June Newsletter VFW Post 5791
June was a busy month for the Post and its officers. June 8-10 was the State Convention, attended by several officers, members and spouses, and Auxiliary members. The Post received several awards, including the Community Service Award, First Place for the second year in a row. We also received awards for donating the most money to the State Nursing Scholarship (PFC David J. Lloyd Award); Second Place, Hospital Award; Youth Activities, First Place. The Auxiliary won First Place in Division 3 for Americanism, Community Service, and Hospital.
On June 11, the new Commander, Christina Madden, took command. A new slate of officers took their places: Sr. Vice Commander, Rob Moreschi; Jr. Vice Commander, Don Cisney; Quartermaster Russ Gora; Adjutant, Jim Tarosky; Chaplin, John Madden; Service Officer, Glenn Della-Monica; Officer of the Day, Roland Harmon; Surgeon, Al Hopkins; Judge Advocate, Dave Ouellette; Guard, Manny Biskudoris; Trustee 1 yr., Roland Harmon; Trustee 2 yr., John Morin; Trustee 3 yr., Michael Donahue; House Committee 1 year, Roland Harmon; House Committee 2 year, Jim Tarosky; House Committee 3 year, John Kotheimer.
The Post is sponsoring a promotion with the Hudson True Value Hardware store on Derry Road to encourage citizens to replace worn flags or buy a flag kit. Post 5791 provided vouchers good for $15 off the list price of a new flag or flag kit. The promotion runs through July 3.
Several Post members regularly accompany past Chaplin Jack Cantara to the Manchester VA Hospital for Bingo one Thursday a month. The date is on the calendar, and they meet in the Hudson Mall parking lot near McDonald’s. Why not go up with them and help out? Next trip is on July 12, 7 PM.
Community Service: If do you do any activity that is Community Service, please report it to the Commander, or better yet, report the hours yourself on the VFW web site. The Commander will speak more about this at the July 9 meeting. Service can be most anything you do to better our community.
From the Commander:
I am looking forward to this year as Commander of Hudson Post 5791. Among my goals for the year is to attract new members, improve communication, and get my reports in on time! I welcome suggestions on how to build on and improve a great post. Don’t hesitate to contact me with suggestions, issues or concerns.
We are always looking for ways to help local veterans. Do you know of a comrade or the family of a comrade who is in distress? If you do, bring it up at the meeting or contact the Service Officer, Glenn Della Monica email@example.com , or the Quartermaster Russ Gora, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaye Morin (our webmaster!) and Don Cisney have volunteered to power wash the Post building. I’ll take pictures for the web site and Facebook page. Thanks to them for stepping up and saving the Post money.