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JULY 2022

Auxiliary President's Message
Happy Summer! As we kick-off the 2022-23 year, I hope we can all continue to come together for the betterment of our veterans, their families and our community. Last month, Auxiliary Treasurer Gail Teeple and I had the honor of representing our VFW at the Department Convention in Orange County, CA. As a first-timer, Convention was a great learning experience and I came home with some great ideas to continue to build up our Auxiliary.

At Convention I also had the opportunity to meet and hear about Auxiliaries from throughout the State of California and the biggest common thread that exists for all us was our drive to give to others. New this year, I want to honor and recognize our own Auxiliary members who donate their time, talents and more by starting the VFW Auxiliary 2814 Volunteer Challenge. The top three Auxiliary members at the end of the year will be rewarded with fun prizes with treats, gift cards and more. The points-based challenge covers July to May and Auxiliary 2814 members can earn points for volunteering their time or making donations to Auxiliary-hosted events, attending meetings and more. Visit the Auxiliary 2814 page on for more details.

An easy way to earn points in the new VFW Auxiliary 2814 Volunteer Challenge is to simply wear official Auxiliary gear and we're making it easy to earn those points by taking orders for a VFW Auxiliary branded zip-up hoodie to help you out! Prices for hoodies vary from $24-$29 each plus shipping and handling. The design will be a white Auxiliary logo on the front left chest and on the back and hoodie color options are black, navy, red, or heather gray. Payment is not due until we have the shipping and fees from the VFW Store. Only Auxiliary members may purchase. To order yours, please visit this link.

We are beginning to make plans for this coming year so stay tuned for announcements on public events (yes, the Chili Cook-off is returning in 2023!), volunteer opportunities and some members-only activities. 

Sabrina Sakaguchi
VFW Auxiliary 2814 President


Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.

On July 4, 1776, the signers of the Declaration of Independence asserted that all are “created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” With these words, our forefathers formed a new nation and put forth a vision of liberty and democracy that would forever alter history. Every Fourth of July, Americans celebrate this pivotal moment in our history, which set into motion the development of a land of freedom and opportunity unequalled in the world.

Join Us at VFW 2814: Independence Day lunch on Monday, July 4. Complimentary hamburgers with potluck sides and desserts starting at Noon. The Canteen opens at 11:00 am.


Do you have some free time? The VFW 2814 could use your help at the following special events and activities:
Camp San Luis Family BBQ at El Chorro Park (SLO): Help preparing and serving lunch on Sunday, July 24, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. To sign-up, see the sheet on the main entry of The Canteen

ECHO Dinner Prep: Help prepare the dinner to be served at ECHO in Atascadero on Saturday, August 27. Contact Kathy S. for how to help prepare the meal.

Counterdrug Task Force Stand Down BBQ at Camp San Luis: Help prepare and serve a barbecue lunch for enlisted members on Thrusday, September 15. To sign-up, email Sabrina at

Burgers & Brats Wednesday Lunch: Help prepare condiments for the weekly fundraiser held every Wednesday. Kitchen help is there 10:30 am-2:30 pm. Sign-up sheet is inside the kitchen by the larger service window.

Tuesday Auxiliary Dinner: Prepare a meal to be served as a fundraiser on a Tuesday night at VFW 2814. Service starts at 5:30 pm and last until you sell-out or 7:00 pm, whichever is sooner. Use of the VFW kitchen can be available depending on public events and rentals. See Rhonda M to sign-up!
Happy Birthday
Amy Strang
Antionette Akers
Becky Evans
Beverly Kraft
Billie Blood
Crystal Elwood
Cynthia Chavez
Cynthia Fiore
Deb Oliver
Dominic Simonelli
James Miller
Jeff Mansfield
Jefferson Burbank
Juan Sosa
Juanita Zuniga
Kenneth Floyd
La Rayne Davis
Larry Weber
Louis Zucco
Marion Fielder
Mary Ahern
Michleen Strauch
Nancy Newcomb
Phyllis Stanton
Richard Amos
Rubie Graf
Sandi Boneso
Shirley Werner
Terry Kirihara
William Ormiston
If you are member of the Post or Auxiliary and are listed incorrectly, please email
Patriotic Days
On Patriotic Days, you are encouraged display your patriotism by flying the U.S. Flag
July 4 Independence Day
Canteen Hours


Monday 4:00 PM-Close
Tuesday 4:00 PM-Close
Wednesday 11:00 AM-Close
Thursday Closed
Friday 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Saturday 2:00 PM-Close
Sunday 4:00 PM-Close


Click on image below for a printable PDF with event times.
Subject to change without notice.
Visit for up-to-date calendar.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2814
9555 Morro Road, Atasacadero, CA 93422
(805) 466-3305 Phone | (805) 466-4922 Fax
Commander - Scotty Shockley
Sr. Vice -  Leonard G Sanchez
Jr. Vice - John P Brush
Quartermaster/Adj - Christopher Rohrberg
Chaplain - Walter "Jay" Hoehn
President - Sabrina Sakaguchi
Sr. Vice - Heidi Phillips
Jr. Vice - David Vargues
Treasurer - Gail Teeple
Secretary - Sandy Edmunson
Chaplain - Kate Browne
Guard - Davey Robichaux
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