(website last updated 10/17/18)

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 our newest 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, November 6th ~ social hour starts at 6:00 PM,  business meeting begins at 7:00 PM

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    Next Sunday breakfast ~ Sunday, November 11th, 2018 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 October, 2018 events, meetings, and celebrations.
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    Adjutant Dave Sauvé and Post Commander Bob Kinzel manning our "recruiting table" at the September 15, 2018 "Day of Discovery" at the Veterans Memorial Building.  The event was co-sponsored by the Post and the EDC Veterans Service Office.  It was well attended and we did recruit 5 new members. 

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    Our Trustee/Breakfast Cashier Rich Meagher reports that our October 14th Sunday breakfast was somewhat of a success.  We fed 106 customers, 8 workers and 7 paid children.  Attendance was enhanced by a "Quilt of Valor" presentation at 9:30. Thanks to all who pitched in!


   Veterans from our kitchen, dining room staff and customers saluting the recipient of a "Quilt of Valor" at our 8/12/18 breakfast.  Left to Right: VFW Post 10165 members Bill Vannoy, Trustee Rich Heller, Commander Bob Kinzel, Adjutant Dave Sauvé, Sal Giganté, Guard Glenn Lewis, Bob Walsh, Service Officer Rich Meagher and Trustee Dennis Haas.

(photo by Terry Ogino of "Quilts of Valor) 

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     Commander Kinzel opened the meeting at 7:00 PM with 20 members, two new members and 3 guests present.  We had Will Buck, Commander of VFW District 17 with us at the meeting as a guest.  Will inspected the Post before the meeting and we passed with flying colors. We welcomed Jim Adams, Navy Vietnam veteran and Leo Springer, Army Vietnam vet into the Post.  The minutes of the 9/4/18 monthly meeting and the Quartermaster's report were approved unanimously.

    Service Officer Meagher updated us on the Home Depot Foundation program and specifically the effort to assist a disabled veteran in Pleasant Valley. Rich also mentioned that he was continuing to work on getting Margie Lueckfeld a replacement flag and triangular flag display cases to honor her recently deceased husband Gerald.

    We reimbursed Past Post Commander Goodspeed for the 9/15/18 "Day of Discovery" expenses at the VMB. Co-sponsored by our Post,  MFSG and EDVR, the event was a unqualified success, with 141 veterans and family members attending, 21 exhibits and 5 county representatives, as well as several VA representatives.  After a motion by Jim Goodspeed, we discussed funding the removal of decals from the donated Ponté Palermo bus for use by the EDVR office and, after much discussion tabled the measure until after the EDC VMB  Council meeting joins in the debate. 
   Chaplain Comerford said goodby to the Post, as he and Mary Ellen have completed their move to Nevada.  He thanked the Post and expressed his appreciation for years of comradeship.  This meeting will be his last as Chaplain.

    District 17 Commander Buck spoke briefly to the members under "Good of the Order," thanking us for a job well done and commending us for passing our Post inspection flawlessly. Commander Kinzel adjourned the meeting at 8:00 PM.  New member Omer Rorrer won the 50/50 attendance drawing again and we enjoyed "sack lunches" featuring ham sandwiches provided by Past Post Commander Goodspeed after adjournment. Next meeting is Tuesday 11/4/18.  

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