Newsletter — September 2019

VFW Post 1062 'Ralph Huff'

Newsletter — September 2019

August 22nd, we had a Rubber Ducks game fundraiser at Canal Park. Our Post received a portion of the ticket sales, which this year we are putting towards our parking lot fund. Our Post had seats that were right behind home plate and we had a great time. We will work with the Rubber Ducks again next year on a couple games and I hope you will join us for them.

Thanks to everyone who donated money and/or supplies to our school supplies drive. The Post and Auxiliary are sponsoring two schools, Preston and Woodridge Elementary Schools.

Our Post we be selling firewood that is already split. We will charge $25 for 20 pieces of wood. We will be selling the wood on Saturday, September 7th from 10:00a until 4:00p. If all the wood doesn’t sell, we will look at future dates. This money will also be going towards our parking lot fund. If you can’t make it this day, we will be having other events to help raise money for the Post, check the club’s calendar for future dates. 

Saturday, September the 14th is the Summer Cookout for our Post from 4:00p to 6:00p and the menu will be chicken, lobster macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob and a dessert. We need support for this event and the money made from this is also going to go towards our parking lot fund. Cost is $10 a person.

Put in your calendar for Saturday, October 12th from 12:00p until 6:00p, will be our annual Post Picnic. The Post will supply the main course and we ask for everyone to please bring a side dish to share.

I hope everyone is enjoying the remainder of the summer, and I hope to see you at the Post soon. Remember that the meeting is where decisions are made, so if you would like to contribute please plan on attending our meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM.

Auxiliary News

Summer is ending but the Auxiliary still has lots of fun things going on.

The lottery board will soon be returning. The tickets will continue to be $2 each and the board will again have $50 worth of tickets and $50 cash. Please see an Auxiliary member to purchase your tickets as soon as they become available.

Thank you to everyone who donated to the School Supply Drive! We will continue to collect items and funds until Labor Day. All items donated and purchased will be donated to Preston Elementary and Woodridge Elementary.

Thanks also to everyone who attend the Spaghetti Dinner for Auxiliary member, Kristin Kalbach! The evening was a huge success, raising over $3,000! 

There are now signs out along Newberry Street inviting the community to come in to the canteen for Free Pool Mondays and Karaoke Saturdays! Thanks to Joyce and Mark Hickman for the idea, the design, and the set-up of those signs!

Also, the Auxiliary will be purchasing the material to recover the barstools in the canteen. You will see the refurbished seats in the coming weeks.

Everyone is invited to hear our president, Mary Frances McGraw, give a presentation at the Cuyahoga Falls Library on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 6:00pm. As a business owner and certified lifestyle expert, she will be sharing tips and tricks on organizing your home and preparing for the holiday season.

The Auxiliary is running a Membership Drive now through the end of 2019. Anyone who brings in the most new members will receive a prize! Please invite all those you know who are eligible to join our wonderful organization!

There will be a District 8 meeting on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 10:00am at the Ravenna VFW Post. All members of the Auxiliary are invited to attend. If you are interested in coming with us, please email Mary Frances McGraw at mcgrawmf614@gmail.com. We will carpool.

Thank you to all of our members for doing what you do. This organization is great because of you! Please plan to join us on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Decisions for the group are made by those who show up. We would love to have you there!