VFW 10165

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   (website last updated 12/1/21)




     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, December 7th.  This meeting will be our Christmas party, and will be held at Colina de Oro Mexican restaurant in Diamond Springs.  The event will start at 6:00 PM. 

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     Sunday Breakfast - Our 11/14 Sunday breakfast was a success.  We fed 150, and we had plenty of help in the kitchen and dining room.  Thanks to all who pitched in. Our next "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" is scheduled for Sunday,, December 12th - 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the dining room of the Veterans Memorial Building.

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.

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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 led the flag salute and pledge of allegiance and opened the meeting at 6:01 PM with 26 members and 2 guests in attendance.  Chaplain Shepherd read the opening prayer at 6:04 PM.  

      All officers were present or accounted foir, with Trustee Paul Denny excused.  We welcomed two new members to the Post, both "transfers in" from their previous Posts:  Rich Pausen, US Army Vietnam vet transferred in from Santa Clara, and William Jacobs, Jr., US Army Vietnam vet transferred in from a Post in Nebraska.

       The minutes of the 10/5/21 meeting and the Quartermaster's report by QM Squier were both approved by unanimous vote.  Service Officer Goodspeed gave a final report on the Post members affected by the Caldor fire.  Eight members and their families were evacuated, and all have been returned to their homes with the exception of Shelby Falls and wife Bev, whose home in Grizzly Flats burned to the ground.  Shelby and Bev have relocated to Auburn and are doing OK.  Jim had two requests for honor guard/flag folding teams for departed veterans, but unfortunately the dates conflicted with our "Buddy Poppy" fundraiser.  We asked him to advise the families involved to contact the appropriate service branch recruiter in Placerville to arrange a active service honor guard.

        Under Comrades ill or in distress, Al Zajek needs some legal help in working through issues with some fraudulent financial advice concerning his sale of his home in Morro Bay and move to El Dorado County.  We referred him to the EDC Veterans Service Office and EDC Senior Services for help.

      Buddy Poppy Chairman Victor Mansfield has several shifts to fill at Safeway stores in both Cameron Park and Pollock Pines for our upcoming Buddy Poppy drive - 11/11/21 through 11/13/21.

          Under new business, we reimbursed SO Goodspeed for miscellaneous expenses and made a donation to the Upper Room, via the local K of C, on JVC Jim Wassner's motion, to help with a dinner for the local Caldor fire victims.  We also brought up the issue of the Post Christmas Party, and after some discussion it was decided to have the party on our next meeting date, Tuesday, 12/7/21 at the Colina de Oro restaurant in Diamond Springs.  The event will start at 6:00 PM, and we estimated 40 to 50 members and family would attend.

         Under good of the Order, SVC Salter and JVC Wassner raised their hands to be the flag bearers for the post at the 11/11/21 Veterans Day ceremony at the EDC Veterans Monument.  Commander McAdams asked for volunteers for a rifle salute team for that event, and Dennis Haas and Bob Kinzel raised their hands. Adjutant Sauvé will contact Don Morgan of VFW Post 2680 to help fill out the team.  We got enough hands raised to staff the kitchen and dining room for our 11/14/21 breakfast, and SVC Salter volunteered to work the 'steam line' to fill the vacancy left by Debbie Lewis having gone on the DL for a while.  Adjutant Sauvé read a thank you letter from the Veterans Gold Program regarding our recent donation, and mentioned that the Post had recently successfully passed the yearly inspection by District 17 and also hosted a "School of Instruction" for the District on 10/30/21.  He will make sure flags and belts are available for the flag bearers on 11/11/21 and reminded all that Applebee's restaurant in Cameron Park will provide a free meal for all veterans on 11/11/21.

        Chaplain Shepherd read the closing prayer at 6:45 PM. and Commander McAdams adjourned the meeting at 6:47 PM..  Our next meeting will be the Post Christmas Party at Colina de Oro restaurant at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, 12/7/21. Omer Rorrer won the 50-50 attendance drawing.


    Dave Sauvé, Adjutant