Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

July 7 Brat Fest at MM.jpg

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, September 1, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest October 6th at Metro Market.  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

American Legion 2019 Annual Convention Corporation Planning meeting

    Post 501 is hosting the 2019 Annual WI American Legion Convention.   This meeting is essential in making the plans to ensure that the convention goes off without a hitch.  All members of Post 501 to include the Auxiliary and Sons of American Legion are needed and welcome to attend this planning meeting.  This is a major project for the members of Post 501 for the upcoming year.  Please attend and provide your input.  We will need volunteers for various projects to include golf cart drivers. 

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Sep
8
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

  Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

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Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on September 15th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held on September 29th.

Volunteer Signup September 15th:
     1.  
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     3. 
     4. 

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Dane County 40 et 8 Voiture 683 Potluck / Meeting at Legion Post 501

    The Dane County 40 et 8 Voiture meets at the American Legion Post 501 in Madison for their September meeting.  Potluck meal begins at 6:00, bring a good dish to pass, one your family always will come home for, and enjoy the sharing of activities with a French flair.  The meeting follows at 7:00 pm.  The Dane county 40 et 8 meets on a rotational basis at various Legion posts - for this September meeting it is Post 501's time to provide a space to meet.
    While the 40 et 8 is not a Legion sponsored organization, many members of Post 501 do belong.  Ask a member to share thoughts on joining; you must be sponsored, and also must be a person of good stature.  You might want to check out the 40 et 8 website, www.fortyandeight.org,for further details.  We look forward to seeing you here.

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Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, September 20th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

      The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is November 24.

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Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is October 26, 2017.

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on September 29th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held on October 13th.

Volunteer Signup September 29th:
     1.  
     2. 
     3. 
     4. 

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest is October 27 at Metro Market.  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Post 501's Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

     Post 501 is inviting all the Officers, Auxiliary & Legion Members, and all others who have volunteered to help in projects like brat fests, breakfasts, book sales or garage sales, various fundraisers, and post building upgrade to join in our appreciation lunch on October 7, 11:00 am-4:00 pm.  Lunch will be served.

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

  Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

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Oct
13
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on October 13th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held on October 27th.

Volunteer Signup October 13th:
     1.  
     2. 
     3. 
     4. 

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Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, October 18th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is November 24, 2017.

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest TBD.  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on October 27th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held on November 10th.

Volunteer Signup October 27th:
     1.  
     2. 
     3. 
     4. 

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Nov
10
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast - All Active Military & Veterans Eat Free

     Full Breakfast:  Join us on Nov. 10th.   All Active Military and Veteran's will have free breakfast (veteran ID required), open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

American Legion Post 501 Veteran's Day Open House

American Legion Post 501 Veteran's Day Open House, Saturday, November 10, 1:00-4:00 pm.  If you have not had a chance to visit your post, this is a great opportunity to see the Clubhouse and visit with other members.  This is open to all members, SAL, Auxiliary, their families, and the community.   Please join us.  Refreshments will be served.  

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Nov
10
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on Novembefr 10th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held on November 24th.

Volunteer Signup November 10th:
     1.  
     2. 
     3. 
     4. 

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

  Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

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Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, November 15th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Nov
18
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Omelet Breakfast

    American Legion Post 501 Omelet Breakfast - take a break from cooking, stop by after church, great eats, share with veterans families.
     Post 501 is offering (back by popular demand), an Omelet Breakfast for both Legion members, their families, fellow veterans, and also open to the public.  We want and need your support.  Put this on your calendar for a special day.
     You will have the opportunity to tell Chef Rishard, assisted by 2 Sous Chef's,  just what will fill your fancy in the best Omelet ever.  You can select Ham, Bacon Bits, Onions, Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Cheddar Cheese or, if you are really hungry, ask for the works.   And by the way, eggs are included also.  We'll have sausage links,  hash browns, toast, and plenty of coffee, milk, and juice to supplement your meal.  Bring your spouse, your child(ren), significant other and just plain (or complicated) friends.  All are welcome.
     Cost is always uppermost in mind.  How does our Post compare with the commercial establishments located nearby? First off, we're not the High End Hotel brunches; our napkins are paper and not cloth.  We provide paper place mats, not white linens. Classical music on a piano will not be playing in the background.  But you will have good comradeship with your next table neighbor.  This is a fund raiser, to be sure.  Our Post provides countless help for veterans, their families and those experiencing difficult times. We are sponsoring 7 young high school boys to Badger Boys State up at Ripon College this coming June 2019.  So we need your financial help.
     Breakfast will be a reasonable $8.50 for each adult, and only $5.00 for a youth under age 12. Unfortunately, with the high cost of eggs, we don't offer a family deal, nor discounts for the Social Security set.  Also, no discounts for Veterans, sorry.  But we'd sure like for you to show up, eat hearty, and help out the Veteran community.
     We look forward to seeing you here at Post 501 on Sunday, November 18, 2018, 7:30 am-11:00 am.

