July      2021


    ​ We are beginning the summer with lot of news, starting with the start of our

program year on July 1, followed by the July 4th Holiday.  With the start of our program year, out membership renewal begins again for 2021-22.  Anyone renewing before August 31, gets a $5 "early-bird" discount and only needs to pay $25 instead of the normal $30 per year.  Next there is a School of Instruction meeting in Columbia, July 17-18.  Anyone interested in attending please contact me.

Our joint installation was a festive evening with our Post being named All State for the second consecutive year.  Everyone attending the joint ceremonies for Memorial Day at Post 147 was treated to a great speech by Major Stoney Bates.  Thanks to all who attended and participated in the service and also the service at Live Oaks later the afternoon with Nancy Mace speaking.

Melissa Price prepared a great Enchilada dinner on June 18 assisted by her Mom Tensie Campbell.  Thanks to both Joyce Miles, Reenie Wright and Sharon Robertson, who did the 50/50.  Proceeds from that drawing ($100) went for backpacks for Veteran children for this coming year.  Special thanks to Auxiliary member David Wilson for his generous donation.

There will be  NO meeting in July, but I will be holding a "ChatRoom" in the office on Mondays 7/12, 7/19, and 7/26 from 6pm-8pm for anyone interested sharing ideas, information or conceerns about the upcoming Auxiliary year.  We will also be serving dinner July 16, with Bobby Hagan as Chef du Jour.  More information will be available on the Post Website.  I look forward to seeing y'all then.  Let's start this year off with a bang!

In closing, as always, God Bless Post 445 and all our Veterans near and far and God Bless America.

Barbara Barger, Auxiliary President

Barbara Barger, Auxiliary President

VFW Post 445