May 2018 Newsletter

- 4/25/2018


Welcome and congratulations to post 9509 newest members: Homer Dillard, Andrew Fream, Patrick Henshall and Gwendolyn Carter-Delee. Our membership is currently at 98% - 267 members. We want to make 100% so please help in recruiting new members and to those members who renewal date are in May or June please be kind and renew your membership early. You can renew your membership on-line at or drop off your payments to the post bartender. Your help in getting our post to 100% is sincerely appreciated.

Elections of officers were held last month and the following comrades are your new leadership team: Commander Richard Best; SR Vice Russell Kapinski; JR Vice Robert McAllister; Chaplain Adam d Hare; Judge Advocate Lowell C Mills; Surgeon Frank J Gwin; 1 Year Trustee Laurice E Holland; 2 Year Trustee Kenneth E Wheeler; 3 Year Trustee James Palmer; Adjutant James M Palmer. Service Officer Rick Turner. Please congratulate and support this excellent leadership team in their endeavors to make Post 9509 great.

Memorial Day is May 28. We will celebrate Memorial Day at veterans park next to lacy park in Moncks Corner at 10am. It’s location is at the old berkeley hospital on hwy 6 in Moncks Corner. This event will be hosted by the American Legion Post 636. Immediately following the event, free hamburgers/hot dogs and chips to all who wish to come will be served at VFW Post 9509. Please come join us at this event to honor those who have served and died for our country in battle.

Happy hour at our post has changed to Monday through Friday from 4 to 6pm, no happy hour Saturday. Sunday happy hour is limited to those who are life members.

Our post has again won the national community service award for 2017-2018. We could not have won this award without the help of you "the members” who volunteer their time to serve in the community. When you do volunteer in the community please take the time and annotate those times and dates in our community service book located near the cash register in the canteen. Congratulations and thank you to all who worked to make this happen.

Please check out our web page, and our facebook page. These pages are updated regularly to inform and remind you of the events that occur at our Post.

As most of you may know our long-standing bartender Lisa Hancock is out due to health problems and will be out for a few months. The post has established a donation jar to help Lisa during this period. Please make donations to help Lisa, financially, during this extremely difficult period for her. If you are unable to do so in person you can mail a check to the post and we will ensure that she receives it. Please keep Lisa in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

Finally, thank each one of you for your support and comradeship during my tenure as your Commander, we accomplished a lot and we couldn’t have done it without the many volunteers who make Post 9509 what it is. I wish all of you the best and hope that our paths cross again.

Yours in comradeship

Rick Turner