Sgt. Alvin Jonker Post 2326 - 20 N. First St. Grand Haven, MI 49417 - (616) 842-6210

The Coast Guard Festival is getting close. Here is some information on what will be happening at the VFW.

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Entertainment Tent Volunteers Needed

Our annual Coast Guard Entertainment Tent is approaching fast. In order to make it a success we need volunteers to fill a variety of jobs. You do not need to be a VFW member to volunteer. Jobs available are bartenders, ticket takers, security, and sanitation engineers. The Entertainment Tent will be held on August 1st and 2nd. If you can help out please sign up at the bar.


We strive To keep the VFW Post 2326 property looking nice. Lately people are throwing butts on the ground right next to the ashtray! Please, show some respect for our club and use the receptacle placed there for YOUR convenience or we may have to look at banning smoking on the premises entirely.

Closed Sundays

The club will be closed on Sundays and will reopen on Sunday, October 5, 2014


Remember Memorial Day with pictures from
John Siemion


Sgt. Alvin Jonker
VFW Post 2326 9th Annual Rib Fest

VFW’s Ribfest a success.

The weather cooperated in making the Sgt. Alvin Jonker VFW Post 2326 9th Annual Ribfest the most successful event ever.  People from all over the state came out to sample the ribs and side dishes from ten local restaurants and listen to a variety of musical acts perform over the two day event.  Some restaurants had lines 20 people deep waiting to taste their ribs.  VFW Post 2326 is already in the planning stages to make their 10th annual Ribfest bigger and better in 2015.


1st Place Judges Choice Ribs - Famous Dave
2nd Place Judges Choice Ribs - A&L Restaurant
3rd Place Judges Choice Ribs - Jack’s @ Holiday Inn

1st Place People’s Choice Ribs - Spring Lake Country Club
2nd Place People’s Choice Ribs - Sandy Point Beach House
3rd Place People’s Choice Ribs - Joe’s Wooden Nickel

1st Place People’s Choice Best Side Dish - Daddy Pete’s BBQ
2nd Place People’s Choice Best Side Dish - Steve & His Dixie Chick’s BBQ
3rd Place People’s Choice Best Side Dish - Spring Lake Country Club

1st Place Judges Choice Best Side Dish - Spring Lake Country Club
2nd Place Judges Choice Best Side Dish - Joe’s Wooden Nickel
3rd Place Judges Choice Best Side Dish - Wood from the Hood


1st Place Hog Calling Contest - Marisa VanTil
2nd Place Hog Calling Contest - Zach Kelch
3rd Place Hog Calling Contest - Jerry Tripp


Take a look at pictures from the event here

Thank you to our sponsors

Camp Trotter is VFW based camp in Newaygo Michigan, the VFW auxiliary sends 2 children to spend a week at camp. Looking for 2 children 10-12 years old, Camp is scheduled for four weeks in July, they choose which week works for them. Camp Trotter is located on Bill’s Lake in Newaygo County. Camp Trotter is a resident camp for girls and boys. Your child would be enjoying lots of outdoor activities. Swimming, archery, mountain biking, overnight campouts and campfires to name a few. The staff ratio is 1 counselor to 10 campers. Staff nurse on duty 24/7 and certified lifeguards on duty.

Contact Judi Henshaw as soon as possible for application @ 616-842-8318

“The May 2013 newsletter will be the last newsletter that will be mailed out. In an effort to lower our Post’s expenses and save a few trees we want to send out the newsletter via email.  For those individuals that do not have an email address the newsletter will be available at the Post.  If you would like to get our newsletter via email please email John Siemion at with “Newsletter” in the subject line.

The plan is to have a monthly calendar that will be sent out via email and copies available at the Post for those individuals that do not have email.  If there are important updates to the calendar, it would be emailed out as needed with copies available at the Post for pickup. The newsletter portion would go from monthly to quarterly and emailed out just like the calendar with copies available at the Post for pickup.”

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