Commander’s Corner (November 2023)

By Alyson Teeter

In case you missed it, we had our most exciting and successful Post 3063 fundraiser in recent memory Oct. 21. We raised a gross fundraising total of nearly $19,000 through a raffle, a silent online and live auction, dessert dash and ticket sales. This year we had help from fundraising guru and Vietnam Veteran, Comrade Jay Fiske. We wholeheartedly appreciate his help, along with our post and auxiliary volunteers, to make it a fun event for everyone who attended. 

There is no rest for our post as we’re now focused on planning our Veterans Day event. We will dedicate our new flag pole to Comrade Harold Rodenberger at 9 a.m. on Nov. 11. After our ceremony, we’ll open up the post to the public until 2 p.m. We’ll have a pop-up coffee shop called Emme serving custom brews and baked goods. We’ll also have information about the post, auxiliary, Buddy Poppies and VA benefits on display for those who stop by. We’d love to have our post members there to tell their stories and inform the public about our missionPlease sign up here to participate or contact me directly! 

Want another opportunity to serve? We have our next quarterly BloodworksNW blood drive scheduled at the post Nov. 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sign up to give blood at this link.

For our Nov. 16 social, we plan to deviate from our traditional Thanksgiving dinner and have a Thursday Night Football-themed event. (We’re currently dealing with some plumbing issues so heavy cooking in the kitchen is on pause.) Earlier that day at 10 a.m. we’ll also continue the Five and Five discussion group led by Comrade Dave Tyner.

Lastly, you may be wondering about our print newsletter. After analyzing our budget and encountering issues with the printing company, we’ve decided to print and mail one issue per year. It will be mailed prior to our May installation. As the commander and newsletter editor, I apologize to those who enjoy reading the print newsletter. If you have feedback, please send it to [email protected].