Feb
16
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 February 16th, 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 March 2, 2019.

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Feb
19
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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Feb
21
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, February 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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Feb
23
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 March 23.

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Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

Post 501 - All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner, 4:00 pm - till out

       You don't need to be Italian to attend Post 501's spaghetti meat sauce dinner.   So please show up.  Last dinner we ran out of spaghetti-can you believe that?  We had plenty of salad and bread left.  Coffee, milk, and dessert also included.    Bring the kids and the next door neighbors.  Plan on dining early so that you can get your fair share.  Help is needed.

       Cost:  $9.00 per person
                $4.00 children 10 and under 

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Mar
2
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 March 2nd, 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 March 16, 2019.

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Mar
9
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

A full house for breakfast.

A full house for 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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Mar
9
4:00 PM16:00

Post 501 Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner - 4:00 pm till out

Colleen enjoying Post 501's corned beef dinner, 3/11/2017.

Colleen enjoying Post 501's corned beef dinner, 3/11/2017.

     Be sure to save this event on your calendar.  Public Welcome.  Again, if you don't arrive early (we start serving at 4:00 pm till out), Chef Rishard's creative cuisine most likely will run out before 7:00 pm, in celebration of St. Patrick's Day when we can all be Irish for a moment.  The cost is $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 10 and under.  There will be generous portions of savory corned beef, succulent cabbage, potatoes and carrots, dessert. 
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Mar
13
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.
     This meeting in March is extra special, since we will have a guest speaker, an orthopedic surgeon, who will talk on the most up to date strategies on joint pain, and how to maintain an active lifestyle.  Refreshments will be available, provided by the organization supporting this review.  If you are new to our Post 501 meetings, be sure to let us know by phoning in your attendance plans, and/or let us know through the "CONTACT US"  link found on our Home Page.  We will need a headcount, to be sure we have the room properly set up.  We do expect a larger crowd due to the nature of this presentation.  We look forward to seeing you all here.

Following this orientation the Post 501 will be celebrating the Post Birthday, so the snack line should be
     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, April 10.

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Mar
16
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 March 16th, 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 March 30, 2019.

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Mar
21
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, March 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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Mar
23
8:30 AM08:30

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 April 27.

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Mar
23
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 April 27.

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Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

Post 501 - American Legion Birthday Dinner / Past Commanders & Presidents Dinner / Sweepstakes Drawing

5:00 pm Social Hour
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Presentations
8:00 pm Sweepstakes Drawing

Menu:  Chicken Breast, Ham, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Green Beans, Corn, Salad, Roll, Beverage and Birthday Cake.   

     Be sure to read the March newsletter for further details.  It's not too late to make your reservation.  If interested, see the Post 501 Commander, or any Post 501 member, or call 608-244-7716.  You can also Let us know by clicking on the CONTACT US tab and filling in the details of who will be attending.   A sign-up sheet is also at the Post 501 clubhouse.  The dinner cost will be $12.50 per person or $25 per couple.  Payment will be accepted at the door on March 23rd.

Thank you for your support of Post 501.

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Mar
30
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 March 30th, 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 April 13, 2019.

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Apr
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, April 6, 2019, 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 April 21st at Metro Market.  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / New Member Initiation & Welcome / 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.
     This meeting in March is extra special, since we will have a guest speaker, an orthopedic surgeon, who will talk on the most up to date strategies on joint pain, and how to maintain an active lifestyle.  Refreshments will be available, provided by the organization supporting this review.  If you are new to our Post 501 meetings, be sure to let us know by phoning in your attendance plans, and/or let us know through the "CONTACT US"  link found on our Home Page.  We will need a headcount, to be sure we have the room properly set up.  We do expect a larger crowd due to the nature of this presentation.  We look forward to seeing you all here.

Following this orientation the Post 501 will be celebrating the Post Birthday, so the snack line should be
     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, May 8.

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Apr
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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Apr
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 April 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 April 27, 2019.

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Apr
16
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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Apr
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, April 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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Apr
21
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 Sunday, April 21, 2019, 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 April 27th at Metro Market.  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

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 May 25.

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Apr
27
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 May 25.

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Apr
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, April 27, 2019, 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 May 4th at Metro Market.  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Apr
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 April 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 May 11, 2019.

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May
4
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, May 4, 2019, 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 Saturday, June 1st at Metro Market.  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting / Officer Elections

    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.
       There will be a brief presentation given by Home Health United.  All members & Auxiliary are invited to attend.
     This is the most important Post 501 meeting of the year because it's the evening we elect new officers to lead this post.  Be sure to attend or your name may be submitted for nomination for an officer's position in your absence.  All members are reminded that they will need to have their current American Legion card to be eligible to vote.
     In addition, at this May Post meeting there will be a memorial service to honor our recently departed comrades.
     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, June 12th, which include the installation of new Post Officer leaders.

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May
11
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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May
11
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 May 11th, 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 May 25, 2019.

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May
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, May 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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May
25
8:30 AM08:30

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 July 27.

