VET LINKS:

The VFW National website

The VFW Pennsylvania headquarters site
 


Pennsylvania Ladies Auxiliary website


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs




 

A Few Anouncements

The kitchen will be open for lunch Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from 12-2pm, beginning Nov. 1st.

New memberships are now being accepted for the rest of this year and 2015.

Reminder: Halloween party this Fri (Oct. 31) 8:30-Midnight.

Midnight Madness is back on Fridays!

Turkey Raffle tickets $3.00 on sale at the bar please take some to sell to your family, friends, coworkers,& neighbors!

Children’s Christmas Party will be held Dec. 13th 11-1pm.


 

Print for Wounded Warriors for Sale

Hopefully you remember the print that the Ladies Auxiliary had for sale during the Walk for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. We now have prints available for you to buy for the low price of $10.00. If you are interested in a print, please let Bonnie know, btedrow@dejazzd.com. Hurry, at this price they won't last long!


Newspaper Clarification

An article, “Smoke-Free And Open To The Public” appeared in the Lititz Record Express on Thursday, October 9. Hours for the VFW Stars and Stripes Café were listed, including "football specials on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM."

The Café hours have been changed and it is not open on Sunday afternoons from 1 PM to 5 PM for football season. However, Louie will provide one dish that will be available for purchase at the bar.


Bingo Returns

Starting October 16, the VFW will go back to having BINGO every Thursday night, starting time 7pm. The Kitchen will be open during Bingo.


Auxiliary Auction and Bake Sale

The Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a blind auction and bake sale, October 19 from 9am to noon during breakfast at the post and again October 20 from 4pm to 6pm during monday madness at the post, all money will go to CANCER AID AND RESEARCH


Veterans POW-MIA Day Candlelight Service Friday, Sept. 19

Come join VFW Post 1463 and the Ladies Auxiliary as we pay tribute to all of our service men and women from all of our country's wars and conflicts who are still unaccounted for, as either POWs (Prisoners of War) or MIAs (Missing in Action).

Our candlelight service will be held in the gazebo in Lititz Springs Park on National POW-MIA Day, Friday, September 19 at 7 P.M. . . .(more)


Veterans Service Office at the Post

Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Veterans Service Office will be at the post on Mondays from 1 to 6 p.m., starting September 8th, connecting veterans from all service eras and their loved ones with their eligible benefits and services.

For appointments call (717) 234-7927 and mention the Lititz VFW location. This outreach service is made possible through funding from The State of Pennsylvania’s Act 66 Grant Program.


 

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest National Winner

The first place winner of the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest, Alessandra Levato, sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1463, Lititz, PA, stands at the podium at the National Convention in St. Louis on July 22, 2014. “Ali” addressed the crowd of more than 1,000 auxiliary members and guests. She read the short essay that accompanied her winning entry and expressed thanks to everyone at Post 1463 who helped her achieve the prize of a $10,000 scholarship and gifts from the national auxiliary and National Madam President “Sissy” Borel. . . . . .(more).


2nd Successful Year for the Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors

The Lititz Walk for PA Wounded Warriors was a major success with $9000 in sponsorship, registration and donations received.... and donations are still coming in.

Thanks to the community organization volunteers who helped put The Walk together, starting at the November 2013 meeting. The Lititz recCenter was the hub of all planning meetings, registration and follow-through of The Walk, so special thanks to . . . .(more).


Fire and Ice Festival

Thanks to Betty Jo, Kelly and Louie for representing VFW Post 1463 at the Fire part of Fire & Ice Festival. John from the Stars and Stripes cafe prepared his delicious chicken chili! Larger photo can be found here.


Voice of Democracy Winners

Lititz Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1463 hosted a breakfast for the Dept. of PA Voice of Democracy district winners on January 18. This is the second consecutive year Post 1463 has been selected to entertain the students during their awards weekend . . .(more)


Troops Receive Care Packages

Some photos of appreciative troops in Afghanistan who received care packages sent from Post 1463 in December 2013 can be found here.


Two Post Members Receive Special Thanks from Their Comrades

At the VFW Post 1463 monthly meeting in November, comrades offered special thanks to John Zagorski and Ira Shaffer for their many, many years of dedication and devotion to Post 1463 and all veterans . . . (more)


Welcome Home for Local Soldier

A local mom reached out to Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463 to help welcome home her son who was returning to Lititz for a well-deserved leave after deployment in Afghanistan. The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary organized a welcome for Blake Cameron Bomberger at Post 1463 on Friday August 9th. Cameron received an enthusiastic reception from VFW and Auxiliary members and Post patrons . . . (more)


