The VFW is all about Veterans who answered their country’s Call to Duty.We are active in helping veterans in need of assistance, their widows and children and various charities throughout Pattaya. Come pay us a visit, socialize and find out how to successfully live in Thailand as an expat. Our Post meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Guests are welcome. On all other Tuesdays, those of us that can, gather for a general chitchat.
We attended the District 5 meeting in Bangkok for the first Quarter of 2017. Minutes of the meeting are posted on the District 5 website if you would like to find out about the latest activities of our member posts.
On December 30th we held our monthly Social. Over 30 people attended, members and wive’s. It seemed everyone had a good time and enjoyed the food. The Monthly Social, the last Friday of the month, is a relatively new function, and I am hoping that more people will find the time to attend. We had a traditional Christmas buffet with lots of food left over. My thanks to those that contributed to the buffet. I didn’t get a chance to see who brought what, but I thank them, whoever they were.
The post finished the Fantasy Football league for this year. The League Chairman, DJ, did a great job of organizing the league and won the Championship game. The Post Commander finished a close second place, which translates to the most disappointed loser. Thanks to everyone that contributed to the League and the party afterward and we hope they had a good time. Anyone in the post is welcome to join and you don’t have to know a lot about football to compete. I tried to draft George Blanda because I heard he was both kicker and Quarterback and I thought I could get a two for one.
Next event coming up is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. I hope we can get some interest in getting the float decorated properly so the VFW could present a good float to advertise our presence in the community. Dave Anderson is the Committee Chairman and if you have the time let him or the Commander know that you want to participate.
We hosted the monthly meetings of the Post Wife’s Club, and continue to offer our support to them. They will be selling St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts before the event, so if you would like to purchase one, let one of the group members know. These shirts will become collector’s items as this year they are basically black with a St. Patrick’s logo in honor of King Bhumibol’s passing
Post membership continues to grow and we continue to add new people to our list of comrades.
All of our Community Service statistics start from scratch on July 1st. So keep sending in your Community Service Reports to Ron Hudson so that we can get credit for the work that we do in our community.
Thanks for all you do, and I’m looking forward to another great year.
Eric D. Larsen