Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 12093
John Lukac

Post Meetings
2nd Thursday 6:30 PM Centennial Hills YMCA 6601 N. Buffalo DR Las Vegas, NV 89131

Honor the Dead by Helping the Living

-- Upcoming Events --

Creech AFB Family Appreciation Day

April 13, 2014 by "Good Time"

Creech AFB annually hosts a Family Appreciation Day to build and maintain closer ties with those who unoffically serve with the service members at Creech AFB. This year the event is on Thursday April 24, 2014. The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 is the closest Post to Creech AFB and is the proud VFW home of so many Creech combat veterans. This Post happily participates in this event for the families of our brothers and sisters.

11th RS

11th Reconnaissance Squadron (11RS) Picnic

April 8, 2014 by "Good Time"

The Eleventh Reconnaissance Squadron based at Creech has asked us to assist in a Family Day. We are providing burgers, sides, soft drinks and so forth. If you can assist or you just wish to show your support, please be there early.

This is a great opportunity and part of what we are all about. I hope to see you all there.

If you have any questions please contact the Post Commander at Commander@VFWPost12093.org or call him at (702)688-7966 extension 101.

Districts 5 & 6 Picnic

April 22, 2014 by "Good Time"

The VFW Nevada District 5 in conjunction with neighboring District 6 will host a picnic for all VFW members in the greater Las Vegas area (Districts 5 and 6) on Sunday April 27, 2014.

The event begins at 10am and will last till 2pm or later at Sunset Regional Park, 2601 E. Sunset Rd.(Office) (our picnic area is closer to the Eastern AV entrance, see Park Map. To get to the park, use this map.

All members in good standing are invited!

Home Depot Kids' Workshop

March 12, 2014 by "Good Time"

Home Depot puts on workshops for "Do It Yourself" (DIY) people each weekend. They also put on workshops for kids (5-12) the first weekend of the month. The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 has been invited to participate in the Saturday May 3, 2014 Kids' Workshop at the Centennial Hills Home Depot at 7881 West Tropical Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89149. map The workshop begins at 9:00 AM. If you wish to assist children learn basic woodworking skills and make a project please join us.

NJROTC

Centennial HS NJROTC Awards

April 13, 2014 by "Good Time"

Centennial High school at 10200 Centennial Pkwy Las Vegas, Nevada 89149 has an award winning Navy JROTC program. Shortly before graduation the NJROTC unit holds an awards and recognition ceremony. VFW Post 12093 John Lukac is proud to participate and assist in recognizing these young comrades. This is a public event put on by the NJROTC Unit and the school.

Recruiting Event

April 13, 2014 by "Good Time"

The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 is holding a recruiting event on Friday May 16 and Saturday May 17, 2014. This event will be held at the Albertsons at 8410 Farm Road, Las Vegas, NV. map The event hours are:

Volunteers are needed. Contact Senior Vice Commander Fred Herr at (702)688-7966 extension 105.

Patriot Run

April 22, 2014 by "Good Time"

VFW Post 12093 John Lukac will host a 1Mile Walk/5K Run at 8:00 AM on Saturday May 24, 2014 to benefit Sprirt Therapies' Horses Healing Heroes, the USAF Seventy-eighth Attack Squadron (78 ATKS) Booster Club and this Post. The event will take place at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs 9200 Tule Springs RD, Las Vegas, NV 89131 map. To sign up to Walk or Run, go to active.com.

To volunteer to assist in hosting or sponsoring the event, contact Lisa Nash.

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Memorial Day Services @ John Lukac's Grave

April 7, 2014 by "Good Time"

The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 holds Memorial Day Services each year at John Lukac's grave in the morning. This year Memorial Day falls on Monday May 26, 2014. John Lukac is buried at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery (1900 Buchanan Blvd. Boulder City, NV 89005) map Section R Site 843 map. Services will begin at 10:00 AM.

Some Gave All

Memorial Day Services @ Palm NW Cemetery

April 7, 2014 by "Good Time"

The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 is holding Memorial Day Services on Monday May 26, 2014 at the Palm Northwest Mortuary & Cemetery (6701 N Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131). map Services will begin at 2:00 PM.

2015 VFW Nevada Convention Committee

April 13, 2014 by "Good Time"

VFW Post 12093 John Lukac is the host of the 2105 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Department of Nevada Convention. The organizing committee meets regularly to prepare for this event. As in any endeavor of this kind, there are never enough hands yet many hands make for light work.

