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  VFW Post 9892

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Col. B.J. Smith, VFW Post 9892

History

In 1937 B.J. Smith commonly known only as “BJ” from Dumas, Texas, enlisted in the military. Thus began a military career which was to span 32 years. This young man would have a far reaching effect on the lives of many. “BJ” rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant in four years as an instructor of radio at Scott Field, Illinois. He was selected for pilot training and commissioned as a pilot in 1941. He saw wartime service in the Far East/Pacific area until 1950. Because of his extensive experience in the communication field, “BJ” was reassigned to Scott Field. Achieving the rank of Colonel his last military assignment was Commander, Southeast Asia Communication Region, Clark AB, Philippines. Col. B.J. Smith retired from active duty in 1970. In 1978 he returned to the Philippines to live. “BJ” founded the Retiree Activities Program at Camp John Hay and served as its first director from 1979 to 1985. He brought together over 200 retirees living in the Baguio, Philippines area. In 1985 the U.S. Retirees lost a good man, Col. B.J. Smith passed away. He touched the hearts of many with his simple philosophy: “Continuous service to your fellow man is its own reward”.

 

THE BEGINNING 1989

The actual conception of a Veteran of Foreign Wars Post actually began in 1989 within the hearts of 26 veterans who felt a fraternal need to forge the group into a viable organization serving the needs of all comrades. Comrade Pogozelski provided the impetus and these 26 men instituted VFW Post 9892 and named it after Col. B.J. Smith when it was formed on June 7, 1990 in Baguio City, Philippines.

FOUNDING COMRADES 1990

The founding members of VFW Post 9892 were:

Antoni Pogozelski, Ric Baird, David Strasser, Ben Yabut, Frank Hillard, Art Gaspard, Dick Smith, Robbie Robinson, Ralph Knowles, Horace Crandell, Ralph Booher, Harold Vierra, Dean Brittain, Harold Wolf, Charles White, Ed Kelly, Ken Prettyman, Ward Harden, John Belik, Ron Woodson, Larry Boudreaux, Bob Bennet, Gorden Todd, Ron Groscost, Leroy Cook, and Noel Kramer.

OFFICERS 1990-1991

R.W. Joyce, Commander of VFW Post 9723 called the Jun 7, 1990 meeting to order. Members and guests were introduced and members were sworn in. Col. B.J. Smith, Post 9892 then began. Nominations for officers were taken. Officers elected: Commander -Hughes, Quartermaster-Molina. On July 10, 1990, the following officers were elected and sworn in. Senior Vice Commander-Carter; Jr. Vice Commander-DeJesus; Adjutant-Hillard; Advocate-Norton; Chaplain-Belik; Surgeon-Brittain; Trustee 3-White; Trustee 2-Baker; Trustee 1-Tickacek.

 EARTHQUAKE JULY 1990

The terrible earthquake in Jul 1990, caused several members to move to the US or to the lowlands of La Union. No meeting or records were kept during the months following. In late 1990, the members remaining reorganized and regrouped. The next major event was the election of officers for 1991-1992.

1991-1992

Commander-Pogozelski; Sr. Vice-Gray; Jr. Vice-Yabut; Quartermaster and Adjutant-Hemminger; Advocate-Norton; Chaplain-Belik; Surgeon-Harlan; Trustee 3-Tichacek; Trustee 2-Crandall; Trustee 1-Groscost

From the beginning the VFW Post 9892 meetings were held at Camp John Hay, but with the base closure in 1991, the meetings were moved to the Manila Café in downtown Baguio City. Due to the loss of several members, recruiting took place in San Fernando, La Union near Wallace Air Station. Several members were signed up. Meetings were decided to be alternated between Baguio City and the Sea Breeze Restaurant in La Union. In March 1992 the members voted to have future meetings at Poro Point, La Union. Art Gaspard moved that periodically meetings would be held in Baguio for sentimental reasons. Comrade Gray seconded and it passed.

OFFICAL MOVE TO SAN FERNANDO

On April 14, 1992, the VFW Post 9892 offically moved to Poro Point, San Fernando, La Union. The Post canteen was officially opened on 2nd Street in Poro Point in a renovated building owned by Comrade Jackie Staggs.

