Another four days at the Douglas County fair parking cars is behind us. Mike Kral lined up a great group of volunteers again this year. We had all ages of volunteers. Older guys and young people all working together and enjoying it the whole time. I think there was 25 people in all that helped. The money we receive is split with our Boy Scouts and the Post. The post earnings go toward the memorial park fund.
A few of our members were at the Fall Conference in Mahnomen this month. As usual we got some good information and helps make us more aware of how and why our VFW is so important to our members as well as our community. Our charitable gambling makes many donations to our city, school and families that are in distress. So this part of our giving is awesome to be a part of.
Members are so very important to all VFW organizations, so if you know someone that is eligible to be a member please encourage them to join.
Strength is in numbers. I saw this first hand this year when veterans went to the Capitol to speak on issues concerning veterans. I saw how retired military personnel get tax relief on their pensions.
We could use a few more events at our post each month. If you could come up with a few suggestions let us know, and we will try our best to have it happen.
It is that time again when our snowbirds will head south. So we will have to do without a few of our good members for a few months. If you know who they are tell them to have a good time but to hurry back, as we will miss them.
Welcome new member Patricia S.!
The new VFW calendars are available for purchase. They make great gifts! For $20 here are daily chances to win $$; and your name goes back into the drawing, so you could win multiple times. Contact Auxiliary Member Cindy Eischen to get your calendar. Fall is upon us and the colors are spectacular!
Please plan to attend our next meeting, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Servers are Pat M., Harriet S., and Joyce W.
Your Auxiliary President,
Military funeral honors were held for Frank Murphy on Aug 20, 2016 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church and cemetery in Belle River. Frank served in the Army. Honor guard members present were: Jerry Kral, John Pallow, Rob Matheny, Lance spychalla and Gary Mikkelson.
Thanks to all who continue to respond when called to help with our many volunteer activities. Fundraisers for the month of October are: fish fry on the 14 th , Mental Health Awareness spaghetti dinner on the 15 th , &; roast beef dinner on the 28 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 greatcommitment and being involved with projects usually is satisfying and fun.