February has started off with a few great events for our club. One was our wings and wedges night, another was our fish dinner, Super Bowl party, and our Valentine’s dinner. There were additional events that have been a big boost for our club. I can only say thank you to those people that work so hard to make all these events go so well. Thank all of you that help us time and time again! Coming up we have a chicken dinner and a roast beef dinner that I look forward to.
Our membership drive was a new and rewarding experience this year. We had two young vets come in with their suggestions on things we can do in the future and also ways to welcome new vets. That evening was a great experience for me and others that were there. Thank you Jamie and Cassie for all your input and new ideas. Cassie W. has recruited a few business people to sponsor a vet. With the donations from the Sargent family we were able to help a few young vets to become life members.
Thank you Mark’s Welding, Bob Walsh, and Cassie Walsh for your help in sponsoring a vet.
We may do some things that you or others don’t understand. There is a reason behind every decision that we make. For example, someone asked me why I don’t do this or that. They were shocked to hear me say our members on the committees make the decisions that affect all of us. Not me or any one person can or should do this alone. My first responsibility is to present an issue to the members that does not in any way influence or sway them on their vote. I have tried to do that every time. We invite you to come oversee our meetings and help us make good decisions for all of us.
We have a great membership and my goal is to keep everyone in mind when something comes up that affects our post. Come get involved – Thank you.
Hope you had a great Valentine's day! We had a few very faithful members at our meeting. During Lent the numbers are always lower, but business was taken care of.
A new member was accepted from a transfer from the Twin Cities area and $300.00 was being spent for blue jeans for St. Cloud VA.
A special project is being done at the Post. Both "Post and Auxiliary members interview" it is being called. There is a form to fill out and it will be used for the Facebook page and/or the VFW website. It will tell the story of our members, so please fill out and turn in at monthly meeting. Cassie Walsh will do a great job! Give me a call or stop in the Post for a form. Smile and get busy filling out the form!
Kathy Fystrom got 1st place with her Poppy Display, and she goes to National contest now.
Next meeting is March 16th at 7:00pm. Servers are Helen M., Carolyn H., and Sandy C.
Happy birthday to the following March birthday celebrants: DeLores Butkowski, Brandon Crotteau, Judy Cunningham, Dusti Fetters, Harold Giesler, Dan Hewitt, Letty Jost, Ray Maher, Dale Maus, Jim Olek, Amanda Roos, George Williams, & Ron Watson.
Don’t forget to visit the Club on your birthday for a complimentary beverage. Please contact either Helen McLain (320-859-4384) or Mike Kral (320-859-5643) if your birth date in not included.
Remember membership night on Fridays from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. During this time, alcohol beverages will be served to all Vets and Auxiliary members at a fifty-cent reduction. Also, all Vets & Auxiliary members who attend the Post or Auxiliary meeting will receive a fifty cent reduction on alcohol beverages after the meeting until closing. The courtesy of displaying a membership card to receive this price break would be appreciated by the bar personnel.
Fundraisers for the month of March are: fish fry on the 11th, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on the 17th, & roast beef dinner on the 26th. We are still looking for enterprising individuals to start a new monthly activity. A monthly chicken dinner would be fantastic. Once per month is not a great commitment and being involved with projects usually is satisfying and fun. Call the VFW if interested in helping with any project or better still in starting a new fundraiser.