September 24 - 26, 2021: The Brainerd VFW sent six members to the Minnesota Fall Conference in Willmar, MN. That included Post Commander Chip Borle, his wife Kari, Quartermaster Pat Wing, Gambling Manager Chuck Hanson, Auxiliary President Sue Sterling and Vet's Gazette Newsletter Editor Dawn Garin. Brainerd took first place this year in media competition and third place in publications. Not bad considering there are 208 VFW posts in the state. Thanks to Sue Sterling and Kari Borle for the story images. More images at: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPQakAYCgemqAayHDDypAQX5BDdtPADHI_MjlPSsoKiZxp5A9AVJ6KYESXGJH50uQ?key=Nmw2VkxhYVpMUUIwS1daTVBFeTVab2sydEJqS3R3
The Minnesota VFW Fall Conference was not held in 2020 to keep everyone safe from COVID.
Photos below are from the September 2019 conference in Mahnomen, Minnesota. The Brainerd VFW was well represented. Lots of speeches, learning and fun....including Brainerd's Dawn Garin wearing a "poppy hat."
September 14-16-2018: The Minnesota VFW Fall Conference was held in Willmar, MN. Nine members of the Brainerd VFW and Auxiliary were in attendance. The event was a good way to learn and exchange ideas with VFW members from around the state.