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


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Dear Comrades As of this newsletter we are at 103% in membership. We need 105% for our Quartermaster to make “All American”. We can do it with your help. You should know someone we can sign up. We are spending a lot of money mailing out Booster renewal notices. To eliminate this expense I am changing all memberships from June 30th to June 30th of the following year. Bob Popp will email all members in April to remind them that it is time to renew their membership. If you haven’t already paid your dues, send a check for $25 or you may prorate at $2 per month to June 30, 2014. I have a very exciting opportunity to go to Normandy in June 2014 if my paperwork is approved. It is an all expense paid trip. Thanks to all who are making this trip possible, especially Fred Robinson for his help. Keep our troops in your prayers till they are all home with their loved ones. GOD BLESS AMERICA UNITED WE STAND

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



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:

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: or send a note to: P.O. Box 912, Apopka, Fl. 32704

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

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated the list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that operated in Vietnam, adding more ships and expanding information for others. There are now 285 ships on the list. The list can help Vietnam-era Veterans find out if they qualify for presumption of Agent Orange exposure when seeking disability compensation for related diseases. The ship list is available on the VA website http:// www.publichealth.vagov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist.asp. To search for your ship, look under the first letter of the formal ship name. For example, if your ship's name is Dennis J. Buckley, look under the letter "D" for Dennis. Ships will be regularly added to the list based on information confirmed in official records of ship operations. Currently there are 285 ships on this list. Veterans who served on open sea ships off the shore of Vietnam during the Vietnam War are sometimes called "Blue Water Veterans." Blue Water Veterans must have actually stepped foot on the land of Vietnam or served on its inland waterways anytime between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 to be presumed to have been exposed to herbicides when claiming service-connection for diseases related to Agent Orange exposure. Check VA's list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that operated in Vietnam. Evidence confirmed through military records must show that the Veteran was aboard one of these ships. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2013 End.

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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


Poppies Wal-Mart Veterans Day Post 10147 Christmas party.

As always these dates are subject to Change


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 Chabla, Galo & Anne 6/14 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

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.

Please pray for the quick recovery of our fellow comrade, Bill Meisel.

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

VFW CHRISTMAS PARTY Sunday December 15, 2013 Cash Bar: 4:00 P.M. Dinner 5:00 P.M. Paid Reservations Only- No tickets sold at door Tom Turkey & Ham – Sweet & Mashed Potatoes Cranberry Sauce, Corn & String Beans, Rolls & Butter, Salad, Dessert & Coffee $20.00 Per Person Invite Friends & Family

Tangerine Community Church will be joining us CUT=OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS: December 8, 2013 Call: 407-889-8266 or Mail this Coupon to: VFW Post 10147, P.O. Box 912, Apopka, FL 32704 Name: ________________________________________ No. Guests_____

November 2013 newsletter