Media VFW Post 3460

POST 3460 NEWSLETTER

March 8, 2019

POST 3460  NEWSLETTER

February 27, 2019

MEMORIAL CHAIRS ON SALE

Orders are being taken to purchase a Canteen Memorial Chair with Memorial Nameplate. Includes 3 lines of text in memory of anyone of your choice. Cost is $50.00. Forms are in the canteen.


Jake -- Below is an effort we started 10 years ago to teach the Vietnam War in classrooms locally and nationally. We also decided to include the Iraq War for  reasons you will see below.
 
We will be constantly adding new videos and adjusting from feedback from veterans
and educators.
Bob McMahon

I would like you to see the Veterans National Education Program's Initiative on both the Vietnam War and the Iraq War. We are partnering with the National Council for the Social Studies and the PA Council for the Social Studies. Both feel now is the time to teach the Iraq War while the sons and daughters of Iraq veterans are in middle school and high school.The first link below is our Global Awareness Map that has 905 short videos on 60 countries where the United States has a presence or strategic interest.

The second link is the Vietnam War and Iraq War Initiative. It is not a finished product. We have several teachers and departments of education in 35 states reviewing and providing a critique.

We have a webinar scheduled for March 28 through the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and their 13,000 teachers. It was the idea of the president of the NCSS to include the War in Iraq now in our initiative. Collectively we have about 80 videos on Iraq, Desert Storm and the Iraq-Iran War in our collection.

When you click the Vietnam and Iraq Wars you will see our rational for doing this now.
Then you will see our supporters.
Bob McMahon
President  Veterans National Education Program
Cell Phone  610-585-5682


VFW POST 3460 LATEST NEWS

MENS POST MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS MARCH 12th

NEWS. The Men’s Post Meetings, that were postponed Tuesday, will be held next Tuesday night March 12th. Officers at 5:30 and Membership at 630PM. Nominations for Post and HA Officers will be held at Membership Meeting. …………… We have been chosen, by Department, to host a stop for the Commanders Trip on Friday May 17th. We were chosen after a search of District 1 and 7 for the beat post to have a stopover in the area. They will be on the Annual End of Year Two Day Trip with Outgoing State Commander Thomas ‘Ace’ Hanzes. This year the trip includes Valley Forge, Media Military Museum, Post 3460, Harrah’s, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It is made up of all those that contributed to this year’s success in The Department of PA.…………… Forms are available for purchasing a Memorial Chair in the canteen. Cost is $50.00 and includes an engraved plate with six lines for who ever you may choose.

AUXILIARY NEWS; There was a nice turnout of District 7 Auxiliary Members Wednesday night in Barlow Hall. Department President could not attend because of illness but her Adjutant was there after a tour of the Media Military Museum. A delicious Pasta Dinner was prepared and served by Senior Vice President Cynthia Painter, other Auxiliary Members and HA Member Walt Batog. The food was shared with those playing Bar Bingo in the canteen. ……………….. Next Tuesday Nights Meetings do not include the Auxiliary as their Tuesday meeting was not postponed.

EVENTS COMMITTEE; A Saint Patrick’s Day party is on for Sunday March 17th starting at 3PM. Ham, Corned Beef and Cabbage will be served. Cash Bar open. Tickets for the ‘Tribute to Frank Sinatra Show and Dinner’ April 7th are going well. Don’t be left out. Ask bartender for your tickets. Only $20.00. Doors will open, only for those with tickets, at 3PM. Spaghetti Dinner served at 4 and Showtime 5:30 featuring Joey C. …………. Don’t forget Bar Bingo every Wednesday at 6:30, Karaoke 2nd Friday and Open Mic with Gene and the Hurricanes the Third Thursday of the month. …………………. Help is always needed to make these events succeed. Don’t forget our motto, Teamwork.

MY TWO CENTS; I want to thank all those that braved the cold weather Wednesday night to play bingo. The crowd was small but we had a fun night with Harry Kent again calling. John ‘Chicken Legs’ Carney is always standing by when Harry is off on a trip to do the calling. I am looking into converting the grass area into a parking lot. Anyone that know of any contractors etc. that want to help us please contact me. (484) 321-1575 or Email jakeone2verozon.net.

Jake

​VETERANS NATIONAL EDUCTION PROGRAM.

​'SHOWTIME IS BACK WITH ‘TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA’

NEWS; ‘A Tribute to Frank Sinatra’ with Joey C is booked for Sunday afternoon April 7th. Spaghetti Dinner 4pm and Show 5 till 7pm. Cost is only $20.00 Tickets now on sale. Cut off for tickets is April 3rd. Don’t be left out. Canteen will be closed to those without ticket.……………….. Past State Commander and Legacy Member Tom Brown has transferred into our Post. ….. Great job again by the Eggs to Order Gang and everyone that helped with a surprise crowd of 109 at our Sunday Buffet Breakfast. ……….. Forms are available in the canteen for Canteen Memorial Chairs. Cost for chair with Memorial Plate is $50.00.

AUXILIARY NEWS; Department Auxiliary President Charlotte Lopes will visit our Post Wednesday March 6th for dinner after attending the Military Museum in Media,

EVENTS COMMITTEE; The committee will be busy with planning a Post 3460 Awards Night, Joint VFW/AL Banquet May 4th or 5th and a visit and dinner with our State Commander May 17th. We are looking for your input for any events or shows you would like. …….. The 2nd Friday of the month is Karaoke with Delco Favorite Lisa Parks and the 3rd Thursday bring your musical instruments and “Tote Your Flute’ with Gene and the Hurricanes at Open Mic Night. ……

MY TWO CENTS; I want to welcome Tom Brown to 3460. He brings a lot of knowledge and will be an asset to our Post. He is still very active in the Department. Nominations for Post Officers will be at General Membership Meeting next Tuesday night. Let’s see a better turnout at our meetings. We need more members to get involved. I just booked another Top Shelf Showtime Show, ‘A Tribute to Frank Sinatra.’ His web site is www.joycsinatra.com We will need help that afternoon prepping and serving the food. Bill Fili is doing well, and Danny Barry is home from the hospital. We still must add a few more new members to reach our goal of 20 new and reinstate. I am also setting this years Memorial Day Weekend Buddy Poppy Drive to bring in at least $5,000. in donations. I am asking that members give at least 2 hours handing out Poppies. It’s for your comrades and their families that need help. Feel free to contact me at jakeone@verizon.net
Jake