(website last updated 4/19/18)

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."  Check out a new page ~ "Quilts of Valor" ~ added on 7/13/17!

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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, May 1st ~ Social hour starts at 6:00 PM, business meeting at 7:00 PM
    Next Sunday breakfast ~ Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at the VMB ~ 7:00 AM start.  Call Kitchen Commander Dennis Haas (644-5978) to help.

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Check out the Calendar page and the "Adjutant's Corner" on the Communications page for upcoming April, 2018 events, meetings, and celebrations.
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     I recently asked for more contributions to this website ~ so here's a patriotic shot of our soon-to-be Junior Vice Commander Veronica Salter - United States Army (retired) veteran who served in the Vietnam era and the Global War on Terrorism (GITMO and Germany).  She also occasionally serves the Post (extremely well!) as entertainment director.  Thanks, Veronica!

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    Our Trustee/Breakfast Cashier Rich Meagher reports that our April 8th Sunday breakfast was a huge success.  We fed 177 customers, 8 workers and 8 paid children.  The breakfast attendance was enhanced by beautiful spring weather after a several days of wet stormy weather, and a "Quilts of Valor" presentation to a WWII veteran.  Thanks to all those who stepped up and helped out in the kitchen and dining room!

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                      Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 monthly meeting recap
      We had a turnout of 22 members and two guests at the meeting.  Commander Goodspeed opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.  All officers were present except for Trustee Logan, who was excused. 
     The minutes of the March 6th, 2018 monthly meeting and QM Amber Squier's Quartermaster's report were approved.  Service Officer/Trustee Meagher presented an invoice for expenses for the party for Barry Callenberger and was reimbursed.
      Under unfinished business, we again nominated Post officers for the 2018/2019 year: Commander, Bob Kinzel; SVC, Leonard Squier III; JVC, Veronica Salter; Quartermaster; Amber Squier; Chaplain, Pete Comerford; 1 year Trustee; Dennis Haas; Surgeon, Leonard Squier IV; Judge Advocate, Rich Meagher.  The nominations were closed and the new slate of officers, as listed above, were elected by acclamation. Adjutant and past Post Commander Sauvé will install the new officers at our July monthly meeting, which we voted to move back to July 10th to avoid the Independence Day holiday. Leonard "Mac" McAdams is our representative at the Department of California state convention in Bakersfield on June 7th through 10th.  Commander Goodspeed read from a proposed flyer advertising a "Day of Discovery" workshop to be put on by the Post on 9/15/18 at the VMB to assist homeless veterans.  Much discussion ensued regarding other programs benefiting spouses and partners of veterans.  
        Under new business, we had plenty of hands raised to staff the kitchen and dining room for our (4/8/18) Sunday breakfast.
     Under Good of the Order, we briefly discussed our policy on feeding needy and/or homeless people, especially veterans, at our Sunday breakfasts.  Commander Goodspeed adjourned the meeting at 7:44 PM. We enjoyed hams and lima beans provided by Dennis Haas with crescent rolls from Adjutant Sauvé after the meeting and John Horton's wife Kew won the 50/50 attendance drawing.  Next meeting is 5/1/18.
    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