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To:  ALL MEMBERS                                                                                   1 September 2000

Subject: Annual picnic  & Raffle

1.        Once again the Post is gearing up for the annual Veterans Day Picnic & Raffle, which will be held on Veterans Day, 11 November 2000. The primary purpose of this event is to honor our fallen comrades and recognize all Veterans who have answered our countries call to service. It is also extremely important to the post that our raffle is successful in order to ensure continued funding of the many programs and activities that we support. 

2.        The following represents some of the programs and projects that we will be supporting through June 2001:

Program/ Project                                                             Approximate Cost

A. Maintenance of Clark Cemetery                                 $8000.00

B. Cleft Lip and Palate operations                                   $5000.00

     For local children

C. Support to Pearl Buck Foundation                              $2000.00

     (Over 700 Amerasian children in Angeles)

D. Amortization of no-interest loans                               $15,000.00

     To members for building new Post Home

E. Emergency relief to members in distress                    $1500.00

F. Installation of TV Satellite system                              $3000.00

G. Construction of Picnic/Patio area                               $2000.00

     In front of Post Home.

H. Upgrade of Post kitchen                                             $2000.00

I. Support of local Barangay and                                     $1000.00

    Elementary school

3.        A portion of the funds for the above is generated by our annual raffle. This letter is being sent to all of our 1200 members in hopes that each member will purchase at least one book (more if you can afford it). Each book costs $5.00 or P225.00. Checks can be made payable to VFW Post 2485 and sent to the undersigned at PSC 517 Box RCV,  FPO AP 96517-1000. Your ticket numbers will be assigned by the raffle committee and sent to you by return mail/e-mail. Prizes total P30, 000.00. You do not have to be present to win cash prizes.

4.        Your support in making this a successful raffle is sincerely appreciated.

Clifton W. Wilsey                                                                                                            Gerald Prinz

Raffle Chairman                                                                                                               Commander