Friday, January 24, 2014

Fwd: Veteran Events & Announcements 1/23 to 1/30

Listed below are the events I have for the next 7 (things are still slow) days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 5 new items on it.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html  

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx



ANNOUNCEMENTS!

"Harley Davidson Raffle" V.V.A. Chapter 154 is raffling off a 2014 Harley Davidson Road King C V O. Tickets are $20 with the drawing on June 29th at the "Ride For Freedom." Tickets are available at the veterans support center, 16945 12 Mile, in Roseville, or at Wolverine Harley Davidson in Mt. Clemens

"The Mission Continues" The missioncontinues.org will be setting up a service platoon dedicated to performing four large scale service projects through the course of 2014 here in Michigan with the first launch day on April 2014. If you would like to be apart of joining up for some service work or have a project that you could use assistance on please email Robert Rietze at rjrietze@oakland.edu

EVENTS

"Saturday, January 25, 2014" Highland VFW 9914 Men's auxiliary is hosting an Ice Fishing Rournament with a 7AM check in at their post, located at 3200 Duck Lake Rd, Highland. Cost is $25 per adult, children with an adult are free. Weigh in at 4PM. See flyer for more information.

"Saturday, January 25, 2014" St Clair Shores VFW Post 1146 is hosting a Piquette Square Honor Guard fund raiser event at their post, 28404 Jefferson, St Clair Shores, with doors opening at 6:30PM. This will be a Motown Revue. Tickets are $20 or 2/$35 with a cash bar. Contact Tim at 586-713-1519 or see flyer for more info.

"Monday, January 27, 2014" Oakland County Parks is offering Disabled Veterans a discount to learn archery at the Rising Phoenix Archery Center, 3863 Rochester Rd, Troy, from 7 to 8:30PM. This 5 week course, each at the same time on Mondays thru February 24th, will focus on learning archery. Cost is $35 for the complete course (normally $75). See flyer for enrollment information.

"Tuesday, January 28, 2014" SE Michigan American Red Cross is holding a workshop for all military members, veterans, and their families. From 1PM till 3PM this workshop will be on Transitional Leadership. For more information, location, or to register contact Anne Parks at 313-833-3854, or see flyer.

"Wednesday, January 29, 2014" The Detroit VA Healthcare System, John R, Detroit, will host a Veterans Networking Fair on January 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm, as part of our follow-up to last summer's Mental Health Summit. The VA will provide information regarding services available to Veterans, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Community providers are invited to share information regarding their services, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. For our community providers, if you are interested in reserving a table at the Veterans Networking Fair, please click on the tab below. Please be aware that we are limited to 46 tables, so register early to secure your spot. Reservations will close on January 24, 2014, or when capacity is reached. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Benn-Burton at (313) 576-1000, extension 63437, or myself at (313) 576-1000, extension 64201. We look forward to your participation in our upcoming Veterans Networking Fair.

--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Air Traffic Controllers Job and training opportunities

Air Traffic Controllers Job and training opportunities

 

The Federal Aeronautics Agency (FAA) as you may recall is the Agency tasked with maintaining and controlling our nation's air traffic. Under the umbrella of the FAA, is the Air Traffic Controllers. These dedicated men and women sit in the control towers and radar communication centers directing the air traffic both in the air and on the ground (at airports).

 

This is a very difficult job and requires some of the best and brightest minds to manage the some 50,000 flights a day in the USA, not to mention making sure Santa's sleigh arrives in country with great haste. It is not a job for older folks such as myself.

 

The typical career of an air traffic controller is very demanding and as such they are very well paid. It is one of, if not the highest paid federal positions outside of the Senior Executive Service. The training program is also very demanding and not for the un-motivated.

 

Currently, there is a shortage of Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in the US. I received notice that the FAA will very soon be advertising for ATC candidates who are younger than age thirty (30). Here in Michigan there is a need for ATC.

 

There is no requirement for a college degree, nor is there a requirement for multiple language ability, but there is security background check and the ability to achieve and maintain a very high security clearance.

 

I was asked to pass this info around, so if you know someone who is looking for a rewarding career with the FAA please encourage them to go to USAJOBS.com, find the posting, and apply.

 

Questions, my e-mail address is listed above and I will be happy to put you in contact with ATC folks who can answer your questions. You may forward this for widest possible dissemination.

 

Sincerely,

Claude McManus, CMC(SW) USN Ret., MSM, CRPC

claudemcm@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




--
Mark Sutton
Public Relations Director
The American Legion
Department of Michigan
(517) 371-4720 Ext 16

Monday, January 13, 2014

Levin won't back Ayotte bill to repeal military pension cuts | TheHill

Politicians are playing games with our Military, let your voices be heard.

