Hutchinson Legion Post 96

             McLeod County Voiture 414

                  La Societe des Quarante Hommes Et Huit Chevaux 

Officers de 414 for 2022-23

Chef De Gare  Pete Stoltenow
Chef De Train  Tom Inselman
Sous Chef De Train  
Garde de la Port Jim Entinger
Lampiste John Decker
Commissaire Intendant Ken Kleiman
Aumonier  
Cheminot  3yrs  
Cheminot  2yrs Joseph Niesen
Cheminot  1 yr Jim Haag
Correspondent Jerry Block

Minnesota 40/8 Grand Newsletter

40 & 8 Newsletter --  December - January 2023 from Jerry

  

FORTY AND EIGHT NEWS

DECEMBER: Chef Pete and his officers wish you all and your families a very Merry Christmas.  

Remember to visit the shut-in voyageurs that can’t join us.  Also hope you had an enjoyable

Thanksgiving.  December is another busy month for V414.  The promenade will be December 7 at the

Hutch VFW.  Meal at 6 and Promenade at 7 pm. Our annual Nurses Training Awards Banquet will be Saturday, December 10 at the Hutch VFW.  Social hour at 5, Dinner at 6 and program at 7.  A signup sheet will be at the Promenade. A great meal is planned and a RSVP would be appreciated so we have a head count.  If you can’t make it to the Promenade, give Jerry Block a call to add to the list at 612-6164434.  There will be a $5 charge to help offset the cost of the meal.   The calendar winners for November were Ron Kopacek $50, Ken Kleiman $25, Lee Hoff $50 and Cathy Thom $100.  Turn in all calendar stubs and money at the December Promenade.  I need all stubs turned in by December 28 as the first drawing is January 1.  The winners for December are Amanda Lien $50, Becky Schmitz $25, Paula & Jay Lang $50, Michael Raatz $200, Randy Hanson $25.  Congratulations to all this year’s winners.  We would also like to thank Hutch Legion Post 96, Litchfield Legion Post 104. The DAV, and Voyaguers who donated funds to support our scholarship program.  The committee would like to have more applicants for our scholarship awards.  This year I only received one new application.  Spread the word!                            

Post 96 Commander Diane is looking for Santa helpers Dec 15 at the Hutch VFW from 10:30 am till 1 pm

for the Special Needs children Christmas Party.  Please help out if you can.                                                      

JANUARY:  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  January Promenade will be at the Hutch VFW Wednesday January 4.  Check your membership card.  2023 card member number ending in “1” will receive a free meal at the Promenade.  Here’s hoping 2023 will be a healthy and prosperous year for all of us.

Jerry Block, Correspondant

 

Next Promenade is December 6th at the Hutch VFW.  Meal at 6. Promenade to follow. 

See you there.

Jerry Block, Correspondant,  825 Dale St. SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350

                  

 

 

               

The Forty & Eight is the fun and honor society of veterans of all wars.  It was created in 1920 and draws its origin from World War 1 when millions of American soldiers in France were transported to the front in narrow French box cars called "Voitures" which would hold 40 men or eight horses.  Drawing on those experiences, La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (The Society of 40 Men or 8 Horses) was formed.  Membership is by invitation only and supports a Nurses Training Scholarship program, various child welfare programs and provides aid to fellow Veterans.  

Scholarship applications can be gotten by calling Jerry Block at 612-616-4434.  The main requirement is the end result of schooling is obtaining a BS degree in Nursing.

 

 

December 1st Promenade in Hutchinson after a smoked pork chop dinner

PROMENADE at HAHN'S in WINTHROP, MN

Fish-Eye View of the November 3rd Promenade at Hahn's Supper Club in Winthrop, MN.  Social Distancing, Great B.B.Q. Rib dinner started out an interesting evening.  A lot of discussion on the Nurse's Training Scholarship Program.  Foundation member Don Walser gave a rundown on options that might be available in the future to consider.  Even Chef de Gare Dave Heidebrink has his arm crossed contemplating what is all being said.  Great Promenade.  

VOITURE 414 CONSISTS OF OVER 120 HARD WORKING MEMBERS WHO WORK FOR VETERANS, COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS.  PLUS WE STRIVE TO PRESENT "RN" SCHOLARSHIPS EVERY YEAR TO 4 YEAR STUDENT NURSES.  IF YOU ARE A HARD WORKING VETERAN WE HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU IN THE FORTY AND EIGHT.  

Contact Jerry Block, Correspondent, for information.

 

 

The Old McLeod County Voiture 414 Locomotive

 
 
A new look for Loci!
414 Loci with a new coat of paint back in 2013 but now at a new home in Wichita, KS
 
McLeod County Voiture 414 has over 120 Voyageurs  (members) who hold a Promenade (meeting) on the first Wednesday of each month.  The Goal of the 40/8 is to support our Military & Veterans, The Local Children and Youth Activities and raising funds for our RN Nurses Training Scholarship Program.
 
The 40/8 does it all.  Joining is easy, be a Veteran with a DD-214 and have a desire to work for Veterans and the Community. Information on becoming a Voyageur of the 40/8 is available by contacting the Correspondant and Function Coordinator of Voiture 414 -
 
Jerry Block call 612-616-4434 or email blockest@mchsi.com
 

 

Promenade dates and times are listed in our Events Calendar.

More information on this great organization is available at:


http://www.fortyandeight.org/
 

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