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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

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Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

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142 N. Broadway

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

July 2016

 

 

Commander's Message

 

Hi, my name is Robert Friday. I had the honor to have served in the US Navy, submarine force, from February 1984 to March of 1994. I went to boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois. Then transferred to Groton, Connecticut for submarine training and fire control technician school. I was there for almost 2 years. My first submarine was the USS LaJolla which was stationed in San Diego,California.  My only shore duty was at Submarine Training Facility in San Diego. After shore duty. I was stationed on the USS Topeka also in San Diego. I am married to Ginger, whom I met in California. We have been married for 26 years and have two sons, Derreck and Trevor.

 

At the June 20th Post meeting we had the installation of the 2016 – 2017 officers, All four members of the Leo Carey American Legion post 56 Family (Legion members, American Legion Auxiliary, SAL and the American Legion Riders) were represented. Thank-You to the Installing Officers: Arnie Troe (Freeborn County Commander) Roland Hanson (District One Commander) and Roger German (District One Vice Commander).

 

I would like to thank past commander Halverson for all the hard work that went into getting the Legion Riders up and going. The ALR have been a huge asset to the club. I am looking forward to working with them in the up coming year.

 

Thank-you’s also go out to Jenny Torgerson and Crystal Modderman, for planning and organizing the bus trip to the Twins game.  A good time was had by all.

 

This past month we performed the flag burning ceremony, out at the airport, for the Lions Cub fly-in breakfast. If you missed it this year you will have to join us next

year.  It is quite an informative ritual on how we retire old and battered flags.

 

One of the up coming events we have planned, is having a float in the third of July parade representing the Legion and VFW baseball teams. We’ll have various activities at the club for both the 3rd and 4th of July. August 13th bring the family up to the Legion Post 56 in Albert Lea for a brat and sweet corn feed. This event helps promote and support our hometown Legion baseball players.

 

MARK THIS DATE! Come and have a good old baseball time at Hayek Field on July 14th watching the U.S. Military vs. the A.L. Lakers. It will be entertaining, patriotic, and of course baseball. We would like to recognize the WWII veterans from the area that night with a free ticket to the game and if a ride is needed you can sign up at the American Legion club room or at one of the breakfasts before July 14th. We would like you to sign up and your spouse so we know how many seats to reserve. Check the newspaper radio, and Legion club for updates. You can visit the website usmilitaryallstars.com.

 

We are looking for volunteers. We could use some for our Wednesday night bingo. We are looking for some people to help out, by selling meat packs on some of our busier days and nights. I am looking for people to be available on the 3rd and 4th of July to help out the staff . I will have a sign up sheet posted, up at the club.

 

Effective July 1st, 2016 our membership dues went up to $45.00 a member. This is due to National Headquarters dues being raised by $5.00, Minnesota Department is going up by $3.00 and 1st District will be increasing another $1.00 to $1.50.

 

The five members of our American Legion Family (Legion, Aux or SAL) who will receive a FREE breakfast during one of our Sunday breakfasts are: Kevin Goskeson,

Don Eckart, Bradley Hammer, Betty Sabinash and Julie Tlamka. Each selected PAID member will have two months to receive their FREE breakfast.

 

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. Franklin P. Jones.

 

United we stand, Divided we fall

Robert Friday

Commander

 

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,

 

Happy Fourth of July!!

 

July is Department Convention Month. It will be held on July 21 - 23 in Rochester, Minnesota. The 2016-17 officers will assume their duties.

 

Recommendations approved at our June meeting were: Ronald McDonald House - $50;

Youth for Christ - $50; React - $25; Commanders Gift - $75; Exchange Club for flags for

July 3rd parade - $25; ALA Family/Hospital Association - $50.

 

At District Convention we were awarded a plaque for Children & Youth and Membership.

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our quilt raffle. The winner was Billie Christianson.