Levin won't back Ayotte bill to repeal military pension cuts | TheHill:

'via Blog this'

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The
American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child
welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Veteran Events & Announcements 1/9 to 1/16

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 (things are slow) days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 4 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html  Clicking on "attached flyer" for each event either below or on the future listing will get you the flyer for that event.

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx
ANNOUNCEMENTS!
"Harley Davidson Raffle" V.V.A. Chapter 154 is raffling off a 2014 Harley Davidson Road King C V O. Tickets are $20 with the drawing on June 29th at the "Ride For Freedom." Tickets are available at the veterans support center, 16945 12 Mile, in Roseville, or at Wolverine Harley Davidson in Mt. Clemens
"Oakland County Parks will recycle old Christmas Trees" Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers 11 park locations to make holiday cleanup easy and environmentally friendly by recycling Christmas trees. Dec. 26, 2013 – Jan. 13, 2014, seven days a week. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Addison Oaks near Oxford; Catalpa Oaks in Southfield; Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills; Groveland Oaks near Holly; Independence Oaks in Clarkston; Lyon Oaks in Lyon Township; Orion Oaks in Orion Township; Red Oaks Golf Course in Madison Heights; Springfield Oaks in Davisburg; Waterford Oaks in Waterford; and White Lake Oaks Golf Course in White Lake. Independence Oaks and Orion Oaks county parks will offer extended Christmas tree recycling dates from Dec. 26, 2013 – Feb. 3, 2014.
EVENTS
"Monday, January 13, 2014 (NEW)" The Women Supporting Women Veterans group is having a speaker at their monthly meeting, Ms Pamela Pemberton, to discuss medical sexual trauma, starting at 7PM. This meeting is free and open to all. The meeting will be held at 2/42 Community Church, 7526 Grand River, in Brighton. Space is limited so call in advance 810-231-0190. See flyer for more info.
"Saturday, January 18, 2014" Rose Hup - Pup Tent 24, Military Order of the Cootie, is hosting its 48th Annual Cootie Champagne Dance, with doors opening at 5PM, dinner at 6PM, and dancing starting at 7:30PM. Event will be held at Roseville VFW Post 2358, located at 25671 Gratiot, Roseville. Advance tickets are $25. To order tickets call 586-771-0173 or see attached.
"Saturday, January 18, 2014 (NEW)" The Oakland County Veterans Group is hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast at Chili's, 3940 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, from 8:30 to 10:30AM. $5 for an all you can eat breakfast. Contact Doug at 248-431-1057 for more information or advane tickets. Flyer here!

And from our friends at the VFW:

  1. January 10th, Friday 3:00 p.m. to Midnight – VFW 9507 Madison Heights – "Burger & Fries for $5.50".  Karaoke from 9 p.m. to Midnight.  $.75 for 12 oz. Draft Beer.  $1.75 for 22 oz. Draft Beer.  VFW 9507 is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.  Phone (248) 543-2557.
  2. January 10th, Friday 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., VFW 6802 Richmond – "ALL YOU CAN FISH FRY for $10".  Includes, Baked Potato or French Fries, Cole Slaw, Roll & Butter, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Fruit Salad, Cottage Cheese, Cake and Coffee.   All for Just $10.  Post 6802 is located at 34339 Division in Richmond.  48062.  Phone (586) 727-1436.
10.  January 10th, Friday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - VFW 2645 Southfield - "FRIDAY FISH FRY".  COD Fish Dinner $8, CATFISH or PERCH Dinner $7.50, CHICKEN FINGER Dinner $7.50, JUMBO SHRIMP Dinner $9, WING DINGS & FRIES $7, COMBO Dinners $9.50, SANDWICHES $5, POUND CAKE per slice $1.50.  Sides include French-Fries, Cole Slaw, Spaghetti, and Macaroni & Cheese.  Extra Sides $1.50.  Extra Fish $2.50.  Dine In or Take Out.  Call Ahead for Quicker Service (248) 350-3529Come out, bring your Friends, and Enjoy a Great Meal.   OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Parking in rear of Post.  Post 2645 is located at 24222 W. 9 Mile Road, just West of Telegraph in Southfield.
  1. January 10th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 1370 Pontiac – "Burger's- $4 w/ fries $5, Devil Dog- $3 w/ fries $4; bacon wrapped "Koegel" hot dog, beans, fresco cheese, and all the fixings including devil sauce, Steak Burrito - $4; steak, rice, bean, pico de gallo, and cheese - 2 pounder! $6, Boot Camp Burrito Challenge - 3 pound version of the regular steak burrito, loaded in devil sauce and extremely spicy.  1 out of 3 contestants have been able to complete the Ghost Chili Burrito challenge so far, the first to do it was a fellow U.S. Marine, Tom LaForge.  $12 or free if you complete the challenge within 45 minutes.   This is an open challenge, so any member or guest is welcome to try.  WARNING: it is extremely spicy.  To get a good look at the difficulty feel free to pull it up on YouTube under VFW 1370 1st Annual Boot camp Burrito Challenge."  VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
  2. January 10th, Friday 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – VFW 2358 Roseville"Bingo with Linked – Progressive Jackpots"  Doors Open at 4:30 p.m.  Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! VFW 2358 is located 25671 Gratiot in Roseville, just ½ block South of Frazho.  Phone number is (586) 771-0173.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
  3. January 10th, Friday 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. – VFW 9507 Madison HeightsKARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM!"  No Cover Charge!  VFW 9507 Madison Heights is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.
  4. January 12th, Sunday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org

