Thursday, March 19, 2015

MAQUOKETA VFW POST 3633

AT THE APRIL 19 (2017) MEETING, A GOOD TURN-OUT OF 13 MEMBERS.
NEW OFFICERS WERE ELECTED FOR THE 2017-2018 YEAR.....MOST WERE RE-ELECTED:
COMMANDER:  ROGER SCHNOOR
SR. VICE:  SCOTT HANSEN
JR. VICE: MARY CREEGAN (NEW)
QUARTERMASTER: BOB LAUGHLIN
CHAPLAIN:   LOWELL SCHROEDER
JUDGE ADVOCATE: MARY CREEGAN
SURGEON:  CLIF MERRICK
TRUSTEE 1-YEAR:  TERRY CREGAN
TRUSTEE 2-YEAR:  SAM CAVEN
TRUST  3-YR:  LORIN MEDINGER(NEW)
ADJUTANT:  BOB LAUGHLIN
SERVICE OFFICER: TERRY CREEGAN 
AT THE MEETING IT WAS VOTED TO GIVE A FREE FLAG (2 if needed) TO 
RIVER VILLAGE SR. APARTMENTS. 
THEY REQUESTED A REPLACEMENT FOR THEIRS. 

WELCOME TO POST MEMBERSHIP MIKE AND CARLY BROWN, WHO JOINED 3633 THIS YEAR OF 2017. 
 
POST 3633 AT THEIR FEBRUARY 2017
MEETING, $600.00 WAS DONATED TO
MAQUOKETA YOUTH TRAP TEAM AND
$500.00 TO THE DEPARTMENT OF IOWA VFW FOR VARIOUS FUNDS THAT
ARE IN NEED OF MONEY DURING THE
UPCOMING YEAR.        
       
AT THE DECEMBER 2016 MEETING, OF
THE VFW POST 3633, THE POST VOTED TO GIVE $600.00 TO THE AVENUE OF FLAGS FOR NEW FLAGS IN MAQUOKETA.    AND THE POST AUXILIARY ALSO DONATED $200.00
FOR NEW FLAGS AND HELPED WITH THE REPAIR OF SOME FLAGS, ASSISTING THE LEGION AUXILIARY.


 AT THE AUGUST 17, 2016  MEETING, BILL CLARK OF MONTICELLO JOINED OUR POST.   HE WAS IN THE NAVY DURING LATE 1960's....SERVING ONE TERM  IN VIET NAM IN 1969, NEAR THE END OF THE WAR.




AT THE JULY 20, 2016
MEETING, JOHN FRANZEN JOINED.
HE IS IN THE ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT AT THE MAQUOKETA STATE BANK.   LOOK HERE LATER FOR A PHOTO OF HIM AND INFORMATION ABOUT HIS MILITARY SERVICE HISTORY.






TOM WATTERS WAS SWORN IN AS  THE STATE OF IOWA VFW COMMANDER AT THE STATE CONVENTION IN DUBUQUE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016.     HE IS THE FIRST EVER STATE COMMANDER FROM POST 3633.

POST 3633 ELECTION HELD AT THE
APRIL 20, 2016 MEETING.   OFFICERS FOR 2016-2017 ARE:
COMMANDER:   RODGER SCHNOOR
SR. VICE COMM:   SCOTT HANSEN
JR.  VICE COMM:   CLIFF MERRICK
QUARTERMASTER:  ROBERT  LAUGHLIN
CHAPLAIN:   LOWELL SCHROEDER
1 YR     TRUSTEE:   DENNIS VOY
2 YR     TRUSTEE:   MARY CREEGAN
3 YR     TRUSTRE:   SAM CAVEN
APPOINTED POSITIONS:
JUDGE AVOCATE, MARY CREEGANA
SURGEON, CLIFFORD MERRICK
SERVICE OFFICER, TERRY CREEGAN
ADJUTANT ROBERT LAUGHLIN


HATS-OFF TO DALE HENRY OF VFW POST  8884 IN VINTON, IOWA, WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED ALMOST 2,100 VOLUNTEER HOURS OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS  WITH THE IOWA CITY VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.


THE O'CONNOR-REGENWETHER VFW POST 3633 HAS TWO WEB SITES.
THE ORIGINAL WEB SITE IS AVAILABLE AT www.maquoketavfw.webs.com
IT HAS SEVERAL PHOTOS AND SEVERAL VIDEOS, INCLUDING TWO FROM THE TIME THE VIETNAM MOVING WALL VISITED MAQUOKETA...ONE TAKEN
AT THE VFW 75TH ANNIVERSARY... AND ONE OF VFW MEMBER ASHER SCHROEDER TELLING ABOUT HIS TIME IN A PRISONER OF WAR CAMP DURING WORLD WAR II.   WHEN YOU HAVE TIME, BE SURE AND VISIT OUR LOCAL MAQUOKETA VFW WEB SITE AND WATCH THE VIDEOS.

