Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 445


COMMANDER'S COMMENT

JULY 2020

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​Comrades, Auxiliary and Supporters

We are continuing to operate our Canteen and Pavilion in compliance with the latest guidelines set down by our Governor and the Department of South Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars.  We are limiting occupancy in the Canteen to 50% and establishing safe distance seating in both areas. I urge you to respect these guidelines for your safety as well as that of our employees realizing that without them, we would be unable to remain open.

We have achieved 100% membership for the 4th consecutive year thanks to our Membership Chairman’s efforts in Recruiting.  Unfortunately, due to budget restrictions we were unable to give Rich (Slonim) a well-deserved raise?*

We have over the past 2 months tried to call individual members to make sure they are doing well during this Pandemic.  The restrictions created by this virus made it impossible to gather information concerning the needs our members in need of assistance.  It would be a great assist if you would volunteer that information to our Chaplain Chuck Blankin at 843-642-02334

I attended the abbreviated Department Convention at Department Headquarters on Sunday June 28.  Officers for the coming fiscal year 2020-2021 were elected as well as our candidate for National Junior Vice Commander.  The following are the results of the voting:

     National Junior Vice Commander Carl Kaelin of Kentucky  

     Department Commander Ted Tufts

     Department Senior Vice Dwight Hora

     Department Junior Vice Ed Stefanak


God Bless America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Jim