Committees

Americanism Energy & Conservation Operation Post Home
American Legion Foundation Finance Pheasant Feed
Armed Forces Service Center
(AFSC)
Fort Snelling National Cemetery Post Development
Blood Program Fund for Hospitalized Veterans Public Relations
Board of Publications Law and Order Rehabilitation
Brain Science Legion Riders Resolution Assignment
Children and Youth Legionnaire Insurance Trust SAL
Citizen Flag Alliance Legionville Sports
Convention Corporation Legislative Strategic Planning
Credentials Membership Trophies and Awards
Education and Training National Security Veterans for Veterans
Employment  



 

Americanism

“To preserve and enhance patriotism and education”

To Serve Name Email
One Year Tess Davis Email
Tow Years Art Tobkin Email
Three Years Larry Pocrnich Email

 

Subcommittee Chairmen
Program Name Email
Boy Scouts Tom Hallett Email
Boys State Thomas Nelson Email
Community Service Thomas Clabo Email
Education Don Skow Email
Liaison Art Tobkin Email
Jr. Shooting Sport Jared Sturgill Email
Oratorical Contest Chair Sylvan Fix Email
Vice Chair Cliff Newman Email
Safety School Patrol James Blakesley Email
Youth Law Cadet Enforcement    



 

American Legion Foundation

The Minnesota American Legion Foundation is set up on Amazon Smile with an account for donations from them when people purchase on Amazon and choose the Foundation.

Title Name Email
President Lloyd Ricker Email
Vice President Bruce Kottom Email
Secretary Wayne Hammon Jr. Email
Treasurer Dennis Delong Email
Legal Counsel Greg Colby Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year Lloyd Ricker Email
Two Years Wayne Hammon Jr. Email
Three Years Dennis Delong Email
Four Years Ryan Hill Email
Five Years Bruce Kottom Email


 

Armed Forces Service Center

Title Name Email
Chairman Joseph Jansen Email


 

Blood Program

The American Legion remains the largest identifiable blood donor group in America, contributing more than 98,000 units of blood to the national supply in 1995-96. The Legion sponsors blood drives during the holidays when accident rates are high and hospital blood supplies are low. At each National Convention, the Legion sponsors a drive which brings the gift of life to countless people in the host city.

Title Name Email
Chairman Tom Sanders Email


 

Board of Publications

Title Name Email
President Darrel D Redepenning Email
Vice President Don Amundson Email
Secretary Randy Tesdahl Email
Treasurer Bill Goede Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year Pat Logan Email
One Year Dennis Henkemeyer Email
Two Years Bob Locker Unlisted
Two Years Joe Bayer Email
Three Years Don Amundson Unlisted
Three Years Carroll Partridge Email
Auxilary
Title Name Email
Department First Vice President Mary Hendrickson Email
Department Second Vice President Patti Coleman Email



 

Brain Science Foundation

Title Name Email
President Gary Olson Email
Vice President Bob Locker Email
Secretary Rosemary Niesen Email
Treasurer Rosemary Niesen Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year Richard Janssen Email
One Year Gary Olson Email
Two Years Tim Sanken Email
Two Years Rosemary Niesen Email
Three Years Michael Schaeffer Email
Three Years Bob Locker Email
SAL
  Lloyd Schaeffer Email
Auxiliary
To Serve Name Email
One Year Jill Mueller Email
Two Years Jessie Hoppe Email
Three Years Maureen Gustafson Email



 

Children and Youth

“To help all children realize their full potential”
CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAM
In the 1995-96 reporting year, American Legion Posts spent more than $5.1 million on programs to help America’s young, including teenage suicide and drug abuse prevention, missing children, and many others. Also, Posts around the country volunteered to assist local immunization services as part of The American Legion’s Child Immunization program.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
In the 1920s The American Legion began a national program of Temporary Financial Assistance to keep the children of deceased or disabled veterans at home rather than in institutions. This cash aid is still available for cases not covered by subsequent state and federal programs for the needy. In 1995, the TFA program provided more than $327,089 to 652 families, benefiting almost 1,432 children.

CHILD WELFARE FOUNDATION
The American Legion established the Child Welfare Foundation in 1954 as a separate corporation to fund efforts that dealt with problems affecting children. The only source of income for the Foundation comes from contributions by individual members of the Legion family, which includes the Legion, the Auxiliary, the Eight and Forty, and the Sons of The American Legion.Last year, grants totaling nearly $300,000 were awarded to 14 not-for-profit programs that benefit children.

Title Name Email
Chairman Karen Welander Email
Vice Chairman Veronica Fernlund Email


 

Citizens Flag Alliance

Founded by The American Legion in 1994, the Citizens Flag Alliance is a national coalition of organizations and individual citizens working for a constitutional amendment to allow the states and the federal government to enact flag protection legislation. Thus far, 49 states have passed “memorializing resolutions” calling on the U.S. Congress to pass a flag amendment and send the measure back to the states for ratification. More than 110 organizations have joined the Citizens Flag Alliance. The House of Representatives passed a flag protection amendment in June 1995. The U.S. Senate rejected the amendment in December 1995. The Citizens Flag Alliance continues the campaign to provide the American Flag protection from intentional acts of physical desecration.

