At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 10/11/2021


VFW Post 4534



Greetings Rocket Post,

     We had another great week at the Rocket Post. I need you all to keep your eyes on the upcoming calendar. We have so much going on between now and Christmas that I will not be able to fit it on the weekly update. Please watch the calendar and look for updates to events happening in the next three months.


     If you have not seen the write up our Jr. Vice, Jim Lawson, did last week please take a look at it. This is on our Facebook page as well as at the post in the canteen and the hall. This is our post effort to provide Christmas as we do each year but this time it really hits close to home and is very touching to say the least. "Operation Rose’s Christmas”, if you have any questions please feel free to contact Comrade Lawson or any officer on the board. Our goal is to ensure every child at the Children’s hospital in Orlando has Christmas and they will receive their Christmas from Santa who will be flown in. I feel this will be bigger than any of our past Christmas missions. On 13 November we will be having a Spaghetti dinner as well as raffles, 50/50, silent auctions, you name it. I can tell you the grand prize is going to be a 70 inch colored television. Please check out the write up and again, if you have any questions please ask.


     Sunday breakfast; we have been trying to do a breakfast at the post once a month for a while. Evelyn has been coming in and preparing breakfast made to order and her efforts seem to be going unnoticed. Yesterday we tried to have the buffet breakfast but again the attendance was low and it was a lot of work for those in the kitchen, behind the bar and doing dishes. After some conversation we decided that maybe it is because we are only doing this once a month. So, in January we would like to have breakfast once a week. This does mean we will need volunteers. Between now and then please get a hold of Carl Davis if you would like to help with a Sunday breakfast. I am hoping that if this is a regular weekly thing you all might enjoy it much more.


     Reminder, there is a box in the canteen for your donations for the humane society. This can be dog food, cat food, dry food, canned food, whatever your heart desires. Keep in mind they also have other animals there from birds, rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamster’s. You can also look at their wish list on line at   If you have any questions please contact the Auxiliary President Diana Collier

     Ah yes it is getting closer and closer, that’s right, POST CLEAN-UP Saturday the 16th. This is going to be a great time and a lot of work at the same time. There will be pressure washing, grill detailing, kitchen deep cleaning, fridge detailing, bar and canteen sanitizing, hall stripping and waxing. Hope to see you all Saturday morning at 8:00 AM. Again, if you have any tools or supplies you think might benefit the cleaning efforts please bring them. Also please bring work-gloves if you have them.

     On Saturday 23 October we will be showing our appreciation for all our First responders here in Brevard County. We will have a DJ outside and we will have the grill on and the kitchen open from 1 to 5 PM. Please bring sides to share. There should be a sign-up sheet in the canteen or contact Diana Collier or Carl Davis if you would like to bring a side dish.

     On Wednesday 27 October 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM we have the Chicken Fried Steak Dinner. Be sure to sign up in the canteen.

     Reminder; the Patriots Pen, the Voice of Democracy and the Teacher of the Year. Only 3 weeks left so help spread the word.

     The Patriot Pen Theme is "How Can I be a Good American?  This program is for 6th thought 8th grade.  It requires the student to write a paper between 300 and 400 words.

     The VOD Theme is "America: Where do we go from here?”  This program is for 9th through 12th grade.  It requires the student to record their speech on a CD or flash drive.  The speech must be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds)

     The Teacher of the Year application must describe in 350 words or less why the teacher promotes patriotism and their dedication to education and complete the nomination form.

     All forms must be received at the Post NLT 31 Oct 2021.

     If you have any questions please contact Lavonda Thompson at 330-201-1119.

Have a wonderful week.

Sunday 10 Oct.

NFL Ticket

1:00 – 3:00 PM Tailgate Menu

2:00 PM Bingo


Monday 11 Oct.

Fun day Monday

7:00 PM Pool League


Tuesday 12 Oct.

7:00 PM Paint Stick Bingo

7:00 PM Texas Hold’em


Wednesday 13 Oct.

1:00 PM Cards

6:00 PM Auxiliary social hour

7:00 PM Auxiliary meeting


Thursday 14 Oct.

2:00 PM Bingo

5:00 PM Rocket Tacos and more

6:30 PM Karaoke Danno


Friday 15 Oct.


1:00 PM Shuffleboard

5-7:30 PM Fish Dinner baked or fried; Chicken Tenders is an option

7:30 PM Rockin Robbin Karaoke


Saturday 16 Oct.

8:00 AM Post clean-up

1:00 PM Show me the Money

3:00 PM Post closed for volunteer appreciation

7:00 PM Pool League (cancelled)


Sunday 17 Oct.

NFL Ticket First come First serve

1:00-3:00 PM Tailgate Menu


7:00 PM Close (Bartenders discretion)



On the Radar:  

21 Oct. Thurs. Karaoke Connie

22 Oct. Fri. Rockin Robbin

23 Oct. Sat. First Responder Appreciation Day with DJ and food 1-5 PM

23 Oct. Sat Danno Karaoke 7-10 pm

27 Oct. Wed. Special Dinner by Carl. Chicken Fried Steak

28 Oct. Thurs. Bad to the Bone

29 Oct. Fri. Commanders Choice Dinner; Cornish Hen Dinner with dressing, mashed potatoes

                    w/gravy, veg, salad, roll and dessert. Cost is $12.00. Half Hen dinner $10.00

29 Oct. Fri. Karaoke Contest

04 Nov. Thurs. Karaoke Connie

05 Nov. Fri. Tailgate Cookout Rockledge Raiders

05 Nov. Fri. Rockin Robbin

13 Nov. Sat. 3:00 PM Spaghetti Dinner Fund raiser for Children’s hospital/Christmas Fund

18 Nov. Bingo Cancelled Hall rented for private party

18 November 5 PM- ???? Hall Rental

25 Dec. Sat. Carries Christmas Party at the Rocket.




                                                                        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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