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Benton-Sherburne County Council Meeting – July 19, 2021


Commander Stimmler called the regular 19 July 2021 meeting of the Benton-Sherburne County Council at Big Lake Post 147 at 7:30 pm with 23 present.

Minutes of the 17 May 2021 were read and accepted. Finance report of balance of $1314.00, with no activity, was accepted: Roll call of officers: Cmdr Stimmler-p, V. Cmdr Riebel-p, Sgt-@-Arms- Johnstone-p, Chap/Fin Kulkay-p, Adj Takle-p.

Roll call of Posts: Becker-3, Big Lake-3, Clear Lake-1, Elk River-10, Foley-1, Rice-3, Sauk Rapids-2, Zimmerman-1. All Posts were represented.

Post newsletters are on the District website  (mn6thdistrict.org) .  

Elk River Aux and post activities by Kathy  Artman: The trucks from ‘Rock on Trucks’ of the Vietnam Wall and the Tomb of the Unknowns were at Elk River on Memorial Day, Sharon and Michele are making ornaments as a fund raiser which has raised 1300, the ‘St Cloud the stand-down’ will have an event at Rivers Edge in St Cloud on 28 October and the Elk River Auxiliary will participate, a youth painting project is organizing to paint rocks and flags to be distributed at the Veterans Day Dinner, the Elk River Auxiliary participated in the Sherburne County Fair parade and passed out pocket soldiers and the ER Auxiliary will celebrate the 100 anniversary, with a brunch on 9 October and the Legion Family Membership dinner will be on 10 October. All Posts in Sherburne County were encouraged were encouraged to join Elk River Post in the Sherburne County in the future.

SAL: Enstrom: Flag retirement was held at his park on Flag Day, he provided his 2 ½ ton truck with colors at the Big Lake and Sherburne County Fair parades, and the ‘Atomic Veterans’ met at his park on 17 July. There will not be a Disabled Veterans fishing day this year, as winter kill has killed off the fish. Elk River is having an organizing meeting on 28 July to elect officers for the SAL.

Becker: The garage sale went very well, a Country Music Concert, as a benefit for the Minneapolis Fisher House, will be held on 21 August.  This is one of the District Commander Lucas’ projects. The Becker Post will sell food.

Foley: participated in memorials at Little Falls cemetery.

Big Lake: Participated in the Spud Fest parade, has bar bingo and meat raffle.

Rice: The WALL, sponsored by the Auxiliary, will be coming in August, Flag Day they retired unserviceable Flags, held Memorial Day services, are remodeling the Post and constructing Dog Tag memorial tables, the new, younger members of the Honor Guard will wear service uniforms at memorial services, a program is to call every member and a sick call/prayer board has been setup.

Sauk Rapids: participated in the Benton County fair parade

Clear Lake: Parade and celebration at Palmer, with a Post stand selling smoked chicken on 11 Sept.

Zimmerman: The patio has been finished with portable bar, 28 August Rib Fest, Wayne G. is doing well.

On mylegion.org, information classes on new member initiation and welcoming and sponsorship.

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm.

Jerome A. Takle                              Bud Stimmler

Adjutant                                              Commander