Final Fish Fry of 2018 - Open to All

Saturday November 3, 2018 - from 6:00pm Until 8:00pm

Join us on Saturday November 3 for the final Fish Fry of 2018.

$10 per meal, includes Fresh Fried Fish, Hush Puppies, Baked Beans, Close Slaw and desserts. And of course you can get and enjoy your favorite beverages at the bar.


IOP Marina Festival

November 4, 2018 - IOP Marina Festival and Veterans Raffle

  • From 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    FREE TO ATTEND FOR ALL VETERANS

    From one of our partners, the Isle of Palms Exchange Club .

    Now is the time celebrate our freedom and thank our Veterans by registering for the Isle of Palms Marina Festival and Veterans Raffle at www.iopexchange.org/marinafestival. Your $20 donation includes water themed action such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and jet skiing as well as live music, a variety of great door prizes valued at more than $2,000 and plenty of fun for the kids!

    Veterans and kids under 10 years old get in Free

    Raffle prizes include a shiny new golf cart, a guitar signed by some of country music's biggest stars, an exciting water activities package, and a week-long private lake getaway to Keowee Vineyards.

    Enjoy demonstrations by IOP Fire Dept., Coast Guard, Red Cross and SC Dept. of Natural Resources.

    All proceeds go to the nonprofit IOP Exchange Club for the purpose of building a new dock which will provide water access to our community and for those in need, including many Veterans who have suffered physical or psychological trauma while serving in the US Military.

Veterans participating, remember you can park at the City parking lot at Front Beach IOP where they will be shuttle to the Marina.

Complete Details can be Found Here


Veterans Day

Sunday November 11

"While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime,"


Help a veteran go back to school when you get a haircut at Sport Clips locations now through Veterans Day

Sport Clips Haircuts' annual "Help A Hero" scholarship campaign starts today, and you can be a part of the mission to help service members and veterans take the next step toward civilian careers through education. Today through Veterans Day, November 11, you can "Help A Hero" when you get a haircut at one of the almost 1,800 Sport Clips locations across the U.S. The goal this year is to raise $1.5 million toward scholarships through the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW)-administered program.

Sport Clips worked with the VFW to establish the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program in 2013, after partnering for more than a decade to provide phone calls home for America's service members and their families. The Help A Hero Scholarship program now provides up to $5,000 of assistance per semester to qualified U.S. service members who are in need of financial support to pursue an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools. So far Sport Clips, clients, team members and product partners have raised more than $4.9 million for the program to fund 1,115 scholarships. But the company's founder, a veteran, says there's more work to be done.

"Estimates are that one million service members will leave the military over the next five years, so it's mission critical to help pave the way to civilian careers and essential employment. We started the Help A Hero program to help veterans with the education costs not covered by the GI Bill," says Gordon Logan, Sport Clips founder, CEO, Air Force veteran and VFW Life member. "Help A Hero Scholarships are changing lives by offering the support needed to ease the transition from the military and providing for veterans and their families as a way of saying 'thank you' for their service."

One way to help is by making a donation when getting a haircut at Sport Clips now through "The Biggest Haircut Day of the Year," Veterans Day, November 11, the day the company donates a dollar for every haircare service to the scholarship program. Last year, the $1 haircut service donation accounted for more than $130,000 of the $1.25M total raised. Some locations are also offering free haircuts to service members and veterans with valid military identification - check here for participating stores and store hours.

"When veterans return home, they should be focusing on putting their lives back together and not worrying about how they're going to pay for college," said VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence. "The Help A Hero Scholarship works to fill the giant gaps in benefits so many service men and women face. What may seem like a simple haircut to you or me, is actually a bright future and successful career for a military family."

Sport Clips is the official haircutter of the VFW, and the Help A Hero program is just one of many ways the company supports active-duty military and veterans. To find out more, visit your local Sport Clips or SportClips.com.


VFW Post 3137 Monthly Comrades Meeting

Monday - November 12, 2018 @ 6:30pm!

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.


Pre Thanksgiving Dinner - Open to the Public

Saturday November 17, 2018 - from 6:00pm Until 8:00pm

6pm – 8pm or until the food runs out - $10 Per Plate

Deep Fried Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing With Gravy, Green Beans, Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, Assorted Desserts.

Come Join The Fun And Have A Great Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner!!

We need volunteers...to bring Turkeys, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing,Gravy, Green Beans, Rolls, Cranberry Sauce and Desserts. We need Volunteers to help serve, kitchen duty and clean up. If you can help out you can signup for areas needed at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044ba9a72ba4fb6-prethanksgiving1

Special Thanksgiving Day - November 22, 2018

Val will open the post on Thanksgiving day at 3:00pm and serving Turkey Sandwiches to interested Members.


VFW Post 3137 Monthly Post Auxiliary Meeting Reminder

Monday November 19, 2018 @ 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.


VFW Scholarship Helps Veteran Continue His Studies at Military College

'As an immigrant, serving the United States of America is the most honorable duty one can have'

November 01, 2018 - News Release Published on VFW National Site - Juan is also a member of VFW Post 3137

Juan Campana was born in Ecuador and immigrated to the United States at a young age. Entering the United States Marine Corps after September 11, 2001, he spent four years as a Combat Engineer. He served two tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.

Once Campana retired from the military, he continued to work in other capacities for the United States government. Campana then enrolled into The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and wants to use his Intelligence and Security Studies major to return to work in the federal government after graduation.

As he was receiving a free haircut at Sport Clips on Veteran's Day, Campana heard about the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" for the first time. When his GI Bill was exhausted two years later, he was recommended to apply by his campus chapter of Student Veterans Association. The scholarship has made all the difference to Campana's future.

"I cannot be more grateful and honored to receive this award. I am able to continue my studies at The Citadel. Without this, I would not be able to graduate," he said. 

After experiencing the transition from military to civilian life, Campana has advice for other service members and veterans considering pursuing education. "Don't be afraid to take a leap of faith in leaving the military. It may be a culture shock immersing yourself into a civilian role, but higher education is a nexus to veteran/civilian transition," he advised.

"Remember, self-improvement is the key to success and education cannot be taken away from you," Campana concluded.

Learn more about the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship."

Juan is also a member of VFW Post 3137


VFW Gear - New Shipment of Shirts. Buy your Christmas presents now!

Stop and shop when you're in!


Toys for Tots

Our toys for tots box is back through December 15th. Please take the time to bring your unwrapped toy by our post by the 14th so it will be ready for pick up on the 15th.....you do not need to be a member to drop off a toy for a child to have for Christmas....ring our bell and we will be happy to let you in...

Let us make this happen for these kids....thanks for your support from post 3137

Coat Drive for Vets

Coats will be collected through December 17th.

Thanks for your support from post 3137


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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