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Legion Post 56 Monthly Bulletin
started, but seems to have had a hiccup. This is not unlike the club as we have
a good week for business, then the next week it changes. Hopefully, spring will
brighten things up with new crops and plants as they flourish; that is what we
hope will happen here at Post 56. So, please be positive.
First, let me congratulate Ruth Perry for being selected as the
Legionnaire of the Year. That same evening, we recognized several members that
have had fifty years membership with the American legion. I also thank the
very, nice crowd that attended this program.
In addition to checking the calendar in the flyer, you can also check the
website for Post 56
information. The website not only has the information found in the flyer, but
you will find many photos, event information and links to Department and
National. Check it out; you may find yourself on it!
Post 56 is in need of new officers for the year 2011-2012. Currently, we have a
Commander, but are still looking for a 1st vice and 2nd vice. If you are
interested in serving in one of these positions, please let me, or the Adjutant
First District Convention will be held in Adams, MN on May 21st and 22nd. If
interested in attending, please call or leave your name at the Post. Along the
same line, Department will be holding their convention in July. Another item of
new business is that the national Convention will be held in Minneapolis in
August. Minnesota wants to have a large delegation of flags marching, so keep
that in mind for August.
Local events coming up include the Memorial Day Program, so look for that agenda
of events. The local Guard Unit will be marching in the parade this year, so
please help show your support. Another event coming up is the National Red
Power Round-Up in June, the 23rd-25th, at the fairgrounds. Post 56 is having a
food stand at the fair and will need helpers, so please check out the volunteer
list at the club. Starting Wednesday, May 18th, the Farmer’s Market will be
serving food between 4:00 and 6:00 pm. As you can see, there are several
opportunities to help.
May 7th at 7:00 pm there will be a dance at the Armory to help support the
“Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Community’ Program” The cost is $10.00 and The Allie
Katz will be playing, so please come and support our local Guard Unit.
For God and Country
Our annual reports were due April 15th.
We thank you for giving us coupons and pop tabs. Here are the
totals we received: 235 box tops; 570 Campbell Soup labels; 165
Kemps, nickel, bottle caps; and 14 pounds of pop tabs which were
given to the Ronald McDonald House. Keep saving all of these. Even
if it’s a small amount, it all adds up. The District Convention
will be held, May 21st and 22nd in Adams. Some of us will be going
and if anyone wants a ride, call me at: 377 – 2714.
Beef Tips on Wild Rice
Legion Chicken Dinner
Butterfly Pork Chop
Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin
Tator-Tot Hot Dish
Honey Glazed Pork Loin
$1.00 Burgers are back
Tuesday Nights 5 - 8 pm
Legion Youth Donations
This is an update on how our 4th Sunday Monthly Post Breakfast's and
Youth Activity Program with local churches is going. For the first
quarter we have sent checks out to 15 local Churches who elected to
participate in the Youth Activity Fundraiser Program for the amount
of $819.00. For those that are not aware of the program, the Am.
Legion donates $1.00 back to the church of your chose for their
Youth Activity Programs. This includes money collected for three
Legion Breakfast's and one VFW Breakfast so far this year. We think
that this program is working well and want to thank all the people
for their continued support.
Chair Dave Mullenbach
Breakfast/Youth Activity Program
Born May 13, 1923. Died March 25, 2011. Served in the US Army
during the invasion of France, LIberation of Paris and the Battle of
the Bulge. Worked as a Carpenter for Diekema Construction all of
his working years.
D. A. M. Donations
Buzz Knudsen mem of Carl Knudsen
Don/Elaine Ehrich donation
Mathews, Peterson, Peterson donation from Tuesday Dog Race
Don/Joanne Johnsrud donation
Herb/Carolyn Sorenson mem of David Simpson
Mick/Judy Jaquette honor of Billy Christenson for his service to
Kendall/Lila Johnson donation
Bill/Lavonne Christenson donation
Vic Glantz donation
Jim/Judi Olson honor of Billy Christenson
Honor Guard Donations
Ruth McCrea Simpson mem of David Simpson
Bill/Marilyn Danielsen mem of David Simpson
Bob/Doris Miller honor of Billy Christenson
Ron/Betty Mathews honor of Billy Christenson
Ed/Angie Nelson honor of Billy Christenson
Rex/Lois Stotts honor of Billy Christenson
Margie MacKay honor of Billy Christenson
Margaret Michna mem of Jamie Michna
Nancy Jenson mem of Terry J. Hall
Marjorie K. Beiser mem of Sanford Lien
Carroll Aasen family mem of Carroll Aasen
Rose Kauffman mem of Bud Kauffman and Hody Hanson
ATTENTION ANYONE INTERESTED IN STARTING AN AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS
An organization meeting of all interested Legion, Auxiliary, or
S.A.L. members in good standing should try to attend a meeting at
Leo Carey Post 56 in the Legion dining room on Tuesday June 7, 2011
at 7:00pm. You may come early as it is basket night at the club.
Many members have expressed some interest in forming an American
Legion Riders chapter so please come and hear what it is about.
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
Craig Loehr-Dave Syverson Ford,
Graceland Cemetery, Jim & Dudes Plumbing & Heating, Shoff
Chiropractic, MPeters Enterprises, Church Offset Printing,
Security Bank Minnesota, American Legion
Post 56 Auxiliary, Christian Floor Covering, Embroider-4 Seasons
Advertising, Hillcrest Cemetery, Auto Serve-Rick Loberg, Doors &
Floors, ING Financial Partners-Arnold Mulso, Motor Inn Co., Bayview
Freeborn Funeral Home, Scott's Office Products, GreenLea Golf
Course, Nelson County Market, Century 21 O'Byrne Realty
The deadline for the June issue will be the Wednesday following the
post meeting. This will
be the deadline policy in the future!
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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