THIS IS THE MAQUOKETA VFW BLOG (enter at KMAQ home page) THAT WAS ESTABLISHED ALSO BY DENNIS VOY (VFW MEMBER) AND SON DAVID AND WILL FROM NOW ON (MARCH 2015) BE UPDATED REGULARLY AND LIST VFW MEMBERS, NEWS, COMING EVENTS, AND RECENT PHOTOS. 

WELCOME!

      FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH WILL BE THE  POST/AUXILIARY
CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE EAGLES....
SOCIAL STARTING AT 6 P.M. WITH  FREE DINNER AT 6:30.   BRING SALAD OR DESSERT IF YOU WANT.    AND THE
DISTRICT MEETING WILL BE HELD IN
MAQUOKETA AT EAGLES ON SAT. JAN.
16TH STARTING AT 11 A.M.  
FOUR OUT OF FOUR IN-STEP..................................  HOMECOMING PARADE, 2015

AT THE 94TH ANNUAL VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS DEPARTMENT OF IOWA STATE CONVENTION HELD IN EARLY JUNE AT BETTENDORF THIS YEAR, PAST COMMANDER OF MAQUOKETAS' O'CONNOR-
REGENWETHER POST 3633, TOM WATTERS OF RURAL MAQUOKETA, AFTER HAVING SERVED FOR THE PAST YEAR AS STATE JR. VICE COMMANDER WAS ELECTED TO THE POSITION OF STATE SR.
VICE COMMANDER.    ALSO DURING THE CONVENTION, PRESENTATIONS WERE HEARD FROM MANY SPEAKERS INCLUDING CHARLIE BECKER OF CAMP COURAGEOUS, PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL LINDSEY GRAHAM AND THE STATE COMMANDER OF AMVETS.    OTHER EVENTS INCLUDED RAFFLES AND AN AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS AND HOSPITALIZED VETERANS. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE V.F.W. CONVENTION, THE STATE "COOTIES"  (THE HONOR DEGREE OF THE V.F.W.) ALSO  HELD IT'S STATE CONVENTION WHERE TOM WATTERS WAS RE-ELECTED AS STATE JUDGE ADVOCATE.    NEXT YEAR'S STATE CONVENTION WILL BE IN DUBUQUE, AND TOM WATTERS OF RURAL MAQUOKETA  WILL BECOME STATE COMMANDER OF THE IOWA VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS. 

THE PURPOSE OF VFW...



HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED AT THE APRIL 15TH MEETING....
ELECTION OF OFFICERS WAS HELD.
ALL WERE RE-ELECTED FOR ANOTHER YEAR.
THEY ARE:
COMMANDER....ROGER SCHNOOR
SR. VICE....SCOTT HANSEN
JR.  VICE....CLIFF MERRICK
QUARTERMASTER...BOB LAUGHLIN
CHAPLAIN....LOWELL SCHROEDER
1 YR TRUSTEE....SAM CAVEN
2 YR TRUSTEE....JOHN CLARK
3 YR TRUSTEE....DENNIS VOY
JUDGE ADVOCATE....MARY CREEGAN
SURGEON....CLIFF MERRICK
SERVICE OFFICER...TERRY CREEGAN
ADJUTANT....BOB LAUGHLIN
                       ABOVE, ROGER
                       ABOVE, SCOTT
                        ABOVE, CLIFF
                        ABOVE, ROBERT LAUGHLIN
                       ABOVE, LOWELL....EMAIL ADDRESS:  lsbs07@hotmail.com     or 
isbs07@msn.com
                       ABOVE, SAM
                   ABOVE, DENNIS


ABOVE, TERRY CREEGAN, POST 3633 SERVICE OFFICER.    HE IS ALSO THE PART TIME EMPLOYEE OF JACKSON COUNTY, HEADING THE JACKSON COUNTY VETERAN'S AFFAIRS OFFICE IN THE COURT HOUSE.   HIS WIFE MARY IS ALSO A POST 3633 MEMBER AND SERVES AS A TRUSTEE.
 
