At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 11/16/2020

Greetings Rocket Post,


     Another great week at the Rocket and things are certainly looking up. Thursday night entertainment was big hit and Aaron stayed pretty busy in the kitchen. Friday night steak and pork chops were pretty good and Sunday Carl and Sandi looked pretty busy on that grill and in the kitchen. I was very happy to see so many of you over the weekend. Big Thank You to Digger for keeping the post clean every day and to the canteen associates who stay on top of cleaning as they go.


     Quick reminder, the Auxiliary has a Fall basket that will be going to a lucky winner this Thursday night at 7:00 PM. Be sure to get your 8 tickets for $5.00 this week and remember, you do not have to be present to win. This money is going to a great cause "Heroes on the Water”. If you are not familiar with how they help vets I ask you to speak to Darryl Benton, AKA Bones.


     All general Members, our monthly meeting is this Wednesday at 7:00 PM and I hope you can make it.


          Important message about Thanksgiving Day; we will serve from noon to 2:00 PM and then we will clean and serve again at 2:30 PM thru 4:30 PM. We will have the hall, the canteen and the screen room and all plates will be served to order. I know in the past we had it set up like a buffet but in keeping with better sanitation we will ask you to select what you would like and we will serve it to you, similar to Friday night dinners. I will put the menu below. As always our members who dine at the post eat for free, this includes one guest for free. Additional guests we ask for a $5.00 donation and for all "carry out” orders we ask for a $5.00 donation. We already have the volunteers who will do the preparation and for that I say a huge Thank you. The Rockledge High School Key Club has volunteered to handle the serving and clean up for our Thanksgiving dinner. This club promotes leadership as well as community service. We have the sign-up sheets in the canteen so please get signed up for one of the two servings and let us know how many guests you will have. If you can’t make it to the post please call the canteen associate so we can keep track of how many guests we will have. Thank you. Any additional suggestions, volunteers, and concerns about the Thanksgiving dinner please call or email our Jr. Vice Commander, Rick McFarland (321)243-3484 Thank you in advance.


     The evening of Thanksgiving, 26 November, there will not be tacos or entertainment. Also Friday the 27th there will not be a dinner but we will have Karaoke kicking off at 7:00 PM.


     Don’t forget to sign in the daily and weekly when you visit the Post and do not miss out on the drawing the Auxiliary is having. They have a beautiful handmade American Flag. See the canteen associate for your tickets.


Have a wonderful week.                                                 


Sunday 15 Nov.          1-3 PM Grill will be on



Monday 16 Nov.         1:00 PM Fun Day Monday

                                    7:00 PM Pool League


Tuesday 17 Nov.         7:00 PM Paint Stick Bingo

                                    7:00 PM Texas Hold’em (IT’S BACK)


Wednesday 18 Nov.   1:00 PM Cards

                                    5:30 PM House Committee Meeting

                                    7:00 PM General membership Meeting (Hall)


Thursday 19 Nov.       7:00 AM Golf at Turtle Creek

                                    1:00 PM BINGO (In the Hall)

                                    5:30- 8:00 PM Aarons Awesome Tacos

                                    6:30-9:30 PM Danno Karaoke

                                    7:00 PM Auxiliary Fall Basket Drawing


Friday 20 Nov.            1:00 PM Shuffleboard

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

                                    7:00 PM Rockin Robbin


Saturday 21 Nov.        7:00 PM Pool Tourney


Sunday 22 Nov.          NFL Ticket

                                    1:00–3:00 PM Burgers and Dogs (Rick and Peggy on the Grill)

                                    2:00 PM Bingo

                                    7:00 PM Close

On the Radar:                      

Nov. 2020

Nov. 26 Thurs. Thanksgiving (Two Servings; noon-2:00 PM and 2:30-4:30 PM)

Nov. 27 Fri. Barefoot Brenda

Nov. 29 Sun. Dave and Kathy on the Grill

Dec. 03 Thurs. Johnny Danger Live

Dec. 04 Fri. Karaoke Connie

Dec. 05 Sat. Private Party 5:00 PM until complete

Dec. 10 Thurs. Karaoke Connie

Dec. 25 Fri. Carries Rocket Christmas Party Noon till complete




                                                                        John A. Collier Sr.

                                                                        John A. Collier Sr.

                                                                        VFW Post 4534 Life member

                                                                        House Committee Chairman

Entertainment Chairman

(407) 271-9238



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VFW Post  4534

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Slow Roasted Turkey

Honey Glazed Ham

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Moms Country Dressing

Seasoned Green Beans

Turkey Gravy

Candied Yams

Sweet Potato Casserole

Cranberry Sauce & Relish


Pumpkin or Apple Pie