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Veterans of Foreign Wars. Post 10147 Apopka/Altamonte Springs P. O. Box 912. Apopka, Fl.

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Web: www.vfwpost10147.com

Email: vfwpost10147@yahoo.com

Dear Comrades Now that the summer is over, its time to dedicate our efforts and work at recruiting new members to the Post. The survival of military organizations depends upon attracting new membership and “we” are just not looking for members, but we would also like to include their families as well. Our veterans have made and kept this nation the greatest nation in the world, so lets not forget those who supported them in times of crises, but in the good times as well. Part of this recruiting effort should also include increasing our Booster membership; again, the veterans can’t do it alone, the community has to be involved. Remember that our comrade, Bill Meisel is very ill with congestive heart failure, so lets keep him in our prayers. Please ask one of the officers for a visiting schedule. Not to much to report but in closing, keep our troops in your prayers till they are all home with their loved ones. GOD BLESS AMERICA UNITED WE STAND Artie Vecchio. Commander

VFW MEETING DAYS for 2013 All meeting times start at 7:30 pm. Dinner is served at 6:00 pm MARCH 14 APRIL 11 JUNE 13

JULY 19 AUGUST 8 SEPT 12

OCTOBER 10 NOVEMBER 14 DECEMBER 12

PLEASE TAKE NOTE that the deadline for information and articles to be published in the Sound off Newsletter has been changed to: the 5th of each month.


POST OFFICERS. Year 2013- 2014 Email: officers@vfwpost10147.com

Post 10147 Commander Sr. Vice Commander Jr. Vice Commander Adjutant Quartermaster Judge Advocate Surgeon Chaplain Service Officer Chief of Staff

Ph: 407-889-8266

Artie Vecchio (Evelyn) Don Mix (Janice) Edgardo Velazquez (Diane) Marc Dell (Anne) Bob Popp (Kathy) Marv Suriff Steve Sterner Ron Allen (Carol) Nick Dini Steve Deviese (Lorene)

407-886-3938 407-324-7380 407-886-1258 407-889-8551 407-410-7245 407-889-5885 407-772-2497 407-369-8645 407-886-6829 407-886-4331

If you can volunteer a few hours a week to help with Post events, please contact us or visit on a Wednesday or Saturday morning 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

TRUSTEES Three Year Two Year One Year Public Relations Historian

Jack Terman (Arline) Steve Milford Roger Capper (Renate) Artie Vecchio (Evelyn) Bob Popp (Kathy)

407-782-3944 407-701-2342 407-886-6133 407-886-3938 407-464-7324

NEWSLETTER WILL BE EMAILED ONLY If you have an Email address that we are not aware of please send it via Email to: vfwpost10147@yahoo.com or send a note to: P.O. Box 912, Apopka, Fl. 32704 FAMOUS QUOTES. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” Also “ No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.” George S. Patton “The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” Norman Schwarzkof

DONATIONS WANTED If you have any military items you would like to donate to the Post museum such as: Uniforms, guns, knives, patches, insignias, etc, please bring items to the Post or call and we will arrange a pickup date. All donated items will be displayed with the name of the donor. Soap, shampoo, etc from hotels, for the VA Nursing home and for poor children. Glasses for the needy . Tabs from aluminum cans for the tots of the Arnold Palmer Hospital.


Jr. Vice Commander’s Corner: Ed Velazquez


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YOUR NEXT PARTY OR SPECIAL EVENT AT THE VFW Hall, Apopka. Call: 407-889-8266 for details Weddings…..Christmas Parties…...Anniversaries…...Birthday Parties…...Celebrations…...Super bowl


SEPTEMBER 14 OCTOBER 19 NOVEMBER 7-11 NOVEMBER 11 DECEMBER 15

Poker night. Oktoberfest. Poppies Wal-Mart Veterans Day Post 10147 Christmas party.

As always these dates are subject to Change

MARCH 19 MAY 1 MAY 17 JUNE 14 AUGUST 16 AUGUST 23 DECEMBER 6 DECEMBER 14

Police & Fireman Awards Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Officer Installation European dinner/dance Turkey Federation Booster Dinner Dance Walgreen Christmas Party Post 10147 Christmas party,

