At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 10/12/2020


VFW Post 4534



Greetings Rocket Post,


     Ah yes, another Monday is here and I hope everyone is feeling great. I don’t know about the rest of you but I am ready to open our Post back up and this time I hope it is for good.


     For all the Auxiliary members, this month’s meeting was scheduled for this Wednesday the 14th of Oct. The meeting has been cancelled. Any concerns or questions please feel free to contact you Aux President or Sr. Vice.


     Some of you may have been by the post and saw the parking lot upgrade. We had a few volunteers come in last Friday and paint lines for the handicap parking area. You will notice the Purple Heart parking spot is wider than the rest. The reason for that is for those needing van access for additional assistance when exiting and entering their vehicle. What you do not see is the inside of the post. You will need sunglasses upon entry when you get there on the 18th because the floors look like a sheet of glass. The entire hall and canteen have been stripped and waxed to a high gloss. Looks fantastic!


     Ah yes the count down. 6 days and we will be open again. We had a lot of requests to put the tables around the bar again with the three chairs. Seems people are more comfortable sitting with their friends and family and actually seeing each other when they are talking. We will be back to Friday night dinner starting on the 23rd with, you guessed it, Steak or Pork Chop dinner so mark your calendar.


     The Auxiliary has decided to push back the "Fall Festival” which was scheduled for 7 November and make it a "Spring Fling” early in 2021. This will give a bit more time working out the details and coordinating for the entertainment and all the other logistical requirements involved. I will let you know the date when it is confirmed by the Auxiliary.


     Another change to the calendar is our Post Clean up. I had hoped to do this on 24 October but the Commander wants to be there to help and he will be away on a VFW commitment that weekend, as will a few other board members. So, we will be doing our Post Clean up on 31 October, Saturday 8:00 AM thru 3:00 PM I need volunteers to help get the post cleaned up. This will include inside and outside. We are looking at some areas that need paint; the screen room needs to be cleaned top to bottom as well as all the furniture. The ditch behind the screen room needs to be cleared. Those that helped last year know that with more help it is really an easy task. I hope to have as much help and more this year.


     Everyone have a great week and hopefully Mother Nature will continue to bless us with fantastic weather. I look forward to seeing you all once we are open again. In the meantime if you need anything please do not hesitate to call. Our commander, as well as those of us on the board, are here for you.


Have a wonderful week.                                                 


Sunday 11 Oct.           CLOSED


Monday 12 Oct.          CLOSED


Tuesday 13 Oct.         CLOSED


Wednesday 14 Oct.    CLOSED Aux. Meeting cancelled


Thursday 15 Oct.        CLOSED


Friday 16 Oct.             CLOSED


Saturday 17 Oct.         CLOSED


Sunday 18 Oct.           Open 12:00 Noon

                                    1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Burgers and Dogs

                                    2:00 PM Bingo

                                    7:00 PM Close


On the Radar:                      


Oct. 2020

Oct. 21 Wed. 5:30 PM House Committee Meeting 7:00 PM General Membership meeting

Oct. 23 Fri. Barefoot Brenda

Oct. 30 Fri. Rockin Robbin

Oct. 31 8:00 AM thru 3:00 PM Fall clean up (See notes above)

Oct. 31 Sat. Halloween Party 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with Rockin Robbin





                                                                        John A. Collier Sr.

                                                                        VFW Post 4534 Life member

                                                                        Sr. Vice Commander

House Committee Chairman

Entertainment Chairman

(407) 271-9238



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