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
Would like to say I am enjoying the opportunity of being your post commander. We are striving to make our post one of the best in the district. We would like to be able to meet everyone's expectations as to what they want our post to be. As always I am open to all suggestions that the post can do to make us better, just come to the meeting and let us hear your opinions.
We are currently making some changes at the post due to the slowest of the summer months. The following changes will be made at the post some to take place immediately and others will be coming soon.
1. The post will be closing at 6PM every night starting now. Exceptions will be made during post functions and the bartender can make the call to closing time due to patronage. On 1 Oct the hours will go back to closing Monday thru Saturday being 8PM and Sunday at 6PM.
2. All drink chips as of now will no longer be given out. If a drink is somehow bought or purchased for you or by you the drink is to be consumed during your visit at that time. Drink chips have gotten out of hand at our post as there has never been a way of tracking their distribution. A deadline of 1 Oct has been set for all drink chips that have currently been distributed to be used at the post.
3. On September 1, 2016 there will be an increase of 25 cents to the prices of all hard alcohol at the post. There has not been a drink increase at this post for many years and the prices of hard liquor continues to rise. We are not trying to make a fortune here but we do need to cover our expenses.
I am overjoyed with the current volunteers that we have at our post they do a wonderful job. I would like to see more of our membership participating in the post. We have had our down now I would like to see us rise to the next challenge.
Carl L Frank
Commander, VFW Post 9236
Auxiliary President's Message
Welcome to the new VFW Auxiliary 9236, Hernando Beach.
As the President of VFW Auxiliary, I am very anxious to embark on the challenges of the coming year. As the new VFW Auxiliary has gone
through a massive amount of changes in the last year, many of us were bewildered by the how fast things changed. But we
at 9236 in Hernando Beach are strong, and have pulled together what we feel can be our “dream team”, we have obtained new energy with this
group and feel confident in our endeavors. Officers for both the Post and Auxiliary at 9236 have radically changed with this past election and
we are working closely with each other to become much more organized and helpful group to assist as many veterans as possible. Our plan in
the Auxiliary is to focus our efforts on Hernando County Veterans and are molding our fundraisers to that end.
We are in the process of planning the next six months with events, membership drives, our annual yard sale, and more to come.
In response to these types of planning I have setup a Facebook page for our Auxiliary https://www.facebook.com/VFWAUX9236 where we can post our events as we plan them and keep our members up-to-date as we proceed. The Post, in tandem, is updating their website http://www.vfw9236.org/ and posting an updated and more accurate monthly calendar.
We have extended our advertising for events to multiple local printed ads, as well as three television networks in hopes of expanding our community reach to involve more Hernando residents, especially the veterans.
Looking forward to a productive year.
Respectfully submitted to my Brothers and Sisters,
Joan M Brink, President
VFW Auxiliary 9236
2016 VFW POST 9236
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Regularly Scheduled Events
First Wednesday of Each Month
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us for all-you-can-eat spaghetti served in a delicious meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, ice cream and coffe for
a cost of $7.00 Adult beverages may be purchased separately.
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.
to view our Fish Fry flyer
Breakfast at the Beach
Last Sunday of Each Month
9am to 11:30am
Jointly sponsored by
VFW Post 9236 and Auxiliary.
Join us for an all-you-can-eat breakfast of scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, pancakes,
sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice, and coffee for a cost of $7.00 (seven dollars). Adult beverages may be
to view our Sunday Breakfast Menu
Ladies night at 7:00pm. Buy one, get one free. Bring you lady out
for a cocktail.
Red Shirt Fridays...
are being brought back to the Post. Anyone wearing a red shirt gets their first drink free. Now no
cheating the shirt must be red not just have some red on it.
Every Wednesday from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.
Come on down and enjoy an afternoon of friends and fun.
the second and fourth Friday of each month from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.
Come on down and enjoy an afternoon of friends and fun.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE….REMEMBER THIS IS YOUR POST SO PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT