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1223 OFFICERS

Commander Jason Hicks President Karen Haugen John Lopez Ouartermaster Sandi Cass Aux. Treasurer 701-200-6147 Cancer Chairman 605 19th St E., West Fargo, ND 58075 Roger Christopherson Post Surgeon Veterans Family Support Chair Linda Gibson 701-297-5983 Joann Lien 701-388-1563 Membership

V.F.W. POST 1223 1505 Ctr Ave W Dilworth, MN 56529

NO-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 371 Moorhead, MN

Post Phone
Bingo Hot line # MEMBERSHIP Post Auxiliary 2012 661 793

233-6100 233-4786
2013 632 785

The 1223er: A Bi-Monthly Publication Issue Date: March/April 2013 Veterans of Foreign Wars & Auxiliary of Albert E. Johnson Post 1223 1505 Ctr Ave W., Dilworth, MN 56529

June 2013
SUNDAY SUNDAY MONDAY MONDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY
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The Dilworth VFW has been named a rally point for the upcoming VFW Ride

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Ride for Healing. The event is being planned to organize communities Bingo @ 6:00 statewide to honor the service of Vietnam Veterans and to raise money to Bingo @ 6:30 Chili @ 11:00 build an Education Center at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Als Food Bingo: 1:30 & Washington. The group will visit Post 1223 from 11:30 to 2 pm Tuesday May 4 - 8 PM 5:00 Karaoke 28th. For more information visit www.vfwstate.mn.us

Open Grill
Bingo 1:30 & 5:00 10

Als Food Mens Aux Ladies Aux. Meeting - 6 PM Bingo 2:30 4 - 8 PM Meeting - 7 PM Karaoke
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BURGER NIGHT 5 - 7:30

5 Tasty Tacos 6 1-5


Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo 6:00 Bingo 6:00

Bingo 2:30
Als Food 4 - 8 PM

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Bingo @ 6:00 Bingo @ 6:30

POST MEETING 8:00 pm

Als Food Chili @ 11:00 4 - 8 PM Bingo: 1:30 &


5:00
Early Bird Bingo @ 6:00 Bingo @ 6:30

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Jr. Girls Meeting 12:30pm

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Open Grill

Bingo 1:30 & 5:00


17 Open Grill Bingo 1:30 & 5:00 24 Open Grill

BURGER NIGHT 5 - 7:30


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Tasty Tacos 1-5

BURGER NIGHT 5 - 7:30


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Als Food Als Food 4 - 8 PM Karaoke Bingo 2:30 4 - 8 PM 19 21 20 Bingo 22 Early Bird Bingo Tasty Tacos Bingo @ 6:00 2:30 Bingo @ 6:30 1-5 6:00 Als Food Als Food Als Food Als Food 4 - 8 PM 4 - 8 PM 4 - 8 PM Karaoke Bingo 2:30 4 - 8 PM
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Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo 2:30

Als Food 4 - 8 PM Bingo: 1:30 &


5:00
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Chili @ 11:00

Chili @ 11:00 Bingo: 1:30 & 5:00

Bingo 1:30 & 5:00

BURGER NIGHT 5 - 7:30

Tasty Tacos 1-5

Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo 6:00

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Bingo 2:30

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Early Bird 30 Bingo @ 6:00 Bingo @ 6:30 Chili @ 11:00

Bingo 2:30

Als Food Als Food 4 - 8 PM 4 - 8 PM Karaoke

Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo: 1:30 & 5:00

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1934 79 YEARS 2013

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1223, Ladies Auxiliary & Mens Auxiliary VOL. 42 NO. 5 & 6 May/June
LADIES AUX PRESIDENTS CORNER
by Karen Haugen
Spring is here, and so is all the water. I hope you are all high and dry. In April we had election of officers for the new year. Congratulations to all the newly elected officers.

