Congratulations to Commander Chub Hensley and Quartermaster Jim Tenhoff for receiving White Hat All State Awards at the VFW Awards Ceremony at the Spring Convention in Rochester on June 10th.
This newsletter is number two of twelve. A few members spent four days at the VFW Convention in Rochester this last week. It was rewarding to hear post 7902 called out for a number of awards. One was for Mike Kral for the best newspaper article for a veteran, in the state, published in the Echo Press of Alexandria. Mike was surprised as well as all of us that were there. Great job Mike!! Another award was for continued growth for the post. A safety award and an outstanding quarter master award for Jim Tenhoff. He has done a great job for many years. Thanks!! Once again thanks for all those who have helped with the safety award.
Representing our auxiliary, Kathy Fystrom was elected state president for the coming year. For someone to accomplish this speaks well for her hard work and dedication. Congratulations Kathy, we are so proud of you!!
June has started off with a bang. We had a huge turnout for the last fish fry. Thanks to Jerry Kral and his gang that are so dedicated to help him every time. The Osakis parade on June 26th. We will have our flag retiring ceremony that Jim Tenhoff and Jerry Kral do every year at this time. We have a post membership volunteer dinner on June 29th. So you can see why I say June is a very busy month. Along with all these events is the job of mowing the lawn. The following people have taken turns mowing: Mike Kral, Mike Rooney, Chad Gulbranson and myself.
I'll say it again, June is a busy month !! And July will be even as busy. So please help in any way you can. There is something for anyone who can help. It would be so appreciated. Most of our snowbirds are back and already been helping us. We also have help from people that aren't even members.
Don't forget the replica of the Vietnam Nam wall will be in Sauk Centre at the Eagles Nest, from July 14 - 17th. Hope you can visit this awesome display.
Your Post Commander
Happy Summer!! School is done and all the summer activities are in full swing. Vacation time and all the summer fun is about to begin. Enjoy, before long and it will over.
The ladies attending our meeting voted to spend $100.00 for the Osakis Festival Parade.
This is the last meeting for me, Delores starts at the next meeting. Please everyone, step up and help her out as you have helped me. Thank you everyone, for all your support and help over the years. My officers are super, they make it so easy. Thanks so much. It has been a good memory!
Next meeting is July 20, at 7:00 pm Servers are Jan F., Lyla E., Shelly T.
Your Past President- Ginny Earl
July Birthday Celebrants
Happy birthday to the following July birthday celebrants: Erma Ahrens, Lucille Barber, Alice Bladt, Gene Boisvert, Lloyd Campbell, Sandy Chapman, Alton Fiskness, Ryan Fraser, Betty Hinrichs, Carolyn Holty, Phillip Jence, Allan Karl, Joe Ketelboeter, Brenda Kral, Mike Kral, Nick Krebsbach, Fred Larsen, Rose Larson, Richard Loxtercamp, Connie Maxey, Helen McLain, Joan Melchert, John Pekar, Joan Pollard, Shelly Schnitzler, Dennis Tomford, Calvin Uhl, & Myron Wegener.
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.
Membership has voted to construct 10 X 20 foot storage shed on the east side of the Club. This building
will be used for general storage and to house a Club lawn mower the purchase of which we are currently
researching. Building will start ASAP. Fundraisers for the month of July are: fish fry on the 8 th & roast
beef dinner on the 29 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.