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Nov
24
8:00 AM08:00

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

      The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is December 22.

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Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on November 24th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held on December 8th.

Volunteer Signup November 24th:
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Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Dane County American Legion & Auxiliary Holiday Party at Post 501

The purpose of this meeting is to network with other posts outside of our 501.  It is a good opportunity to see how other Legion Posts navigate the challenges of service to the veteran and families, fund raising and most important - attracting and retaining membership - the life blood of the Legion.  Please attend and contribute.

5:00 pm Social Hour
6:00 pm Potluck Meal
7:00 pm Legion & Auxiliary Business Meetings

All Legion Post members in Dane County are invited to attend.  If this will be your first meeting attendance, please contact Post 501, via phone, leave message, so that we can be sure to recognize you.

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Dec
8
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on December 8th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held on December 22nd.

Volunteer Signup December 8th:
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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Post 501 Members/SAL/Auxiliary Holiday Potluck/Business Meetings

It's the HOLIDAY SEASON monthly meeting - you don't want to miss this one !    
      5:30 PM Social Hour - arrive early
      6:00 PM - Potluck - please bring a dish to share with others.  Post is providing meat
            item. Homemade salads and desserts always in favor.
       7 PM Business meeting.
     The December Post 501 Business meeting will be a special Christmas oriented, extraordinary evening.  All Sons of the American Legion (SAL) members are invited and strongly encouraged to attend.  The Post 501 Auxiliary also will be in attendance.
      There will be a welcoming program, and some shared ideas of programs for the Post 501 SAL members in the next 2019 year.  Maybe a Fall Saturday afternoon football/cribbage/euchre gathering in the clubhouse, with free snacks and libations.
      These are some ideas which may come to fruition, if the interest is there.  In addition, for those who don't especially like to attend business meetings, there is no reason why an SAL member can't participate in the fun stuff.  Keep up with either the Post monthly Newsletter and/or this website for further activities.
      The Post 501 meetings are always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at the Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, usually finishing about an hour. An informal gathering follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.  Stories of past military experiences, and sometimes even tall tales/lies, are shared.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!  SAL members are also always invited in attendance.  Your presence is especially desired.
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all veterans, who have served, and for those continuing to serve.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

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Dec
20
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, December 20th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Dec
22
8:00 AM08:00

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

      The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is TBD.

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Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is TBD.

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Dec
22
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on December 22nd, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held on January 12, 2019.

Volunteer Signup December 22nd:
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Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on January 12th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held on January 26th, 2019.

Volunteer Signup January 12th:
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Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle, Tully's II Food & Spirits

     American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 501 have an opportunity to pickup extra funds to continue our support to Veteran's programs.  We will be doing a Meat Raffle at Tully's II Food & Spirits, 6401 Monona Drive, Monona, WI, on January 26th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up.  Raffle starts at 3:00 pm and should plan to be done around 5:30 p.m.
     We need 4 people each time to work the event - workers will walk around the bar selling paddles for each round, we also need someone to sit with the meat and help winners select their prize.
     Even if you don't want to come to volunteer, please come and participate by playing in the raffle. 
     Dates that American Legion Post 501 will be there - every other Saturday starting September 15, 2018 thru May 2019.
     To get your name on the sign up list, please email Rebecca Lovell at rlovell03@hotmail.com or call the post at 608-244-7716 and leave a message with your name and the dates you are available.  
      Next event to be held TBD, 2019.

Volunteer Signup January 26th:
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Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

Post 501 Super Bowl Party For Post Members, SAL, Auxiliary, Fellow Veterans, Active Military, & Reserve

OUR AMERICAN LEGION POST 501 WILL CELEBRATE AGAIN THE SUPER BOWL GAME 

   Follow up to the 2018 Super Bowl Post 501 Party Time.  We had a fun time again for our 2nd celebration of the Super Bowl extravaganza.  In 2018 we had 16 friendly folks shared good times, tail gate rations, watched the multi million dollar advertisements, played cribbage, talked about those who didn't show up, and some of us even watched the game itself.  Without our Packers in the game, the quarterly scores were only interesting to those who put their hard earned cash down of scoring.  Based on the turnout this year, we're quite sure that the Post 501 Super Bowl Party for 2019 will kick off as scheduled.   Put February 3, 2019, on your calendar for a fun time at the Legion Post 501 clubhouse in celebration of the Super Bowl (maybe, with a bit of luck, the Packers will be in). Share an afternoon with all fellow veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve service persons, and their families, are all welcome.  We'll start at about 4:00 pm; Kickoff time TBD.  We'll stay until the game ends.

