Fire and Ice Festival
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.
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
photos of appreciative troops in Afghanistan who received care packages
sent from Post 1463 in December 2013 can be found here.
Lititz Walk for
PA Wounded Warriors
More than 50,000
Americans have been wounded due to combat actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Pennsylvania combat veterans need our help!
The Ladies Auxiliary to Lititz Springs Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
1463 and area civic organizations have joined forces for the second year
to raise awareness and funds for PA Wounded Warriors, Inc. The mission
of PA Wounded Warriors, Inc. is to “Help restore wounded warriors
to good physical, mental and emotional health.”
Join us on Saturday May 10, 2014 for a “Lititz Walk for PA Wounded
Warriors”. You can park your car at the Lititz RecCenter, and then
visit the Ladies Auxiliary table where you’ll receive your map,
a special pin that designates you as a walker, and information on Pennsylvania
Wounded Warriors. Penn Dutch Pacers has outlined several walking paths
around Lititz, highlighting beautiful Lititz Springs Park and historic
sites. Visit our local retailers and find special offers just for Walk
Complete details on registration and other events in this year’s
Walk will be at this website shortly.
Auxiliary Announces Art Scholarship
The Ladies Auxiliary
to Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463 announces the national Young American
Creative Patriotic Art scholarship. Students are encouraged to submit
artwork of a patriotic nature to the local Ladies Auxiliary for judging.
Students in grades 9 through 12 in public, parochial and home schools
are eligible. Artists may use water color, pencil, pastel, charcoal,
tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or oil. Winners at the local
level then progress to state and national judging where scholarship
prizes range from $500 to $10,000. Entry deadline to the local auxiliary
at Post 1463 is March 31, 2014. Use this link for the rules and entry
Auxiliary Fundraiser to Benefit Pittsburgh Fisher House
From now until January
11 you can be part of a “tasty” fundraiser for Friends
of the Pittsburgh Fisher House.
Fisher House is a 10-bedroom “home away from home” where families
stay, free of charge, while their loved ones are hospitalized at the VA Pittsburgh
Health Care System. Fisher House provides a comfortable environment and emotional
healing during a stressful time . . . (more)
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)
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
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)
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)
Hosts Coatesville Veterans
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)
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,
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:
and hit the "Like" button to subscribe
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
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
VA to Expand Benefits
for Traumatic Brain Injury
Some Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are diagnosed with any of
five other ailments will have an easier path to receive additional disability
pay under new regulations developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. .
. . (more...)
New Year to you and your families! I look forward to the New Year and
I hope it will
be a prosperous one for you and our Post.
Once again, I want to thank all the members of our Post who volunteer their time
participating in projects our Post completes in order to maintain our excellent
reputation in the community. We have people who step up to the plate and hit
those home runs for the Post.
. . . (more...)
want to thank all who were involved in making our Children’s
Christmas Party a huge success, and you all know who you
are. A big thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus.
Thank you to all the people that renewed on time and I look forward to meeting
our new members. Membership will stay open as long as we have available openings.
In closing I would like to remind all of you about your conduct while in the
canteen. Our bar servers have complete authority in dealing with any problems
that happen. They are backed 100% by the Board of Governors. Please don’t
make them submit an “Incident Report” regarding your behavior. If
you get a warning, consider it a favor and correct the problem you were warned
Patron membership opened up January 1. If you have friends that were guests last
year, get them in here to sign up. They can not be a guest again this year. All
memberships have increased to $30 this year.
Don’t miss our first “Cash Bash” which will be held on Sunday,
January 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. . . . (more...)
Adjutant of Post 1463, my goal is to assemble an email notification
list for active members. Email would
be used to send out the monthly meeting agenda and minutes.
It would also be used to notify members of short-term
information such as special events, deaths, or critical
At some point the newsletter may be sent out by email,
to those that prefer that delivery method, saving the
several dollars in postage. Please send me your email
address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance,
New Year! Thanks to all the ladies who participated in auxiliary
events in 2013
and everyone who supported us. So now, after the buzz of the holidays,
we settle down into our auxiliary business for 2014. As always, the Ladies
Auxiliary works as a team to “Keep America’s Veterans & Families
If you know a student in grades 9-12 in public, private or parochial school with
a talent for art, please tell them about the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Young American
Creative Patriotic Art Contest scholarship program .
it is another new year, hard to believe it is 2014 already.
So what is in store
for the members of VFW Post 1463 in the year 2014? We will continue our
Bingo and the selling of meat trays behind the bar. We have a Mystery
Bus Trip coming up in May and we have our annual Ham Raffle in April..
Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463