Commander’s Corner


My Fellow Legionnaires


I guess winter has arrived in spades. At least we can be warm in our Legion, since all five HVAC units (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning) have now been replaced, so we now have steady heat and air conditioning for next summer. Now, all we need to do is pay for them. One of the main attempts will be the Mega-Cash Raffle. This raffle will be one of our main one of our main fund raisers. Tickets are $20 each and will be available from the Bar, the Pull-Tab Booth and various Legion Family members. The drawing will be Saturday, December 14, 2019, for a first prize of $5000, with numerous other prizes. Buy early and buy often.


Also, we have some plans for our Centennial Celebration. Our Centennial is Thursday August 1st. We have decided to move the membership meeting up one week to that night, when we will hold a very short business meeting, followed by listing all living past- commanders, and honoring those who are present. This will be followed by cake and ice- cream. On the Saturday evening following, there will be a buffet dinner also celebrating our centennial. Watch for more on these two events in the coming months. May God bless us and guide us in these coming months, Bless and Keep our military, especially those in harm’s way, and Bless these United States.


Commander Tom

Auxiliary President’s Corner

Thought for the day: “The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” Ethel Percy Andrus


Hello Ladies!

What a busy couple of months we had! I am very happy with what we have been able to accomplish especially on Jan. 24. In one day, we were able to feed about 50 homeless Veterans at CRRC on one of the coldest days of the year. They were as grateful as we were being in their presence. What an eye opener to actually hear their stories. It was pure joy to be with them and help them in a small way. We donated the December and January donations to CRRC while we were there. It was emotional to see the backpacks that we donated being put to use.

We also passed along all of the items that were donated for the MACV home for the Women Vets in Maplewood. We gave them exactly what was needed. They were delivered to the house the next day. We are not done yet as more specific items are needed. The list will change as time goes on. Rumor has it that another MACV house is in the works right in our neighborhood. I hope we can adopt that home as well!

We have our Annual Craft and Antique Market on Saturday March 9 from 10 – 4. We will continue to have our bake sale. Please contact Betty Kaiser at 651-777-5552 to let her know what goodies you can donate and reserve your table soon. The table rental is $25.

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Soon after will be our Caribbean Night on Saturday March 23! Mafi Photobooths will be back by popular demand to help us have a fun night!! Tickets will be $20 per person.

Looking forward to a fulfilling year! Find those Veterans and see how we can help them! The real blessing will be ours…

See you soon!

Jenny Nelson Unit 39 Auxiliary President


Legion Family Membership New & Transferred Members


LEGION

New Manasseh Hezekah

John R. Matrin Frederick A. Schultz


Transfer Thomas Belair Theodore Folger Marvel Gardner William Harrington Robert Johnson

Russell Keys Matthew Lebens Dennis R. Morris Brad Smith Dwain Stowman


AUXILIARY


New

Saddie Hendrickson Cindy McGee


Transfer Terese Dugger Tony Horwath Silvia Larson Anne Stark


SAL


New

Ron Gardenhire Cole Hutchens Mike Stark


Transfer

Dennis R. Morris


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Legion John F. Cotroneo Michael J. Kroll John F. Meyers

General Membership Meeting

January 10 2019


Actual gambling expenses for December 2018 were $26,228.98.


Pre-approved expenses for February 2018 are

$26,500.00.


The following donations were approved:


  1. $200.00 to the North-High Senior party.

  2. $100.00 to Northern Lights Show Choir.

  3. $100.00 to Gladstone Meals on Wheels.


Executive Board Meeting

January 17 2019


No Donations Recommended


From the Bar Board


We’ve just endured the coldest temperatures since 1996. I hate to admit it, but I Do remember that Ground Hogs Day! I’d say that “enough is enough”!


Maybe the best thing about February is that we usually think that we are on the down side of winter. Of course, Mother Nature always seems to have a surprise or two in store for us. So, if you find yourself struggling a bit with that thought, why not join your family and friends at YOUR American Legion Club 39? What better way to stay warm than to have a tasty meal, a couple of beverages, a little conversation and a good time? We have replaced all of the HVAC roof units so it should be warm and comfortable for everyone.


