MN DAV Chapter 39 & Unit 39 will meet this Thurs., Feb. 9, 2023, at 6:30 PM in the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Nominations for MN DAV Chapter 39 officers will be conducted at this Thursday’s meeting and elections will be held at the April 13th meeting. The 2023 MN DAV Chapter 39 Golf Tournament, held in July, is one of our major fund-raising events, supporting local veterans and families. The Golf Committee could use your help in recruiting golf tournament foursome teams, identify tournament sponsorships, and help with fund-raising prizes. Membership drive continues with a lifetime membership at a discounted cost of $50.00. Veterans Day on the Hill will be held March 30th. The bus will depart for the Capitol at 8:30 AM from the Anoka American Legion Post 102. Event begins at 10:00 AM (coffee served), and Lunch will be served at 11:00 AM. A Veteran march to the Capitol starts at 12:40 PM. Please contact the Chapter Commander or Adjutant if you plan on attending, as there is LIMITED seats on the bus! MN DAV Chapter 39 will be conducting a clothing drive April 22nd and 23rd at Cub Foods at the Riverdale Mall next to Wal-Mart, Highway 10 and Round Lake Blvd. PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER at Thursday’s meeting. There is nothing more important than your health and the health of your fellow members. If you do not feel well, please do not attend the meeting.
FEBRUARY 2023 CHAPTER AND UNIT MEETINS
MN DAV Chapter 39 & Unit 39 will meet this Thurs., Feb. 9, 2023, at 6:30 PM in the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Topics include an overview of the Minnesota DAV MinnFluence Program is for members to address your local elected officials about major Veteran concerns and programs. If you have not already done so, sign up online at http://davmn.org/legislation/voters-voice/
The 2023 MN DAV Chapter 39 Golf Tournament, held in July, is one of our major fund-raising events to support local veterans and families. The Golf Committee could use your help in recruit golf tournament foursome teams, identify tournament sponsorships, and help with fund-raising prizes.
Nominations for Auxiliary Unit Officers will be held at this meeting, with installation of officers conducted following the elections. Any member in good standing may run for an officer position.
The Spring Convention is being held at the Holiday Inn in Duluth (downtown), April 27-29. Room rate is $119 plus tax. Phone (218) 722-120 for reservation and ask for DAV Block.
Membership drive continues with a lifetime membership at a discounted cost of $50.00
MOVED? Unit and Chapter members who have moved should call to have your new address updated by calling (763) 427-3544.
Veterans Day on the Hill will be held March 30th. We are planning a bus to take us down to the Capitol. Details of events can be found on our Facebook site and this Website.
There is nothing more important than your health and the health of your fellow members. If you do not feel well, please do not attend the meeting.
FOUR CHAPLAINS DAY
Governor Tim Walz has directed flags at all state buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, February 3, 2023, in recognition of Four Chaplains Day. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the torpedoing of the USS Dorchester, a United States Army transport ship, 150 miles off the coast of Greenland that resulted in the loss of 672 lives. Four Army chaplains demonstrated heroism, humanitarianism, and self-sacrifice onboard the sinking ship.
“While the ship sank, the four chaplains went from soldier to soldier, calming fears, handing out life jackets, and guiding people to safety. When there were no more life jackets to give, they removed their own and gave them to others,” reads the proclamation issued by Governor Walz. “Many of the 230 people who survived owed their lives to these four chaplains.”
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in lowering their flags in recognition of Four Chaplains Day. Learn more about the Four Chaplains at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Chaplains
VETERANS DAY ON THE HILL 2023
VETERANS DAY ON THE HILL is March 30, 2023. You do not have to be a member of any to attend. All supporters of Veterans and their families are welcome. MN DAV is hosting coffee at 10:00am and lunch at 11:00 am one block from the Capitol at 600 Cedar Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Veterans March to the Rally begins at 12:40 pm, just as short walk from Armory to State Veterans Service Building, 20 West 12th St, St. Paul. CTF, UVLC, and MACVSO representatives will on site at the Rally in the Rotunda from 1:0 0 to 2:00 pm. Topics include the passing of the Clean Veterans Omnibus Bill, ensuring the surviving spouses have access to property tax relief, fixing the Post 9/11 Service Bonus to include ALL current residents, and increase the amount of property tax value exclusion. Questions about Veterans Day on the Hill 2023 can be directed to Trent Dilks at Trent@DAVMN.org.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 2023
Today, January 16, 2023, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we remember his question, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
DECEMBER 2023 MEETING
MN DAV Chapter 39 and Auxiliary Unit 39 will meet Thurs., Jan. 12th, at 6:30 PM at the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., MN 55433. Meeting agenda includes a review of 2023 fundraising events, notice of upcoming nominations and elections of officers, and continuation of special discounts for new lifetime memberships. Working with county veteran service officers, the Chapter supported 93 Veteran Families with $22,925.00 in gift cards over the Holiday Season. As health concerns continue, if you do not feel well, please do not attend the meeting. Nothing is more important than YOUR health, and the health of your FELLOW MEMBERS.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY
December 18 marks the first of eight days of Hanukkah. As we enter into this special week, we are reminded of all of our own personal freedoms/ to worship and celebrate, thanks to the sacrifices made by veterans every day.
NO DECEMBER CHAPTER MEETING
A reminder to MN DAV Chapter 39 members, “THERE IS NO DECEMBER MEETING.” Enjoy your holiday with your family and friends.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATIONAL GUARD
Happy 386th Birthday National Guard! The National Guard is the oldest military organization in America. Its members serve during times of war and emergency. Take time to honor those who have protected our country for centuries. Learn More: https://www.nationalguard.mil/About-the-Guard/How-We-Began/