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

     September is upon us already. That means that for all intents and purposes summer is almost over and the children will be going back to school, so please drive carefully and be on the lookout for those BIG orange school buses and their extended STOP arms.
    
     The KIDS PICNIC was held on a hot and humid Sunday, August 3rd with not as great a turnout as in the past. The weather held out fine until about 4:00 pm and then we got a little shower that didn't last to long. Some people got a little wet, but no one melted. As always we had the Kids Treasure Hunt and the kids found all the candy and money that was hidden for them. New this year was the chili made by Terry Tucker and his wife Cassie that turned the Hot Dogs into delicious Chili Dogs that everyone seemed to really enjoy.
    
     The list of winners for the wagons and bikes are as follows;

Wagons
Heath Henrickson           Caleb Rowan

20" Bikes
Emma Kleckner              Lucas Froeming

24" Bikes
Emaliya Schultz               Leighton Tucker

26" Bikes
Leanna Froeming            Elliot Kimmes

28" Bikes
Samantha Thell               Dylan Mrotz

     Last but not least was the door prize of a grill that was won by Jason Berg.

     Congratulations to all the winners.

     On August 15, we had our Steak and Shrimp Dinner and had a very good turnout. Thank you all so much. Our September Steak and Shrimp will be on the 19th, so come on down and enjoy a delicious meal.

     The District Meeting was held on Saturday, August 16, in Mankato at Post 9713. It was well attended by all the District Posts. We had 6 members in attendance from our Post. The New Year budget was discussed and voted on.

    Coming up in September is the Dept. Fall Conference on the 12th to the 14th in Willmar, MN.

     If you plan on attending we have blank room reservation forms at the Post, by the sign in book.

     If you are in need of any medical equipment like walkers, canes or wheelchairs, please contact the Post as we have loaners available.

     Our Gambling Manager has informed me that as of July 31, we have donated back to our Community more than $40,500 in contributions this year. That, Comrades, is the purpose of our pull tab operation.

     Please keep sending in your dues as we are not at 100% yet. Remember, we need a strong voice in Washington.

     As always 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
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