Commander Report

            Aitkin American Legion Post 86 Newsletter
            April, May, June 2018

          Happy Easter to all fellow Legionnaires. Welcome back to all the snow birds that have returned. As much as I hate to say it, you came back to soon. Looks like winter will be with us for quite awhile yet. Last year at this time boats an docks were in the water and the golf courses were open. Being Minnesotan's though we will get through it and make the best of it because we can snowmobile and ice fish a little longer. Be safe though and watch for thin ice.
          May will be the end of my term as Commander and this will be my last news letter. Being Commander has been a learning experience (a good learning experience). The last 2 years have gone by fast, seems like just the other day I was asking how do I conduct a meeting. I want to thank Lori and her staff, Harvey and all of the committee chairs and their staff for all they did to make my job as simple as possible and such a success. With a great staff great things happen. We accomplished many things in the last 2 years that hopefully made this a better Post. We still have things to do and I'm certain the new regime will be able to accomplish this with our help. Remember all Posts need volunteers to help make things happen. The club is now open on Mondays again and if you haven't been there in awhile come check out new bar stools, table top coverings and ceiling tiles in the bar area.

          Nomination of Post officers was conducted at the March meeting, and election of Post officers will be at the April meeting ( April 12th). All members are urged to attend and participate at this meeting to elect our new officers who will be sworn in at the May meeting (May 10th) 

          May is poppy month and we will need volunteers to distribute poppy cards to the local business's on the north side of why 210 on Wednesday May 3rd. We will distribute poppies to the general public on May 10th and 11th. On Friday May  25th the Legion will be sponsoring the Memorial Day brat sale at the court house, again volunteers are needed. Memorial Day activities are scheduled to be at the VFW this year. May 1st is May Day and there is a scheduled Flag retiring ceremony at the VFW, the Color Guard and all Post members are welcome.

          DUES-DUES-DUES Remember your 2018 dues must be paid by the end of the year or you will loose all your consecutive years. 2019 dues will be due starting in July, please pay them as soon as possible if you haven't done so yet. It's been many years since our Post has been at 100% paid membership, lets make 2018 the start of a new era.

            It has been my honor to be your Commander the last 2 years. I could not have asked for any better Officers to work with. Have a great spring and summer and thanks again to all of those who help make this a great Post. Remember our goal is helping all Veterans that served our country proudly and to take a minute to remember our Fallen Comrades. Don't forget to check the calendar for all the daily events and specials. God Bless Our Post and God Bless America.





                                                                                                                                          Commander:  Bob Carlson








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