06 PM.  All officers were present except Guard Glenn Lewis, who was excused.  Minutes of the 10/1/19 meeting and Quartermaster Squier's report were approved.
     Service Officer Megher gave a short report on his efforts to provide firewood to a local disabled veteran, with the assistance of Victor Mansfield.  He mentioned that several other veterans in the area are in need of firewood for the winter.  Reporting as Buddy Poppy Chair, Victor Mansfield gave us an update on the plans for our Veterans Day weekend Buddy Poppy fundraising program and stressed the need for 8 more volunteers to fill open slots on his schedule.  Dick Akin updated us on the plans for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the EDC Veterans Monument.  Same program as last year.  Jim Wassner and JVC Veronica Salter volunteered to carry the Post and American Flags at the event.
       Under unfinished business, JVC Salter gave a report on her efforts to secure a caterer for the 12/3/19 Christmas celebration.  After some discussion, we moved to go with Back 40 BBQ for the food and also approved funds for a DJ to entertain us at the event.  We reimbursed Chaplain Goodspeed for his purchase of raffle prizes, also.  Commander Kinzel reported on the results of the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen essay contests.  The winners will be chosen and forwarded to District 17 this week.
     Under new business, "Doc" League gave a presentation on the needs of the EDC Food Bank, and after the subsequent discussion, Adjutant Sauvé moved to donate to the Food Bank from the relief fund and the general fund equally.
   Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé got a show of hands to staff the kitchen for the 11/10/19 Sunday breakfast.  He also asked for a couple of volunteers to help with the now annual presentation at Gold Country Retirement Community on 11/8/19.  SVC Salter and Steve Blackstock stepped up.  Adjutant Sauvé also extended an invitation from FRA Branch 275 to their Thanksgiving luncheon at the VMB on Saturday, 11/9/19.  Commander Kinzel provided an information packet regarding where and when the military used defoliants during the Vietnam war, and also pointed out information and appliation packets for jobs with the U. S. Census Bureau were available.  Chaplain Goodspeed announced that the Placerville Boys and Girls Club has requested our presence and assistance at a flag retirement and replacement ceremony on 11/13/19 at 3:00 PM.
      Adjutant Sauvé won the 50/50 attendance drawing.  JVC Salter provided the a wonderful pasta dish for the after-meeting meal, and Chaplain Goodspeed provided his 80th birthday cake for dessert!  Next meeting is the Christmas party/dinner ~ Tuesday, 12/3/19.
     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