Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295
111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
September has come and gone. School is in full session and pretty soon little and not so little kids will be wandering the streets trick or treating.
Fall is my favorite time of year, the changing of the leaves, the harvesting of the crops and hunting season.
Fall is also a busy time for the VFW. Membership drives are kicking into full swing. If you havenít paid your membership dues yet please get them in. Better yet you can purchase a lifetime membership (the Post will pay 20% of the cost) and you will never have to worry about paying dues again, unless you would like to become a Legacy Life Member. With Legacy Life membership, the Post will forever receive funding from the National organization. Plans start at $400.00 and can be paid in installments.
Many good things are happening at the Post. We continue to have Saturday Taco Day and a meat raffle on Saturday. Meat Raffles are also done on Friday evenings. At the Friday night meat raffles only- we are spinning the wheel for the meat winner-also-the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th spin the number left or right ( alternating ) of the winning number will receive a free drink-when you buy one ticket-you have two chances to win!-A GREAT DEAL!! It is a great way to support the Post.
Steak and shrimp are conducted the third Friday of each month. Come down and support the Post on these good fundraisers. Youth activities are starting. High Schools and Junior High Schools have started their speech and essay contests. Due date to the Post is November 1st.
We are also on the look out for exceptional teachers in each school category. These teachers can win some great prizes from the Department and the National organization. All that is truly needed is to teach Americanism at the grade level.
Bus Drivers, Police, Fire Fighters and EMT personnel can also be awarded some prizes in Safety. Basic Requirements are in demonstrating safety at work. It is easy to nominate.
On a personal level I know that not many people are nominated for these awards. It would be great to see South Saint Paul or Inver Grove Heights personnel recognized for their efforts. Next Post meeting is on October 12th, starting at 7pm. Hope to see you there.