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Veterans of Foreign Wars

of The United States

Captain John L. Weeks
Post 3142

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October 2011 Newsletter

Commander Comments
Al Cales

The Coastal Carolina Fair is fast approaching and we are getting ready.  Our Fair Booth sign up board is in the Canteen awaiting YOUR SIGNATURE.  We will have 2 shifts this year.  The first shift is from 9 AM to 6PM and the second shift from 6 PM till closing.  We will open at 10 AM for breakfast.  We will open Monday ( 24 Oct) to serve the Fair workers. The Fair starts on Thursday ( 27 Oct) and ends on Saturday night ( 5 NOV) . If you can’t work a full shift, help where you can. All help is appreciated.  Remember, the Fair Booth is the Post and Auxiliary’s primary fund raiser.               

     Beginning Thursday, 6 October, we will be having Karaoke from 7-10 PM.  We will have burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken strip baskets and Bar-B-Q sandwiches on the menu. Get your friends together and come out and do some singing.   A number of people have asked us to do this, so please support it.

     I want to thank the ladies who prepared and served the food at the District Meeting in our Post and cleaned up afterwards. YOU LADIES ALWAYS COME THROUGH AND DO A FANTASTIC JOB.  It is much appreciated by all.                                                       

     There will be a Halloween dance on Saturday, 29 October.  So dress up in your best costume and come to the dance.  There will be a           $25.00 prize for the best costume, $15.00 second best and $ 5.00 for third.  Invite your friends, Remember your friends can come as guests, they do not have to be members of the VFW.  So bring them along and enjoy the music.

October 15th, Department of South Carolina William “ Willie” Campbell’s homecoming at Post 3433 in Ladson.  Social hour 6-7 PM.  Dinner will be served at 7 PM.

Yours in Comradeship,

Al Cales

                Home: 843-552-9702

                Cell:        843-607-5334



Ladies Auxiliary
President Jackie Mimms

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the yard sale.  Being there, donating items and of course spending your money.  Without your support we couldn't have done it!! I also would like to thank the people who helped at the district meeting. With the cooking, setting up the tables and mostly cleaning up.

     Remember you have till the end of the month to get your discount on your dues.  In our Oct. meeting we will be drawing for our lifetime membership. But, you have to pay your dues early to get your name in the pot!! 

     The Ladies have lunch the second Sunday in Oct. This will be the last time until after the holidays. I need your help ladies... This like everything else should be a team effort.  If you have a favorite dish bring it, if time is an issue and you would like to donate money to help with the cost or donating some food.  Anything would be appreciated; whatever you can spare...I would rather see everybody donating a little bit, than some donating a lot.  But, most importantly your support on Sunday.

     We are still raffling off the fish tank for Cancer Aid.  Get your tickets it's for a great cause.

     Oct. 29th we will have a Halloween Party!! Dress up and you could win some money. First place $25, second place $15, and third $10. Judging will be at 10pm.

     Oct. 1st Dept. Presidents Homecoming

     Oct. 15th State Commander's Homecoming, Post 3433, Ladson 6pm social hour and 7pm dinner.

      Ladies please remember if you donate anything or help any member or something with your church please let Betty Harris know.  If you don't report it we will not get credit for it.  Please call me if I can do anything for you.

Yours in sisterhood,

Jackie Mims



Post Officers

  • Commander
  • Sr Vice Commander
  • Jr Vice Commander
  • Quartermaster
  • Chaplain
  • Judge Adv
  • Adjutant
  • Service Officer
  • Surgeon
  • Officer of the Day
  • Guard
  • 1 Year Trustee
  • 2 Year Trustee
  • 3 Year Trustee
Al Cales
Keith Thompson
Slo O'Neal
Jack Stroman
Ed Place
Bud Hallman
Iris Dupre
Don Parks
Rusty Clark
Bob Jones
Dean Christiansen
Ross Whittington
Don Parks
Don Cady

Auxiliary Officers

  • President
  • Sr Vice President
  • Jr Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Conductress
  • Chaplin
  • Guard
  • 1 Year Trustee
  • 2 Year Trustee
  • 3 Year Trustee
  • Patriotic Instructor
  • SCPHS President
  • Matron Advisor
Jaclie Mims
Alice Christiansen
Betty Harris
Cindy Usher
Jerrie Jones
Donna Jennings
Becky Clark
Dot Woods
Susie Bryan
Pat Kiger
Ferris Womack
Mary Plum
Jackie Mimms


      Our monthly VA Hospital visit will be Sunday October 2nd at 2pm.  Meet at the Hospital and we will meet for our Scratch at the Post about 3pm.

     If you are interested in becoming a Cootie; you are more than welcome to come to the VA Hospital with us and/or meet us at the Post after the visit and we will let you know what the Cooties are and how you can become a member. 

    October 7-9th, the Cooties will be going to Beaufort for a convention; this is for current members only. If you would be interested in going, please contact me or meet me at the VFW Sunday. 

     The first weekend in February, we will be hosting the Cootie Council of Administration.  We would like to see more members participate; and would love to see some new faces in red. We need your help and support to make this a success for the MOC/MOCA & the VFW.  Hope to see you at the hospital and/or Post.  Please feel free to call anytime for information.


Yours in L.O.T.C.S.

MOC Seam Squirrel, Don Parks, 568-4682,

MOCA President, Pat Kiger, 343-6542


     I would like to thank all who has been helped with the Labor Day Barbeque and the District Meeting.  I would like to also thank those who have been doing Burger Night and Door Duty. 

     We still need help with the Coastal Carolina Fair.  Please sign up to help.  We will soon have a major cleaning of the Fair Booth and can use all the help we can get.  I know we have been asking for a lot of help lately but this is our busiest time of the year.  Thanks to all for making the canteen a better place to come and enjoy ourselves. 

     Karaoke Thursdays, from 7-10pm.  Come out and watch people having fun and being goofy.  Or be goofy yourselves and have fun singing and laughing. 

Thanks to all who supports the post.


House Committee Chairman

Iris Dupré

Home 225-2619, Cell 240-382-0790




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