February 2020 Post Talk

Post Talk
NORTH BRANCH POST # 85
By Glenn Pierce, Adjutant

Meeting Schedule:

  • Bar Finance & Accounting February 10th at 3:30 pm
  • Membership Meeting February 11th at 7:00 pm
  • SAL Meeting February 18th at 6:00 pm

Randy Koivisto, 1st Vice Commander - Need a ride to the VA hospital? Chisago County provides residents with rides to, and from, the VA hospital in Minneapolis on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and transportation to the VA hospital in St. Cloud on Wednesdays. The van will pick you up at your door and deliver you to the front door of the hospital. The van also has a wheelchair lift, and can also be used for those with limited mobility. Patients are requested to make mid-morning appointments if possible, and to tell your health care provider that you are riding in the county van. If you receive travel pay, you are required to surrender that amount to the driver,or if you are ineligible for travel pay, the fee is $10 per round trip. A travel reservation can be made by contacting Wendy at the Chisago County Veteran’s Service Office, at 651-213-5605.You will receive a safe and comfortable ride in the new van, without the stress of driving in city traffic.

Michelle Still, Auxiliary President - I am writing this Post Talk on one of my last days in Arizona (sad face). It will be good to be home only so I can be with family and friends. I had the privilege of attending events and auxiliary meetings at the local Post 81, Lake Havasu City, AZ.Jim and I were warmly welcomed and encouraged to take part, which is what I would expect from any Post.

Our next meeting is February 11th at 7:30 PM. Please come to the meeting and I will share some thoughts and ideas.

Glenn Pierce, Adjutant - The American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families and communities in thousands of ways every day around the world. Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism and advocacy.

The American Legion accepts both peacetime and wartime vets. To be in the Legion, you don't ever have to leave the US...but MOST members have. The VFW states you have to have served in a combat area to become a member. Both are great organizations, the only difference between the two is requirements for membership.

Glenn Pierce, Gaming Manager - ATTENTION ALL BINGO PLAYERS the Legion now has linked bingo available. Booty Chaser is in play from 11am – 1PM, 4PM – 6PM and 7PM –10PM Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. This exciting new game has a mini jackpot worth several hundred dollars that goes out several times a day. A minor jack pot worth several thousand dollars that goes out about once a week and a Major Jackpot worth about $20,000 about once a month. Stop in and give it a try.