At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 11/30/2020


VFW Post 4534



Greetings Rocket Post,


     First off I want to say thank you to all of you that stepped up and made Thanksgiving dinner a complete success. We did not feed very many in the Post but we sure had a lot of carry out dinners. Approximately 75 meals went out on Thanksgiving and that could not have happened without the awesome volunteers from our Post as well as the Key Club from Rockledge High School. What a fantastic day it turned out to be.


     You have 4 days left to get in on the drawing for the handmade American Flag hanging in the canteen by the Christmas tree. See the canteen associate for your tickets. The Auxiliary will be drawing the winner this Friday at 7:00 PM after our Fish Dinner. You do not need to be present to win.


     Ah yes Christmas is getting closer and you will see the decorations going up around the post. Some of the auxiliary and the general membership started Friday night by setting up two trees and then on Saturday continued to dress up the hall and the canteen. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


     Speaking of Christmas, as you know each year we raise money to support veteran families as well as families in our community that need some help during Christmas. So far this year, even with covid-19, we have raised over $5,200.00 and as of right now we are going to be helping 13 families that need our support. This would not be possible without all of your support through donations and playing the 50/50 on Friday night. Thank you all very much. Yes we will be having the 50/50 this Friday during the fish dinner and we will announce the winner at 7:00 PM when the Auxiliary draws the winner of the flag.


     Christmas day! Do not think that you have nowhere to go on this day. The Rocket Post will be open and you can bet there will be food. Looks like three turkeys and a ham or two are being made. See Carrie if you plan on attending and enjoying the day with us. I will ask permission to have open jukebox and I will ask permission to have the pool table open on this great day as well.


     For this year’s New Year’s Eve get together we are going to try something a little different. Some members have said midnight is just too late to be out and about. I have to agree. So, we are going to try to ring in the New Year the same time Brazil does. So, we will be dropping the ball in the Rocket Post at 10:00 PM and welcome 2021 a couple hours before everyone else. Hopefully more of our members can be a part of the New year celebration with us.


     Quick note; until further notice the Rocket post will open at 3:00 PM on Saturdays. We will revisit this in January 2021.  


Have a wonderful week.                                                 


Sunday 29 Nov.          1-3 PM PM Burgers and Dogs (Dave and Kathy on the Grill)



Monday 30 Nov.         1:00 PM Fun Day Monday

                                    7:00 PM Pool League


Tuesday 01 Dec.         7:00 PM Paint Stick Bingo

                                    7:00 PM Texas Hold’em


Wednesday 02 Dec.   1:00 PM Cards

                                    7:00 PM Bass Anglers Meeting (Hall)


Thursday 03 Dec.       1:00 PM BINGO

                                    5:30- 8:00 Aarons Awesome Tacos


Friday 04 Dec.            1:00 PM Shuffleboard

                                    5:00-7:00 Fish Dinner

                                    7:00 PM Drawing for the handmade American Flag

                                    7:00 PM Karaoke Connie (in the canteen)


Saturday 05 Dec.        5:00 PM Private Party

                                    7:00 PM Pool cancelled


Sunday 06 Dec.           NFL Ticket

                                    1:00–3:00 PM Burgers and Dogs

                                    2:00 PM Bingo

                                    7:00 PM Close

On the Radar:                      

Dec. 2020

Dec. 11 Fri. Rockin Robbin Karaoke

Dec. 12 Sat. 11:00 AM Award ceremony/luncheon V.O.D, Patriots Pen, Teacher of the Year

Dec. 18 Fri. Barefoot Brenda Karaoke

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

Dec. 31 Thurs. New Year’s party (Brazil Theme) we will drop our Ball at 10:00 PM




                                                                        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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