Voyageur of the year - Bob Perrin
de Gare Keen awards Bob Perrin his certificate as Voyageur of
the year. Bob and his wife Carol volunteer countless hours in and
around the Chateau.
Voiture 99 is committed to charitable and patriotic aims. Our purpose is to uphold and defend the United States Constitution. To promote the well being of veterans and their widows and orphans, and to actively participate in selected charitable endeavors, which include programs that promote child welfare and nurse's training.
La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux is an independent, by invitation, honor organization of male and female U. S. veterans, more commonly known as the Forty & Eight.
The Forty & Eight is committed to charitable and patriotic aims. Our purpose is to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, to promote the well being of veterans and their widows and orphans, and to actively participate in selected charitable endeavors, which include programs that promote child welfare and nurse's training. The titles and symbols of the Forty & Eight reflect its First World War origins. Americans were transported to the battle front on French trains within boxcars stenciled with a “40/8”, denoting its capacity to hold either forty men or eight horses. This uncomfortable mode of transportation was familiar to all who fought in the trenches; a common small misery among American soldiers who thereafter found “40/8” a lighthearted symbol of the deeper service, sacrifice and unspoken horrors of war that bind all who have borne the battle.
The Forty & Eight was founded in 1920 by American veterans returning from France. Originally an arm of The American Legion, the Forty & Eight became an independent and separately incorporated veteran's organization in 1960. Membership is by invitation of honorably discharged veterans and honorably serving members of the United States Armed Forces.
Voiture Office and 40 et 8 Bingo Parlor
7607 NE 26th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98665-0637
Chateau: (360) 574-3872
Chateau & Bingo Manager: John Clapp
Bingo Parlor (360) 574-6460
Managers: Chris Smith
Bingo Website: www.40et8bingo.org
Submissions to the Website and Boxcar Bulletin are encouraged. Articles for the Boxcar Bulletin must be received by the 20th of the month, for the Website, anytime.
Submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure your mail goes to this address only).
Note “For Website" or “For Boxcar" on subject line.