1992-1993

Election of officers was held in the newly christened Post canteen. Results were: Commander-Rhett Weber; Sr. Vice- Art Gaspard; Jr. Vice-Papa Tony Jacisin; Quartermaster-Phil Coey; Advocate-Ralph Begien; Chaplain-Dari Camp; Surgeon-Ken Prettyman; Trustee 3-Dave Ransom; Trustee 2-Reese Crandall; Trustee 1-John Petty. On May 30, 1992, a picnic was held at the Sea Breeze Resort which was the ground work of reinstating the “Chili Cook off”, held for many years on bases in the Philippines. Miss Chili Pepper contest was added for spice and scheduled to be held on 4th of July. Community activities sponsored were: 1. Bingo, originally held at Sea Breeze now held in Post Canteen. 2. Steak Night once a month. 3. A day on the Beach once a month. 4. Hospital visits to Post members and families in distress. 5. Support Expates Association, providing monies for education of children in the local area. 6. Providing food stuffs for the Baccuit Day Care Center. 7. Sponsoring a Christmas party to include gifts for the orphanage. In 1993 the Expats Association was a co-host. Membership increased to 33. Later we lost one when Paul Blenis passed away from cancer.

 1993-1994

Election results were: Commander-Emory Russell; Sr. Vice/Service Officer-Norm Gonda; Jr. Vice-McCoy; Quartermaster-Tanner; Advocate-Begien; Chaplain-Camp; Surgeon-Norrie; Trustee 3-Pogo; Trustee 2-Petty; Trustee 1-Ransom. Also the following were elected for District VII: District Commander-Weber; District Quartermaster-Ransom; District Judge Advocate-Russell; District Adjutant Limle was also appointed. After McCoy passed away in on Mar 8, Ralph Doram was elected Jr Vice. After Sr Vice Gonda passed away Nov 1993, Jr Vice Doram moved up to Sr Vice. Gaspard was elected Jr Vice. Trustee 2 Petty resigned to accept Adjutant and was appointed to House committee. The new Trustee 2 was filled by Stroughton. The Post Charter was draped four times in 1994. Jan 27, Papa Tony Jacisin; Feb 8, Rice Tanner; March 8, Gerald McCoy; and again on April 28, James G. Marter. Despite these periods of mourning, the Post ended with 71 members. Average Post income is P14,000 monthly with Post assets at P 260,000. A new covered porch area was built on the Poro Point 2nd Street canteen. In addition a Post library was built.

1994-1995

Election results were: Commander-Dave Ransom; Sr. Vice-Stoughton; Jr. Vice-Gaspard; Quartermaster-Roger Limle; Advocate-Shaw; Chaplain-Jordon; Surgeon-Whitehead; Trustee 3-Forseth; Trustee 2-Openhoof; Trustee 1-Wallworth. Several memorials were held on Memorial day these years. Also Bingo went well and several Community projects in the Bauang, La Union/San Fernando, La Union were held.

1995-1996

Election results were: Commander-Russell; Sr. Vice-Limle; Jr. Vice-Ralph Begien; Quartermaster-Sidley; Advocate-Whitehead; Chaplain-Hank Golightly; Surgeon-Dutch Marynen; Trustee 3-Groscot; Trustee 2-Forseth; Trustee 1- Hank Openhoof. The Post home was moved to Paringao, Bauang, La Union on Nov 19, 1995. The new location proved wise as the canteen enjoyed new life. Bingo continues to proper in this larger location. Volunteer Canteen Manager John Peddy resigned and Jan Jandl was selected from those who applied for the paid position. Air-conditioning was put in due to the generosity of Comrade Russell loaning the Post the money. Charter was draped in Nov 1995 for Robert Haskell. Membership increased to near 100.

