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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

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Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

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P.O. Box 1056

142 N. Broadway

Albert Lea, MN 56007

 

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

January 2017

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Commander's Message

 

Hope everybody had a Merry Christmas and have a safe and wonderful New years Eve and day!!!

 

I would like to welcome our new manager: Heidi Wingler, to our American Legion post 56 staff. We feel that she is going to be a strong asset. Feel free to come in and introduce yourself and welcome Heidi to the team.

 

We will be having Tom and Jerry’s, New years day from 9:00 to 12:00. The Minnesota Vikings will be on our TV’s starting at 12:00. We will have Butch and Arlen playing, beginning at 1:00. We will be selling meat raffles as long as supplies last.

 

On  December 3RD we held our annual Kids Christmas party from 11:30 to 1:30. There was a good time had by all. I would like to thank everybody, that donated time and money to this event. I will publish a complete list of all donations, next month.

 

Thank-you to everybody that helped deliver  poinsettias on December 17th, I am sure all recipients where happy to receive them.

 

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 – 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!                It’s good for you! 


Who Am I?  Last Months photo was of : Shirley Inderlie (Auxiliary) . Shirley is a pulltab vendor. Congratulations to Paul Shea, Ralph Wangen, Wes Halverson and Shirley Strand, 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: Dorothy Harte, A.R. JR Lubtke Kimberley Hable, Judith A. Olson and Julie A. Tlamka. Each selected PAID member will have two months to receive their FREE breakfast. 


Military Expert: One who tells you what’s going to happen tomorrow – then tells you why it didn’t.

Anonymous

 

United we stand, divided we fall

Robert Friday

Commander

 

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,


Happy New Year!!!


Poinsettias were delivered to our homebound and nursing home members on December 17th. Thanks to all who took the time to do this.


Please continue to bring in healthy after-school snacks for our children in our school system. Also, continue to bring in coupons for the troops, Education box tops, milk moolah, pop tabs, Country Hearth, cancelled commemorative stamps, shampoo and soap. These things help with our ongoing projects. Thanks!


January is National Security and Legislative month.


Dues notices will be sent out by National in January. Please renew!


Our next meeting will be April 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held. This is your Club and Auxiliary - please join us.


Trivia for January: 1st - New Year’s Day; 6th - Traditional Epiphany; 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day; 17th - Persian Gulf War began (1991); 20th - Inauguration Day; 27th - Signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord (1973); 31st - Panama Campaign ended (1990).


God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider

 

Auxiliary President

 

 

UPComing Events

Jan 1 - Tom and Jerry’s 9-Noon

Arlen and Butch 1-4pm

Jan 8 - IRS Breakfast

Jan 14 - Benefit/Memorial for Herman Hernandez

Jan 19 - Fish Fry 5-8pm

Pasta Night 5pm-til gone

Jan 21 - Huckley Buck  11am

Jan 22 - Post Breakfast

Jan 27 - Private Party in Event Center

Jan 28 - Vineyard Church Burger Basket Night

Jan 29 - Honor Guard Breakfast


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 $27,274 from 302 donations, which amounts to 85% 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

 

Gerald L Smith - 92

Died December 4, 2016. Served in the USMC during WWII.  Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

Ed Shannon - 89

Died December 15, 2016. Served in the US Navy.  PUFL member of Post 56 Albert Lea

 

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Odean/Gerri Berg

Mem of Bob Rofshus

Dick/Pat Freese

Mem of Dorothy Snider

Carol Ann Smith

Mem of Steve Adams

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Mem of Kent Smeby

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Mem of Ed Shannon

Jon/Pat Rhiger

Donation

Jim/Judi Olson

Mem of Ed Shannon

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Arliss/Maxine Bachtle

Mem of Steve Adams

Robert/Shirley Indrelie

Mem of Larry Aase

Cobb/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Ed Shannon

Beulah Wiegard

Donation

Paul/Rita Peterson

Donation

Rex/Lois Stotts

Donation

Robert/Darlene Levisen

Mem of Paul & Ruth Levisen

Peter/Colleen Lagonarsino

Mem of father Lynn Overson

Mike/Karen Henry

Mem of parents Bud & Barb Bolinger

Mike/Karen Henry

Mem of uncle Lynn Overson

Ed/Angie Nelson

Mem of Dave Reynolds

 

Legion Assessment Reduction

 

 David/Jane Anderson  Mem of Paul & Dolly Levisen
 Robert/Shirley Indrelie  Mem of David Reynolds
 Curtis R. Jensen  Mem of Sharon Jensen

 

Thank you everyone who donated to the D.A.M. account this past year.  I wish everyone a happy prosperous 2017.

Judi Olson

 

 

 

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 Reim Roofing & Metal Construction, Inc. 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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     January 2017

 

Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2 3 4 5 6 7

   New Years Day

Tom and Jerry’s

9-Noon

Arlen and Butch 1-4pm

 Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

 

 

  Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Women Veterans Lunch/Meeting 11:30

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

Lounge open at 11 am

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

IRS Breakfast

8-12:30

 

 

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

 

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Lounge open at 11 am

Benefit/Memorial for Herman Hernandez

 

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

 

 

 

Martin Luther King Day

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

Fish Fry 5-8 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Lounge open at 11 am

Huckley Buck  11am

 

 

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Post Breakfast

8-12:30

 

 

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

Lounge open at 11 am

Vineyard Church Burger Basket Night

29 30 31        

Honor Guard Breakfast 8-12:30

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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