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Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

May 2015

 

Commander's Message

 

Legionnaires:


At our last Post meeting we honored the Post’s 50, 60, and 70 year continuous members with 8 of the members present. The Legionnaire of the year was not announced at that meeting but will be announced May 8th at the Legion at 7 pm.


We have been working on the state health inspector’s list of deficiencies and have reduced it to a couple of items and thanks to Vern Rasmussen and his guidance and some great volunteers.  We have the ceiling up in the basement storage room where the walk-in cooler is and we’re working on putting a new tile floor in that room. We will keep working on the other remaining items.


We have a new exhaust fan coming for the kitchen and will be repairing the part of the roof that was damaged last fall.


The outside seating is set up and hopefully the wind will stop blowing long enough for us to put the service flags up and not be destroyed.


The VFW is in charge of the Memorial Day ceremonies this year on May 25th. We hope the weather is a lot better by then plus the Legion has numerous events starting in May. The Legion seems to be doing a lot better this year then it has in the past,  mostly because of better management of the finances and the running of it.


Semper Fi

John Severtson - Commander

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,


May is Poppy Month!!


Our meeting was held on April 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. A memorial service was held for thirteen members who died this past year.


Recommendations voted on were: $50 - District President’s Project, $100 - Commander’s Project, $50 - Historical Museum and $50 - Legionville.


It was voted to give delegates to the District Convention who attend all meetings $25 and to those delegates to the Department Convention $50.


The District Convention is May 16th in Waseca. If anyone is interested in attending I have pre-registration forms (call me at 373-3767). Department Convention will be July 16-18 at Jackpot Casino in Redwood Falls. Delegates nominated were Joyce Olson, Bonnie Schneider, Ange Larson, Deanne Adams, Maureen Stiehl, Pat Haugh, Jenni Torgerson, Carol Smith, Karen Cibert, Betty Anderson, Diane Schaunce and Lynn Koza. These delegates are for both conventions.


Events for May include: Mother’s Day - 10th; Poppy Days (VFW this year) - 15th and 16th; Memorial Day - 26th and National Family Week from May 27th - June 2nd.


Our next meeting will be June 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Recognition of continuous year members will be held (25 - 70 years).


Our next fundraiser breakfast will be August 30th. Keep the date in mind.


God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider - Auxiliary President

 

 

Club Notes

Hello again, welcome to May, Spring has sprung!


MEMORIAL DAY is May 25th this year,  It’s the time to remember and honor those that have served their country in times of war and peace.  The AMERICAN LEGION, V.F.W. and the AUXILIARIES will be involved with various ceremonies uptown and at local cemeteries.  Listen to the radio and watch the paper for list of activities and scheduled times and places.


Another important day in May is MOTHERS DAY which is May 10th,  The AMERICAN LEGION will be having our 2nd Sunday of the month breakfast on May 10th also, honoring our dear Mother’s.


On May 30th (Sat.) there will be a Rock-n-Roll fundraiser with all the proceeds going to The ALBERT LEA AMERICAN LEGION POST #56.  The doors will open at 7:00 pm, there will be a $5 cover charge at the door.  There will be 3 bands playing.  This evening of Rock-n-Roll is to support our TROOPS and VETERANS.


GOD bless all our TROOPS and VETERANS and their families each and every day. Remember they are the reason we all have and enjoy our FREEDOMS, thank you!

 

Your Club Manager

Bob Mickelsen

 

UPComing Events

 

MAY 6 - 11:30 WOMEN VETS LUNCH & MEETING

MAY 8 - 7pm LEGIONNAIRE OF THE YEAR

ANNOUNCED

              7pm FREE TEXAS HOLDEM TOURNAMENT

MAY 10 - HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

I.R.S. BREAKFAST (HONORING MOTHERS)

MAY 11 - 4pm HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING

6pm BOARD MEETING

7pm V.F.W. MEETING

7pm V.F.W. AUXILIARY MEETING

MAY 14 - FREEBORN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SWISS STEAK FUNDRAISER

MAY 21 - FISH FRY

MAY 24 - POST BREAKFAST

MAY 25 - MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES

MAY 30 - AMERICAN LEGION ROCK-N-ROLL

FUNDRAISER

MAY 31 - HONOR GUARD 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 

8:00 TILL CLOSING KARAOKE WITH LAURIE IN THE LOUNGE

 

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 $10,045 from 86 donations, which amounts to 31% 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:  $10,045

 

 

Taps

 

CARL F SPARKE - 81

Served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict 1953-1955. Member of Post 56 - Albert Lea, MN.


RICHARD R HOGSTAD - 82

Served in US Army during Korean War. Member of Post 56 - Albert Lea, MN.


WARREN O JEAN - 93

Served in US Army during WWII. Member of Post 56 - Albert Lea, MN.


GERALD TROE

Member of Post 56 - Albert Lea, MN. No obituary available.

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Andy Dyrdal

Mem of Ann Oberg

Andy Dyrdal

Mem of Lois Drommerhausen

Vern/Kay Rasmussen

Mem of Irwin Jensen

Don/Mary Ellen Johnson

Mem of Vern Haase

David Peik

Mem of Lowell E. Peik

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Herb/Caroline Sorenson

Mem of Edd Troe

Robert “Cobb”/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Gerald “Edd” Troe

Dave/Jody Nechanicky

Mem of Edd Troe

Dave/Jody Nechanicky

Mem of Dennis Nechanicky

Jan Enger

Donation

Chuck Vollum

Donation

Bob Levisen (Beaver)

Donation

Ernie/Judy Klukow

Mem of Perry Martinson

Legion Assessment Reduction

Ray and Edie Woitas Mem of Gerald “Edd” Troe

 

 

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. 

 

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Mother's Day

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Post Breakfast

Lounge Closed

Legion Board

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 5-8 pm

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Free Texas Hold-em

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Historical Museum Swiss Steak Fundraiser

4:30-7:00 pm

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11 am Lounge Open

12:30 pm Huckley Buck

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Burger Night

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5-8 pm

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Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

 

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Fish Fry 5-7:30 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

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Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

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Specials 5-8 pm

11 am Lounge Open

 

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8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

Lounge Closed

 

Memorial Day

Lounge Closed

 

Various Events Uptown & Local Cemeteries

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

 Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 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

11 am Lounge Open

7 pm American Legion Fundraiser Rock-N-Roll Event

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8 am -12:30 pm

Honor Guard Breakfast

Lounge Closed

 

 

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