1996-1997

Elected officers were: Commander- Roger Limle; Sr. Vice- Tom Morrison; Jr. Vice-Dave Hillhouse; Quartermaster-Dave Ransom; Chaplain-Hank Golightly; Surgeon-Dutch Marynen; Advocate-Ralph Begien; Trustee 3-Groscot; Trustee 2-Forseth; Trustee 1-Hank Openhoof. In 1996, the following District VII Officers were installed: Chief of Staff-Art Gaspard; Buddy Poppy Chairman-Wallworth; Inspector- Tom Morrison. July fourth celebrations was held at Post Canteen and 80 members and guests attended. 1996 Commander Russell awarded plaques to Mike Kelly for his support and participation in Post activities. Col. (RET) Rene V. Certeza for his devoted support as well. Using Bingo money, the Post had given $8,761 to community projects from Nov 1995 through Jan 1997. The Christmas party for the orphanage was a great success held at Comrade Doherty house. Comrade Corky Roberts provided the balloon shaping. Santa Doherty and Corky visited 16 Barangay day care centers. 1,600 children benefited from their visits. Highlight of the year is the Annual VFW Chili Cook Off. 26 teams took part in a day of festivities. This event is now held in October to get more favorable weather. . Post membership is at 118. All of these Life Members.

1997-1998

Elected Officers were:Commander- Dave Hillhouse; Sr Vice-Tom Meixel; Jr Vice-Tim Aukshun; Quartermaster- Marvin Kirsch; Chaplain- Hank Golightly; Advocate-John Neilsen; Surgeon-Banana; Trustee 1- Art Gaspard; Trustee 2-Frank Hillard; Trustee 3-Tom Morrison. VFW Post 9892 paid tuition for three students. Conducted memorial day ceremonies at several cemeteries. The following individuals were recognized for assistance during the year. Bill Forgan, Christian Simon, Ken Hodges, Hank Golightly, David Guard, Thomas Sidley, Gloria Salinas, Emory Russell, Gemma Truman, Ralph Begien III, Emily Limle, Harry and Agnes Nichols. We hosted the Department Convention in June 1997 which was a very good success. Membership was at 131 but dropped to 126 due to deaths and transfers.

1998-1999

Elected Officers were: Commander-Dave Hillhouse; Sr Vice-Emory Russell; Jr Vice-Tim Aukshun; Quartermaster-Roger Limle; Chaplain- Hank Golightly; Advocate-Woffenden; Surgeon-Bob Upton; Trustee 3-Mike Nicely; Trustee 2-Tom Morrison; Trustee 1-Frank Hillard. Chairman of the house committee was Marvin Kirsch. 1998 saw a new Canteen manager named: Bob Tuttle. Bob immediately improved the income of the canteen. The Chili Cook Off was another big hit with 25 teams registered. Although some did not show do to a typhoon which hit the day prior to the cook off, the weather during the affair was good. The community Actions Program donated college tuition, clothes, medicine, a well, food stuffs and assistance to a broken leg victim. All total over 10,000 pesos were donated to charity in this year. Membership grew to 135 thanks to recruiting from Emory Russell and Rhett weber.

 1999 – 2000

 Commander- Emory Russell/Tim Aukshun, Senior Vice- Tim Aukshun, Junior Vice- Marvin Kirsch, QM- Roger Limle, Surgeon-Robert Upon, Chaplain- Art Gaspard Advocate- Philip Woffenden, Trustee 1- Tom Morrison, Trustee 2- Mike Murphy, Trustee 3- Frank Hilliard IV Adjutant- Roger Limle. Membership at 137 as Nov 1999.

 After one month Commander Russell, being the Department Commander as well, resigned to focus on his Department duties and Tim Aukshun became Commander. Marvin Kirsch then moved to Senior vice and Robert Upton was elected as Junior Vice.

 Officers participated in all District VII meetings as well as the Subic beach bash, Baguio fun day and Angeles Bar B Q. Memorial at Camp O’Donnell was attended by commander Aukshun. The post assisted in the ANZAC Day remembrance at Coconut Grove in Bauang following the District Convention. The Annual Post 9892 Chili Cook off continued to be a hit and money maker for the post. We also conducted the annual Orphanage Christmas party. Awards were won from the Department for our Community Projects.

 Sept 1999: Ignacio Dela Cuesta and Donato Herrera passed away.

Dec 1999: Jackie Staggs passed away.

