At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 8/30/2021


VFW Post 4534



Greetings Rocket Post,

     As we all have seen and heard, this past week has been tragic for our country in that we lost 13 servicemen and women to a cowardly act. Keep the families and friends of those that paid the ultimate price in your thoughts and prayers. As many of you have seen, the US Flag has been at half-staff since Friday and will go back to full staff this evening when the sun goes down. We also have a display set up in the canteen for those that lost their lives and that to will be taken away this evening when the Flag goes back up. I hope we do not have to display this again.

     Again this week I get to say Thank you to our volunteer teams for stepping up and making Thursday, Friday and Sunday truly awesome. For those that missed out Friday night we had those awesome cuts of meat we had a couple of award winning cakes to offer. Fantastic job by everyone!

    Coming up; Wednesday 29 September the kitchen is offering a special dinner. Beef Liver and Onions, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad and dessert. Please sign up in the canteen so Carl knows how much to prepare.

     Also, on Fish night, the kitchen is now offering Chicken tenders as an option for the next couple months and if this seems to be a hit, we will continue it.

     In case you missed it, we added pulled pork sandwiches to the Sunday menu. If you have not tried one, or two, I gotta tell you, you are missing out.

     For the next three or four days you will see a lot of work going on at the post as our new roof is going up. Weather permitting, they hope to be finished by Wednesday but we all know Florida and the weather here so be patient. They plan to do all the work out back so nothing should interfere with daily operations or parking.

     Does anyone need a refrigerator? We have an extra Fridge at the post that needs a new home. It works perfect and would be great for a garage fridge so if you want it please let me know. This will be first come first serve. You will need to have it moved that is all.

     Bingo Players! 12 September will be the start of the NFL season and as you all remember, the screen room and the canteen will have the games on. If you choose to play bingo in the canteen please remember you will need to use the screens in the canteen because the speakers will be off. If you wish to hear the numbers please play in the hall.

     As always, please share this information with other members that do not check Facebook or the Post Web Page. I am still hearing from members that say they did not know what was going on at the Post.


Have a wonderful week.

Sunday 29 Aug.

1:00 – 3:00 PM Burgers and Dogs

2:00 PM Bingo


Monday 30 Aug.

Fun day Monday

7:00 PM Pool League


Tuesday 31 Aug

7:00 PM Paint Stick Bingo

7:00 PM Texas Hold’em


Wednesday 01 Sep.

1:00 PM Cards

7:00 PM Bass Anglers Meeting (Hall)


Thursday 02 Sep.

2:00 PM Bingo

5:00 PM Rocket Tacos and more

6:30 PM Rockin Robbin Karaoke


Friday 03 Sep.


1:00 PM Shuffleboard

5-7:30 PM Fish Dinner Baked or Fried. Chicken Tenders is an option

7:30 PM Rockin Robbin


Saturday 04 Sep.

1:00 PM Show me the Money

7:00 PM Pool League


Sunday 05 Sep.

1:00-3:00 PM Burgers, Dogs and Pulled Pork Sandwiches


7:00 PM Close (Bartenders discretion)



On the Radar:  

09 Sept. Thurs. Connie

10 Sept. Fri. Rockin Robbin  

11 Sept. Sat. Barefoot Brenda

12 Sept. Sun. 9:00 AM Breakfast made to Order by Evelyn

16 Sept. Thurs. Connie

17 Sept. Fri. Rockin Robbin  

18 Sept. Sat. 1:00 PM Show me the Money

18 Sept. Sat 3:00 PM Celebration of Life (Hall Rented)

23 Sept. Thurs. Bad to the Bone

24 Sept. Fri. Barefoot Brenda

25 Sept. Sat. Barefoot Brenda

30 Sept. Thurs. TBD

02 Oct. Sat. M.F.C. Luncheon 11:00 AM thru 3:00 PM (Hall Rented)

28 Oct. Thurs. Bad to the Bone

18 November 5 PM- ???? Hall Rental




                                                                        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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