We honored the memory of Cpl. Matthew Lembke on Saturday, October 18th with a fundraising run/walk at Tualatin Community Park.
Attention Viet Nam Veterans
There is a Town Hall Meeting at the VA Hospital on 11/22 in the Auditorium on the second floor. This meeting will reveal the many diseases that can be a result of Agent Orange exposure and how you can apply for the benefits you may be entitled to. Every Viet Nam veteran should attend this meeting to learn more about your rights.
The Oregon Zoo ~ Veterans Day
11 November 0900 – 1600 grounds open 1700 Free Admission for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them to the zoo. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission. Active Duty, Reserve, Veterans must show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification; families of deployed military personnel must show an active duty ID. The Zoo Store and all restaurants on grounds are also offering a 10 percent discount for veterans.
Pre-Registration Deadline is November 3rd.
What is a Cootie ?
Many comrades ask “What are the Cooties and why should I get involved?” The Cooties received their charter as an Auxiliary to the VFW in 1920. Our mission is: (1) to work with and for hospitalized veterans, (2) to support the VFW National Home for Children, and (3) to diligently work for our Post in recruiting members, maintaining our Post home, putting on dinners, and holding other fund raisers to benefit the VFW. In every Post we have outstanding comrades already performing these tasks; however VFW members can’t report these efforts as Community Service because they directly benefit the VFW and their Post. However as an Auxiliary, we are able to report our hours and donations via
Booster Reports to the VFW.
Many have heard that we do not do business in the usual fashion, which is true. We do it with a definite sense of humor and a certain amount of silliness. But do not mistake our attitude as lackadaisical. Last year, the Supreme MOC Organization reported $3,600,000 in additional services to the National VFW. That is no joke. The MOC has allowed me to dedicate and focus even more of my efforts toward helping our veterans, helping veterans’ families in need, and my Post. So, if you are asked to join the Cooties, give it serious consideration.
John Wrinkle, Grand Commander
Oregon Military Order of the Cootie (MOC)
Visit the Cooties @ www.puptent1.org