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Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

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P.O. Box 1056

142 N. Broadway

Albert Lea, MN 67007

 

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

September 2015

 

Commander's Message

 

As I write this today, I can certainly tell fall is on its way! With temperatures in the 50ís and the chill in the air soon summer will be a pleasant memory.


We are still waiting on some bills to come in before we can tell the outcome of the fair booth. So far it looks like it was once again a success.  Big thanks to Robert and Ginger Friday for being in charge and also working the booth.  Also, to those who helped out by volunteering their time.


Our sweet corn & brat feed was awesome. Thank you to everyone who worked together cooking, plating and clean up. We made around $800.00 in donations. After paying for the entertainment the bar brought in over $1,100. Outstanding job everyone!!


August 16th we held our 2nd annual American Legion Golf outing. Barry Coughlin and his team did a superb job on this event. We had 44 hole sponsors this year with 10 teams playing. After itís all said and done our gross receipts show we made $3,550.00 


Bean Bag League will once again be soon be starting! September 3rd  will be the first night. Robert Friday and his wife Ginger will be in charge of this. Contact them at 383-4976 to sign up or get more information. Flyers will be posted with more details.


Friday September 11th, at 7 p.m. starts our Texas Holdem poker tournament. These will be held the second Friday of the month. I will be running this event.  Stop in for dinner and a night of cards!


Post 56 Legion Riders will hold their first meeting on Sunday October 4th, at the legion.  The meeting is set to start at 1:00 p.m. This is our first step in setting up our own American Legion Riders Chapter. Any legion, auxiliary, or SAL member can take part in this. 


Our pancake breakfasts which are the second and fourth Sunday of each month continue to bring us a good profit along with the much appreciated donations we receive.


2015-2016 Membership dues: effective January 2016 the National American Legion Department will be raising dues by $5.00 per person. Therefore we need everyone to get their 2015-2016 dues paid before the end of December 2015. 

 

As most of you know there have been some changes at our club. Due to our financial situation changes need to be made in the way we run our business.  With the help of our financial officer a report was ran for the last year.  This report showed that our bar and kitchen from July 2014 through June 2015 was in the red (loss).  In the bar 10 out of 12 months we lost over $16,000.00  The kitchen 11 out of 12 months lost a total of over $17,000.00 for a total of $33,681.69 for the year. July 2015 report shows we lost another $2,590.79 in the bar and $3,881.19 in the kitchen for a month loss of $6,471.98


What does this show us? We need to change the way we do business. Therefore we have hired a new club manager, Dave Nelson. His start date was August 1st with a 90 day review. He has numerous ideas on how to make our club a success. One of these is having the club open during all Vikings games starting Sunday Sept 20th. 


If you have any ideas of events you would like to see or you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 383-7983 or email me at: whalversonpost56@gmail.com


For God and Country 

Wes Halverson

 

Club Corner

 

First off, Iím glad to be back!  Iím proud to be serving the American Legion Family here at Post 56 once again. You will be noticing changes in the bar and kitchen.  If you have any comments or concerns, feel free to contact me at the club.  We will be open on Sundays starting the 20th, for all of you Vikings fans. We also will be changing our Menus and kitchen times, to better serve you.  Look forward to events for all members, their family, and friends.   Thanks to everyone who came down for the sweetcorn feed and fundraiser.  And a special thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it a success!

 

Once again, feel free to contact me, at the club, with any questions or concerns.

David K. Nelson - Club Manager

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,


Where did the Summer go?! Another busy season is about to start.


Donít forget to put the 1st Wednesday of September, November, April and June at 7:00 p.m. on your calendar for the Auxiliary meetings. This is your organization - please come and join us.


Your 2016 dues of $24.00 are now due. The National notices will be sent September 15th. They can be paid anytime. Send to: Bonnie Schneider, 17885 710th Avenue, Albert Lea, MN 56007. Make checks payable to: American Legion Auxiliary. Thank you!


September dates for activities of the A.L.A. Nationwide are: 7th - Labor Day; 11th - Patriot Day; 13th - Grandparents Day; 17th - Constitution Day; 18th - POW/MIA Recognition Day and on the 26th - Gold Star Mothers Day.


Remember to Fly Your Flag!


Have a safe Labor Day Weekend!


God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider

President

 

American Legion Post 56 Bean Bag League


What: Blind draw Cornhole League

Where: Albert Lea American Legion Post 56 Banquet Hall

When: Thursdays starting in September

Cost: $10.00 per person

Time: 6:30 pm

Format:  Draw every week for your partner, points will be added thru the season.  Individual tourney the last 2 weeks of the season.


September 3, 10, and 24 * October 2, 9, 23 and 30 * November 6, and 13

December  and 11 (optional - no points awarded these days)

February 5, and 12 (individual tourney)


Payout:  Will pay 100% of all entry fees.  50% for First Place.  35% for second place.  15% for third place.

Contact:  Robert Friday at 383-4976 to sign-up or to get more information.

 

 

UPComing Events

 

SEPT 2 WOMEN VETS LUNCH & MEETING 11:30 am

SEPT 3 BEAN BAG LEAGUE STARTS

SEPT 5 KARAOKE WITH MEGAFORCE, IN THE BAR,

WEDDING DANCE IN THE EVENT CENTER

SEPT 10 BEAN BAG LEAGUE

SEPT 11 TEXAS HOLD EM TOURNEY 7PM

SEPT 12 DEER HUNTERS BANQUET

SEPT 13 I.R.S. BREAKFAST

SEPT 14 4pm HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING

6pm BOARD MEETING

7pm V.F.W. MEETING

7pm V.F.W. AUXILIARY MEETING

9pm VIKINGS FOOTBALL 

 SEPT 18 BASKET FUNDRAISER FOR A.L. 

