Website last updated 12/8/19

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, January 7th, 2020.  Social hour starts at 6:00 PM, business meeting at 7:00 the lounge at the Veterans Memorial Building.

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    Next Sunday breakfast ~ Sunday, January 12th, 2020 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 December, 2019 meetings, ceremonies and celebrations.
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      Kew Horton, wife and "Angel" of Post member John Horton, and PPC and current Chaplain Jim Goodspeed at the Cameron Park Safeway on Saturday, November 9th doing a gracious, well dressed and charming job of manning their "Buddy Poppy" fundraiser table.  We did very well during this weekend long effort to raise money for our relief fund.  Thanks to all who participated.

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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 12/8/19 "Second Sunday Community Breakfast" was a big success.  We fed 135 adults, 9 workers and 3 paid children.  The rainy weather didn't seem to affect the turnout adversly.  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 Bob Kinzel, Quartermaster Amber Squier, Trustee Joe Young and myself concucted a brief "Executive Board" meeting prior to the start of the Christmas party/dinner festivities in order to take care of financial business.  We moved, approved and issued checks to Back 40 Texas BBQ for catering the dinner party Jody Dawn for providing entertainment. 
    We also approved and issued donation checks to four local non-profits:  our member Jim Wassner's "Safe-D," member Tracey DiVita's "Operation Good to Go," the El Dorado County Food Bank and the El Dorado County Boys and Girl's Club. 
     After that short business session, the annual Camerado Post 10165 Christmas party/dinner commenced.  The food from Back 40 Texas BBQ was delicious...served by volunteers from the Placerville Garden Club (who also helped decorate the dining room Saturday morning!).  The entertainment went on all evening and was well done, including honoring requests.  Chaplain Jim Goodspeed raffled off a number of gifts (everyone in attendance got a free raffle ticket).   
      Overall, an entertaining and joyful evening.  Thanks to those who helped set up in the AM: Surgeon Len Squier, Dick Akin, Trustee and Joe Young, Officer of the Day Don Johnson, Commander Kinzel and of course, our "Entertainment Chairwoman" SVC Veronica Salter.  Veronica deserves congratulations and much thanks for doing a GREAT job in organizing and putting together the party. 
      Next meeting is Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.
Dave Sauvé, Adjutant