At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 11/23/2020


VFW Post 4534



Greetings Rocket Post,

     Happy Monday Everyone; I was thinking over the weekend how in the military during this time of the year we would always have mandatory training and it would focus on looking out for one another because during the holidays there are a lot of folks that are depressed and upset about being away from home, either at their duty station or deployed to some foreign land. Even though we are here I wonder how many out there need an ear or something to do in an attempt to keep their minds from wandering. I can only speak for myself and I know during this time I miss my son and I wish he was here and not 2000 miles away. It may not sound like much but in all honestly it is. I want everyone to know that we are here for you if you need an ear or if you need anything. Depression is not something anyone should have to deal with on their own and it does get worse during the holidays so please do not hesitate to call any of us on the board or another member that you know.


     So, last Thursday we had a lucky winner of the fall basket. Congrats Peggy. I believe the 4th of December at 6:00 PM is the drawing for the handmade American Flag. See the bartender for your tickets and remember, you need not be present to win.


     With the holidays approaching we are seeing a decline in attendance so until mid-January we will not be having Thursday night entertainment. In January we will discuss bringing it back. Between now and then you still have Aarons Awesome Tacos and we will have the open Jukebox. On that note, Thank you Comrade Lawson and Kathy Tubbs for filling in last Thursday, I hear the Pulled Pork tacos were a hit.


     Three days and it is 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. 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 22 Nov.          1-3 PM PM Burgers and Dogs (Rick and Peggy on the Grill)



Monday 23 Nov.         1:00 PM Fun Day Monday

                                    7:00 PM Pool League


Tuesday 24 Nov.         7:00 PM Paint Stick Bingo

                                    7:00 PM Texas Hold’em


Wednesday 25 Nov.   1:00 PM Cards


Thursday 26 Nov.       Happy Thanksgiving

                                    Noon - 2:00 PM First serving

                                    2:30 -4:30 PM Second serving

                                    BINGO cancelled

                                    5:30- 8:00 No Tacos


Friday 27 Nov.            1:00 PM Shuffleboard

                                    5:00-7:00 No Dinner this evening

                                    7:00 PM Barefoot Brenda Karaoke


Saturday 28 Nov.        7:00 PM Pool Tourney


Sunday 29 Nov.          NFL Ticket

                                    1:00–3:00 PM Burgers and Dogs (Dave and Kathy on the Grill)

                                    2:00 PM Bingo (caller is Chuck)

                                    7:00 PM Close

On the Radar:                      

Nov. 2020

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

                                                                        Sr. Vice Commander

                                                                        House Committee Chairman

Entertainment Chairman

(407) 271-9238



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