Commander’s Update February 2018

State Commander Corner February  2018

This has been very slow month as was January, mostly weather related had Chapter visits lined up but could not travel safely.  Have been very busy on computer and helping several Veterans on phone. Perhaps March will be milder for all of us so we can get out, recruit new members and help Veterans in need. Each of you should have gotten the membership report from our Senior Vice Rick Jarvis for February. Has had the pleasure of working with members of committees and talked many times with our State Adjutant Stephen Whitehead. Travel lowest month thus far @ 973 miles, hours well over 120. Travel in last 9 ½ months by auto 19,449 miles, hours with a guess of 1,140 hours, and at least 132 days.


1st Worked with sick veteran spent most of day on computer

5th -7th Rogers for a DAV Foundation meeting; then to cities for Commander Task Force meeting

12th-13th St Cloud for Chapter meeting

13th Picked up food and deliver it to Bemidji CBOC

14th not sure this is correct date worked on awards for Spring Convention.

18TH Talked with Adjutant Chapter 33 Marshall intended to visit but weather not safe to travel.

19th Computer all day

21st  Worked with a family member of Veteran that needed power wheel chair and lift chair with the help of Stephanie Ziemetz was able to give the son several contact #s for the needed equipment.

23th meeting with DAV/VA Bemidji van drivers to set up drivers schedule for next four months.

24th-28th Traveled to Washington DC for National Winter Legislative Conference.

Once again it is an honor to have the privilege of working for each of you; with all of your help we are indeed making a difference for Veterans around the state, may God bless each of you and your loved ones.

Robert Saddoris, State Commander