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May
25
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 June 29.

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May
25
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 May 25th, 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..

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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Monona Memorial Day Parade Poppy Drive (details TBD)

Memorial Day Parade Participants, 5-28-2018.

Memorial Day Parade Participants, 5-28-2018.

       Parades are always fun.  Why not come to this annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th starting about 10:00 a.m.  While here could you also assist Post 501 in their Poppy Distribution Drive -- which is a fund raiser for our veterans particularly those who find themselves in the VA hospital.  We need several vibrant, smiling Legionnaires to get dressed up in their patriotic finest and with a bowl of poppies gladly offered to the public.  You will be well rewarded for taking an hour or two out of your day to help veterans in need.  NOTE:  This will include marching along side the American Legion sponsored car, making distribution of poppies and collecting donations.  You are welcome to march entire parade route or only a portion of it.  

 For details and if you would like to attend, please call Post 501 at 244-7716.  

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Jun
1
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, June 1, 2019, 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 Friday & Saturday June 14-15 at Post 501, 105 Dempsey Road..  
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jun
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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Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Post 501 Potluck & Members Meeting / Officer (Legion & Auxiliary) Installation

Note:  This meeting will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:00 pm; followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm and installation of new officers. Please bring a dish to pass.

    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.
     This meeting is important for all Legion members who can to attend.  The reason for this important meeting is to install the new officers for the upcoming year.  If you have been nominated, it is important that you attend this meeting and secure your position as a valuable member of our Post 501.  Class A uniforms are required for elected officers due to the Post historical, or is it "hysterical", photograph.
     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.
     What goes on here at the Legion is all about you and stays at the legion!  It really helps  all.
     Next meeting scheduled:  July 10

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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest & Garage Sale

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest/ garage sale is scheduled for Friday, June 14, 10:00 am - 6:00 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 June 15 at Post 501.

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest & Garage Sale

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest/ garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 10:00 am - 6:00 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 6 at Metro Market.

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Jun
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, June 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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Jun
27
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
29
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 July 27.

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Jul
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, July 6, 2019, 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 Saturday, August 3 at Metro Market. 
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jul
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, August 14, 2019.

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Jul
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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Jul
17
to Jul 21

Wisconsin American Legion Annual Convention - Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI

     Be sure to set these dates on your calendar for this all important annual event.  As in the past this is a terrific time for fellow Legionnaires and the Auxiliary and SAL members, Legion Riders to gather to make plans for the next year in continuing our service to Veterans.  Your presence is truly needed at this convention.
     Further details will be provided as soon as guidance comes out.  There will be numerous programs available which will increase your ability to be a more effective Legionnaire.  There will be speakers, vendor tables, and raffles for your benefit.  Come and share the fellowship.

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Jul
25
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 25th, 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
27
8:30 AM08:30

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
27
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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Aug
3
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, August 3, 2019, 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 Friday & Saturday, August 16-17 at Post 501.
          Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Aug
10
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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Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / New Member Initiation & Welcome / 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.
     This meeting in March is extra special, since we will have a guest speaker, an orthopedic surgeon, who will talk on the most up to date strategies on joint pain, and how to maintain an active lifestyle.  Refreshments will be available, provided by the organization supporting this review.  If you are new to our Post 501 meetings, be sure to let us know by phoning in your attendance plans, and/or let us know through the "CONTACT US"  link found on our Home Page.  We will need a headcount, to be sure we have the room properly set up.  We do expect a larger crowd due to the nature of this presentation.  We look forward to seeing you all here.

Following this orientation the Post 501 will be celebrating the Post Birthday, so the snack line should be
     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 11.

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Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest & Garage Sale

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest/ garage sale is scheduled for Friday, August 16, 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 August 17 at Post 501.

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Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest & Garage Sale

    Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest/ garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 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 is TBD.

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Aug
22
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 22nd, 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
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, October 10, 2018.

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Sep
14
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
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, September 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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Oct
9
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 13.

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Oct
12
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
17
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 17th, 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
9
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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Nov
13
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 11.

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Nov
21
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 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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Dec
11
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 - 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 8, 2020.

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Dec
14
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
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, December 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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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting // Legionnaire of the Year & Volunteer of the Year Voting

  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.
     This is an especially important meeting, due to the fact that we will be voting on "LEGIONNAIRE of the YEAR", and every vote counts.  (Only active Members can vote.)  This meeting will also nominate and vote on an unsung hero of Post 501, a person who is not a legionnaire, but who stands steadfast in support of our important mission of standing up for the veteran and their families. If you can only come to one membership meeting per year, please make this one.  You will be free to nominate anyone you wish - one whom you feel has gone above and beyond the normal expectations.  We've got many deserving Legionnaires supporting this post, either through hours served and/or dollars donated.  This is a top honor, second only to being voted Post Commander.  Come and be counted, the voting is secret.
     Another important part of this month's meeting is an Update on Alzheimer's Disease Prevention study.  This wil be a 15 -20 minute overview by Dr Carlsson, Madison VA Hospital, on a new A/D Prevention study for Veterans.  This is critical knowledge which all of us need to be aware of.  If you make only one meeting per year, this is one of the top to attend.  We expect a large turnout, so if you will be a newbe, be sure to let us know either by calling the Post 501 phone, or use the "CONTACT US" tab found on our Home Page.
     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, March 13, 2019.

