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Department of Minnesota, 6th District

JEFF THOMPSON

6TH DISTRICT SOUTH SUB VICE COMMANDER

321-293-4420 | legionjeffthompson@gmail.com

The easy part is over folks, now the hard work begins. We’re at mile 22 of a 26.3-mile membership marathon.

That being said, thank you to all the posts, membership directors, and others involved that have gotten us to this point. As of January 11, the MN Department report shows the south sub-district at 85.5%, just a shade better than the district’s 85.12%. By my calculations, West Stearns reached 88.8%, East Stearns 85.2%, and Benton-Sherburne 83.5%. Clear Lake Post 354 at 100%, St Joseph Post 328 at 98.6%, and Paynesville Post 271 at 94.7% stand at the top of each of their respective county council areas. Eleven of our 25 posts were below 85%. Only a little over four miles to go! To paraphrase Jimmy Cliff, “You can make it if you really want, but you must try, try and try, try and try. You’ll succeed at last.”

On another note, I encourage all posts to contribute to Commander Karen’s projects. Here in the south sub-district only six posts show as contributing as of last month’s newsletter. I know we can do better than that.

See you soon in Ironton!