VFW 10165

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   (website last updated 10/10/21)




     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, November 2nd.  Social hour starts at 5:00 PM, business meeting starts at 6:00 PM.  We meet in the lounge at the Veterans Memorial Building.

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     Sunday Breakfast - Our 10/10 Sunday breakfast was a success.  We fed 121, 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,, November 14th - 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the dining room of the Veterans Memorial Building.

Commander McAdams and wife Melanie (4th and 5th from left) and friends enjoying the 8/1/21 "First Sunday Community Breakfast" put on by FRA Branch 275

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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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      Junior Vice Commander Jim Wassner was called upon to chair the meeting due to Commander McAdams being out of town on a secret mission and Senior Vice Commander Salter having experienced and unfortunate incident earlier in the day involving one of her horses and the force of gravity.

       JVC Wassner led the flag salute and pledge of allegiance and opened the meeting at 6:09 PM with 24 in attendance.  Chaplain Shepherd read the opening prayer at 6:11 PM.  

      All officers were present or accounted for, with Commander McAdams, SVC Salter, Trustee Denny and Service Officer Goodspeed absent and excused.  We had one guest; Scott White. who was observing the meeting with the possibility of joining the Post.  He is a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts while serving with both the U.S. Army and U.S.A.F. 

       The minutes of the 8/3/21 meeting and the Quartermaster's report by QM Squier were both approved by unanimous vote.  Service Officer Goodspeed sent an email that detailed how the Caldor fire had affected several of our Comrades and their families.  We learned that life member Shelby Falls and wife Bev had been burned out of their home in Grizzly Flats.  They have landed on their feet, relocating to Auburn and adequately covered by insurance.  

       Under Comrades ill or in distress, SVC Salter could use a card or call.

      Buddy Poppy Chairman Victor Mansfield passed around sign-up sheets for the upcoming Veterans Day fundriaser event.  We will be soliciting donations at the Cameron Park and Pollock Pines Safeway stores and at High Hill Ranch.  Call Vic if you have not signed up yet and would like to take a shift or two at one of these venues - (925) 783-7130.

     No unfinished business was tendered.  Under new business, Adjutant Sauvé moved to be reimbursed for advertising expenses regarding the return of our breakfast after having to cancel the September breakfast due to the VMB parking lot being commandeered by CalFire and USFS for their incident command center for the Caldor fire.  Vic Mansfield seconded and the motion passed unanimously.  Chaplain Shepherd moved to sponsor a golfer at the Mather Veterans Golf Program.  After some discussion, the motion was upgraded to sponsor four golfers.  Adjutant Sauvé seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

       Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé showed off our "Silver Award" plaque for our 2020 donation to the National Home for Children and described his visit there in September to hand-deliver our latest donation check, which will put us back in the "Gold" donator category.  We had plenty of hands raised to staff our upcoming 10/10/21 Sunday breakfast.  Chaplain Shepherd read the closing prayer at 6:42 PM and JVC Wassner adjourned the meeting at 6:42 PM..  Our next meeting is 11/2/21.  Chaplain Shepherd won the 50-50 attendance drawing.


    Dave Sauvé, Adjutant