Thursday, January 9, 2014

American Legion DC HOT ISSUES Jan 8th 2014

The American Legion Washington DC Office
HOT ISSUES
Wednesday, January 8 2014
 
ACTIONS –
 
  • Staff met with the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), to discuss the IUVA proposal to the National Science Foundation for an advanced technical education program to train veterans, community college students, and water utility technicians in emerging ultraviolet technologies that disinfect drinking water and wastewater.  Nearly a third of water utility workers are eligible to retire by 2015; increasing demand for trained, licensed technicians.  To meet program goals that will recruit, train and employ veterans, IUVA must closely examine state licensing and certification policy, per state for water utility and ultraviolet technicians.  In fact, the project has prompted discussion about state versus national certifications that can benefit technicians, and standardize industry practices. This conversation also covered the possibility for a working relationship between our two organizations to work on this project at the national, state, and local levels to assist transitioning service members and veterans acquire these types of credentials.
 
  • Staff attended the Virginia Employment Commission's (VEC) Women Veteran's Conference hosted by Booze Allen Hamilton in Mclean, Virginia.  The Conference opened with speakers from the Virginia Employment commission and the US Department of Labor (DOL).  Numerous breakout session were to follow including resume workshops, layoff and career change seminar, mentorship panel and networking sessions.  DOL and VEC will continue to host more events like this in the future to highlight their new focus on the high women veteran unemployment and underemployment figures.  With 15 percent of all Service members separating from service being women, this is high in priority for DOL and the State Workforce Agencies.
 
  • Staff is meeting with staff of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to discuss the investigation surrounding VA and a possible lack of oversight regarding medical implants.
 
  • Staff will meet with Wyoming Senator John Barasso's office to discuss the current landscape of veterans unemployment and where The American Legion fits in to the picture in terms of programs and services.  The parties will also discuss The American Legion's interests in veterans' employment and small business matters.
 
  • Staff will be meeting with senior leadership of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and American Legion Department of Connecticut leadership, to discuss military veteran credentialing, employment, military training, American Legion support from a national, state, and local level, possible recruitment of Sikorsky's 4,000 veterans into The American Legion Department of Connecticut, and possible Sikorsky Aircraft Corp sponsorship for future American Legion events.  
 
  • Staff is working on a repeal of the retiree COLA provision contained in the recent budget agreement (H.J. Res. 59). We are working in tandem with the Military Coalition and have signed onto a letter appealing to lawmakers to push some of the already existing bills that seek to repeal the provision in full. The American Legion launched an Action Alert to mobilize our members to contact their elected officials regarding this subject.
 
  • Staff will participate in a conference call with Senator Lindsey Graham's (SC) staff to discuss ways to move forward in fixing the military pension issue.
 
