Newsletter May 2023


I would like to thank all the volunteers that helped during the Lenten Fish Frys. Without
all of you we would not be able to pull off this event every year. This year was our best
year that we ever had. Hopefully that trend continues. I would also like to thank our
volunteers who helped with the post spring cleanup. Please consider helping in the
future because many hands make light work.

Our post was only 1 of 2 in District 8 to achieve 100% membership in 2022. Thank you
for supporting our post by getting your dues paid on time.

We have a couple of events that we would like to make sure they get on your calendar.
Our post Cruise-in (CAR SHOWS) changed from monthly to weekly. They will be every
Thursday from May 4 th through September 28 th from 5:00-7:30. We will offer our normal
menu that you have come to love but if you would like something off our full menu that
will be available as well. We are planning the first Thurs of the month to be a themed
event. June 1 st will be GM, July 6 th will be Ford and August 3 rd will be Chrysler/Dodge.
Also, don’t forget to put in your calendar our posts 100th Anniversary celebration on
August 6th from 12:00-8:00, l will give more details as we get closer to the date.

Finally, I want to congratulate all of the newly elected officers for the 2023/2024 year. I
look forward to having another great year with all of you!

Commander: Bernie Gobrogge
Sr Vice Commander: Larry Larson
Jr Vice Commander: Keith Vanbuskirk
Quartermaster: Charles Stanfield
Chaplain: Robert McKnight
1yr Trustee: Steve Graham
2 yr Trustee: Jeremy Husted
3 yr Trustee: Allan Laite
Adjutant: Charles Stanfield
Service Officer: Robert McKnight
Judge Advocate: James Kleintop
Surgeon: Aurea Brunson


  • May 4 th – Thursday night car show from 5 to 7:30 (weather depending)
  • May 6 th – Warriors Journey Home Fundraiser
  • May 6th- Post monthly drawing 7:30.
  • May 10th-House Committee Meeting 6:00.
  • May 25th- Post Monthly Meeting, Canteen at 6:00, Officer’s at 7:00.
  • May 27 th – Place flags on Veteran graves at Chestnut Cemetery at 9:00am.
  • May 29th- Memorial Day Parade 10:00.
  • May 29 th – Picnic following parade and ceremonies. Food being served around
  • 2:00pm. We will provide burgers and dogs; we ask people attending to bring aside if you can. If you are unable, please consider coming out and enjoy each


  • May 7 th – unconditional surrender of all German forces signed 1945.
  • May 8 th – V-E Day declared 1945.
  • May 15 th – Woman’s army corps founded 1942.
  • May 20 th – Armed Forces Day.
  • May 29 th – Memorial Day observed.

We have available a wheelchair and a walker for use for anyone who needs one of
these items. I only ask that you return it to the post if no longer needed so someone
else could use them.

Bernie Gobrogge
Post Commander

Auxiliary Corner

Hello family! The weather over the past few weeks has been awful, but we are slowlygetting to warmer weather.

First, I would like to thank all of our members for paying their dues.  Our Auxiliary is at
100% for the year. This is huge for us.

I want to thank everyone who helped us with the bake sale and other members helping
with the fish frys. Our Auxiliary made a total of $356.00 from the bake sale.  Great job!

The Post’s traditional Cruise-ins are now going to be held every Thursday from now
until the end of September from 5:00-7:30pm.

May 27th the Post will be putting up flags at Chestnut cemetery at 9:00AM, please
consider helping with this, last year was wonderful and it took us less than 2 hours.

May 29th will be the Memorial Day parade starting at 9:00 AM. Please reach out and let
us know if you would like to walk Auxiliary during the parade.

Acme’s community cashback will start back in August.

August 6th we will be having our 100th anniversary celebration at the post from 12:00-
8:00pm. More details will follow soon.

At our last meeting, we voted and accepted 6 new applicants. Please welcome Jan
Neckar, Deborah Motil, Melinda Kosir, Larry Lint, Anthony Paglia, Amy Archer Paglia.

We also held our yearly elections; Congratulations are going out to the 2023-2024
ensuring year officers.

John Stanfield-President
Cathy Hunsaker- Sr Vice President
Gina Darmstadt-Jr Vice President
Joyce Hickman-Treasurer
Sue Lamal-Chaplin
Gina Darmstadt-Conductress
Cathy Hunsaker-Guard

Please join us at our next meeting on Monday, May 8th 2023 at 6:00 PM – VFW Post

Thank you all for a wonderful year so far and remember to thank a veteran today.

Stephanie Gobrogge 
President VFW Post 1062 Auxiliary.