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111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
COMMANDER'S COLUMN
 
    March 2017
     Hello fellow members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary.

     I hope you were all able to survive the winter snowstorm of late February (if it really happens). One of the reasons I love living in Minnesota so much is the unpredictability of the weather.

     I do not wish to get political but now is the time for America to stop the arguing and demonstrating and to build upon what is great about America. That is where we as Veterans come in. There are many in our organization that are on both sides of the political spectrum. We can disagree with each other and have debates about the direction we are headed but at the end of the day we all want what is best for America. I think we need to become the example and unite to make the world a better place.

     At the publishing of this article, the Department officers are on their way back from the legislative conference held annually in Washington DC. This is a wonderful conference as each legislator and Senator is visited by a member of the VFW and our agenda is put before them. Hopefully, we make a difference and influence decisions. We have a good record of accomplishment with those elected to represent us.

     Coming up this month, Friday afternoon and evening fish fry’s. Lent is upon us and these fish fry’s become extremely busy. We need much help so please come out and lend a hand, even if only for an hour or two. This is the one event that the Post and Auxiliary host that makes us money.

     Our next meeting is March 8th at 7 PM. Make plans to come down and decide our direction. The decisions of the organization and Post are made at these meetings. Not at the end of the bar where it is only talk and gossip. If you want to know what is truly going on come to a meeting.

     March 11th is our State Commanders testimonial dinner being held in New Brighton. This is a fun event and is meant as a way for us to say thank you to our State Commander for his work that he has put in over the past 4 years.

     As a Post, we depend on sponsors to keep the cost of the monthly informational newsletter low. Please visit the sponsors and give them our business. By putting an ad in the newsletter they are showing us that they believe in the VFW and support Americas warriors. The least we can do is patronize their business.






Tate Doom, Commander
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