Post Officers

Post Commander –  Terry Pieper

Sr. Vice Commander – Jon Kelly

Jr. Vice Commander – Sol Diekmann

Quartermaster –  Larry Grindland

Adjutant –  Sol Diekman

Trustee 1 yr – Mike Mausolf

Trustee 2 yr – Mike Running

Trustee 3 yr – Ken Johnson

Surgeon – Larry Mueller

Legislative – Jon Kelly

Commanders Column

Greetings

Summer is fast coming to an end and I hope you all enjoyed it. As part of the summer community events, the Color Guard lead the Kaposia Days Parade. New at this year’s parade we had a float that members from the Post and Auxiliary rode on and passed out candy. We hosted a booth during Kaposia Days Business Expo and answered questions about the changes for the Post. We also met with several Vets about membership and the mission of the VFW.

July has been quiet for the most part, we made our visits to the Minneapolis and Hasting Veterans homes for our bingo nights. We are continuing to host Bingo at the Moose Lodge (see dates and time on the VFW website calendar) and encourage our members to go and give it a shot, you don’t have to be a member of the Moose to play Bingo. And if you wish to have a drink and play some pull tabs we have several post members that you can sign in under as a guest.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

  • Youth awards- to judge essays for the Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy
  • Cemetery – in addition to repairing and refreshing the monument, we are looking for volunteers to clear and raise headstones that have sunken

Special MeetingSaturday September 28th, 1-3 pm at the South St Paul Community Center for all Post and Auxiliary members on the future of the post. This will be an information gathering meeting on the options available to ensure our post is sustainable and relevant to veterans and our community for generations to come. (no voting will be done)

Annual membership drive-membership dues are now being accepted we hope to have them collected by January 1st, but early payments are accepted. 2020 dues can be sent to the Post – attention quarter master – Larry Grindland,

100 Anniversary- Don’t forget to send your reservation in for the Anniversary banquet.

Calling on any member that graduated in the SSP class of 1969! Please contact Patty Moliter, the reunion committee member at: (651)216-9898

Comrade in Arms

Terry Pieper

Post Commander

Gallagher-Hansen

1401 Thomson Ave.Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 295

South St Paul Mn 55075

(651) 455-1505