Nov/Dec 2012

Commander’s Comments

Well it is that time again. Time runs fast. You make plans to get all the reports in and you again find yourself out of time. The fall season is here and it is time to plan your annual trip to the VFW for Santa. Don’t forget to look for the dates in the RAMBLIN’ ON. A lot of things are going on at the post in our canteen. It is the time of year to plan Christmas and New Year’s. Couple other things going on are: Nov 12th we are having a live remote radio broadcast at the post. I am trying to get and have already gotten different vet organizations to come down that day and put out some info for all the vets in the area. The only way you will get the info is if you show up. The county service office, vets court, WDVA, our honor guard and hopefully the ladies will join in to. That is just some off the groups that have responded back and said they would come down and put out info and field questions you might have. Well that being said, we are at around 87% on membership and still have a couple to go to get everyone paid up. We hit 100% last year and received a streamer for our post colors flag let’s see if we can do this again. If you are having problems paying your dues, get hold of me or Wayne Kiley, our quartermaster, and we can help you out. One thing that came out of our meeting at state was that next year the continuous membership will go up $10.00 per membership. So you might want to see if you can get the life membership they offer. Monthly payments on them at affordable rates. We had our annual chicken roast this month and for the first time we ran out of food. Don’t know if the weather had anything to do with it or not but it was a very big success. I would like to thank all the people that gave up part of their day to help with the task at hand that day. We are trying to get the post back to things we can do as a family unit again. If you have any ideas please fill out a suggestion card the next time you’re at the post and drop it in the box. These are looked at by the board committee and discussed whether they will be able to be implemented or not. Don’t forget about the scholarship programs that we offer the deadlines are getting close. Call me for the info and I will get all the info out to you. I would like to apologize for my lack of attendance at the post. I am pulling double duty again as district commander and post commander and I am putting in 6 days a week at work on third shift and schooling two days a week. I will try to make it to the post but don’t always have the time. Next year they will get a new commander at district so I will have more time on my hands. If I am elected again you will see more of me. Well, I think I covered everything, if I missed anything keep an eye out for the RAMBLIN’ ON and check out the calendar of events. Remember, we have state calendars available for purchase. There are 356 chances for everyone to win, three picks a day. Yours in comradeship, Post commander Jeffery Cummings. jsausagelinks@yahoo.com 920-287-8711

Calendar of Events for November
Nov 4 Nov 12 Nov 14 Nov 19 Nov 22 Nov 26 Daylight Savings Ends Veteran’s Day @ South High Radio BB93 @ Post Assemble RAMBLIN’ ON VFW House Committee Thanksgiving Day VFW Business Meeting Dec 2 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec10 Dec 17 Dec25 Dec 28 Dec 31

Calendar of Events for December
Belly Dancing Show Pearl Harbor Day Visit with Santa 11:30 VFW House Committee VFW Business Meeting Christmas RAMBLIN’ON Input Due New Year’s Eve

VFW Post 9156 Duty Schedule
Monday 9:00 am (4th Monday) Set up for meeting Jan 1 Jan 9 Jan 15 Fridays 9:00 am Peel potatoes and butter bread Fridays 4:00 pm Fridays 8:30 pm (Fish Fry), wash dishes, bus tables, etc. Fish Fry tear down Jan 19 Jan 22

Calendar of Events for January
New Year’s Day Assemble RAMBLIN’ON VFW House Committee Chili Supper VFW Business Meeting

Tuesdays 9:00 am (morning crew) Clean, maintenance, burn flags, etc.

Fridays (summer) mow, trim and yard work Snow days Blow and shovel snow

Chaplain’s Corner
Sick Call: (all R&R at home unless indicated) John Gunderson - 458-1656 1019 Custer Ave. Art Kleine - 458-1850 1280 Pine Haven Lane Tony Udovich - Golden Living Center Al Beinimann-Libby’s House 3129 Michigan Ave. Raymond Clark-Sunny Ridge Robert Wilson – Sunny Ridge 3014 Erie Ave. 3014 Erie Ave. Jim Tershner—Sunny Ridge 3014 Erie Ave.

AN IRISH BLESSING His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. 'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.' 'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. 'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked. 'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly. 'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did. Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin. Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Roger Gering, Post Chaplain 920-458-0274 rgering@gbods.com Nov/Dec 2012 RAMBLIN’ ON

Auxiliary News

MEMBERSHIP: Have you paid your dues? We are 27 Sisters short for our 100%. Please Sisters, help us reach that goal. CHICKEN FRY: Auxiliary workers (13), Volunteers (3), Hours (75), Bakers (12). Hope we can get more Auxiliary Sisters to help at these functions, that those working won’t have to do 2 or more hour shifts. Special thanks to Joni and Janet for all the Raffle items that we had. Raffles, $602. Bake Goods $216.35. It was voted on at our September meeting to give the Profit from Raffles to Angel Hugs, Children with Cancer for Make a Difference Day. Thanks to all who helped to make this a successful day. There will not be an Auxiliary meeting on December 12th. Auxiliary Christmas party December 5th. It will be at Fountain Park Restaurant. Cocktails at 6:00, eat at 6:30 and order off the menu. Our annual Children’s Christmas party is December 8th at 11:30 AM at the VFW. If you are planning to attend, Please contact Shirley at 457-6037, Gladys at 452-6792, or Me at 457-3715, that we have a count for the Children’s Gifts and for lunch, by November 30th. Hope to have a large turnout. December 2nd a special Belly Dancing Show held at our VFW, 7:30 PM. All are invited. Our thoughts and prayers to all who are ill, lost love ones, and in Nursing Homes .
Meadow View Sophia Oostdyke Beach Health Care Lorraine Schultz Morningside Mildred Braeger Pine Haven Assisted Living Eileen Redensek Vi Gutoski

We still have Calendar books for 2013 & 2014 for sale. Cost is $3.00. These make a nice small gift for Christmas.

To the world you may be just on person, but to one person you may be the world.

Joann Seymour President

Nov/Dec 2012


Microsoft Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Sheboygan Memorial Post #9156 552 South Evans Street Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081




A Veteran is someone who in his life wrote a blank check made payable to The USA for an amount

"up to and including my life".

—————————————————————————————— Condolences: Families in Distress Deceased: Wallace O. Kracht, 9/9/12, U.S. Army, Korea Simon "Sam" Katchkey, 10/31/12, U.S. Army, WWII ———————————————————————————————

Mission: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is an organization of war veterans committed to ensuring rights, remembering sacrifices, promoting patriotism, performing community services and advocating for a strong national defense.

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