May 2016 Newsletter
I am sorry I neglected to inform all of you , that our dear friend and longtime member
Roy Helms passed away. Roy was a big supporter of our post whether in Alaska or in Osakis. Roy and his wife Hope were visitors to Osakis area two or three times a year. His pleasant and friendly smile will be missed by all. .
This month has been a time to make all of us proud to be a member of our VFW Post. I saw a church group and many other workers come together for a family in need. Our community responded so well. I have seen this same response for other families or organizations in the past. I am so thankful we have a nice building to hold these events. The members of our post have been a great asset to our community, always willing to provide to our community. Thank you everyone who has helped in any way.
It is time to elect members to fill our commanders and other offices in our post. It would be appreciated to see A few new faces in these jobs. But if not we will do what we have done in years past. We will do the best we can and be thankful we have the same ones step up once again. These people don't do this for fame and fortune but rather they do it for the pride
and dedication to our post. We need more help to make sure it stay that way.
With the hard work of all the people that take care of our charitable gambling, we have been able to donate about $65,000 to many good causes. Whether you believe in the charitable gambling or not at least part of the money is used for many good causes.
I hope you will continue to support our post.
This meeting had lots of sisters turning out for our April meeting. It was a great night and a great meeting! With summer coming and nice weather, let’s get our sisters out for the evening.
Monies were spent to the following, annual bike rodeo-$125.00 and Department President gift-$25.00.
For business we draped the charter for Doris Harth, The Osakis Brownie Troop gave several cookies (girl scout cookies), several cases to be given to Veterans in St. Cloud. It was a "Give Back" project.
Silent auction items are wanted for a money making dinner for "Meals on Wheels". May 15th will have a dinner at Community Center to raise monies for the program. Please donate items for this event. It will go for a good cause.
Election was held and the following people said they would hold the office. President-Dolores Butkowski, Sr. Vice-Carolyn Holty, Jr. Vice-Kathy Fystrom, Chaplin-Marty Kern, Treasure-Cindy Eischen, Conductress-Barb Neumann, Guard-Lois Neumann, Trustee-Ginny Earl.
Thanks to all the ladies who stepped up to take an office. We want this great organization to continue and we have the ladies to do it!!
Next meeting is May 18th at 7:00 pm; servers will be Marty K., Vicki H., and Janice H.
May Birthday Celebrants
Happy birthday to the following May birthday celebrants: Muriel Bonner, Phyllis DeCann, Lee Christopherson, Joseph Dietrich, John Flolid, Kearney Frank, Francisco Gomez, Geri Grossell, Ken Grossell, Chad Gulbranson, Don Jensen, Gearld Johnson, Julie Kakac, Polly Kallhoff, Benjamin Kral, Jerry Kral, Chuck Maher, Ruth Meier, David McLain, Roland Musolf, Erika Niehoff, Brenda Nelson, Richard Patrick, Dorothy Paulson, Lindell Quam, Harriet Siebell, & Skip Stirzl.
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.
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