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NOTICE:  The Post is seeking bartenders and an ad has been posted on Craig's List.  Anyone wishing to apply can use this FORM



REMINDER:  The Veterans Monthly Meeting will be held on the 12th of August.  Officers call at 9:00 and the Members Meeting at 10:00.  Come in and let your voice be heard and have a say in the running of YOUR club!


REMINDER:  The Sons Crab Feed will be held 5 August in the pavilion from 2 to 5 PM.


NOTICE:  Elections have been held by the Vets, Sons and Ladies.  Click on the pages for them on the left Navigate section to see who is currently in those positions (Sons and Ladies will be updated shortly as the information is received). 


REMINDER:  Installation of the 2017/2018 Officers will be conducted Saturday (June 10th) by the State Commander, Marvin House.  Please show up to show your support for the new Officers as they assume their duties running your club!




The Ladies have held a Post Beautification Project.  They have cleaned up around the Post and installed some planters at the front entrance.  Lets give them a big 'THANK YOU' for all their hard work.  It looks wonderful!


The June issue of the Post 38 Newsletter 'Down The River With Post 38' should hit the mail during the 2nd week of June.  Watch for it, if you do not get one, please update your mailing address at the Post.



REMINDER:  Annual elections will be held at the May monthly meeting on Saturday May 13th.  Nominations from the floor will be immediately followed by the election.


This is your Post - stand for nomination and election and have a say in how your Post is run!  Come and vote for the nominee of your choice.


Annual Elections are almost upon us.  The Post will be accepting nominations during the April monthly meeting.  Nominations and election will be held in May this year to ensure that our liquor and gambling licenses are submitted in a timely manner.


This is your Post - stand for nomination and election and have a say in how your Post is run!  Come and vote for the nominee of your choice.



EGGCITING NEWS!! - The EASTER BUNNY will be laying eggs at Post 38 on the 15th of April!  Kids can find them starting at 11:00 AM.  Adults egg hunt will be at 5:00 PM.



NOTICE - The April Issue of the Post Newsletter will hit the streets in the first week of the month.  We have included a flyer in the River Bend newsletter about the Crab Leg and Steak Dinner on the 22nd of April.


Tickets are available at the Post for this event  -they are $25.00 and baked potatos, cole slaw and rolls are included.


BIG HOT NEWS!  Berkeley County has passed legislation that allows the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday beginning at 10:00 AM.  Come for breakfast at 8:00 and have your favorite alcoholic beverage at 10:00!


In honor of this landmark legislation we are declaring Sunday as FUN DAY with happy hour prices all day!



Winter is upon us!  We are planning some winter activities - please sign up at the bar for:


Tuesday - Inhouse Darts League



Thursday - Inhouse Corn Hole League


Depending on interest, the days can be switched.




Thank You to the Martinsburg American Legion for donating their unused beer kegs when they closed their doors.  They lost their lease and are currently in the search for a new Post Location (Should you know of a location that they can consider for the new post location contact Ken Moneagle at 304-267-6100).


Our plan is to move the three tap kegerator from the pavilion and place it in the Canteen.  While it lasts, draft beer will be 50 cents on an honor system.  50 percent of proceeds will be given to the American Legion.




New TVs installed around the bar!  A big THANK YOU to David Frazier for his generous donation of 5 big screen TVs and to Ronny Mills for his hard work getting them installed!




Updated security system installed at the Club.  As you may have heard, we have had some issues with vandalism at the pavilions and theft around the Club.  A new video security system was installed at the Pavilions last month and this month installation was completed in the Canteen and around the building covering the entire perimeter of the Club and the parking lots.


The new system is high tech with high resolution cameras that can see in the dark.  If you suspect vandalism or tampering with your vehicle, please contact the bartender, Stacy, Ed, Ron, Kenny or Ken and give us the approximate time and date of the suspected incident.


