My goal this month was to start the newsletter with an update on the Armed Forces Memorial expansion. Things are still at a stand-still. Our contactor has been working day and night to get all his work done. I check in with him daily to see how close we are. So again, I will say it should be soon.
Membership is a big part of all VFW organizations survival and we are no exception. If you know of an eligible Vet, try to let him or her know how important they are to our VFW. We need to have numbers to be strong and to carry the message that our Vets need help and support from our government. Wars have come and some are gone but these men and women should never be forgotten.
Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day. Once again, we will have a program at our school. If you can, please come and support what you as a Veteran have worked so hard for.
Some of our snow birds have started to go south and a number of them do a lot of volunteer work at the past. So we will be looking for help to replace them. I hope a few of you can find time to help out in one way or another. Our charitable gambling has helped our community and post in a number of ways. So if you can, let Don T. and Steve M. along with all the workers know that you appreciate all they do. It will make all of them aware that we appreciate their hard work. Without charitable gambling, we would not be able to function the way we do. Thank you once again.
Dear Auxiliary Sisters,
Another beautiful fall day, and harvest is going full blast. Do you have your garden all ready for winter? Also safe travels for our members heading to warmer temps.
We gave $100.00 to the children at the National home, $200.00 to Armed Forces Center in Minneapolis Airport, $500.00 to Christmas at the veterans hospitals, $158.00 to Veteran's Family Support program, $100.00 to After Prom party at OHS.
We are not having a meeting for the month of November. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Events that are going to be happening: Please mark your calendar. November 11, 10:15 am, Veterans Day program at public school. November 27th at 1:00 pm decorating the Post for Christmas. December 5th, Christmas party, Post and Auxiliary at 5:00 pm social, 6:00 pm banquet. December 13th, 10:00am 5th District meeting, bring some Christmas cookies and empty tins, to purchase some goodies. December 16th monthly meeting at the post home, 7:00 pm. Bring something for the food pantry instead of gift exchange, and some Christmas goodies to share.
Please help with the Post decorating, we need both Male and Females. Many hands will make short work of the work!
Remember NO MEETING in November! Next meeting is Dec.16th, servers are Linda B., and Judy J.