Quartermaster’s Update (October 2020)

By Harold Rodenberger What a summer it’s been! Pestilence, fire, smoke, it seems almost Biblical. No swarms of locusts or floods yet, but the year’s not over. The fires and smoke have gone, but the pestilence remains, and will for who knows how long. Mask up, wash up and space out. Best practices for you and your fellow humans. The highlight of the summer quarter was our fundraiser. As of…

Officer Spotlight: Sr. Vice Commander Bryce White

This is a recurring column that highlights the 2020-2021 post officers. Tell us about your new position and what you hope to accomplish during your term. As the second most senior official in the post, I will assist the Commander in his duties and in preserving order.  I will preside over meetings in the absence of the Commander.  I hope to work with our post members and identify and or…

Youth Essay Entries Due October 31

Do you have a grandchild looking for some money for college? Do you know a student who is a thinker and has good opinions? Do they like to write? The VFW has a program for them! High school students can enter the Voice of Democracy contest. Here’s a link to the rules and entry form: https://bit.ly/2lJlE0g. Middle school students can enter the Patriot’s Pen contest. Here’s the link to the…

Update on Covid-19 and Don’t Forget to Wear Your Mask!

By Robert Lehman, M.D., Post 3063 Surgeon As a physician, public health officer, and member of this organization, I offer this brief update of where we are with COVID-19. There are 7 corona virus strains that affect humans.  Four of them we have all experienced, as 25% of the common cold is a corona virus.  In 2003, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) killed 800 people in China and 3 other…

Considerations for Wearing Masks

Hi everyone.  I’m Bob “Maddog” Lehman, your post surgeon; which is also literally true in my case as I am a physician and surgeon. I want to offer my congratulations on a wonderful “social” takeout dinner on Thursday night. However, I also need to express my concerns as a physician and public health officer. I observed one person with their mask below their nose. This is wrong on so many…