AMVETS Post 1928 of Columbus Ohio

August 2019


Our first meeting went very well. Since some of the officers are new and others are taking on a new position, myself and some of the other officers went to the AMVETS Officers training class in Chillicothe, it was very informative.

We are still in need of a 1st Vice, 3rd Vice and an Adjutant. I believe we have the Adjutant position filled by Sandy Vorhies, she has said she will come back another year to help out and will take that position. In the meantime, Becky Stormont and Nancy Puffenberger have committed to handling the membership until a 1st Vice is found. Remember AMVET members dues are due by August 31, 2019.

The AMVETS has a big screen TV that we are raffling off. It is $10 a ticket and we have a few left. Once all the tickets are sold out, we will post flyers in the canteen as to the date the winner will be drawn. Thank you for all your help, this money will go to help with the expense of the Sunday liquor license.

Hot Dog Wednesday is doing great. Everyone is enjoying! Frank has hot dogs and sausages with all the trimmings all day until they are gone. Donations are welcomed. Come out and enjoy.

On Monday night, we have the $5 drawling which is growing. Tuesday Night we have the quarter board drawling, Wednesday night we have the $1 board drawing and on Thursday nights we have queen of hearts. All drawings are at 7:00PM.

The July 4th cookout went very well, thank you for all the help.

Hope to see you all at the next membership meeting, which is Tuesday, August 13, 2019 around 7:00PM. I urge everyone to attend the meetings so you will know what is going on.

Tim Blevins, Commander Post 1928

From the Past Commander – Becky Stormont

At the swearing of the new officers on Sunday June 30, 2019 at 3:00PM, I was presented with this hat for all the work we have accomplished in the last year at AMVETS Post 1928. I just wanted to share it with you all in appreciation of all your work in helping me to receive this high award. I could have not accomplished everything I did had it not been for all of your help. I could single out a lot of people, but this would go on forever. So, THANK YOU, EVERYONE!

I was elected chair of the Trustees again this year, here are the job duties for that position just in case anyone has any questions: The Trustee Board Chairman shall be the direct supervisor of the club manager and the club manager shall supervise the club room employees.

Also, would like to remind all AMVET members that dues will be due August 31,2019 for the 2019- 2020 calendar year. We do not have a 1st Vice as of yet so Nancy Puffenberger and myself will be taking care of the membership for the club until a 1st Vice is elected. Some time in September we will be going over the $5 Board and taking off the deceased members along with the members who are no longer members, so this means you number might change. We will post in the club when we have completed it so you may look to see if your number has changed after that time.

You may want to note that the 12th District Meeting will be on Sunday, September 22nd at noon at AMVETS Post 31. The District Meeting is the place to find out all the updated information and to talk with the District Commander and officers about any questions that an officer may have. Becky

From the Sons – Alan Porter

Gentlemen, I’d like to address the membership of the Son’s of Amvets and urge you all to come out and attend the meeting we have on the first Tuesday of every month. We are making great strides in members but need you to attend so we can have your input and ideas on the successful execution of our mission to help veterans and our community. Thank you in advance for your loyalty and support of Amvets post 1928. Alan

Swearing-In of the 2019-2020 Sons of AMVETS Officers
From left to right- Charlie Potts Chaplain, Rodney Barton 1st vice, Alan Porter Commander, Sandy Vorhess, Mike Stakely Adjutant, Roger Riffle 3rd vice
Not pictured John Nichols Finance officer, Greg Norris 2nd Vice
If we may be of service please don’t hesitate to ask.

From the Ladies – Angela Peters, President

The 4th of July celebration at the club was a hit. Thanks to all of you who volunteered and also to those who carried in dishes to share. I hope everyone is staying cool this summer. The club is nice and cool, and the beer is ice cold. Ladies, our next meeting is August 11th at 5:00 pm. Please join us. It would be great to see some new faces and some we have not seen in a while. Angela

From the Honor Guard – Terry Troesch

Fellow members and friends here at Post 1928- Well, as the summer is quickly passing, new officers have been sworn in. We want to wish them well in their endeavors for growth and opportunity for our post. Good luck ladies and gentlemen. As the Honor Guard is still in search for some more members. We are happy to say welcome to Mike Korting for joining our ranks. Being a member of the Honor Guard as stated in previous months does have a very rewarding benefit. To have a family member, friend, or someone who is observing a ceremony express their appreciation for our participation can’t be overstated. If you yourself or someone you might know, has an interest in becoming a member of our Honor Guard, please contact one of our members and we can talk more in depth. We meet the second Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM. Any questions please contact Dave Fell.
Most respectfully, Terry

Canteen News -Kristal Scott, Manager

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!! We are accepting donations of new box fans, which will be donated to Lifecare Alliance and distributed to the less fortune. The local Fire Department will pick them up and make the donation on our behalf.

We have new shirts in. New designs will continue to come in. Please stop by the case and check them out. As a reminder we still have a few tickets left for the 65” Samsung TV. See the bartender on duty for tickets and your chance to win.

If you have issues or have overheard customers talking about personnel issues please bring them to me so I can address them. We want everyone to come in and enjoy the time they spend in the club. Thank you again for your continued support. Kristal