Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295













111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
    October 2014
Greetings Comrades,

     My how time flies, October is already here. Where did September go? We had a rather slow month, but time marches on.

     Our Department Fall Conference was held in Willmar on the 12th to the 14th. It was well attended and we had 6 of our members there as well as members of the Ladies Auxiliary. We all attended classes and seminars such as Gambling rules, Community Service, Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen competition, and more.

     Don't forget to mark October 17th on your calendar for our monthly Steak and SHRIMP dinner. It's a great meal at a reasonable price. Every month the crowd is growing, so that tells us that you enjoy the food. We look forward to seeing you on the 17th. Remember, the proceeds go to helping our Veterans in need.

     Football season has started so come on down and watch the Vikings on one of our big screen T Vs.

     We have door prizes after every quarter. You could win a Vikings T-shirt, a gift certificate or other door prizes. The Menís Auxiliary has Chili and all the fixingís for $4.00 a bowl all during the game.

     The Burger kitchen is sporting a slightly NEW MENU. Unfortunately, we had to discontinue the $1.00 burger on Tuesday night, but it was replaced with a $4.50 burger basket that includes a bigger burger on a bigger bun with fries and cole slaw. We've had positive feedback on that change alone. Stop in and give it a try. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

     This year, so far, the Club operation has given over $22,000 back to the community. I know we can do better Comrades, so please patronize YOUR Post and Clubroom whenever you get the chance. Letís not let our community and friends down. That's what we are all about.

     On October 11th we have a 2nd District Meeting at the Chaska V F W Post for the V F W members and the Ladies Auxiliary members. Meetings start at 12:30 and 1:00 pm. For those getting there early, lunch will be served at 11:00 am.

     Our Fall Fish Fries start this month for four weeks, starting on the 24th. Don't forget, we have the BEST Fish Fries around for the price. Hope to see you there. Also, don't forget, we need volunteers for these functions. It takes a lot of hard work to put these functions on. We have lost many volunteers over the last few years due to their passing and we hope we can replace them with new volunteers that would like to get involved in helping our Post grow and thrive. Please give it some thought and if you could spare a few hours on Friday nights, we would welcome you aboard with open arms.

     Comrades, I know you get tired of hearing about this in almost every issue of the newsletter, but until we get our membership up to 100% I have to keep mentioning it. We need to have you send in your dues as soon as possible. If you are having financial difficulty, let us know and we'll try to help you as best we can. Let's not take the chance of Washington trying to take away the benefits we have been promised and so rightly deserve.

In closing, I and the members of Post 295 congratulate those celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, a speedy recovery to those who are ill, and our condolences to those who have lost a loved one.

Yours in Comradeship

Mike Running, Commander