VFW 10165

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   (website last updated 5/9/22)




     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, June 7th 2022.  Social hour starts at 5:00 PM in the lounge at the Veterans Memorial Building, the business meeting starts at 6:00 PM.

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Our next "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" is coming up next on Sunday, June 12th, 2022.  We had a decent turnout for the May 8th, 2022 breakfast - 110 adults and 10 children served.  Thanks to all who pitched in!  Our breakfast service starts at 7:00 AM.  Additional help is always welcome in the kitchen, starting about 5:30 AM.  Contact Len Squier IV to volunteer..

Our wonderful kitchen crew at the 1/9/22 "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" - L to R - Diswhwasher extrordinaire QM Amber Squier, Expert egg-cracker Trustee Rich Heller, Dishwasher/Rover PPC Bob Kinzel, ham and sausage guy PPC Dennis Haas, Gravy Girl and steamline assistant Lauralee Flannery, Kitchen Commander Post Surgeon Len Squier IV, Egg Chef Supreme Victor Mansfield, Steam Line Queen Cathy Kinzel and Pancake/Hash Browns Expert Bill Vannoy.

Senior Vice Commander Veronica Salter (first day on the "steam line) and husband John (a big help in the dining room bussing and clearing dishes) at our successful November 14th "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" in the Veterans Memorial Building kitchen.

The "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" dining room crew...Left to Right, Julie Sauvé. coffee & juice table; Emily Owens, server; Dave Sauvé, dining room orderly (bus boy); Hiede Poole, assistant DRO; Lauralee Baxter and Sue Young, servers.

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Post Adjutant Dave Sauvé presenting our $2,500 donation check to Sue Alverson, Development Director at the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, MI on 9/10/21

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    Our Post 10165 well represented at the dedication ceremony for the "Blue Star Memorial Byway" plaque at the EDC Veterans Memorial Building.  L to R - Service Officer Jim Goodspeed, Buddy Poppy Chairman and Post Judge Advocate Victor Mansfield, PPC Bob Kinzel, SVC Veronca Salter, Commander "Mac" McAdams, Adjutant Dave Sauvé and Steve Blackstock.

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      Commander McAdams opened the meeting at 6:03 PM with 16 members and 2 guests in attendance.  All officers were present except for  Guard Glenn Lewis and JVC Jim Wassner, excused due to illness.  Chaplain elect Al Zajec filled in as Chaplain.

          The minutes of the 4/5/22 meeting and the Treasurer's report were both approved as reported (QM report subject to audit).

         Service Officer Jim Goodspeed reported on a fundraiser and donation event sponsored and promoted by 2nd District EDC Supervisor George Tuenboo for the victims of the Caldor fire.  He explained how the program would work and how to make donations.

         Comrades ill or in distress were Chaplain Shepherd and PPC Dennis Haas.

.        Committee reports: Buddy Poppy Chairman Victor Mansfield passed around the sign-up sheet for the Memorial Day weekend fundraiser for the second time.  He also mentioned the need for volunteers to work the VMB parking lot for the EDC County fair on june 6th through 9th and passed around another sign-up sheed. Chaplain elect Zajec remembered the National Home for Children at 6:20 PM. 

       Under unfinished business Adjutant Sauvé moved to certify the results of the Post Officers election by a vote of acclamation, since there was only one nominee for each office.  Trustee Young seconded and the motion was passed uninimously.

          New business:  SO Goodspeed explained the plight of our guest, a veteran and his son, whe need help moving and disposing of a large amount of trash.  He moved to fund a donation to them to pay off El Dorado Disposal for back fees and a dumpster and the motion passed.  Adjutant Sauvé moved to provide roses and candy to moms and grandmas at oiur 5/8/22 Mothers Day breaqkfast as we have done in the past.  Trustee Heller seconded and the motion passed.  He also moved to be reimbursed for the cost of new coffee caraffes for the breakfast.  Trustee Kinzel seconded and this motion passed also..  

          Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé asked for a show of hands to staff the kitchen and dining room for the upcoming 5/8/22 Sunday breakfast and got satisfactory results.  Sue Young announced that FRA Branch 275 is cancelling their 1st Sunday breakfast.  After some discussion, it was decided that we would stick with the 2nd Sunday.  Jim Goodspeed mentioned an opportunity for a veteran to be honored at a race at the Placerville Speedway.  The Post made 100% membership for 2021-2022.

        Chaplain elect Zajec recited a closing blessing at 6:37 PM and Commander McAdams adjourned the meeting at 6:39 PM with a final flag salute.  Chaplain elect Zajec won the 50/50 attendance drawing.  Next meeting is June 7th.

                      Respectfully submitted - Dave Sauvé, Adjutant