(website last updated 2/16/19)

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:  vfw10165@yahoo.com
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Next monthly meeting ~ Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at the VMB ~ social hour starts at 6:00 PM...business meeting starts at 7:00 PM

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    Next Sunday breakfast ~ Sunday, March 10th, 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 February, 2019 meetings, ceremonies and celebrations.
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      Our Junior Vice Commander Veronica Salter proudly stands with her "Quilt of Valor" that was presented to her by the Freedom Quilters of California at our January 13th Second Sunday Community Breakfast.  Congratulations, Veronica!

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    Left to right, Adjutant Dave Sauvé, MFSG CEO Julie Leconte and Post Commander Bob Kinzel with their certificates of appreciation presented at the 12/1/18 8th Annual "Spirit of Veterans Day" ceremony at the Roseville Memorial Veterans Hall.  These certificates of appreciation and recognition were presented by the California Legislature for outstanding service and assistance to Northern California veterans in the past year.  (photo by Julie Sauvé)

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    Our Service Officer/Breakfast Cashier Rich Meagher reports that our  2/10/19 Sunday breakfast was a moderate success.  We fed 111 adults, 10 workers and two paid children.  Attendance was diminished a bit by some inclement weather (low snow) but we prevailed and did pretty well considering the circumstances. Thanks to all who pitched in!


   Veterans from our kitchen, dining room staff and customers saluting the recipient of a "Quilt of Valor" at our 8/12/18 breakfast.  Left to Right: VFW Post 10165 members Bill Vannoy, Trustee Rich Heller, Commander Bob Kinzel, Adjutant Dave Sauvé, Sal Giganté, Guard Glenn Lewis, Bob Walsh, Service Officer Rich Meagher and Trustee Dennis Haas.

(photo by Terry Ogino of "Quilts of Valor) 

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      Commander Kinzel opened the business meeting in the lounge at 7:04 PM.  Officers  SVC Squier III, Trustees Haas and Haller, Guard Lewis and S.O./Judge Advocate Meagher were excused due to inclement weather.  
      Buddy Poppy Chairman Victor Mansfield reported that he will be ordering poppies for the Memorial Day weekend fundraiser.  Dick Akin gave a report on the fortunate lack of funerals and ceremonies in January.
      Commander Kinzel mentioned that the Post had procured more EDC Transit passes for needy veterans to be administered through EDVR.  We voted on and approved donations to Tracey Divita's "Good to Go" non-profit that provides supplies for homeless veterans, and we also voted to reimburse the Squier family for expenses they have incurred in purchasing supplies for our Sunday breakfasts over the last few months.  Jim Goodspeed brought up an idea to get grade school and junior high school students involved in helping the Post place flags and crosses on veterans graves in local cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend as a way to improve their appreciation of the sacrifices and service of the armed services.  We will have a pot luck dinner/award ceremony on Saturday, March 23rd to honor the individuals and community service organizations who will be receiving our appreciation certificates.  We need more nominations for certificates before the March 5th monthly meeting!
    Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé got a show of hands of members willing to staff the kitchen for our upcoming 2/10/19 breakfast.  Jim Goodspeed mentioned an air ambulance service available to Post members that we will hear more about at the March 5th meeting.  JVC Veronica Salter won the 50/50 attendance drawing.  After the meeting we enjoyed three excellent take-n-bake pizzas provided by Tom Allison.  Next meeting is Tuesday, March 5th.

Dave Sauvé, Adjutant 

     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