Kraus-Hartig VFW Post #6587
8100 Pleasant View Drive NE
Spring Lake Park Minnesota 55432
Call the Post: 763.780.1900


Auxiliary Moments
​Dear Members:
As I am writing this, the temperatures are starting to finally cool down. Welcome to Fall – the changing leaves are always beautiful in Minnesota. We could use a few more smiling faces at our meetings. All are welcome! The meeting starts at 7:00 PM, and I try very hard to not go over 35-45 minutes.

Due to the ever increasing costs of producing and mailing the newsletter, it has been dicided to go with putting our articles on the Post’s webpage ( We will try to do updates at least monthly. More often if something urgently needs your attention. For those that do not have internet access, please feel free to contact me. I will get you a hard copy of the current articles. Hard copies of the calendar of events will also be available at the Post Home.

Please plan to to join us as your schedule allows. To see a list of the calendar of events click on calendar/events tab.

Fall brings several scholarship opportunies for our students. The Patriot’s Pen Essay contest for the 6th – 8th grade students, and the Voice of Democracy for the 9th – 12th grade students. This year’s topics are listed further back in this newsletter. Brochures can also be found on the VFW’s National website. The student does not have to go the a school to participate. They can bring their entry directly to the Post by November1st. Home schooled students are also welcome and encouraged to apply for these contests. If you should have any question, please feel free to contact me or the commander.

If you are an Annual Member, your dues are now payable to Treasure Dana Slimmer. An increase in the Life Membership cost was approved at the National Convention. If you are considering going to a Life Membership, please do so before the increase takes effect on January 1st, 2017. It’s a big jump for us.

Honor the dead by helping the living. 
Char Guse – Auxiliary President


We have two scholarship opportunities that will start shortly. 
Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Contest – for students in grades 6-8. The theme is “The America I Believe In”. 
Voice of Democracy Speech Contest – for students in grades 9-12. The theme is “My Responsibility to America”

The deadline for both contests is November 1st, 2016 to the Post. 
For full details, please contact Auxiliary President Char Guse at 763-755-0520 or Brochures can also be found on the VFW’s National website ( select the Community tab and Youth.

Auxiliary 5th Annual Holiday Wreath Fund Raiser
October 1st kicks off the 2016 Holiday Wreath Fundraiser. We will have wreathes, sprays, live trees, centerpieces and garlands and several other items available again this year. All items are locally made by Mickmann Brothers Nursery. We have a number of style options available. Something to match your decor. We are also offering the "Holiday Gift Program again, which allows you to send items to your loved ones across the lower 48 states. WHAT A GREAT GIFT OPTION.

Please order your wreath, spray, tree, centerpiece, sway or "Holiday Gift" from ny member who has a brochure. We will hand out the brochures at the September Auxiliary meeting. Brochures will also be available at the Post Home and you can place your order with the bartenders at the Post as well. 

Payment is preffered at the time of order. Delivery schedule to the Post is November 21st, in time for Thankgiving! This would make a great Hostess Gift. 

Please feel free to contact Auxiliary President Char Guse for futher details. Home- 763-755-0520

Greetings to everyone! Hope that you have been able to enjoy our Fall. Winter and snow are just around the corner. 

We continue to host a Pork Chop Dinner on the 3rd Monday of each month for $8.00 from 5-8 PM. 

The Men's Auxiliary will disband effective January 1, 2017, as a result of a vote taken at the VFW National Convention, However we ask that you please continue to support the VFW Post in all that it does. We do make a difference to so many!

Thanks and God Bless!
Chris Mohler - President