We look forward to meeting new members and reuniting with old members.
Upcoming Events for 2019
(Monthly JWV Post 202 Meetings – usually on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of each month at Perkins on Pine Ridge. Check here for date of next meeting.)
July 4th Parade, Naples, FL, Thursday, 8:00 am meet at Comdr. Sturm’s home for Parade from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. (Information and directions to follow in a newsletter).
June 6, Thursday, 10:00am to 11:00, 75th Anniversary of D-Day and Battle of Normandy, Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th, Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
June 13, Thursday, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Monthly JWV Post 202 Meeting. (Note start time of 11:30am.) Location – Perkins on Pine Ridge.
April 28, 10:00 AM. Particiation in Jewish Federation of Greater Naples’ Yom HaShoah Memorial at Temple Shalom.
April 25, Thursday, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. General Meeting with 16 in attendance. Look for a busy schedule of events for Members to participate in.
March 10, Sunday, 11:30 AM, Social Fundraising Luncheon, Seasons 52, honoring our WWII Veterans. Over 45 Members, Patrons, Guests were treated to an informative lecture by CC Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. And the food was great too.
December 17, Monday, 11:30 AM, Social Luncheon, Capital Grill.
December 3, Monday, 5:00 PM, Chanukah Celebration, Mercato, Naples
November 11, Sunday, 10:00 AM, Veterans Celebration, Cambier Park
November 10, Saturday, 10:30 AM, Veterans Shabbat, Chabad, Naples
November 9, Friday, 7:30 PM, Veterans Shabbat, Temple Shalom
November 1, Thursday, 12 noon, Social Luncheon, Capital Grill.
October 18, Thursday, noon, Perkins (Airport Road), Monthly Meeting.
August 12, Sunday, 6:00 PM, TAPS for America, Lowdermilk Park, Naples.
August 11, Saturday, 9am, Spirit of 45 Celebration, Hilton Hotel, Naples
June 19, 2018, 7 PM, Israel Scouts Performance, Temple Shalom, Naples, FL.
The JWV Post 202 participated in the Israel Scout Program with pledge of allegiance. We then presented to the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples $250 in supoort of the Israel Scouts along with a certificate acknowledging the contribution of the Israel Scouts in helping bond the Israel youth with their American Counterparts.
May 28, 2018, 10:00 am, Memorial Day Ceremony, Hodges Memorial Garden, Immokolee Rd., Naples, FL
10 members of JWV Post 202 joined several hundred attendees in honoring all fallen soldiers. Vice-Commander Martin Cohn and Membership Chair Erle Taub carried the American and JWV Post 202 flags. It was another amazing Memorial Day to honor past heros.
May 5, 2018, Immokolee High School, JROTC Award presentation by JWV Post 202 Member Erle Taub.
April 15, 2018, Sunday, 11:00am, Seasons 52 reatuaruant. Guest speaker: Clement Soffer
Seating is limited. RSVP here.
March 16, Friday, 10:00 am – Visit to the Naples Museum of Military Memorabilia. Joel Banow, member JWV Post 202, will host the event.
February 15, Thursday, noon, Perkins (Airport Road), Monthly Meeting.
January 18, Thursday, noon, Perkins (Airport Road), Monthly Meeting
December 13, 2017, Wednesday, 5:00 pm, Community Channukah Celebration, Mercato.
December 6, 2017, Wednesday, 5:00 pm, – Our Pre-Season Social at Seasons 52.
November 11, 2017, Saturday, 11:00 am – Veterans’ Day, Cambier Park, Naples. A superb community celebration.
November 10, 2017, Friday, 7:30 pm – Veterans’ Shabbat, Temple Shalom. Many members of the JWV Post 202 attended in uniform. This was a great honor for Jewish War Venterans.
November 10, 2017, Friday, 11:15-1:30 – Community School Veterans Appreciation Club Program.
This was a great success with each JWV member hosted by a student. Students performed patriotic musical numbers. And they provided a beautiful lunch, too.
October 12, 2017, Thursday, 12 noon – JWV Post 202 Monthly Meeting, Perkins, Naples, FL
August 12, 2017, Saturday, 9 to 12 noon – “Keep the ’45 Spirit Alive” Day, Naples Hilton Hotel .
