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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

September 2014


Commander's Message



The month of August was a busy month.  The food stand at the fair did well thanks to Wes Halvorson and his group of volunteers.  Also the golf event went well. 

Barry Coughlin did a great job of getting over 30 hole sponsors and Dave Olson made some good looking signs for the holes. We also had a good month for our event center and club.

We don't have anything lined up for September 11 but I hope you can take a moment to remember those lost that day and those that have scarified their life since then.

When I decided to be commander, I had to think about this decision a for quite a long time. There were changes that needed to be made for this club to not only maintain, but to grow. These changes would take commitment and dedication, I asked some members to take on being an officer or trustee so that we could bring in new ideas and have a full slate of leaders for the club. I am excited to be able to see this new growth for club.  Hopefully everyone will continue to volunteer to help with our breakfast, Bingo, Honor Guard and the new things we may be trying to start. If nothing else come and enjoy the things we have going now.

I hope  you all know that you can share your comments about the club with me. especially when they're positive.  If they are not, then when you bring them up, please give me your idea on what to do to correct them.  I believe this club cannot be self-serving for any one person(s) it has to be for the benefit of the club.   

The 13th of September there will be a Color Dash out front 8 am to 10 am.  The cause is for the ALHS strength training and conditioning program.

Starting September 7th the lounge will be open Sundays at 11:30 for football.  

Hope everyone has a safe Labor Day weekend.  

Semper Fi,
John Severtson

American Legion 2014 Golfing Event Results

A total of 36 golfers (9 teams) teed it up in the 1st annual American Legion Post 56 golf event on Sunday, August 17 at Green Lea Golf Course. The event consisted of 18 holes best shot followed up with dinner and prizes. The SAL and Post both contributed prizes for the event along with donations from area businesses. We thank everyone for their help along with the 35 hole sponsors and look forward to next years event which will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2015. Mark your calendar!

See you at the club -

Jeff Elseth SAL commander
Tom Baas Vice commander

Auxiliary News


Greetings from the Auxiliary!

Hope you all have had a great summer.  Another busy season is about to begin.

Our meeting will be on September 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  The board will meet at 6:00 p.m.  The installation of 2014-15 officers will be done by Joyce Olson.  They are:  President - Bonnie Schneider, 1st Vice - Maureen Stiehl, 2nd Vice - Pat Haugh, Secretary - Ange Larson, Treasurer - Deanne Adams, Chaplain - Jenny Torgerson, Sgt-at-Arms - Janet Scherb, Historian - Carol Olson, Executive Board - Carol Smith and Karen Cibert.  Please attend!

Im still in need of a Community Service & Legislation Chairman - please consider!

September dates for activities of the American Legion Auxiliary nationwide are:  Labor Day on the 1st, Patriot Day on the 11th, Constitution Day on the 17th, Air Force Birthday on the 18th, National POW/MIA Day on the 20th and Gold Star Mothers Day on the 29th.

2015 dues of $24.00 can be sent to:  Bonnie Schneider, 17885 710th Avenue, Albert Lea MN  56007.  They can be sent anytime.  National notices will not be sent until September 15th.  Make checks payable to: American Legion Auxiliary.  Thank you.

Fly your Flag!!

Bonnie Schneider
Auxiliary President



UPComing Events

Sept. 3 - Women Vets meeting 11:30 am     
Sept. 8 - 4pm House committee meeting
    7pm - Board meeting
    7pm - V.F.W. meeting
    7pm - V.F.W. AUX. Meeting
Sept. 14 - I.R.S Breakfast
Sept. 15 - Post meeting
Sept. 18 - Fish Fry  5pm to 8 pm
Sept. 24 - Post Breakfast

Sundays the lounge will open at 11am for football

EVERY TUESDAY 5:00 - 8:00 pm





88 - Served as a B-29 Flight Engineer during WWII.  Died July 20, 2014.  Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

86 - Served in the US Army in the Philippines and the Palawan Islands.  Died August 9, 2014.  Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.


The Legion Post 56 will always except and appreciate any donation someone would like to give to the D.A.M account, Honor Guard, or something else you'd also like to see done.


Post 56 Monthly Donations


D.A.M. Donations


Don/Elaine Ehrich

Mem of Ed Brandt

Don/Elaine Ehrich


Mary Gilbertson

Mem of Allen Myrum

Paul Gilpin

Mem of Bruce Emerson

Bradley Koch

Mem of Donald Koch

Charles/Beatrice Lee


Chris Borland

Mem of Richard & Anita Borland

Steve Stadheim


Adeline Biedermann



Honor Guard Donations


Bob Pleiss

Mem of Allen Myrum

Dean/Gloria Peterson


Keiko Smith

Mem of Joseph Jensen

Family of Clayton Knudson

Mem of Clayton Knudson

Bayview Funeral Home


Judy Jaquette

Mem of husband Mick Jaquette

Ken/Della Leland

Mem of Wally Leland

Chuck Vollum

Mem of Jim Nelson K.I.A. RVN Class of 1967



Consider supporting Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 with a contribution to the Dollar-A-Month (D.A.M.) fund.  Whether its 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 Posts 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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September 2014

Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Labor Day

Club Closed

 Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm


 Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Women Veterans

Meeting 11:30 am

Auxiliary Meeting

& Installation of Officers 7 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


7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Lounge Open

11:30 am


Legion Board

Meeting 6 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

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8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

Lounge Open

11:30 am



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

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

21  22 23 24 25 26 27

Lounge Open

11:30 am



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



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 8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

Lounge Open

11:30 am


 Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Night

Evening Menu 5-8 pm


 Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm









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