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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

September 2016

 

 

Commander's Message

Two good events this month, First on August 13th we held our annual Brat and Sweet Corn Feed. We had a really good turn-out and everything went smoothly. Gary Anderson lead the way, his crew included Roger Bakken, Rex Stotts and Lowell Peterson, along with many others. A very heart felt Thank-you for all the hard work everybody put into this event to make it a SUCCESS!!

The second event August 14, was the Golf Fundraiser. A total of 36 players participated in the 3rd annual Post 56 golf fundraiser at Green Lea golf Course.

A Flight winners: Mike and Paula Bennett/Brian and Amy Vogt – 61

B Flight winners: Larry Larson/ Mike Strothman/Matthew Carlson/Dalton Flatness – 66

Thanks to Tom Baas and Jack Briggs for cooking burgers and Barry Coughlin for lining up hole sponsors and door prizes. Prizes for golf were provided by the SAL. Thanks to all who participated and helped raise funds for Post 56 family activities. See you next year. Special thanks go to SAL Commander Jeff Elseth and his crew.

Up coming events for September: On Thursday nights we will be having Trivia Night. 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 and is run by QUIZMASTER Taylor. Thank-You to Taylor (Auxiliary member) for all the hard work you are putting into this.

Also, starting in September the club will be airing all of the Minnesota Vikings games and all other games that will be on during there game. We will be have various Drink and Food specials, we will be have drawings for prizes, as well, each game. We are going to have a bloody mary bar during the games. Come support the Vikings and join in the fun!

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? Is a contest where I will put a picture from one of the Legion family members. (Auxiliary, Legion Riders, S.A.L., and Post 56 Members) The first 5 members who can correctly identify the individual in the photo to me (Robert Friday, Commander) during the month will receive a buy1 drink, get one drink free chip.  

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: Wesley Aske, Michael Henry, Richard Nelson, Clarence Tuttle and Don Herbert.  Each selected PAID member will have two months to receive their FREE breakfast. 

We are not retreating, we are advancing in another direction. - A Murphy’s Military Law 

United we stand, Divided we fall

Robert Friday

Commander

 

 

Auxiliary News

Greetings from the Auxiliary,

A Big Thank You to all who brought in school supplies! A huge success!! She will now be
collecting after school snacks!

I am still begging (asking) for someone to volunteer to be 1st or 2nd Vice President and Legislative Chairman. Please consider.

2017 dues are due in the amount of $24.00. Please make your check payable to American Legion Auxiliary and send to Bonnie Schneider, 17885 710th Avenue, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

The 2016 Fall Conference will be held in Marshall, MN on October 28th and 29th.

Our next meeting will be on September 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The Board Meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. The meetings will be held in the club dining room. We need you to attend - Thanks!!

September trivia: 2nd - V-J Day : Japan signed formal surrender (1945); 5th - Labor Day; 10th - U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corp Inc. (1962); 11th - Grandparents Day, Patriot Day and National Day of Service & Remembrance; 14th - Star Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key (1814); 16th - POW/MIA Recognition Day; 17th - U.S. Constitution approved (1787), Constitution and Citizenship Day; 18th - U.S. Air Force Est. (1947); 22nd - Autumn begins; 25th - Gold Star Mothers Day.

School has started - watch for our kids!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!

God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider - Auxiliary President

 

 

UPComing Events

Sept 5 - Labor Day Closed

Sept 7 - Noon Women Veterans lunch and meeting

7pm Legion Auxiliary Meeting

Sept 9 - Class of 61 Reunion

Sept 10 - Deer Hunters Banquet

Sept 11 - Viking Football

Sept 15 - Fish Fry 5-8pm

Sept 17 - Wedding

Sept 18 - Viking Football 730pm

Sept 21 - Township association Meeting 630pm

Sept 22 - Legion Steak Fry

Sept 23 - Volleyball Boosters Basket Night

Sept 24 - Wedding

Sept 25 - Viking Football noon

Sept 26 - ARC dance 7pm

Sept 28 - Hospice Luncheon

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 $23,773 from 266 donations, which amounts to 74% 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

 

DONALD R METCALFE - 83

Died May 30, 2016. Served in the US Air Force with two tours in Vietnam. Member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.

 

ELWOOD D JENSEN - 88

Died July 28, 2016. Enlisted in the US Navy. Honorably discharged in 1946. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

PETER A JOHNSON - 73

Died August 5, 2016. Served 13 months as a marine in Vietnam. Member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.

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Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Clark Olson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Jean McCarthy

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Doris Callahan

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

George/Deloris Goskeson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Al Kaderabek

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Kenneth/Sarah Anderson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Mike/Peggy Wiese

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Keith Redman

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Gene/Charlotte Matson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Scott/Donna Haukoos

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Tom/Sybil Broskoff

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Bob/Denise Larson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Selma Engebretson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Cindy Crawford

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Scott/Paulette Kallberg

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Lee/Sandy Jacobson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Paul/Gayle Olson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

James/Emelie Paulson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Lowell/Pauline Millhouse

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Duane/Eunice Hatleli

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Lee/Joyce Skaar

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

David/Marilyn Stadheim

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Gary Thompson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Ruth Porter

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Darline Rauenhorst

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Robert/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Selma Lent

Donation

Robert/Margaret Knutson

Mem of Pete Johnson

Odean/Gerri Berg

Mem of Bill Sevilla

Odean/Gerri Berg

Mem of Gary Clancy

T.J. Davis

Donation

Chris Borland

Mem of Richard Borland

Chris Borland

Mem of Dwight Borland

Jim/Judi Olson

Mem of Dorothy Snider

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Tom/Sandy Norby

Mem of Gary Clancy

Tom/Sandy Norby

Mem of Don Metcalfe

Tom/Sandy Norby

Mem of Dorothy Snider

Family of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Rex/Lois Stotts

Mem of Elwood “Red” Jensen

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Honor of Bill Goette’s 80th Birthday

Family of John Schultz

Mem of John Schultz

Family of Warren Wayne

Mem of Warren Wayne

Ed/Angie Nelson

Mem of Roy Springborg

Family of Donald Perschbacher

Mem of Donald Perschbacher

Orlo/Jean Willmert

Mem of Pete Johnson

 

Legion Assessment Reductions

 

  Adrian Jensen   Mem of "Red" Elwood Jensen
  Adrian Jensen   Mem of Ray Porter, Jr.
  Michael Murtaugh   Mem of Roy Springborg
  Caroline Neale   Mem of Elwood "Red" Jensen
  Doris Callahan   Mem of Pete Johnson

 

 

 

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

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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Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Bar Trivia 7 pm with 50 cent wings & drink specials

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Club Closed

 

 

Labor Day

 

Club Closed

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

Women Veterans Meeting/Lunch 11:30 am

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

Legion Auxiliary Meeting 7 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

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

 

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Post Breakfast

8-12:30

Vikings Football at noon

 

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

Kitchen Closed

Fish Fry 5-7 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

 

 

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Vikings Football

at 7:30 pm

 

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

5-8 pm Steak Fry

(prepared outside on the grill)

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

4-7 pm Volleyball boosters basket night

Dinner Served 5-8 pm

including hand cut steaks

 

25 26 27 28 29 30  

Post Breakfast

8-12:30

Vikings Football at noon

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

 

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