This was an amazing tribute not only to WWII Veterans, but to all veterans as well.. If you missed the program this year, plan on attending next year. (Click here.)
July 4, 2017 Independence Day Parade
June 8, 2017, 12 pm, Social Lunch at Perkins
May 29, 2017, Monday – Memorial Day Ceremony at Hodges Memorial Park and Cemetery.
Fourteen JWV Post 202 Members were present at the ceremony. See highlights in the Florida Weekly here.
May 19, 2017, Friday, Avow Armed Services Appreciation Party, 8 am to 11 am, Avow Hospice
Carol Pepper and Armind “Pep” Pepper
This event was sponsored by Avow Hospice in appreciation to all the Veterans. See Florida Weekly article here.
Harve and Sue Sturm
May 11, 2017 – Member Luncheon
16 members enjoyed conversation and lunch at Perkins Restaurant with an update from Harve Sturm, Commander, on all the upcoming activities planned during the summer. Another meeting is set for June 8, 2017. (See page 12 of the Jewish Veteran magazine.)
May 9, 2017 – A “Reunion of Two Heros”
This was made possible by the Collier County Honor Flight and was held at Cambier Park.
LTC George Hardy (r) , a Tuskegee Airman and LTC Vernon “Bo” Sigo (l), Army Air Force B-17 navigator reunite for first time since WWII with LTC. Sigo personally thanking LTC Hardy for “keeping him safe” during their missions. See article in the Naples Daily News.
Cmdr. Harve Sturm, Vice-Cmdr. Martin Cohn, and Member Stu Warshauer salute the American Flag during ceremony (r to l)
April 25, 2017 – Our Annual Dinner Social
5975 Pine Ridge Rd
Naples, FL 34116
April 2, 2017, 12-3 PM – Community Wide Celebration of Israel, Fleischmann Park, Naples.
Harve Sturm, Commander
We were invited to participate in the Presentation of Colors with posting of the US and Israel Flags during the opening ceremonies. This was a great event with much interest in the JWV. See Naples Daily News article.
February 19, 2017 – Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Joel Banow
Joel Banow is a retired television producer and director with over fifty years of broadcasting experience. He was senior director for the manned space program broadcasts with CBS, where he received a Directors Guild of America award for “Outstanding Television Directorial Achievement” for Apollo 11. He is on the board of the Naples Players and the Museum of Military Memorabilia. He is also on the advisory board of the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of SW Florida. For several years he produced Arts programming for WGCU Public Media, at FGCU. In 2007 he was honored by both Collier & Lee counties with a Star of the Arts and Angel of the Arts awards.
January 15, 2017 – Monthly Meeting – with guest speaker – Capt. Irving Elson.
Navy Capt. Irving Elson was commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Reserve in 1982, through the Chaplain Candidate Program. He became active duty in June 1987 and was ordained a rabbi through the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Throughout his career he has been assigned to posts both domestically and abroad and has served a variety of capacities including deployment to Kuwait and Iraq, where he participated in numerous combat engagements. Since 2012 he has served as the Colonel and Chaplain, Marine Expeditionary Force.
December 11, 2016 – General Meeting, Vineyards Country Club.
After a socializing brunch with bagels and nova, 16 members discussed plans for events during the coming year.
December 9, 2016 – Temple Shalom Shabbat for Solidarity Service
Harve Sturm, Cmdr. and Member Martin Cohn attended event.
More than 1000 Naples residents attended the Friday night Shabbat service at Temple Shalom showing solidarity in fighting bigotry. The JWV were represented with many members in attendance (Naples Daily News).
November 13, 2016 – JWV Post 202 Fund Raiser
Max Rabinovitsj, Artistic Director of Naples Orchestra and Chorus, was the guest speaker for our annual event held at the Vineyards Country Club.
November 11, 2016 – Veterans Day at Cambier Park, Naples, FL
November 11, 2016, 7:30 PM – Veterans’ Shabbat at Temple Shalom
October 16, 2016 – Monthly Meeting with Captain Jerry Yellin, Guest Speaker.
Captain Jerry Yellin flew the last combat Mission in World War II on August 14, 1945. Click here for interview.