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General Orders 2015-2016

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1. Our 4th District Meeting of 2015-2016 will be Loyalty Days on April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016 sponsored by Pengilly Post #8831.
2. A list of area hotels/motels was made available at last District Meeting held 20 February 2016 at VFW Post # 4456 Gilbert, MN. A list is included in these General Orders.
 
 
3.  Spring Party at Silver Bay Veterans Home will be held 13 Apr 2016. Be there to help at 0930. Bingo to start at 1000.
 
4.  An auction will be held at 3:00 p.m. on 30 April to raise funds for the District. Please bring donations.
 
5. This is our District Convention and next year's officers and chairman will be selected. This is where your vote counts.
 
6. Schedule for Loyalty Day is enclosed. ALL EVENTS will be held at the:
 
Pengilly Community Center (unless otherwise noted):
162110 Half Circle Drive
Pengily, MN 55775
218-885-3798

 
 
 
FRIDAY - 29 APRIL
 
5 - 7 p.m.               VFW AND AUXILIARY REGISTRATION AT POST HOME
 
5 - 5:15                  JOINT OFFICERS MEETING AT POST HOME - IF NEEDED
 
5:15 - 5:30             VFW AND AUXILIARY OFFICERS MEETING AT POST HOME - IF NEEDED
 
SATURDAY - 20 APRIL
 
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.    VFW AND AUXILIARY REGISTRATION/COFFEE AND ROLLS AT POST HOME
 
9:00                      VFW AND AUXILIARY MEETING AT POST HOME
 
12 NOON               LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
 
1:30 p.m. - 2:30    MEMORIAL SERVICE PRACTICE AT POST HOME
 
3:00                     AUCTION — REMEMBER TO BRING SOME ITEMS TO AUCTION-PROCEEDS GO TO THE DISTRICT
 
SUNDAY -1 MAY
 
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.    REGISTRATION AND COFFEE AND ROLLS AT POST HOME
 
9:00 -11:00          VFW AND AUXILIARY MEETINGS AT POST HOME.
 
11:00 a.m.           JOINT MEMORIAL SERVICE/INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AT POST HOME

Accommodations for Pengilly are as follows: (download a printable version)(Remember to ask for VFW District 8 rates, websites show various options)

Americas Best Value Inn
1411 East 40th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-263-8982
Toll Free: 888-315-2378

Hibbing Park Hotel
1402 East Howard Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-262-3481
Toll Free: 800-262-3481

Hampton Inn and Suites
4225 9th Avenue West
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-262-0000
Toll Free: 855-271-3622

There are also hotels available in Grand Rapids



1. Our 3rd District Meeting of 2015-2016 will be held at VFW Post #4456 in Gilbert, MN February 19 & 20, 2016.
2. Schedule for Meeting as follows: (print a copy of the schedule and meal payment stub)
    • Friday, February 19
      • Testimonial for 8th District Auxiliary President "Kathy Randall"
        • 5:00 - 6:30 Social Hour
        • 6:30          Testimonial Dinner
    • Saturday, February 20
        • 8:00 — 9:00      Registration with coffee and pastries
        • 9:00 — 11:00    District Meeting
        • 11:00 — 12:00   Hospital meeting (Joint with Post and Auxiliary)
        • 12:00 - 1:00       Quick Lunch
        • 1:00                  Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen presentation (Dinner following presentation)
    • Menu
      • Friday ($15.00)
        • Fried Chicken
        • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
        • Coleslaw
        • Rolls
        • Dessert
      • Saturday ($15.00)
        • Roast Beef
        • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
        • Vegetables
        • Rolls
        • Salad
        • Dessert
3. Congratulations to the young students who entered the contests. We had (7) seven Posts out of 23 submit entries. The winners are as follows:
            • The Voice of Democracy are:                        Patriot's Pen are:
      • 1St Place:      Madisyn Littler, Babbitt                                   Maggie Dreher, Northome
      • 2nd Place       Elizabeth Porkkonen, Eveleth                          Paige Hildebrandt, Northome
      • 3'd Place       Ashley Vito, Cook                                           Lucas Bernard, Grand Rapids
4. All Commanders and Quartermasters are encouraged to review their membership lists for accuracy and make any changes needed. Also review/remind members of expiring membership now that we are on subscription dues. The District is losing Members and the lost members are not all due to deaths.
5. 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 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.
6. Posts wishing to hold District meetings in 2016/2017 should do so in accordance with 8th District, Department of Minnesota, VFW By-laws as amended May 1, 2010.
7. On Friday February 19th, District President Kathy Randall will be having her testimonial. The time is approximately 5:00 p.m. The meal and cost is yet to be determined.
8. Next meeting will be Loyalty Days — April 29, 30, May 1 at Pengilly Post #8831.
9. Posts of the District winners are encouraged to help them attend the District Awards Ceremony and provide the meal tickets for the winners and their parents, 20 February 2016 and the VOD winner to Department (Mid-Winter).
10. Remember to visit the District website www.vfw-mn-district-8.org
11. Accommodations for Gilbert are as follows:

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

AMERICINN
5480 Mountain Iron Drive
Virginia, MN
Phone (218) 741-7839

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

Respectfully submitted,

Terry Randolph, Quartermaster/Adjutant
District 8
 
  1. Community Service reporting is what justifies our tax-exempt status. Whether or not you have anything to report, the form must be sent to the Department Community Service.
  2. If you do not send a representative to District and Department meetings you will miss out on valuable information and the fellowship of other veterans who have had like experiences. You will also deprive your members a say in the workings and decisions of the District and Department. National By-Laws require that, " ... the Post Commander or his representative attend all properly called District Conventions or meetings... [VFW National By-Laws Sections.218]
  3. The District meeting will be held 17 October 15 at the Cloquet VFW Post 3979. Agenda for meeting is as follows:
      • 0830 Registration
      • 0900 General District Meeting
      • 1130 Hospital Meeting (Joint meeting with Post and Auxiliary)
      • 1300 Meeting resumes if necessary
  4. The Voice of Democracy/Patriot's Pen program underway. VOD theme is "My Vision for America" and Patriot's Pen theme is "What Freedom means to me".
      • Entries Due to Post                 November 1, 2015
      • Entries Due to District             November 15, 2015
  5. The Halloween Party at Silver Bay Veterans Home on 28 October 15. Bingo at 1000, Volunteers should arrive at 0930.
  6. Remember to visit our District website www.vfw-mn-district-8.org Any late changes will be to the General Orders will be posted on this website
  7. Accommodations are available at :

Super 8
121 Big Lake Road                              
Cloquet, MN 55720                                            
(218) 879-1250                                               
 
AmericInn
111 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-1231

Both hotels are located on the corner of Hwy 33 and Big Lake Road behind Perkins Restaurant.
 
Rooms are also available at the

Black Bear Casino Resort
1785 Highway 210
P.O. Box 777
Carlton, MN 55718-0777
218-878-BEAR (2327)
 
Next Meeting dates are:
 
February 20, 2016 at Gilbert Post # 4456
Loyalty Days April 29, 30 May 1 at Pengilly Post # 8831
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Terry Randolph, Quartermaster/Adjutant
District 8


  1. The following District meetings are announced:
                           Summer - Grand Rapids Post #1720 - August 22, 2015
                           Fall - Cloquet Post #3979 - October 17 & 18, 2015
                           Winter - Gilbert Post #4456 - February 20 & 21, 2016
                           Loyalty Days - Pengilly Post #8831 - April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016
  2. The following is the agenda for our 1st meeting of 2015/2016 which will be held at VFW Post 1720 in Grand Rapids, MN on August 22, 2015.
  3. We will have a meet & greet on Friday night (August 21st) (optional)

Friday night meal 5:00 p.m.

Lasagna
Salad
Garlic Bread
Dessert

Cost $8.00

Following the District meeting on Saturday, there will be Country Music from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday August 22, 2015 
0900District Meeting
1130Hospital Meeting
1200Lunch
1300District Meeting resumes if necessary

Rooms are available at: (Ask for VFW Rates)

Super 8
1702 Pokegama Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-327-1108

AmericInn
1812 South Pokegama Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-326-8999
800-634-3444

Sawmill Inn
2301 South Highway 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-326-8501
800-235-6455

Forest Lake Motel
1215 NW 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-326-6609

Country Inn
2601 South Highway 19
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-327-4960

Timberlake Lodge
144 SE 17th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-326-2600

The Itasca County Fair Grounds also has camping sites which is less than a mile from the VFW.

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