Next Meeting May, 2021
Our meetings are held at the White Bear Lake V.F.W. It is located at 4496 Lake Ave. So., White Bear Lake, MN.
The staff at the V.F.W. look forward to hosting our meetings. Breakfast is available to order so you can enjoy it during the meeting. When we recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the VFW staff and some customers join in with us.
Arrive early (09:00) if you want to order breakfast before the meeting starts.
For those of you who are/were city cops here are the directions.
From the South: Take I-694 to MN Highway 61. Go north to Lake Ave. South, just past the Boatworks Commons Apartments. Take right to VFW.
From the West: Take MN Hwy 96 to MN Hwy 61 take right to first left turn crossing N/B 61. Follow road to left of Taco Johns to Lake Ave So. Turn the left to VFW on your right about a block or just before the road goes back out onto Hwy 61.
From the North: Take MN Hwy 61 south to the first left turn lane after MN Hwy 96. Follow road to the left of Taco Johns to Lake Ave So. Turn left to VFW on your right about a block or just before the road goes back out onto Hwy 61.
From the East: Take MN Hwy 96 or MN Hwy 97 to MN Hwy 61. Take MN Hwy 61 south to the first left turn lane after MN Hwy 96. Follow road to the left of Taco Johns to Lake Ave So. Turn left to VFW on your right about a block or just before the road goes back out onto Hwy 61.
If you get lost, with these directions, have the woman in your life tell you how to get there. It will sound a lot like the deputies’ directions.
For those of you who are/were deputies here are the directions.
Go past the Old Miller Place. Not the Miller Place with the rectangular barn, the Miller Place with the round barn.
Take a left at where Bill Johnsons combine broke down a while back. Take a right just before the creek and turn at the Red Oak tree sitting next to the driveway on the east side. If you get lost pretend you were out getting Miller and Johnsons cows off the road and back in their pens. (This is also known as Over the River and through the woods!)
For those of you who are/were troopers here are the directions.
N/B, E/B, U-turn through the ditch, W/B, top of ramp left turn from right lane, drive around in circles until you see where all the deputies and city cops parked. Pretend you were delayed because you were 10-6 with a 10-12 who was a 10-56 and you were the only one available to handle it.
For those who were military here are your directions.
N 45º 04.630’
W 093º 01.006’
For those who are/were Federales.
Fill out paperwork in triplicate authorizing you to leave your home. Attend a meeting defending your reason for the request to attend the meeting. Submit said paperwork to Headquarters for approval. Wait 6 - 8 weeks for all lawyers to approve your transportation. Provide authorization approval to your spouse and confirm you can use your car. Stay home since the meeting was 4 - 6 weeks ago. Ok, so I don’t know a lot about the federal bureaucracy procedures, but if anyone wants to clarify the information let me know.
Have you thought about joining the Blue Knights, but wasn't sure you would be a good fit? Come to a breakfast meeting. It's just like breaking bread on a shift with your partners only we have more characters.
While at a breakfast meeting, you don't have to worry about maintaining shift minimums. The entire shift is out. You can drink coffee, order breakfast or make fun of those of us who do.
Afterwards a short meeting and then depending on schedules there may be a ride or you can head to your 10-20 and get a nap before the start of dogwatch.
If you have any questions, send us an e-mail.