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Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

(507) 373-7993

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142 N. Broadway

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

July 2015

 

Commander's Message

My name is Wes Halverson I will be performing the duties of Post 56 Commander this year.  My military career started in 1975 when I joined the Minnesota Army National Guard in Albert Lea. In 1983 I went back on active duty (Army) working for the MN National Guard.  I was stationed here in Albert Lea until 2001 when I transferred to Headquarters in Mankato until my retirement in 2003.

This year my focus will be on FAMILY. I am talking not only about the American Legion Family, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of American Legionnaires (SAL) but also our wives, husbands, children and grandchildren.  I know that during my military career it was my wife and children that were always there for me, making it possible for me to not worry about my family but allowing me to do my duties to the highest standard possible.  We all need to work together to make it possible to make our club successful.

At our June post meeting we had installation of new officers. Congratulations to those who are new to an office and also those returning for another year.

A big thanks to those who participated in the flag burning ceremony on flag day.  The Albert Lea Tribune did a great job covering it.  I have heard several compliments on how impressive it was.

I would like to thank Dave Mullenbach chairman and Arnie Mulso co-chair of the Jeff Gordon show.  Also all those who helped make this event a success.

We would like to host as many events as possible filling our yearly calendar.  Each event will have a chairman/chairperson assigned.  Information and progress of upcoming events will be put in each monthly newsletter so everyone can stay up to date.

Events for the next three (3) months

July 3rd- Our Honor Guard will be marching in the parade with the American Legion Baseball Team riding on our float.

July 4th- The Old Car Show will be in front of the club on Broadway. Chairpersons of this event will be Dave Skogheim and Albert Allen. 

August  4th-9th- Post 56 Legion booth/stand at Freeborn County Fair.  Chairman of this event will be Robert Friday.  Workers will be needed.  Sign up sheet will be posted in the club.

August  16th- Is the 2nd Annual Post 56 Legion Golf Tournament.  Chairman of the event will be Barry Coughlin.

September 11th - Texas Holdem Tournament is held in the event center.

If anyone has other ideas of events we can do please let us know.

Membership Ideas:  Post 56 Legion Riders.  Any members of Post 56 American Legion, American Auxiliary or Son of American Legionnaire (SAL) can ride.  If anyone is interested in being a part of this please let me know.  Once we get a few interested people we will set up a meeting and make this happen.  We need to sell our Club Event Center to not only our American Legion Families but to the public.  Let everyone know that the Event Center is available to everyone for wedding receptions, birthday parties, retirement parties, etc.  We have a lot to offer our members and the public but we need to get the word out.

Last but most certainly not least, thanks go out to John Severtson for serving as Commander this past year.  John did a great job so give him a big thanks when you see him.

For God and Country

Wes Halverson

 

New Post 56 officers (2015-2016) installed by 1st District officials

Pictured L-R: Arne Troe, Jim Kellogg, Wes Halverson-Post 56 Commander, Ken Nelson, Robert Friday-Post 56 1st Vice, Ole Olson- Post 56 2nd Vice

Auxiliary News

Greetings from the Auxiliary:

Happy July 4th!!

July is Department Convention month. It will be held July 16-18 at Jackpot Casino in Redwood Falls. 2015-16 officers assume their duties.

Recommendations approved were: $50 - Ronald McDonald House, $25 - REACT, and $75 - Commander’s gift.

I attended the awards ceremony at the High School on May 27, 2015. Our Unit 56 gave out two $400 scholarships. One to Taylor Martinez and the other to Megan Lindely. We also gave two citizenship awards. One to Beau Johnsrud and one to Rika Boorsma. Good luck to these and the other graduates.

Karen Cibert, Children and Youth Chairman, asked us to bring in school supplies to be given to the elementary schools for kids in need. They can be brought to the club before August 8th (there will be a box provided). You will probably wish to wait until back-to-school supplies are on sale. Thank you.

There will be a fundraiser breakfast held on August 30th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please come and support our programs.

