#Veteran Events & Announcements 2/12 to 2/19

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  Things are picking up since this event listing which has 5 new items, one of which is our first golf outing!  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html  

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

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

"Women Marines Need Your Help!" The Women Marines Association Motor City Chapter is working to not only send our troops a card but to break the Guinness World Record for the most cards sent from a single location. To do this we need to collect at least 3000 cards. Participation is easy. Simply write out a card thanking our troops for their service, put it into a stamped envelope and add your return address. We will add the addressee. You can bring the card(s) to the Romeo Masonic Temple "Gray's Block Romeo Village Opera House on Feb 7 and on Feb 14th. On Feb 14th we will start the stamp cancellations and attempt to break the record. The Romeo Post Office will be on hand at the Temple to hand cancel each and every card with a special cancellation that says "From Romeo with Love" The Post Office will also have on hand cards and stamps for purchase on both the 7th and 14th at the Romeo Masonic Temple. Schools, churches and businesses are invited to participate. If you are unable to attend you can box up your collected cards and either drop off at Romeo Post Office or mail them in a separate envelope to WMA Motor City, PO Box 590, Romeo, MI 48065

EVENTS!

"Saturday, February 14, 2015" Fort Dearborn Am Legion Post 364 is hosting a Valentine Dance starting at 7PM and running till very late! Cash bar and flowers for the ladies. The post is located on Telegraph in Dearborn. See flyer for more information.

"Sunday, February 22, 2015 (NEW)" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is hosting "97 Bravo, US Army Counterintelligence in Vietnam" at the museum, 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe, starting at 2PM. Guess speaker is John Swatosh, on the VC hit list! Admission by donation. See flyer for more info.

"Friday, February 27, 2015" Suits for Soldiers is hosting a Detroit Pistons night out at the Palace of Auburn Hills, starting at 6:30PM. Join them in the luxurious Penthouse Club 300 as they play the New York Knicks. Tickets are $65 which includes the Penthouse Club, all you can eat food, pop, beer, etc. Tickets must be purchased in advance at their website.

And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. February 12th, Thursday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
 
  1. February 12th, 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.
 
7.      February 13th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 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. February 13th, 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.
 
  1. February 13th, 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, VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
 
10.  February 13th, Friday 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM".  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
 
11.  February 14th, Saturday "VALENTINE'S DAY".
 
  1. February 15th, Sunday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
 
13.  February 15th, Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM".  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org

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