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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

142 North Broadway

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

April 2016

 

 

Commander's Message

 

Spring is here! Or is it?  As I write this letter the news is telling us to prepare for 8-12 inches of snow.  It is March Madness so I guess I should have known bad weather was probable.

 

There are so many volunteers to thank for the month of March,  I don’t know where to start. Minnesota Corrugated Box Company built flat storage boxes allowing Dave Olson to store the Vietnam and Korean display material.  Julie Sorenson stepped up and painted the walls in the cove area of the bar.  Some of our SAL members helped serve the meal at the Post Everlasting dinner and did an excellent job. A number of you helped during the State Bowling Tournament. From picking up and dropping off the vehicles to shuttling bowlers.  For this I want to thank everyone.

 

April 7th our past Post Commanders will be meeting at the club for an evening dinner. At this time they will be approving the 2016-2017 slate of executive board officers along with other business.  At Aprils Post Meeting, on Monday the 18th, we will be awarding our longevity members, 40, 50, 60, 70 years, certificates of accomplishments.  We will also recognize the 2015-2016 Legionnaire of The Year. This member is selected by the past 3 years Legionnaire of The Year recipients.  There will be a social hour at 6:00pm with the post meeting to follow at 7:00pm.

 

Saturday April 23rd from 2-5pm we will be hosting the Albert Lea National Guard Unit Reunion.  Past and present members of Company G, Company A and Company D are invited to attend. Please pass the word. 

 

Also, on April 23rd we will be having another Pasta Made to Order event. This will run from 5 p.m. until gone. Come up to the club and enjoy.

 

Big thanks goes out to Albert Allen and Ole Olson who purchased the 55” TV and Blue-Ray player that is now in the event center.  This equipment will allow our customers a way to display pictures, power points or whatever they need to help make their events successful.

 

In March our American Legion Riders Chapter 56 took the next step in organizing the chapter by installing officers into our newest part of our Legion Family. Thirty to Forty members have signed up as of now.  These men and women are from the Albert Lea, Alden, Glenville and Hartland American Legion Posts with more area posts showing interest. If anyone is interested in being part of this outstanding chapter, contact me.  Let people know about the newest part of our family. Remember it doesn’t matter what American Legion Post you are a member of as long as you are a part of the Legion Family a person can ride. 

 

Because of the strong winds off the lake by the Legion our U.S. Flag had to be replaced.  The flag flying in front of the post is in honor of Edwin Keckhafer. 

 

This month’s five members of our American Legion Family (Legion, Aux or SAL) who will receive a FREE breakfast during one of our Sunday Breakfasts are: Dianne Oakland, Dale Sack Jr, Gary Thompson, Judith Thorson and Roger Wangen. Each selected PAID member will have two months to receive their FREE Breakfast.

 

For God and Country

 

Wes Halverson

Commander

 

Tabby's Talk

 

April showers bring may flowers, and the patio funiture is out YEAH!

 

There’s a lot going on at the legion this month.

 

We are still being visited by our brother and sister posts from around the state for 3 more weeks.  Its been very exciting to meet all these new faces and listen to them tell stories about their posts.

 

We’re having pasta night again this month followed by flashback in the event center.  If you like classic rock and country music, I highly recommend that you stop in. 

 

Till next month!

 

Tabby Kuiper - Club Manager

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,

 

April is Children & Youth Month. We support our youth by donating school supplies, and after school snacks, donating money to Ronald McDonald House, Forgotten Children’s Fund and Legionville. We also collect Campbell’s soup labels, Education box tops, pop tabs and milk moolah which are given to local schools. Please continue to bring them in.

 

Annual reports will be due April 15th. We will set a date at our April 6th meeting. Please start filling them out - Thanks!

 

Our April 6, 2016 meeting at 7:00 p.m. will be a memorial service. Nomination of new officers will also take place - please consider being an officer. Thanks!!

 

April trivia: 1st - April Fool’s Day; 6th - Army Day; 9th - National Former POW Recognition Day; 11th - Persian Gulf War official ceasefire (1991); 18th - Income Tax Day; 22nd - Earth Day and on the 29th - Arbor Day.

 

God Bless,

 

Bonnie Schneider

Auxiliary President

 

 

 

UPComing Events

 

Apr 2 - State bowling tournament 

Apr 6 - WOMEN VETS LUNCH & MEETING 

            Legion Auxiliary Meeting

Apr 8 - TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT @ 7pm 

Apr 16 - 10:30 HUCKLEY BUCK TOURNAMENT 

            STATE BOWLING TOURNAMENT 

Apr 10 - I.R.S. BREAKFAST W/VIETNAM DISPLAY 

Apr 11 - 4pm HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING 

            6pm BOARD MEETING 

            7pm V.F.W. MEETING 

            7pm V.F.W. AUXILIARY MEETING

Apr 18 - 6pm 50 &60, Legionaire of the year

            7pm post meeting 

Apr 21 - FISH FRY 5-7pm

Apr 23 - 2pm national guard reunion

            5pm pasta night 

            8pm Flashback in the event center

Apr 24 - post breakfast 

Apr 30 - Baseball taco night  

  

- NOTE NEW KITCHEN HOURS AND MENU -

EVERY MONDAY

  5 - 8pm FIESTA NIGHT WITH REGULAR MENU 

  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  

  5 - 8pm REGULAR MENU 

  7pm FREE TEXAS HOLDEM 

  3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH - FISH FRY  

 

EVERY FRIDAY 

5 - 9pm REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE PLUS NIGHTLY SPECIALS 

8pm TILL CLOSING KARAOKE WITH LAURIE 

 

Thanks to Minnesota Corrugated Box, Inc. for donation

 

Thank you Minnesota Corrugated Box, Inc. of Albert Lea for donating 6 large flat boxes for storage of our military veteran recognition photo displays.  Over the years, Minnesota Corrugated Box, Inc. has continued to generously support our area military veterans at many fundraisers, local programs and special events.

