Welcome to the AMVETS Post # 38 WV Website!
The October edition of the Newsletter should be
showing up in your mailbox next week (somewhere between October 10th to 15th).
We had received lots of suggestions for naming the Newsletter, in the September Newsletter and posted in the Club entrance.
The winning suggestions was:
Down the River with Post 38 by Mike Stracka
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!
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
On 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.
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:
email@example.com 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
AMVETS Post 38
PO Box 546
Falling Waters, WV 25419
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
As you can see, this web site is relatively new and requires much
input to complete. Please help with YOUR web site and provide input to the
development team. Send in suggestions or comments to the following