About the VFW
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of
the United States, with its Auxiliaries, includes 2.3 million members in
approximately 8,400 Posts worldwide.
Its mission is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through
veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American
War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local
organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived
home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for
them, and they were left to care for themselves.
In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed
organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars
of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and
Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew
to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.
Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the
Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the
development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation
for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with
Gulf War Syndrome. The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers
services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II
and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first
veterans' organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans
for Life Memorial, which is being constructed in Washington, D.C., and is
expected to open in 2010.
Annually, VFW members and its Auxiliary contribute more than 13 million
hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A
Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.
From providing $2.5 million in college scholarships to high school students
every year to encouraging elevation of the Veterans Administration to the
president's cabinet, the VFW is there--honoring the dead by helping the
We are always looking for new members. For details, give us a call anytime or just stop by the Post.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236
3435 Shoal Line Blvd.
Hernando Beach, FL 34607
Telephone  596-9236
May will be a busy month for the Post. We will be making preparations for the No Smoking policy, effective 1 June 2015.
Memorial Day ceremonies will be on 25 May 2015 at 0900 (9:00 am), at the Post Home. Post members
will be receiving a postcard, please follow the instructions noted on it. Other monthly events are noted on the Post calendar.
The Post meeting will be on 14 May 2015 at 1900 (7:00 PM).
Inclusion not exclusion is the key to our success as an organization. Slowly we are making progress towards this
objective. If you are a true comrade, step forward and assist with some of the tasks needed to make our Post Home a place, we all can be proud of.
Something to think about:
THE MAN IN THE GLASS
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you King for a day.
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what the man has to say.
For it isn’t your parents—your children—your wife
Whose judgement upon you must pass.
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
Some people may think you a straight shooting chum
And call you a wonderful guy.
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he’s with you clear up to the end.
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life,
And get pats on your back as you pass.
But your final reward will be heartbreak and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.
Commander, VFW Post 9236
Wow, what a year it’s been! The Men’s Auxiliary
of VFW Post 9236 has been very busy.
The last Sunday of every month is breakfast and what a breakfast it is!
The price of $7.00 includes homemade potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, susage, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee.
Come enjoy a great breakfast and support your community at the same time!
We have the 'Justin Coleman Memorial Poker Run' every September to help us raise funds that help us support those in need in our community.
And our first car show did very well in October. Perhaps we can make this an annual event.
Since I have been elected President my Officers have been very, very helpful. To them I say, 'Thank You'.
So why not join us for a hot sandwich and a cold drink and check us out?
Douglas C Pauschert
President, VFW Post 9236 Men’s Auxiliary 2014 - 2015
Being re-elected President for the Ladies Auxiliary was a proud moment for me. The Ladies Auxiliary Post 9236 made All State this year,
which means we were successful as a team and we accomplished all of our goals set for the 2014/2015 year. This is the second
year we have made All State and I am so proud
to be part of LAVFW Post 9236.
A new year is quickly approaching for the Ladies Auxiliary and we already have several projects planned
for the 2015/2016, a Yard Sale in October, Children’s Christmas Pageant and of course St Patrick’s Day Dinner.
Packages to our Military overseas are done monthly by our sister Phyllis McDougal. Please let us know
if you have a family member or a friend that is serving overseas and
we will proudly send them a package.
The ladies host Spaghetti night the first Wednesday of every month, please come and join us from 5:00 pm the 7:00 pm.
One of my favorite activities is going to the VA hospital in Tampa. The Ladies run the Bingo game and bring snacks and juice. The patients
really enjoy themselves. It really touches my heart making our Veterans and Active Military smile. Helping Veterans and our Active Military is what this organization is founded upon.
The Ladies Auxiliary of Foreign Wars is 100% non profit and dedicated to helping our Veterans, our youth, and our community.
God Bless You,
God Bless our Country,
God Bless our Veterans and Military.
Yours in Sisterhood,
Deborah “Annie” Godfrey
LAVFW President Post 9236
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Regularly Scheduled Events
First Wednesday of Each
5:00pm until 7:00pm
Join us for
all-you-can-eat spaghetti, served in a delicious meat sauce, salad, bread,
ice cream, and coffee for a cost of $7.00. Adult beverages
may be purchased separately.
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our Spaghetti Night Flyer
Third Friday of Each Month
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us for breaded
fish, fries, and coleslaw for a cost of $5.50. We also feature a shrimp dinner for $6.50, or
a comb dinner of fish and shrimp for $7.50. Adult beverages may be purchased separately.
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our Fish Fry Flyer
Last Sunday of Each Month
9am to 11:30am
Join us for scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast,
biscuits and gravy, juice, and coffee or tea for a cost of $7.00 (seven dollars). Adult beverages may be
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our Sunday Breakfast Menu
Memorial Day Ceremonies...
There will be Memorial Day Ceremonies held at the Post Home on May 25th at 9:00
Our JROTC will be there to help us commemorate this solemn day. Please join us for this event.
Refreshments will be served following the ceremonies.
Attention Post Fishermen/women!...
Capt. Rick Freeland and offered to take Post 9236 veterans out on his fishing boat at no cost.
If you are interested in going please call the Post at  596-9236 and let them know. This is an extraordinary offer by
Capt. Rick showing his support of veterans!! Contact the Commander after May 17th for further details.
Bar Bing is Back!...
the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.
Come on down and enjoy an afternoon of friends and fun.
Sunday NASCAR, Nachos and Pool!!!...
Come on down to the Post on Sunday and enjoy a fun day watching the races and spending time with friends.
The Nachos are homemade and delish!! At 4:00 the fun pool games start. Whether you are an expert or amateur
all are welcome and can enjoy some fun.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE….REMEMBER THIS IS YOUR POST SO PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT