NEWSLETTER

ROBERT E. ULTSCH

AMVETS POST 1988

JUNE NEWSLETTER

As a member of Post 1988 you should keep the name and phone number of the Chaplain and the Service Officer in a handy location where either you or a family member will be able to find it if necessary.  In case of sickness, distress or death of a member or their spouse the Chaplain should be notified.  If a member or their family has any questions regarding VA benefits or entitlements, the Service Officer can answer their questions and file claims on their behalf.

Post Service Officer: Jonathan Robinson 513-487-6054

Post Chaplain: John Cerimele 385-3482

CLUB ROOM HOURS

Sunday                                                                                     3 PM – 11 PM

Monday                                                      Closed except for meeting nights

Tuesday thru Thursday                                                            3 PM – 11 PM

Friday_______                                                                       11 AM –  1  AM

Saturday                                                                                    5 PM – 11 PM

POST 1988 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING NIGHTS

TRUSTEE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING – 1ST MONDAY OF MONTH @ 6:00PM

AMVETS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING @ 7:00 PM

POST OPENS AT 6:45 PM

LADIES AUXILIARY MEETING – 2ND MONDAY OF MONTH  @ 7:30 PM

SONS OF AMVETS 2ND THURSDAY EVERY OTHER  MONTH  @ 6 PM

VIETNAM VETS PICK UP SERVICE – 800-535-3834

    3rd Vice Commander Report

   The summer grill outs started Wednesday, May 1st. Help is always needed (grilling, runners, ticket sellers, and clean-up). Please come out and enjoy good food and great friends! As always the donation of side dishes and deserts are always welcome and appreciated! 

   The Post election of Officers will take place at the June 3rd General Membership Meeting.  Please come to the 7pm meeting to participate in the election and there is still time to run for office! More input from the membership is always needed and they usually last no more than an hour and are never boring. 

   The “AMVETS POST 1988 ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC” will be held at the GAILEY VFW picnic grounds, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239 on Saturday June, 29th, 2024 from 2pm until 8pm. The dinner will be served at approx. 4pm. All are invited to bring a worn flag and participate in the flag retirement ceremony at 6pm. The following items will be provided: beer, soft drinks, chips, and pretzels. If you would like liquor or wine, they are B.Y.O.B.. See Mike Schaffer if you are willing to help with the picnic (set-up, clean-up, and bringing coolers back and forth from the Post). Hope to see everyone there.

   We are still looking for events to have on Saturdays. If any member has an up coming birthday, anniversary, or other family event, please think about having it at the Post.

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS   

 POST 1988 CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE SENIOR CENTER, SATURDAY DEC. 7th, 2024

 3rd Vice Cmdr. Sonny R. Bauer (513.709.9814)

  

 AUXILIARY NEWS (by PRO Kim Nichols)

Hope everyone is well and ready for the hot Summer.

The Wednesday grill-outs have started The Auxiliary will host the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The next grill-out sponsored by the Auxiliary is June 12th. We are in need of volunteers to help prep the sides and fulfill the orders. And, of course, a covered dish or dessert is always welcomed. 

The Kentucky Derby Party was well attended and attendees chowed down on some classic southern and derby food, while sipping a mint julep.  Congratulations to Nancy O’Keefe who won the Derby hat competition and all the pool winners.   A big shout out to members who brought food to the party.

The Cinco de Mayo dinner hosted by April Mason and Gary Stern was another success. Food was delicious and the margaritas were tasty. Thank you to April, Gary and all the others who donated food.

We hosted another fun night on May 7th at the V. A. Hospital Community Living Center. Volunteers play games with the veterans who are patients at the Center and they really appreciate the activities and the food and refreshments that we bring.  We are always short of volunteers for this monthly event.   It only takes a few hours on the first Tuesday of the month.  Volunteers meet at the Post at 6:15 to ride together to the Center.   The next outing will be June 4th.  Please, please consider helping with this event.

The donations to Matthew 25: Ministries are pouring in.   Last month we donated 745 pill bottles, 5 eyeglass cases, 5 pairs of eyeglasses, 6 pairs of clip-on sunglasses and numerous travel size deodorants, body lotions, etc.  Please continue to collect empty medicine bottles, tabs from beer/pop cans, travel size shampoos, conditioners, reading glasses and eyeglass cases.  Thank you to all that have donated these items.  Your donations make a big difference for people in need during terrible times.

On Memorial Day, the Post will have several vehicles in the Parade in Cheviot.  This will be the last parade, so we are hoping that many members will participate.  The Post will be open from 1-9 pm on Memorial Day.

The Auxiliary held its Annual Meeting on Monday, May 13th.   The meeting was well attended and was very productive.

The following officers were elected:

President – Pat Candelaresi                                                     Chaplin – Monie Milazzo

1st Vice (Membership) – Jackie Shockley                              Sargent at Arms – Sherry Knotts

2nd Vice (Child Welfare) – Diane Arszman              Secretary – Kim Nichols        

3rd Vice (Community Service) – Susan Bauer                       Hospital – Marlene Klinefelter

Treasurer – Cathy Pohlman                                        Public Relations Officer (PRO) – Kim Nichols

                                                            Americanism – Debbie Mitchel

The positions of Parliamentarian and Historian are Vacant.  Anyone interesting in serving either of those positions is asked to contact any of the Board members.

As always, please remember to keep our service men and women in your prayers along with our members who may be dealing with health issues.