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General Orders 2014-2015

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Loyalty Days is going at the Bloom-Lahti VFW Post 1757 in Cook, MN on May 1st through 3th, 2015.
  1. The following District meetings are announced
    Loyalty Days: Cook #1757 May 1,2,3, 2015
    Schedule included in this mail out.
  2. National By-Laws require that, “...the Post Commander or his representative attend all properly called District Conventions or meetings...” [VFW National By-Laws Sec. 218]. In the VFW, we enjoy a representative form of government where we elect representatives to do our bidding at successfully higher levels. Your Post Commander is your primary representative to the District and, with others, decides the business of the District. He/she is one vote for your post. Any accompanying delegates also each have a vote. So the more representatives you send to District Meetings, the more votes your Post has to wield and the more say you have in District affairs. If you don’t send anybody, others are make decisions for you.
  3. The Department web-site is loaded with information (Department and District Conference / Convention Dates, State Contest Deadlines, VFW Veterans Activity Events, VFW Youth Activity Events, National VFW Events, etc.). You can also download the Commander’s and Quartermaster’s Manuals, both of which provide you with what you need to perform your job efficiently. Visit the Dept. of MN web site for more... http://www.vfw.state.mn.us/
  4. New District website www.vfw-mn-district-8.org Rich Chasse is doing a terrific job and it, too, is loaded with information.
  5. Inspections are being scheduled and Chief Inspector William Kerzie and his Deputy Inspectors will start making their rounds. Your annual inspection is serious business and more critical than ever before. The Inspectors are charged with a difficult task, have a lot of miles to cover, and their time is valuable. They deserve your respect and cooperation. What they do is for your benefit more than anybody else’s.
  6. Please continue to submit monthly Community Service Reports, due by the 25of each month one report each month.
  7. All Post have paid District Assessments, thanks.
  8. If you were at the last District Meeting you know that the District is low on Funds and the District Commander has chosen the District as his Commander’s Project. If each Post would donate $100.00 to the Commander Project the District would be in good shape. Thanks to the following Posts that have sent their $100.00 Post 726 Baudette, Post 2948 I-Falls, Post 9703 Jesse Lake, Post 4456 Gilbert, Post 3044 Cotton
  9. Loyalty Days in Cook is when we elect the District Officers for the up coming Year Please attend and make you vote count.
  10. Loyalty Days in Cook there will be an Auction with all proceeds to the Commanders and President’s Project which is the District General Fund Please help and bring something to be auctioned off.
  11. Hospital and Camper ship fee and past due! The Posts have been notify by Dept. QM Please pay the now!!!
BY ORDER OF:

Darrel Lindgren, Commander
District 8
Department of Minnesota, V.F.W.

OFFICIAL:
Arthur D. Huntington
Adjutant 
Friday May 1, 2015 
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Registration at Post Home
5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Joint Officers Meeting at Post Home
5:15 - 5:30 p.m.
VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Officers Meetings at Post Home
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Social Hour
7:00 p.m. 
Testimonial Dinner (Menu and RSVP enclosed)
Saturday May 2, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast provided by Men's Auxiliary at Post Home
VFW Registration / Coffee & Rolls at Post Home.
Ladies Auxiliary Registration / Coffee and Rolls (at Pioneer Apts)
9:00 a.m.
VFW District Meeting Convenes at Post Home.
Ladies Auxiliary Meeting Convenes at Interfaith (at Pioneer Apts)
12:00 Noon
Lunch on your own
12:00 Noon
Past Commanders and Past Presidents Lunch at:
Crescent Bar & Grill
9257 East Olson Road
Cook, MN 55723
3:45 p.m.
Memorial Service Practice at Post Home
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Social Hour
6:30 p.m.
Loyalty Day Banquet (Menu and RSVP enclosed)
7:30 p.m. +/- 
Live Auction to start after the banquet with proceeds going to the District General Fund
Sunday May 3,2015
7:30 a.m.
Breakfast provided by Men's Auxiliary at Post Home
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Coffee and Rolls at Post Home and Pioneer Apts
9:00 a.m.
District Meeting Convenes at Post Home
Ladies Auxiliary Meeting Convenes at Pioneer Apts
11:00 a.m.
Joint Memorial Service at Post Home followed by Joint Installation of Officers and Reception
12:00 p.m.
Lunch provided by Men's Auxiliary at Post Home
Rooms are available at:

