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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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P.O. Box 1056

142 N. Broadway

Albert Lea, MN 67007

 

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

March 2015

 

Commander's Message

Legionnaires

Post Everlasting will be held on Monday, March 16th. This ceremony will recognize the 37 members of our Post who have passed away in the last year.  At 6 p.m. we will start out with a light meal and at 7 p.m. the Post Everlasting ceremony will begin.  The regular Post meeting will continue after the conclusion of the ceremony.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend the meal.

Even though there are a lot of things to do for my Commanderís Project my primary one will  be working to raise funds to pay off the street assessment.

Dave Olson will be updating the Legion Assessment donation display that now hangs in the hallway of the Legion Club.  Dave receives regular updates from the Chamber Foundation office and would appreciate any donation that you might be able to give towards reduction of the assessment. Donations are tax deductible and should be made out to the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber Foundation and annotate it ďLegion Assessment.Ē You can either mail the donation to the Chamber Office at 2580 Bridge Avenue or drop the donation off at the Legion and Dave will deliver the donation to the Chamber Office.

Harley Fredrick has resigned as a trustee and Robert Friday will take his place. Jenny Torgerson is taking a break from being the Events Coordinator so Bob Mickelsen will take her place.

We are always in need of volunteers to help out with the Posts breakfastís, fish fryís, bingo or any other event going on at the Legion so if you would like to help just let one of the Post officers or trustees know. It will be greatly appreciated.

Also remember that daylight savings time starts on March 8th.

Semper Fi

John Severtson Ė Commander

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,

 

March is Community Service Month. If you as an Auxiliary member do any service for Veterans, active duty service members and their families, such as working with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program, helping Veterans with painting or yard work, babysitting for a deployed soldierís family, etc., please report your hours to me for our annual reports in April. Thank you.

 

March 15, 2015 is American Legion Post 56ís 96th Birthday. We as a unit give the post a check for $96.00 and serve cake at the Post Everlasting supper. Happy Birthday!!

 

Thank you for the coupons youíve been bringing in. Betty has been able to send several boxes to our troops abroad. Please continue bringing them in.

 

Our next meeting is April 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Board meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held. Also, chairman annual reports will be due April 15th so start collecting information to fill these out.

 

It is also time for the election of new officers: President, 1st Vice, 2nd Vice, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Sgt-at-Arms, Chaplain and Executive Board. If anyone would be interested please contact me at 373-3767.

 

Please send in your 2015 dues if you havenít already done so.

 

Happy St. Patrickís Day!!

 

God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider

Auxiliary President

 

 

Club Notes

 

Welcome to March, the 3rd month of the year.  Remember Spring is getting closer.  Warmer days, green grass, flowers in bloom, birds singing, and being outside enjoying the fresh air.

 

This month we are going to try something new, have a SPAGHETTI NIGHT.  It will be on Thursday March 12th.  Serving from 5:00 to 7:30 pm in the event center.  Cost of the dinner will be $8.00 for adults,  $5.00 for children 6-10 years old, children 5years old and under free.  Bring the family for a night out.

 

Our Event Center is available for Weddings, Receptions, Dances, Class Reunions, Family Reunions, Business Meetings, or Social Events.  The Events Center can seat up to approx. 225 seated at tables. We do a lot of Basket Nights for local school groups and other non-profit organizations.

 

Remember this is your Post and Club to use and enjoy.  

 

May the AMERICAN LEGION POST #56 live on to HONOR OUR VETERANS and FLAG.

 

Your Club Manager

Bob Mickelsen

 

Traveling Painting Party

Saturday March 14

The Legion will be hosting a Traveling Painting Party from 2pm to 5pm in the Event Center. 

Price is $40 per painter to be collected at the beginning of the class and you can sign up at theurbaneasel.com then click on the class calendar.

