Post Dispatch: August 2020
From the Commander:
For your health
Hines VA has a COVID-19 drive-up testing lane located in Parking Lot D just before you get to Bldg 228, on the left (East) side of the road. Enter the compound off Roosevelt Rd, just west of 5th Ave. But call first before you go: 800-274-2875
DuPage County Health officials have a new DuPage county drive-through COVID-19 testing site open to the public. The testing site is located at the County Campus’s main entrance off County Farm Road. Individuals can be tested free Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until 400 tests are completed each day. The COVID-19 test is free.
In order to limit personal contact, tests will only be conducted through vehicle windows. No motorcycles will be allowed to enter the testing site. Another site is available in Willowbrook.
The Urso Family, one of the Post Trustees, has generously donated $2500.00 to the Post to help us in this trying time. To commemorate this occasion we had a donation ceremony and Country Financial presented an oversize check to the Post. The Villa Park Review will do a photo op and story.
Post needs an Adjutant…
One position that we need to fill is Adjutant. That person would attend our monthly meetings and take notes pertaining to the meeting. The person would also be required to do roll call. All in all it would require just a few hours per month. We are asking someone to step up and fill this position. Can you help us? If you are interested please call the Post at (630) 834 8191.
Assistant O.D. needed
The Post also needs an assistant Officer of the Day to assist Barry Curran in his duties. If you are interested please call the Post at (630) 834 8191.
From the Quartermaster:
- August 10, 7:30 PM, Monday, Auxiliary monthly
- August 13, 7 PM -Thursday, Board of Directors committee
- August 16, 9 – 2 PM, District 19 Quarterly VFW meeting here
- August 17, 7 PM, Monday, Post monthly
- August 20, 7 PM, Thursday Post Advisory meeting – all are invited
We are open
- Lower Bar and gaming area: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
- Range – check our range calendar for time and date – http://villaparkvfw.org/gun-range/member-page/
- Office – 9 AM – 1 PM, Monday – Friday
Lower Lounge/ Gaming Open weekends
Lower bar area is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 3-8 PM and Sundays 2-7 PM. All beverages are available, as is Pizza. The gaming devices are also open those days and times
Thursday night – BBQ & Chips night – $6.00
Friday night – Fish & Chips sandwich night – $5.00
For your self-protection and others
We are compelled to follow the procedures of the state concerning mask wearing. When you enter the Post masks are required. Masks must be worn in the range. If you are sitting at the bar you may remove your mask, but if you go to the restroom you must put your mask on. Masks will also be required when playing the gaming machines. We are also asking all who enter the Post to sign in at the downstairs bar. If someone contracts the virus and has attended our Post we can notify the people that were recently there. Please help us enforce these rules. It is for all of our health.
Our line of communications
This E-Post Dispatch is being used to communicate with our members on a bi-weekly basis. If you know of a VFW member that is NOT getting this, PLEASE get us his e-mail address, and we’ll get him on board.
Also, our web-site is up and running; check it out for more news and photos. (Thanks to our new webmaster, Bridget Haraslic for volunteering to manage our web-site. If you’re in need of some marketing assistance or upgrading your site let us know and we’ll put you in touch with her.)
The Range is open!
Our range is open and we’re adding RSOs for more shooting opportunities. Follow the correct social distancing guidelines and wear a mask when entering & leaving the range. Masks are not needed in the shooter’s box. Just go to our range calendar- http://villaparkvfw.org/gun-range/member-page/ and select a time you want to come out. And bring a friend. If the time slot you want to shoot is not available, let us know and we’ll do our level best to get an RSO added for that time/day.
RSO class to be held
A range safety officer class will be held soon. We are now signing up candidates for the 8 hour NRA certified class instruction. For more info call or e-mail: 630-834-8191, firstname.lastname@example.org