(website last updated 5/15/19)

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, June 4th, 2019 in the lounge 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, June 9th, 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 May, 2019 meetings, ceremonies and celebrations.
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      Post 10165 member Steve Blackstock and his "Quilt of Valor" presented to him by the Freedom Quilters of California at our "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" on Sunday, Mothers Day, May 12th, 2019. Steve is a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran.  Congratulations, Steve!

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    Right, Post member Leo Springer being presented his appreciation/recognition certificate by Commander Kinzel at our 3/23/19 awards dinner and pot luck.  Left, Debbie Lewis accepting our Guard Glenn Lewis's award.  (Glenn set up the VMB dining room for the event that morning, then took ill later in the day and could not attend.)

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    Our Service Officer/Breakfast Cashier Rich Meagher reports that our 5/12/19 "Mothers Day" Sunday breakfast was an moderate success.  We fed 110 adults, 8 workers and 6 paid children.  We had plenty of help in the kitchen and dining room. Thanks to all who pitched in!


   Veterans from our kitchen, dining room staff and customers saluting Post member Steve Blackstock at his "Quilt of Valor" award at our 5/12/19 breakfast.  Left to Right: Trustee Rich Heller, Commander Bob Kinzel, Guard Glenn Lewis, Post member Bob Walsh, Member Dennis Haas, Adjutant Dave Sauve, Post member Bill Vannoy and Service Office/Judge Advocate Rich Meagher.

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      Commander Kinzel opened the business meeting in the lounge at 7:00 PM with 25 members and one guest present. Trustee Arnold Sotelo and Service Officer/Judge Advocate were excusesd, all other officers were present. 
      Buddy Poppy Chairman Victor Mansfield reported that all stations were staffed for our Memorial Day weekend fundraiser, and passed out schedules.  Honor Guard coordinator Dick Akin reported that the program for the Memorial Day ceremony at the EDC Veterans Monument will be the same as on last Veterans Day.  We got two volunteers for flag bearer and three for the 21 gun salute rifle team.  Dick reminded us to make sure our families know where our military documents are for when our final ETA approaches.
      Commander Kinzel gave us an after action report on the recent District 17 meeting - we are the best in the District at recruiting and renewing membership.  He also finalized the voting for Post officers for 2019-2020.  Officers will remain the same except Jim Goodspeed will take over as Chaplain and Donald Brown and Joe Young will be the new 2nd year and third year Trustees.
     We voted to fund 200 document bags for attendees at the upcoming September stand down and also approved a 6 month funding limit for bus passes administered by MFSG/EDVR.
    Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé asked for a show of hands for members willing to help out with installing flags and crosses on the 12 local cemeteries we service for the Memorial Day weekend. Four volunteers responded.  That project takes place on Friday, 5/24/19.  He also read the announcement of a national award to our Post member Tracey DiVita, including a large cash donation to Tracy's charitable organization, "Operation Good to Go."
   Commander Kinzel won the 50/50 attendance drawing and graciously remanded his 50% back to the Post.  After the meeting we enjoyed two delicious pizzas provided by Victor Mansfield.  Next meeting is Tuesday, June 4th.

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