May
26
8:00 AM08:00

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

      The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is July 28th.

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May
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 June 30.

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May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Monona Memorial Day Parade Poppy Drive

  Participants Cdr Thomas Stolarczyk and Legionnaires Jim Schuhart and Charlie Powers at Monona Day Parade, 5-29-2017.

Participants Cdr Thomas Stolarczyk and Legionnaires Jim Schuhart and Charlie Powers at Monona Day Parade, 5-29-2017.

       Parades are always fun.  Why not come to this annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th 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
2
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

 Post 501 Brat Fest volunteers at Metro Mkt. on 5-5-2018:    Cdr Tom, Roman, Keith, Jerry, Rich, Rebecca, Bill, Chris (not pictured).

Post 501 Brat Fest volunteers at Metro Mkt. on 5-5-2018:    Cdr Tom, Roman, Keith, Jerry, Rich, Rebecca, Bill, Chris (not pictured).

     Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns.  However, we would certainly be happy if more folks showed up to see if we can exceed our previous sales. 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, full hot dog meals at $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 June 16th at Legion Post 501.  
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

American Legion 2019 Annual Convention Corporation Planning Meeting

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

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Jun
9
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

  Post 501 Breakfast on May 12, 2018.

Post 501 Breakfast on May 12, 2018.

     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
13
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 11, 2018

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Legion Brat Fest & Garage Sale at Post 501

   Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest/ garage sale / book sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2018, 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. Post Cdr. will be at the Post 501 on dates and times TBD to accept your donations.  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. 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), a full 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 7th at Metro Market.

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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts, and Camaraderie

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

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

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

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

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

COFFEE & CARDS FLYER

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Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Dane County American Legion & Auxiliary Meeting at Post 501

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

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Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

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

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

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Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

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

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Jul
12
to Jul 15

American Legion Department of Wisconsin 100th Annual Department Convention

  • Oshkosh Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Jul
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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Jul
28
8:00 AM08:00

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

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

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Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Executive Committee Meeting

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

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

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Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

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

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Aug
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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Aug
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 TBD.

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

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Sep
8
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

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

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

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

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

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

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

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

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Sep
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 April 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 Dane county 40 et 8 meets on a rotational basis at various Legion posts - for this April 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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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

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

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Oct
13
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

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

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

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

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

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

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Nov
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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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

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

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Dec
8
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

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

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

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

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

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

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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

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

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

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May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Unit 501 Meat Raffle At 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 19th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up 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 23, 2017 thru May 19, 2018.
     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.

Volunteer Signup May 19th:
     1.  
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     3. 
     4. 

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May
18
8:00 AM08:00

Poppy Distribution At William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

  • Willam S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Legion Post 501's poppy distribution day at the VA Hospital, Madison, will be on Friday, May 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Helpers are needed.  Please contact Don Schaefer for shift schedule at 608-829-3874.  Those who have helped in the past share that the experience of working with those supporting our veterans is very rewarding.

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts, and Camaraderie

Our Legion Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts & Camaraderie is working well.  This gathering doesn't involve business talk, nor work at the post, nor fund raising.  We invite all veterans and their spouses are welcome to stop in sometime between 9 am till Noon, on Thursday, May 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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May
12
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

Breakfast 4-14-2018.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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May
9
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 13, 2018, which include the installation of new Post Officer leaders.

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May
5
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 5th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up 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 23, 2017 thru May 19, 2018.
     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 May 19th.

Volunteer Signup May 5th:
     1.  
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     3. 
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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

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

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Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Post 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 21st, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up 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 23, 2017 thru May 5, 2018.
     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 May 5, 2018.

Volunteer Signup April 21st:
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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market

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     Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.  We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns.  However, we would certainly be happy if more folks showed up to see if we can exceed our previous sales. 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, full hot dog meals at $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 May 5.  
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Apr
20
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 26.

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Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

     The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is May 26.

