March - April 2022

- 3/1/2022

Post Commander

  I apologize for the lateness of the newsletter. I kind of forgot what month we were in and that I didn’t have as many days as I thought.  (You may proceed with the "Commander is getting old” jokes.)

  If you haven’t paid your dues yet, please do so. I know that some of you do not expire until the end of May or June, but we must be 100% for All-State by April 30th.  If you pay your dues now, it does not change your expiration date.  If your expiration date is June 30, 2022, and you pay your dues now your expiration date will be June 30, 2023.  If you are having difficulty paying your dues, please reach out to me or Robin Bailey, Post Quartermaster, and we will help.  Thanks!

  YOUR Post continues to move forward and grow. Thank you to all the hard work put in by the volunteers that make this possible.  However, we can always use more help so if you can spare some time, come join the fun.

  As I am sure you are all aware, food prices have been steadily going up so I am sure it will be no surprise that our food prices are also going up.  The House Committee held off as long as we could, but it just got to the point where we couldn’t keep going with prices we were charging.  Our food is still the best deal in town, especially for the excellent quality of the meals being prepared.

   Please note that in April we will be returning to Taco Tuesdays with $3.00 tacos.  I’m going to miss all those great soups, but they’ll be back next Winter.

   On Saturday March 26th we are going to be holding a Spring Fling with the band Easy River Band!  This event will be open to the public and should be a great, fun way to usher in Spring and begin to put Winter behind us. 

   We will be having our first round of Officer Nominations at our April meeting.  If you want to serve your Post, an elected position is a great way to do just that. We can’t hear your voice unless you come to the meetings.  You be amazed at how many excellent ideas I hear that we can’t use because they weren’t brought up at the meetings, so we made a decision without the benefit of that great idea.  Come to the meetings and participate in the governing of your Post.

Michael Martin

Post Commander


Auxiliary President

Greetings Auxiliary!

   Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Reminder to all annual members, if you do not pay your dues soon you will have to reapply for membership all over. If anyone is unable to pay your dues, please let us know and we can assist.

   Congratulations to our VOD/PP winners at both the Post and District levels.

   Next month will be time for nominations of officers for the coming year.  Our Auxiliary has been growing and we need more participation to fill all the positions. I you can spare 2 hours a month to prepare and attend the monthly meeting that is all it takes.  Such amazing things have happened in our Post and Auxiliary over the last few years, let’s keep it going.  We need all positions filled to keep the Auxiliary Charter. I have been President for three years now and it is time for new leadership at all levels.

   I would like to thank Laura Kinne for conducting the meetings while I am away.

Lisa Blauwkamp

Auxiliary President


Veterans and Family Support 

  Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Corina and Dale Compagner and Ennis Gonzales whose sister Maria Victor passed away in January.   Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

   Never forget our troops in harm’s way.  Thank you seems so small for they’ve done.  So, keep them in your hearts and prayers.


  We are near 100%, so members, if you haven’t paid your dues yet I’m asking you to please get them paid.  If you need help, please let Nancy Vredeveld or myself know.

  As ever,

Ellen Robinson                                                                                     

Dads Post 132

  Next meeting is Saturday April 23rd at 10am.  Dads State meeting is Saturday April 30that 1pm.  Let’s have a good turn out!

Dads President

Hondo Robinson                                                                                 

Post Chaplain News

Took Bibles to the families of Donald Jubin, Robert Botsis and Donald Tell.  Sent sympathy card to Bill Jernigan as his wife passed away. Sent Speedy Recovery card to Rob Bosma and sent Thinking of You cards to John Slighter, Donald Jansen and Donald Crane

Chaplain Ken Vanderwall                                                                  

Meeting Reminders

   Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 73 meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm.  All Vietnam Veterans are welcome.

   Vet to Vet support group meets every Wednesday from 630 to 730pm.  Veterans of every era are welcome to attend.

   Marine Corps League meets the Third Saturday of each month at 10am.  Everyone is welcomed to attend.                              




Officers and Contact Info

Post: (616)392-2144

Commander:   Mike Martin (616)594-9151

Senior Vice:   Garrett Dickey (937)570-8254

Junior Vice:   Adam Cameron (309)212-1148

Quartermaster:  Robin Bailey (616)994-2239

Chaplain:   Ken Vanderwall (616)212-7570

Auxiliary President:  Lisa Blauwkamp (269)206-1810

Auxiliary Treasurer:  Nancy Vredeveld (616)422-1403

Honor Guard:  Bob Van Dyke (269)751-8858

March 2022








Watch Facebook and Flyers for Details

Prices Subject to Change


1—Soup Night

2--75¢ Wings

Bingo 6pm

3—Burger Night

4—Fish Dinner or Enchilada Dinner



6—Breakfast 8-11am

7—Euchre 1230

Bingo 6pm

8—Soup Night

9—75¢ Wings

Bingo 6pm

10-- Burger Night—Post and Auxiliary Meeting 7pm

11—Fish Dinner or Swiss Steak




14—Euchre 1230

Bingo 6pm


15—Soup Night

16-- 75¢ Wings

Bingo 6pm


17-Burger Night

18— Fish Dinner or Chicken Dinner




21— Euchre 1230

Bingo 6pm


22—Soup Night

23-- 75¢ Wings

Service Officer 8am-4pm/Bingo 6pm

24—Burger Night

25— Fish Dinner or Ribeye Steak

26—Spring Fling w/Easy River Band





28— Euchre 1230

Bingo 6pm

29—Soup Night

30--75¢ Wings Bingo 6pm

31—Burger Night




April 2022








Watch Facebook and Flyers for Dinner Details

Prices Subject to Change




1— Fish Dinner or Wet Burritos

2—Post Awards Dinner 6pm

3—Breakfast 8--11am

4— Euchre 1230

Bingo 6pm

5—Taco Tuesday

6—75¢ Wings

Bingo 6pm

7—Burger Night

Tulip Time Volunteer Meeting


8— Fish Dinner or Baked Spaghetti




11— Euchre 1230

Bingo 6pm


12—Taco Tuesday

13--75¢ Wings

Bingo 6pm

14-- Burger Night—Post and Auxiliary Meeting

15—Fish Dinner or Ribs



18— Euchre 1230

Bingo 6pm


19—Taco Tuesday

20--75¢ Wings

Service Officer 8am-4pm/Bingo 6pm

21—Burger Night


22—Fish Dinner or

Philly Sandwiches




25—Euchre 1230

Bingo 6pm

26—Taco Tuesday

27--75¢ Wings

Bingo 6pm

28—Burger Night

29—Fish Dinner or Taco Dinner

30---Dads State Meeting 1pm