(website last updated 5/13/21)
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 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: email@example.com
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Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June1st, 2021. Social hour has been reinstated - 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM. The business meeting starts at 6:00 PM, and we will try to provide an after-meeting repast of some sort. We meet in the lounge of the Veterans Memorial Building.
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Sunday Breakfast - Our "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" is on hold until July. We intend to start up again on Sunday, July 11th, with set-up on Saturday morning, July 10th.
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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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December 12th, 2020 - Steve Blackstock, Chaplain Jason Shepherd (Mission Commander) and Service Officer Jim Goodspeed at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery participating in the "Wreaths Across America" project. Good job, gentlemen!
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MONTHLY MEETING NOTES FROM 5/4/21
Commander McAdams opened the meeting at 6:02 with 18 members, 5 guests and one new member present. All officers were present except Trustee Joe Young, JA Rich Meagher and Chaplain Jason Shepherd. SO Jim Goodspeed filled in as Chaplain. The minutes of the 4/6/21meeting were approved as published and the Quartermaster's report was approved (subject to audit) as read by QM Squier. Both motions to approve passed unanimously.
New member Gary Ferguson was introduced. He transferred in from the Orangevale VFW Post. He is a U. S. Army Vietnam veteran who earned a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, the CIB and two Purple Hearts. Adjutant Sauvé moved and Victor Mansfield seconded to welcome him to the Post. Passed unanimously.
We welcomed three special guests, including Commander McAdams spouse Melanie Reagan, who presented the Post with a generous donation check from the Colonel Renee Rubin Foundation to help get out monthly breakfast back functioning. An additional donation from the Foundation will be forthcoming in the near future. The contingent and the donations wre very well received by the Post.
Service Officer Goodspeed reported on the effort to procure a new storage shed for Chef Leo's supplies and equipment. He has submitted a request to the County for funding, approval and construction. He mentioned that the Georgetown VFW Post needs three flag-folders for a memorial in Georgetown on 5/15/21 at noon. Hands were raised and problem solved. Jim also mentioned that the casting and filming for the Memorial Day ceremony at the EDC Veterans Monument has been set for 5/22/21.
There were no comrades or family of comrades in distress noted, Buddy Poppy Chair Vic Mansfield announced that our Memorial Day fundraiser dates will be May 29th and 30th. He passsed around a sign-up sheet and let us know that the Pollock Pines Safeway is still in flux for the fundraiser. SO Goodspeed rmembered our National Home for Children at 6:25 PM.
Old business: SO Goodspeed offered the possibility of a Post summer picnic at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park Monument on Saturday, 7/17/21 at 1:00 PM and added the possibility of Chef Leo catering or cooking for the event. Approved by acclamation without a vote. He also mentioned that deceased member Bob Burrow's family requested our presence and participation in a memorial service (without rifle salute) in Hope Valley. We would meet at the intersections of Hwys 88 & 89 at 1:30 PM. We will need some volunteers for a flag folding and bugle salute. More on thei event forthcoming.
Under new business, the subject of reinstating our Second Sunday Community Breakfast came up and after some discussion it was decided to wait until July 11th to restart the monthly event. SO Goodspeed moved to be reimbursed for groceries he purchased for Chef Leo's "No Vet goes Hungry" program. Secretary Sauvé seconded and motion passed. He also mentioned that a needy veteran in Camino needed old tires removed from her property. Trustee elect Paul Denney mentioned that there was a free tire disposal program currently happening and after some discussion, problem solved. SO Goodspeed and JA Meagher will attend to it.
Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé read a thank-you note from the Upper Room for our recent donation to them. He also expressed the need for three volunteers to help with distribution and installation of flags and crosses at the 11 local cemeteries we service on Thursday, 6/27/21. SVC Salter, Steve Blackstock and PPC Kinzel responded. He also mentioned the installation ceremony for the Blue Star Memorial Byway plaque on the front of the VMB scheduled for 10:00 AM on Firday, 6/28/21. All are invited. SO Goodspeed read the closing prayer at 6:55 PM and Commander McAdams adjourned the meeting at 6:57 PM. Next meeting is 6/1/21..
Dave Sauvé, Adjutant