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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 67007

 

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

December 2014

 

Commander's Message

Legionnaires:

 

For the month of December, I hope this will be a happy and joyful month for everyone.

 

We’re going to start out with a Children’s Christmas Party on the 13th of December in the Legion Event Center.  The party will go from 11:30 – 1:30.  It’s being hosted by the Legion and sponsored by the DAV, VFW and the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Albert Lea.  The lunch and games will begin at 11:30.  Santa comes at 12:00 noon.  So have your children and grandchildren bring their Christmas lists along and let Santa know what they’d like for Christmas.  There will also be door prizes to register for.  So bring the kids and let’s have some fun!

 

We have had to increase prices on some of the items we sell.  We’re probably about 3 years behind to meet the states minimum wage of $8.00/hour.  The state considers us a large employer so next year we’ll be required to raise it to $9.00/hour.

 

For the next couple months there will be an emphasis put on recruiting for new Legion members.  If you know of several of your friends or relatives that could benefit from belonging to a time honored organization as this please let us know.   You will be hearing more of this over the next several months.

 

At this time I would like to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous Happy New Year.  Come on down to the Legion and let’s have some fun!

 

Semper Fi

John Severtson

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,


Our Auxiliary fundraiser breakfast is November 30, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Club.  Please support us as we have numerous Veteran, Youth and Community projects, plus scholarships!  Thank you!


Recommendations from the Board were approved as follows:  $100 - Veteran’s Hospital Auxiliary Fund; $100 - Community Hospice Tree; $100 - Presbyterian Food Shelf; $100 - Salvation Army Food Shelf; $75 - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon; $50 - Legion Auxiliary Emergency Fund; $100 - Albert Lea Firefighter’s Education Program and $100 - Department President’s Project.


December is Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation Month.  Continue bringing in those shampoos and soaps from hotels and you can also donate phone cards for Veterans to call home.  Also needed are 45”x 60” lab robes.  Thank you.


Please, if you haven’t already, send your 2015 Auxiliary dues of $24.00 to me at:  Bonnie Schneider, 17885 710th Avenue, Albert Lea, MN  56007.  Please help us to reach the goal of “432”.  Thanks!!


Our next meeting will be held on April 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  A memorial service will be held.


Please remember our Veterans each day!!


Merry Christmas and God Bless,

 

Bonnie Schneider

Auxiliary President

 

 

Club Notes

 

HELLO AGAIN

 

Here it is already DECEMBER.  Hope everybody had a great THANKSGIVING with your family and friends.

 

I Want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.  The Club will close early on CHRISTMAS EVE, lounge will be open from 1-6pm on CHRISTMAS EVE.  The Club will be closed on CHRISTMAS DAY.

 

We will have a special dinner menu on NEW YEARS EVE, serving your choice of STEAK, SHRIMP, or CHICKEN BREAST on rice.

 

On New Years day we will be open at 9am.  TOM & JERRY’S will be served from 9-11:30am.  At 12:00pm in the Event Center registration will start for the DOUBLES CORN HOLE ( BEAN BAG ) TOURNAMENT.  In the lounge Arlen & Butch will be playing your favorite tunes starting at 1pm.

 

Come to the Club and meet you friends and meet new ones.

 

Your  Club  Manager

 

Bob Mickelsen

 

UPComing Events

 

DEC. 4 - BEAN BAG LEAGUE

DEC. 7 - ARCHERY BREAKFAST

DEC. 8 - 4pm HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING

   7pm BOARD MEETING

   7pm V.F.W. MEETING

   7pm V.F.W. AUXILIARY MEETING

DEC. 13 - KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY

DEC. 14 - POST I.R.S. BREAKFAST

DEC. 15 - POST MEETING

DEC. 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE - LOUNGE OPEN FROM 1-6pm

DEC. 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY - LOUNGE CLOSED

DEC. 28 - POST BREAKFAST

DEC. 31 - NEW YEARS EVE

 

EVERY FRIDAY – 8:00 pm - CLOSE

KARAOKE WITH LAURIE


 

EVERY TUESDAY – 5:00 - 8:00 pm 

$6.00 BURGER & FRENCH FRY BASKETS

PLUS REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE


 

DEC. 3, 10, 17  – 6:00 pm 

 

BAR BINGO

 

Attention Legion Bowlers

 

Post 56 will be hosting the 1st District American Legion Bowling Tournament this winter.  The dates are February 21 & 22 and February 28 & March 1.  Entry forms are available at the Legion Club or from Gary Anderson.

 

The Minnesota State Bowling Tournament will be held at the Brunswick Zone X L, Brooklyn Park, MN.  Hosted by Osseo/Maple Grove American Legion Post 172 .

 

Both tournaments are open to Post, Auxiliary & S.A.L. members.

 

Hope to have a large number at both events.  Post 56 will be hosting the State Tournament again in 2016.

 

 

Taps

 

TILMER S HANSON

Died August 17, 2014. PUFL Member of Post 56 who lived in Medford, MN. Only information available.


WINSTON C HAMERSLY

90 - Served in the US Navy. Died October 17, 2014. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.


JEFFREY KAMP

53 - Served in the US Army. Died November 2, 2014. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.


EDWARD E STALOCH

98 - Served in the US Army. Died November 14, 2014. PUFL Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.


VERNON BAER

94 - Served in the US Army. Died November 15, 2014. PUFL Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Don/Elaine Ehrich

Donation

Dick Freese

Mem of Ray Yost

Les/Lois Anderson

Mem of Allen Myrom

Sue Michaelis

Mem of Emil Oberg

Mike/Nancy Hoder

Mem of Emil Olberg

Patricia Forman

Mem of Larry Miller

Brandy Christensen

Mem of Ethmer Wright

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Mem of Jane Hebert

Bryan/Mary Willmert

Mem of Vivian Sorenson

Gary/Sharon Anderson

Mem of Vivian Sorenson

Family & Friends

Mem of Donald Jacobson

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Dorothy Harty

Mem of Ethmer Wright

 

Thank you to everyone for the generous donations given this past year to the D.A.M. and Honor Guard funds.  May you all have a wonderful Holiday season.

 

Judi Olson

Post 56

 

 

Consider supporting Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 with a contribution to the Dollar-A-Month (D.A.M.) fund.  Whether it’s 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 Post’s 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

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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. 

 

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December 2014

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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

 

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Pearl Harbor Day

8 am -12:30 pm

 Archery Breakfast

Legion Board

Meeting 7 pm

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

Children's Christmas Party

11:30-1:30

 

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8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

 

Post Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Night

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Hanukkah Begins

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 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

12 pm Huckley Buck

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Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Night

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Christmas Eve

Lounge open 1-6

 

Merry Christmas

Club Closed

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

5 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

 

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 8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

 Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Night

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

 Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

New Years Eve

5-8:30 pm

Special Dinner Menu

Steak, Shrimp or Chicken Breast on rice

 Happy New Year

2015

Tom & Jerry's

9-11:30 am

Arlen & Butch performing starting at 1 pm

   

 

 

 

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