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
I would like to bring everyone up to date on the changes at the Post; we recently had
to replace an air conditioning unit and thermostats, a video surveillance system has
been installed and we have obtain liability insurance
at a higher cost then in previous years. I would like to thank all members, the
Ladies and Menís Auxiliaries, the Hernando County Fishing Club and
the Marine Corp League for stepping up and assisting the
Post. Thank you for your support.
The push is on again for membership. We need all the continuous members to get
their renewals in. The funds received help pay for our projects and obligations. At
the National Convention in July, proposals B14 & M12 passed which raises the dues
for VFW Annual membership by an increase of $10.00. This takes effect automatically
on January 1, 2014. Any Annual, unpaid and reinstate who renews before December 31st
will do so at the current dues of $35.00. Renew now and save!
Programs VFW currently is working on are: Voice of Democracy, Patriotís Pen, Boy Scouts, and
Policeman of the Year. Also, the Post and Auxiliaries are participating " Hernando County
Veterans' Benefit Resource Fair" sponsor by Congressman Rich Nugent,
on Oct 5th at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Math..
Thanks to all our servicemen and women for their dedicated service to our great
country, please keep them in your prayers.
I'd like to thank all my officers, my Men's Auxiliary Brothers, our Post, our Ladies Auxiliary, and our community
for all their support. Our '9/11 Justin Coleman Memorial Poker Run' wouldn't have
been a success without all your help. Again, thank you.
Our Poker Run raised money for our 'Christmas Wish 2013' program. Working in conjunction with the
Foster Parent Association of Hernando County we attempt to provide a ray of hope in the hearts and
minds of some of the children under their care.
Additionally, we help many other charitable causes including the N.R.O.T.C. of Central
High School and the VFW Retirement Home. We also offer support monthly to people in need.
We cook a monthly Breakfast the last Sunday of every month as a fundraiser. Let us cook for you
and your family! We have some of the finest Short Order Cooks in Florida.
I am very proud of the men who make up our membership. We need your support and seek your membership.
VFW Post 9236 Menís Auxiliary President 2013-2014
Being elected President for our Ladies Auxiliary has been
a proud moment in my life. I am looking forward to working
with the members of the Ladies Auxiliary, members of the VFW
Post and the Men's Auxiliary.
The upcoming year will be an exciting year with numerous
projects planned. I am proud to say that out Ladies
Auxiliary made All State this year and we will strive to
make it next year. With the help of all our sisters we
We started a new project this year, Haley's bingo, at the
Veterans hospital in Tampa. It's a very rewarding feeling helping
our Veterans and letting them know we care. We are the first
ladies Auxiliary to do this in Florida and already there
are other Auxiliaries following our example.
I want to thank you all for your devotion and hard work
to make our Auxiliary a success.
Yours in Sisterhood,
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
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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 $6.50. 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