“Ken Yontz” Lake Minnetonka Take A Vet Fishing Event – Sep. 19, 2021 – Veteran Registration, Volunteers and Fishing Guides still needed… sign up at http://takeavetfishing.org/events/event_details/?event=1324#
The July/ August 2021 issue of the DAV Magazine is available online. Minnesota’s own Mike McElhiney was named 2021 Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the year! Congrats Mike! https://www.dav.org/wp-content/uploads/Mag_2021_JulAug.pdf
On Member Monday we highlight our members involved in their communities. Today we highlight Travis Rust, an active member of MN DAV Chapter 39. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Harrier Mechanic from 1999 to 2001. This year Rust was elected as the Chapter’s junior vice commander and is a committee member of the Leo Luskey 5th Annual DAV Golf Tournament. His support to veterans extends beyond the DAV. He also serves as president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 292 Veterans Committee which supports the Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity organization building homes for low-income veterans. A master electrician and an apprenticeship instructor for Minneapolis Electrical JATC, the Marine Corps veteran enjoys the outdoors and time on the golf course.
Department of Defense (DoD) officially announced… veterans are now eligible to use the DoD’s discount travel site for travel benefits and exclusives… powered by American Forces Travel and Priceline. Story at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/department-of-defense-and-priceline-expand-american-forces-travel-301335338.html
On Member Monday we highlight our members involved in their communities. Today we highlight Scott Berndt, serving 23 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. He currently serves as the adjutant and treasurer for MN DAV Chapter 39, and committee member of the Leo Luskey Annual DAV Golf Tournament https://anoka39davmn.com/leo-luskey-annual-dav-golf-tournament/ Berndt became a lifetime DAV member in 1997 and rebuilt the clothing donation program for the entire state. He and his wife, Nancy, have both served in many elected positions, supporting veterans at the chapter and state level for Department of Minnesota DAV. Most recently, Scott and Nancy served two terms as state commanders of MN DAV and MN DAV Auxiliary, respectively. They both also volunteer at Mary Ann Young Center in Blaine helping seniors prepare their taxes. A Minnesotan, Berndt was born in Hayward and raised on the shores of Lake Superior. Now, a resident of Andover, his passions include continuing to support veterans in Anoka and surrounding counties, spending time with his growing family, and the outdoors, as owner and Captain of N & S Charter Boat Fishing on the Great Lakes https://n-sgreatlakesfishing.com/meet-the-crew
As MN DAV Chapter 39 voted not to have a June or July meeting, our next meeting will be held on August 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433.
On Member Monday we highlight our members involved in their communities. Today we highlight Loyd Brandvold, a lifetime and active member of Minnesota Disabled American Veterans Chapter 39. Brandvold, a Minnesotan, is a proud U.S. Army veteran and successful Twin-Cities businessman. His passions include spending time with his family and supporting area veterans and their families. He has served multiple terms as an elected officer with MN DAV Chapter 39 and helped grow the organization to more than 1,200 members in Anoka and surrounding counties. Brandvold has volunteered at most of the Chapter’s fund-raising events to include clothing drives, bagging groceries, Forget-Me-Not campaigns, and the annual Golf Tournament https://anoka39davmn.com/leo-luskey-annual-dav-golf-tournament/
Thanks to our sponsors, tournament participants, donors, DAV volunteers, and the staff of Refuge Golf Club, the July 9, 2021 golf tournament was a huge success. Check out the photos from our 5th Annual Leo Luskey DAV Golf Tournament at LEO LUSKEY ANNUAL DAV GOLF TOURNAMENT | MN DAV Anoka Chapter 39 (anoka39davmn.com)
Today, at the 5th Annual Leo Luskey DAV Golf Tournament, 34 teams will compete for prizes and awards, at the Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, Minnesota. We’ll have our eyes out for a possible winner of a new 2021 Jeep Gladiator High Altitude 4×4, (donated from Coon Rapids Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram) by sinking a hole in one on hole 14. More about the tournament at LEO LUSKEY ANNUAL DAV GOLF TOURNAMENT | MN DAV Anoka Chapter 39 (anoka39davmn.com)
On Member Monday we highlight our members involved in their communities. Today we highlight Leo Luskey, an active member of Minnesota Disabled American Veterans Chapter 39. Luskey, who grew up on a farm in the township of Tyrone, Minnesota, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam war. Since 1983, he founded Tyrone Transportation, Inc., and recently retired. Six years ago, Luskey, a lifetime DAV member, conceived and chaired the first MN DAV Chapter 39’s Golf Tournament. The event would become one of the Chapter’s largest fundraisers, supporting veterans in Anoka and surrounding counties. This year the Chapter honored the Marine Corps veteran, by naming the event after him, https://anoka39davmn.com/leo-luskey-annual-dav-golf…/ His selfless service to veterans and his community continues today, as he was recently recognized in a feature story on June 25, 2021 on WCCO-TV. Officer Reggie Larson, Blaine Police Department, was interviewed with Leo Luskey, who donated the funding to purchase and train Blaine’s new K9, Tyrone. Watch the story at https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/5722533-friendship-brings-newest-k-9-officer-to-blaine-police/?fbclid=IwAR0RTao0xtRSfjI6-q8hfbCodN1g6TsNBezJgyXNKM9YtRTeCrYW5134aCM