If you wish to assist, contact Dave Ryals at (702)688-7966 Ext 102.

Post Institution Day Picnic June 14, 2014

April 10, 2014 by "Good Time"

The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 was Instituted (officially started) on June 10, 2010. On a weekend near our "birthday," this Post hosts a picnic and public meeting for our members, our Auxiliary, family and friends. This year the picnic/meeting will be held on June 14, 2014. The Post 12093 holds a public meeting quarterly to initiate new members and publicly recognize members of the Post. These meetings are open to all members, family and friends as well as the interested public.

The event begins at 11:00 AM at Lone Mountain Discovery Park (4445 N Jensen St, Las Vegas, NV 89129) Area A map. This park is at the west end of Craig Road.

We hope to see you there!

Fireworks

Fireworks Booth

April 8, 2014 by "Good Time"

The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 plans to have a fireworks booth at a location yet to be determined. Last year it was in the parking lot of the Albertsons store at 7075 W Ann Rd, Las Vegas, NV map. Our Junior vice Commander Jim Foley is taking the lead on scheduling volunteers to work the booth this year. Please contact him at (702)688-7966 extension 106 or email him at JVCommander@VFWPost12093.org.

You can see the current schedule here. I will update this schedule as Jim provides me the information.

-- Recent Events --

Eggs?

Dad, are you sure these are eggs?

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 19, 2014

April 21, 2014 by "Good Time"

The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 and its Auxiliary held an Easter Egg Hunt for the children of active duty, reserve and guard personnel on Holy Saturday April 19, 2014. This hunt was sponsored primarily for the benefit of personnel stationed at Creech AFB and especially our adopted units of the 78th Attack Squadron, Delta Company of the 405th Civil Affairs Battalion and the Las Vegas based members of the Command, Staff and Headquarters Company of the 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade. Others were welcome.

The event began at 10:30 AM at Mountain Crest Park (4701 N Durango DR Las Vegas, NV 89129 Area B) map.

A hot lunch [hot dogs] was provided to participants after the hunt.

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Ladies Auxiliary 12093 Bake Sale April 19, 2014

April 19, 2014 by "Good Time"

The John Lukac VFW Ladies Auxiliary 12093 sold baked goods Saturday April 19, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Community Center and YMCA at 6601 North Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada. map.

Post Appointed Officers Announced

April 18, 2014 by "Good Time"

Annually, the newly elected Post Commander announces his appointed officers, sergeants and committee chairs as soon as possible after the election. Commander-elect Fred Herr announced his officer appointments yesterday, April 17th. Appointed were Mike Carter as Judge Advocate, Linda Sposito as Surgeon, Hal Miller as Adjutant, Ed Swedyk as Officer of the Day, Tom Lisa as Service Officer and Rob Sanders as Guard.

The Commander-elect Fred Herr did not announce his sergeant or committee chair appointments. They will be published here when they are announced.

The sergeants of the Post include but are not limited to: the Sergeant-major to assist the Adjutant, the Quartermaster-sergeant to assist the Quartermaster, the Sergeant-at-arms to assist the Officer of the Day, the Color-sergeant to lead the Post Color Guard and the Sergeant of the Guard to lead the Post Honor Guard when constituted.

Some Standing Committees of the Post have chairpersons who hold those chairs by virtue of some other office held. Those committees are Membership (Chaired by the Senior Vice Commander Jim Foley), Communication (Chaired by the Junior Vice Commander Lisa Nash), Relief (Chaired by the Chaplain Linda Sposito), Audit (made up of the Trustees and Chaired by the senior Trustee Jody Rodarmel), Review (chaired by the Adjutant Hal Miller) and Veteran Service (chair by the Veteran Service Officer Tom Lisa). The House Committee members are elected by the membership and those members elect their chair. Chairs appointed by the Commander are Ways and Means (made up of the officers of the Post except Trustees), Buddy Poppy (chair needed), Youth Activities (chair needed), Americanism (chair needed), Community Activities (chair needed), Safety (chair needed), Military Service (chair needed) and Commissary (chair needed).

If you are interested in any of the open jobs speak with Fred Herr.