As always these dates are subject to Change


INDIVIDUAL BOOSTERS 2013 If you would like to be a Booster for the year 2013 please mail a check in the amount of $25.00 to the VFW Post 10147 Acerra. Steve & Denise 8/13 Adams. Wally & Nina 1/14 Alfano. Frank & Fran 6/14 Allen, Ron & Carol 6/14 Armador. Jessica A 6/14 Anderson. Richard 6/14 Anthony, Pat & Peggy 6/13 Apopka Chamber of Commerce. Paul 3/14 Bankson. Pastor Doug 6/14 Barber. Glenn 2/14 Boria. Lou & Julie 6/14 Bornmann, Susan C 8/13 Boucher, Rita 1/14 Bourdon. Hubert & Ginny 6/13 Bove. Russ & Sandy 9/14 Boyd. William & Joan 6/14 Braun. Mary 1/14 Brillant. Mark & Pat 6/14 Broadhurst. Ken & Jeanne 1/14 Brocker. Joyce 6/13 Brown, Brad & Barbara 4/14 Bunka. Bill & Evelyn 1/14 Burkholder. Mary Ann 1/14 Butler. Sam & Joyce Echon 6/14 Capper. Roger & Renate 6/14 Capper. Rolf 6/14 Carter, Rich 4/13 Cass. Norman & Sandy 12/13 Cifers. Doug 6/14 Collins. Friend E 1/14 Collins. Irene 1/14 Collins. Jim & Karen 1/14 Crane. Mary Lou 6/14 Day. Charles & Sylvia 9/13 Dershimer, Sandra 6/14 Deviese. Steve & Lorene 1/14 Dini. Greg & Barbara 1/14 Dini. Nick 1/14 Doggett. Dwight & Mabel 6/14 Doll. Beverly 6/14 Dombrowski. Tony 10/13 Dougherty. Thomas & Roberta 12/13 Douglas, Jr. Jack & Cherlyn 6/14 Echon. John & Lil 6/14 Fagg. William 6/14 Franqui. Bea 6/14 Franko. Dennis & Lynda 6/14 Gagnon. Marie 1/13

Galo. Anne 6/13 Greene. James & Nancy 6/14 Hall. Ellis & Sandra 6/13 Harshman. Ken & Marilyn 6/14 Heaton. Sam & Modean 6/14 Heisey. George & Carol 6/14 Hibler, Frank & Cynthia 8/14 Highfield. Glen & Jacquelyn 6/14 Hooper. Eric 6/14 Isidoro. Lucille 6/14 Jones. Tom & Betty 6/14 Kara. Joe & Liz 6/14 Keightley, Alan 6/13 Kelley. George 1/14 Kelsey. Joseph 6/14 Kline. Jerry & Pauline 1/14 Kloth. Jan 1/14 Knox. George & Neoma 6/13 Labo. Father Tim 1/14 Land. Mayor John 6/14 Laurendeau. Linda 1/14 Lee. Carl 8/13 Leigh. Kathryn 8/13 Linz. Robert & June 6/14 Lisle. Tom & Eva 6/14 Lochridge. Mick & Lisa 6/13 Lockeby. Ed & Mary Ann 6/13 Loomis Funeral Home 6/14 Loso. Maurice 6/14 Lowry. Frank & Elaine 6/14 Maleski. Michael & Mary 6/14 Mancuso. Mary F 9/13 Mancuso. Tony 9/13 Marsh. Catherine 6/14 Mathis. Jim 9/13 Mathius. Pauline 8/14 May. Frank & Josephine 6/14 McDonnell. Kerry T 6/13 McFadden. Michael & Sharyn 6/14 McGuffin. W.R 6/14 McKeon. John & Hannah 6/14 Meisel. Bill & Ellen 6/14 Mizel. Coz & Brenda 6/14 Mix. Don & Jan 6/14 Morrison. Jim & Valerie 6/14

Morrison II. James 6/14 Mulrine. Debbie 6/14 Murray. Joan 6/13 Nelson. Bryan & Debbie 1/14 Nelsen. Brett & Jeannine 9/14 Normandin. Norm & Elaine 12/13 Piggott. Leon & Arlene 6/14 Pocius. Steve 6/14 Popp. Bob & Kathy 12/13 Richardson. Gerald & Amanda 1/14 Risser. Rich & Shirley 6/14 Roman. Walter & Helen 6/14 Rosen. Capt. Bob & Connie 6/14 Rossi. Anthony & Palma 6/14 Rossi-Killeen, Anita 8/13 Sarra. Maryann 1/14 Schaffer. Jim & Margaret 11/13 Smart. Robert & Anna May 7/14 Spurlock. Wm. “Greg” 6/14 Sterner. Steve 6/14 Sterner. John Phillip & Jean 6/14 Stroehlin. Dorothea 7/13 Stromwall. Dean 6/13 Suriff, Marv 6/14 Sutton. Carol 6/14 Tabron. Alfred & Magdalena 6/14 Terman. Jack & Arlene 6/14 Terman. Rod 6/14 Turner. Tom & Debbie 6/14 Unetich Jr. Tony & Peggy 6/14 Vecchio. Art & Evelyn 1/13 Vecchio. Marianne 1/13 Velazquez. Ed & Diane 2/14 Walker. Jim 3/13 Walsh. Jim & Mary 12/13 Wardell. John & Wanda 6/14 Wardell. Stacy 6/14 Weber, Jerry 12/13 Weekley. Bob & Judith 6/14 Weiss. Jerry & Trudy 6/14 Wing. Jack & Mary 12/13 Yeager. Ken & Nancy 7/13 Zakszewski, Barbara 4/13 Ziolkowski. Robert 1/14

In memory of: Lucille Swanner. Burt Burns. Bob-Erma Kloth. Leroy-Irene Lang. Jack Collins. Bob Meade, Robert Boylon.


BUSINESS BOOSTERS These businesses are supporting the VFW Post 10147. Let us support them when we need a service


APOPKA / ALTAMONTE SPRINGS V.F.W Post # 10147 P.O.Box 912 Apopka, FL. 32704


October 2013 newsletter