One more month closer to our Convention in Rochester May 3-5, if you have not made reservations please do so, let’s all work to make this one of the largest ever and please at least one or more from each Chapter, remember Executive committee has approve a free Convention to anyone from all Chapters who has not gone to a Convention in the past, since each Chapter has new members we should see every Chapter present. Go to davmn.org for information on the Convention. This has been a busy month however, have not been able to achieve all our goals thanks to Mother Nature. A big thank you to each of you for your time away from your families to volunteer to help Veterans, in so many different ways from just setting and listening to all the other services you so freely give. Also look at the fishing other events going on around the State from State outdoor program to Chapter outdoor events. Thank you for the large turnout at the Vets on the Hill Rally the biggest thus far, I am very proud of the work each of you do.
My monthly activity
1st returned from Washington DC
2nd Food to Bemidji Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)
5TH Chapter executive meeting
6th Conference call of Commander Task Force (weather made driving dangers in many areas of state)
7TH Duluth meeting with Savers
11th-12th Cities Veterans on the hill Rally.
13th Took Veteran to Fargo with our auto as our Van was in the shop
14th -15th Computer work DAV
16TH Bemidji Grand Opening of new CBOC
19TH Chapter meeting
21st Cities for Emergency Executive meeting
22nd Computer work
23th Escort Veteran to Fargo for surgery went via Bemidji DAV/VA van
28th Food to Bemidji CBOC
Drove 1,713 miles 157 hours Volunteered 17 days total
Once again thank you for the honor of being Commander this year it has been such a rewarding year to have meet so many of you and represent you at many different events. God Bless each of you and your families; may you each enjoy the spring that is sure to come.
Robert Saddoris, State Commander