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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

142 North Broadway

Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

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P.O. Box 1056

142 N. Broadway

Albert Lea, MN 56007

 

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

August 2016

 

 

Commander's Message

 

Wow, what a great month we had at the American Legion. Our staff worked as a solid team, and made July a successful month.

 

Thank-yous go out to volunteers Taylor and Dave, for driving the eight passenger vans to Legionville. They transported students who were chosen by their teachers to be captains on their schools elementary crossing guards. The students will help train their peers to safely cross students to and from school daily during the school year in our district 241 elementary schoolís.

 

Did you see our stand outside the Legion on the 3rd and 4th of July? We had several volunteers who made this a successful event, Taylor, Jessie, Marsha , Troy, Crystal and Ginger, who all worked together to bring this event together. Without volunteers this event would not have taken place. We all had a fun time.

 

Baseball news! Thank you Dave Mullenbach, Vern Rasmassen Sr. and the committee involved with the US military all-star baseball game. You all had a big part in making the event go so smooth. It was very impressive watching the events take place, escorting of the team on Wednesday night and burger basket, the youth baseball clinic ( Thursday) lunch, also visiting the nursing homes and letís not forget the game itís self. Our home town Albert Lea Lakers won 15 -5.

 

A shout out needs to go to the American Legion Riders, who supported and work together with our Legion Post 56 . There help with the float in the 4th of July parade, riding and representing our newest group was a success. I felt very patriotic watching our riders escorting the military baseball team into Albert Lea. Your involvement before and during the game was appreciated.

 

Up coming events for August. Sweet Corn, Brat and Hamburger Feed on August 13, across from the American Legion in the North Broadway Parking Lot. Cost $9.00 per person 3:00 pm - ? serving food until the corn is gone. Live music will be provided by Doug Neste, Cindy Christiansen, Al Knutson, Paul Johnson and Barry Rush. Proceeds go towards youth activities fund.

 

August 14, is a golf outing and dinner at Green Lea Golf Course in Albert Lea. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: It Ďs $50.00 a person ( golf & dinner) $10.00 to come and enjoy dinner if you didnít golf.

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard! I would like to hear Comments, Suggestions, Ideas or Opinions. I have put a white box with stars at the end of the bar next to the D.A.M .box. (donation box) I have provided sheets of paper, feel free to voice you opinions. All comments and concerns will be addressed in a timely manner. I do request you fill out your name and contact (phone number) information.

 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Our Legion Post 56 is always in need of volunteers to help with various activities, including pancake breakfast, Bingo and various events. Here are 4 reasons to volunteer:

 

You make a difference!

You get a chance to give back!

It brings people together!

Itís good for you!

 

Who Am I? Is a contest where I will put a picture from one of the Legion family members. (Auxiliary, Legion Riders, S.A.L., and Post 56 Members) The first 5 members who can correctly identify the individual in the photo to me (Robert Friday, Commander) during the month will receive a buy1 drink, get one drink free chip.

 

The five members of our American Legion Family (Legion, Aux, Legion Riders or SAL) who will receive a FREE breakfast during one of our Sunday breakfasts are: Donald R. Giles, Corley A. Hendrickson, Leo T. Hall, Jane Maiden and Dennis K. Whelan. Each selected PAID member will have two months to receive their FREE breakfast.

 

Try to look unimportant, because the bad guys may be low on ammo and not want to waste a bullet on you.  A Murphyís Military Law.

 

United we stand, Divided we fall

Robert Friday

Commander

 

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,

 

Department Convention was held in Rochester on July 21st - 23rd. The new 2017 membership dues of $24.00 are now due. Please send to Bonnie Schneider, 17885 710th Avenue, Albert Lea, MN 56007. The National Office will send 2017 notices in September. You can send them sooner if you wish.

 

Thank you for renewing and helping us to continue our Veteran, Youth and Community projects.

 

Reminder: Karen Cibert, Children & Youth Chairman, is collecting school supplies until August 15th. Please bring items to the club - there is a box available. Thank you!

 

I hope that some of you are considering being 1st or 2nd Vice President and Legislative Chairman!

 

Our next meeting is September 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Please join us!

 

National Convention is in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 26th - September 1st.

 

Coming events: August 13th - Legion brat and sweet corn feed - help promote and support our hometown Legion baseball players; August 14th - 3rd Annual Post 56 Golf Tournament.

 

August trivia: 4th - U.S. Coast Guard established (1790); 7th - Purple Heart Medal established (1782), Vietnam War began (1964); 14th - Japan surrendered ending World War II (1945); 16th - National Airborne Day; 19th - National Aviation Day; 26th - Womenís Equality Day.

 

Enjoy the rest of Summer!

 

Support American Legion Post 56!!

 

God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider - Auxiliary President

 

 

Legion Assessment Reduction Appeal

Thanks to all of you for supporting the Post 56 Legion Assessment Reduction Appeal with your generous donations. As I write this note, Post 56 has already received $23,190 from 259 donations, which amounts to 72% of the $32,000 goal.  Please consider making a financial donation and helping to reduce the amount of interest Post 56 will be required to pay over the period of the Streetscape assessment.

 

To donate, please make your tax deductible donation to the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber Foundation and annotate it ďLegion AssessmentĒ and mail to 1725 W Main St., Albert Lea, MN 56007

 

David R. Olson, Post 56 Chaplain

 

 

Taps

 

DONALD HOES - 82

Died July 4, 2016. Served in the US Army as an Artillery Mechanic. Member of Post 56 in

Albert Lea.

 

ROY SPRINGBORG - 76

Died July 8, 2016. Was a Navy Hydraulics Technician for the Blue Angels. Member of Post

56 in Albert Lea.

 

HAROLD RIEMANN - 92

Died July 13, 2016. Served in the US Army during the Korean War. Member of Post 56 in

Albert Lea.

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Clarice Blesi & Don Porter

Mem of Ray Porter Jr.

Clarice Blesi & Don Porter

Mem of Roger Dahl

Robert/Betty Guenther

Mem of Dwight Borland

Robert/Betty Guenther

Mem of deceased veterans of Post 56

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Herbert/Karen Brand

Mem of Ray Porter Jr.

Family of Duwayne Kirchner

Mem of husband & father Duwayne Kirchner

 

Legion Assessment Reductions

 

  Kathy Medd  Mem of Roger Dahl

 

 

 

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

 

Dr. Christopher N. Shoff Chiropractor

MPeters Enterprises

 

Church Offset Printing Security Bank Minnesota Sons of the American Legion Market Place
Post 447 VFW & Auxiliary Hillcrest Cemetery Bauer Built Motor Inn Co. City of Albert Lea Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program
Brooks Safety Equipment

Bayview Freeborn Funeral

Home

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 2016

 

Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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  1 pm Lounge Open

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

 

  1 pm Lounge Open

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Women Vets

Lunch/Meeting

11:30 am

1 pm Lounge Open

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 1 pm Lounge Open

Kitchen Closed

1 pm Lounge Open

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

No Karaoke

11 am Lounge Open

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

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Closed

 

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Legion Board

Meeting 6 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

1 pm Lounge Open

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Kitchen Closed

 

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

11 am Lounge Open

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

3 pm Sweet Corn, Brat/Hamburger Feed

 

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Post Breakfast

8-12:30

Legion Family Golf

Event

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Post Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

1 pm Lounge Open

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Kitchen Closed

Fish Fry 5-7 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

 

 

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Closed

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

1 pm Lounge Open

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

1 pm Lounge Open

 

 

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

8 pm-Midnight Screaming Productions DJ Paul

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Closed

1 pm Lounge Open

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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