Our great weather has continued with fairly mild temperatures and enough rain for a good growing season. Speaking of growing, we are into a new year for annual dues. As an incentive to pay early, VFW National is running a drawing for 15 Life Memberships. All you have to do is pay your annual dues before November 30th, 2013 to be eligible. There will be two drawings, 11/15 and 12/31. Remember also, our Post draws for 1 Life Membership each year. That’s two chances to win!!! Pay early and you just may be our next Life Member.

Check out the calendar. We started Wednesday dinners in August. During the fall and winter months we’ll be in full swing. Want to provide a dinner or help prepare and serve one? Contact the Post Office and we’ll get you involved. Note the Men’s Auxiliary Golf Outing will be September 7th at Noble Hawk Golf Course. See the posting on the bulletin boards for details.

September 28th we’ll be hosting Horseshoe Games! Watch for more details. September 14th we’ll be attending the District 4 meeting at Post 2457 in New Haven. If you want to attend a District Meeting, Francis Vinyard is in line to host the November District 4 meeting on Saturday, the 16th, 2013.

We have been informed that the annual dues have been increased by $10. However, the increase will not take effect until January 1, 2014. Pay early and avoid the increase until next year!

Please read the notice included in this newsletter. There have been changes coming to our house rules and canteen service on October 1, 2013.

Finally, we’re doing well as a Post and staying ahead of expenses. This is due to our members’ patronage at the Club, our Wednesday dinners and our special events. Thank you all!

Jim Cook