Post 152 Menno, South Dakota

Post 152

Menno, South Dakota

Post 152 Menno, South Dakota

About This Post

Post Namesake

Rames-Bender Post 152 The original name was the Matson Rames post, named after the first Menno man who was killed during WWI. Matson O. Rames was born on March 11, 1896 on the Rames farm North of Olivet, South Dakota. ... READ MORE

Notable Members

Men killed in War

  1. Matson Rames (WWI)
  2. Wilmer Bender (WWII)
  3. Calvin Hoff (WWII)
  4. Alfred Huber (WWII)
  5. Harry Koerner (WWII)
  6. Fred Ott (WWII)
  7. Melvin Quast (WWII)
  8. Raymond Gaub (Vietnam)

HISTORY

1960

1st Annual Menno 4th of July Celebration

Jul 4, 1966

The Rames-Bender Post 152, under the direction of Roger Mensch, conducted the first annual 4th of July parade in Menno.  The parade had an open invitation to all citizens to participate and prizes were awarded.


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1990

Membership Information and Post Officers

Jan 1, 1995
Membership count was 130 members, with 60 of them PUFL's The following individuals were the officers of the Rames-Bender Post for 1995: Commander: Roger Mensch First Vice Commander: Earl Keller Second Vice Commander: Leon Welch Adjutant: Kenneth Aisenbrey Finance: Jerome Hoff Chaplain: Gary Schelske Sergeant at Arms: Gerald Nusz Membership Chairman: LeRoy Heer Historian: Kenneth Aisenbrey Public Relations: William Headley
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Legion School Awards Presentation

May 17, 1995
The Legion School Awards were presented to eight school students by Legionnaire Robert Rennolet at the school gym. The students selected for the awards were: Laura Mehlhaf, Robbie Kirschenman, Cherie Abma, Lee Guthmiller, Nathan Zeeb, Andy Schumacher, Heather Dant, and Laura Sayler. The Post also send one boy to Boy's State.
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Memorial Day Service

May 29, 1995
The Rames-Bender Post 152 conducted the Memorial Day service in Menno, South Dakota at the Menno High School gym. The post set up the Avenue of Flags at the cemetery. The color guard and firing squad marched to the cemetery, along with the Legion Auxiliary and the high school band. Pastor Ron Davis was the key-note speaker. Following the service at the ceremony, the Memorial pot luck luncheon was held at the high school gym...
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30th Annual Menno 4th of July Parade

Jul 4, 1995

Rames-Bender Post 152 sponsored the 30th annual 4th of July parade in Menno, South Dakota. The event attracted marchers and floats from miles around the town. After the parade, the post sponsored an Open House and Dance, which featured the East River Cowboys band. The post also had a raffle which gave out $500 worth of prizes.


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Feather Bingo

Nov 18, 1995
The Rames-Bender Post 152 held a Feather Bingo to raise money for the post. Prizes were turkeys for Thanksgiving Day.
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Lake Menno Restoration Project

Nov 21, 1995
After the November meeting, Legionnaires helped volunteers from the Lake Restoration Fund prepare venison chislic. The post and Lake Menno Restoration Fund have a joint project to raise money to restore Lake Menno.
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Fall Stag Night

Dec 1, 1995
The Fall Stag Night was a successful money raising project for the post, which consisted of swiss steak supper and an evening of entertainment. The post also had a raffle with $500 worth of prizes.
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Membership Information and Post Officers

Jan 1, 1996
Membership count was 130 members, with 60 of them PUFL's The following individuals were the officers of the Rames-Bender Post for 1996: Commander: Roger Mensch First Vice Commander: Earl Keller Second Vice Commander: Leon Welch Adjutant: Kenneth Aisenbrey Finance: Jerome Hoff Chaplain: Gary Schelske Sergeant at Arms: Gerald Nusz Membership Chairman: LeRoy Heer Historian: Kenneth Aisenbrey Public Relations: William Headley
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Venison Chislic Supper

Feb 3, 1996
As part of a joint project with the Rames-Bender Post 152 and the Lake Menno Restoration Fund Drive, a venison chislic supper was held at the Menno High School gym. Venison chislic and brats were served.
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Valentine Party

Feb 17, 1996
A Valentine party for Legionnaire wives was held at the post, where prime rib was served for supper, followed by entertainment.
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Lake Menno Restoration Project

Mar 19, 1996
At the March meeting, the Legion was asked by the Lake Menno Restoration Fund Drive to furnish a flag pole and Honor Guard for the dedication ceremonies on June 9, 1996. The post decided to accept the proposal given to them and, with a flag pole being donated to the post, the only thing needed is to have it moved to the lake.
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Spring Stag Night

Apr 12, 1996
The Rames-Bender Post 152 Spring Stag Night was held at the post. It was a very successful money raising event. The evening consisted of a swiss steak supper and entertainment for the men. There was also $500 of prizes given to the men.
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Legion School Awards Presentation

May 9, 1996
The Legion School Awards was presented to eight school students by Legionnaire Robert Rennolet at the Menno High School gym. The selected students were: Gary hauck, Danette Mettler, Kent Sattler, Lisa Groen, Brady Smidt, Rebecca Wek, Daniel Fergen, and Blair Rames. The Rames-Bender Post 152 also selected Jay Headley for Boy's State and Ben Schummacher to Journalism City.
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Memorial Day Service

May 27, 1996
The Rames-Bender Post 152 conducted the Memorial Day service in Menno, South Dakota at the Menno High School gym. The post set up the Avenue of Flags at the cemetery. The color guard and firing squad marched to the cemetery, along with the Legion Auxiliary and the high school band. Pastor Timothy Hull was the key-note speaker.
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Lake Menno Dedication Ceremony

Jun 9, 1996
The Rames-Bender Post 152 furnished an Honor Guard and presented the colors at the Lake Menno Dedication Ceremony on the shores of Lake Menno. Restoring Lake Menno was a joint project between the post and the Lake Menno Restoration Fund Association.
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31st Annual Menno 4th of July Parade

Jul 4, 1996

Rames-Bender Post 152 sponsored the 31st annual 4th of July parade in Menno. The event attracted marchers and floats from miles around the town. After the parade, the post sponsored an Open House and Dance, which featured the East River Cowboys band. The post also had a raffle which gave out $500 worth of prizes.


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Fall Stag Night

Nov 8, 1996
The Rames-Bender Post 152 held the Fall Stag Night at the post. It was a successful money raising project. The evening consisted of a swiss steak supper and an evening of entertainment. The post also had a raffle with $500 worth of prizes.
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Membership Information and Post Officers

Jan 1, 1997
Membership count was 130 members, with 60 of them PUFL's The following individuals were the officers of the Rames-Bender Post for 1997: Commander: Roger Mensch First Vice Commander: Earl Keller Second Vice Commander: Leon Welch Adjutant: Kenneth Aisenbrey Finance: Jerome Hoff Chaplain: Gary Schelske Sergeant at Arms: Gerald Nusz Membership Chairman: LeRoy Heer Historian: Kenneth Aisenbrey Public Relations: William Headley
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Feather Bingo

Jan 18, 1997
Feather bingo was held at the Menno Legion post to over 100 people. The event was originally scheduled for November 23, 1996, but due to a series of blizzards, it was moved to this date.
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