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 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

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Men's Auxiliary have now joined into one unit called the VFW Auxiliary. If you are interested in joining the Auxiliary to support Veterans and the Community please phone 265-3255 or stop by the Post for information and an application. 

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                VFW Post 112 Officers
       Commander - Dan Fryman
       Sr. Vice - Bob Hernandez
       Jr. Vice - Bob Fitzthum
       Quartermaster - Katherine Marrin
       Chaplain - Grant Geihsler 
       Judge Advocate - John Burns
       Surgeon - John Gibbs

      Please note: our new e-mail address is:

      Effective August 1, 2014, VFW Post 112 
      has been a Non Smoking facility. If you 
      didn't like the environment of a smoking
      club, you can now come down and join 
      us in a smoke free facility.
      Visit our facebook page at VFW Over 
      There Post 112.

      Please note! We have made changes to
      our dinning format. Until further notice
      all meals will be buffet style. The first
      Tuesday of each month will be Taco
      Night as it has been; the second Tuesday
      will be Spaghetti Feed fundraiser night;
      the third Tuesday will be Pot Luck night,
      the fourth Tuesday will be determined.
      Fridays will be Pot Luck night. The
      Sunday Brunch will now be a Buffet Style
      for a nominal donation. We hope you will
      understand our new format and join us  
      as we move forward to help the Post
      grow so we can continue to support our
      Veteran community.

      Starting immediately the Post/office will 
      be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from
      8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Our Commander will 
      be in the office, so if you have questions,
      want information about the VFW, pick up
      an application, please stop by. We would 
      enjoy visiting with you and answering
      your questions. Can't stop by, call us at 
      265-3255 and we will be happy to speak
      with you.

      Please Note: as voted on by membership,
      our monthly Post meetings will now 
      begin at 6:30 PM effective July 2017.
Schedule of Events

Date               Time            Activity

Sep 5              5:00 PM        Fiesta Tuesday
                                          Tacos, Enchiladas, Tamales, Chips
                                          & Salsa, Guacamala. $1.00 for 
                                          each item. Come down and enjoy 
                                          some genuine food and support 
                                          your Post!

Sep 8              5:00 PM        Pot Luck Night: Open faced sand-
                                          wiches, Roast Beef & Turkey.

Sep 9              10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                                          Membership Drive at Dillons at
                                          Harry & Webb Rd. Members come
                                          out to the booth and help out and
                                          we Welcome eligible Veterans to 
                                          stop by, see what we do and think
                                          about joining our organization.

Sep 10             10:00 AM      Sunday Buffet - Scrambled eggs,
                                           bacon, sausage, pancakes, hash
                                           browns. All for nominal donation.
                                           Come down and join us and 
                                           support your Post.

Sep 11                                 Patriot Day

Sep 12            5:00 PM        Spaghetti Fundraiser Night
                                          Spaghetti, salad and bread -all
                                          you can eat for $10.00
                       6:30 PM       "Bibs & Briefings" A seminar for 
                                          Veterans regarding End of Life, 
                                          Death Benefits Seminar and 
                                          Benefits for Veterans. Speakers 
                                          from local Funeral Home and the
                                          VA will be here to inform us and
                                          answer questions. All Veterans are
                                          invited to attend, member of our
                                          Post or not.

Sep 15             5:00 PM        Pot Luck Dinner Night
                                           We ask everyone to bring your
                                           favorite casserole and join us.
                                           POW/MIA Day; come to the Post
                                           and join us as we remember our
                                           Comrades who have yet to be
                                           accounted for and returned home.

Sep 17             10:00 AM      Sunday Buffet

Sep 18                                 Happy Birthday to the U.S. Air
                                           Force. Seventy years ago the 
                                           Air Force was formed as a 
                                           separate department from the 
                                           Army Air Corps.

Sep 19               5:00 PM       Pot Luck Dinner Night: Enchilada
                         6:30 PM       Monthly Post Meeting. 
                                            Please Notice: Our Monthly Post
                                            Meetings will now begin at 6:30
                                            as voted on by membership. We
                                            hope this offers members a more
                                            convenient opportunity to attend
                                            Post meetings. Bring your ideas,
                                            comments and critiques and help 
                                            the Post grow. 

Sep 22              5:00 PM        Pizza & Salad Night

Sep23               10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                                            VFW Post 112 Membership Drive
                                            Walmart at Kellogg & Greenwich.
                                            Eligible for the VFW, stop by and
                                            speak with us. Find out what we 
                                            do to help Veterans and see how 
                                            you can help. Members, get out 
                                            and help us and greet potential
                                            new members.

Sep 24              10:00 AM      Sunday Buffet

Sep 26              5:30 PM        Pork Roast & fixins'

Sep 29              5:00 PM        Pot Luck Dinner Night: Chili - we
                                            encourage all to bring your 
                                            favorite chili recipe.

 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. 

 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