Title Name Email
Chairman    


 

Convention Corporation

Title Name Email
Chairman Pat Logan email
Vice Chairman Tom Schottenbauer email
Secretary Richard Grobe email
Treasurer Al Davis Email
Parade Coordinator David Bode  
To Serve Name Email
One Year Tom Schottenbauer email
Two Years Don Hayden email
Three Years Ken Meyer email
Four Years Pat Logan email
Five Years Richard Grobe email


 

Credentials

Title Name Email
Chairman Lynne Nottage Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year Virgil Wagner Email
Two Years Bonnie Hanson Email
Three Years Lynne Nottage Email


 

Education and Training

To serve Name email
One Year    
Two Year Mike Ash email
Three Year Jeff Gay email


 

Employment

At the national level, The American Legion’s National Economic Commission monitors economic legislation and regulations that affect veterans’ preference in federal employment. The Commission was established to ensure that veterans have the opportunity to provide for their economic necessities and those of their dependents.

Departments participate in three national employer awards to recognize corporations that excel at hiring disabled workers, the elderly, and veterans. The Veteran Employer of the Year Awards honor outstanding employers of veterans in large, medium, and small businesses. The Commission also recognizes Local Veterans Employment representatives and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program service officers for outstanding service to unemployed or under-employed veterans. Legion Posts, Districts, and Departments carry similar activities to their communities, counties, and states.

As part of our program to provide access to jobs for qualified veterans, The American Legion offers links to two important resources.America’s Job Bank contains over 4,000 jobs which are updated daily. This list also contains jobs listed by federal contractors, who are required to give preference in hiring to
qualified veterans. The U.S. Department of Labor will also soon offer a method for sorting jobs by federal contractor. A list of all federal positions currently open is available at USA Jobs. Veterans who desire a position with the Federal government should visit this site frequently. Methods for making application for federal employment have been greatly simplified recently. A Standard Form 171 is no longer necessary, and a personal resume is perfectly acceptable.

Departments participate in three national employer awards to recognize corporations that excel at hiring disabled workers, the elderly, and veterans. The Veteran Employer of the Year Awards honor outstanding employers of veterans in large, medium, and small businesses. The Commission also recognizes Local Veterans Employment representatives and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program service officers for outstanding service to unemployed or under-employed veterans. Legion Posts, Districts, and Departments carry similar activities to their communities, counties, and states.

As part of our program to provide access to jobs for qualified veterans, The American Legion offers links to two important resources. America’s Job Bank contains over 4,000 jobs which are updated daily. This list also contains jobs listed by federal contractors, who are required to give preference in hiring to qualified veterans. The U.S. Department of Labor will also soon offer a method for sorting jobs by federal contractor. A list of all federal positions currently open is available at USA Jobs. Veterans who desire a position with the Federal government should visit this site frequently. Methods for making application for federal employment have been greatly simplified recently. A Standard Form 171 is no longer necessary, and a personal resume is perfectly acceptable.

VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1997
In January, Congressman John L. Mica (FL) introduced H.R. 240. The American Legion supports this important legislation because it will accomplish the following.

      • Create an effective, efficient and user-friendly redress system for those whose veterans’ preference rights have been violated.
      • Remove artificial barriers that bar qualified veterans from competing for federal jobs.
      • Prevent unfair personnel practices that prevent veterans from exercising their job protection rights during reductions in force.
      • Enhance a veteran’s opportunities for finding other jobs during a reduction in force.
      • Extend veterans’ preference to certain non-political jobs in the legislative branch, the judicial branch and the White House.
    • Make violation of veterans’ preference laws a prohibited personnel practice.
    • Provide veterans’ preference to men and women serving in Bosnia, Croatia and MacedoniaFor a pamphlet that will answer your questions on Veterans’ Preference in Federal hiring, please contact the National Economic Commission, The American Legion, 1608 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20006 or order it through e-mail.
Title Name Email
Chairman Carl Moon Email

Energy and Conservation

Title Name Email
Chairman Tom Allen Email


 

Finance

Title Name Email
Chairman Robin Picray Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year Robin Picray email
Two Years Tom Burau email
Three Years Floyd Kumerow email
Four Years Ray Dezurik email
Five Years Richard Oelschlager email
Department Commander Darrel Redepenning email
Department Treasurer William Goede email


 

Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Title Name Email
Chairman Tom Mullon Email


 

Fund For Hospitalized Veterans

Title Name Email
Chairman Mark Dvorak Email
  Wes Thompson Email
  Roland Hanson Email
  Tim Haugen Email
  Patti Coleman Email