Nevada District 5 Convention

April 13, 2014 by "Good Time"

The VFW Department of Nevada District 5 held its annual convention on April 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM in Post 10054 located at 4651 S Homestead RD in Pahrump, Nevada 89048. map District Officers were elected and appointed for the service year 2014-15. 12093 members elected to District offices are Dave Ryals District Quartermaster, Lon Webster District Surgeon and Tom Lisa District Trustee (3 Years). John Lukac members appointed to offices are Mike Carter District Adjutant, Lon Webster District Officer of the Day, Bill Aubry District Service officer and Lon Webster as District Guard. District Officers will assume office on Saturday June 21, 2014. Updated District By-laws were adopted but will not go into effect until approved by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

Fred Herr, Jim Foley, Linda Sposito and Randy Shields are the Post's Delegates and Tom Lisa and Lisa Nash are Alternates to District for this District Convention and the three other meetings during the year 2014-15. With Fred Herr's election as Post Commander and Tom Lisa's election as a District Trustee, both will have to give up their Delegate and Alternate offices. Alternates attend in lieu of any Delegates unable to attend the Convention or any of the other meetings. Anyone interesting in filling the vacant delegate or one of the alternate (we are allowed four) offices, contact the Post Commander or Adjutant.

New Members

April 11, 2014 by "Good Time"

The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 elected Althea G. Beverly, Chadwick W. Carter, Alyson R. Clyde, Paul A. Deleo Jr., Jennifer M. Elmore, Brett L. Hanke, Mark S. Hannigan, Tamer B. Kholousi, Ashley J. Sexton, Benjamin K. Sexton and Mylene S. Solano to membership at the regular business meeting April 10, 2014. All eleven new Recruits are new members to the VFW.

We welcome our brothers and sisters.

Post Elections Held

April 11, 2014 by "Good Time"

The VFW annually elects officers for the next service year in April. John Lukac VFW Post 12093 held those elections at the regular meeting Thursday April 10, 2914. Elected were Fred Herr as Commander, Jim Foley as Senior Vice Commander, Lisa Nash as Junior Vice Commander, Dave Ryals as Quartermaster, Linda Sposito as Chaplain and Tim Serrano as Trustee for the next three years.

The Commander-elect Fred Herr did not announce his officer and committee chair appointments. They will be published here when they are announced. Appointed officers are the Adjutant, Judge Advocate, Surgeon, Officer of the Day, Service Officer and Guard. The Post also has some sergeants. The Sergeant-Major is the assistant Adjutant, the Quartermaster Sergeant, you guessed it, is the assistant to the Quartermaster and the Color Sergeant is in charge of the Color Guard. If you are interested in any of these jobs speak with Fred Herr.

Home Depot Kids' Workshop

March 12, 2014 by "Good Time"

Home Depot puts on workshops for "Do It Yourself" (DIY) people each weekend. They also put on workshops for kids (5-12) the first weekend of the month. The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 has been invited to participate in the Saturday April 5, 2014 Kids' Workshop at the Centennial Hills Home Depot at 7881 West Tropical Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89149. map The workshop begins at 9:00 AM. If you wish to assist children learn basic woodworking skills and make a project please join us.

Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)

April 3, 2014 by "Good Time"

The United States Army Wounded Warrior Program held a banquet for its members at VFW Post 10047 on Saturday March 29, 2014. The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 was honored to provide support in the form of the Post Color Guard presenting the colors with Senior Vice Commander Fred Herr singing the National Anthemn. Later Post Quartermaster David Ryals and Post Judge Advocate/Color Sergeant Lisa Nash performed a POW/MIA ceremony. Other members of the Post and Auxiliary attended as well. All of the Post participants reported a most rewarding experience.

Color Guard National Anthemn

The Post Color Guard and Senior Vice Commander Fred Herr singing the National Anthemn at the banquet.

Reading the POW/MIA Ceremony Saluting the Absent

Post Quartermaster David Ryals and Post Judge Advocate/Color Sergeant Lisa Nash performing the POW/MIA ceremony.

Recruiting Event

April 3, 2014 by "Good Time"

The John Lukac VFW Post 12093 is holding a recruiting event on Friday March 28 and Saturday March 29, 2014. This event will be held at the Albertsons at 1650 North Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV. map The event hours are:

Volunteers are needed. Contact Senior Vice Commander Fred Herr at (702)688-7966 extension 105.