ABOVE, DAVID VAZQUEZ OF MAQUOKETA.
HE IS A MEMBER OF VFW 3633.   HE SERVED IN 
VIET NAM IN 1972 AND 73.    HIS WIFE IS SHAWN WHO IS VERY ACTIVE IN LITTLE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS.     THEY HAVE THREE REDHEAD DAUGHTERS.   ONE IS MARRIED AND THEY HAVE 3 GRANDSONS.
ABOVE, MARK LIPPENS OF MAQUOKETA, ONE OF THE NEWER MEMBERS OF POST 3633.

LEFT, TOM WATTERS. TOM IS A PAST COMMANDER OF POST 3633 AND NOW IS A STATE OFFICER.   HE
WILL BE ATTENDING THE STATE CONVENTION THIS JUNE 4-7 AT BETTENDORF AND A YEAR FROM  JUNE, AT THE STATE CONVENTION AT
DUBUQUE, HE WILL BE ELECTED
STATE OF IOWA VFW COMMANDER!

MEMBER WAYNE FRANTZEN BELOW,
WHO SERVED IN THE NAVY FROM 1956-1959.   HE SERVED ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC AND ARCTIC CIRCLE



We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7  p.m. at the Eagles Club on Highway 64 East.


HONOR FLIGHTS SCHEDULED FROM CEDAR RAPIDS WILL BE  HELD APRIL 21, MAY 19, SEPTEMBER 15 AND OCTOBER 20.    THE BEGIN AT 7 A.M. AND END AT 10:30 P.M.   ANY WWII, OR KOREAN VETERAN INTERESTED SHOULD CONTACT THEIR LOCAL VETERANS GROUP OR CALL BILL GOODMAN OF LEGION POST 13 AT ANAMOSA....PHONE 319-462-2472.

1/   CORN BOIL LUNCH  OR
2/   CORN BOIL DINNER   OR
3/   CORN BOIL PICNIC  (OR ALL 3)

YES SIR!

YOU TOO CAN HAVE A LIFE MEMBERSHIP, JUST
TALK TO ROGER, TOM OR BOB.


ABOVE,GINA LAUGHLIN, VFW AUXILIARY
ABOVE PHOTO TAKEN AT CLOVER RIDGE ON NOV. 11, 2015.  LEFT, VIVIAN MILLER, RECOGNIZED 
FOR BEING A VFW AUXILIARY MEMBER FOR 70 YEARS.   RIGHT, AUX. PRESIDENT PAT SCHNOOR,
WITH PIN TO BE PRESENTED TO VIVIAN.   VIVIAN AND LATE HUSBAND CURLY FOR MANY YEARS OWNED AND RAN THE "SOUTH INN SUPPER
CLUB" ON S. MAIN STREET.
TOM WATTERS, MEMBER OF VFW 3633 POST (PAST COMMANDER) AND  VICE-COMMANDER OF THE 2ND VFW DISTRICT OF IOWA.
AVENUE OF FLAGS AT MT. HOPE CEMETERY, 2015
ABOVE, JIM RANKIN OF MAQUOKETA, AT THE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE AT
MT. HOPE CEMETERY 2015.   HE IS 91  AND A VFW MEMBER.   HE SERVED
IN WWII FROM 1941 TO 1945 AND WAS A BOMBADIER ON A B-29.
GO TO THE VFW WEB SITE (WITH ITS OWN ADDRESS ABOVE) (THIS SITE
YOU ARE ON NOW IS A "BLOG" OFF THE KMAQ HOME PAGE) AND YOU WILL SEE AT THE WEB SITE, THE VIDEO TAKEN AT THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF  POST 3633.   THE VIDEO WAS TAKEN AT THE  GRAVE OF JIM'S FATHER, W.C. RANKIN,  WHERE THE SPECIAL MT. HOPE 75TH CEREMONY TOOK PLACE

ABOVE, THE 2ND DISTRICT VFW COMMANDER, DALE HENRY, FROM VINTON.
HE VISITED THE POST ON JULY 15,2015 SHORTLY AFTER  TAKING THE JOB
AS DISTRICT COMMANDER.
THIS FLOAT WAS DECORATED ON JULY 26, 2011, AT THE KMAQ TRANSMITTER
SITE NORTH EAST OF MAQUOKETA AND KEPT IN THE SHED THERE.  IT WAS FOR THE JULY 27TH FAIR PARADE.   THOUGH NOT ON THE FLOAT, THEN
1ST VICE-CMDR. DENNIS VOY AND SPECIAL FRIEND NANCY JO MOORE HELPED DECORATE IT.     IT  WON 1ST OR 2ND PLACE IN PATRIOTIC
DIVISION.

THE END
EDITOR  SGT E-5 DENNIS VOY
"HELL ON WHEELS"
2ND ARMORED DIVISION












































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