Heard the VFW is closing...

Heard the VFW is closing...

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VFW_Lover

Dexter, NY

#1 Oct 11, 2012
Watz going on up there no more open mic?? i saw city and mohawk shutting off things is it closing for good, did some1 buy it??
jeff

Saranac Lake, NY

#2 Oct 13, 2012
well the phone has been cut off for months...cables gone....open mic has been gone for a long time-it's not by fault of open mic it's shutting down..that place has been broke for years...it's about time it closes so that someone can knock it down or do something useful with it
Drugs ruin everything

Utica, NY

#5 Oct 15, 2012
Drugs ruin everything, it doesn't care that it was a veteren club or not.
jeff

Saranac Lake, NY

#7 Oct 15, 2012
I know a lot of people that actually tried to help-all the musicians thats played for FREE on open mic nights...because no one was going there with it as a club..no one in this day and age cares to go hang out at a ratty old building that reaks like smoke and is just plain gross YET a bunch of musicians went in there and had that place full of new people (new people equals money) but after being unappreciated and jerked around(by Larry) the musicians all got smart and went elsewhere.
I used to go to nearly all the open mics and can say there was a lot of people in there that never would have set foot in there otherwise.
Not sure

Dexter, NY

#8 Oct 16, 2012
jeff wrote:
well the phone has been cut off for months...cables gone....open mic has been gone for a long time-it's not by fault of open mic it's shutting down..that place has been broke for years...it's about time it closes so that someone can knock it down or do something useful with it
Can someone show where all the money has went? Who is the treasurer?
ICare

Utica, NY

#9 Oct 16, 2012
The VFW is NOT cosng for good. Larry and few post members and auxiliary members have worked hard and continuing to work to try and pay back debt and currant bills. Want someone to blame how bout the last commander Leter Duvall Jr. Lary walked into 3 years of back taxes, debt collectrs, credit maxed out, and loans (taken out by Lester) that were supposedly taken out to pay bills were not. If u knew half of what the officers walked into you would undestand why they are where the are now.
confused

United States

#10 Oct 17, 2012
ICare wrote:
The VFW is NOT cosng for good. Larry and few post members and auxiliary members have worked hard and continuing to work to try and pay back debt and currant bills. Want someone to blame how bout the last commander Leter Duvall Jr. Lary walked into 3 years of back taxes, debt collectrs, credit maxed out, and loans (taken out by Lester) that were supposedly taken out to pay bills were not. If u knew half of what the officers walked into you would undestand why they are where the are now.
Before Larry was Commander he was the QuarterMaster and he never showed up to pay bills or take care of taxes and debt. Mr Duvall had to try and do the QuarterMasters job with the bills and paperwork. If the Post was so far in debt why did Larry agree to take Commander? Larry should of done his job as QuarterMaster and maybe the Post wouldn't be in the situation it is in today.
please investagate

Utica, NY

#12 Oct 17, 2012
Truth wrote:
Yes things where not great when Larry took over but things got better for a while, several members worked hard to raise $ and make it happen and carrie loaned 5 thousand dollars to prevent it from closing with the promise it would be paid back... Not!!! The Monday night wings always brought in good money.. Do the current problems have been caused by Larry not Lester!!!! And that's why several members have quit the post.., show where all the $ went including pull tab money .., can't happen!!!
Might as well admit it, there is a drug problem at the V.F.W., or at least there was, until it closed. I really think that there should be a criminal investagation. It may be a private club, but they do get money from the citizens of Ogdensburg. If this money has been misspent, or embezzeled then someone should be held accountable. That club has survived for a very long time, I can not, for the life of me, understand why they can't make ends meet now.
OMG

Dexter, NY

#13 Oct 17, 2012
No doubt more dirtbags will be revealed!!!
Truth

United States

#14 Oct 18, 2012
Yes there should be an investigation!!!!
ICare

Utica, NY

#15 Oct 18, 2012
How about the $10,000 loan that was taken out by the past commander that was not even brought up in a meeting...no where in the minutes. When it was asked about Lesters reply was I took it out to pay bills. Well nothing was paid and they are still paid on the loan. I was there when NYS racing and wagering cam in during the fishing derby for the Wounded Warriors. The guy from the state asked Larry if he knew Lester and a couple other past officers both from the Post and the Ladies Aux and cam right out and said the thy were not there to help Larry. He said that they should be taken out of the VFW organization, not just at Post level but the whole organization. That is sad coming from a state inpector.
club member

Ithaca, NY

#16 Oct 18, 2012
there have many after hours partys there wuith larry hosting free beerfor drugs and he should get rid of his crazy mother driveing people away
confused

United States

#17 Oct 19, 2012
ICare wrote:
How about the $10,000 loan that was taken out by the past commander that was not even brought up in a meeting...no where in the minutes. When it was asked about Lesters reply was I took it out to pay bills. Well nothing was paid and they are still paid on the loan. I was there when NYS racing and wagering cam in during the fishing derby for the Wounded Warriors. The guy from the state asked Larry if he knew Lester and a couple other past officers both from the Post and the Ladies Aux and cam right out and said the thy were not there to help Larry. He said that they should be taken out of the VFW organization, not just at Post level but the whole organization. That is sad coming from a state inpector.
The past commander never took out a loan of any kind. Who ever you are you need to talk to Mr. Duvall to get your facts straight. These acquisations are false! If bullshit was gold you would be a very rich person!
Truth

Syracuse, NY

#18 Oct 19, 2012
Just be truthful!! There is a huge problem at Vfw and seems Larry has not done his job.. There r in huge crisis and stay open when gave no power, no more $ and no credit to get things needed like beer, his mom buys and brings in to sell which is against the law!!!
not good

Utica, NY

#19 Oct 19, 2012
Truth wrote:
Just be truthful!! There is a huge problem at Vfw and seems Larry has not done his job.. There r in huge crisis and stay open when gave no power, no more $ and no credit to get things needed like beer, his mom buys and brings in to sell which is against the law!!!
Why hasn't the District Attorney been notified? This is a Disgrace to the City of Ogdensburg, and to every veterern everywhere.
jeff

Saranac Lake, NY

#21 Oct 19, 2012
I agree with the above post. I've heard people brag about smoking weed in the "smoke room" upstairs...I have also heard people talk about how drunk Larry was and what a fool he made of himself. His mother-definitely crazy and isn't helping things either
savethepost

Saranac Lake, NY

#22 Oct 19, 2012
bring back open mic night
Truth

Springfield, NJ

#23 Oct 19, 2012
I believe there might be an internal investigation going on and has to start there, and fully agree that this whole thing is a big disgrace !!!!!!
Duh Me name is Ronnie

Utica, NY

#24 Oct 19, 2012
i'll help the District Attorney... i've been a rat for awhile,don't see me in jail for the stuff i did.
likeyea

Saranac Lake, NY

#25 Oct 23, 2012
open mic will save it

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