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January 17-19, 2020: Minnesota VFW Mid-Winter Conference in downtown Minneapolis. Present from the Brainerd VFW were Commander Chip Borle, Senior Vice Commander Dave Meyer, Quartermaster Pat Wing, Chaplain/Webmaster Mark Persons, Gambling Manager Chuck Hanson, Yvette Stoliker and Tim Brastrup, along with Auxiliary members Kari Borle and Paula Persons. State winners of Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy were honored. Lots of interesting sessions. The Brainerd VFW gave a check for $6000 and the Auxiliary $425 to Minnesota VFW.
Saturday, January 18, 2020: A Beanbag Tournament fund raiser was held at the Brainerd VFW. It was run by the men's 35 year and up VFW Softball Team. They did 3 tournaments with 28 participants. You'll remember the baseball team at the VFW summer picnic in August each year. A big thanks to them for also volunteering at the Sunday breakfast on January 19, 2020. See the team play Friday nights at Memorial field in Brainerd during the summer.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020: New Years Day. The annual Tom and Jerry Party was held for members and guests. Everyone had a good time talking about plans for dieting etc. during the new year. Kitchen volunteers were busy keeping up.