Our Veterans program was Friday, and if you didn't make it the ceremony was a very heart touching experience. Now for many years Carmen Silbernick directed the choir and Randy Resley directed the band. They always do a spectacular job and we appreciate and think our school has been blessed by their talent and direction they give their students. They made a special day even more special! Because of all the post and auxiliary members that participated it also made this day special. I can truly say well done. I even had a few calls and lots of comments telling me how great a job everyone did.
This month should be another busy one. We will have our normal meals as well as our Christmas party and Tom and Jerry night. So check your calendar for dates and times. It would be fun to have everyone enjoying this holiday season with us.
The memorial park is ninety nine percent finished. I hope by December 1st it will be complete, a big thank you to Darrin and Becky Hensley and the 3 girls for keeping the secret which surprised us by paying for our new mural display. It is a 24 foot mural that is beautiful. Go look if you have a chance before the snow covers it up. That is if we have snow this year!!
Our editor of the newsletter is in Texas for a few months, so if there is something special you want put in newsletter let Mike Kral or Shelly Schnitzler know and they will make sure Jan gets it.
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Commander Chub Hensley
Welcome new member Theresa Sonterre!
November meeting was held with 11 members present. Thank you to those whom could attend and to those who served the food.
Donations voted on were: Christmas at the Home/Hospitals, National Children's Home, Armed Forces Service Center, and Jingle Bells.
VFW Post 7902 Christmas decorating will be November 28th at 1:00 p.m. Come share the fun!! Our member Christmas Dinner/Party will be held December 3, 2016. Social @ 5 p.m., dinner @ 6 p.m. Please plan to attend our December 21st meeting @ 7 p.m. in the VFW 7902 banquet room. In lieu of our gift exchange, members voted to donate to the Todd and Douglas County food shelves. Please bring a food item to donate and a treat to share at the meeting.
Servers for December are Linda B. and Judy J.
Your Auxiliary President,
December Birthday Celebrants
Happy birthday to the following December birthday celebrants: Denise Barsness, Gus Berninghaus, Thomas Costello, Lenore Davis, Steven Ehnes, Jan Flolid, Jessica Gomez, Minnie Jezierski, Vicky Loften, Karen Maher, Roman Meier, Scott Morrisette, Jim Norberg, Karen Olek, Wayne Olson, Pat Ostrem, Jeremy Pederson, Marlene Rekedahl, Shirley Robischon, Mike Rooney, Donald Schlosser, Connie Sell, Penny Shaw, Bruce Sonterre, Celia Tengwall, Judith Tomford & Bev Tweedt.
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.
Thanks to all who continue to respond when called to help with our many volunteer activities. Fundraisers for the month of December are: fish fry on the 9 th , & roast beef dinner on the 30 th . We’re 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.