Don’t forget to join us for the annual “VALENTINE MEGA MEAT RAFFLE” on

February 9th. The doors will open at 11:00 AM with the raffle starting at 12:00 and going till gone. There will be over 200 packages of Prime Rib, Steaks and Lobster tails. There will also be 1 - $150.00, 2 -

$100.00 raffle drawings and Shake – a- Day tip boards. We will have drink specials with bottle beer and rail drinks - $2.50 each and tap beer - $2.25. The kitchen will also be offering a limited menu from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to win a package of surf and/or turf and have fun at the same time?


The February monthly drink specials are:


Beer of the month - Miller Lite - $2.50 Drink of the month - Wine - $3.00


We serve lunch from 11:00 Am – 2:00 PM – Monday – Friday, and dinner is served 5 – 8 PM, Monday – Thursday and 4 – 8 PM on Fridays.


As always, our staff looks forward to seeing, serving and chatting with you. So, stop in and enjoy some camaraderie as we work our way through this challenging winter.


Archie Vickerman

Bar & Hall Board Chairman


February Bands

1 -2 Fugitives

8 – 9 DB Cooper

15 - 16 Authorities

22 - 23 Vinyl Groove

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February Events

9 Valentine’s Meat Raffle 12 Noon

14 ALR Meeting 6:00pm

14 General Membership Meeting 7:00pm

14 Auxiliary Meeting 7:00pm

21 Executive Board Meeting 6:30pm

21 Honor Guard Meeting 6:00pm

27 Bar Board Meeting 10am


Membership for 2019

If your 2019 dues are not paid, please pay as soon as possible.

The Legion dues are $40.00, and you can send your dues to the Post or drop them off in the dues box at the bar.

The Auxiliary dues are $25.00, and you can send your dues to Tammy at the post or you can drop them in the dues box at the bar.

The SAL dues are15.00, and you can send your dues to the Post or drop them off in the dues box at the post.

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Legion 39 Family Centennial Cookbook


Get your copy today.


$10.00 each Available at Legion Office

Or call

651-647-1834 and leave message

Post Officers 2017/2018


Commander

Tom Burns

651-235-2702

1st Vice Commander

Dan Bronk

651-283-6879

2nd Vice Commander

Harry Johnson

651-777-8098

Adjutant

Mickey Ostrum

651-647-1834

Finance Officer

Greg Nadeau

651-777-7804

Chaplain

Heidi Schmidt

612-219-6517

Executive Board

Don Gilbert

612-224-5639


Bron Fike

651-774-8512


Rick Hall

651-332-4111

Sergeant-at-Arms

Glen Wichelmann

651-777-9730

Past Commander

Larry Ryan

651-200-4628


SAL Officers 2017/2018

Commander

Paul Flaherty

651-248-4646

1st Vice Commander

Mickey Ostrum

651-647-1834

2nd Vice Commander

Jim Winter

651-373-3626

Adjutant

Archie Vickerman

651-770-0010

Finance Officer

Josh Phinney

515-729-4997

Chaplain

Jim Hamilton

651-699-0863


Auxiliary Officers 2017/2018

President

Jenny Nelson

651-269-1199

1st Vice President

Mary French

651-455-1841

2nd Vice President

Diane Bultman

218-232-3243

Secretary

Ruby Rentfrow

651-578-2978

Treasurer

Tammy Ryan

651-777-3708

Chaplain

Sandy Wolfgram

651-738-3596

Sgt-at-Arms

Rosey Burke

651-483-1879

Membership

Tammy Ryan

651-777-3708


Legion Riders Officers 2017/2018

President

Steve Henderickson

651-500-3476

Vice President

Harry Johnson

651-777-8098

Secretary

Greg Anderson

651-731-9490

Treasurer

Dave Christiansen

651-247-2257

Sgt-at-Arms

Dean Rockney

612-730-1658


Bar & Hall Board Members

Archie Vickerman

651-770-0010

Ken Giannini

651-330-9217

Mark Maurer

651-777-2617

Greg Anderson

651-274-9025


Jim Winter

651-373-3626