Announcements


May 1:  Loyalty Day
May 8:  VE Day Declared
May 11:  District Meeting, Broadway, Post 9660
May 15:  Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 16:  Blood Mobile, Post 9660
May 20:  House and Executive Meeting, 1800/1830.
May 25:  Flags Placement, Greenhill Cemetary, 0900 Hours
May 26:  Memorial Day Ceremony, Rose Hill Park, 1400 hours
May 26:  Memorial Day Open House, Banquet Hall, Food and Drinks provided, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June 3:  Member and Auxiliary Meeting, 1900.  Food and drinks after the meeting.   
June 12-16:  State Convention, Williamsburg, VA
June 22:  Summer Picnic, Details to come 1200 hours in the Pavilion.


Third Wednesday of the month.  DVS Service Officer, TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. 
Third Thursday of every other Month.  Blood Drive, 1200-1730 hours.  MAKE APPOINTMENT HERE. 
Birthday Tacos, Last Saturday of the Month, 1730 - gone.

Commander's Corner

Commander Chris Birch

Commander's Notes
 
At last Monday's meeting nominations were held for next year's Post officers and House Committee members. Nominated for Cdr. were Chris Birch and Beau Lescarbeau; Sr. Vice was Beau Lescarbeau; Jr. Vice was Anna Tarsia; QM was Josh David and Tom Vorisek for 3 Year Trustee.  There was no nomination for Chaplain, and the incoming commander will appoint a Surgeon, Judge Advocate and Officer of the Day.   House Committee nominations were Rick Lane and Rodney  Lloyd for 3 years; Jeff Carter for 2 years and Beau Lescarbeau for 1 year.  Nominations will remain open until election next month.
 
The Post voted in a new member, Annie Lansing, a U.S. Army  Afghanistan veteran.  Welcome Annie !
 
Our membership stands at 92.6 % and if you are an annual member who has not renewed, please do so sooner rather than later. We are still going to need about 6 new members to make 100 %.
 
The VFW has the lead this year for the Memorial Day Ceremony in Rose Hill Park and I am looking for a Guest speaker for the event.  Any recommendations would be appreciated.  Also, remember that we will be placing flags on the graves of our veterans in Green Hill Cemetery on Saturday, May 25th.
 
During the meeting, the Post donated $1000 to help a VFW Post 2447 member who is in Michigan for cancer treatment and donated $100 to sponsor a hole in the John Enders Charity Golf Tournament. A motion to donate $5000 to the Clarke County Ruritan Club to assist with their efforts to rebuild the beef barn was tabled until next month's meeting.
 
The Clarke County Litter Committee has invited us to participate in their second annual participation of Earth Day. The event will take place at the Clarke County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  After meeting at 9:00 a.m., participants will disperse to pick up litter and return to the fairgrounds by noon for refreshments, pizza and a glass crushing demonstration. Participating organizations have been invited to set up tables to provide information and membership opportunities. I will be registering the VFW as a participating organization, so mark the day on your calendar and let's show the community that we do more than sit around the bar and tell war stories.
 
On Sunday, March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, Beau and Rick will be fixing corn beef and cabbage, dinner will start at 4:00 p.m..
 
I hope to see many of you at the Post throughout the month and at our next monthly meeting on April 1 at 7:00 p.m.
 
Chris Birch
Post Commander
 
Christopher Birch, PSC
Commander, VFW Post 9760
Berryville, Va 22611
540-539-5446 
Cbirch@vfwva.org

IN-COUNTRY

A satirical reflection by Author/Artist Phil Fehrenbacher

Phil enlisted in the Army in 1965 where you served for years in Vietnam.  He became a graphic designer and has worked for the state of Oregon for 26 years.  He retired in 2003 and started the Cartoon "In-Country".  The cartoons reflect his experiences during his tour of duty in South Vietnam.


There is a new cartoon everyday.

Post News

Important Info for Post9760 Members

NOW HIRING

Clarke County Memorial Post 9760 VFW is hiring a canteen manager.

Post in the community.

Members present donations at Clarke County High School.

Statewide News

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National News

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Our mission is to preserve and strengthen comradeship among our members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom; and to preserve and defend the United States from all enemies.