COMMANDERS CORNER
by Jason Hicks Greeting Comrades, As I write this we are still planning for a spring flood, I hope all of you are properly protected. As many of you know we held Post elections last month, results are as follows: Commander: Jason Hicks, Sr. Vice: Joe Butler, Jr. Vice: Raymond Pizzaro, Judge Advocate: Mike Obach and Quartermaster: John Lopez. We hope to have another successful year with this team in place. I plan for this year to be my last year as Commander as well; we currently have a new group of members who are becoming active. Expect some changes to come at the Post home and the club as well. We are constantly striving to improve the service we provide to our members and new customers. With the addition of the supper club our business has picked up considerably. There were many naysayers that said it wouldn't work. Well the numbers are in and we are in the black with business constantly picking up. We will now be concentrating on more ways to improve. I'm always open to suggestions as how we can improve. Remember to try our new supper club open Tues-Fri. It is a nice combo of Italian and American food. Also plan to th come down on May 4 to support the Cowboy up event sponsored by the Men's Auxiliary. It is a first class evening of entertainment and proceeds go to great cause. In closing please remember to take the time to remember the sacrifices made by our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. We are still at war and our young men are still dying. Yours in Comradeship Jason

President, Karen Haugen Sr. Vice, Joann Lien Jr. Vice, Arlene Hagen Treasurer, Cindy Erickson Chaplain, Alvina Hagar Conductress, Bonnie Christopherson Guard, Inez Cossette I am excited for the New Year, I am confident we will have another wonderful year. Please consider joining us at a meeting, the 1st Monday of the month at 6PM. Come out and volunteer for bingo at the VA hospital, or sit at a table and hand out poppies, carry a flag on Memorial Day, come to Eventide with us for Veterans Day, or march in a parade this summer, we have fun and support our local veterans. That's what we are all about! May 4th is Buddy Poppy Day, we will have members sitting at CashWise, Walmart, Kmart and at the club. Stop by and get your poppy, make a donation to help a disabled veteran. Memorial Day our service will once again be at the Moorhead Amory at 11:00. See newsletter for itenary. Join us in St Cloud for our Department convention, June 13th 16th, 2013.

Keep our Veterans and their families in your prayers.


Karen Haugen 701-367-1518

May 2013
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
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THURSDAY
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FRIDAY
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Early Bird Bingo @ 6:00 Bingo @ 6:30

Grill Hours for Kitchen


Saturdays - 11 AM - 2:30 PM & 4 - 6 PM

Bingo 6:00
Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo 6:00
Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Sundays - Noon - 2:30 PM & 4 - 6 PM


5 Open Grill Bingo 1:30 & 5:00 6 7 8

Als Food 4 - 8 PM
Karaoke

SATURDAY 4 Mens Aux Day See Schedule Bingo 1:30 No Eve Bingo

BURGER NIGHT 5 - 7:30


Ladies Aux. Meeting - 6 PM
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Tasty Tacos 1-5

Jr. Girls Meeting 12:30pm


12 Mothers Day Open Grill

Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo 6:00
Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo 2:30

11 10 Early Bird Bingo @ 6:00 Biscuits & Gravy Bingo @ 6:30 Breakfast 8 - 11am

14 Tasty Tacos 15 1-5

Bingo 1:30 & 5:00


19 Open Grill Bingo 1:30 & 5:00 26 Open Grill Bingo 1:30 & 5:00

BURGER NIGHT 5 - 7:30


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Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo 6:00

Als Food 4 - 8 PM Karaoke 16 Bingo 17 Early Bird Bingo @ 6:00 2:30


Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Als Food Chili @ 11:00 4 - 8 PM Bingo 1:30 &


5:00 Pancake Breakfast Bingo @ 6:30 8 - 11am Chili @ 11:00 Als Food
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Bingo 2:30
POST MEETING 8:00 pm

Als Food Mens Aux 4 - 8 PM 1:30 & 4 - 8 PM Meeting - 7 PM Karaoke Bingo 5:00
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BURGER NIGHT 5 - 7:30


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Tasty Tacos 1-5

Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo 6:00

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Bingo 2:30

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Early Bird 25 Bingo @ 6:00 6:30 Bingo @ 6:30 7:00 Chili @ 11:00

Bingo 2:30 28

Als Food Als Food 4 - 8 PM 4 - 8 PM


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Karaoke
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Als Food 4 - 8 PM Bingo 1:30 &