  

2000 – 2001

 

Commander-Marvin Kirsch, Senior Vice-Robert Upton, Junior Vice-Simon Marynen, QM- Frank Hilliard IV, Membership at 141 as of May 2001

 May 2000: William Myers passed away.

June 2001: Ralph Begien III passed away.

 

2001 – 2002

 

Commander- Tim Aukshun, Senior Vice-Dave Ransom, Junior Vice-, Mike Kelley, QM- Herman “Jan” Jaindl, Adjutant- Frank Hilliard, Life membership 154 as of march 2002

Memorial day was conducted at 5 cemeteries. Officers and members attended the other four posts fun day, beach bash and Bar B Q. Commander Aukshun attended the Veterans Affairs luncheon at the US Ambassadors residence for the incoming VA Director. The annual chili cook off was a great success and the Children’s Orphanage Christmas party was enjoyed by 35 students and staff.

 Oct 2001: Ralph Knowles passed away

2002 – 2003

 

Commander- Emory Russell, Senior Vice- David Ransom, Junior Vice- J. C. Folkner, QM- Don McDaniel, Adjutant-Roger Limle, Surgeon-Robert Upton, Chaplain-Tom Morison, Advocate- Tom Roland, Trustee 1- John Mesaros, Trustee 2- Art Gaspard, Trustee 3-Roger Limle . Membership 154 as of March 2003.

 All district meeting were attended by our members and we also assist in the annual ANZAC Day yearly after the District Convention. Our special projects were outstanding again and the 32 kids and staff had a great time at the orphanage Christmas annual party.

  

2003 – 2004

Commander-Arthur Gaspard, Senior Vice- Dave Ransom, Junior Vice-J. C Folkner, QM-Rey Vergara, Adjutant-Emory Russell, Surgeon-Cesar Noble, Chaplain-Thomas Morrison, Advocate-Walter Gorr, Trustee 1-John Mesaro, Trustee 2-Bob Tuttle, Trustee 3-Tim Aukshun

 Feb 2004: John Gillen passed away

April 2004: Howard Seaboldt passed away

Jun 2004: J.C. Folkner passed away.

2004 – 2005

 

Commander-Art Gaspard, Senior Vice-Emory Russell, Junior Vice-Cesar Noble, QM- Dave Ransom, Adjutant- Emory Russell, Surgeon- Mike Kelley, Chaplain- Thomas Morrison, Advocate-Walter Gorr, Trustee 1-Ben Domondon, Trustee 2-Rhettt Webber, Trustee 3-Rey Vergara. Membership at 175 as of July 2004.

 April 2005 the QM Dave Ransom trained Stella Wilman as assistant QM. Officers attended all district meeting and Comrade Rhett Webber represented our post at the Siapan Department convention. Memorial Day and Veterans Day were recognized as well as all four posts fun days. The annual chili cook off earned well needed money and much was spent on the community projects. The children’s annual orphanage part was well attended.

 Aug 2004: Richard Gilbert passed away.

Sept 2004: Herman Jaindl passed away

Nov 2004: Jimmy Holt and Thomas Rowland passed away

Jan 2005: Wendel (Corky) Roberts and David Hillhouse passed away.

 2005 – 2006

 

Commander-Art Gaspard, Senior Vice- Cesar Noble, Junior Vice- Frank Hilliard IV, QM- Estela Wileman/Bob Looker, Adjutant- Russell Emory, Surgeon- Dave Pound, Chaplain- Mike Kelley, Advocate: Bob Looker, Trustee 1-Rhettt Webber, Trustee 2-Violeto Batac, Trustee 3-Dave Ransom,

 All district meetings we attended by members of our posts. The Chili Cook off and ANZAC day as well as Memorial Day at the cemeteries was conducted. Children’s Orphanage Christmas party was conducted and all had great time eating hot dogs and spaghetti. Dave Ransom, Frank Hilliard IV, and Rhett Webber attended the Department Convention in Bangkok, Thailand, where our post received several awards. Nov 2005 Mike Kelley was replaced as Chaplain by Thomas Morrison.

