Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295
111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Well July is over and that means that summer is almost over too. As a recreational boater that makes me sad because I haven't had enough time to get out on the water and have some fun in the sun and see if I'm too old to water ski anymore. I hope you all had a safe and happy 4th of July.
Iím happy to report that our hosting of Kaposia Days was a great success. We had a nice turnout for the street dance and all the other amenities we had.
At the Kids Safety Camp we also had a great turnout of approximately 98 kids from Mendota Heights and South St. Paul. They learned about Fire Safety, Water Safety, Computer Safety and watched a demonstration of the police K-9 units.
We have done several Meat Raffles this past month to help fund the upcoming Kids Picnic scheduled for August 6th at Loraine Park in So. St. Paul. Donít forget, all members and their families and their kids and grandkids are welcome. Lots of fun and activities are scheduled for the kids.
As I write this column this month, several of our Members and Auxiliary are attending the National Convention in New Orleans, so weíll have to wait until next month to report on any new or amazing happenings coming from National. Letís hope there are not any drastic changes to drive us crazy.
For those of you that follow the happenings at the Veterans Home in Hastings, there will be a dedication ceremony for their new Green House on Sunday the 13th of August at 11:00 AM with a BBQ to follow. As you might remember, past District Commander, Mike Labovitch, was very involved and instrumental in securing the funding for this project. KUDOS TO YOU MIKE.
Donít forget the Steak and Shrimp dinner on the third Friday of the month. Everyone seems to love the tender and juicy steaks we have. For the mere price of $12.50 we will serve you and feed you and even clean up when you are done. All the proceeds go to the Veterans Awareness Fund.
A quick update on the proposed consolidation of our Post and the West St. Paul Post; Their Quartermaster attended our July meeting to inform us that they have decided to split their membership and have some Members come to our Post and other Members go to the Mendota Heights Post. That ends the consolidation process.
Not much else is happening for the rest of August other than the State Fair coming at the end of the month. If you attend the Great Minnesota Get Together, enjoy yourself, donít eat too much junk food and have a safe and happy time.
If you are in need of Medical Devices to temporarily make your life easier, donít forget to contact our Surgeon to see if we can help you out. We have crutches, walkers and other devices that may help you out.
As always, I and the members of the Post would like to congratulate those celebrating a birthday or 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
"TAKE PRIDE IN 295"