Our meeting was opened at 7:30 p.m. on July 1 by Commander Clayton Moore. Officer of the Day Les Tybo checked membership and prepared the room for the salute to the colors. Chaplain Conley Purcell offered the opening prayer. Commander Moore led all members in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Roll call revealed that officers, Castro, Rubio, Cude and Hurd were absent. Fourteen members were present, and there were no guests. Comrade Tybo reported on his recent attendance at the State Convention in Corpus Christi. He stated that it was a positive meeting. Commander Moore represented Post 3234 at the District meeting on July 13. A motion was made and passed to donate $140 to the 7 on 7 football team which is made up of students from Brady High School. The team will attend the state tournament in College Station. Chaplain Purcell offered the closing prayer and Officer of the Day Tybo retired the colors and the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. The next scheduled meeting is on Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. LADIES AUXILLARY FELLOWSHIP DINNER The Ladies Auxilliary will host their monthly fellowship dinner on Monday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. This meal is open to anyone in the community who would like to come enjoy a good meal and fellowship. The meal consists of covered dishes brought by all who attend, and the main meat dish is furnished by the VFW along with all condiments, including coffee and iced tea. Come out and eat and visit with us. I can promise you that if you come once, you’ll look forward to the following month’s meal as well. FOURTH OF JULY PARADE RESULTS A hearty “well done” to all those responsible for decorating the Post’s float entry for this year’s July 4 parade. Your efforts garnered a third place ribbon and was well deserved. DISPOSAL OF OLD U. S. FLAGS A reminder to those of you in the community who may have old U. S. Flags that have become unserviceable. The VFW invites you to drop off the flags at Norman West’s Barber Shop located on South Blackburn Street. The VFW will ensure that all unserviceable flags are disposed of properly. MEMBERSHIP Post 3234 continues in its efforts to expand membership to qualified individuals. If you are interested in becoming a member, we invite you to contact our commander, Clayton Moore at 325-597-5086 for an application. Annual membership dues are $17 and you’ll become a member of a worthy Veterans organization that benefits the local community by its service activities and donations to qualified agencies. We invite prospective new members to visit with us at our next scheduled meeting on August 5 at 7:30 p.m. BINGO Post 3234 hosts bingo every Thursday evening beginning promptly at 7 p.m. We appreciate the continued support of those who enjoy playing bingo; and commencing Thursday, July 17, we are increasing the payouts for our “general session” to $100 per game. Our “mini session” will continue to have the normal payouts of $20, $30, $40 and $50 for the first four games. The final game of the evening will continue to have a payout of $250. We offer a smoke free environment, and have two intermissions. Light snacks and soft drinks are served by the Ladies Auxillary. Come on out and enjoy an evening of bingo with us.