Mason VFW Post 8554 has elected officers for the 2011-2012 year. Commander - Lawrence Spell; Sr. Vice Commander - Boone Kemp; Jr. Vice Commander - Bill Hight; Quartermaster - Chris Dyer; Chaplin - Nolan Donop; Surgeon - Rae Lehmberg; Adjutant - Eli Castillo.The Post is holding a raffle on a Remington 870 pump shotgun. The drawing will be held on the third weekend in September. Ticket prices are $2 each; or, three for $5. Tickets are available from any VFW member.The Post will hold its regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the American Legion building behind the jail. All qualified veterans are encouraged to come and join us.The Post will offer several programs for students, Scouts, firefighters, EMTs and teachers. We encourage all interested to contact members for information on these programs. One of the scholarships could lead up to a $30 thousand national prize, with prizes along through Post, District and State levels, and a trip to Washington, D. C.For complete information on these two contests as well as the assigned topics, please contact Lawrence Spell, Post Commander, 429-6224.