News and Upcoming Events

VFW News & Events

Next VFW Meeting

June 1, 2016 – next meeting at 6:30 pm at the Post Home.

Contact Information

Dora Vasquez-Hellner



Save the Dates

May 17, 2016 from 11-1 pm – RI Veterans Lunch at the Post Home.

May 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm – Installation of Officers.

May 22, 2016 – Neighbor Day. The Commander needs three (3) volunteers at noon to raise the flag at the Town Hall.

May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day Parade.

June 1, 2016 – next meeting at 6:30 pm at the Post Home.

June 9-12, 2016 – RI VFW State Convention.


The American Legion will meet at the Post Home on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm.

Coming Soon – The Veterans Hour on WBLQ on Tuesdays at 10:00 am.


Established 1947

Tel. 401-596-0470

Monthly meetings of the VFW Post #8955 are the first Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM, at the Post Home, 113 Beach St., Westerly RI.


Commander: William Siano
Senior Vice Commander: John Barber
Junior Vice Commander: Tony Medeiros
Quartermaster: Tony Smith
Surgeon: Dave Poisson
Adjutant: Dora Vasquez-Hellner
Chaplain: Dan Carr
Judge Advocate: Dick Anthony

Ladies Auxiliary Officers

President: Peggy Azzinaro
Senior Vice: Dale Quatromani
Junior Vice: Marcie Medeiros
Chaplain: Lorraine Seeley
Treasurer: Deanna Siano
Guard: Mary Clark
Conductress: Glenda Bryant
Patriotic Instructor: Millie Tarbox
Secretary: Rachel Buck

Post Members

William Siano, John Barber, Tony Medieros, Tony Smith, Chuck Azzinaro, John Mumford, Dave Poisson, Frank Costa, Dan Carr, Bob Montalbano, Dora Vasquez-Hellner, William "Dave" Hellner, Louis Renna, Tom Salimeno, Charlie Ballato, Joe Faltani, Ed Seeley, Doug Demerchant, Charlie Petrone, Steven Ornberg, Mel Jolly, Rick Diaz, Tony Hewes

Recently Deceased Members

Ernest Tarbox
Frank Petrone

Please Help Support Our Local Veterans.

We offer free poppies and greatly appreciate donations which help us support our local veterans. You can pick up a poppy and offer a donation from David Poisson at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home and Crematory. (Tel: 401-596-2352) We thank you for your support.

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