Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295













111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
      July 2015
Greetings Comrades,

     As you all know, we have a new Commander here at Gallagher- Hansen VFW Post 295. My name is Terry Tucker Jr. I received my VFW eligibility from Desert Shield/Desert Storm. I have been with the Post since April of 2013 where I am a Life Member. I look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you.

     Now getting to the business at hand, I have a couple of new ideas that I have coming down the line that I hope will bring the Post much needed energy. More will be announced at a later date. I hope to hear your ideas as well.

     Memorial Day was a day to reflect for the ones lost. We could not have asked for a better day to remember the brave men and women. The service at the Oak Park Cemetery was a great reminder of the many sacrifices we have made as a Nation.

     On May 30th, we had our 11th annual Ride for Wishes held at the Post. We had great weather for it this year compared to the last couple. The turnout was great
and hopefully there will be a good donation going their way.

     The O.T.I. Department Conference was June 10th- 14th in Plymouth MN. The officer’s classes were held on the 10th -12th. That's where the newly elected officers take classes to learn the new positions in their Posts. We had a great turn out by the Post members. It is a great place to meet others from around the state.

     July 4th is a great time to spend a day and or weekend with family. The Post is open so come on down and have a few cocktails with us as well if you are looking for something to do.

There is a Steak and/or Shrimp dinner on July 17th. Included in your meal are a potato, dinner salad and bread. The Post has one every 3rd Friday of the Month. Come down and enjoy a wonderful meal at a great price.

     Our Annual VFW kid’s picnic will be held on Aug 16th this year. It is a couple weeks later due to another organization already having the park. As usual we will have kid’s prizes and one adult prize. We will have the kids train, climbing wall and an obstacle course as well this year. We will have the standard hotdogs, chips, ice cream, assorted pop and for the adults Beer.

     2016 membership dues... Any annual member who pays their 2016 dues between July1 and Aug 16 will be eligible to win a life membership. Dues will be accepted at the kid’s picnic on August 16 so come and enjoy a fun day. My membership committee and I will continue to push membership hard this year. For the members that have paid their dues this year, I thank you and for the ones that haven't yet, expect a phone call. That call will be a reminder and to find out if there’s anything we can do for you. Keep in mind we still have the 20% off for signing up for a Lifetime Membership. Give Larry Grindland or myself a call to find out more information regarding this awesome deal.

     Our Post Surgeon is still in need of wheelchairs. If you have a good used one laying around bring it to the Post and we will put it to good use. Right now we are good with crutches, but any other medical devices please let our Post Surgeon know what you have and he will let you know if we need those items.

     Keep in mind that “Loose Lips Sinks Ships” so Please Refrain from talking Post business at the bar. If you want to hear the information from the source come to a meeting that is why we have them. Thank you.

     I would like to pass on a great Thank You for a wonderful year to Past Commander Mike Running. I as the incoming Commander will be using you and other Past Commanders for knowledge and guidance in the year to come.

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

Your Brother in Arms,


Terry Tucker Jr, Commander