Gallagher - Hansen
V.F.W. Post 295












111 South Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075

     As of this writing we have completed the first three fish fries. Itís been a slow start as always but still good. I didnít go to Mid-Winter because I was worried about having enough people here to take care of everything. Silly me, we had 20 volunteers here for the dinner hours. Donít forget we need you back every week in order to give everyone a little break.

     February 14 is not only Valentineís Day but it is also our next Auxiliary meeting and Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. We need as many volunteers as possible to come every week. Becky canít come to make the mac and cheese for us anymore due to a heavy work schedule. Iím looking for someone who can come either Thursday nights or early Friday mornings to cook the macaroni. I did it last week and it wasnít pretty. You may be thinking, what can go wrong with cooking macaroni? Well I donít eat pasta so I havenít cooked pasta in more than 20 years. As most of you who know me, know that Iím vertically challenged. I had the step stool in front of the stove with two big pots of boiling macaroni trying to stir it with the paddle we use for cooking in the Vulcan. Iíll just say it was not convenient and I still missed the corners. I also remembered you have to get it out of the boiling water and cool as quickly as possible and that wasnít possible for me so it was over cooked. If there is anyone out there who can handle a big batch of macaroni, 15 lbs. or more, please let me know if you can handle this very important job.

     Bingo at Hastings this month was wild. They had three winners of the T game and two cover all winners besides all the bingo winners beforehand. They gave away $85.50 in prize money

     REMINDER: If you have submitted your dues, remember that it was determined by the National Auxiliary that they would be issuing the membership cards directly and it takes extra time for them. Please be patient. If you have not submitted your dues, please do so as soon as possible.

     Remember that if you are a member in good standing and are diagnosed with cancer, the Auxiliary has cancer grants available. Contact Barb Kleckner for more information at 651-450-9291.

     The Auxiliary is available to perform a Funeral Ritual for any deceased sister or brother. It would be our honor to do so. Contact Linda Irey at 651-247-8198.

     In closing I congratulate anyone celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

     I wish a speedy recovery if you are injured or ill. I offer my deepest sympathy if you have lost a loved one.

Loyally yours,

Linda Irey
Auxiliary President

         February 2018