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    We'll have card games, a 50-50 drawing, betting on end of each quarter scoring with pull tabs and even a score sheet for some of the better new advertisements trying to  entice us to buy stuff. There will be copious quantities of liquid libations, to include soda - a donation for these will be appreciated.  In addition, we will have tailgate type snacks aplenty (although don't plan on a full meal type operation). So don't spend the afternoon alone, bring a friend or spouse and join in the merriment.

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    Some challenges such as end of each quarter scores, a 50-50 option with up to three winners, and plenty of card decks, cribbage boards - you choice of tables.  For those who wish to support - we ask for a donation of $5 for the 50-50, not required that you join.  This day is not a pot luck, so you don't have to bring anything other than a few dollars for libations and if you wish to participate in the 50-50.

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   Bring stories of your military service - what was the best day and what was the worst day you experienced during your service.  What made for a good leader, and who was that individual who made your life miserable.
     Plan on arriving around 4 PM, and stay as long as you like.   We will remain open until the game end.  We already have the team to set up and take down, an amateur bartender (do not harass - he is working for free), so no work is required on your part.
    For those who were unable to attend last year's Super Bowl party day, you did miss a fun time.  Over 16 folks visited, some only for enough time to grab a bite to eat and say "Hi". All are welcome.  Come regardless of the weather.  If the snow reaches 4 feet or more, we will send a snowmobile over for you.
    Don't spend the Super Bowl day alone, and our Post 501 will be a lot less expensive than the local taverns and even better - filled with folks like you.  It's a fun day at your Legion.
    For headcount, please send send a note utilizing the "Contact Us" tab on our website if you just might show up.  Those who don't will be talked about. :)  See you all there !

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Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is September 22.

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Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, August 16th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

CANCELLED -- 1st Annual 40 et 8 Brat Fest at Metro Market -- CANCELLED

NOTE:  This event on August 12 is cancelled

     Our 1st Annual 40 et 8 brat fest is scheduled for Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.   This fund raiser is being held in support of our nurses training for the Honor Society of the American Veterans (40 et 8). 
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat, hamburger, and/or hot dog.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats, hamburgers, and hot dogs.  All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow Voyageurs? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.

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Aug
11
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

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     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

  Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

Brat Fest at Metro Mkt - June 2.jpg

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!
     Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest is September 1st at Metro Market.  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is August 25th.

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Jul
28
8:00 AM08:00

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

     The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is TBD.

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Heavy Bombers Weekend, July 20-22, Truax Field, Madison, WI

Heavy Bombers Weekend, July 20-22, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Dane County Regional Airport - Truax Field - Wisconsin Aviation, 3606 Corben Court, Madison, WI

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Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest & Garage Sale

  The Brat Fest Crew will gladly serve anyone who shows up hungry to include "Aliens" from outside our area.

The Brat Fest Crew will gladly serve anyone who shows up hungry to include "Aliens" from outside our area.

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest/ garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Post 501, 105 Dempsey Road, Madison, WI 53714. 
    Note that we will also be having a garage sale this day.  According to the Post Cdr., please do not bring TV's, electrical appliances, or junk. Only quality new/used items will be accepted.  Please contact the Post Cdr. to make arrangements to drop off items or if you have questions at 608-244-7716.
    Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal for $5), hamburger $4 (full meal $5), hot dogs $2 (full meal $3), with or without buns, condiments, soda or water, and a wide selection of chips.  Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
    Next Brat Fest scheduled for July 29th at Metro Market.

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Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Heavy Bombers Weekend, July 20-22, Truax Field, Madison, WI

Heavy Bombers Weekend, July 20-22, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Dane County Regional Airport - Truax Field - Wisconsin Aviation, 3606 Corben Court, Madison, WI

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Heavy Bombers Weekend, July 20-22, Truax Field, Madison, WI

Heavy Bombers Weekend, July 20-22, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Dane County Regional Airport - Truax Field - Wisconsin Aviation, 3606 Corben Court, Madison, WI

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest & Garage Sale, July 20 & 21

  The Brat Fest Crew will gladly serve anyone who shows up hungry to include "Aliens" from outside our area.

