VFW Post 5923 – Camdenton, MO


We aren’t just recruiting young veterans. While that is important, we want all ages of veterans to join us. We would really like to see members that haven’t been to the post in recent years return.

“The post has made great strides for a bright future because of small group of very active members. With more veterans and auxiliary members, our potential to serve veterans and our community is limitless,” added Vietnam Veteran and Assistant Post Quartermaster Terry Reaka.

Connecting to the Community and Schools

The VFW has always offered programs to educate youth and instill patriotism, and the Camdenton VFW has continued to grow its connection to Camdenton Schools. The post has recently helped the school district with putting flags in classrooms, donating a flag pole, participating in a veterans vs. teachers basketball game, volunteering for Veterans in the Classroom, and attending Veterans Day events. Dogwood Elementary held its own fundraiser for the post’s new building, a Run/Walk event that raised $3,000.


The mission of this post & the veterans that serve here as members is to bring veterans together; to preserve and strengthen member camaraderie, to encourage patriotism to our youths, to assist the veteran in need, to honor our fallen brothers, sisters, and their families, to enable the young veteran family, to contribute to & support the Lake of the Ozarks community, all in a way that brings honor to our past, present, and future members.


  • Commander: Blake Distler (Iraq)
  • Sr. Vice Commander: Keith Lucas (Iraq)
  • Jr. Vice Commander: Josh Sims (Iraq)
  • Quartermaster: Terry Reaka (Vietnam)
  • Judge Advocate: Woody Tweed (Vietnam)
  • Surgeon: Dave Younk (Vietnam)
  • Chaplain: John Johnson (Desert Storm)
  • Trustees: Don Allen (Vietnam), Mike Donovan (Vietnam), and Doug Kemp (Vietnam)



First Monday of the Month
unless of a holiday

Potluck dinner: 6 PM
Post Meeting:  7 PM

A veteran service officer is available to help any veteran with VA claims during the dinner portion of the meeting night.


You Belong in the VFW

Stand strong with the nearly 1.7 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary as we continue to fight for all that’s good FOR VETERANS.

VFW Post 5923