Solon VFW Post 1863
STRENGTH THROUGH SERVICE
AND SUPPORT TO OUR TROOPS

HALL RENTAL
If you're looking for high quality and personal service, you've come to the right place. At the Solon VFW Post 1863 we'll give you the attention and personal service you'll come to expect and enjoy. Wedding Receptions is our Specialty.  Seating for up to 150, Full Service Kitchen on site and Multiple Caterers are available at varying costs. Post also has in Hall a full service Bar facility.
  Call Dawne for Hall Rental Prices and Availability.
440-349-1863.
Make new and meet old friends in the Canteen where everyone will welcome you. Stop in and check out the bar area and tables for your group meetings and enjoy a cocktail together.
Price break on renting the main hall for members. Yearly membership fee is $40.00 for  ALL Veterans and $25.00 for those eligible to join the Auxiliary stop in to canteen with your or Family member DD 214's. Bartenders have applications at bar.  Fill out and attach DD-214 with membership fee.  
6340 Melbury Ave. Solon, OH 44139
     Commander   
Tom Bulanda
(440)-477-0003
  tebulanda@ameritech.net
Cooties Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the Month @ 7:00PM
Staff Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 7:30PM
Ladies Auxiliary: 2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 7:30PM
Post Meeting: 4th Tuesday of the Month @ 7:30PM
House Committee Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of month at @ 6:30PM.
 
 
 
  
 
                       Post  Email: solonvfwpost1863@ymail.com
HOURS: Monday thru Friday open at 2:00pm till close, Saturday Noon till close.  Closed on Sunday.
Quartermaster/ Adjutant       
         Harry  Crawford
         (440)-796-9814    hcc1050@outlook.com


Solon VFW Post 1863
        Canteen/Hall Manager
                  Dawne M. Metz
      d.metz123@yahoo.com
           440)-349-1863 - Post
Great things happening quickly at Post 1863 now. We purchased 200 new chairs for our Hall, 3 new air conditioner/heating units on roof have been contracted and ordered for replacement.  In addition Internal Sprinkler and Fire Protection has also been contracted for.  This will add another layer of protection for our Membership.  We are installing a completely new LED Lighting system in all our parking areas with electric eyes to turn on at sundown and off at sunup.  This new lighting will also be installed on our Flagpole and VFW sign lights.  Our members and especially employees will enjoy greater security with this lighting.
A new shed has been delivered and sits on a new cement pad.  Thanks to all my fellow Post members who helped me demolish the old shed.
We will then upgrade our bar area with a new cooler and an upgraded tap/cooler to replace the old leaky existing unit.  Then the ice machine will be replaced with a new one. And finally we will add and under counter high speed, heat and chemical glass washer to insure our membership always receives clean, sanitized glasses to drink from.
Next we move into the kitchen!!  We will replace our old 8 burner, 2 oven stove with a 4 burner double oven unit. Next to it will be a gas grill and a char broiler. And finally we will replace our 2 old double fryers with 2 brand new double fryers.  Needless to say, as this old equipment comes out and before the new equipment is installed, all the areas in the kitchen will super cleaned and scrubbed.  Then thanks to EJ Kulla who donated a virtually new double door refrigerator to be added to kitchen. In addition, we will upgrade our existing cash register with a new computerized POS system that will make keeping inventory and track other financial functions much easier.  When the new appliances are in and the sprinkler system is up and operating, we will then open the kitchen at the Post at 12:00 Noon.  Any suggestions do not hesitate to bring them to Dawne the Canteen Manager or one of the Post Officers for handling.  and speaking of Post Officers, congratulations to Tony Longino, the Posts new Two Year Trustee and Honor Guard member.  Another new Honor Guard member is Ricky John Lockner. Oh yea, almost forgot, October 17th serving between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM will be a Post Clambake.  Tickets available at the bar.  Effective immediately, the Lady's Auxiliary become know as strictly "The VFW Auxiliary".  It will be open to "MEN" or women who have had a Grandparent, Parent, Spouse, Sibling to include foster and step or child to include foster and step that served in the Military under conditions that would authorize them membership to the VFW.  Your advantage will this will make you a full member of the National VFW organization with full voting rights.  The Auxiliary Dues are also less than Regular and Social member dues.  Any Questions can be referred to Harry Crawford.

                               (440) 349-1863