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Cedar Post: Volume 17, Number 11

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November Cedar Post

November 12, 2016 by laura fergeson



SUMMARY OF THE NOVEMBER REGULAR MEETING OF THE POST: Big thanks to the Wimberley 4-H club for providing a Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey, dressing, gravy, potatoes, vegetable casseroles, and desserts. What a feast! We installed new Life Member Mitch McKinney, U.S. Army. You can read more about Mitch on page 4. Mitch is a very accomplished soldier and we are fortunate to have him as a member the

Post. Please make him feel welcome! Highlights of the meeting:

  • The membership voted to approve revisions to Policy Letter #18, Post Memorial Scholarship Fund, and Policy Letter #27, Use of Post Dumpster.

  • Members also voted to donate $2,000 to the Wimberley Gold Santa, a local that helps families in need.

  • Expenditure of an additional $1,000 was approved for a Post Christmas Party scheduled for December 3rd.

  • A new proposed Policy Letter #30*, Payment for Meals at District Meetings, was introduced and will be voted on at the December meeting.

  • The Commander appointed John Thompson to lead a committee to develop a recommendation for optimal utilization of space (office, meeting, storage, etc). Additional committee members include Crow Wilson, Mike Aillet, and Don Arendarczyk.

  • The members voted to give $1,000 each to the Wimberley VFD and Wimberley EMS for all they do for the community.

*Copies of this proposed policy were passed out at the meeting. If you would like one, contact Chuck Cogswell, «««««««««««««««««««««««««««««

FROM THE COMMANDER This year we had great Voice of Democracy (VOD) and Patriot Pen (PP) support from the schools. There were nine VOD entries and 30 PP entries. The VOD winners will be recognized at the January 2017 meeting and the top three PP winners will be recognized at the February meeting. The planning for next year’s contest is in the beginning stages. Kerry Ridgway may be calling on the membership to help him with classroom presentations. The Lifeline screening folks have rented the Post on November 16th to do health screenings. Thanks to the Wimberley 4 H Club for our evening meal for the November meeting. It was a great spread and much appreciated by the membership. If you missed the meal – you missed a great time. Also, thanks to the Fancy Feathers 4-H Club for their donation to the Wounded Warrior program on behalf of the Post. They also presented us with a plaque for our support to their organization. As we begin to enter the Holiday season, it is important to remember those who are less fortunate

. The Post has decided to donate funds to “Gold Santa,” a Wimberley based organization that assists needy families in the area at this time of the year. We will be accepting monetary donations and/or an unwrapped toy at the Post Christmas celebration on December 3rd. The deadline for donations is December 10th. Donald C. Wheeler, Jr. Commander


FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO All four bingo teams are fully staffed. Yeah! We could use a few more “standby” bingo helpers to fill in when a team member might be absent. This is the perfect position for a member who wants to help but can’t commit to one Friday every month. If you can help, please contact Larry Merkin, 512-847-2949.


POST IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS We have money in the 2017 budget to do more improvements for the post. Anyone who has ideas – please contact Mike Wilmore ( so we can add to the list.


FROM THE SERVICE OFFICER Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study (VE-HEROeS). This fall, the VA is beginning a nationwide study to assess the current health and well-being of Vietnam Veterans (including those who served elsewhere during the Vietnam era 1961-1975). VE-HEROeS will also compare the health of these Veterans to similarly aged U.S. residents who never served in the military. The VA will invite approximately 43,000 Vietnam Era Veterans and approximately 11,000 members of the general population to participate in VE-HEROeS. For more information