 Jan 2006 Bob Looker was appointed assistant QM to learn the job. Soon after began a very sad moment in the history of Post 9892. We found out the QM Estela Wileman had stolen $8,000 to $ 10,000 from the post. She was relieved and Bob Looker was appointed QM pro tempore. An intensive audit was conducted by Roger Limle and Dave Ranson to complete the bond report requirements. Charges were filed by the commander and part of this money will be refunded from the Bonding Company. NOTE::: Make sure all persons handling money are bonded which is a By-laws requirement!!

 The officers attended several district and post functions as well as we received many awards for community projects. The chili cook off competition and children’s orphanage Christmas party went very well.

 Jul 2005: John Russell passed away.

Aug 2005: Walter Gorr passed away.

Sept 2005: Edward Whitehead passed away.

Dec 2005: Jose De Rosero passed away

Jan 2006: Marvin Kirsch passed away.

May 2006: John Butts passed away

 

2006 – 2007

 Elected Officers were. Commander- Cesar Noble, Senior Vice Commander- Frank B. Hilliard IV; Junior Vice Commander- Reynaldo Vegara; QM- Bob Looker; Adjutant- Tim Aukshun; Advocate- Tom Morrision; Surgeon- Dave Pound; Chaplain- Gaspard; Trustee 1- Tim Aukshun; Trustee 2- John Mesaros; Trustee 3, Bob Upton

 Membership increased to 200 as of 12 July 2006

2007 – 2008

Commander: Emory Russell

Senior Vice Commander: Calvin “Sonny” Dozier

Junior Vice Commander: Robert Looker

Quartermaster: Frank Hilliard IV

Judge Advocate: Arthur L Gaspard

Surgeon: Charles Phillips

Chaplain: Thomas R. Morrison

Trustee one: David Pound

Trustee two: William Dager

Trustee three: John Messaros

 VFW National recognized Sonny Dozier. Roger Limle, Bob Looker and Walter Wilkie for outstanding community services

 National also recognized Frank Hilliard IV  for outstanding Post Quartermaster.

 Commander attended all district meetings and supported the American Legion programs during the year.

 Chili cook off was a great success.

 Membership was at 214

 Comrades who answered the final call:

Herman Dean Perry: Nov 14, 2007

Richard E Harrold Jr.: Jun 6, 2008

 2008 – 2009

 

Commander: Frank Hilliard IV

Senior Vice Commander: Calvin “Sonny” Dozier

Junior Vice Commander: Robert Looker

Quartermaster: Norme Smith

Judge Advocate: Arthur L Gaspard

Surgeon: Charles Phillips

Chaplain: Thomas R. Morrison

Trustee one: David Pound

Trustee two: William Dager

Trustee three: John Messaros

 The post received a US Flag from SSGT Kerfrey which was flown in Afghanistan on a combat mission.

 The post supported the Patriots Pen essay contest as well as the all other National programs. Commander attended Barrio Beach bash, golf tourney in Baguio and Angeles Veterans day functions at the Clark Cemetery on Nov 11..

 The annual chili cook off was again a great success bringing ini needed funds to support charity programs.

 Roger Limle’s school kids program continues to run well with over 30,000 pesos a month being spent

 Feb. 2009, our RAO was transferred from Subic to Angeles so it would be easier and cheaper to get our mail. It will be picked up by Jerry three times a week.

 Membership was at 222

 Comrades who answered the final call:

 Justo G Licup: July 23, 2008

William C. Hulsey: August 15, 2008

Lloyd W. Sanders: Oct. 16, 2008

Lawrence  A Robbins: Jan. 16, 2009

Simon D. Marynen: Jan 25, 2009

William D. Perry: May 2009

Thomas R. Morrision: Jun. 29, 2009

  

2009 – 2010

 

Commander: Frank Hilliard IV

Senior Vice Commander: Calvin “Sonny” Dozier

Junior Vice Commander: Robert Looker [JVC medical; Thomas Darkus elected JVC]

Quartermaster: Norme Smith

Judge Advocate: Arthur L Gaspard

Surgeon: Comrade Cabreros

Chaplain: Thomas Darkus

Trustee one: John Mesaros

Trustee two: Mike Kelly

Trustee three: Tim Aukshun

 All national programs were supported and all reports submitted. Commander visited all posts during the quarterly district meetings.

