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Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

April 2015

 

Commander's Message

 

Legionnaires:

 

April is here and hopefully we will get some nice spring showers to freshen up the area. The Streetscape Assessment fundraiser seems to be doing quite well and will help us reduce our property tax payments. Also Larry Trampel and I have been talking with Security Bank about getting a loan to pay the IRS off and at the last Post meeting we were given the go ahead to get the loan. Hopefully in the next letter we will have some good news about the loan to give everyone.

 

The state health inspector inspected the Legion and wrote us up on several items. A lot of them were the same ones he’d written us up for in 2012 and 2013. Nobody must have wanted to fix these items.

 

Gary Anderson and I have been working on the simple ones. The larger ones are fixing the floor and putting a ceiling in the dry storage room in the basement and a couple other things so we will be looking for some help. If you’d like to know what we have left to do contact me.

 

We are going to try some new things for our Sunday breakfasts. Albert Allen and Ole Olson will be working on this and they will need some volunteers so if you are interested in helping on the 2nd or 4th Sunday of the month give one of them a call. And of course we always need volunteers to help Billy with BINGO on Wednesdays.

 

Jeff Elseth has given me a SAL American Legion Post 56 update on 2014 SAL donations. A big screen TV - $1857.47, cash donation to the general fund - $1000.00, Green Lea golf course prizes for the Legion golf tournament - $711.54, Hospice pool tournament - $100.00 and George Strait show - $100.00 for a total of $3,769.01. Jeff also said that the SAL officers have been in place for approximately 15 years and if you are interested in serving on the board please contact Jeff Elseth or Tom Baas. He also says that they have a great membership and look forward to having new members and participation.

 

I hope everyone has a great April

 

Semper Fi

John Severtson - Commander     

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,

 

April is Children and Youth Month. The Children and Youth Program emphasizes protecting, caring for and supporting children and youth, particularly those of Veterans and military families. We support this program by donating to Operation Military Kids, Forgotten Children’s Fund and Legionville School Safety Patrol Camp. We also collect Campbell soup labels, Education box tops, pop tabs and milk moolah which are given to local schools. Please continue to bring them in.

 

As a reminder from my last article, chairmen please get your information for annual reports ready. Thank you. A date will be set at our April 1st meeting to fill out these reports. We are also looking for anyone interested in becoming an officer. Please consider this.

 

Our next meeting will be June 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Recognition of continuous years members (25-65 years) will be held.

 

Good Friday is April 3rd, Easter Sunday is April 5th and National Volunteer Week is April 12th - 18th.

 

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

 

God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider

Auxiliary President

 

 

Club Notes

April is finally here.  Looking forward to spring in it fullest, getting rid of the Winter Blues and cabin fever.  

Don’t forget  GOOD FRIDAY and EASTER, hope you can be with family and friends.

Hopefully here at THE LEGION, we will be able to get our outside patio furniture up for your outside eating and enjoying your favorite beverage experience.  Remember N0 ALCHOLIC BEVERAGE OUTSIDE OF THE PATIO AREA.

It’s good to see new faces and the faces of people returning from there wintering elsewhere, welcome back.  We are trying some new things such as the  Family Spaghetti Night on the 2nd Thursday of the month, we are still doing the Fish Fry on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Remember this is YOUR POST and CLUB. Thank you to all the VETERANS who served  to make the UNITED STATES and our friends a better place to live in.  Long live our UNITED STATES and our FLAG.

YOUR CLUB MANAGER

Bob Mickelsen 

 

April 20 Post Meeting

At the April 20th Post Meeting we will be honoring the Legion 50, 60 and 70 year continuous membership members and our Legionnaire of the year.  Social will start at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6 pm and at 7 pm will be the program.  The post meeting will follow.

  

UPComing Events

 

Apr. 1 - 11:30 Women Vets Lunch & Meeting

Apr. 5 - Happy Easter

Apr. 9 - Family Spaghetti Night from 5-7:30 pm

Apr. 10 - Free Texas Hold-em Tournament

Apr. 12 - Post I.R.S. Breakfast

Apr. 13 - 4 pm House Committee Meeting

                6 pm Board Meeting

                7 pm V.F.W. Meeting

                7 pm V.F.W. Auxiliary Meeting

Apr. 16 - Fish Fry

Apr. 18 - Huckley Buck

Apr. 20 - Post Meeting

Apr. 26 - Post Breakfast

 

EVERY MONDAY

5-8pm TACO BAR

7pm FREE TEXAS HOLD-EM

 

EVERY TUESDAY 

5-8pm $6.00 BURGER & FRENCH FRY BASKETS PLUS REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE

 

EVERY WEDNESDAY  

BAR BINGO

 

EVERY FRIDAY

8:00 TILL CLOSING KARAOKE WITH LAURIE IN THE LOUNGE 

 

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 $8,016 from 60 donations, which amounts to 25% 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.

David R. Olson, Post 56 Chaplain

 

American Legion Post 56 Streetscape Assessment Reduction

 

Goal:  $32,000

Current Total:  $8,016

 

 

Taps

 

WILLIAM SHEA - 101

Served in the Army Air Corp in WWII flying 23 missions on B24’s in the South Pacific. 70 year member of Albert Lea Post 56.

 

VERNON L HAASE - 93

Served in the Army during WWII. 63 year member of Albert Lea Post 56.

 

RICHARD S DOWD - 85

Served in the Signal Corp during the Korean War. Member of Albert Lea Post 56.

 

LINUS DIRKES - 74

Served in the Army and was a member of Albert Lea Post 56

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

John/Mary Petersen

Mem of Al Tullberg

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Lysne

Donation

Bob/Shirley Indrelie

Mem of Merle Jordahl

Karin Mattson

Mem of Merle Jordahl

Jim/Linda Gries

Mem of Lin Dirkes

Odean/Geraldine Berg

Mem of Bill Shea

Odean/Geraldine Berg

Mem of Bill May

Duane/Eunice Hatleli

Mem of Wally Winegar

Duane/Eunice Hatleli

Mem of Pete Galkin

Duane/Eunice Hatleli

Mem of Russ Alderson

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Bob/Betty Guenther

Mem of Dwight Borland

Family of Warren Tuttle

Mem of Warren Tuttle

Robert “Cobb”/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Bill Shea

Roger Petersen

Mem of Merle Jordahl

William Petersen

Mem of Merle Jordahl

Glenn/LeAnn Juveland

Mem of Dennis Lee

Glenn/LeAnn Juveland

Mem of Ray Klingbeil

Albert/Sue Allen

Mem of Howard Sweet

Albert/Sue Allen

Mem of Ila Schmidt

Legion Assessment Reduction

  Arliss & Maxine Bachtle

Mem of Al W. Brooks

  Doris Callahan

Mem of Bill Shea
  Bill & Mary Lubke Mem of Merle Jordahl       

 

 

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

 

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
 

Bayview Freeborn Funeral

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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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Women Veterans

Meeting/Lunch

11:30 am

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

   Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

 

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 Easter Sunday

  Lounge Closed

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-7 pm Taco Bar

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Spaghetti Night

5-7:30 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

7 pm Free

Texas Hold-em Tourney

11 am Lounge Open

 

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8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

Lounge Closed

Legion Board

Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-7 pm Taco Bar

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Fish Fry 5-7:30 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

12:30 pm Huckley Buck

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Lounge Closed

Post Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-7 pm Taco Bar

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

 

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

 

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8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

Lounge Closed

 

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-7 pm Taco Bar

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

 Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 Evening Menu 5-8 pm

   

 

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