VFW Midwinter Conference in Minnesota
January 13 - 15, 2023: The Annual Minnesota VFW Midwinter Conference was held at the Marriott NW in Brooklyn Park. Nine Brainerd VFW post and auxiliary members Went to dinner the first night at Pittsburgh Blue.
Lots of good conversation over two days of conference. Plenty to learn at the sessions too.
Thanks to Lynda Hummel for all the hats she made for us to donate to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterens. MACV supports Veterans to prevent homelessness and hunger and other necessities. (l-r) Brainerd Auxiliary Trustee Paula Persons (wearing poppies) and Auxiliary Secretary/Treasurer Dawn Garin (wearing stars).
January 21-23, 2022, The Department of Minnesota VFW Midwinter Conference was be held at the Minneapolis City Center Marriott. In attendance from Brainerd Post 1647 were Commander Chip Borle, his wife Kari, Quartermaster Pat Wing, Kevin Jensen, Chuck Hanson, Auxiliary President Sue Sterling and Dawn Garin. Thanks to Chip Borle and Sue Sterling for the photos below.
January 17-19, 2020: Minnesota VFW Midwinter 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.
Photos below are from January 2019 Minnesota Mid-Winter Conference