2017 Annual Golf Tournament! Support the Post on the Coast - You Can Help!
The 2017 Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday September 10, 2017 with tee time 9:00am. This is the largest fundraiser of the year and we always need the and support of our membership.
How can you be involved?
If you can't actively participate on the committee or make the event itself in September, ALL Donations are appreciated from members and sponsors.
$25, $50 or more. Every little bit goes a long way to supporting our mission. If you can, make a donation, write a check, make it out to "VFW Post 3137" and write Golf Donation on the Memo line.
You can drop it off or mail your donations to: VFW Post 3137 - PO Box 185 - Isle Of Palms, SC 29451-0185
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE TOO! Donation Form / Tax Deduction Form
Want to Sponsor a Hole?
Wherever you work, ask your employer if they would be wiling to sponsor a hole. Complete information for Players Registration, Sponsors, Donations are all at the Post and Online available at:
Fish Fry - Saturday August 19
Join us on Saturday August 19th for our monthly Fish Fry.
$10 per meal, includes Fresh Fried Fish, Tater Tots, Hush Puppies, Baked Beans, and Close Slaw. And of course you can get and enjoy your favorite beverages at the bar.
The Fish Fry is held the 3rd Saturday of the Month @ 6pm through October, so mark your calendars.
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.
Get Eclipsed on IOP, Monday August 21, 2017
Newsworthy notes: If by chance you haven't heard about this one time opportunity of the century, the total solar eclipse of the sun ends right here at the IOP. The city has been planning Get Eclipsed on IOP and preparing for quite sometime now. All city operations and police with regard to traffic, parking, and alcohol restrictions remain intact and enforced similar to the 4th of July and Memorial Day. Ocean Boulevard will be open as normal for parking with a few small areas reserved.
Likely upwards of 1+ million are anticipated to descend on the the tri-county area. There are planned events on the beach with tents for the city and recreation, East Cooper Medical Center, vendors, entertainment, activities along with local, national and international news media and film crews.
So how does this impact the VFW?
Very simply large crowds and limited space. The VFW will open at 11:00am and operate as normal to it's Membership only. There is no special event planned at the post and WILL NOT be open to the public. We have very limited building and deck space to accommodate a large crowd.
If you live on island or plan on venturing over to the IOP, just be prepared for the traffic, congestion and be patient.
VFW Post 3137 Monthly Post Auxiliary Meeting Reminder - Please Note TUESDAY August 22
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.
Post Commander Buddy Gillam will be guest speaker this month!
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.
1st Annual SEALKIDS SwimJam - Saturday September 9
When Navy SEALs are given a task, they set immediately to work with a singular focus: completing the mission. Today's mission is inviting you to be a part of 1ST Annual SEALKIDS SwimJam fundraiser, a 5k open water swim competition and after party being held at the Windjammer, Isle of Palms on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.
- 7:00 am - Volunteer Arrival
- 8:00 am - Race Packet Pickup For Swimmers
- Opening ceremonies with presentation of colors by Wando High School's JROTC and National Anthem. Ocean side of Windjammer and VFW Post 3137.
- 9:00 am - Safety Brief 9:30 am - Warm Up 10:00 am - Swim Race Start 12:00 pm - Swim Race Finish 12:30 pm - Awards Ceremony Download Swim Information
At the conclusion of the day's competition, we cordially invite you to join us for an afternoon/evening benefit concert titled Afterparty at The Windjammer. There will be live music from Charleston's own Natty Grass Band, Triangle Bluegrass Band and local favorites The Blue Dogs. Also, we will have raffles, giveaways, tug-of-war and other interactive activities along with Navy SEAL guests. This is a family friendly event, so please bring the whole gang out to support the SEALKID Mission!
- 5:30 pm- The Natty Grass Band
- 6:30 pm - Triangle Bluegrass Band
- 7:30 pm - Live Auction / Raffles, and Giveaways.
- 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm - The BLUE DOGS
Come enjoy this family-friendly event while supporting a great cause! To learn more about SEALKIDS please visit us at www.sealkids.org
ALL Veterans can register to shop online at military exchange!
All honorably discharged veterans interested in shopping online at the military exchanges can begin their verification process immediately, exchange officials said, and some may be able to shop prior to the program's full launch.
Some veterans who register at VetVerify.org will be invited to be beta testers, with the ability to shop online earlier than the planned Nov. 11 launch date. Officials said the sooner veterans register on the site, the better their chances of being chosen as a beta tester.
The exchange websites offer tax-free shopping, as well as discounted pricing. Actual online pricing can be seen only by those who are authorized to shop at the websites: shopmyexchange.com; shopcgx.com; mymcx.com; and mynavyexchange.com.
VetVerify.org uses information from the Defense Department's Defense Manpower Data Center to verify a veteran's status; veterans will receive notification of their acceptance as online shoppers or, if their records are incomplete, will receive guidance on the steps they can take to update those records.
Doing this process ahead of time will allow veterans to start shopping Nov. 11, or earlier if they are among the "beta testers" chosen to try out the system in advance of the launch.
From Military Times: https://www.militarytimes.com/2017/07/21/honorably-discharged-veterans-will-soon-get-to-shop-tax-free/
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