Post Officers

On May 28th 2017 VFW 445 held a ceremony to install our newly elected Post & Auxiliary officers as listed below. Congratulations and thank you to our new and returning 2017-2018 officers & committee members!

​Commander................................................................................................Jim Barger

Senior Vice Commander............................................................................Nim DeMers

Junior Vice Commander............................................................................Jackie Hall

Quarter Master...........................................................................................Jed Hermes

Adjutant.......................................................................................................Annie Allison

Chaplain........................................................................................................Bill Farmer

Service Officer..............................................................................................Annie Allison

Judge Advocate............................................................................................Harvey Thomas

Surgeon.........................................................................................................Ronald Hennion

1st Year Trustee...........................................................................................Henry Augustine

2nd Year Trustee..........................................................................................Richard Schramm

3rd Year Trustee..........................................................................................Mike Hadbavny


House Committee

Chairman......................................................................................................Gerry Miles

Member..........................................................................................................John Coy

Member...........................................................................................................Trae Hartsfield

Member...........................................................................................................Harvey Thomas

Member...........................................................................................................Open


Building & Grounds Committee

Chairman........................................................................................................Gerry Miles

Member...........................................................................................................Jim Barger

Member...........................................................................................................Jed Hermes

Member...........................................................................................................Judy Spencer

Member...........................................................................................................Montana Adams

Member............................................................................................................Roy Shingledecker

​Member............................................................................................................Tim Tilley


Auxiliary Officers

​President.........................................................................................................Judy Spencer
Senior Vice President....................................................................................Tammy Suggs
Junior Vice President....................................................................................Cheryl Greene

Secretary.........................................................................................................Mary Lenda
Treasurer.........................................................................................................Dennis Baker
Chaplain..........................................................................................................Toni Stramm
Conductress.....................................................................................................Irene Keiper
Gaurd...............................................................................................................Peggy Tieman
1st Year Trustee...............................................................................................Barb Barger

2nd Year Trustee..............................................................................................Lisa Kluge

3rd Year Trustee...............................................................................................Jan Pittman

Hospital Chair..................................................................................................Millie Edge

​Commander's Corner

Comrades and Auxiliary,
This year has gone so quickly I haven’t had time to reflect on the many events and changes which have shaped the year here in our Post. The most significant, and one that I’m proudest of, is that we have been able to help Veterans in need in our area. We have done so by having their needs confirmed by a number of Veterans Service organizations and the Veterans Administration. We have also supported several local charities, Veterans organizations, and our local High Schools. I believe that Eileen, our former Service Officer, would be proud of our efforts.
While we have fulfilled our pledge to the VFW, we have also had to deal with several problems here in the Post not the least of which is the reconstruction of the roadway in front of the Post which has caused the loss of several parking spaces. In addition, we had to make major repairs to our air handling and refrigeration units. There are many areas that still need attention in the Post proper and we will be addressing them in the coming days.
We held our annual election of Officers at our General Membership Meeting on April 11,
2017, the results of which will be posted elsewhere in the Newsletter. I will however, be with you for another year the Good Lord willing.
We represented District 1 at the Low Country Harley Davidson Veterans fair held at their facility on Dorchester Road on April 22. The event was well attended by local veterans; one of which happened to be a young vet whom we had recently assisted with his relocation needs. We were able to talk to a number of Veterans at length and hopefully put our message of helping veterans to the forefront.
We are still 13 members short of being 100% - so once again I’m asking for your help in closing that gap. I know there are many members who have not renewed; please reach out to them to join us in making their post a welcoming place for Veterans and their families and friends.
God Bless America and the VFW
Jim

J. J. Raby, VFW Post 445

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On Saturday, May 27th at 0800 we will be placing flags at cemeteries on James Island to honor our fallen comrades for Memorial Day. Please join us in acknowledging the sacrifice made by local veterans. Sign up at the post or contact any Post Officer.