5:00

BURGER NIGHT 5 - 7:30

Tasty Tacos 1-5

Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Bingo 6:00

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No Bingo

Als Food 4 - 8 PM

Als Food Als Food 4 - 8 PM 4 - 8 PM Karaoke

Bingo 2:30

Memorial Day 2013


The Dilworth VFW Post 1223 and Moorhead American Legion Post 21Color Guards will be at the following locations on Memorial Day Monday May 27th. Military Honors will be given at each location which includes: Rifle Salute, Prayer, and Taps. The public is invited to view the Military Honors and attend the ceremony at the Moorhead National Guard Training and Community Center (Armory) 1002 15th Ave. N. Moorhead at 11:00 AM. This year's Guest Speaker will be LTC Brian Melton, who is an Executive Officer with a Minnesota Army National Guard Brigade and our Clay County Attorney.

7 AM 8: 45 AM 9:15 AM 10 AM 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 11 AM

Main Ave Veteran's Bridge Moorhead Memorial Gardens South Moorhead Sabin (Both Cemeteries) Evergreens South Moorhead St Joseph's North Moorhead Riverside North Moorhead Program @ National Guard Armory Public Invited

MENS AUX PRESIDENTS CORNER


by Joshua Haugen

QUARTERMASTERS CORNER
by John Lopez
Comrades, In the VFW our membership year runs from July 1-June 30 . Therefore this will be the last newsletter for the 2013 membership year. If you are a continuous member (you pay every year) you will receive your letter from VFW Headquarters sometime in August reminding you to pay for the new membership year. There will be a proposal brought up at the National Convention in July to raise the continuous membership rate by $10.00 for every VFW Post. If this passes the plan is to implement this raise on Jan 1 2014. If this does pass I will send a notice out to all continuous members outlining how this will affect them. For membership we currently have 584 life members, 3 new members, 7 reinstates and 43 continuous members for a total of 637 members. We ended last year with a total of 661 members In comradeship,
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Well it happened for the first time in 120 years. Old Man Winter won the fight with Mother Nature on when to end winter. Thankfully Mother Nature has pulled through and it looks like spring is about to begin. With the spring brings the flood and I hope the best for everyone this year as the flood looks like to another major one. The Men's Auxiliary has been meeting weekly to gear up for our 7th Annual Cowboy Up Kick-Off. This year we are hoping for another banner year. With adding the Motorcycle Run and serving lunch, it's going to be a long day but more than worth it. We have another late addition to our events line up for the day and that is our shave a head a-thon. My mother as well as 4 others have pledged to shave their heads if we are able to raise $1000. Step up to Serve our Veterans Josh Haugen 701-261-4763
Saturday May 4th, 2013 Mens Auxiliary Activities 7th Annual Cowboy Up Kick-Off * Pancake Breakfast served from 8 - 11am *We have a motorcycle run starting at 11:30, registration from 8 11 *Lunch will be served by the Men's Auxiliary from 11 to 4 *A pulled pork dinner will be served from 4 to 7:30 *The Silent auction will start at 8AM and close at 7:45PM * Head Shaving @ 7PM *We wrap up the evening with a night of karaoke from 8PM - Midnight Poppy season is all year round, but the end of April, first part of May we ask for donations to help our Disabled Veterans. All monies collected are giving back to the Veterans. We know some can't volunteer or attend meetings. We understand the situations. This is one way to give back. Please sent donations to the VFW Club 1505 Center Ave. W Dilworth MN 56529, ATTN: Lynette. Thank you & God bless our veterans!!

John Lopez

JUNIOR GIRLS CORNER


by Karen Haugen & Joann Lien
We had election of officers at the April meeting, congratulations to all these great young ladies. President, Michaila Hicks Sr. Vice, Madison Haugen Jr. Vice, Dallas Tufty Treasurer, Brooke Storbakken Chaplain, McKenzie Beaken Conductress, Emily Storbakken Guard, Tierra Becker We are sending the girls to Jr. Girl's camp in June. It will be a great time for them to meet other Jr Girls from around the state. If you have a daughter, granddaughter or neighbor that is eligible for Jr. Girls have them give us a call. We would love to have them join the unit. Joann Lien, 701.388.1563 Karen Haugen 701.367.1518

VFW Supper Club


Tuesday - Friday 4:00 - 8:00 PM Al Gordons Italian & American Food