Ladies Auxiliary Earns State and National Awards

The Ladies Auxiliary to Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463 earned numerous commendations for attaining or surpassing auxiliary program goals in 2012-2013. At the state convention in Lancaster in June, the Ladies Auxiliary received citations of merit for Veterans and Family Support, Americanism, Hospitals, Cancer Aid & Research, Scholarships, Community Service Reporting, Youth Activities and contributions to the VFW National Home for Children. Department of PA President Sandy Brenner recognized Post 1463’s work on the Walk for PA Wounded Warriors. . . . (more)


Post 1463 Receives National Award

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #1463 and Ladies Auxiliary of Lititz, Pennsylvania, was the recipient of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Outstanding Community Service Post Award at the VFW’s National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on July 22 during an invitation only reception. Commander Joel Ellis and Ladies Auxiliary President Susan Ellis accepted the award . . . (more)


Post Hosts Coatesville Veterans

Veterans from Coatesville Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) recently attended two events sponsored by VFW Post 1463 and its Ladies Auxiliary. On June 5, a dozen veterans found their way to Waltonian Pines in Schaefferstown for a day of fishing. Our visitors were quick to jump off the bus, get their fishing gear and bait and head to the pond . . . (more)


VFW Post 1463 Aide-de-Camp Awards

VFW national headquarters has notified Commander Joel Ellis of his appointment as National Aide-de-Camp to Commander-in-Chief John E. Hamilton. Joel was recommended for this honorary appointment for outstanding services to Post and/or Department above and beyond the call of duty.

The Ladies Auxiliary National Secretary-Treasurer has sent congratulations to ladies auxiliary treasurer, Kathy Wiker, for securing at least 25 new or reinstated members in the year July 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.

Congratulations to Joel and Kathy from the members of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary; we appreciate their hard work and dedication. They, along with other members, help promote and retain members in our organizations.


The Post Is Now on Facebook!

Bill Thomas has created a Facbook page for the post! Go to:

http://www.facebook.com/LititzVFW

and hit the "Like" button to subscribe


Cookbooks Available

The VFW Post 1463 cookbook has arrived! Pickup a few copies at the Post for $10 each. The perfect stocking stuffer and a great gift for yourself or the special cooks in your life!


Flag Drop Box

When an American flag is no longer fit for display it must not be thrown away. Instead there is a special flag disposal ceremony where the flag is burned in accordance with flag disposal protocol.

If you have any size American or POW/MIA flag to be retired, please bring it to the Flag Drop Box at the entrance to . . . (more)


Labels for Minivans!



The Ladies Auxiliary is collecting Labels for Education for the VFW National Home. These labels, when combined with others from across the USA, purchase minivans----yes, minivans--- for the National Home. Details are available here


Veterans News:

VFW Celebrates 115 Years of Service
From 1899-2014 No One Has Done More For Veterans

On the evening of September 29, 1899, thirteen men — veterans who had fought on Cuba during the Spanish-American War — gathered at a tailor shop in Columbus, Ohio. They shared their accounts of what was then, the most popular war in America’s history, but further, to discuss how they could assist their fellow veterans and the dependents of their fallen comrades. (more...)


Commander's Message:

As your new Commander I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to serve Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463. At present, the post is going through some difficult times and the VFW members have been forced to make some difficult decisions. We are asking for everyone’s support, so we may make Post 1463 strong again and continue to serve our Veterans and the Community.. . . . (more...)


President’s Message:

Although it isn’t Thanksgiving yet, I’d like to take a moment to express my gratitude to several people. First of all, I give my thanks to Annie Scotten for her many years of faithful service and hard work as the manager of the Canteen. Annie, you will be missed! With this news, I hope you will join me in congratulating Laura Manley on her new position as the Canteen manager. Secondly, I give my thanks to Theresa Price for helping Laura as she transitions into this new position. Thirdly, I give thanks to Jim Painter for installing the new Enter and Exit signs in the parking lot. And last but not least, I give my thanks to the folks who are working hard in the kitchen cooking and serving us delicious food for all of us.

I would also ask for your patience during these times of change.

May God Bless America !
Ron Lantz, Canteen President


Canteen News

Hello Members,

I would like to introduce myself although many of you already know me. I have been working here as a bartender and office helper for a couple years. . . (more...)


Ladies Auxiliary Message:

I would like to thank Susan Ellis for a wonderful four years of service as our past president. She took our auxiliary to a whole new level. I am proud to follow in her footsteps. She has been and will continue to be my friend and mentor.

Ladies, we have an awesome auxiliary. The camaraderie and sisterhood amongst us is very special to me and I appreciate each and every one of you and your service to our vets. I encourage all sisters that are eligible to join our auxiliary to do so. . . . (more...)


Activity Committee:

Hi and welcome to fall. We had a good summer. Our annual picnic was a huge success as always: good food, good friends, and some fun games.. . . (more...)

 

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