Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295












111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
    May 2017
Hello Comrades,

     My oh my does time fly by fast. It is ironic that days can seem to drag on but the days and weeks just fly by. It is hard for me to believe that it is already May and my time as Post Commander is quickly ending.

     At the April meeting we elected a new slate of officers that take over running the Post on June 11th at the close of the State Convention. Elected, as Commander is Mike Running, Senior vice is Mike Labovitch and Jr. Vice is Ray Hartung. Larry continues as Quartermaster. Installation of these officers will take place at the conclusion of our May meeting.

     I have had a good time serving as your Post Commander. I am not sure that we accomplished much but we did have a great year in community service and membership. The club continues to function well. We could use some more members supporting the club though. The doors are open and we continue to serve drinks. Even if you do not drink, you can stop down for some pop. Pull-tabs and bingo continue to bring people in the door. Once we get them in it is nice to get them to stay and participate in the activities of the Post. Friday night live bands are quickly ending. We will replace this with a DJ playing the music the patrons wish to hear. You never know we might even hear some big band music coming from the speakers. The club will continue with bands on Saturdays.

     Starting this month we will be getting our steak and shrimp night back. The fish fry is over and we had a good turn out and served many people. We make some decent money for the Post at the fish fryís. This is our only fund raising event and we depend on it to promote and keep our programs going. Steak and shrimp is the 3rd Friday of the month. This month it will be held on May 19th.

     Our Post meeting is the second Wednesday of the month. This time it will be on Wednesday May 10th. If you want to learn about what is going on at the Post, please attend the meetings. Moreover, by meetings I am referring to the official sanctioned meeting. This is the only place that business is transacted and decisions about the future direction is made. The decisions about the Post and club are not made at the bar stools. Please continue to support our advertisers that are in the Echo and please continue to support the club.

     Happy Motherís day to all the moms out there.

Tate Doom, Commander