 

Law and Order

Title Name Email
Chairman Tom Conway Email
Member Larry Ryan Email
Member Jeff Brokaw Email


 

Legion Riders

Title Name Email
Liaison Scott Philips Email


 

Legionnaire Insurance Trust

Title Name Email
Chairman Bill Barbknecht Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year Bill Barbknecht Email
Two Years Garylee Davenport Email
Three Years Eric Wilkens Email


 

Legionville

Title Name Email
President Wayne Gilbertson Email
  Roger Myren Email


 

Legislative

Title Name Email
Chairman Peggy Moon Email
  Robert Hart Email
  Lyle Foltz Email
  Randy Olson Email


 

Membership

Title Name Email
Director Mike Maxa Email
Districts Name Email
1st – 3rd Wayne Hammon Jr Email
2nd – 7th Richard Wog Email
4th – 5th Dick Ward Email
6th – 9th Tom Fernlund Email
8th – 10th Jennifer Havlick Email


 

National Security/Foreign Relations

“To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America”

The American Legion, as a grassroots organization reaching throughout the land, recognizes the unprecedented changes sweeping the world and urges the U.S. government to adopt a bipartisan national security/foreign relations policy of “Democratic Activism” promoting democratic values, maintaining adequate military strength to deter or defeat aggression, cooperating with allies, encouraging free and fair trade, and assisting developing nations. Since the world operates on a national basis, U.S. sovereignty must not be abridged unless required by important U.S. national security interests.

Title Name Email
Chairman James Kellogg Email
Special Advisor BG Richard L. Hayes (Ret.) Email
Special Advisor General John Vessey Jr. (Ret.) Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year Lane Stunkel Email
Two Years Curt Norenberg Email
Three Years James Kellogg Email
Four Years Richard Wog Email
Five Years Denise Milton Email
Member Emeritus Jay Beebe Email


 

Operation Post Home

Title Name Email
Chairman Glenn Mueller Email


 

Pheasant Feed

Title Name Email
Chairman Chuck Stone Email
Vice Chairman Bill stump Email


 

Post Development

Title Name Email
Chairman Victor Gades Email
Secretary Ray Eiden Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year (Dist. 2-7) Victor Gades Email
Two Years (Dist. 8-10) Carl Hendrickson Email
Three Years (Dist. 6-9) Arlo Rude Email
Four Years (Dist. 4-5) Ray Eiden Email
Five Years (Dist. 1-3) Eugene Leifeld Email


 

Public Relations

Title Name Email
Chairman Ralph Schneekloth Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year Tim Burley Email
Two Years Ralph Schneekloth Email
Three Years John Flynn Email


 

Rehabilitation

Volunteers from The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of The American Legion have brought cheer and comfort to hospitalized veterans over the years. Legion volunteers give more than one million hours of service to disabled veterans annually. Field Representatives from The American Legion’s Washington office make systematic site visits to evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, nursing home care units and outpatient clinics. The Field Representatives report resource needs and areas for improvement to the VA Central Office. The American Legion also has a network of Service Officers located in each of the Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices throughout the nation, including Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Twice a year, special training schools for the Department Service Officers are offered in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis. The schools help the officers perfect the manner in which they present veterans claims before the VA.

Title Name Email
Chairman Bill Brockeberg Email
Department Service Officer Jeremy

Wolfsteller

Email
To Serve Name  
One Year Gary Munkholm Email
Two Years Bill Brockberg Email
Three Years Roy Brossler Email
Four Years Wilson Spence Email
Five Years Dan Tengwall Email


 

Resolutions

Title Name Email
Chairman Al Davis Email
To Serve Name Email
One Year Al Davis Email
Two Years James Copher Email
Three Years James Munson Email


 

Sons of the American Legion

Title Name Email
Advisor Dennis Henkemeyer Email
Vice Chairman North Walt Folendorf Email
Vice Chairman South Gary Weaver Email



 

Sports

Baseball Committee
To Serve/Office Name  
One Year – Director Mike Gort email
Two years Jeff Miller email
Three Years Mike Perry email
Bowling Committee
Chairman John Torma email
  Bob Mace email
  Irv Tooker email
Auxiliary Pam Hoshal email
SAL open  
Secretary Cari Lamb email
Junior Shooting Sports


 

Strategic Planning

Title Name Email
Chair Bishop Dan Williams Email
Secretary Tom Fernlund Email
Special Advisor Dan Ludwig Email
To Serve  
One Year Bishop Dan Williams Email
Two Years Tom Fernlund Email
Three Years Brad Pagel Email
Four Years Jennifer Havlik Email
Five Years Paul Hassing Email


 

Trophies and Awards

Title Name Email
Chairman Michael Schaffer Email
  Larry Ryan Email


 

Veterans for Veterans

To Serve Name Email
One Year Don Pankake Email
Two Years Marland Ronning Email