VFW "Over There" Post 112

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





Welcome to our website. VFW Post 112 was chartered on January 14th, 1920. We are the oldest post in central Kansas (second oldest in Kansas) and one of the oldest in the United States. We proudly display our trophy for having the world's largest membership from 1953 to 1955. We serve drinks on the original bar that came from the historic Eaton Hotel in downtown Wichita. 

We are a VFW Post rich in history with an eye on the future. Although we are involved in special events and activities throughout the year we are especially excited about our impending 100-year anniversary. We are currently planning many unique events and activities for our upcoming year-long centennial celebration in the year 2020.

Our post meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. Our canteen/bar opens at 4PM Tuesday and Friday. We are open for many different special occasions (check calendar below or "Events" page).
We are located at 1560 S. Topeka, Wichita KS. 67211. Our physical location is the northeast corner of Harry and Topeka streets. 

For more info call (316) 265-3255 , or email us at vfwpost112@gmail.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

                                     VFW Post 112 Officers      
                                Commander - Dan Fryman
                                Sr. Vice Commander - Bob Hernandez
                                Jr. Vice Commander - Greg Zuercher
                                Quartermaster - Diane Hiebert
                                Chaplain - Grant Geihsler
                                Judge Advocate - Ron Floyd
                                Surgeon - John Gibbs
           
        Please note: our new e-mail address is vfwpost112@gmail.com

        VFW Post 112 is a non-smoking facility. If you didn't like the
        environment of a smoking club, you should come down and join
        us in a clean, fresh smoke free environment.

        Visit our facebook page at "vfwovertherepost112"

        Please note! We have changed our kitchen menu status to a 
        buffet style pot luck atmosphere. The first Tuesday of each 
        month is Fiesta Tuesday with a homemade Mexican flavor. The 
        second Tuesday has a Italian theme and the remaining Tuesdays
        in the month are determined each month, so check our web page
        for the menu or better yet come down to the Post and find out.
        Every Friday is also a buffet style pot luck dinner that is posted
        on our web page. 

        Our Commander, Dan Fryman, will be in the office on Tuesdays 
        and Fridays from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM to conduct business. If 
        you have any questions, want to join or transfer or just want to
        talk, stop in and visit with Commander Dan.

        Please be aware, our monthly meetings now begin at 6:30 PM on
        the third Tuesday of the month.

        Planning a wedding reception, birthday party or other social
        event, call us at 316 265-3255 to inquire about renting our
        banquet hall for your special event
       
  
              Schedule of Events
Date               Time            Activity
 

APR 30         10:00 AM    Post open for business. 
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    Spaghetti/Fettucine & Fixin’s (donations only)

 

MAY   3        10:00 AM    Post open for business. 
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    Sloppy Joe's & Fixin’s (donations only)

MAY  4        10:00 AM - 2:00PM     VFW Post 112 Membership Drive & Community Outreach                                                                Dillon's @ Harry & Webb Rd. Stop by and say hello 
                                                   and get information on how to join or get involved.  


MAY  7         10:00 AM    Post open for business. 
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    
Tex-Mex & Fixin’s (donations only)

MAY 10        10:00 AM    Post open for business. 
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    Fried Chicken Buffet (donations only)

MAY 11        10:00 AM - 2:00PM     VFW Post 112 Membership Drive & Community Outreach                                                                 Dillon's @ Rock Rd. & Central. Stop by and say hello 
                                                    and get information on how to join or get involved.  

MAY 14          10:00 AM    Post open for business. 
                       4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                       5:30 PM    Chili & Chili Dogs (donations only)

 

MAY 17        10:00 AM    Post open for business. 
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    Pizza & Salad (donations only)

MAY 18        10:00 AM - 2:00PM     VFW Post 112 Membership Drive & Community                                                                               Outreach Dillon's @ 37th & Woodlawn. Stop by and say hello 
                                                    and get information on how to join or get involved.  


MAY 21        10:00 AM    Post open for business 
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    Country Ham
& Fixin’s (donations only)

MAY 24        10:00 AM    Post open for business.
                 10am-2pm    Buddy Poppy distribution at various store locations
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    Red Beans with Rice & Fixin’s (donations only)

MAY 25        8:00AM - volunteers will arrive for assignments for flag placement on veteran's graves                                    at designated cemeteries. Donuts, juice & coffee will be served prior to                                            flag planting. Call or stop by to get information on how to get involved. 

MAY 27         9:00 AM    VFW Post 112 officers will participate in the annual Lakeview Cemetery                                             Memorial Day observance. 
                    2:00 PM    Volunteers meet at VFW Post 112 for instructions on flag pickup.           

MAY 28        10:00 AM    Post open for business. 
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    Various soups and sandwiches (donations only)

 

MAY 31        10:00 AM    Post open for business. 
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    Beans, Cornbread & Fixins' (donations only)

JUN  4          10:00 AM    Post open for business. 
                     4:00 PM    Canteen Opens 
                     5:30 PM    
Tex-Mex & Fixin’s (donations only)

 











                                         
                                        

 

                                      

    



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                 2020 Centennial Celebration

For 99 years, VFW Post 112 has been writing a story in the South-Central Kansas area. In every page and chapter of this story there was a man or woman who made an important contribution or sacrifice during their military service. In times of tragedy, triumph and troop support, VFW Post 112 has stepped up and proudly served, helped others, and left a mark that will not be forgotten. This legacy is what we celebrate and will commemorate in the year 2020.

Very few organizations in the Wichita area can claim the distinction of a century-long existence. VFW Post 112 is honored to be one of the few to achieve this monumental milestone in the very near future. Reaching 100 years is an accomplishment that deserves to be celebrated by any organization, therefore, we have established the 2020 Planning Committee to organize the different functions and events that will occur during the year 2020.

Please keep checking this webpage for updates as these plans unfold and take shape as we mark this milestone throughout the centennial year of 2020.

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 Some of the active members and past officers we have lost recently.
Jim Maske - Navy, Vietnam
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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