Quartermaster’s Update (January 2020)

By Harold Rodenberger   Comrades,   December is the end of a year, but this year also marks the end of a decade. Turning this corner reminded me of the end of decades past. For people my age these are vivid memories. For young people, they are history.   At the end of 2009, we saw 17,00 more troops sent to Afghanistan, the end of the Great Recession and the…

Quartermaster’s Update (October 2019)

By Harold Rodenberger   The Autumn equinox was a few days ago on September 23rd. The days are getting shorter and school kids have returned to their classes. Please drive carefully, especially around our schools with their precious, but sometimes preoccupied or inattentive, children.   Our Service Officer, Joseph Mesa, had to return to California to handle some urgent family affairs so has been dealing by telephone and mail with…

From the Commander (October 2019)

Comrades,   Since becoming Commander, we have had a busy start to the “VFW year.”   Our time has been occupied by the  Department (State) Convention in Vancouver, WA, the National Convention in Orlando, Florida, District Two (our district) meetings, and last but not least, the amazing fifth annual Spaghetti Fundraiser co-chaired by Russ and Kay Seelig.   The conventions are an amazing way to learn about the VFW and…

Quartermaster’s Update (July 2019)

By Harold Rodenberger   Welcome to our new VFW year. Last year was a busy and productive one with the building remodel (detailed elsewhere in this paper)  high on our priority list. We are moving into the new year with enthusiasm, determined to keep this project high in our sights as we as a post, narrow down the alternatives and arrive at a decision that will benefit the VFW, other…

Farewell From the Outgoing Commander

By Pete Krawitz   This will be the last column I write as Post Commander. I first wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all once more for giving me the opportunity to lead the post for the last two years. It’s been a very fulfilling and challenging experience. I appreciate the willingness of many of the post members to try some new things, like modified meeting formats and…