 

We will again be collecting back-to-school supplies. A box will be in the club room from July 15th - August 15th. They will then be delivered to Brookside to be distributed. There is usually a list at stores as to what is needed. Supplies should be going on sale soon.

 

Our next meeting will be September 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. There will be installation of officers: President - Bonnie Schneider, 1st Vice - open, 2nd Vice - open, Secretary - Ange Larson, Treasurer - Deanne Adams, Chaplain - Kim Thomas, Historian - Carol Olson, Sgt-at-Arms - Carol Smith, and Executive Board - Carol Smith and Karen Cibert. Please consider being 1st or 2nd Vice. Thank you!! We are also in need of a Legislation Chairman.

 

Congratulations to all of the incoming officers for Post 56. Good luck in the year 2017.

 

Upcoming Events: July 3rd - Parade; July 4th - Car Show; July 13th-14th - All Star Baseball

Game; August 14th - 3rd Annual Post 56 Golf Tournament.

 

July Trivia: 2nd - U.S. Army Air Corps established in 1926; 4th - Independence Day; 27th- Korean War ended in 1953; 28th - World War 1 began in 1914.

Remember to fly your flag!!

 

Support our club: Post 56, SAL, Auxiliary and Legion Riders. Together we can do many things.

 

God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider - Auxiliary President

 

 

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 $22,543 from 249 donations, which amounts to 70% 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

 

RAY F PORTER - 93

Died May 30, 2016. Served in the US Air Force during WWII. Member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.

 

LEO MEYERS - 92

Died May 31, 2016. Served in the US Army during WWII. Member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.

 

KENNETH C JONES - 92

 Died June 12, 2016. Served in the US Army during WWII. Member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.

 

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Robert Pleiss

Mem of Howard Flugum

Robert Pleiss

Mem of Carl Branstad

Petersen Family

Mem of Orv Petersen

Loren/Elaine Porter

Mem of Ray Porter Jr.

Allan/Deb Brown

Mem of Roger Dahl

Gary/Sharon Anderson

Mem of Roger Dahl

Paul Gilpin

Mem of Carl Branstad

Robert/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Lavern Martin

Jim Hanson A.L. Airport

Donation

Janet Drews

Mem of Carl Branstad

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Family of Ray Porter Jr.

Mem of Ray Porter Jr.

Rex/Lois Stotts

Mem of Ray Porter Jr.

Dr. & Dipika Karan

Mem of Carl Branstad

Robert/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Lloyd VanGuilder

Richard/Kathleen Paul

Donations

 

Legion Assessment Reductions

 

 Bryan/Mary Willmert Mem of Roger Dahl
 William King Mem of Beverly &  Rosemary King
 Cynthia Petersen Mem of Orv Petersen

 

 

 

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

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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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July 2016

Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1 pm Lounge Open

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

11 am Lounge Open

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

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No Breakfast

Food being served throughout day

 

Independence Day

11 am Lounge Open

Food Served all day

1 pm Lounge Open

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Kitchen Closed

 

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

11 am Lounge Open

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

 

 

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Post Breakfast

8-12:30

Korean Display

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Legion Board

Meeting 6 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

1 pm Lounge Open

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Military All-Stars Baseball

Basket Night 5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Kitchen Closed

Military All-Stars Baseball Game

Events starting at 4 pm

First Pitch 7:05 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

11 am Lounge Open

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

 

 

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VFW Breakfast

8-12:30

Korean Display

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Post Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

1 pm Lounge Open

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Fish Fry 5-7 pm

 

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

10 am Lounge Open

Legion Riders 1st Annual Independence Run

Many events throughout the day

Street Dance in north lot

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Post Breakfast

8-12:30

1 pm Lounge Open

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

1 pm Lounge Open

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

 

1 pm Lounge Open

Kitchen Closed

 1 pm Lounge Open

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

11 am Lounge Open

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

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Honor Guard Breakfast

8-12:30

 

 

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