Commander’s Corner (August 2022)

Greetings! I’m writing this column on a ~90-degree day, which brings me back to my recent experience in another hot location: Kansas City, Missouri. In late July, Comrades Fitzgerald, Rodenberger and I attended the 123rd VFW National Convention in Kansas City. It was my first time attending and it was an interesting experience… We witnessed the national-level parliamentary process, met comrades from all over the country, and attended a couple…

Commander’s Corner (July 2022)

By Alyson Teeter Greetings comrades! After peppering the post commander for an article every print newsletter as the newsletter editor the last five or so years, it’s now my turn to write these for the next year. It’s an odd feeling but at least I set my own deadlines! First off, if we aren’t already acquainted, I’ve been with the post since 2016. In one of my first meetings Harold…

Quartermaster Update (July 2022)

By Harold Rodenberger Welcome to the new VFW year. Please join me in welcoming our new Post officers. For the next twelve months, Commander Alyson Teeter and crew will be sailing our good ship in search of new goals such as standing up our own 501(c)(3) organization and getting our remodel project back on track. Our normal mission of serving veterans and their families will continue and expand. There may…

Commander’s Corner (June 2022)

THE END IS NEAR! But, so is the BEGINNING! With the conclusion of the June Washington State VFW Convention in Spokane, my tenure as your post commander will end. I could not be prouder of what our post was accomplished during these past two years as we slogged our way through the worst period of the Covid pandemic. First and foremost we were able to keep our heads above water…

Commander’s Corner (May 2022)

I will forgo one of my typical messages and give you the following instead:  First, as some of you know, my wife Laura and I just returned from a week  in the Caribbean on a Fitzgerald Family Cruise. And you also may have  heard that I tested positive for Covid upon my return. I did. But the good  news is that Laura did not, and also that I have been…