At The Rocket

John A. Collier Sr. - 10/18/2021


VFW Post 4534



Greetings Rocket Post,

     As usual, I will start this weekly ATR off with a huge Thank You to all our volunteers. Not only do you come through for the dinners but the Post Clean up Saturday morning would not have happened without those of you that showed up and worked your tails off for hours. We got a lot accomplished and for that I am grateful. I will plan another clean up in 3 months and the next one will focus on the exterior of the building and yes this means painting.

     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.

     Don’t forget to get signed up for the Chicken Fried Steak Dinner on Wednesday the 27thof October. I know I don’t speak for everyone but I can tell you this is one of my favorites and it is going to be awesome. Sign-up sheet is in the canteen.

     If you have not seen the write up our Jr. Vice, Jim Lawson, did 2 weeks ago 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.

   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

     As you all know last year Trick or Treat was cancelled due to the pandemic. Well, this year it looks to be a go and the kids will be excited to get out there and collect as much candy as they can. There are a couple things to keep in mind while these children are going door to door. Please pay attention if you are driving and adhere to the posted speed limit or go even slower in the housing areas. If you are out there with your kids or Grandkids try to maintain a safe distance form others that you do not know, Avoid large gatherings at front doors, wait until it’s not so congested. Take only wrapped candy or treats, avoid homemade goodies. Once you’re done trick or treating, be sure to wash your hands before you eat the candy. For those staying at home and giving out the candy, designate one person to give out the candy, wear your mask prior to opening the door. If you will be sitting outside giving out the candy try to set yourself up behind a table in an effort to create distance between yourself and the trick or treater. Put out some hand sanitizer for those going door to door and of course, wash your hands frequently.

Have a wonderful week.

Sunday 17 Oct.

NFL Ticket

1:00 – 3:00 PM Tailgate Menu

2:00 PM Bingo


Monday 18 Oct.

Fun day Monday

7:00 PM Pool League


Tuesday 19 Oct.

7:00 PM Paint Stick Bingo

7:00 PM Texas Hold’em


Wednesday 20 Oct.

1:00 PM Cards

5:30 PM House Committee Meeting

7:00 PM General membership meeting


Thursday 21 Oct.

2:00 PM Bingo

5:00 PM Rocket Tacos and more

6:30 PM Karaoke Connie


Friday 22 Oct.


1:00 PM Shuffleboard

5-7:30 PM Steak or Pork Chop Dinner; Chicken Tenders is an option

7:30 PM Rockin Robbin Karaoke


Saturday 23 Oct.

1:00-5:00 PM 1st Responder Appreciation Day

7:00 PM Karaoke Danno

7:00 PM Pool League (cancelled)


Sunday 24 Oct.

NFL Ticket First come First serve

1:00-3:00 PM Tailgate Menu


7:00 PM Close (Bartenders discretion)



On the Radar:  

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

10 Nov. Wed. Happy Birthday Marine Corps.

11 Nov. Thurs. Veterans Day

11 Nov. Thurs. Karaoke Connie

12 Nov. Fri. Barfoot Brenda

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

13 Nov. Sat. Barefoot Brenda

18 Nov. Bingo Cancelled Hall rented for private party

18 Nov. 5 PM- ???? Hall Rental

18 Nov. 6:30 PM Bad to the Bone karaoke

19 Nov. Fri. Rockin Robbin Karaoke

25 Nov. Thurs. Happy Thanksgiving Dinner at noon.

26 Nov. Fri. Barefoot Brenda karaoke

27 Nov. Sat. Barefoot Brenda

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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