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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

142 North Broadway

Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

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American Legion Post 56

P.O. Box 1056

142 N. Broadway

Albert Lea, MN 56007

 

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American Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin

February 2017

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Commander's Message

 

 

I have decided on my Commanders project. I am going to replace the bar stools and chairs in the bar, and if I have enough donations, I will try to replace all the chairs in the event center.  We will be ordering the stools and chairs as the funds become available.

 

Upcoming events: On March 20 - we will be having our post everlasting meeting during the months post meeting. On June 11th we will be having our flag burning ceremony, during the Lions pancake breakfast, at the Fair lane building at the fairgrounds.

We are having Trivia on Thursday nights, with Quiz master Taylor Stone as your host. 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. You can have a team of up to 6 players or you can play by yourself.             

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?  Last Months photo was of : Duane Thomas (Legion Rider Director) The picture was taken during the Hospice pool tournament in December.  Congratulations to Paul Shea, Ralph Wangen, Wes Halverson, Bruce Camerer and Jenni Peterson for correctly guessing.

 

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:

Michael D. Westney, Howard G. Sigurdson, Jodi Overlee, Chris Christianson and Warren K. Amundson. Each selected PAID member will have two months to 

receive their FREE breakfast. 

 

The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little while longer.

A Murphy’s Military Law

 

United we stand, divided we fall

Robert Friday

Commander

 

 

Auxiliary News

 

Greetings from the Auxiliary,


Happy Valentines Day!!

 

February is Americanism Month. This program promotes patriotism and responsible citizenship. Observe all of the Patriotic Holidays, fly the U.S. Flag and support the Legion programs.

 

Please continue to bring in items for our ongoing projects. You should have received the second notice from Nationals. Please send in your 2017 dues. Thank you!

 

Our next meeting will be April 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held.

 

I have sent all annual report forms to the chairmen. Please look at them and fill them out. They are due on April 15th. A meeting to complete these forms will be decided on at our April meeting.

 

Trivia for February: 1st - National Freedom Day; 2nd - Groundhog Day; 8th - Boy Scouts of America founded (1910); 12th - Lincolns Birthday; 14th - St. Valentines Day; 20th - Presidents Day; 22nd - Washingtons Birthday; 28th - Shrove Tuesday.

 

Support the Club


God Bless,

Bonnie Schneider

Auxiliary President

 

 

UPComing Events

Feb 4 - Arlen and Butch 1-5 pm       

Feb 5 - Super Bowl Party 11-5      

Feb 7 - Lions Club 6-8      

Feb 11 - Karaoke with DJ Paul   

            Private party in event center  

Feb 12 - IRS Breakfast      

Feb 14 - Valentines Dinner special. 

            Reservations Only 5-8      

Feb 16 - Fish Fry 5-8  

Feb 18 - Huckley Buck 11am   

            Pasta with Mike - 5 pm until gone.     

Feb 21 - Lions Club 6-8       

Feb 26 - Post Breakfast 

 

 

EVERY MONDAY

5-8pm Taco night * $5 special * Texas Hold’em 7pm  Gentleman’s night 6-8 Drink Specials  

 

EVERY TUESDAY 

5-8 Burger basket dinner specials

 

EVERY WEDNESDAY  

 Bar Bingo @ 6  * Full menu available 5-8

 

EVERY THURSDAY  

 Ladies Night 6-8 Drink Specials *  Fish dinner special 5-8  Fish Fry Third Thursday of montH

 

EVERY FRIDAY 

Steak and Shrimp Dinner Specials 5-9

Full menu available 5-9 * Karaoke with Laurie 8-12 

 

EVERY Saturday 

Happy Hour 11-4 * Kitchen opens 5-9

 

EVERY Sunday 

lounge Open 11-5 * Kitchen opens 12-3

 

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 $28,272 from 314 donations, which amounts to 88% 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

 

LEO F FULLER - 90

Died December 20, 2016. Served in the Navy during WWII as a Gunners Mate 3rd class. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

GEORGE WARNER - 73

Died December 23, 2016. Served 4 years in the Navy. Member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

ALLEN RUDOLPH - 90

Died December 29, 2016. Served in the Navy during WWII on the USS Saratoga. 60 year member of Post 56 Albert Lea.

 

DONALD O JOHNSON - 96

Died December 24, 2016. Served in the US Army during WWII with the 30th Division of Europe. A 72 year PUFL member of Post 56 in Albert Lea.

 

 

Post 56 Monthly Donations

 

D.A.M. Donations

 

Gary/Sharon Anderson

Mem of Richard Sabinish Jr.

Tom/Susan Paske

Mem of Donald O. Johnson

Robert/Ruth Haskins

Mem of Ding, Dane, Hody, Russell, Jack & Gabby

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Mem of Dr. James Burns

Dave/Sandy Mullenbach

Mem of Martha Wangen

Don/Elaine Ehrich

Donation

John Nielsen

Donation

 

Honor Guard Donations

 

Irene Weber

Donation

Orlo/Jean Willmert

Mem of Edward Shannon

Lorraine Schaper

Mem of Archie Foss

Family of Archie Foss

Mem of Archie Foss

 

Legion Assessment Reduction

 

  Virginia Rudolph   Mem of Allen Rudolph
  Robert/Bernice Moreau   Mem of Gerald Smith

 

 

 

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 Reim Roofing & Metal Construction, Inc. 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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Women Veterans Lunch/Meeting 11:30

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

Lounge open at 11 am

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Lounge Opens 11-5

Super Bowl Party

 

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

Lounge open at 11 am

 

 

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

IRS Breakfast

8-12:30

Lounge Opens 11-5

Kitchen Open 12-3

Special Menu

Legion Board

Meeting 6 pm

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

Valentines Day

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

Fish Fry 5-8 pm

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Lounge open at 11 am

Pasta with Mike 5 pm

 

 

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Lounge Opens 11-5

Kitchen Open 12-3

Special Menu

 

President's Day

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

 

Karaoke with Laurie

starting at 8 pm

Evening menu with

Specials 5-9 pm

Lounge open at 11 am

 

26 27 28        

Post Breakfast

8-12:30

Lounge Opens 11-5

Free Texas Hold-em

7 pm

5-8 pm Taco Night

 

Burger Night

with nightly menu

5-8 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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