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Update from the Officers

Members: as the covid restrictions have carried on, like so many other businesses we are suffering. We are unable to conduct the volume of business we need to be profitable. We are doing our best to survive, but if there was ever a time we need our members to get involved and support the Post, it is now.

Obviously nobody likes operating the way we have to right now. That is not our decision, and we’re trying to make the best we can of the situation. We can’t have patrons sitting and drinking and gambling for any length of time like we used to, and that hurts us. Just being open costs us far more than being closed – we’re losing more money now than when we were closed!

And yes, we know everyone wants to wave their “Not my governor!” flags and ignore the law, but just a single fine would ruin us, never mind what would happen if we lost our liquor license (or Small Games of Chance license, or Bingo license, or – so on and so on). Not to mention putting our members – who are a large part of the vulnerable population – at risk.

If you have ideas for fundraising, please share! We’re working on some ideas now, but are open to others. When we have events, we need everyone to get involved, volunteer and help wherever needed. Donations are of course welcome, and please feel free to come in and spend to your hearts’ desire – so long as you follow the rules!

EDIT: I should also mention a BIG thanks to Lori Miller and our Auxiliary for the amazing job they did putting together the fantastic Craft Vendor fest this past weekend, which was a very successful fundraiser!

VFW Auxiliary Craft/Vendor Event

Crafters, vendors, food trucks and more. October 10th 9-2
Food Trucks
Help support the VFW Auxiliary in supporting our veterans.
This event will be outdoors and following the CDC guidelines.
We need your support in these troubled times.
Rain date October 24th

Sept. Meeting

We will be holding our monthly meetings again this month. Post/Aux meetings will be Weds, Sept 23rd at 6:30pm (Regular/Aux members only), and the Corporate meeting will follow (usually around 7:30pm – anyone is allowed to attend, but only Regular members may vote on any issue). Social distancing and masks will be required; we will set up tables and chairs with appropriate spacing.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED!

As everyone is aware, we have really been struggling to stay open. We have very few people coming into the Club because of our current restrictions, and if it continues this way we will NOT be able to survive. The time to get involved is NOW! We need people to volunteer to help with fundraisers, come up with ideas to support the Club/Post, donate, stop in for a meal – do SOMETHING to get involved and support the Club/Post!