Veterans of Foreign Wars

Firestone Post 3383


††††††††††††††† Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3383

††††††††††††††† 690 W. Waterloo Rd.

††††††††††††††† Akron, OH† 44314-1546

††††††††††††††† Phone: 330-745-0127


††††††††††††† Post email address:†


September 2014


COMMANDERíS CORNER:† Bob Smith, Commander

I just recently returned from an Army reunion (2nd 502nd 101st ABN-AirAsslt). The reunions I attend always remind me of the Firestone VFW 3383. Everyone has their own personality and quirks. Even though in 1968-1969 I was a draftee and a leg at the reunion we were all 101st. At 3383 we may have been in all branches and have many differences, we are all 3383 members. Come and enjoy camaraderie.


Any Post member who is ill or in the hospital, assisted living or nursing home, please contact me. As Post Chaplain, I, and your fellow veterans are concerned and care about you. Dick Meredith, Post Chaplain, Phone: 234-678-7829.


DATES TO REMEMBER: (check calendar also)

Sept. 1††† †††††††††††††††† Labor Day Holiday - Post Open

Sept.† 9†† †††††††††††††††† Summit County Stand Down 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (volunteers in by 7:30 a.m.)

Sept. 9††† †††††††††††††††† Post Meeting @ 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 16† †††††††††††††††† Ladies Auxiliary Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 †††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† Menís Auxiliary Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 19† †††††††††††††††† National POW/MIA Recognition Day service at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 27† †††††††††††††††† Gun Raffle Fundraiser - doors open at 12:00 noon



Anyone planning to attend our Anniversary celebration, you will need to RSVP using the coupon on page 3 of this newsletter by Monday, October 6, 2014. Please turn in your coupon so we can ensure a dinner for all attending.



GUN RAFFLE: September 27,† 2014.† All Gun Raffle tickets and S&W - M&P must be turned in no later than September 10, 2014. NO EXCEPTIONS! At this time I need 45 volunteers for this yearís Gun Raffle. I will post job positions. This can only happen with your help.† We have only 15 door prizes. We are in need of at least 17 more. Members have come through in the past to support our post.

ALL volunteers need to be at the Post by 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Set-up will be the night before (Friday) at 7:00 p.m. Dave Noaker, Chair, 330,784.2503.


CANTEEN NEWS: Marianne Beall.

 New key cards are now available with proof of Life Membership or paid-up dues receipt for 2015.

 Starting Monday, Sept. 8 lunch will be served 11:00 - 1:30 p.m.

 Friday, Sept. 5, we will be serving burgers & wings. The 3rd Friday in Sept. we will be serving Taco Salad, Nachos, Quesadillas -- all Mexican.† The 4th Friday will be Fish only.

 Queen of Hearts† drawing every Thursday @ 7:30 p.m.

 CAKES ARE BACK!! Starting Sept. 5, the Auxiliary ladies will be baking homemade cakes to be sold at the Friday dinners.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:† The Post House Committee meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The Committee will be available at approx. 7:00 p.m. to address any comments, suggestions and/or complaints you may have.