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111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
COMMANDER'S COLUMN
 
    April 2014
Dear Comrades,

     All members, in good standing, of post 295 may express their opinion by cast their vote at this monthís election of officers. Come out to our next meeting and vote. Let your voice be heard.

The nominations so far are as follows:

Commander Mike Running
Sr. Vice Commander Terry Tucker
Jr. Vice Commander Open
Quartermaster Larry Grindland
Chaplin Hank Rollins - Wally Post
Trustee (3yr) Marc Anderson
Club Committee (3yr) Terry Tucker

Nominations are open until our next meeting.

     Scouting: on March 16th I attended the local pinewood derby contest. Each scout makes their own race car out of a single block of pine. The pack 79's 1st place winner was Daniel Hilz. Daniel is pictured with his Father, Matthew Hilz Sr.












   













Also pictured is the pack 95 1st place winner, Tanner Zeise with Carie & Jason Zeise.

     Veterans on the hill rally: Was held on March 17. The rally was well represented by all Veterans groups. We had 6 people attend the rally. Many politiciansís addressed the rally.

MEMBERSHIP:
     If you havenít paid your dues yet, do so as soon as possible.

     Fish Fries will continue every Friday until April 18th, Good Friday.

     PAST COMMANDER/PAST PRESIDENTS DINNER will be on April 13th, Social hour from 12 to 1pm, with dinner and program following.

     District Commander/District President Testimonial Dinner will be held on May 2nd at our Post.

     Loyalty Day will be on Saturday May 3rd 2014.

     POST SURGEON: All kinds of Hospital equipment are available from canes and wheelchairs to bathroom accessories. They are free to all that need them for as long as you need them. Just return them when you are done with them. We also take donations of medical equipment. Call Larry Muller at 651-455-5975.

     ECHOES NEWSLETTER:
To ensure that you continue to receive your copy of our newsletter, please notify the post if you have a change of address, 651-455-1505.

OLD OR WORN U.S. FLAGS:

     Old or worn U.S. flags can be dropped off at the post. We will give it the proper retirement and disposal it deserves at Loyalty Days in May. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 651-357-8098.

     In closing, the members of Post 295 would like to congratulate those celebrating a birthday or anniversary. And wish a speedy recovery to those who are ill, and our condolences to the families who have lost a family member.
  







Marc Anderson, Commander
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