Annual Chili Cook Off!!! - Members Only!
Sunday February 18, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 PM
Bring Your Best Pot of Chili!!! Blind Judging and should have Chili at post by 4:30. Judging Starts At 5:05. Eat At 5:30 or So. No Charge.
There are a few items still needed from volunteers.
VFW Post 3137 Monthly Post Auxiliary Meeting Reminder
Monday February 19, 2018 - Starting @ 6:30pm
Members are encouraged to actively participate and hope you can attend. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure to address them.
Music with Matt Humphrey
Sunday February 25, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 PM
Music with Matt Humphrey (Matt plays Key West, Jimmy Buffet, New Country, Eagles, etc) he will play some New Orleans music too. Seafood gumbo will be served if you would like bring your favorite snack or dish to share. Open to Members and Guests!
Pre-St. Patrick's Day Dinner!! Open to the Public
Saturday - March 10 - 6:00 Until 8:00 (Or Until Food Is Gone!)
IOP VFW Post 3137 Auxiliary Proudly Presents: Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner!!
Put On Your Green And Let's Have An Early St. Pat's Dinner! See You There!
Fisher House Assistance and Donations Needed!
The biggest need right now is donations of grocery gift cards, visa prepaid cards, Walmart / Target gift cards. The cards are used to stock the fridge and provide other needed items for our visiting families. Of course monetary donations are always welcome.
We need folks to sign up to come in and prepare meals for families. Link for information and to sign up: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/986m8v
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CPR Instruction & Certification Training
Training Date To Be Determined
The IOP Fire Department offers CPR Instruction & Certification classes. Following up on the AED training held at the post, this class could be offered. Class date TBD. Use the link here to signup and if we get enough people for a class, can provide more details at a later date.
Friday Night Lights and Steak Night
Every Friday - February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Winter weather is giving us a break as we start warming into Friday. Requests and support of our regular Friday night steak continues. The days are getting longer but until we spring ahead, we have lights over the grills so you can see and also stay warmer...
What better way to enjoy dinner with comrades and guests at the beach!
Wednesday's Hump Day Wine & Cheese Night
Every Wednesday - February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 from 3:00 PM to...
Don't forget Wednesday Hump Day Happy Hour at the post, $3 for a glass of wine. Bring your favorite cheese and crackers to share with others, just don't whine away your afternoon. Come join us listen to some rhythm and blues and enjoy the view..
What better way to enjoy time with fellow members at the beach!
Rentals - Downstairs at VFW Post 3137
Why not hold your next event right on the beach. Rental space is available below the post for
Rent the downstairs of VFW Post 3137 for any type of celebration! Birthdays, Wedding Receptions, Graduations and Retirements!
For more details visit: http://www.vfwpost3137.org/rentals/
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