Post's Auxiliary Members Donate to the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center
Many thanks to our Post's Auxiliary members for reaching out to the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center in support of our LOCAL VETERANS IN NEED.
The Auxiliary's donations included shoes, sweatpants, bed sheets, pillows, reading glasses, Walmart gift cards and bags, personal care items, and white noise sleep machines that are used to assist PTSD patients sleep better.
This is another example of our Post working together as a team in support of our veterans, our community, and the VFW's Mission.
Pictured from left to right:
Laurie Ferguson, Vicki Johnson, Buddy Gillam, Chelle Narrow
VFW Post 3137 Monthly Post Auxiliary Meeting Reminder
Mark Your Calendar - Annual Nominations and Elections
Auxiliary positions at post 3137 are open for nomination and election.
Let your voice be heard.
Plan to be there for voting.
Members are encouraged to actively participate and hope you can attend. These meetings are an opportunity for everyone to stay in touch and be a part of all that we do at post 3137 to support our fellow veterans, their families, and the mission of the VFW.
Can't make the meeting but have ideas or suggestions for the post, email them to us and we'll make sure to address them.
VFW Post 3137 Comrade Election Results 2017
On Monday evening April 10, post 3137 comrades held elections for regular member Officers, Trustee and Committees for the 2017-2018 term. We would like to congratulate the following for their service and fulfillment of duties in the upcoming year.
Officers and Trustee Elected
- Post Commander: Buddy Gillam
- Sr. Vice Commander - Rex Brown
- Jr. Vice Commander - Walt Jablonski
- Quartermaster - Bo Stallings
- Post Chaplain - John Blackburn
- Trustee (3 Year): Steve McKay
- Trustee 1 Year Remaining: Chuck Gilmer
- Trustee 2 Year Remaining: Diz Gilliard
Appointees by Post Commander
- Post Surgeon: Pat Deweese
- Adjutant - Bill Hawkins
- Judge Advocate - Steve McKay
- Service Officer: Chuck Gilmer
- Officer of the Day: John Bauer
House Committee Members
- Larry House (Elected)
- Malcolm Burgis (Elected)
- Dave Langlois (Appointed by Post Commander)
- Dennis Hamilton (Appointed by Post Commander)
- John Bauer (Elected by House Committee Members)
VFW Post 3137 May Post Comrades Meeting Date Change
and Officer Installment
Due to the timing and next month's schedules, we will be moving the the meeting to Monday May 1, 2017. We are looking to accommodate officers busy schedules coming into the Spring season.
Meetings provide the opportunities for everyone to stay in touch and be a part of all that we do at post 3137 to support our fellow veterans, their families, and the mission of the VFW. Many important topics that affect you, and the operation of our post, including business related items, post improvements, and upcoming social events are discussed and crucial decisions are made at these meetings.
Next Fish Fry - Saturday April 22
Join us the Saturday April 22nd for our Fish Fry.
The Post on the coast will have a special 2nd Fish Fry this month on Saturday April 22nd. Then May through October, every 3rd Saturday of the Month @ 6pm.
$10 per meal, includes Fresh Fried Fish, Tater Tots, Hush Puppies, Baked Beans, and Close Slaw with desserts provided by auxiliary and members. And of course you can get and enjoy your favorite beverages at the bar.
Volunteers make this happen, old crew and any new Volunteers, contact Bo @ (843) 224-8704. Fry crew, Serving crew, Kitchen crew, Trash crew...it's what we do.
What better way to enjoy time at the beach! Open to the Public.
VFW "Buddy®" Poppy Program
Opportunities for Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 4th of July and Veterans Day Saturday, November 11. Let's continue this long tradition for awareness, support and raising money to support our veterans and their families.
If you work at an office, know a retail space or other location willing to display a bowl of Poppys for donations, please contact Sr. Vice Commander: Rex Brown so he can plan on having everything available to help our cause!
Among all the flowers that evoke the memories and emotions of war is the red poppy, which became associated with war after the publication of a poem written by Col. John McCrae of Canada. The poem, "In Flander's Field," describes blowing red fields among the battleground of the fallen.
For more than 75 years, the VFW's Buddy Poppy program has raised millions of dollars in support of veterans' welfare and the well being of their dependents.
The VFW conducted its first poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
VFW Convention Schedule 2017
- District Convention May 7, 2017 - Post 3433 Ladson
- Department (State) Convention June 9-11, 2017 -Columbia, SC
- National Convention July 21-25, 2017 - New Orleans, LA
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