Fortune Bay
1430 Bois Forte Rd.
Tower, MN
Ph# 218-225-4439

Ovesons Pelican Lake Resort and Inn
4675 Hwy. 53
Orr, MN
Ph# 248-757-3613

North Country Inn
4483 Hwy. 53
Orr, MN
Ph# 218-757-3778

Normans Hotel
4513 Hwy. 53
Orr, MN
Ph# 218-757-3291
Our 3rd meeting of 2014/2015 will be held at the George and Mark Klobuchar VFW Post 4456 in Gilbert, MN on February 7th and 8th, 2015.
  1. The following meetings are announced:
    Winter Meeting in Gilbert Post 4456 on 7 and 8 February, 2015.
    Loyalty Days in Cook Post 1757 on 1, 2, 3 May, 2015.
  2. National By-Laws require that, "...the Post Commander or his representatives attend all properly called District Conventions or meetings..." [VFW National By-Laws Sec. 218]. In the VFW, we enjoy a representative form of government where we elect representatives to do our bidding at successfully higher levels. Your Post Commander is your primary representative to the District and, with others, decides the business of the District. He/she is one vote for your post. Any accompanying delegates also each have a vote. So the more representatives you send to District Meetings, the more votes your Post has to wield and the more say you have in District affairs. If you don't send anybody, others are making decisions for you.
  3. The Department web-site is loaded with information (Department and District Conference / Convention Dates, State Contest Deadlines, VFW Veterans Activity Events, VFW Youth Activity Events, National VFW Events, etc.). You can also download the Commander's and Quartermaster's Manuals, both of which provide you with what you need to perform your job efficiently. Visit the Dept. of MN web site for more... http://www.vfw.state.mn.us/
  4. Inspections are being scheduled and Chief Inspector William Kerzie and his Deputy Inspectors will start making their rounds. Your annual inspection is serious business and more critical than ever before. The Inspectors are charged with a difficult task, have a lot of miles to cover, and their time is valuable. They deserve your respect and cooperation. What they do is for your benefit more than anybody else's.
  5. Please continue to submit monthly Community Service Reports, due by the 25th of each month one report each month.
  6. All Post have been notified of District Assessments most have already paid. The following have not. 
    Post - Total due:
    Little Fork - $16.80
    Please pay as soon a possible to District QM at 50667 County RD 137, Deer River MN 56636
  7. If you were at the last District Meeting you know that the District is low on Funds and the District Commander has chosen the District as his Commander's Project. If each Post would donate $100.00 to the Commander Project the District would be in good shape. Thanks to the following Post that have sent their $100.00
    Post 7261 Baudette, Post 2948 I'Falls, Post 9703 Jesse Lake
  8. At the last District Meeting Legislative Chairman Jack Lund asked how many would be interested in getting a Bus to go the Veterans Day on the Hill which in on March 4, 2015. Please ask your members if anyone is interested in this and have this info with you or your Rep. at the District Meeting in Feb.

BY ORDER OF;

Darrel Lindgren, Commander
District 8
Department of Minnesota 
Saturday February 7, 2015 
1600 - 1700Registration at Post Home
1700Joint Officers Meeting
1715VFW and Ladies Auxiliary District Officers Meeting
1800Dinner
Sunday February 8, 2015 
0700 - 0830Coffee & Pastries
0900District Meeting
1130Hospital Meeting
1200Lunch (see below)
Saturday
Roast Beef
Mashed Potatoes
Gravy
Corn
Salad
Rolls
Cake
Sunday
Sloppy Joes
Chips
Pickles
Cake
Rooms are available at:

SUPER 8
Phone: 218-744-1661
Address: 1080 Industrial Park Drive
Eveleth, MN

AMERICINN
Phone: 218-741-7839
Address: 5480 Mountain Iron Dr.
Virginia, MN

KOKES MOTEL
Phone: 218-744-4500
Address: 714 Fayal Road
Eveleth, MN

MENU:
Saturday February 7th
1800 Hours: Cost: $13.00
MENU: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Salad, Rolls, Cake
Lunch
Sunday February 8th
1200 Hours: Cost $8.00
MENU: Sloppy Joes, Chips, Pickles, Cake
Make checks out to VFW Post 4456 Auxiliary
Dinner # of Dinners ________@ $13.00=________
Lunch # at $7.00 ________@ $8.00 =________

