At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 6/29/2020


VFW Post 4534



Greetings Rocket Post,

     You all know I try to be funny if I can in these weekly updates but today I do not have it in me to even try to be funny. After Friday’s changes to our normal operation we have had to make some hard decisions both General Membership and Auxiliary. See below some of the changes that have been made in regards to our "normal operation at the Post”


     First, we can only allow Members and their families into the canteen as of now. Until further notice the only evening we will allow guests of members in the post is Friday during our dinner. Guests must stay in the hall or screen room and cannot hang out in the canteen nor can they purchase alcohol. I know this is surprising and believe me I had a couple of upset people over the weekend but rules that come down from Department and District will be adhered too because I will not put our post at risk.


     Second, we will suspend some activities until we can allow guests of members back in the Post. So until further notice there will not be karaoke, live entertainment, Thursday night Tacos or Bingo on Thursday and Sunday. As of now we are allowing Texas Holdem because the majority of the players are members or family of members. The auxiliary will see how that goes over the next couple weeks. Also Paint Stick on Tuesday will continue with strict rules on Members and their families only.


     Alright! How about some good news? Actually, some yummy news. It seems like the BBQ ribs this past Friday were a hit, I know because I did not get any! But that is ok because I know the cook. This Friday do not miss out on Pulled Pork with Fries, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and Garlic Toast. Bring your guests and seat them in the hall or screen room.


     Take notice to the calendar for 4 July 2020. We want our Canteen Associates to enjoy the holiday as well so this year we are closing the Post early, around 4:00 PM. Come in and see Kathy during the day and between noon and 2:00 PM our Commander Mark Kelley and David Skinner will be cooking dogs and burgers on the grill for our members and their families.


     As always, I ask of each and every one of you, please spread the word to others that might not get on Facebook or check the web page.


Have a wonderful week.                                                 


Sunday 28 Jun.


Monday 29 Jun.          7:00 PM Pool Tourney


Tuesday 30 Jun.          7:00 PM Paint Stick Bingo (Canteen)

                                    7:00 PM Texas Holdem (Hall)


Wednesday 01 Jul.     1:00 PM Cards


Thursday 02 Jul.         7:00 AM Golf (TBD)

                                    5:30 PM Aarons Awesome Tacos (Suspended until further notice)


Friday 03 Jul.              1:00 PM Shuffleboard

                                                5:00-7:30 PM Fish Dinner. Chicken Breast is an option.

                                                ***** Special this evening Pulled Pork Dinner with Fries, Baked Beans,                                                                         Cole Slaw and Garlic Toast $12.00


Saturday 04 Jul.          Special hours 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                                    12-2 PM Free Burgers and Dogs. Commander Mark Kelley on the grill


Sunday 05 Jul.            1:00-3:30 pm Burgers and Dogs available if we have a volunteer

                                    3:00 PM  BINGO! (Suspended until further notice)


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July 2020

July 16 Thurs  Debra Simms Karaoke

July 17 Fri      Connie Karaoke

July 23 Thurs  Barefoot Brenda Karaoke

July 24 Fri      Rockin Robbin

July 25 Sat.     Private Party in the Hall 4 PM -11 PM (Pool Cancelled)

July 30 Thurs  Connie Karaoke

July 31 Fri      James Workman Karaoke




                                                                        John A. Collier Sr.

                                                                        VFW Post 4534 Life member

                                                                        Sr. Vice Commander

House Committee Chairman

Entertainment Chairman

(407) 271-9238



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