  • On January 6, 2014, Representative Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs will visit the Charlie Norwood and Williams Bryan Jennings Dorn VA Medical Centers. According to Rep. Miller, the oversight visits "are the result of at least nine preventable deaths linked to delays in medical care at the Columbia and Augusta facilities. These visits will provide an opportunity for members of Congress to hear directly from VA officials in Augusta and Columbia regarding the steps department leaders have taken to address problems with delays in care and hold accountable VA employees and executives who may be responsible for allowing patients to slip through the cracks."
The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force will also visit the Charlie Norwood VAMC at the end of January 2014, and the Williams Bryan Jennings Dorn VAMC in March 2014.
  • On December 29, 2013, The VA Office of Inspector General Office of Healthcare Inspections conducted an inspection to review allegations from a confidential complainant about quality of care issues, inadequate discharge planning, and lapses in communication at the San Juan VA Medical Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Doctors at the hospital released a patient who was suffering from delirium and barely able to function, ignoring evaluations by staff nurses. Officials discharged the man even though he could not take care of himself, was malnourished and dehydrated during his stay and required an ambulance ride to leave the hospital.
The VA Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) Office of Healthcare Inspections substantiated the allegations that the medical condition leading to the patient's acute delirium was not addressed, and that the patient was not medically stable when he left the facility. The VA OIG also substantiated the allegation that the patient lost a significant amount of weight while he was in the hospital, and determined that the patient's nutritional treatment plan was inadequate. The VA OIG recommended that thorough nutritional assessments are completed (including weights), processes be strengthened to ensure nursing staff perform accurate daily skin inspections, and that discharge planning processes are appropriate for the patient's condition. They also recommended that the informed consent process complies with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) requirements, and that the facility director consults with Regional Counsel regarding possible disclosure of failure to diagnose urinary tract infection and prevent and treat pressure ulcers.
    
  • On January 9, 2014, The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force is hosting a Town Hall Meeting at 7pm at American Legion Post #16 406 SE Oak Avenue, Roseburg, Oregon 97470 for veterans to discuss the Roseburg VA Medical Center. During the meeting, the Task Force will focus on VA's accomplishments and progress over the past ten years, current issues and concerns as well as VA's five-year strategic plan for several program areas, such as: campus alignment, staffing, enrollment/outreach, hospital programs (e.g. mental health, intensive care unit (ICU), long-term services and support, homelessness programs) information technology and construction programs.
 
  • On Friday, January 10, 2014, national staff will be meeting with staff from the House Veterans Affairs Committee regarding proposed regulation changes for veterans' disability claims.
  • January 9-10, 2014, The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force is conducting a site visit of the Roseburg VA Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon. During the visit, the Task Force will focus on VA's accomplishments and progress over the past ten years, current issues and concerns as well as VA's five-year strategic plan for several program areas, such as: VA's budget, campus alignment, staffing, enrollment/outreach, hospital programs (e.g. mental health, intensive care unit (ICU), long-term services and support, homelessness programs) information technology and construction programs.
 
  • Yesterday, National Security Division staff members Joe Grassi and Freddy Gessner collaborated with Legion's Burn Pit blogger, Mark Seavey and military advocate Leta Carruth in an effort to support the honor guard soldiers who are responsible for the care and handling of the horses that perform caisson duty for Arlington National Cemetery. Ms. Carruth noticed that the Carhartt rancher coats that are specific to this unit were getting threadbare. She learned that replacements would not be quickly forthcoming due to recently imposed Army budgetary restrictions. So, Carruth appealed to the Michigan-based Carhartt company who "happily agreed"  to replace the troops' worn gear with new articles, including jackets, shirts and undershirts. The national security staff was glad to assist with logistics.  Photos and webstory on this are posted on the Legion website.
 
UPCOMING HEARINGS-
January 15, 2014. Hearing Topic: Vendors in the OR - VA's Failed Oversight of Surgical Implants
 
 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Veteran Events & Announcements 1/2 to 1/9

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 (things are slow) days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 2 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html  Clicking on "attached flyer" for each event either below or on the future listing will get you the flyer for that event.

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

"Oakland County Parks will recycle old Christmas Trees" Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers 11 park locations to make holiday cleanup easy and environmentally friendly by recycling Christmas trees. Dec. 26, 2013 – Jan. 13, 2014, seven days a week. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Addison Oaks near Oxford; Catalpa Oaks in Southfield; Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills; Groveland Oaks near Holly; Independence Oaks in Clarkston; Lyon Oaks in Lyon Township; Orion Oaks in Orion Township; Red Oaks Golf Course in Madison Heights; Springfield Oaks in Davisburg; Waterford Oaks in Waterford; and White Lake Oaks Golf Course in White Lake. Independence Oaks and Orion Oaks county parks will offer extended Christmas tree recycling dates from Dec. 26, 2013 – Feb. 3, 2014.

EVENTS

"Wednesday, January 8, 2014" The Yankee Air Museum, at Willow Run Airport, is hosting an Historic Presentation Night features Jerry Towler, discussing his experiences as an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Jerry was involved in the Battle for the Ia Drang Valley, the battle portrayed in the movie "We Were Soldiers". Jerry was also in Bob Mason's book "Chickenhawk", with the name of Gary Resler. The Huey on display at the Yankee Air Museum is dedicated to Jerry and is painted up like the aircraft he flew in Vietnam. Event starts at 7:30 and is FREE in the General Purpose Room.

