Commander: Bud Stimmler
Sgt-at-Arms: Ken Johnstone
Adjutant: Jerry Takle
Meeting Schedule: November 16, 2020 Zimmerman
January 18, 2021 Becker
March 15, 2021 Elk River
May 17, 2021 Big Lake
21 September 2020
Commander Stimmler called the 21 September 2020 meeting of the Benton-Sherburne County Council to order at 7:30 pm at Foley Post 298 with 10 present.
Minutes of the last meeting, because of the Corona-19 virus, 20 January 2020 were distributed.
Roll call of Officers: Commander Stimmler – P, Sgt-at-Arms Johnstone – P, Adj Takle – P. We have no V-Commander and Tom Kulkay was appointed to be Chaplin/Finance.
The guests, Dist. Commander Paul Edwards and Dist. Adjutant Susan Edwards, were introduced and made presentations. The Edwards have established a web site and a Facebook page that contain the District Newsletter, District Board meeting minutes, County Council information, District and Post membership information, the Legion calendar, links to Department and National, and other items. Encourage all members, particularly leadership teams to check on these items to keep up with Legion activities. Cmdr. Paul stressed the importance of training your replacement. The spouse can now be a member of the Auxiliary.
Adj Susan, a candidate for District Commander, made a presentation on her views for advancement of the Legion family.
Wayne Gilbertson is rehabbing from is fall and attended Legionville.
The Fall Conference is scheduled for Oct 22-24 at Breezy Point. Nisswa Post 627 is the host Post. Cmdr. Paul stressed that these meetings are open to all Legion members and encouraged attendance from the membership.
Discussion was held on getting involvement of the Auxiliary, SAL and the Riders at the County Council.
Drive through flu shots are available at the VA on certain days.
The District has openings for future District Conventions and Mid-Winter Host Posts. Posts are encouraged to come forward with proposals.
Post activities: Big Lake has bingo on Wednesdays @7 pm and Saturdays @ 1 pm. Elk River has burger baskets on Mondays, a bar menu on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, tacos on Thursdays and fish dinners on Fridays. Sauk Rapids is working on hosting the District Mid-Winter on 20 February 2021 at the government center.
Next meeting: Zimmerman -- 16 November 2020