Hutchinson Legion Post 96



Click Here To Check Out Hutchinson Post 96 Facebook Page 

Our Third District Legion Newsletter for September


Get the Newsletter emailed to you and save the Post HUGE  $$$$$.

Our Goal is 90% we are over 45% now!  

Post 96 needs to email the newsletter when it has been published. Simple-just give the Post your email address: Click the "Contact Us" tab, enter your information and as we build the data file, you will be notified about events. Or Text: 612-280-7320, simply a text message stating:  Post 96 your name and email address and you are done.


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Just take a picture with your phone of the black Q-code below.


Please give your email address to Post 96 A.S.A.P

We have reduced mailing by about 50%. 

Send your email address to: or text it to me on the number listed above.  Just your name and email address.  No message needed.    

ILook over the  "Events Calendar" Tab  for the up to Date Info. & Dates for Post 96, The Third District and your Department of MN Legion.


Great News

Set yourself up on The National American Legion Member Site:"MYLEGION". Sign up for Automatic Renewal of dues every Year.  A great convenience, no more checks, stamps or just plain being reminded to do it.


It is so easy, and no junk mail will be sent to you.  But you can see what the Legion is doing for Veterans. Set up dues Auto Pay or just do it annually on your own.  Sign up. It's FREE!  Top corner of this page, click on MYLEGION and register.  You will need your Legion number, Email address and dream up a password. Write it down and you will be registered

Coming Soon, National was authorized by resolution at the National Convention to generate a "Digital Membership" card for your Smart Phone.Coming soon.

  National has approved a $5.00 dues increase.  (State,District and Posts will also increase a little too i am sure).  Buy yourself a monthly payment "Paid up for Life" membership at todays rates now and protect yourself from future dues increases.



Ever wonder why do I belong to The American Legion?

Did you know that an American Legion Past National Commander (Camery) wrote the first G.I. Bill, rushed  it from Georgia to Washington,presented and got it pasted in Congress.  The American Legion also wrote and presented the new P.A.C.T Act to Congress and it to was passed.  The two greatest benifits to veterans in history.  The Legion also fought for and won over $14,000,000,000.00 (Billion) in Veteran's disability claims during just 2021.  The Legion never sleeps when it comes to fighting for Veteran's rights.  The Hutchinson Post 96 is part of that and has won both State and National recognition for the work they have been doing for the Veteran Community, Both homeless or in need of just a helping hand and often times have been involved with Suicide prevention.  

Veterans Join!  Belong to a Post that is a Shaker and a Mover in what we are accomplishing for you!   Basically every VA benefit you are receiving the American Legion fought for so you can have it available for you or your one of your buddies.


Open the link below and see all the wonderful achievements that Post 96  accomplished Just during the 2021- 22 year.  Never before has Post 96 done more for the City and Veteran Community.  You can join a Post that is doing something that serves both Our Veterans and the Community!  Open the Link for a trip through reality of what you can belong to!




There is a very true saying:

"A Value has a Value only if its Value is Valued"

Think about it

Join the Hutchinson American Legion!



197 - West Elementary kids waiting for the Flag program put on by Voiture 414 of the 40/8.  Hutchinson Legion members assisted and the kids were really great during the entire program.  They really know the Pledge of Allegiance and are proud of it.  The program was cut a bit short with some thunder and possible lightning in the distance.  


Vern Krentz and Sam Flom preparing for the next flag fold while Bob Rolander read what each fold means.  This really held the attention of the kids who were so good throughout the program.



McLeod County Forty & Eight awards RN Nurses Scholarships

McLeod County V-414, 40&8 awarded RN Nursing Scholarships at annual banquet held at the Hutchinson VFW on December 10.  They received a total of $7000 from the V-414 Nurses Scholarship Fund and thanks to donations from Hutchison American Legion Post 96 and also Hutchinson Chapter 37 of the DAV. Nursing students seated l to r - Ellie Petersen, Brittney Richter, MaKanna Neagbour.  Standing - State and Local 40&8 officers, Grand Nurses Training Directeur Rick Cross, Sous Chef de Chemin der Fer Steve Dircks, Grand Le Editor James Olson, Grand Chef de Gare Joe Brown, Grand Correspondent Kevin Kibler, V-414 Chef de Gare Pete Stoltenow, V-414 Correspondent Jerry Block. Students unable to attend were Emily Graupmann, Madalyn Prokosch, and Garrett Becker.


CONTACT: Commander Diane Jankowski at 612-227-6506 if you have questions about Post 96.

Post 96 Newsletter is mailed out on line before it's in the mail box.  Great that way carry it with you for a quick reference.

Send your email to and just state email only.  You save the post $6-7.00 per year in printing and mailing expense. 


Use the "Events Calendar" Tab  for the Current Info. & Dates

Click on each Calendar item for Detailed Time & Place Information

Next Legion Meetings on September, 20th @ 1900 hrs

  Dinner is always on at 5:30 to enjoy prior to the meeting. 

Hutch Legion Meetings are Fun & Informative Events..

Come to the meeting early.   Enjoy Dinner and Chat.   

New, Old and Women Members and officers are joining with us more & more all the time.

It's great to belong to a Post that is doing something.


Keep Current -- Check the Events Calendar Tab

Click Here To Check Out Hutchinson Post 96 Facebook Page 

"Like" Our Facebook Page   Click Here To Visit

Click the Link Below for the Minnesota American Legion Facebook Page   

 Link Directly to the Department of Minnesota 
Use the "Events Calendar" Tab  for the up to date Dates, event Info.

Remember if you have not done it, now is the time to register for MYLEGION


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