 

David R. Olson, Post 56 Chaplain

 

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 $20,409 from 215 donations, which amounts to 63% 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

 

LEGION BASEBALL

 

Once again it is baseball season and Post 56 will be sponsoring a team, however, like everything else there is a cost involved.  Expenses include baseballs, umpires, uniforms-replacement until totally worn out, fees by Legion, tournaments and insurance.  This can amount to about $4-5,000 each year.  Gaming helps out for most but the Post stills needs to contribute.  We are asking your help by donating any amount you are able to help with the costs.  Leave your donation at the bar or mail it to the Post marked Legion Baseball preferably by June 1st to help with budgeting the program.  There are many volunteer hours and in kind donations by players and coaches.  Thank you for your American Legion Baseball support.

 

 

 

Taps

 

RICHARD D LANGERUD - 90
Died March 2, 2016.  Served in the US Army during WWII. Member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.
 
DUANE D HAUSMAN - 89
Died March 14, 2016.  Served in the US Navy as a Ship Fitter on the USS Lowry during WWII.  Member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.
 
LAVERNE C OLSON - 88
Died March 9, 2016. Served in the US Army.  Member of Post 56 in Albert Lea

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Bev Nelson

Mem of Brent Smith

Audrey Johannsen

Mem of Duane Hausman

Gary/Sharon Anderson

Mem of Brent Smith

Gary/Sharon Anderson

Mem of Eunice Anderson

Gary/Sharon Anderson

Mem of Les Honstad

Robert Pleiss

Mem of Richard Langerud

Carol Ann Smith

Mem of Phil Callahan

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Mem of Virgil Okland

Audrey Johannsen

Mem of Herb Neale

Duane/Eunice Hateli

Mem of Herb Neale

Elwood/Valta Hestness

Mem of Herb Neale

Lester/Lois Anderson

Mem of Herb Neale

Dale/Dorothy Baldwin

Mem of Herb Neale

Corley/Anita Hendrickson

Mem of Herb Neale

Lowell/Janice Jerdee

Mem of Herb Neale

Glen/LeAnn Juveland

Mem of Herb Neale

Don/Neva Mathison

Mem of Herb Neale

Robert/Bernice Moreau

Mem of Herb Neale

Gary/Sharon Anderson

Mem of Herb Neale

Leland/Sharon Dilling

Mem of Herb Neale

Dennis/Beverly Haugen

Mem of Herb Neale

Thomas/Judy Knudtson

Mem of Herb Neale

Dexter/Janet Henschel

Mem of Herb Neale

J.A./Wanda Dorman

Mem of Herb Neale

Donald/Gloria Hagen

Mem of Herb Neale

Richard Mershon

Mem of Herb Neale

Douglas Christopherson

Mem of Herb Neale

Richard/Joyce Lowman

Mem of Herb Neale

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Cobb/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Lloyd Jorgenson

Cobb/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Paul Wilke

Paul Gilpin

Mem of Wesley Jellinger

Richard/Betty Anderson

Mem of Herb Neale

Charles/Sharon Van Wey

Mem of Herb Neale

Roger/Clarice Bakken

Mem of Herb Neale

Shirley Noaeill

Mem of Herb Neale

Family of Richard Langerud

Mem of Richard Langerud

Fran Camerer

Donation

Rose Kauffman

Mem of Bud Kauffman

Rose Kauffman

Mem of Hody Hanson

Family of Vern Classon

Mem of Vern Classon

Richard/Kathleen Paul

Donation

So. MN React

Mem of Herb Neale

 

Legion Assessment Reduction

 

 Mary Callahan

Mem of Phil Callahan

 Helen Hausman   

Mem of Duane Hausman

 Michael Murtaugh

Mem of Herb Neale

 David/Sue Olson

Mem of Herb Neale

 George/Jean McCarthy

Mem of Herb Neale

 Dr. C.N. Shoff

Mem of Herb Neale

 Caroline Neale

Mem of Herb Neale

 Jerry/Mary Carstensen

Mem of Herb Neale

 Peggy Neale

Mem of Herb Neale

 Russ/Maxine Wignes

Mem of Herb Neale

 Ronald/Teresa Sit

Mem of Herb Neale

 Mark/Pamela Greiner

Mem of Herb Neale

 Paul/Doris Oakland

Mem of Herb Neale

 Ed/Sylvia Johnson

Mem of Herb Neale

 Daniel Chesky II

Mem of Herb Neale

 Autumn McConville

Mem of Herb Neale

 Denise Dege

Mem of Herb Neale

 

 

 

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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April 2016

Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

11 am Lounge Open

Welcome State Bowlers

8 pm Karaoke

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

No Breakfast

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

Legion Auxiliary Meeting 7 pm

Evening Menu 5-9 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

 

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

7 pm Texas Hold-em Tourney

11 am Lounge Open

Welcome State Bowlers

8 pm Karaoke

 

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Post Breakfast

8-12:30

 

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

6:30 pm Bean Bags

 

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

10 am Lounge Open

Huckley Buck Tourney 10:30 am

Welcome State Bowlers

8 pm Karaoke

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

No Breakfast

 

Post Meeting 7 pm

6 pm 50&60 yr members & Legionnaire of the Year

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

11 am Lounge Open

Pasta Made to Order

5 pm until gone

8 pm Flashback

in event center

2 pm National Guard Reunion

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Post Breakfast

8-12:30

 

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 Bags

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

11 am Lounge Open

5-8 pm Legion Baseball taco night

 

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