 Mike Kelly documents were in question and ultimately he resigned as no authorized documents for eligibility could be produced.

 Community Projects were well over 100 percent of quota with Roger Limle continuely leading the troops with over 40,000 monthly in supplies given to local schools and school kids.

 Annual Chili cook off was held as planned and weather cooperated and we generated well needed funds for our charity progams.

 Membership was at 238.

 Comrades who answered the final call:

Howard J. McClure: Sept. 15, 2009

Emory C. Russell: Mar. 23, 2010

 

2010 – 2011

Commander Frank Hilliard IV

Senior Vice Commander: Thomas Darkus

Junior Vice Commander: Larry Hignight

Quartermaster: Norme Smith

Judge Advocate: Arthur L Gaspard

Surgeon: Calvin Dozier

Chaplain: J.D. Keller

Trustee one: Frank Thomas

Trustee two: Rhett Weber

Trustee three: Eugene Smith

 All national programs were supported with the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen. Commander and representatives conducted Memorial Day ceremonies at Bauang, Lingsat, Agoo, San Juan, Dagupan Cemeteries. Post representatives attended all district meetings and supported other posts fund generating programs

 Chili Cook off was again well done with 24 teams participating.

 Membership was at 244

 Comrades who answered the final call:

Steve Massie: Sept 2, 2010

Dan C. Ross: Oct 24, 2010

Charlie W Sicurella: Jan 6, 2011

Robert Bybee: Apr. 11, 2011

Arturo N Nerida: Apr 18, 2011

Kenneth O.K. DeLong: Jun 6, 2011

  

2011 – 2012

 

Commander: Frank Hilliard IV

Senior Vice Commander: Tom Darkus

Junior Vice Commander: Larry Hignight

Quartermaster: Norme Smith

Judge Advocate: Arthur L Gaspard

Surgeon: Larry Hignight late changed to Sonny Dozier

Chaplain: J.D. Keller

Trustee one: Frank Thomas

Trustee two: Rhett Weber

Trustee three: Eugene Smith

 Post donated 12 chairs to the barangay hall.  The re-internment of Filipino Medal of Honor recipient at Lingsat was set up by post 9892. U.S Embassy sent a representative and all city and province officials attended.

 The biggest event was the moving of our post home from the building owned by Ray Bruce and Mike Weatheridge to beside the Momma Tats meat shop at the old Fennigan Restaurant owned by Peter MacFarlene. We had to move as the land was purchased by another person and no one would tell us if the lease would be renewed. And if it would be of course we expected a large increase in the rent.

All National programs were supported and the annual Chili Cook Off went over well as usual.

Comrades who answered the final call:

Dennis Dailey: Aug.28, 2011

Daryl Hogan: Sept 5, 2011

Charles G. Shannon: Oct 22, 2011

 

Although NOT a VFW member we all mourned the passing of long time VFW members friend Eric. Eric was a big VFW supported and contributor to our community programs. RIP ERIC

  

2012 – 2013

Commander: Tom Darkus

Senior Vice Commander: Larry Hignight

Junior Vice Commander: Bud St. Onge

Quartermaster: Frank Hilliard IV, later Eugene Smith

Judge Advocate: Tim Aukshun

Surgeon: Dave Allan

Chaplain: John King

Trustee one: John Mesaros

Trustee two: J.D. Keller

Trustee three: Dave Pound

 VFW Post Cmdr Darkus attended the 30 May 13 Memorial Day Ceremony, CVC, hosted by AL Post 123, with over 150 participants, including guests Ms. Vicki Randall-VA Clinic Mgr; Col. Carter-JUSMAG; CMSgt Dube-DAO; Col. Estabillo-600th PAF Wing Cmdr; Larry Atkinson-ABMC Pacific Dir; Rep CDC Tugade/Frank Madlangbayean and Joseph Carsley-AL Dep’t Cmdr.  VA Mgr-Vicki Randall replaced U.S. Embassy Ambassador Harry as main speaker, due to his accident in Zamboanga, RP.  All U.S and Aussie Veteran groups were represented.

