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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

P.O. Box 1056

142 N. Broadway

Albert Lea, MN 56007

 

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

February 2016

 

 

Commander's Message

 

I hope everyone had a great start to the New Year.  We had an outstanding day at the club on New Year’s Day. Thanks go out to not only those who came up and enjoyed themselves, but to all of those volunteers that helped make the Tom and Jerry’s, sell meat packs, haul supplies and clean tables making it a successful day. 


CLEAN-CLEAN-CLEAN!!!  That’s right we need to clean the kitchen and we need your help.  On Saturday February 6th at 8:00 AM we are going to clean the kitchen at the club top to bottom.  The more volunteers we have to help the faster we will get it done.  Hope to see you there.


The American Legion Riders Chapter will meet at the Legion on Saturday February 20th at 10:00 AM. Anyone interested in riding with the chapter or would like to be part of the chapter please feel free to attend. If you know of anyone who might be interested let them know.  This is open to all active members of The American Legion, The Legion Auxiliary and the SAL, of any Post. I hope to see you there.


The Minnesota State Bowling Tournament is coming fast. The first weekend will be February 20th, and as in the past when we hosted this event we are going to need a lot of help to make this a great success. So please step up and HELP Gary Anderson, our chairman, of this event.  We will be needing a number of volunteers as drivers every Saturday night during the eight weekend event to help shuttle the bowlers to and from the club for dinner and entertainment. This event can help us financially but we all need to help support it.


I know that this is a request is coming early however, we need someone to step up and volunteer to be in charge of running our stand/booth this summer at the Freeborn County Fair. We not only made money but the Public Relations are outstanding.  


This month’s five members of the American Legion Family (Legion, Aux or SAL) who will receive a FREE Breakfast during one of our Sunday Breakfasts are: Donald Bengry, Jan Briggs, Lee Jacobson, Kenneth Schroeder and Lee Yost. Each selected PAID member will have two months to receive their FREE Breakfast.


For God and Country

 

Wes Halverson

Commander

 

Tabby's Talk

 

Tabby’s Talk:  Love is in the Air!!  Or maybe its Spring Fever?  Either way the American Legion is always hot.  Our 1st Pasta Night is quickly approaching on Saturday, February 6th.  All you can eat from 5 till gone in the Lounge.

  

Superbowl Sunday the lounge opens at 4:30.  Prizes will be given away every quarter, must be present to win.  So if your name is in the big jar you better stop in.  

We are also incorporating a DJ on the first Saturday of the month.  So put on your dancing shoes and come up. 

 

Tabby Kuiper - Club Manager

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,


February is Americanism Month. Americanism is to promote patriotism and responsible citizenship. You are encouraged to fly the flag proudly. February 14th is Valentine’s Day and President’s Day is February 18th.


The second notice from Nationals has been sent. If you have not sent your 2016 dues, please do so as soon as you can. Thank you!!


A big thank you to those who continue to bring in healthy snacks for after school snacks.


Our next meeting will be held on April 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held. I sound like a broken record but this is your Club and Auxiliary - please join us.


Please support the Club - participate in their activities and come in to dine. The kitchen is open 6 nights a week.

God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider

Auxiliary President

 

Military Veteran Photo Recognition

 

Military veteran photo recognition displays are being planned again for the months of March and July, 2016.  Over the past 7 years, many veterans have come forward to share their photos and military experiences with our community.  Post 56 is now looking for suggestions for future veteran photo recognitions that might include military service in areas such as Southwest Asia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo, Panama, Lebanon/Grenada and the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters of WWII, to list a few.  Along with these photo displays, Post 56 is gathering wall maps for display in the Legion Club rooms that will show areas of military operation throughout the world.  If you are interested in sharing your military service experiences, please contact our coordinator David Olson at 507-373-0791 or leave a name and phone number at the Leo Carey American Legion Post 56, 142 North Broadway, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007.

 

David R. Olson, Post 56 Chaplain

 

 

UPComing Events

 

Feb 5 Township Fire Dept Basket Night 

Feb 6 Pasta Night and DJ in the Event Center

Feb 7 Super Bowl Party

Feb 11 Historical Society Fundraiser

Feb 13 DayBreaker Kiwanis Fish Fry

Feb 14 IRS Breakfast

Feb 18 Fish Fry

Feb 20 Legion Riders Meeting, Huckley Buck Tournament,

State Bowling Tournaments Start, DJ in the Lounge

Feb 28 Post Breakfast

  

- NOTE NEW KITCHEN HOURS AND MENU -

EVERY MONDAY

5 - 8 pm FIESTA NIGHT WITH REGULAR MENU

7 pm FREE TEXAS HOLDEM


EVERY TUESDAY 

5 - 8 pm $6.00 BURGER NIGHT, PLUS OTHER SPECIALS

ALSO REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE


EVERY WEDNESDAY  

BAR BINGO @ 6 pm

5 - 8 pm REGULAR MENU


EVERY THURSDAY  

5 - 9 pm REGULAR MENU

6:30 pm BEAN BAG LEAGUE (check calendar)

3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH - FISH FRY 


EVERY FRIDAY 

5 - 9 pm REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE PLUS NIGHTLY SPECIALS

8 pm Till Closing KARAOKE WITH LAURIE

 

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 $18,047 from 186 donations, which amounts to 56% 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 “Legion Assessment” and mail to 1725 W Main St., Albert Lea, MN 56007.

