MINNESOTA 8TH DISTRICT
September 27, 2019
The Commander and Presidents projects have been completed and the Veterans at Silver Bay Veterans Home are happy as clams. Well, they're happy to be on the water anyway sporting their new inflatable life vests on their new pontoon boat. The Commander and President wants to thank everyone for their support and participation in their projects. Not only were they able to purchase the life vests, they also purchased an electronic Juke Box and a commercial grade Popcorn Machine for the Veterans Home. What an awesome job!!
July 25, 2019
The new Commander and Auxiliary President's project has been updated to a Self Inflatable Life Vest for the Silver Bay Veterans Home residents. Their goal is to purchase 10 new life vests at a cost of $75.50 each. Normally, the price of each vest would be $149.00. If you would like to purchase one of these life vests for yourself (Veterans or Auxiliary), a tax of $5.20 will be added to the price to pay our Uncle Sam. Please contact the Commander / President as soon as possible so he can have them on hand by the District meeting.
Speaking of the District meeting, the summer meeting will be in Cloquet on August 18th starting at 0830 with the Hospital meeting. The regular meetings will commence at 0900. For those that arrive early, there will be a picnic the night before at Veterans Park from 1730 to 2000 (5:30 to 8:00).
February 13, 2019
Don't forget about the District meeting this weekend at the Clqouet VFW. One of our District Posts (VFW Post 3979) has the honor of bringing home the 1st Place Ribbon for the Poppy display (Category 3) from the Department Mid-Winter Conference last month. That means that the display will be going to the National Convention in Orlando, FL this year. This will be the 4th National Convention in a row for this Post. Make sure to congratulate Susan Chasse for her outstanding work on her Poppy Displays. Our Post and District are well represented at the National level.
January 27, 2019
The next 8th District meeting will be held on February 17th with the Voice of Democracy/Patriots Pen Banquet being held on the prior evening. The meeting will be at VFW Post 3979 in Cloquet. General Order #3 has more details.