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
Hello once again Comrades. As your new Commander (been there done that) I welcome the challenges that lie ahead.
First I want to wish our past Commander all the best in life that lies ahead.
I am very pleased that we are a non-smoking Post. The response of members, both old and new,
and transfers is looking good. Many state that the no smoking rule is what has had them returning,
joining and transferring. I along with many volunteers from within our ranks and also from the surrounding
community have worked very hard cleaning up and painting the canteen. Thanks to all who helped.
As you may know the Menís Auxiliary is no longer. They chose to close down, I am sorry for that.
But there is good news. The VFW National has approved to open a new VFW Auxiliary which is gender neutral.
There will no longer be a Ladies or Mens Auxiliary but one strong cohesive group. I and many of the other
Commanders welcome this. My goal now is to join together both units and make one strong Auxiliary working
together to make Post 9236 bigger and better.
In the future we will have new programs and events. All will be posted on our website.
Come on down join us for a pleasant lunch, watch a game, or simply socialize with your fellow members.
Remember we serve lunch from 11:00am till 2:30pm we can always use help with lunches or any other activity.
Get back to your Post and enjoy it!!!
Commander, VFW Post 9236
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, Childrenís Christmas Pageant and of course St Patrickís 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 ďAnnieĒ 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.
here to view
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 only $7.00. Adult beverages may be purchased separately.
here to view
our Fish Fry Flyer
July 4th Independence Day Celebration ...
Join us for a USO style celebration from 3:00pm until ??? Click
here to view our Independence Day flyer.
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 HEREÖ.REMEMBER THIS IS YOUR POST SO PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT