Tag Archive: Charlie Gaul

Traner’s Corner

The comer across from the front entrance began to be enhanced when the banner maps were hung, illustrating the locations of hostile actions that created the veteran status of so many of our members, up through and including the middle east actions of the past 30 years.

Traner's Corner

Last spring, Jim Traner, came up with the idea of creating a seating area in that comer, where members might sit comfortably and enjoy swapping yarns and sharing beverages. Charlie Gaul, who, with his wife is involved in furnishing professional spaces, arranged for the purchase of the couches and chairs we now have in place.

After Jim Traner passed away in July, VFW Post 8870 and AL Post 66 decided to designate that area as ” Traner’ s Comer” , to honor Jim’s many contributions to both posts over the years. The final piece we need to complete this project was found and donated by Jeff McKinney, in the form of the curio cabinet, which now displays some of Jim’s memorabilia. In these photos, Bob Little, Mike Reagan and Richard Balogna are enjoying the space at the Christmas party alongside the new cabinet.

District Commander Presents Post with 2018 J.A.S.O.N. Award

District Commander Presents Post with 2018 J.A.S.O.N. Award

At the March Post meeting, District 1 Commander Doug White honored us with a visit at which he presented the Post with this award. The initials stand for the months of July, August, September, October and November. The award is in appreciation of “detailed reporting and participation in the Community activities reporting period of July through November known as the J.A.S.O.N. period.” 

Our Post staff officers including our Quartermaster, Dennis Peterson; Chaplain, Dan Doyle and Surgeon, Charlie Gaul are largely responsible for this achievement. 

Seen in the photo at left are (L to R) Commander White, Officer of the Day Jim Collins and Post Commander Mike Denton.