VFW Post 3015           RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED                           Non-   Profit Organization                                                                                                                   

2815 W. 7th St.                                                                                        US Postage Paid

Clovis, NM  88101

 www.vfw3015.org

 

 

 

 

 

     Permit #44 Clovis,NM 88101-0271

 

April 2021 NEWSLETTER

 

 

From the Commander:

 

                The Post has once again elected yours truly as Post Commander. I am humbled by your confidence in my leadership. It seems this COVID crisis will never end, but I promise we will try our best to keep us alive, and to re-open as soon as possible. Speaking of which, we have lots of events coming up and we are looking for more ideas, so come on out and support us and give us your ideas!

 

                10 Apr, 11am-3pm, Ham lunch. $10 a plate.

                11 Apr, 12-? District 8 Convention, with lunch at 1pm, $7 a plate.

                17 Apr, Post Swamp Cooler maintenance, 8am. Come out and watch us old farts fall off the roof!

                1 May, 7:30-11am Breakfast. We want to have a breakfast/garage sale the 1st on each month.

                15 May, possible Luau dinner. That should be fun! Prize from the Commander for best costume!

                29 May, Memorial Day Flag displays at the graves of our veterans. Meet at the VFW at 7:30am.

                1 Jun, Flag retrieval at 5 pm

                4-6 June, State Convention in Albuquerque. If you plan to go, make your reservations now!

 

If you know of any WWII Veterans who would like to take a 20 minute ride in a vintage WWII aircraft, DramFlights.org/Honor is offering. The cutoff is 1 June. If there are enough WWII vets from Clovis/Portales, they will even fly out of here. Flights will be sometime in July to September.

We hosted the Clovis VA Clinic COVID-19 Shot Clinic on the 1st and 31st of March. We did a lot of good for our Veterans and the VA loves us. They are taking about coming back this fall for flu shots.

Speaking of COVID, as restrictions ease up, we need to look for ideas and ways to occupy our Bingo Hall. Let’s get those folks coming back to the Post!

How many people are interested in Post T-shirts? What would you like them to look like? I’m looking for ideas to keep us alive. Give me yours!

 

Tom Hudspeth

Commander, VFW Post 3015

 

 

Be safe and if you need help, call your Post!

Thomas Hudspeth II

Commander Post 3015

 

From the Quartermaster:

Good news! We have renewed our loan and are continuing to operate, hoping to stretch the money until we can fully open. We have many upcoming events and need everyone’s support. 

 

Until then everyone come out and support your VFW during the upcoming events.

If you know of anyone that is on hard times let us know we can pay their membership dues from the welfare account.

 

Roger Hoggatt             

Quarter Master; VFW Post 3015

 

N OTICE:  To All Members:

If you have anything to add to the Newsletter contact the Post at: vfw3015@suddenlinkmail.com 

 NOTE – The deadline for inputs to the newsletter is the 1st Thursday of each month, shortly after the Post meeting. 

PLEASE feel free to contact one of the Post

Officers.

 

 

From the Auxiliary President:

VFW Auxiliary: Sisters & Brothers, Greetings

Hope all are staying safe! Some of you will be glad to hear bingo is back and to get back to full swing. Our times are Tuesday night from 6-9pm. Doors open at 5:30pm, and concessions will be open.  Wednesday 12-4pm, doors open at noon. Come out and support while having fun.

                We continue to have dinners at the Post. Check the Community Calendar, look for flyers around town, check local radio stations and of course, word of mouth always helps. 

                VFWA will be holding District 8 at the Post on April 11th. Lunch is at noon, meeting starts at 1:00pm.  Lunch will be $7. Elections will be held. Come out and meet your District Officers, or throw your hat in the ring.

                Fresh new members are always welcome. Volunteers are always needed in bingo, in the kitchen, and helping with functions. Please think about helping out, not only will you be helping the Post, but also our veterans and our community.

                Take care, be safe, mask up.

                Our Post is COVID-19 Certified!

                We practice safe distancing.

 

Thank you,

Elaine Mitchell

VFWA President

For God and Country

 

 

 

From the M.O.C. Auxiliary:

 

Greetings All!

 

                The Auxiliary will have the kitchen open during Bingos Tuesday night 5pm and Wednesday at noon. Come out and show support for your auxiliary! Who knows, you may even have a good time!

                The VFW & MOC Auxiliary will be having a breakfast on May 1st from 7:30-11:00am for only $7 a plate. Come start your Saturday with a great breakfast!

                We need volunteers to help with Bingo and dinners. We can’t do it without you!

                The next MOCA meeting will be at the Post on May 7th at 7pm.

                During our recent VA COVID Shot Clinic, hosted by the post, The VA Medical Center Director, Dr. Rodney S. Gonzales, showed up and was very agreeable to our returning to the VA Hospital in the near future (as soon as COVID, the CDC and our Governor lets us) We still take coffee and creamer to our veterans at the VA hospital in Amarillo. They still play Bingo for candy. We donate the candy too. We are not able to go and play Bingo yet, but we can still keep them smiling in beds white.

                Remember we are still here to give back to our community and the men and women of our country.

 

“Keep’ em Smiling in Beds of White”

Arleen Smith

Auxiliary President

MOCA PT5

 

 

From the Seam Squirrel:

Next pup tent meeting 7 May 2021 at 1900 hrs. Nomination and election of pup tent officer.

Grand Scratch is scheduled for 3 June 2021 at VFW post 401 Albuquerque NM.

 We are here to support VFW Post 3015.  Any VFW Member in good standing may join the Military Order of the Cooties, (MOC). The MOC is an Honor Degree of the VFW. We need to pitch in if the Post and Pup Tent is going to continue on, so come and help out (support) with the fund raisers and activities of the Post.

 Amarillo VA Hospital Web page:

http://www.amarillo.va.gov

Phone Number: 806-354-7811

Dale Huft Seam Squirrel, AHO PT 5