Website last updated 7/14/19

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, August 6th, 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, July 14th, 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 July, 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 7/14/19 Second Sunday Community Breakfast was a moderate success.  We fed 115 adults, 8 workers and 8 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 21 members and six guests present.  Commander Kinzel surrendered the gavel to PPC and current Adjutant Sauvé who then conducted a concise version of the installation of officers ritual for the 2019-2020 year.  Commander Kinzel introduced a prospective new member, George Visman.  He will be installed as a member at the 8/6/19 monthly meeting.  All officers were present except SVC Salter, Trustees Browne, Heller and Young, and new Chaplain Goodspeed.  Minutes of the 6/4/19 meeting and Quartermaster Squier's report were approved.
   Service Officer Goodspeed gave a short report on his activities over the past month and brought Margie Lueckfeld to the front of the room and presented her with the two flag display boxes (with flags) the Post purchased to honor her husband "Luker."  Victor Mansfield reported on the funds raised with our Post's ample participation and support during the EDC County Fair last month. 
    Under unfinished business, Adjutant Sauvé moved to turn our share of the Fair parking lot money back to the EDC VMB Council, who needs the money more than we do.  SO/JA Meagher seconded and the motion passed.  Mac McAdams gave us a report on the Department of California convention that he represented us at.   We also voted to fund Tracey DiVita's "Operation Good to Go."
     Under new business, Commander Kinzel briefed us on the recent controversy involving the alleged long dormant plan by the City of Placerville to use the VMB and grounds as a parking lot.  After some investigation, it turns out that this threat is "much ado about nothing." 
   Under Good of the Order, Adjutant Sauvé got a show of hands to staff the kitchen for the 7/14/19 Sunday breakfast and announced a donation check from a private citizen thanking us for placing flags and crosses on graves in local cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend.  Mac volunteered to provide and after meeting repast for the 8/6/19 monthly meeting.  Adjutant Sauvé won the 50/50 attendance drawing and John and Kew Horton provided a delicious beef stew and rolls after the close of business.  
                              Respectully submitted ~ 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