Newsletter Page 2 January – February 2019
Comrades and Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you for the opportunity to wish you well this Christmas and New Year’s season. I think we all know life has its ups and down, good and bad and regardless of the event, fairness is never a consideration. To survive, we must all persevere to have balance in life. Life is very much like a three-legged stool. Things get a little out of whack if one of those legs is shorter than the other or not there altogether. Those three legs are physical health, spiritual health and mental health. Against a backdrop of life, they go hand-in-hand with work, play and family. Everything must have balance. My wish for each of you is that you find and maintain balance in your lives. Lastly, the two greatest forces in the history of mankind are the American military and Jesus Christ. One was willing to die for your freedom, the other for your soul.
Keep doing the great things you are doing as a Post and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2019!
District 3 Commander Gus Vitali
VFW Prayer January 2019
“Jesus, you said, ‘There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’ Today we pray for those men and women who have, in their military service, sacrificed their time, strength, ambition, health and even their lives on this earth to benefit ‘friends,’ known and unknown.
Many of our warriors carry scars in their hearts as well as on their bodies. Dark memories haunt their dreams at night. Fears cloud their waking hours.
Bless the families of soldiers who bear these pains vicariously. Give them patience and wisdom and strength to endure, and more than endure to hope in faith for a blessed life. God, not everything that happens in life is good. But you promise to work all things together for good to those who love you and align their lives with your purpose. Create good in the families of veterans who have experienced pain and loss. Do this miracle, we pray. We honor our veterans in your name. We thank you – as we thank them – for their sacrifice. We ask you to return to them the favor of your blessing, a gift we on our own could never offer. We ask that you give our veterans a peace beyond the peace they fought to secure, a peace in their own hearts, wrapped in the joy of a life touched by your strong hand.
Happy Holidays Everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to address the membership through this medium. As I complete my fourth term as your Commander, let me just say that I’m very excited with the direction our Post is heading. With the able help of the Officers, Auxiliary and membership, we are initiating new and exciting ventures. One them you are probably holding in your hand right now. So take a moment, read through the Newsletter, come up and attend our events, and enjoy the camaraderie we have to share here. If you are already doing so, please continue. If you haven’t been here for a while, come up and re-acquaint yourself. We all would love to see you. Have a Safe and Happy New Year. Simper Fi, Commander Bruce Hanson
Auxiliary Members of VFW9927 Happy New Year… Welcome to 2019 May it be a Wonderful Year
How About Starting your 2019 Off by Visiting Your Post January 1,2019 New Key Cards will be Pass Out! So, come by and pick up your new Card and say Hi. Annual Membership fees are due need to be at National Office before December 31,2018. So, if you have not Paid your 2019-2020 Dues, please do so as soon as Possible so you may continue to be a member in good standing. OUR Numbers Count. Did you Know that the National Commander appears before Congress in Support of our Veterans? The Numbers He Carries behind him always helps in his Requests. The VFW has Some Great Events Scheduled for January and February. Check the Calendar and come on in. The Picture Painting Party sounds like a lot of fun, Doesn’t it?
There is now a dart and Bowling League. Come and Get involved. We Need Volunteers. We always welcome the Help Sign up to help with a dinner or too or help with the Bands. Our Monthly Meeting is held on the first Tuesday of the Month at 7:30. Attend get involved. We can always use new input. I look forward to seeing you at our Post.
Loyally, Auxiliary President Merry Douglas
Kettering Memorial Post 9927 would like to wish you A very Happy New Year with many Blessing to come in 2019. Thanks to All the Members support we have a lot of great things planned this year here at the V. We will have the Dinner and Show with Panama Dance Group and Chamorro on the 12thof Jan. 4pm-8pm dinner will be brought in by our guest. Then don’t forget to eat at Skyline Chili on Wilmington Pike (Dine to Donate) on the Jan 19th, 5pm-8pm. Bring your receipt to the Post and listen to a great band, Nothing But Treble. Also, ladies and gentlemen, you can “Get your Painting On” Sunday, Jan.20th,1pm-4pm. Sign up and come down on Jan 15th. And that’s just the first Month. As a Post, we heard your thoughts this year we will be Putting together more Outdoor Bands and shows for the whole Family to take part in. With your support, together, this will be the Best Year.
Jr. Vice Commander Todd Combs