VOLLEYBALL BOOSTERS

 SEPT 19 7pm DOORS OPEN FOR ROCK LIVE W/ ANGEL 

VAL, THE GROOVE HAWKS, AND THE FINAL 

PERFORMANCE OF THE ODDFATHERS. 

$10 COVER

 SEPT 21 7pm POST MEETING

 SEPT 17 FISH FRY

 SEPT 20 VIKINGS SUNDAY

 SEPT 24 BEAN BAG LEAGUE

 SEPT 26 WEDDING DANCE IN THE EVENT CENTER

 SEPT 27 POST BREAKFAST AND VIKINGS SUNDAY

 SEPT 30 HOSPICE LUNCH  

   - 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  

7pm FREE TEXAS HOLDEM

5 - 9pm REGULAR MENU

6:30 BEAN BAG LEAGUE   3rd, 10th, 24th

3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FISH FRY (NO BEAN BAG LEAGUE)


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 $13,725 from 127 donations, which amounts to 43% 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 ďLegion AssessmentĒ and mail to 1725 W Main St., Albert Lea, MN 56007.

 

David R. Olson, Post 56 Chaplain

 

American Legion Post 56 Streetscape Assessment Reduction

 

Goal:  $32,000

Current Total:  $13,725

 

 

Taps

 

MICHAEL SICHKO - 91

Served in the US Army landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. 70 year member of Post 56 Albert Lea.


SAMUEL WILSON - 84

Served during the Korean War. Served the American Legion as Post 56 Commander, 1st District Commander and Department Vice Commander.

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Andy Drydal

Mem of Claire Vermedahl

Marlene Wright

Mem of Charles Smith

Bill/Marilyn Danielsen

Mem of Charles Smith

Carol Ann Smith

Mem of Charles Smith

Bob/Shirley Indrelie

Mem of Charles Smith

Chris Borland

Mem of  Dwight D. Borland Sr.

Fern Urbatsch

Mem of Mike Sichko

Sam Sichko & Family

Mem of Mike Sichko

Herb/Barb Anderson

Mem of Mike Sichko

Lawrence/Carol Koop

Mem of Mike Sichko

Dorothy Harty

Mem of Mike Sichko

Jon/Patricia Rhiger

Mem of Mike Sichko

John/Cyn Peterson

Mem of Mike Sichko

Mike/Sue Kruse

Mem of Mike Sichko

Dave/Rachel Christensen

Mem of Mike Sichko

Beverly/Dennis Haugen

Mem of Mike Sichko

Mary Keating

Mem of Mike Sichko

Betty Ruud

Mem of Mike Sichko

John/Audree Wagner

Mem of Mike Sichko

Bill/Marilyn Danielsen

Mem of Mike Sichko

Geno/Carol Thompson

Mem of Mike Sichko

Dave/Elaine Syverson

Mem of Mike Sichko

Ralph/Marilyn Stegenga

Mem of Mike Sichko

Tom/Barb Butler

Mem of Mike Sichko

Carol Ann Smith

Mem of Mike Sichko

Doug/Jill Peterson

Mem of Mike Sichko

Michael Murtaugh

Mem of Mike Sichko

Don/Elaine Ehrich

Mem of Mike Sichko

Don/Sheryl Boom

Mem of Mike Sichko

Kelly/Michael Auer

Mem of Mike Sichko

David/Linda Pederson

Mem of Mike Sichko

Marie Carlin

Mem of Mike Sichko

David Yokiel

Mem of Mike Sichko

Leann/Glenn Juveland

Mem of Mike Sichko

Carole Bower

Mem of Mike Sichko

Amy/Michael Peterson

Mem of Mike Sichko

Duane/Sonja Troe

Mem of Mike Sichko

Doris Callahan

Mem of Mike Sichko

Crystal Ferley

Mem of Mike Sichko

Bob/Shirley Indrelie

Mem of Mike Sichko

Karin Mattson

Mem of Mike Sichko

John/Barbara Cliff

Mem of Mike Sichko

Dean/Jessie Rasmusson

Mem of Mike Sichko

Susan Keating Mason

Mem of Mike Sichko

Al/Pat Arends

Mem of Mike Sichko

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Jim/Jane Madson

Mem of John Bisek

Jane Enger

Donation

Howard Sweet Family

Mem of Howard Sweet

Bruce/Eileen Ness

Donation

 

Legion Assessment Reduction

 

  Thomas/Sherri Andersen Mem of Lemour Ferley
  Nancy/Richard T. Jenson Mem of Richard G. Jenson
  Dorothy Harty Mim of Mike Sichko
 

Consider supporting Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 with a contribution to the Dollar-A-Month (D.A.M.) fund.  Whether itís 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 Postís 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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September

Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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 Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

 

Women Vets Lunch & Meeting 11:30 am

Bar Bingo 6 pm

Evening Menu 5-8 pm

 

Evening Menu 5-9 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

6:30 pm Bean Bag League

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

11 am Lounge Open

Karaoke with MegaForce

in Bar

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  Lounge Closed

Labor Day

Club Closed

 

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 Bag League

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

7 pm Texas Hold-em Tourney

11 am Lounge Open

Deer Hunters Banquet

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

Lounge Closed

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

Fish Fry 5-7:30 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

A.L. Volleyball Boosters

Basket Fundraiser

5-7:30 pm

11 am Lounge Open

Rock Live $10 cover charge

7 pm-midnight

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Lounge Closed

Vikings Sunday

Lounge open @ 11 am

 

 

Post Meeting 7 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 Bag League

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

11 am Lounge Open

 

27 28 29 30      

8 am -12:30 pm

Post Breakfast

Vikings Sunday

Lounge open @ 11 am

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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