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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

December 2016

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Commander's Message

 

Happy holidays to everybody and best wishes in the new year!!!

 

Thanksgiving day we had our meal for veterans. Everything went well due to the huge outpouring of volunteers that helped. Thank-you

all and a special thank-you to Hy-Vee and Mrs Gerrys for all the donations.

 

On December 3RD we will be holding our annual Kids Christmas party from 11:30 to 1:30. There will be games and prizes and gifts for

the kids. Santa will be there at 12:30.

 

On December 9,10 and 11th, the Legion will be hosting the Hospice pool tourney. Come up and support your favorite players, we will

be having food and drink specials all weekend.

 

December 17th we will be delivering poinsettias, any body interested in helping deliver, there will be a sign-up sheet at the Legion.

 

We are having Trivia on Thursday nights, with Quiz master Taylor Stone as your host. We have $.50 wings ( minimum 6 wings) from 5:00

Ė 8:00. We have special drink pull-tabs($1.00 drinks, half price drinks and full price drinks) they will be available from 5:00 to the conclusion

of Trivia. Trivia starts at 7:00 . You can have a team of up to 6 players or you can play by yourself.

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard! I would like to hear Comments, Suggestions, Ideas or Opinions. I have put a white box with stars at the end of

the bar next to the D.A.M .box. (donation box) I have received many valuable comments. I am working at addressing and fixing problems.

Please keep the input coming, you can help us improve this club, so it is enjoyable for ALL to visit. THANK-YOU!!

 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Our Legion Post 56 is always in need of volunteers to help with various activities, including pancake breakfast,

Bingo and various events. Here are 4 reasons to volunteer:

 

You make a difference! You get a chance to give back! It brings people together! Itís good for you!

 

Who Am I? Last Months photo was of Vince Warner (American Legion Rider ) Taken during American Legion riders event in July.

Congratulations to Jenni Peterson, Ralph Wangen, Wes Halverson and Bruce Camerer for correctly guessing.

 

The five members of our American Legion Family (Legion, Aux, Legion Riders or SAL) who will receive a FREE breakfast during one of

our Sunday breakfasts are: LaVonne Christenson, Gerald O. Dunford, Duane Hateli, Blaine Maher And Robert K. Miller.. Each selected PAID

member will have two months to receive their FREE breakfast.

 

Whenever you have plenty of ammo, you never miss; whenever you are low on ammo, you canít hit the broad side of a barn.

A Murphyís Military Law

 

United we stand, divided we fall

Robert Friday

Commander

 

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,

 

Our fundraiser breakfast was held on October 30, 2016 from 8:00 - 12:30. It was a huge success - thanks to all of the volunteers, the guys

in the kitchen and to the people that came. The proceeds are used for our Veteran, Youth and Community programs.

 

A snack box will be at the club for people to place their healthy snacks for children in our school system. We sent fruit to all of our area

teachers and bus drivers in our education system for Education Week November 14th - 18th.

 

If you have not renewed your membership for 2017, please send as soon as possible. Thanks!

 

Recommendations at our last meeting on November 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. were: $100 - Veterans Hospital Auxiliary Fund;

$50 - Hospice Tree; $75 - Presbyterian Food Shelf; $75 - Salvation Army Food Shelf; $50 - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon;

$50 - Legion Kidís Christmas Party (December 3rd from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

 

December is Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation Month. Pearl Harbor Day is December 7th and

Christmas Day is Sunday, December 25th.

 

Our next meeting will be April 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held.

 

December Trivia: December 5th - Somalia Campaign began (1992); 7th - National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day;

8th - War declared on Japan (1941); 10th - Human Rights Day; 11th - Germany and Italy declared war on U.S. (1941);1

5th - Iraq War ended (2011), Bill of Rights Day; 20th - Panama Campaign began (1989); 21st - Winter begins;

24th - Hanukkah begins; 25th - Christmas Day; 26th - Kwanzaa; 31st - Official end of WW II (1946), Kosovo Campaign ended (2013).

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!

