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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

142 North Broadway

Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

(507) 373-7993

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

August 2014


Commander's Message



July is over and after reaching the 85,000 dollar goal Bill Goette held a mortgage burning on July 3rd. But we still owe the I.R.S. around 70,000 dollars and on June 16th we had some roof damage because of the strong winds. So we have the insurance adjuster and our roofer looking it over and will see how we come out.

At our last board meeting and post meeting it was decided to go back to our old by-laws with one amendment changing the day the board meets from the 1st Monday to the 2nd Monday.

The fair is this month and we will have a food stand there, we hope youíll support our Legion by coming and checking out what Wes Halvorson and his group have decided to sell this year. On August 17th the Legion will be holding a Golfing event at Green Lea Golf Course.  This event is to raise money for our youth activities such as our baseball team, the crossing guard program and others we donít know about yet.  These our activities that our gaming doesnít have enough funds to take care of the expense.  So we need golfers and hole sponsors to support this event. Plus there are three breakfast's and a fish fry. Hoping you'll be able to come and enjoy these events.
We are always looking for new ideas for the Legion. Wish to volunteer - call Bob Mickelson.  We need help for Bingo, Fish Fryís, Breakfastís and pretty much every special event we put on. Every donation the Legion receives is greatly appreciated.     

Semper Fi,
John Severtson

American Legion 2014 Golfing Event


The American Legion Post 56 is hosting a golf tournament on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Green Lea Golf Course at 101 E. Richway Drive in Albert Lea.

The event will raise funds to support the Legionís family activities.  The event is open to the public.

The event will begin with a shotgun start at 1 pm.  Itís a four person, best shot tournament.  For $ 50 golfers can play with a beverage cart available with prizes and games along the course.  There will be dinner starting at 5 pm with a cash bar available.

Hole sponsorships are $ 50.  If you would like to sponsor a hole please contact me at 507-438-8225.

If you have any questions contact Green Lea at 373-1061 or me at 438-8225.

Thank you for your support of Albert Leaís American Legion.

John Severtson
Legion Commander

Auxiliary News


Greetings from the Auxiliary,

Our next meeting will be held on September 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  The Board meeting will be at 6:00 p.m.  There will be installation of officers.  Please join us.

2015 dues of $24.00 are now due.  The first notice from Nationals will be sent September 15th, but dues can be sent anytime to:  Bonnie Schneider, 17885 710th Avenue, Albert Lea, MN  56007.  I will receive new cards after the Department Convention.  Thank you in advance for renewing - it helps with our many Veteran, Youth and Community programs.

There will be an Auxiliary fundraiser breakfast on August 31, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Volunteers are needed - call 373-3767 if you can help.  Thanks!

Please visit the American Legion booth at the Freeborn County Fair.

Remember to bring in school supplies and book bags before August 27th so that we can pack and get them to local schools.  Thank you.

Bonnie Schneider
Auxiliary President



UPComing Events

August6- 11:30 am women vets. Lunch & meeting
AUGUST 10 I.R.S. breakfast
August 11- 4pm House committee meeting
7pm- board meeting
7pm- V.F.W. meeting
7pm- V.F.W. AUX. Meeting
August 18 7pm post meeting
 August 21 5 to 7:30 pm fish fry
August 24 post breakfast
August 31 Auxiliary breakfast
August 1, no karaoke (fair)

EVERY TUESDAY Ė 5:00 - 8:00 pm


Thank you American Legion Family and Community for your generous financial contributions to the Mortgage and Debt Reduction Appeal over the past 2 1/2 years.  Your support made it possible to reach the $85,000 goal.

Committee members:
Eunice, Hatleli, Richard Hobson,
Whitney A. Reim, David R. Olson





91 - Served in the Army during WWII.  Died June 18, 2014.  Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

86 - US Army Korean War Veteran.  Died June 21, 2014.  Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

83 - Served in the US Army during the Korean War.  Died June 25, 2014.  Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

88 - Served in the US Navy during WWII.  Died July 3, 2014.  Member of VFW Post 447 and Post 56 Albert Lea.

77 - Served in US Army during the Vietnam War.  Died July 14, 2014.  Member Post 56 Albert Lea.

Post 56 Monthly Donations


D.A.M. Donations


Chuck/Carol Smith

Mem of Irwin Jensen

Duane/Eunice Hatleli


Bob/Shirley Indrelie

Mem of Orville Paske

Karin Mattson

Mem of Eileen Schmitz

Frances Camerer

Mem of Elton Ruble

Arliss Bachtle


Donald/Clarice Porter

Mem of Omar Helland

Donald/Clarice Porter

Mem of Clayton Slater


Honor Guard Donations


Charlie Peterson

Mem of Merlyn Thisius

United Methodist Women


Dave Lundak

Mem of Robert Dreisbach

Family of Joseph Jensen

Mem of Joseph Jensen

Joanne Hanson

Mem of husband Hody Hanson

JoAnn Seuser

Mem of Gene Seuser


Mortgage and Debt Reduction


  Muriel Engen                                Mem of Al Engen
  Wendy Gravely                             Mem of Tom Engen


Consider supporting Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 with a contribution to the Dollar-A-Month (D.A.M.) fund.  Whether itís a dollar a month, or a larger donation, these funds are used to support the Post 56 club facilities, maintenance & continued growth of our organization.

If you would like to make a donation to the Post 56 D.A.M. fund, please complete the form in this newsletter and return it to Leo Carey American Legion Post 56.  You can recognize someone special by naming that person in their memory or honor.  Your contribution will be listed in the Postís monthly flyer and on the website.

Judi Olson, D.A.M. Account Manager


To make a donation, click on the link to our D.A.M. Fund Account Page.


Please thank and support those businesses and organizations which sponsor ads in the monthly Post 56 bulletin flyer:


Auto Serve - Rick Loberg Craig Loehr-Dave Syverson Ford Graceland Cemetery

Jim & Dudes Plumbing & Heating


Shoff Chiropractic

MPeters Enterprises


Church Offset Printing Security Bank Minnesota Sons of the American Legion Nelson County Market
Embroider - 4 Seasons Advertising Hillcrest Cemetery Doors & Floors Motor Inn Co. ING Financial Partners-Arnold Mulso

Bayview Freeborn Funeral


American Legion Post 56 Auxiliary Nick's Inc.- Todd & Cheryl Enderson  

Post 447 VFW and Auxiliary meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at the American Legion Post 56 Clubrooms @ 7:00pm. Come and join VFW Post 447. 


Veterans helping Veterans.


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August 2014

Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm


11 am Lounge Open


3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Club Closed

7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Night

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm


Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

5 pm Pizza & Beer Special $15



Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

10   11 12 13 14 15 16

8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast


Lounge Closed

Legion Board

Meeting 6 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Night

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm


Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm


5 pm Pizza & Beer Special $15



Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

17  18 19 20 21 22 23

Club Closed

Post Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Night

Evening Menu 5-8 pm


Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm



5 pm Pizza & Beer Special $15


Fish Fry 5-7:30

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

5 pm

Evening Menu

11 am Lounge Open



25 26 27 28 29 30

 8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast


Lounge Closed

 Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Night

Evening Menu 5-8 pm


 Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

  Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm


 5 pm Pizza & Beer Special $15

    Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

5 pm

Evening Menu


 11 am Lounge Open


8 am -12:30 pm

Auxiliary Breakfast


Lounge Closed




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