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Reifsteck named 3rd District Legion Commander Elysian Legion Auxiliary wins multiple awards

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Elysian Legion members attending the 104th American Legion State Convention, left to right: new 3rd District Commander Rod Reifsteck, Al Loney, new 3rd District Historian Mike Kauss, and Elysian Commander Tom McBroom. (Submitted photo)

Local Legionnaires attended their respective Minnesota State Conventions last weekend.

The Elysian Legion Auxiliary Unit 311 attended the 103rd American Legion Auxiliary Department Convention at Jackpot Junction in Morton. The Elysian Legion attended the 104th American Legion Post/SAL/Riders Department of Minnesota Convention, also at Jackpot Junction.

Rod Reifsteck was named the new Commander of the 3rd District and Mike Kauss was named the new Historian of the 3rd District for 2023-2024. Reifsteck is the fourth Commander from Elysian, which is the most District Commanders of any community in the state.

Kelly Kauss served as the Page for the 3rd District President Kim Carlander for the convention. Tammy Thayer served on the Department Convention Rules Committee. Both Kauss and Thayer are members of the Elysian Legion Auxiliary.

Thayer was voted in as a voting delegate for the national convention August 25 - 31 in...

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