God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider - Auxiliary President

 

 

UPComing Events

FRIDAY DEC 2ND - HOLIDAY PARTY EVENT CENTER

SAT DEC 3RD - CHILDRENíS CHRISTMAS PARTY

WED DEC 7TH - OLD CAR COMPANY MEETING IN EVENT CENTER

THURSDAY DEC 8TH - HOLIDAY PARTY IN EVENT CENTER

FRIDAY DEC 9TH - HOSPICE POOL TOURNAMENT IN EVENT CENTER

SAT DEC 10TH - HOSPICE POOL TOURNAMENT IN EVENT CENTER

SUN DEC 11TH - HOSPICE POOL TOURNAMENT IN EVENT CENTER

NO BREAKFAST

THURS DEC 15 - FISH FRY

SAT DEC 17TH - PASTA NIGHT

HOLIDAY PARTY IN EVENT CENTER

FRI DEC 23RD - UGLY SWEATER CONTEST 10:30PM

SUB DEC 25 - NO BREAKFAST

MERRY CHRISTMAS

SAT DEC. 31 - NEW YEARS EVE DINNER SPECIALS

PLEASE NOTICE THAT WE ARE ONLY HAVING ONE BREAKFAST THIS MONTH AND IT IS ON DEC. 18.

 

EVERY MONDAY

5 - 8PM FIESTA NIGHT

7PM FREE TEXAS HOLDEM

EVERY TUESDAY

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

ALSO REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE

EVERY WEDNESDAY

BAR BINGO @ 6PM

5 - 8PM REGULAR MENU

EVERY THURSDAY

KITCHEN CLOSED

3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH - FISH FRY

EVERY FRIDAY

5 - 9PM REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE PLUS NIGHTLY SPECIALS

8PM 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 $25,740 from 292 donations,

which amounts to 80% 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 ďLegion AssessmentĒ and mail to

1725 W Main St., Albert Lea, MN 56007.

 

 David R. Olson, Post 56 Chaplain

 

 

Taps

 

FRANCIS L LAIR - 97

Died October 23, 2016. Served during WWII as an Army Cryptographer in the Aleutian Islands. A 73 member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.

 

RICHARD BOLINGER - 68

Died November 4, 2016. Served in the US Army. Member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.

 

RUDOLPH PHILLIPS - 95

Died November 13, 2016. Enlisted in the US Marine Corps serving the South Pacific during WWII. 73 year member of Post 56 in Albert Lea

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Carol Ann Smith

Mem of Martin Mulso

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Mem of Dolly Levisen

Odean/Gerri Berg

Mem of Steven Adams

Odean/Gerri Berg

Mem of Pete Johnson

Andy Dyrdal

Mem of Kenny and Shirley Phinney

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Herb/Caroline Sorenson

Mem of Junior Dorman

Rebecca Bluhm

Mem of husband Larry Bluhm

Gary/Sharon Anderson

Mem of Larry Bluhm

Bob/Betty Guenther

Mem of Don Metcalfe

Bob/Betty Guenther

Mem of George Jacobs

Bob/Betty Guenther

Mem of Gary Clancy

Family of Dale Murphy

Mem of Dale Murphy

Corley/Anita Hendrickson

Mem of Dale Johnson

Corley/Anita Hendrickson

Mem of Rudolph Phillips

Family of Kenneth Phinney

Mem of Kenneth Phinney

Orlo/Jean Willmert

Mem of Harold Slocum

First Lutheran Church Women

Donation

 

 

 

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
Brooks Safety Equipment

Bayview Freeborn Funeral

Home

American Legion Post 56 Auxiliary Nick's Inc.- Todd & Cheryl Enderson

KATE 1450 Radio

94.9 The Breeze

 

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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Bar Trivia 7 pm with 50 cent wings & drink specials

 

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Children's Christmas Party 11am-2pm

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

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Club Closed

 

 

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Bar Trivia 7 pm with 50 cent wings & drink specials

 

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Legion out door Steak Fry 5-8 pm

 

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Hospice Pool Tournament

Vikings Football noon

 

Legion Board

Meeting 6 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Bar Trivia 7 pm with 50 cent wings & drink specials

Fish Fry 5-8 pm

 

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Huckley Buck sign up 11am

Pasta Night

 

 

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Post Breakfast

8-12:30

Vikings Football noon

 

Post Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Bar Trivia 7 pm with 50 cent wings & drink specials

 

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Christmas Eve

Club Closed

 

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Merry Christmas

Club Closed

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Bar Trivia 7 pm with 50 cent wings & drink specials

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

New Years Eve Dinner Specials

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