Post 3137 Membership

Fellow Comrades,

We have had another productive and exciting year at our Post and are all doing our best to duplicate our efforts again this year!  With that being said, it is the time of the year for all of our Post's Annual Membership Comrades that have not already done so, to continue your commitment by renewing your membership and remain a valued member at the Post on the Coast.  Better yet, I encourage those of you that are in the position to do so, to make the transition from an Annual Member into a Life Membership.  As an All American Post, let's all continue to lead the way by supporting the Mission of the VFW while enjoying the camaraderie that we all experience at the Post on the Coast.

In Comradeship,

Buddy Gillam
Post Commander


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!!


  • Corned Beef
  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Desserts
  • ONLY $10 Per Plate

Put On Your Green And Let's Have An Early St. Pat's Dinner!  See You There!

We have Large Reynolds aluminum trays at the post. Please ask bartenders for some to transport your donation if you need it. Please drop off all food at the post by 5:15 pm. Thank you for all donations!

Visit SignUp Genius to sign up.




March Music Lineup

Sunday March 11, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 PM

Rick Leno
It's a Potluck bring your favorite dish to share if you would like.

Sunday March 18, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 PM

The Rockabilly Salamanders
(3-piece standup bass covering the likes of early Elvis, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, etc.)
and
The Fossils
(Late 60's, early 70's classic rock)

Sunday March 25, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 PM

Chuck Bartell
It's a Potluck bring your favorite dish to share if you would like.

Open to Members and Guests!


VFW Post 3137 Monthly Comrades Meeting Reminder

Monday - March 12, 2018 @ 6:30pm

This month it's time to start thinking about April elections. All officer positions at post 3137 are open and we 're looking for nominees. Let your voice be heard. Then prepare to be there in April for voting.

A great 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.  Important topics which affect you and the operation of our post, including business related items, post improvements, and upcoming social events are discussed and crucial decisions.

Can't make the meeting but have ideas or suggestions for the post, email them to vfwpost3137@gmail.com and we'll make sure to address them.


It's Wing Night!! Open to Members and Guest

Wednesday - March 14 - 6:00 Until 8:00

$10.00 per plate



VFW Post 3137 Monthly Post Auxiliary Meeting Reminder

Monday March 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 vfwauxiliary3137@gmail.com and we'll make sure to address them.


Annual Fundraiser for VFW Post 3137

Drawing will be held Thursday - April 19 @ 6:30 PM

Tickets are on sale now at the post. 2 Tickets for $5 or 5 Tickets for $10. Check out this list of prizes.



Fisher House Assistance and Donations Needed!

The biggest need 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

FAMILIES FIRST

Have you ever heard the old adage, "Family is the best medicine?" Well, there seems to be truth to that statement. It has been proven that having family nearby greatly benefits patients battling illness or injury. Did you know that not only is there a direct correlation between the family proximity and the length of time a patient spends in the hospital but the frequency of readmission also decreases when family members closely participate in the recovery process. Imagine how shorter stays in the hospital and less frequent re-admissions benefit not only the individual patient but also how it allows more veterans to be treated annually.

"IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT HAVING FAMILY NEARBY GREATLY BENEFITS PATIENTS BATTLING ILLNESS OR INJURY."

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, located in historic downtown Charleston, is one of the most highly rated VA hospitals in the country. The Ralph H. Johnson serves more than 4,500 veteran inpatients annually from 22 coastal counties from Myrtle Beach, SC to Savannah, GA. Charleston is a beautiful tourist-welcoming location—with that comes high dollar nightly accommodations. Not all visitors to Charleston are on vacation and can afford vacation rates. And that is why Fisher House Charleston is essential.

Visit Fisher House Charleston to Learn More!!!

Vicki L. Johnson Manager,
Fisher House Charleston

150 Wentworth St., Charleston SC 29401
843.805.8200


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.

We currently have 11 people signed up and remains open. This is a 6 hour class and $8 cost to cover certification card.

Visit SignUp Genius to sign up.



Wednesday's Hump Day Wine & Cheese Night

Every Wednesday - 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
parties and special occasions.

Rent the downstairs of VFW Post 3137 for any type of celebration! Birthdays, Wedding Receptions, Graduations and Retirements!

Prices:
VFW Post 3137 Members (minimum 1 year member) $350.00/day.
VFW Post 3137 Members less than 1 year and other VFW Posts or Active Duty $450.00/day.
All Others $550.00/day.

For more details visit: http://www.vfwpost3137.org/rentals/

For rentals, inquiries and available dates, Please contact Valerie Trantham by phone at 630-626-7000 or email at vfwrentalspost3137@gmail.com.


 

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