Commander’s Column


July 2016

Well it’s official now; you have a new Commander at the Post!

For those that don’t know me, my name is Gary Carpenter aka Carp. I spent 4 years in the Navy from 80-84. And was in Granada and Lebanon.

Things seem to be picking up at the Post (that’s a good thing)!! Thanks to the Men’s Auxiliary we now have a big screen TV to watch and they also paid for us to have live music on June 17th! That was a great night!

Our dinner on the 22nd was a huge success and of course Tony P’s lasagna was awesome! So be sure to check out our calendar for upcoming events!!

Remember without YOUR SUPPORT we won’t survive!! Hope to see ya soon.

For those who don’t know me, come on down and I WILL buy you a drink!!

Gary (Carp) Carpenter

July 2016

Post 541 is a non-smoking post!
(A smoking room is available.)

July Happenings (view the Calendar)

  • July 01: VFW AUX appitizers 4:30-6:00pm
  • July 02: BBQ Beef briskit & beans. Bring a pot luck cooked dish. We have music by Denise Roggio. Donations accepted. Starting around 1:00pm.
  • July 03: VFW AUX meeting 10:00am. Free pool.
  • July 04: Post hamburgers, Gun Raffel, Happy hour all day.
  • July 05: House committee meeting 5.30pm.
  • July 06: VFW AUX dinner: Chicken Fried Steak with sides, $9.00 4:30-6:00pm.
  • July 07: Post meeting 6:00pm.
  • July 08: Fish fry 4:30-6:00pm or till gone. $9.00
  • July 09: Clampers meeting 11:30am.
  • July 13: Free pool, MOCA Dinner, Chicken Brest plus sides $9.00, 4:30-6:00pm.
  • July 15: VFW AUX appetizers, 4:30-6:00pm.
  • July 16: Cooties meeting 10:00am.
  • July 17: Free pool.
  • July 20: VFW AUX, Salsbary Steak plus sides $8.00 4:30-6:00pm.
  • July 22: VFW AUX appetizers 4:30-6:00pm.
  • July 24: Free pool.
  • July 27: Post dinner: KIMS GOURMET meat loaf. $9.00, 4:30-6:00pm.
  • July 29: VFW AUX appetizers, 4:30-6:00pm.
  • July 31: Free pool.
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Saturday, July 02: BBQ Beef brisket & beans. Bring a pot luck cooked dish. We will have music by Denise Roggio. Donations accepted. Starting around noon. Come check it out. Open to VFW & American Legion members and their guests. Fourth of July Party!!!! The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 79 in Yarnell invites.. read more →

The Military Order of the Cootie (MOC) is the Honor Degree from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The origin of the order dates back to the Spanish American War and the Imperial Order of the Dragon.  Founded in 1920 after World War I, the “Cooties” have to be members in good standing of the.. read more →

The VFW Auxiliary is open to both men and women. Check your eligibility here… Then, come on down to the post and join the Auxiliary family! The Auxiliary VFW was founded in 1914 to help veterans and their families. At the dawn of this new Millennium, that is still the primary goal of the organization… read more →