(website last updated 10/9/20)
WELCOME TO CAMERADO POST 10165, VFW
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 VMB 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. Social hour has been restablished and starts at 5:00 PM. The business meeing starts at 6:00 PM in the lounge at the Veterans Memorial Building. Still no meal after the meeting until restrictions and regulations are fully relaxed.
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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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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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Left to right - Chaplain Jason Shepherd, Past Post Commanders Dennis Haas, Jim Goodspeed, Bob Kinzel, Dave Sauvé and current Post Commander "Mac" McAdams after the presentation of the Past Post Commander recognition letters signed by our VFW National Commander at the 8/4/20 monthly meeting,
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MONTHLY MEETING NOTES FROM 10/6/20
Commander McAdams opened the meeting @ 6:03 PM with 16 members, two new recruits and two guests present. Commander McAdams led the flag salute nd pledge of alleginace at 6:04 PM and Service Officer Goodspeed, standing in for Chaplain Shepherd, read the opening prayer @ 6:06 PM. We recognized two VFW commorative dates: October 9th as the start of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 (Afghanistan) and October 18th as Recognition of Women in Service Day.
All officers were present except SVC Veronica Salter andTrustee Don Browne, who were excused. We introduced two newly recruited members: Paul Denny, U.S. Army veteran of the Panama incursion and Alfred Kent, U.S. Coast Guard AND U.S. Army veteran (Afghanistan). Adjutant Sauvé reviewed their DD-214s and moved to approve their membership. SO Goodpeed seconded and thew were welcomed into the Post.
Commander McAdams announced, to much acclaim and congratulations, that he would be married to Melanie Reagan on 10/10/20 in Las Vegas. SO Goodspeed subsequently presented a framed homily about marriage to Commander McAdams from the Post to mark the occasion.
Service Officer Goodspeed and Commander McAdams
Service Officer Goodspeed reported that the Patriot Riders are presenting a memorial celebration of life at the Placerville Airport at noon on 10/10/20 for a recently deceased Army LTC. All are invited to attend. SO Goodspeed also has a source for firewood for winter. Contact him if you have a need or know a veteran or veteran's family who has a need. Comrades in distress: Mike Bamber's wife Becky has been battling cancer which is now being complicated by additional medical problems. Dick Akin and Joe Young reported that Mike Day of MCL Detachment 697 is going home from the hospital tomorrow after receiving an extensive stem-cell treatment for cancer. He is improving.
Committee reports: Victor Mansfield announced that he has sign up sheets available for our Veterans Day "Buddy Poppy" fundraiser. Our dates this year will be November 7th and 8th at four Western Slope locations. See or call Victor to reserve your slot.
Remarkably, there was no "unfinished" or "new" business tendered at this meeting.
Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé read several thank you letters, including one from the Carters for our gift card in honor ot their twin boys birth and two recognitions from our National Home for Children for our extra donation, in spite of the fact that we had to "downsize" our contribution this year. SO Goodspeed made an appeal for volunteers to appear in a video production for a virtual Veterans Day ceremony being put together by the "Friends of the EDC Veterans Monument." SO Goodspeed read the closing prayer at 6:33 PM and Commander McAdams adjourned the meeting at 6:36 PM.
Dave Sauvé, Adjutant