Our 2nd meeting of 2014/2015 will be held at the Cloquet VFW Post 3979 in Cloquet, MN on October 25th and 26th, 2014.
The following meetings are announced:
Fall - Cloquet Post 3979 - October 25 & 26, 2014
Winter - Gilbert Post 4456 - February 7 & 8, 2014. 
Loyalty Days - Cook Post 1757 - April 1 - 3, 2015.
  1. National By-Laws require that, “...the Post Commander or his representative attend all properly called District Conventions or meetings...” [VFW National By-Laws Sec. 218]. In the VFW, we enjoy a representative form of government where we elect representatives to do our bidding at successfully higher levels. Your Post Commander is your primary representative to the District and, with others, decides the business of the District. He/she is one vote for your post. Any accompanying delegates also each have a vote. So the more representatives you send to District Meetings, the more votes your Post has to wield and the more say you have in District affairs. If you don’t send anybody, others are make decisions for you.
  2. Congratulations to all who have been elected, or accepted an appointment, to a District or Post position. That you’ve been selected indicates that others have faith in you to do what needs to be done.
  3. The Department web-site is loaded with information (Department and District Conference / Convention Dates, State Contest Deadlines, VFW Veterans Activity Events, VFW Youth Activity Events, National VFW Events, etc.). You can also download the Commander’s and Quartermaster’s Manuals, both of which provide you with what you need to perform your job efficiently. Visit the Dept. of MN web site for more... http://www.vfw.state.mn.us/
  4. Check out our District 8 web site http://vfw-mn-district-8.org. Rich Chasse is doing a terrific job and it, too, is loaded with information.
  5. Inspections are being scheduled and Chief Inspector William Kerzie and his Deputy Inspectors will start making their rounds. Your annual inspection is serious business and more critical than ever before. The Inspectors are charged with a difficult task, have a lot of miles to cover, and their time is valuable. They deserve your respect and cooperation. What they do is for your benefit more than anybody else’s.
  6. Please continue to submit monthly Community Service Reports, due by the 25of each month one report each month.
  7. All Post have been notified of District Assessments most have already paid. The following have not.
    Post ----------- Total due 
    Baudette ----- $31.85
    Floodwood --- $13.30
    Pengilly ------- $18.55
    Little fork ----- $16.80
    Please pay as soon a possible to District QM at 50667 County RD 137, Deer River MN 56636
  8. If you were at the last District Meeting you know that the District is low on Funds and the District Commander has chosen the District as his Commander’s Project. If each Post would donate $100.00 to the Commander Project the District would be in good shape.
BY ORDER OF:

Darrel Lindgren,
Commander

OFFICIAL:
Arthur D. Huntington
Adjutant

Following is the tentative agenda for the Fall District meeting in Cloquet at Post 3979
Saturday October 25, 2014 
1500Registration
1530Officers Meeting at Post Home
1700 - 1900Steak Dinner / Fundraiser for Honor flight Northland
1930Comedy and Magic Show
Sunday October 26, 2014 
0700Registration & Coffee and Pastries
0900District Meeting at Post Home
1100Hospital Meeting
1200Lunch (Chili $8.00)
1400Free Kid Halloween Party at National Guard Armory
Menu 
Saturday, October 25th 
1700 - 1900Steak, Potato, Salad, Buns (Fundraiser for Northland Honor Flight)$15.00 Meal Only
$20.00 Meal and Show
$10.00 Show Only
Sunday, October 26th 
0700 - 0830Coffee and Pastries
1200 - 1300Lunch - Chili$8.00

Americinn Lodge and Suites (double room $69.95 + tax)
111 Big Lake Rd
Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone 218-879-1231

Super 8 Cloquet
121 Big Lake Rd
Cloquet, MN, 55720
Phone 218-879-1250
 
Black Bear Casino Resort
1785 Highway 210
Carlton, MN 55718
Phone 218-878-2327


  1. The following District meetings are announced:
    Summer - Virginia Post #1113 - July 26 & 27, 2014
    Fall - Cloquet Post #3979 - October 25 & 26, 2014
    Winter - Gilbert Post #4456 - February 7 & 8, 2015
    Loyalty Days - Cook Post #1757 - May 1, 2, & 3, 2015
The following is the agenda for our 1st meeting of 2014/2015 which will be held at VFW Post 1113 in Virginia, MN from July 26th through July 27th, 2014
Saturday July 26, 2014 
1700 - 2100Registration
1800Officers Meeting
Sunday July 27, 2014 
0700 - 0900Coffee and Pastries (Donation)
0900District Meeting
1130Hospital Meeting
1200Lunch - Post Homemade Bean Soup and Ham Bandwidths $10.00
1300District Meeting resumes if Necessary

Rooms are available at:

Super 8
714 Fayal Road
Eveleth, MN
Phone: 218-744-16610
(Has 12 Rooms Blocked)

AmericInn
5480 Mountain Iron Dr.
Virginia, MN
Phone: 218-741-7839

Coates Plaza Hotel
502 Chestnut St
Virginia, MN
Phone: 218-749-1000


Directions to Crellin – Tini Post 1113
From International Falls
— From Hwy. 53 take left at 1st stop light travel to Chestnut Street third stop light, take a right go ¾ block servicemen’s club on right.
From Duluth
— From Hwy. 53 take right on Second Avenue, go to second stop light take a left Servicemen’s club will be on right ¾ block down. 
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