A big THANK YOU to Mike Stracka and Jarrett Neus for their hard work and technical expertise!






Post 38 Canteen Renovated!



The long awaited renovation (work on the grant began in late 2015) is now reality!


Thanks to a grant from Home Depot of Ransom the Post 38 Canteen has been renovated!  Beginning on May 9th employees and volunteers from Post 38 began preparing the building for renovation by removing:

  • Old tile throughout the building
  • Old carpet
  • Old tiles from the dropped ceiling
  • Everything from the walls
  • All equipment from the kitchen and bar

On May 11th the Home Depot crew and volunteers along with volunteers from the Post showed up with the materials to perform the renovation.  They:

  • Installed new ceramic tile in the kitchen
  • Installed new ceramic tile in the men's bathroom
  • Constructed and installed a new kitchen serving station
  • Installed new cabinets and A/C in the kitchen
  • Installed new dropped ceiling tiles
  • Installed new carpet in the conference room
  • Installed a new floor behind the bar
  • Installed a new floor in the entrance
  • Installed new doors in the conference room
  • Replaced two fans around the bar, and
  • More

Carolyn Blackburne WHAG News ReporterOn May 11th WHAG sent a reporter (Carolyn Blackburne) to do a story on the renovation.  The video aired the evening of the 11th.  STAY TUNED, more coming on the renovation including before and after pictures and a link to the WHAG video on the Post News Page.


Click here for a listing of the volunteers who assisted in the Post renovation.


Click here for pictures from before the renovation.







Post Mailbox Installed


We have installed a mail box at the Post thanks to Ken Bercaw (Adutant).  For many years we have had our post mail delivered to a PO Box.  Due to an administrative error at National Headquarters, much of our mail was addressed to our physical location which resulted in an unknown amount of mail ending up at the dead letter department of the post office.


If you have not received your renewal application for 2016 dues, your mail may have affected by this problem.  If you believe that your renewal has been part of this problem, please stop by the Club and renew or send us a post card with your current mailing address and say 'please renew me' or send an email to:

members@amvetspost38wv.org with renewal request in the subject line or in the text - please include your current mailing address.


If you prefer to use the mail service, use either of the below addresses:


Member Renewal

AMVETS Post 38

PO Box 546

Falling Waters, WV 25419


Member Renewal

AMVETS Post 38

186 Boat Dock Drive

Falling Waters, WV 25419




Post Newsletter Planned


The Post has applied for a non-profit mailing permit which will allow for a newsletter at a greatly reduced cost.  Once the permit has been procured we will begin mailing the newsletter.  Members will be able to include events and newsworthy information in the newsletter.






Chicken Buffet on Wednesday & Saturday Nights!


A Chicken Buffet is offered on both Wednesday and Saturday nights.  During the winter months the buffet on Wednesday will be chili dogs and sliders.




Post Has Upgraded Sewer System


The Post has upgraded the sewer system.  Plans are in the works to install bathrooms in the pavilion area this coming summer and to upgrade the video security system to include the pavilion area.



The Post has adopted a new Officers Manual and a Post Operations Manual.  As soon as the new manuals have been published with a few changes incorporated, they will be made available online.  A copy is available at the bar for members to read while in the club.


We want all members to be involved in this website and for it to serve the members of the post.  Please send us your suggestions using the contact page, or via email to the Webmaster (webmaster@amvetspost38wv.org).









The post is considering covering the bar with an acrylic plastic in the near future.  As part of the process, small objects can be embedded in the plastic, which is transparent.  This will allow members to memorialize themselves or friends, or family with a small plaque with their name and service affiliation.


The cost is estimated to be between $30 to $45.  Samples of the plaques are available in the club - just ask the bartender to see the samples.  Depending on the interest the club will continue research and negotiation of the cost of this type of plaque.  There are other methods to do this - suggestions are welcome.


If you are interested in this project, please fill out the sign up sheet in the entrance or have the bartender add your name to the list.