The Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent 14 was chartered on May 17, 1947.
What are the Cooties?
The Military Order of the Cootie, is the Honor Degree of the VFW. They were founded in 1920 to promote social and reunion features among the members of the order, and to keep alive the spirit of optimism and humor so characteristic of the American servicemen and women. Today, its objectives of clean fun, harmless frolic, and good comradeship are the hallmarks of the Cooties.
But we're not all fun and frolic! We have a serious side too.
The Cootie's slogan of "keep'em smilin' in beds of white" refers to bringing cheer to the hospitalized veterans, whether in VA Medical Centers, community hospitals or nursing homes. Often the Cooties visit as a Clown or other costumed character, designed to put a smile on the faces of our veterans.
The blood bank program is supported by many Cooties, where life giving blood is donated to blood banks and hospitals nationwide.
The VFW National Home for Children was started by the Cooties in 1923, and support continues today. Each year, a Cootie Christmas Party is given under the sponsorship of the Grand of Michigan, where each child receives a personal gift. In recent years, a fire truck, a fire station and equipment have been donated to the National Home by the Cooties.
Only active members of VFW Post 3612 shall be eligible for MOC Pup Tent 14 Membership.
Blanket Bum - Mike Dunn
Hide Gimlet - Chuck Fellmeth
CCDB - Harry Lynd
Sky Pilot - Chuck Fellmeth
Keeper of the Records - Nicole Fellmeth
Pill Pusher - Charles Hobensack
Shyster - Harry Lynd, Jr.
Hungry Cootie - Rowland Fluck
3 Year Tight Wad - Joe Dyke
2 Year Tight Wad - Fred Seigfred
1 Year Tight Wad - Joe Norman
- MOC Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM
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