Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295
111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Greetings Auxiliary Sisters and Brothers,
Happy Fall. Hopefully it will be long and beautiful.
Many of you have heard the news. If you haven’t heard I need to inform you that our Post Home is being sold. Our last day of business will be October 31, 2018. We all have a lot of memories. We have worked long and hard. But, it is time to downsize.
We will continue to be an active Auxiliary. We are not giving up our Charter. We are leaving the building. We are NOT the building. We will still exist. The location will change, but our purpose remains the same. Think positive.
Fall Conference was held in Willmar on September 14-16. It was a good conference and there was a lot of good information available. The meetings were informative. Three Auxiliary and several Post members attended.
We sponsored bingo at the Hastings Veterans Home on September 20th. There were 31 participants. We gave out $58.50 in prize money. The ice cream and cookies were enjoyed by everyone. We did have something unexpected happen. Ten minutes into our bingo time the tornado warning was sounded. We all had to go to the 1st floor and wait in the hallway, away from windows, for 20 minutes. When the all-clear was given we went back upstairs and continued with bingo. Our next bingo will be October 18th.
We had 40 participants for Cracker Barrel in August. All of the treats were enjoyed, but once again, the pie was the first to go. We served apple and pumpkin with whipped crème. We will not be doing Cracker Barrel in October because it would be on the 31st. They always have a big party that day, so they will have a lot of treats.
The Post and Auxiliary will sponsor the free hot dog and hot chocolate give away for Halloween on Marie Ave. again this year. We have done this for many years. I hope we have nice weather as we will be standing outside.
The next Auxiliary meeting will be on Wednesday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Please continue to save your canceled stamps for our Hospital Program. Thank you to those who have been doing this already. Bring them to the Post.
If you are a member in good standing and have been diagnosed with cancer the Auxiliary has cancer grants available. Contact Barb Kleckner at 651-450-9291 for more information.
The Auxiliary will perform a Funeral Ritual for any deceased member. We would be honored to do so. Contact Barb Meyer at 651-457-9156.
The November calendar is incomplete at this time. There will be more information coming.
In closing, I congratulate those celebrating a birthday or anniversary. I wish for a speedy recovery if you are injured or ill. I offer my deepest sympathy if you have lost a loved one.