VFW 10523 

    What We Do

Post 10523 is rather unique among veteran posts.  Our post does not have a physical presence such as a building or office.  Rather, our post is sited in the hearts of our members and in the camaraderie we share.  The decision by our founding members to take this path was grounded in their belief that this post would mainly focus on aiding veterans in need of assistance and this goal would best be accomplished by not having to concern our membership with the costs, time, and energy associated with maintaining a building and/or canteen.  Thus, our efforts are directed towards assisting veterans and their widows and children by raising funds and participating in various programs and projects which help accomplish our main goals.   We also often honor veterans deserving of special recognition and those individuals and corporations that support all veterans.  We try to always remember that our displays of patriotism, love of our nation, service to our fellow man, and loyalty to our comrades in arms serve as a model for the youth of our community.  Our members are cordially invited and encouraged to participate in all of our activities as their time and abilities allow.

Meetings are generally on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Canal Winchester Community Senior Center which is located at 22 S. Trine St.  Additional parking is available at the rear of the building.  On occasion meeting dates and times will be changed and you will be notified by phone or e-mail should such change become necessary.  All members are encouraged to attend meetings as often as they can to maintain awareness of the operations of the Post and to contribute to the various decisions made at each meeting.  The best way we can improve our Post is by having as much participation by members as possible in all aspects of the Post’s operation.

    2019 Upcoming Activities


District Banquet 




Visit Winchester Place Nursing Home 


Veterans VA Benefits Review 


Honor Guard at Union Grove Cemetery | Poppy Distribution  


Distribute American Flags 


Visit Chillicothe VA Hospital for Subs and Bingo 


Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest 


Canal Winchester Labor Day parade and Annual Day Putt for Freedom | POW/MIA Vigil at Reynoldsburg VFW Post | Color for Founders Day 


Stand down Columbus: Help for Homeless Veterans 


Veterans Day Observance at several area schools and Poppy distribution 


Post celebration of Christmas | Celebrate Christmas with Veterans at Chillicothe VA Medical Hospital 



District Banquet: January

Location: To Be Announced
Participating: VFW Post 10523

Winchester Place Nursing Home Visit: March

Location: Winchester Place Nursing Home
Participating: VFW Post 10523

Veteran’s VA Benefits: April

Location: Canal Winchester Community Center
Hosted By: VFW Post 10523

The INN at Winchester Trail Assisted Living Visit: May

Location: To Be Announced
Participating: VFW Post 10523

Distribute Poppies: May

Location: Downtown Columbus & Sam’s Club Reynoldsburg
Participating: VFW Post 10523

Honor Guard at Union Grove Cemetery: May

Location: Union Grove Cemetery
Hosted By: VFW Post 10523

Distribute American Flags for Flag Day: June

Location: Kroger in Canal Winchester & Groveport
Participating: VFW Post 10523

VA Hospital Visit, Subs & Bingo: July

Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Participating: VFW Post 10523

Canal Winchester Blues & Rib Fest: August

Location: Downtown Canal Winchester
Hosted By: VFW Post 10523

Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival & Parade: September 7th-9th

Location: Downtown Canal Winchester
Participating: VFW Post 10523

MIA/ POW Vigil at Reynoldsburg VFW Post: September

Location: Reynoldsburg VFW
Participating: VFW Post 10523

Color Guard for Founders Day: September       

Location: Greenlawn Cemetery Columbus
Hosted By: VFW Post 10523

Golf Outing: September 15, 2019                                         

Location: Westchester Golf Course
Participating: VFW Post 10523

STAND DOWN Columbus | Help for homeless veterans: october

Location: Columbus Convention Center
Participating: VFW Post 10523

Altercare Rehab Home Visit: November                          

Location: Altercare Rehab Home
Hosted By: VFW Post 10523

Visit School in Honor of Veterans Day: November

Location: Multiple Locations
Participating: VFW Post 10523

VA Hospital Visit with Bluegrass Band: December

Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Participating: VFW Post 10523

Post Annual Christmas Party: December               

Location: To Be Announced
Hosted By: VFW Post 10523


Christmas Party

2018 VFW 10523 Christmas Party




The Canal Winchester Community Center
22 S Trine St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Meeting Time

2nd Thursday of Each Month at 7:30 p.m.

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