District VFW, Auxiliary meet Saturday in Austin

Published 8:35 am Friday, February 5, 2010

Minnesota First District Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary will hold their meeting in Austin on Saturday, hosted by Olaf B. Damm VFW Post 1216 and its auxiliary. First District VFW Commander Terry Warner and First District VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Shirley Pichner (both from Owatonna) will preside over the meetings.

Paty Thrond, Minnesota VFW Auxiliary president, will be the department auxiliary representative. Ray Trebus, Minnesota VFW Department junior vice commander, will be the VFW Department representative.

VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members will hold their meetings at the Union Center, 316 Fourth Ave. NE (next door to the VFW Club). Lunch will be served after the meetings conclude at the post home. Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen winners will be honored at the noon lunch. Memorial Services will follow honoring those deceased comrades and auxiliary sisters who have passed away in the past year.

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These meetings will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Auxiliary members will be giving “Schools of Instruction” on Americanism and Cancer Aid & Research. All First District VFW Post and auxiliaries are encouraged to be in attendance to receive this information.

The VFW district commander and president’s project is the Mosher Veterans Home.