VFW "Over There" Post 112

Veterans of Foreign Wars
"Over There" Post 112,
Wichita, Kansas


Welcome to VFW Post 112 on the web. We are the oldest post in Kansas. Post 112 was chartered on January 14th 1920. We proudly display our trophy for having the worlds largest membership from 1953 to 1955. We serve drinks on the original bar, that was removed from the historic Eaton Hotel in downtown Wichita. We are a Post rich in history with an eye on the future. Our meetings are the third Tuesday of each month. Our canteen/bar opens at 5PM Tuesday, 3PM Friday, Saturday at Noon, and Sunday at 10AM. We are located at 1560 S. Topeka, Wichita KS. 67211. We are just minutes from 135. On the North East corner of Harry and Topeka. Call (316) 265-3255 ,or email us at vfw112@yahoo.com 
Click the following link to go to the National VFW Website

               
   World War II Memorial website                                    Korean War Memorial website                                 Vietnam War Memorial website

 
Purple Heart Website purpleheart.org

  Call if you have interest in helping form or joining our men's auxiliary.
Membership is limited to husbands, widowers, fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons, brothers and half-brothers who attained that status prior to age 16 of persons who were or are eligible for membeship in the VFW. Members must not be less then 16 years old.
Call 265-3255 or 213-9890 if you are interested.



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                VFW Post 112 Officers
       Commander - Darren Demel
       Sr. Vice - Bob Fitzthum
       Jr. Vice - Bill Gale
       Quartermaster - Diane Hiebert
       Chaplain - 
       Judge Advocate - John Burns
       Surgeon - John Gibbs

     Effective August 1, 2014, VFW Post 112 
     will be a Non Smoking facility. We will 
     provide a smoking area outside the 
     Canteen doors. We invite everyone to 
     continue to support the Post and we 
     invite all who have not been to the Post
     because of the smoking issue to come 
     down for dinners, brunch or other events
     and get involved. We are here to support 
     Veterans and our community and it takes
     all our efforts to accomplish this task.
     
     To all our non-smoking members, we 
     now have a clean smoke free Canteen
     with great Friday dinners and Sunday
     brunches, so we expect to see you very
     soon for those and other activities. 

     We are now on Facebook, visit us there at      VFW Over There Post 112. Check out 
     what's happening and interact with us by
     leaving comments.

   
            Schedule of Events
Date          Time            Activity
Nov 2         10:00 AM      Sunday Brunch

Nov 4                             Voting Day - We served and fought 
                                     for this right, so get out and voice 
                                     your choice of candidates.

Nov 7         6:00 PM        Friday Dinner

Nov 8         11:00 AM      Wichita Veterans Day Parade.
                                     Meet at the Post at 9:00 AM to
                                     prepare the float. After the parade,
                                     approx. 1:30 PM. meet at Post for
                                     Pot Luck lunch and celebration.

Nov 9         10:00 AM      Sunday Brunch

Nov 10                           US Marine Corps Birthday

Nov 11                           Veterans Day - Canteen opens at
                                     noon. Ham & Beans served by the
                                     Ladies Auxiliary beginning at 5:00 PM
         6:00 PM      House Committee Meeting

Nov 14         6:00 PM      Friday Dinner

Nov 16         10:00 AM    Sunday Brunch   

Nov 18        5:00 PM       Post dinner
  7:30 PM       Post Monthly Meeting, Be there! 

Nov 21        6:00 PM       Friday Dinner

Nov 23        10:00 AM     Sunday Brunch

Nov 25        7:00 PM       Ladies Auxiliary Meeting

Nov 27                          Thanksgiving Day - Post Closed

Nov 28        6:00 PM     Canteen open, kitchen closed, we're
                                    having a Thanksgiving leftover Pot
                                    Luck dinner, bring your leftover 
    turkey, dressing, etc and celebrate
    with friends and comrades.

Nov 30        10:00 AM    Sunday Brunch

We have added a kids menu to Friday dinners and Sunday brunches. Kids under 10 eat free on Sundays and kids under 10 can enjoy the kids menu on Fridays. Bring your children or grandchildren to the Post and check out the new kids menu.     

Thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary for preparing and serving the Tuesday dinner. For $7.00 you get a tasty and filling meal. Come have dinner and support the Ladies.
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 Do you want to support your Post with its veteran and community service programs? You can very easily. We are currently participating in the Dillons Neighborhood Rewards Program. Simply purchase a card through the Post and as you use your card to buy groceries or fuel you help accumulate credits for the Post. Phone or stop into the Post to buy your card and get information. Ph. 265-3255.
 
We are renewing a fundraising effort that was started a number of years ago. The ceiling tiles of the Canteen are stenciled with the names of members and Ladies that gave to the Post in the past and wanted to have their names enshrined at the Post. For a minimum donation of $10.00 you can have your name among our previous donors. If you wish to participate, send your donation with your name as you want it to appear to:
    VFW Post 112
    1560 S. Topeka
    Wichita, Kansas 67211
These moneys will help us continue our support of veterans in the community, at our local VA Hospital or wherever a veteran is in need.
We Thank You for your support. 
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 Some of the active members and past officers we have lost recently.
Roger "Zack" Zackula - Korea
Dale O'Dell - Navy, World War II
Charlie DeHaven - Air Force, Vietnam
Jack Calvert - Navy, Vietnam
Orlin Wagner - Air Force, Korea
John Ward - Air Force, Korea
Bud Hentzen - Navy, Air Force, World War II
Terry Johnson - Air Force, Korea
Jack Bradley - Navy, World War II
Marvin Appling - Army, Korea
John Edgar - Navy, Vietnam
Mike Nunn - Navy, World War II
Jim Blenkinsop -Army Air Corps, World War II
Ron Brooks - Marine, Korea and Vietnam
Bob Berry - Army Air Corps, World War II
Bill Beckham - Air Force, Vietnam
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