Our next meeting will be September 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Board meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. We will have installation of officers: President - Bonnie Schneider, Vice President - Maureen Stiehl, 2nd Vice - Pat Haugh, Secretary - Ange Larson, Treasurer - Deanne Adams, Chaplain - Jenny Torgerson, Historian - Carol Olson, Executive Board - Carol Smith and Karen Cibert. We are still in need of a Sgt-at-Arms. If anyone is interested please call 373-3767. Thank you.

I will also be looking for Committee Chairmen. Please consider doing this. Thank you.

God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider

 

 

UPComing Events

 

JULY 3

     FREEDOM FEST @ THE FOUNTAIN LAKE PARK 

     STARTING AT 4pm

     4th OF JULY PARADE

JULY 4

     6th ANNUAL CAR SHOW ON BROADWAY 2-6 pm

     FOOD AND BEVERAGE OUTSIDE AVAILABLE

     10am LOUNGE OPENS

JULY 12 

     I.R.S. BREAKFAST

JULY 13

     4pm HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING

     6pm BOARD MEETING

     7pm V.F.W. MEETING

     7pm V.F.W. AUXILIARY MEETING

JULY 16

     FISH FRY

JULY 19

     V.F.W. BREAKFAST

JULY 23

     FREEBORN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 

     SWISS STEAK FUNDRAISER

JULY 26

     POST BREAKFAST

EVERY MONDAY

5-8pm TACO BAR

7pm FREE TEXAS HOLDEM


EVERY TUESDAY 

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


EVERY WEDNESDAY  

BAR BINGO

REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE


EVERY THURSDAY  

5:30-8pm LIMITED MENU AVAILABLE

7pm FREE TEXAS HOLDEM

3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FISH FRY


EVERY FRIDAY 

5-8pm REGULAR MENU AVAILABLE

8pm TILL CLOSING KARAOKE WITH LAURIE

( NO KARAOKE WITH LAURIE ON JULY 3rd )

 

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 $12,004 from 112 donations, which amounts to 37% 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.

David R. Olson, Post 56 Chaplain

 

American Legion Post 56 Streetscape Assessment Reduction

 

Goal:  $32,000

Current Total:  $12,004

 

 

Taps

 

HARRY HELD - 90

Served in the US Navy during WWII in the  European and PacificTheaters. Member of Post 56 Albert  Lea.


NORMAN ANDERSON - 87

Served in Korea and WWII with the Engineers Corp. PUFL member of Post 56  Albert  Lea.


EARL SCHULTZ - 98

Served in the US Army during WWII. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Bob/Shirley Indrelie

Mem of Ruth Haskins

Jim Hanson

Donation

Bill/Marilyn Danielsen

Mem of Wally Winegar

Odean/Gerri Berg

Mem of Ruth Haskins

Odean/Gerri Berg

Mem of Mel Mathis

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Dorothy Harty

Donation

Robert “Cobb”/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Harry Held

Family of Mel Mathis

Mem of Mel Mathis

Joe Narverud

Donation

Geraldine Gilbertson

Donation

Don/Elaine Ehrich

Donation

Chuck Vollum

Donation

Arliss/Maxine Bachtle

Mem of Ruth Haskins

Semrud Family

Mem of Marietta Jones

 

 

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
 

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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Women Veterans

Meeting/Lunch

11:30 am

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-7:30 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

Lounge Opens 11 am

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

Independence Day

10 am Lounge Open

Car Show 2-6 pm on Broadway

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  Lounge Closed

Legion Board

Meeting 6 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Bar

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-7:30 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

Karaoke

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

Lounge Closed

Post Meeting 7 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Bar

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-7:30 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Fish Fry 5-7:30 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

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

Lounge Closed

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Bar

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-7:30 pm

 

 

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

Historical Museum Swiss Steak Fundraiser

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

Lounge Closed

 

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Bar

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-7:30 pm

 

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-8 pm

 

 

 

 

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