August 19, 2021
City Works Eatery and Pour House
The Purple Heart Social is an event for veterans and patriots to get together and celebrate the men and women who received the Purple Heart. Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney will be honoring the Purple Heart recipients with a proclamation. There will also be food available courtesy of City Works Eatery and Pour House on the second floor starting at 6:30pm on Thursday, August 19. Event sponsors include Michael Shasteen with Supreme Lending and Dr. Adeel and Sadaf Haq with Pain Management of North Dallas. Post 178 is proud to be a Purple Heart Post.
Photo Caption: Chef Marty Martel, USAF, Retired, cooked plenty of pancakes and bacon for a great turnout.
On Saturday, July 17th, Post 178 held a pancake breakfast for members and their families. It was the first “get together” since the onset of COVID-19 and many attended. Attendees enjoyed each other’s company and especially the pancakes and bacon grilled by longtime member Chef Marty Martel. Many thanks to Korrie and Brett Ragsdale of Be Krafty Ent. Inc. and everyone that assisted with the food and refreshments preparations.
Post 178 will hold our first “after COVID lockdown” social event and hope you and your family can attend. This pancake breakfast will be a great opportunity to just get together to enjoy each other’s company. Breakfast will include pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee, and water. It will be served at the large pavilion at Frisco Commons Park on Saturday, July 17th from 9-11 a.m. There will be no charge for breakfast, but it is only for Post 178 members and their families.
Please R.S.V.P by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of family members that will attend so we can ensure that we have enough “fixings”.
(L-R) Past 1st Division Commander Gene Toohey congratulates the new 2021-22 Post 178 Commander Rick Redden. Photo by Jeanie Beal
Post 178 implemented a new organizational structure and elected 12 Post Executive Committee officers at its general membership meeting on June 21, 2021. All newly elected officers will serve from July 2021 to June 2022. Former Commander Fred Rogers will fill the Immediate Past Commander position.
Mr. Gene Toohey, past 1st Division Commander, conducted the election. Elected were Rick Redden- Commander, Ed Reed-Vice Commander-Public Relations, Thor Anderson-Vice Commander-Post Activities, Terry Gilbert-Vice Commander-Programs, Jose Torres-Adjutant, Terry Meyering-Finance Officer, Bill McGowan-Judge Advocate, Paul Huff-Service Officer, James Schaub-Chaplain, Gemar Johnston-Sergeant at Arms, Ted Ruybal-Member at Large, and Larry Wilhelm-Member at Large.
4th District Commander Jason Castleberry installed the new officers. Commander Castleberry commented, “The leadership of Post 178 will continue its fine tradition of serving veterans, youth, and the Frisco and surrounding communities as it has done since it was chartered in 2014.”
The election of our 2021-2022 Post Executive Committee officers will be held at our Membership Meeting on June 21, 2021, at 6:30 P.M. at Venture X – Frisco, 6735 Salt Cedar Way, 3rd floor.
This will be a “hybrid” meeting. You will be able to attend and vote in-person or virtually by Zoom. Zoom connection details will be sent before the meeting.
Two distinguished guests will attend our meeting: Mr. Gene Toohey, former 1st Division Commander, will conduct our election and 4th District Commander Jason Castleberry will install the new officers.
Image Credit: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8273
Ceremony Begins 9 a.m. 8000 McKinney Road
Join the City of Frisco, the Frisco Garden Club, Frisco VFW Post 8273, and American Legion Post 178 for a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 31 at Frisco Commons. The event will feature a traditional flag and wreath-laying ceremony, patriotic music, and local scouts.
(In Front of Veterans Memorial)