Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday February 19, 2020, with a complimentary dinner starting at 7PM and our regular Business Meeting starting at 8:00 PM
A reminder and newsletter will be sent out on the Sunday prior to the meeting so that you are aware of what the agenda will be, We hope to see you there !
District 2 Meeting will be held on February 23, 2020 at the Cornelia Post located on 423 VFW Post Rd Cornelia, GA 30531-7130, with registration starting at 9 AM and the general meeting starting at 10:00 AM.
We will leave from the Post at 7:30 AM should you wish to carpool with other members.
VFW Post 9143 host Pulic Bingo on both Tuesday and Saturday evenings, Tuesday's Bingo Starts at 7:30PM, and Saturday's Bingo starts at 7PM. Both sessions are Smoke free and Children over the age of 6 are welcome. We also have on site a staff that will prepare a limited set of entree's for a nominal cost for your enjoyment
David Hopkins Jr.
Post 9143 Commanders Corner
Our new Post commanders message to all members..
VFW Fact Sheet
The VFW Fact Sheet provides an overview of some of the items and programs that the VFW is involved in, click on the link below for the details.
TO ALL MEMBERS
Our post has a number of renovating projects and we need your help, if you have any experience in building / maintenance trades, let us know. Or if you want to come and learn how the Pros do it,
Call or email Virgil. Emailemail@example.com Phone - (470) 239-8064
February 14, 2020
Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14. It is a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner. They may also arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel. Common symbols of Valentine's Day are hearts, red roses and Cupid.
Many people celebrate their love for their partner by sending cards or letters, giving gifts or flowers and arranging meals in restaurants or romantic nights in hotels. People who would like to have a romantic relationship with somebody may use the occasion to make this known, often anonymously. Valentine's cards are often decorated with images of hearts, red roses or Cupid. Common Valentine's Day gifts are flowers chocolates, candy, lingerie and champagne or sparkling wine. However, some people use the occasion to present lavish gifts, such as jewelry. Many restaurants and hotels have special offers at this time. These can include romantic meals or weekend breaks.
There are a number of Saints called Valentine who are honored on February 14. The day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages in England. This may have followed on from the Pagan fertility festivals that were held all over Europe as the winter came to an end. Traditionally, lovers exchanged hand written notes. Commercial cards became available in the mid nineteenth century.
February 17, 2020
Washington's Birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA's first president.
George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. His first term as president was from 1789 to 1793 and his second term from 1793 to 1797. Before he became president, he played important roles in the military, leading the American Continental Army to victory over the British in 1783. Washington is often seen as the father of the United States and is probably the best known American politician ever.
Washington's Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia in 1880. It was made a federal holiday in 1885. The holiday was originally held on the anniversary of George Washington's birth, on February 22. In 1971, this holiday was moved to the third Monday in February.
Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday
February 25, 2020
Mardi Gras is a holiday in some parts of the United States and often serves as a festive occasion featuring large celebrations. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday, as it is the last day before the long fast for Lent in many Christian churches.
Mardi Gras in the United States was first observed in Mobile when it was a colony of French soldiers in 1703. Mardi Gras was transformed into a parade event in 1840 by the Cowbellion de Rakin Society, the first of Mobile's organizations that journeyed to New Orleans in 1857 to help a group there set up a Mardi Gras celebration. The first Carnival society, known as the Mistick Kreweof Comus, took part in coordinating the event that year.
Mardi Gras is a state holiday in Louisiana. It is also marked as a holiday in the Baldwin and Mobile counties only in Alabama. Governing authorities of any municipality or county in Mississippi can declare this event as a holiday to replace any legal holiday except Martin Luther King’s Birthday (which is combined with Robert E Lee’s Birthday in the state). It is legally recognized in Florida.
Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent, a period for fasting. It is also known as Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, and features large festivals and celebrations across the United States. The Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, in Louisiana, is typical of the masquerades and dancing in the streets that take place in other parts of the United States before the long Lenten fast.
Read Across America
March 2, 2020
Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day, annually held on the first school day closest to March 2. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr Seuss on March 2, who is known for writing children’s books.
Read Across America Day promotes reading, particularly for children and young adults. Many schools, libraries, and community centers across the United States participate in the day by bringing people together to take part in reading books. Various reading activities and events are held across the country on this day. For example, some students take part in a Read Across America channel designed to showcase student and educator videos around the country. Others make reading pledges, organize book fairs, or read aloud to groups of people
In 1997 an organization known as the National Education Association (NEA), pushed for a special day to celebrate reading throughout the United States. This idea proved to be a popular one so it was not long before the first Read Across America Day was held on March 2, 1998. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr Seuss (Geisel), an American writer best known writing children’s books. Some of his books include Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and The Cat in the Hat
The NEA represents about 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. It provides resources and activities for educators, parents, and children
March 6, 2020
Bosses across the United States have the chance to support, thank and reward workers on Employee Appreciation Day on the first Friday in March.
Known in the US as the "Guru of Thank You", Dr. Bob Nelson, a founding member of the Recognition Professionals International (RPI) (previously NAER- National Association for Employee Recognition), had the honor of kick starting the first Employee Appreciation Day in 1995.
Training new staff is costly, and employers use all manners of techniques to boost worker morale and help retain employees and their valuable expertise. Employee Recognition is a large industry in its own right, and there are university studies dedicated to organizational behavior all over the world.
Employee Appreciation Day is a non-official day and there's no real authority on what needs to be done, but if you're a boss and want to show your team just how much you appreciate them, you could try out some of these ideas:
Treat your staff to breakfast, lunch or snacks.
Host an office party or an after-work get-together for your staff.
Give workers some of the day off.
Organize an outdoor team building exercise, like a tug-of-war or an fun office quiz.
Take fun pictures and post them on the company social media pages to show the world just how much you care!
Daylight Savings Time Starts
March 8, 2020
Mar 8, 2020 - Daylight Saving Time Starts
Daylight saving time (DST), also daylight savings time or daylight time (United States and Canada) and summer time (United Kingdom, European Union, and others), is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that darkness falls later each day according to the clock
When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 8, 2020 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.
Nov 1, 2020 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 1, 2020, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 1, 2020 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning