Shell Knob’s VFW Memorial Post 2203 Bingo proceeds

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

One indicator of an improved economy is when people spend more of their income on what is known as “discretionary spending.”

One of those areas, is Bingo. That is good news indeed for not just Shell Knob’s VFW Memorial Post 2203, which receives most of its funding through Bingo proceeds, but good news for the charities the Post supports when those proceeds increase. The Post members voted to resume support for two deserving local organizations: The Lives Under Construction (LUC) Boys Ranch and the Alliance of Churches. Additionally, it was decided to show our concern with a small financial gift to VFW Post 2573 in hurricane ravaged Wilmington North Carolina.  

“We are thankful to the good people who come to play Bingo on Sundays,” said Jeff Harp, Central Crossing Senior Center public relations manager. “While having fun and hopefully winning some Bingos, you’re supporting some very deserving charities. In case you didn't know, all Bingo profits in the state of Missouri are required to be shared with charitable organizations.”

Amendment 4

Harp said as a reminder, people are encouraged to vote yes on proposed Amendment 4 on Nov. 6. Among other things, a “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution allow a member of a licensed organization conducting bingo games to participate in the management of bingo games after being a member of the organization for six months. Currently, the constitution requires two years of membership. This will help organizations like the VFW post get help from newer members and reduce the burden the long term workers who've been conducting the games for years.