 

 David R. Olson, Post 56 Chaplain

 

 

Taps

 

RICHARD BJELLAND - 86

Died Jan 3, 2016. Served in the US Army during the Korean War. Member of Albert Lea Post 56.


HAROLD D REED - 77

Died Jan 8, 2016. Served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. Member of Albert Lea Post 56.


FREEMAN ROGNESS - 90

Died Jan 9, 2016. Served in the US Army during WWII. Member of Albert Lea Post 56.


PHILIP J CALLAHAN -91

Died Jan 15, 2016. Served in the US Army during WWII. Member of Albert Lea Post 56.


RAYMOND OTTERSON - 86

Died Jan 14, 2016. Served 21 years in the US Army as a Administrative Non-commissioned officer in various locations. Served in Vietnam. Member of Albert Lea Post 56.


RONALD HALLUM - 61

Died Jan 11, 2016. Served in the US Army in Korea. Member of Albert Lea Post 56.

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Donald O. Johnson

Donation

Roger/Linda Eckart

Mem of George Eckart

Thomas/Sina Koch

Mem of George Eckart

Shalmerdine Knuths

Mem of George Eckart

Bill/Judi Miller

Mem of George Eckart

David/Carol Larson

Mem of George Eckart

Kenn/Gerri Breamer

Mem of George Eckart

Bill/Marilyn Danielsen

Mem of Lolly Nelson

Barry Coughlin

Donation

Ron Mathews

Donation

John Nielsen

Donation

Reid/Sherry Ulve

Mem of Bill Schaffer

Dave/Sandra Mullenbach

Mem of Phil Callahan

Tom/Sherri Andersen

Mem of Lolly Nelson

Glen/LeAnn Juveland

Mem of Dick Bjelland

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Al/Sue Allen

Mem of Jerry Allen

Al/Sue Allen

Mem of Roger Schultz

Al/Sue Allen

Mem of Steve Stoneback

Al/Sue Allen

Mem of Richard Bjelland

Alan/Elise Walker

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Edna Christian

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Martin/Beth Heimer

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Herb/Caroline Sorenson

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Dorothy Trombley

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Edward/Kerry Froehlich

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Linda Tovar

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Robert/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Alan/Genevieve Walker

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Nancy Kohls

Mem of Lorraine Provo

Tom/Sandy Norby

Mem of James Karl

Tom/Sandy Norby

Mem of George Eckart

 

Legion Assessment Reduction

 

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Lemour Ferley

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Harry Held

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Ray Klingbeil

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Mel Mathis

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Stuary Olson

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Mike Sichko

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Charles Smith

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Orville Petersen

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Wally Winegar

 Kenneth Nelson

 Mem of Claire Vermedahl

 Thomas/Sherri Andersen

 Mem of Lolly Nelson

 

 

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
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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February 2016

Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Fiesta Night

with regular menu

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Women Vets Meeting/Lunch 11:30 am

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Evening Menu 5-9 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

6:30 pm Bean Bag League

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

7 pm Texas Hold-em Tourney

5-8 pm Township Fire Dept. Basket Night

11 am Lounge Open

5 pm Build Your Own Pasta

 

DJ in Event Center

 8 pm-Close

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Lounge Open 4:30 pm

Super Bowl Party

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Fiesta Night

with regular menu

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Evening Menu 5-9 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

4:30-7 pm Historical Society Dinner Fundraiser

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

7 pm Texas Hold-em Tourney

11 am Lounge Open

4:30-7 pm Day Breaker Kiwanis Fish Fry

 

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8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

President's Day

Legion Board

Meeting 6 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Fiesta Night

with regular menu

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Evening Menu 5-9 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

Fish Fry 5-7 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

7 pm Texas Hold-em Tourney

10 am Lounge Open

Huckley Buck Tourney 10:30 am

5-9 pm Dinner Specials

8 pm Karaoke with Paul

Welcome State Bowlers

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Lounge Closed

Post Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Fiesta Night

with regular menu

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Evening Menu 5-9 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

6:30 pm Bean Bag League

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

7 pm Texas Hold-em Tourney

11 am Lounge Open

5-9 pm Dinner Specials

8 pm Karaoke with Paul

Welcome State Bowlers

 

28 29          

8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

Lounge Open 11 am

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Fiesta Night

with regular menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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