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Feb
9
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

Folks enjoying Post 501’s breakfast on Jan. 12th.

Folks enjoying Post 501’s breakfast on Jan. 12th.

     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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Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

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

Super Bowl Image.jpg

OUR AMERICAN LEGION POST 501 WILL CELEBRATE AGAIN THE LIII SUPER BOWL GAME, FEB. 3, 2019

   Followup 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 share good times, sampled 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, following the scoring may not be as much of an interest, but the opportunity to network with veterans such as yourself will be enhanced.  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 . 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 5:30 pm.  We'll stay until the game ends.

Super Bowl Party, 2-5-2017 - 7.jpg

    We'll have card games, checkers, chess, and 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.

Super Bowl Party, 2-5-2017 - 3.jpg

    Post Super Bowl LIII, (53) we had 43 folks show up. Excellent selection of tailgate type foods, and lots of laughs and good conversations happened. If you missed this one, plan on next year showing up, by doing so, no one will talk about you in your absence. :). By the way, we were able to sign a new member to our post at this get togethr. Congratulations ! Post 501 is certainly an action post !

Super Bowl Party, 2-5-2017 - 6.jpg

        Plan on arriving around 4 PM, and stay as long as you like.   We will remain open until the game ends.  We already have the team to set up and take down, an amateur bartender will be on site (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.  You just might want to stay only long 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; our Post 501 will be a lot less expensive than the local taverns and even better - filled with folks just 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 most certainly be talked about. :)  See you all there !

Super Bowl Party Flyer

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Feb
2
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 February 2nd, 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 February 16, 2019.

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Jan
26
4:00 PM16:00

Legion Post 501 - Commander Tom's Chili Dinner - 4pm--till out

Keith looking forward to a savory bowl of Cdr. Tom's chili.

Keith looking forward to a savory bowl of Cdr. Tom's chili.

Post 501 Commander Tom's Chili Dinner, Sunday, January 26, 2019, 4:00—till out.

Adults:  $7.50
Children under 10:  $3.50

Includes Tossed Salad, Bread, Dessert, Coffee & Milk

This is a fundraiser for Post 501 and your support is needed.  See you on January 26.  PUBLIC WELCOME. Thank you for your support of the American Legion Post 501 and its Veterans’ programs.

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Jan
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 February 23.

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Jan
26
8:30 AM08:30

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 March 23.

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Jan
19
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 19th, 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 February 2, 2019.

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Jan
17
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, January 17th, 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 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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Jan
17
to Jan 20

2019 Midwinter Conference - Ho-Chunk Convention Center, Baraboo

  • Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please refer to the American Legion Department of Wisconsin website for registration material, housing form, and schedule of events for the 2019 Midwinter Conference at Ho-Chunk Convention Center, Baraboo, WI. Click on the link below.

https://wilegion.org/page/content/about/2019-midwinter-conference

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Jan
12
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

Breakfast 10-13-2018.jpg

     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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Jan
10
9:00 AM09:00

Food Safety Preparation & Storage Class at Madison Legion Post 501

We will be conducting a Food Safety Preparation & Storage Class at our Legion Post 501 on January 10, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This is a volunteer class conducted by Legionnaire Jerry Schultz, 2nd Vice. For those Legionnaires, SAL, Auxiliary members, and others that provide services where food preparation is involved. This is an essential class. There is no cost to attend. It would be helpful if you would let us know of your willingness to take this class.

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Jan
9
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, February 13.

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Jan
5
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 5th, 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 19th, 2019.

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Jan
5
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.  Note: This is the deadline for our pin design. Please come prepared to discuss pin designs.

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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 5, 2019.

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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 January 26.

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Dec
22
8:30 AM08:30

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 January 26.

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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
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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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 - 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
12
9:00 AM09:00

Auxiliary Unit 501 Distribution Of Christmas Stockings To the Middleton VA Hospital

  • William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran's Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Wednesday, December 12th, Unit 501 is once again going to be stuffing and distributing homemade Christmas stockings to veterans at the VA hospital in Middleton. Please plan on meeting at 9:00 a.m. at Legion Post 501 to carpool and meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the VA hospital. If you are interested in helping out with this, please contact Unit 501 President, Rebecca Lovell, at 608-513-2725.

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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.

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Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Army / Navy Football Game Benefit at The Coliseum Bar & Banquet

GET READY FOR AMERICA’S GAME!!!

Army / Navy Game
12th Annual Social & Silent Auction
Saturday, December 8
1:00-6:00 pm
Location: The Coliseum Bar & Banquet, 232 Olin Avenue, Madison, WI

Sponsored by: Navy League of the United States, Madison Council

For more information visit: www.madisonnavyleague.org

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