 Meeting times were adjusted to 1330 on second Tuesday, finally, after a couple tries at others times. This is so our Baguio members can come down for the cootie at 1030 and stay for meeting thereby only requiring one day.

 All National programs were supported throughout the year as well as department. Commander attended all the district meetings.

 Roger Limle’s school kids programs has grown tremendously and now is spending about 60,000 pesos monthly. Other community programs are running well as well as our hospital report.

 Veterans Day as well as Memorial Day recognition was observed.

 And our annual Chili Cook off was held as scheduled the third Saturday in November.

Comrades who answered the final call:

Charles Evans: July 25, 2012

Robert Upton: Sept. 7, 2012

Michael Murphy: Feb. 19, 2013

David Pound: March 20, 2013

 

2013 – 2014

 

Commander: Rhett Weber

Senior Vice Commander: Bud St. Onge

Junior Vice Commander; Charles C. Hill

Quartermaster: Bobby Reyes

Judge Advocate: J.D. Keller later Sonny Dozier

Surgeon: Dave Allan Later Joe Walter

Chaplain: Thomas L. Darkus

Trustee one: Roger Limle

Trustee two: Anselmo A. Gaskin

Trustee three: Tim Aukshun

 Commander attended many district and department functions including district meetings, veterans day and memorial day recognition days.

Chili cook off recognizing Coast Guard with its theme “Coasties Chili” went well with 25 teams and 18 miss chili pepper contestants.

 A NO SMOKING POLICY which was instituted in Bauang is being enforced at the VFW. We have however installed an area out the back door with a buzzer for service of those who wish to smoke.

 Membership was 100.83 percent of quota.

 Comrades who answered the final call:

Hank Golightly: Mar. 2014

2014 – 2015

Commander: Rhett Weber

Senior Vice Commander: Bud St. Onge

Junior Vice Commander; Charles Spain

Quartermaster: Bobby Reyes

Judge Advocate: Thomas Darkus

Surgeon: Charles Spain

Chaplain: James Rogers

Trustee one: Tim Aukshun

Trustee two: Robert Looker/ Art Gaspard (Robert Looker passed away)

Trustee three: Edward James

During 2014 to 15 term several attempts to draw in business resulted in continued loss in the canteen. We attempted to shorten hours and even to close on Mondays. This did not work as members wanted to watch football on Monday mornings.. Bingo and the chili cook off kept the post afloat.

Annual Chili cook off theme this year is US Navy Seabees, We build, We fight

Took the final tour to heaven: Robert Looker

Membership ended at 106.97%

The post made All American

 

2015-2016

Commander: Bud St. Onge

Senior Vice Commander: Charles Spain

Junior Vice: Andrew Dzrussin

Quartermaster: Bobby Reyes

Judge Advocate: Tom Darkus

Surgeon: James Edwards

Chaplain: James Rogers

Trustee One: Edward James

Trustee Two: Tim Aukshun

Trustee Three: John Mesaros

 The 2015-2016 term was another sad term in the history of our VFW Post 9892. After several attempts to make it work, the house committee suggested to the membership and it was passed that the canteen be closed. Charles Spain was approved along with the Quartermaster to arrange transfer to the new renters the things they were going to buy and to arrange sales of other things.

During the closing which took several trips to the DOLE to arrange for our employees separation pay, and to the BIR for the taxes and the clearance to close, It was found out that even though SSS and phil-health and vat taxes were withheld, but were not given to the appropriate agencies therefore we had to pay all of these agencies again. As well as separation pay to all our employees. It seems our manager was skimming much. Since lawyer fees and such would be needed to pursue the case it was decided not to, since we had little money left.

Finally on Nov 2016 our canteen doors were officially closed.

The new meeting place was Paradise Inn beside Ocean Deep Dive Center on the old Acapulco beach area, west side of the airport.

Thanks to Roger Limlie, Commander St. Onge, and Art Gaspard, bingo was restarted at the Bali Hai, so charity work could continue.

The Chili cook off was held at Bali Hai and went off very well.  This money assisted us in getting most of our bills paid.

The Philippines District Meeting was held on April 12 also at our new meeting home. Paradise Inn.

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