Website last updated 9/19/19

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:
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Next monthly meeting ~ Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 in the lounge at the VMB ~ social hour starts at 6:00 meeting starts at 7:00 PM

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    Next Sunday breakfast ~ Sunday, October 6th, 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 September, 2019 meetings, ceremonies and celebrations.
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      Post 10165 member John Horton, with wife Kew, adorned with John's "Quilt of Valor" presented to him by the Freedom Quilters of Northern California at our "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" on Sunday, July 14th, 2019. John is a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran.  Congratulations, John!

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    Memorial Day weekend events - Left, Jim Wassner installing a flag and cross at the Clarksville Cemetery (Hwy 50 and Joerger Cutoff Road) on Friday, May 24th.  Right, Adjutant Dave Sauvé decorating the downtown Placerville Vietnam Memorial with roses and flags on Saturday, May 25th. 

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    Our Service Officer/Breakfast Cashier Rich Meagher reports that our 9/8/19 "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" was an outstanding success.  We fed 147 adults, 9 workers and numerous 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 meeting at 7:00 PM with 20 members present.  Commander Kinzel led the flag salute and pledge of allegiance at 7:02 PM and  Chaplain Jim Goodspeed read the opening prayer at 7:04 PM.  All officers were present except Junior Vice Commander Veronica Salter and Trustees Browne and Heller, who were all excused. Minutes of the 8/6/19 meeting and Quartermaster Squier's report were approved.
   Service Officer Megher gave a short report on his efforts with the Fire Safe Council and passed around information on the 1919 Hwy 50 Convoy that is being celebrated and recreated this fall.  
    Under unfinished business, Chaplain Goodspeed gave us an update on the plans for the upcoming 9/28/19 Stand Down to be held at the VMB and reported that the tote bags that the Post had authorized to have made up for the event had been completed, with our logo and website on the bags.  Adjutant Sauvé will man a recruiting table at the event and several hands were raised to assist him.  Commander Kinzel asked for more volunteers to help with the Hwy 50 Military Vehicle Preservation Society event (9/12/19) that we are providing dinner for.  He also mentioned that the Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy student essay competition is underway for the 2019 year.  
     Under new business, Adjutant Sauvé asked for a motion to upgrade our annual extra contribution to the VFW National Home for Children to Gold Donor status.  Motion was made by Mac McAdams and seconded by Dennis Haas, then passed unanimously.  Chaplain Goodspeed said that the Boys and Girls club had requested an honor guard for a flag raising ceremony and that they would assist us with flags and crosses next Memorial Day at the local cemeteries.  
   Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé got a show of hands to staff the kitchen for the 9/8/19 Sunday breakfast.  Commander Kinzel announced that District 17 is offering an Italian dinner at VFW Post 67 on Stockton Blvd 9/21/19.  Tickets available.  Chaplain Goodspeed offered DVDs of "Victory at Sea" to possibly be shown after or prior to future meetings.  Commander Kinzel offered his compelling book "The Toll it Took" for Post members to read and return to the Post library.  
  Commander Kinzel volunteered to provide and after meeting repast for the 10/1/19 monthly meeting.  Steve Blackstock won the 50/50 attendance drawing.   Post Surgeon Len Squier IV provided us with a wonderful sausage, potato, onion and peppers stew with bread for our after meeting meal.  Thanks, Len!  And thanks to those who provided the cookies and goodies for dessert.  Next meeting is Tuesday, 10/1/19.
     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