FORGET-ME-NOT CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY

MN DAV Chapter 39 will be conducting the annual FORGET-ME-NOT campaign this weekend. Chapter Commander Bill Gordon will have his table set up on Sat. and Sun., Sep 25th and 26th, at Coborn’s Marketplace, 5698 La Centre Ave, Albertville, MN 55301 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

CLOTHING DRIVE SEP 24 & 25 IN ANDOVER

MN DAV Chapter 39 is conducting a Clothing Drive on Sat., Sep 24, from 9 am to 4 pm and on Sun., Sep. 25, from 11 am to 4 pm.  Look for the DAV trailer in the parking lot of County Market,13735 Round Lake Blvd., Andover, MN 55304. Please bag up your clothing, shoes, and small household items and drive up to the trailer.  Proceeds from the drive supports Anoka and surrounding county area Veterans.

VACCINES FORMULATED TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE AGAINST OMICRON VARIANTS NOW AVAILABLE

Appointments are now available for people in Minnesota to receive an updated bivalent booster – which is formulated to be more effective against the Omicron variants – at state-run vaccination sites at the Mall of America and Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. Additional state sites will be opening in the coming days. “This new booster represents another step forward in fighting COVID-19,” said Governor Walz. “This variant-specific formula will play an important role in helping keep Minnesotans safe this fall – especially when paired with testing and therapeutics.” Contact your health care provider or a local pharmacy. Minnesotans can visit https://mn.gov/…/vaccine/find-vaccine/locations/index.jsp For other states visit https://www.vaccines.gov/

SEPTEMBER 2022 MEETINGS

MN DAV Chapter 39 & Auxiliary Unit 39 will conduct their monthly meetings on Thurs., Sep. 8th, 2022 at 6:30 PM at the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433.  Chapter agenda includes sharing the urgent need for volunteers for upcoming fundraising events to include the Forget-Me-Not Drive from Sep 9 to 11 and the Clothing Drive on Sep. 24 & 25.  The Auxiliary Unit is checking dates for two upcoming events to include Spa Day in October and a Bake Sale in December.  With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in mind, if you have health concerns or are not feeling well, please do not attend the meeting.  There is nothing more important than your health, and the health of our fellow members.

DAV 5K REGISTRATION

Today is the last day to register for the 2022 DAV 5K and receive a free DAV fanny pack! Walk, roll, run or ride – there’s no wrong way to participate in the fun and say thanks to those who served. Register and set your donation goal today at www.dav5k.org

Even if you can’t join us in Cincinnati, you can participate virtually from wherever you live, like MN DAV Chapter 39 webmaster, who’ll be running on Veterans Day in Blaine, MN Ken Plant – Fundraising For Disabled American Veterans (dav.org)

6th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS!

This year 137 golfers participated in the 6th Annual Leo Luckey Golf Tournament. Thanks to our sponsors, Refuge Golf Club, participants, donors providing raffle and drawing prizes, our Chapter and Auxiliary volunteers, and our guest speaker at our awards dinner, Trent Dilks, for another successful fundraiser. Check out the photographs of the tournament, courtesy of Ken Plant, the Chapter’s social media content provider, at https://anoka39davmn.com/leo-luskey-annual-dav-golf-tournament .

AUGUST CLOTHING DRIVE

MN DAV Chapter 39 is conducting a Clothing Drive this Sat. and Sun., Aug. 13 & 14.  Look for the DAV trailer in the parking lot of Cub Foods, Riverdale Mall, 12940 Riverdale Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55448. Please bag up your clothing, shoes, and small household items and drive up to the trailer, Sat., Aug. 13, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or Sun., Aug. 14, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Proceeds from the drive supports Anoka and surrounding county area Veterans.

AUGUST 2022 CHAPTER & UNIT MEETINGS

MN DAV Chapter 39 & Auxiliary Unit 39 will meet on Thurs., Aug. 11, 2022 – 6:30 PM at the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433.  Chapter agenda includes a discussion of our Membership Drive (lifetime membership for Chapter 39 now $50), and the need for Volunteers at our upcoming Clothing Drive at Riverdale Mall Cub Foods, Aug 13 & 14.  Attendance at the DAV Fall Conference, Sep. 16 & 17 in St. Cloud will be discussed and the need for Volunteers for the Forget-Me-Not Campaign, Sep. 9-11.  If we do not get enough Volunteers for the campaign, our participation will be canceled.  Learn about another successful fundraising event at the 6th Annual Leo Luskey Golf Tournament.  We are in need of Ideas for upcoming the Adopt-A-Veteran Holiday Gift Program.  With COVID-19 cases still on the rise in Minnesota, if you do not feel well, please stay home.  For an update on COVID-19 cases by county visit https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view?list_select_state=Minnesota&data-type=CommunityLevels&list_select_county=27003