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Leo Carey American Legion Post 56 - Albert Lea

142 North Broadway

Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

(507) 373-7993

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Post 56 Auxiliary





Post 56 Women's Auxiliary membership meetings are the first Wednesday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m.



The Post 56 Auxiliary is a patriotic women's service organization founded to support the work of The American Legion.  The organization sponsors volunteer programs on the national and local level focusing on three major areas:  veterans, young people and the community.
  • Supports the American Legion and its programs for veterans, young people and community
  • Provide for today's needs while being advocates for a brighter future
  • Advance the understanding of patriotism and responsibility of citizenship
  • Promotes individual integrity and family values
  • Ensures as volunteers, that Auxiliary members continue to be the leaders in all that is good in the nation today, tomorrow and for generations to come through serving others first and not self.

Please consider a membership with the Post 56 Auxiliary.  Annual dues are $18; juniors $6.50.

Membership chair, Bonnie Schneider membership eligibility.


2015-2016 Officers


President - Bonnie Schneider

First Vice - Maureen Stiehl

2nd Vice -  Pat Haugh

Secretary - Ange Larson

Treasurer - Deanne Adams

Chaplain -  Jenny Torgerson

Sgt. at Arms -  Janet Scherb

Exec. Committee -  Karen Cibert

Exec. Committee - Carol Smith

Historian - Carol Olson,


Post 56 Auxiliary donations throughout the year are given to organization such as:
Spirit of Youth Special Olympics
Children's Miracle Network Sheriffs Youth Ranch
Historical Society Day Camp Big Island Rendevous (Kid's Day)
Camp Winnebago Graduation Party after-midnight
Forgotten Children 1st Grand Firefighters Program
Legionville Ronald McDonald House
MN Home Schools Albert Lea Prom Party
Freeborn Co. Historical Society 2 Registration for Girl's State
Chamber Fireworks Gold Start Parents
Salvation Army USO Servicemen's Ctr. Airport
Hospice Tree of Lights American Red Cross
United Fund American Legion Family Hospital
React 4th July Vets on Lake Ely
ARC Pheasants for Vets
Adopt (2) Families at Christmas Gift Shop (Vets Hospital)
American Education Week Treats to Schools Fisher House
Need a Lift Books to Schools Brain Science Foundation
Dept. Scholarship Fund National Creative Arts Festival
Two Local Scholarships Adopted Veterans (Locally)


Calendar of Activities
September    Junior Activities Month
October    Education Month
November    Past Presidents Parley Month
December    Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Month
January    National Security/Legislation Month
February    Americanism Month
March    Community Services Month
April    Children & Youth Month
May    Poppy Month
June    Girls State & District Conventions
July    Department Convention
August    National Convention


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