2019-2020

COMMANDERS MESSAGE

Released June 21, 2018

 

       To those Post Members who regularly attend the Post 2485's General Membership Meeting (GMM) and conscientiously contribute to post functions, we sincerely thank all of you. To all other post members, we cannot stress enough that we need your presence at the GMM and your participation at post's function, activities, and events. Please join us at the meetings and at the various VFW sponsored events. Our Post General Membership Meeting is at 14:00 on the 1st Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise scheduled according to VFW procedures..  We host and celebrate POW/MIA Recognition Day on the 3rd Saturday of September and Veterans Day on 11 November. This year POW\MIA Recognition Day, on 22 September will be celebrated at Cabanatuan Memorial in Nueva Ecija; Post 2485 will provide transportation. Veterans Day is celebrated at 11:00 at Clark Veterans Cemetery at the Hall of Flags.

       

       VFW Post 2485 fields an Honor Guard which renders Military Honors for fallen US Military Veterans at Clark Veterans Cemetery and occasionally at local cemeteries and funeral homes. Volunteers are always welcome join the Honor Guard. VFW Post 2485 sponsors an outstanding Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop, the troop is sorely in need of counselors and subject matter instructors to enhance the scout's Merit Badge Program. The POW/MIA Exploratory Committee is also in need of volunteers to do the honorable work of searching for veterans missing in action the Philippines. Post officers and members also support other service organizations, such as the American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, and Returned Service League by participating in their ceremonies and events.

 

       Post 2485 members are afforded individual benefits; which include a discount on meals and drinks at the Lamp Post restaurant. Two free dinners are offered to all members at the Post Membership Nights in May and December. The Post Installation of Officers ceremony is held at the May Membership Night. Members are also provided a free meal voucher, for use during their birth month. Additionally, two member's names are drawn each month at the GMM from the free meal drawing box. Beginning with the July GMM, a free appetizer snack will be offered after the meeting. The VFW's fiscal year and the officer's term of offrce begins on I July and ends 30 June. As the Post begins a new VFW year, please step up, get involved, and make a difference. With your help, Post 2485 can continue to "Lead the Way" in District VII (Philippines) and in the Department of Pacific Areas. Join in the camaraderie, have fun, life is short.

 

Signed:

 

James E. Collins, Post Commander

Eric Zarriello, Post Senior Vice Commander

David Mason, Post Junior Vice Commander

 

 

Posted June 21,2018.

Eric Zarriello 

David Mason

Senior Vice

Commander

Junior Vice

Commander