Tawney Rowe Memorial VFW Post  4412 

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Commander's Message: February 2016

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Happy February Team,

  My apologies for being so scarce in January. I had a hazmat symposium for work and then the VFW convention. One day I will be retired but not for some time.



  First thanks to all those helping keep the place looking good. The litter and cigarette butts are getting where they need to be instead of on the sidewalk and grass. Smokers and non-smokers are to be commended. Let's not forget the hard working cleaning crew as well.



  Second is something important to us all. I have heard several people speak of the cheap drinks. Please politely correct them and remind them that part of that cost is blood, sweat, and tears of soldiers and their families. The cost in dollars may be small but the price of our products is without a ceiling. By them saying that and us not saying anything diminishes the entire reason VFW's exist.



  An addendum to that are those that come in and brag that they could join but do not. They have the choice and I, as we all should, respect that but it is nothing to brag about. Membership is how we stay in business. Many a post has fallen in no large part from lack of membership. We are not the corner pub, we are a VFW canteen and a place of honor. Please be polite but remind them that if they like it here so much and are able to join they should.



  Third, the post is becoming much busier. If you have come in on a steak night or fish fry we are standing room only. I am calling for a few more people to volunteer to help a bit. The current volunteers do an awesome job and both canteen and kitchen staff should be proud of the fabulous job they do. That said things would go easier on us all and we could do even more with a few extra hands. Many hands make light work.



  Last, elections are coming up soon. For anyone looking to fill a spot please start thinking about having someone nominate you. As for me, if the post will have me I would like to continue with the honor of be your post commander.



With honor,

With the utmost respect and admiration,

Yours in Comradeship,

David Bear

Commander Post 4412


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