The Brat Fest Crew will gladly serve anyone who shows up hungry to include "Aliens" from outside our area.

  Held on certain Fridays & Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest/ garage sale is scheduled for Friday & Saturday, July 20-21, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Post 501, 105 Dempsey Road, Madison, WI 53714. 
    Note that we will also be having a garage sale this day.  According to the Post Cdr., please do not bring TV's, electrical appliances, or junk. Only quality new/used items will be accepted.  Please contact the Post Cdr. to make arrangements to drop off items or if you have questions at 608-244-7716.
    Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal for $5), hamburger $4 (full meal $5), hot dogs $2 (full meal $3), with or without buns, condiments, soda or water, and a wide selection of chips.  Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
    Next Brat Fest scheduled for July 21st at Post 501.

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Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts, & Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, July 19th, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Jul
14
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

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     Full Breakfast: Join us, open to the public, American Legion
membership not required. Bring your family and friends for a wide variety
of breakfast choices -- pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage
gravy on biscuits, bacon, sausage links, toast, coffee, milk, juice, and
applesauce.   NOTE - pancakes are all you can eat, just ask the server for more, but be sure you have a clean plate - no take home leftovers. 
     Take a break from making breakfast at home with no dirty dishes to cleanup. Prices are very reasonable, much less than you might find at the fast food restaurants and cafes.  It’s a great time to visit with old friends, or even meet new ones.
     CHECK OUT OUR REVISED MENU:
Item #
#1    Pancakes and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#2    Pancakes, egg and sausage or bacon -- $6.50
#3    Eggs, toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.00
#4    Meat Gravy on biscuits -- $5.50
#5    Meat Gravy on biscuits with eggs -- $6.50
#6    French toast and sausage or bacon -- $5.50
#7    Pancakes Only (No Meat) -- $4.50
#8    Eggs and toast (No Meat) -- $4.00

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

Beverages included:  coffee, milk, juice
Extra Hash browns -- $1.00
Extra 3 Sausage links -- $1.00
Extra 2 Bacon strips -- $1.00
Extra 2 scrambled eggs -- $1.00

Please come and visit us the 2nd Saturday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

     Don't forget to put your name in the jar for a free future breakfast! 
     By the way, if you really want to have fun, volunteer an hour, or more, to
help serve good folks; dining help in the noisy kitchen, or sit at the cashier
table.  Just contact the Post 501 at 244-7716 and simply leave name and
phone number and a willingness to help out. This is our major fund raiser
which supports veterans and their families. See our link to programs which
Post 501 supports.
     Post breakfasts are always the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7:30-11:00 a.m., 12 months of the year.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jul
12
to Jul 15

American Legion Department of Wisconsin 100th Annual Department Convention

  • Oshkosh Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

   American Legion Department of Wisconsin 100th Annual Department Convention, July 12-15, 2018.
   Held at:  Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI  
   Registration Materials, Schedules and Housing information can be found at: 
   http://www.wilegion.org/page/content/about/2018-department-convention

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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

  Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     Plan on attending. Our meetings are open to any Legionnaire past or present, who have an interest in just what goes on in "post active" and "reserve service". Come and see veterans who, like yourself have marched, floated or flown on active duty for at least one day or more, during times of conflict. Served in or near combat zones, in support activities or have a book of questions that need to be answered. We want to hear about you, the part you played....... all the details from those who were really there.  Hidden and amazing.  Come, raise a toast to our country and the part you and others played to keep it free and safe! As you know FREEDOM is not free. It costs dearly!
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

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Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

Post 501 Legion Baseball Team Game (Double Header)

     The Post 501 Legion Baseball Team will be playing a double header at the Waunakee High School baseball diamond on July 8, at 12:00 pm.
     This is a great way to see your post players in action as they are always on the road playing the games.  This team has some former players with the Madison Mallards and other college teams.  These are high school players and would really like your support.  Last year they ended third in the State Class AAA Division.  They were Class AAA Champions in 2015 and 2016.

