The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a federally chartered national association of members who served their nation as soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in wars, campaigns, and expeditions on foreign soil or hostile waters. The purposes of the VFW are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational.
Oldham-Cummings Post #6441 of the VFW was established in 1945 by Wimberley area veterans upon their return from service in World War II. Our current membership of over 170 men and women include representatives of all services who are veterans of every conflict since WWII including Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq).
MEMBERSHIP: Membership is open to men and women who have honorably served their country in overseas engagements for which a campaign badge or medal has been authorized by the U. S. Government. If you meet this requirement, please contact the Post for a membership application.
LOCATION: The home of VFW Post #6441 is Veteran’s Park located on Jacobs Well Road (CR182) approximately one half mile southeast of Ranch Road 12. Look for the large sign at the intersection of Jacobs Well Road and Ranch Road 12. Veteran’s Park includes the VFW Hall and the Chester Franklin Rodeo Arena.
MEETINGS: The Post meets on the first Thursday of each month beginning with a pot luck dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Prospective members are welcome.
POST ACTIVITIES: VFW Post #6441 supports a variety of community organizations including the 4-H, FFA, the Hill Country Recreation Association, My Neighbor’s Keeper, the Barnabas Connection, and the youth soccer, as well as the Wimberley EMS and Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department. The Post also sponsors Boy Scout Troop 127 and provides space for their Scout Hut on Veteran’s Park. Through the Post’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen programs, the Post annually awards scholarships to local students.
The Post raises money for these programs via three primary means:
Bingo – the Post hosts Bingo every Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. Bingo is open to the public and is very popular, so come early.
Hall Rentals – the Post rents out the Post Hall at reasonable prices to local residents and organizations for meetings, weddings and wedding receptions, parties and the like. The Chester Franklin Rodeo Arena is also available for rodeos and special events.
VFW Open / Pro Rodeo – The Post annually produces the VFW Open Pro Rodeo over the Fourth of July weekend. This rodeo, sponsored by local businesses, is the premier small town rodeo in Texas and is a major attraction, delighting tourists and locals alike. For more information about the rodeo visit www.wimberleyvfwrodeo.com
PO Box 535
Wimberley, TX 78676