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Spring 2022 Newsletter

Please take notice of our new phone number and Email address, the phone number has a menu to connect to key members of MRVO and these two upgrades will make things more efficient for us and the veterans we serve.

We are always proud to say that we had another great year with our Veterans. A total of 126 veterans/family members were served. Our events went very well, ladies ice fishing was a bit tough because it was 30 below zero that day. The summer fishing seems to be our most popular event in that we had 57 applications for 24 spots. Two of the participants caught trophy walleyes and everyone had a full limit to take home.

The youth waterfowl hunt and disabled veterans goose hunt both were very successful with everyone getting some shooting and a good number of birds were harvested. The annual veteran’s deer hunt was scheduled to coincide with heavy rains and very muddy field conditions, but the hunt went very well and all hunters had venison to take home. Due to stiff government lockdowns our “Norskies” hockey game did get scheduled until late fall with 30 veterans/family members attending.

In January, 2021 we received a donation of a new Tracked Chair from Altru medical/ Yorhom in Grand Forks, ND. VFW 9th District Commander Booge designated the MRVO as his “Commanders Project.”

We had a visit in October from the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assn. They also indicated that we are one of their priority non-profits to support. Our annual raffle and big buck contest sponsored and conducted by Hardware Hank Store was another great success.

We have been to the Mn County Service Officer Conference, visited at the DAV ND Chapter 2 meeting, and invited to attend the “Veterans Benefit Fair in Crookston.

Plus, we are in the process of receiving another Track Chair donated by MN DAV Outdoors. We will build one more deer stand for the track chairs with one more in the future.

This year we have installed 5 new members to our board: Trevor Berg, Randy Larson, Steve Stone, Russ Sparby and Lisa Sparby. At our annual meeting in January we also elected Mike Brazier as chairman and Trevor Berg as Vice Chairman.

We want to extend a very heartful appreciation to who have donated to make this such a successful organization. We have many volunteers who help us out with each event. Plus a thank you to our sponsors: Humana: Summer fishing trip, DAV Chapter #7: Disabled Vetersan’s Goose Hunt, DAV Chapter #41: Veteran’s Deer Hunt, Border Bank, Middle River Sportman’s Club and Red Lake Electric “Operation Roundup”: Youth Waterfoul Hunt, Norskids Foundation: Norskies game for veterans and their families.

Check out the “EVENTS SCHEDULE” page for upcoming adventures, you can find a link to print an application at the bottom of our events page. Don’t hesitate to call or  e-mail with any questions you may have.