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June 2023 Commander and Aux Commander Letter

Dear Comrades and Auxiliary,


   Well, all good things must come to an end. This will be my last official newsletter after 12 years. It has been an honor to serve as your Commander these past 12 years.  I'd like to

thank all who supported me throughout the years and to the ones who assisted me in

repairs.  I couldn't have done it without your help.

     A special thank you to Sandy for always being there to assist me with all the meals and

even with some of the repairs. 

     I'd also like to thank Dave Moran and Rick Askew for all their support throughout the

years, we were a good team.

     As far as my story, I ended with chapter 20. But to make a long story short, I ended up

serving 13 months in Vietnam and came home from Vietnam September 19th, 1969.  One

year to the date that my friend SGT. Albert Banuelos was KIA September 19, 1968.

     I hope our incoming Commander and officers will continue my Legacy to Michael A.

Monsoor VFW Post 2082.


                  Yours in Comradeship 

                        Tony Bordine 

Message from the Auxiliary President 

The first thing I would like to mention is a big congratulations to our 2023–2024 slate of officers for having assumed their positions and welcoming our new Post Commander, Quinton Taylor.

Well, June has been a very busy month for me as I personally retired from my career with the

school district and went on vacation to visit my family in Virginia and brought my grandson

back to stay with me for a couple weeks. Needless to say, we have been very busy at

our post. I want to thank all the people that came out for my lasagna dinner. It was very successful. I will be cooking more in August now that I am retired. I also want to thank Linda Ledesma and her crew for all the hard work cooking breakfast. Her next breakfast will be held on July 16.

Our VFW Riders have been very active and busy bringing dinners to our club. I appreciate

all your hard work to all the volunteers who participate. And as an Auxiliary, we continue to

support the VFW Riders. Anything you need just speak with me and I will do the best to help

you out.

We had a successful barbecue to celebrate the Fourth of July. Huge turnout and great food. I

love to see everyone and I love that we can work together as a team. I’m going to try to do

more meals now that I have more time as I retired. I love to dedicate my time to the

veterans of my post and remember if there’s anything that anybody needs, please feel

comfortable reaching out to me I will do my best to help you.

Mike and Teresa Simmons will be cooking their fish dinner on July 21. You don’t want to miss

out on this fantastic dinner. There will be a sign-up list for this dinner.

Our parking lot sale is this Saturday, July 8, and I am looking forward to seeing everybody.

We are also looking for donations of baked goods for the parking lot sale. And we are

always looking for volunteers especially in the morning to help Rosie set everything up. Even

if you can give an hour of your time that will make a difference.

Enjoy your summer spend time with your friends and family and have a safe one.


Denise Swerdloff


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