 

UPComing Events

 

MAR. 1 - DISTRICT BOWLING TOURNAMENT

MAR. 4 - 11:30 WOMEN VETS MEETING & LUNCH

MAR. 8 - POST I.R.S. BREAKFAST

MAR. 9 - 4pm HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING

7pm BOARD MEETING

7pm V.F.W. MEETING

7pm V.F.W. AUXILIARY MEETING

MAR. 12 - SPAGHETTI NIGHT

MAR. 13 - TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT

MAR. 16 - 6 pm POST EVERLASTING

MAR. 19 - FISH FRY

MAR. 21 - HUCKLY BUCK

MAR. 22 - POST BREAKFAST

MAR. 29 - V.F.W. BREAKFAST

 

EVERY FRIDAY 

8:00 TILL CLOSING KARAOKE WITH LAURIE

 

EVERY TUESDAY 

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

 

EVERY WEDNESDAY  

BAR BINGO 

 

Vietnam Era Veterans Recognition and Photo Exhibit

The State of Minnesota has established March 29 of each year as a special day to honor Vietnam veterans.  Everyone is invited to the American Legion Post 56 Event Center for a photo display to be hosted by American Legion Post 56 at a breakfast Sunday, March 22nd and by the Freeborn County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 447 at a breakfast Sunday, March 29th, also in the post 56 Event Center.  The display will recognize and include photos of Vietnam era veterans who were assigned to military units throughout the world in any branch of service in support of military operations between 1960 and 1975.  This will be an excellent time to share military service experiences.  If you do not already have your photos displayed, or know of a relative or friend who might be interested in sharing a photo or experience, please mention it to one of the breakfast volunteers and someone will contact you.

 

 

Taps

HOLGER KNUDSEN - 87

Died Jan. 24, 2015. Served in the US Navy. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

MYRLAND JORDAHL - 93

Died Jan. 30, 2015. Served in the US Army during WWII. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

DR WALLACE WINEGAR - 96

Died Feb. 24, 2015. Served in the US Army Air Corp. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

DWIGHT D BORLAND - 62

Died Jan. 29, 2015. Served in the US Army during Vietnam Era. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

PETER GALKIN - 94

Died Feb. 13, 2015. Served in the US Air Force in the Pacific Theater. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

LEROY MORGAN

A 25 year member of Post 56. No other information available

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Warren A. Lenz

Mem of Roy Cooper

Warren A. Lenz

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Mem of Ron Okland

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Tom/Sandy Norby

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Bob/Shirley Indrelie

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Terry/Peggy Vandersnick

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Kenn/Gerri Breamer

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Don/Elaine Ehrich

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Don/Elaine Ehrich

Mem of Merle Jordahl

Glen/Leann Juveland

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Jim/Judi Olson

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Jessica Waters

Mem of Dagnie Weum

Odean/Gerri Berg

Mem of Merle Jordahl

Odean/Gerri Berg

Mem of Andy Sanders

Lisa Venne

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Bill/Marilyn Danielsen

Mem of Buzz Knudsen

Duane/Eunice Hatleli

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Duane/Eunice Hatleli

Mem of Wally Winegar

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Larry Bluhm

Donation

Bill/Lavonne Christenson

Mem of Merle Jordahl

Herb/Karen Brand

Mem of Bob Christianson

Herb/Karen Brand

Mem of Wally Winegar

Herb/Karen Brand

Mem of Andy Sanders

Robert/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Allen Tullberg

Joan Beseman

Mem of William Beseman

Dave Lundak

Mem of Jan T. Reed

Darlene Reed

Mem of Jan T. Reed

Legion Assessment Reduction

Ron/Shirley Woitas   Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Duane/Sonja Troe Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Barbara Tullberg Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Myron/Patricia Levisen Mem of Allen Tullberg 
C. Thayne Nordland Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Roger/Mary Jemming Mem of Allen Tullberg 
David/Jane Anderson Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Gary/Sharon Anderson Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Lowell/Barbara Peterson Mem of Allen Tullberg 
James/Judy Munyer Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Gordon/Loujean Nelson Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Roger/Donna Cornick Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Orlo/Jean Willmert Mem of Allen Tullberg 
George/Deloris Goskeson Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Vern/Kay Rasmussen Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Berry/Theresa Coughlin Mem of Allen Tullberg 
William/Marilyn Danielsen Mem of Allen Tullberg 
David/Susan Olson Mem of Allen Tullberg 
Allan/Deb Brown Mem of Allen Tullberg 

 

 

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
 

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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March 2015

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     District Bowling Tournament at Holiday Lanes

Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Bar

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Women Veterans

Meeting/Lunch

11:30 am

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

Legion Board

Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

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

 

5 pm Pizza & Beer Special $15

Spaghetti Night

5-7:30 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

Traveling Painting Party 2-5 pm

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Post Everlasting 6 pm

Post Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Bar

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

St. Patrick's Day

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 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

1 pm Huckley Buck

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8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

Free Texas Hold-em

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

 

 

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

VFW Breakfast

 

 

Free Texas Hold-em

5-7 pm Taco Bar

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

       

 

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