"Saturday, January 18, 2014" Rose Hup - Pup Tent 24, Military Order of the Cootie, is hosting its 48th Annual Cootie Champagne Dance, with doors opening at 5PM, dinner at 6PM, and dancing starting at 7:30PM. Event will be held at Roseville VFW Post 2358, located at 25671 Gratiot, Roseville. Advance tickets are $25. To order tickets call 586-771-0173 or see attached.

And from our friends at the VFW:
5.      January 2nd, Thursday – VFW 4156 White Lake – "PROGRESSIVE BINGO".  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone (248) 698-8302.
6.      January 2nd, Thursday 6:00 p.m. – Old Settlers VFW 4659 Shelby Twp. – "EUCHRE".  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Play starts at 7:00 p.m.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs, French Fries and Chili available.  Post 4659 is located at 8311 Wilson in Shelby Twp.  48316.  Phone (586) 781-9109.
  1. January 3rd, Friday 3:00 p.m. to Midnight – VFW 9507 Madison Heights – "Burger & Fries for $5.50".  Karaoke from 9 p.m. to Midnight.  $.75 for 12 oz. Draft Beer.  $1.75 for 22 oz. Draft Beer.  VFW 9507 is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.  Phone (248) 543-2557.
8.      January 3rd, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "BURGER & FRIES for $5.50".  Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Tell your Family & Friends.  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
  1. January 3rd, Friday - VFW 2645 Southfield - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. "FRIDAY FISH FRY". COD Fish Dinner $8, CATFISH or PERCH Dinner $7.50, CHICKEN FINGER Dinner $7.50, JUMBO SHRIMP Dinner $9, WING DINGS & FRIES $7, COMBO Dinners $9.50, SANDWICHES $5, POUND CAKE per slice $1.50.  Sides include French-Fries, Cole Slaw, Spaghetti, and Macaroni & Cheese.  Extra Sides $1.50.  Extra Fish $2.50.  Dine In or Take Out.  Call Ahead for Quicker Service (248) 350-3529.  Come out, bring your Friends, and Enjoy a Great Meal.   OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Parking in rear of Post.  Post 2645 is located at 24222 W. 9 Mile Road, just West of Telegraph in Southfield.
  2. January 3rd, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 1370 Pontiac – "Burger's- $4 w/ fries $5, Devil Dog- $3 w/ fries $4; bacon wrapped "Koegel" hot dog, beans, fresco cheese, and all the fixings including devil sauce, Steak Burrito - $4; steak, rice, bean, pico de gallo, and cheese - 2 pounder! $6, Boot Camp Burrito Challenge - 3 pound version of the regular steak burrito, loaded in devil sauce and extremely spicy.  1 out of 3 contestants have been able to complete the Ghost Chili Burrito challenge so far, the first to do it was a fellow U.S. Marine, Tom LaForge.  $12 or free if you complete the challenge within 45 minutes.   This is an open challenge, so any member or guest is welcome to try.  WARNING: it is extremely spicy.  To get a good look at the difficulty feel free to pull it up on YouTube under VFW 1370 1st Annual Boot camp Burrito Challenge."  VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
  3. January 3rd, Friday 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. – VFW 9507 Madison Heights.  KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM!"  No Cover Charge!  VFW 9507 Madison Heights is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.
  4. January 3rd, Friday 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – VFW 2358 Roseville.  "Bingo with Linked – Progressive Jackpots".  Doors Open at 4:30 p.m.  Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.  VFW 2358 is located 25671 Gratiot in Roseville, just ½ block South of Frazho.  Phone number is (586) 771-0173.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
13.  January 5th, Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon – VFW 7573 New Baltimore – "BIG BREAKFAST"  Omelets and Eggs to Order, Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Homemade Sausage Gravy, Biscuits, Bacon, Sausage and Potatoes.  Minimum Donation $4.00 Adults and $2.00 ages 10 and under.  This is a great breakfast and you will not go away hungry!  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Invite your Family & Friends!  Post 7573 is located at 35011 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore.  Phone (586) 725-7100.
  1. January 5th, Sunday 1:00 p.m. – "VOICE OF DEMOCRACY, PATRIOT'S PEN & TEACHER OF THE YEAR BANQUET at Post 7573 New Baltimore".   Post 7573 is located at 35011 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore 48047.  Phone (586) 725-7100.
  2. January 5th, Sunday 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "PROGRESSIVE BINGO".  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone (248) 698-8302.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org