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Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts, and Camaraderie -- CANCELLED

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 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. Charlie is still looking for a Eucher bunch. 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
17
6:00 PM18:00

40 et 8 Voiture 683 Dane County Meeting at Post 501

    The Dane County 40 et 8 Voiture meets at the American Legion Post 501 in Madison for their April 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 Dane county 40 et 8 meets on a rotational basis at various Legion posts - for this April 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
14
7:30 AM07:30

Post 501 Monthly Breakfast

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

Children 10 and under -- $3.50 any meal choice

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

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

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

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Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 / Members Meeting / Initiation of New Members / Guest Speaker: Dane Cty. Exec. Joe Parisi on Homeless Vets Shelter

   

This meeting will be a special one.  We will have one important speakers.  Our Dane County Executive, Joe Parisi, will discuss programs for Homeless Vets in our communities.   Following this presentation, nominations for Post 501 leadership positions will be made.  This meeting will be a bit longer than usual, so be sure to attend the full meeting.

  Our 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 normally 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, May 9, 2018.

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Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Post 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 7th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up 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 23, 2017 thru May 5, 2018.
     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 April 21, 2018.

Volunteer Signup April 7th:
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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

American Legion Post 501 Brat Fest at Metro Market - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

  Held on certain Saturdays, weather permitting, throughout the year.  Our brat fest is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Metro Market, 6010 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716.   We are very excited to serve again at the Metro Market location.  Their support for our brat fest is terrific.  We have updated our supply list and should now will have sufficient brats, hot dogs, and buns.  However, we would certainly be happy if more folks showed up to see if we can exceed our previous sales. 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, full hot dog meals at $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 scheduled for April 21st.  

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Mar
24
5:00 PM17:00

Post 501 - 99th 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 24th.

Thank you for your support of Post 501.

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Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Post 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 24th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up 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 23, 2017 thru May 5, 2018.
     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 April 7, 2018.

Volunteer Signup March 24th:
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Mar
24
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 28.

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Mar
24
8:00 AM08:00

Post 501 House Committee Meeting

      The House Committee will meet to discuss those activities involving maintaining the Post facilities, fund raising.  The committee members will address those items which come before the members involving such things as preparation for the breakfasts, brat fests, dinners, cleaning of the facility, and maintenance of the outside appearance, including the parking lot and landscaping.
     Next House Committee Meeting is May 26.

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Mar
15
9:00 AM09:00

Post 501 Coffee, Cards, Donuts, and Camaraderie

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

Card games could include cribbage, Euchre, penny anti poker or spades, hearts or sheepshead, checkers or chess, dominoes, roulette - what ever tuns your crank. Not only are fellow legionnaires welcome, but also VFW, Navy League, MOAA, ROA, Active Duty from all branches of service and we'll even allow Marine Corps league vets in, so help us Lord.  One member, Charley, donated an antique three track cribbage board, with a snake pattern, so those of us with short term memory challenges won't get lost on the trail.  Come in and check it out.  If you don't know how to play cribbage, Gene, Carol and Bill are well seasoned players who would welcome the opportunity to share some winning ideas, at no cost other than good conversation, and may a bit of kidding if you don't listen well.

Charley is looking for some Euchre players.  We need a couple more folks who know and like the game to show up and give this guy something to do on a Thursday morning, so that he doesn't bother the cribbage players.  Do you know that while serving in the US Navy, Charley served on a warship that escorted President Truman's yacht as they cruised the Gulf of Mexico while Harry the Pres was on vacation in the Key West Presidential summer retreat?  Tough duty for Charley, serving only 90 miles from Cuba in that tropical paradise.  Then ask Charley about his Asian cruise on a destroyer.  While he saw all of the major ports in the far east, he won't talk about some of his transgressions while on liberty leave.  This is why one comes to these meetings - to be regaled with a member's service.  Each of us has an interesting life, especially during military service, and attendance at Thursday's CCD&C gathering is the best way to learn about each other. 

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.  We had 5 good members who came for a visit during the February gathering.

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
14
7:00 PM19:00

Post 501 Members / Business Meeting

     Always conducted on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at Post 501 Clubhouse, 105 Dempsey Road, here in Madison. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm, u-u-u-usually finishing within an hour. An informal hour follows for those who wish to socialize with fellow veterans.
     Business of the American Legion Severson-Cairns Post #501 is conducted at this meeting. Plans are made for future services for veterans and families; fundraising is a continuous critical need.
     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 11, 2018.

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Mar
10
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 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.  Beverages of choice will be available.
     Thank you for your support of American Legion Post 501.

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Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Legion Post 501 & Auxiliary Post 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 10th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
     Volunteers need to be present at 2:30 p.m. to set up 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 23, 2017 thru May 5, 2018.
     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 March 24, 2018.

Volunteer Signup March 10th:
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