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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

Brat Fest at Metro Mkt - 20180505.jpg

     Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns. And now also we will be offering fresh made hamburgers!                                                                                                                  Tables are available on the Metro Market patio, so you can sit and enjoy a fresh off the grill brat and/or hot dog.  The full brat meal at $5 includes chips (just don't take the Cheetos - one of our volunteers needs those to get through the day :) ) and a soft drink or water.
     Stop in after an exhausting morning of grocery shopping. You don’t have to cook lunch that day. Bring your family and lots of relatives and friends.  If you are on the job that day, don’t forget to treat your co-workers or better yet, bring a truckload of your fellow workers with you.
    We offer Johnsonville brats $4 (full meal at $5), hamburgers $4 (full meal $5), and hot dogs $2 (full meal $3).   All come with or without buns, condiments, and full meals come with soda or water, and a wide selection of salted chips. 
    Plenty of room for parking your car/bike so drive, bike, or walk -- better yet - run in on foot for a reasonable priced lunch of Wisconsin brats, burgers and hot dogs.
     Want to have some fun socializing with fellow veterans? Then join us in the serving line or for setup, or cleanup at the end.  If you can provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  It would be great if a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghan could provide an hour or two of your time on a Saturday morning, we’d really appreciate your helping out.  We do need the additional support due to the popularity of this brat fest location.
    Because of the popularity of this brat fest, we encourage you to come early due to the fact that in the past we have run out of the famous Johnsonville brats.
     Next Brat Fest is July 20-21 at Post 501  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is conducted to plan events which our post conducts in order to raise funds and/or provide services to veterans and their families such as yourselves. Meetings are open to any Legionnaire.  Join us to participate in the planning of Legion business.
     Next scheduled Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting is TBD.

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Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Dane County American Legion & Auxiliary Meeting at Post 501

     All members of all the Dane County American Legion Posts & their Auxiliary Units are invited to attend this regional meeting.  This is the best way to get updated on Legion affairs that benefit all veterans in Dane County.  The latest news from higher headquarters is often passed down.  Put this on your calendar and let your voice be heard.
     The hosting post serves food at 6:30pm.  Separate Legion and Auxiliary meetings begin at 7:15 pm

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Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

HELP NEEDED!!!

Bill Robbins sanding the support beams on 6-19-2018.jpg

Due to the recent weather pattern, the red cedar staining of the front and side porches could not be finished as scheduled.  We still need person power (2 or 3) to complete the painting of the three support beams above the entrance porch.  The beams have been sanded, and primed.  We now need someone who likes to stand on ladders or scaffolding to apply the second coat of the tan paint, much like the rest of the building.  In addition we should finalize the redwood staining of the porch railings and deck today if weather permitting.  The last item needed for the painting of the building is someone to go around with both the tan and the dark brown paint to touch-up.  If you can, stop by for an hour or two today, Thursday, June 28th.  Painting supplies provided.  Water and soda provided.  Lets attempt to get this project finished, so that we can move on to other needs.  Check in with us by leaving a message at the Post phone number or sending a note via the Contact Us tab on this website if you are willing to assist.

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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts, and Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, June 21st, for some coffee, some conversation, possibly a card game or two, and for those who come hungry - maybe some donuts, kringle or what have you.

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.

Come and join the fun, relaxation and just visiting with fellow vets and other Warriors, who like all of us, have at one time, and even currently, marched in boots.

Come early, stay as long as you wish.  We might ask for a $1 donation to cover the treats, but that will not be an entrance requirement.  Just bring your self, and a fellow vet if you know one, all will be welcome with a good attitude and a willingness to spend some time together.

If you can't make this coffee, check our Post 501 calendar for the scheduled date in the next month and add to your personal calendar.  We look forward to sharing time with you.
See PowerPoint flyer below.

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

HELP NEEDED!!

  Cdr Thomas Stolarczyk, 1st Vice Cdr Keith Lovell, 2nd Vice Cdr Jerry Schultz, Legionnaire Bill Robbins painting outside of the Legion Post 501 on June 5, 2018.

Cdr Thomas Stolarczyk, 1st Vice Cdr Keith Lovell, 2nd Vice Cdr Jerry Schultz, Legionnaire Bill Robbins painting outside of the Legion Post 501 on June 5, 2018.

Post 501 has made a lot of progress of the painting of the outside of the building.  However, work still remains.  We need person power (2 or 3) to continue to complete the refinishing & priming of the three support beams above the entrance porch.  This Wednesday afternoon is a good opportunity to finish this portion of the project.  The weather should cooperate.  In addition we need to continue sanding and scraping off the side rails and deck.  If we are moving along well, we may start the staining of the railing and deck.  If you can, stop by for an hour or two to assist.  Painting supplies provided.  Water and soda provided.  

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