AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, Sharon Grover – 701.769.2180
The American Legion Auxiliary was organized in January 1926. The organization sponsors national and state projects in addition to Girl’s State, a Poppy and Americanism contest through the school, and Memorial Day Services. Each Christmas they co-sponsor the Senior Citizen party together with the Homemaker’s Club and the Hannaford Wildlife Club.
»Mary Ann Almklov – President
»Sharon Grover – Vice-President
»Connie Eslinger – Secretary/Treasurer
»Nadine Eslinger – Chaplain
»Ann Fliflet – Sargeant at Arms
»Jill Haugen – Historian
There are currently 14 regular members, 2 junior members, and 25 lifetime members.
MERVIN J. ARMSTRONG POST #113, David Hook – 701.769.2298
The Hannaford American Legion Post #113 started in approximately 1919. An application for a post charter was signed and approved by both Department and National Headquarters.
Over the years our local Legion has supported the American Legion Baseball program, Boy Scouts and other local youth programs. The post was named after the first war fatality from Hannaford, Mervin J. Armstrong.
»Russell Fliflet – Commander
»John Grover – Vice Commander
»Russell Fliflet – Chaplin
»Finance Officer – David Hook
»Historian – Jerome McCallson
HANNAFORD CONSERVATION & WILDLIFE CLUB, Dave Hook – 701.769.2298
The Hannaford Conservation & Wildlife Club continues its tradition of promoting wildlife issues and conservation efforts within the area as well as supporting state and national efforts. The club currently has 47 members and is actively recruiting new members on a continual basis. The Wildlife Club is directed by President Vern Hoffman, Vice-President Kelly Hanson, Secretary/Treasurer John Grover, and directors Jay Grover, Curt Beattie, and David Hook. The Gaming Committee is led by Jay Grover, and has five members who have the responsibility of disbursement of charitable funds. The club meets monthly at the newly constructed “Shack III”, a privately held club housed in Hannaford.
The Hannaford Conservation & Wildlife Club intends to move forward and promote the outdoor lifestyle and the many great opportunities the area has to offer its sportsmen and citizens. The Club is also a strong promoter of the landowner-sportsman relationship and understand the importance of that critical alliance and valuable contribution made by out private landowners to better wildlife habitat.
FRIENDLY FUN MAKERS
The Hannaford Senior Citizens club was first organized in 1968 with 17 members. Names for the club were submitted by the members and Friendly Fun Makers was chosen. The organization was discontinued from March of 1969 to September of 1976 when they met at the Milli Hareland home and reorganized the club. Neva Hanson was elected President, Jennie Lind Vice President, Josi Kalland Secretary and Della Sonju Treasurer. In October of 1978 the officers met with Clarence Iverson to reconstruct the constitution and by-laws so the club could be incorporated. Two copies were sent to Bismarck and recorded.
The meetings were held in private homes and the American Legion Hall until July of 1985 when the members with the help of Mill Levy funds purchased the Mike Adams Recreation building, which is currently the location of their center. The Club met the second and fourth Wednesday’s of the month, except for June, July and August when they meet only once. The business meeting is held the second Wednesday. Bingo was played at both meetings.
The club was required to have 6 educational programs each year to qualify for Mill Levy funds. People come to the club to talk about various things like programs available to seniors so they can stay in their home as long as possible, Hospice Insurance, prescription drugs, nutrition, exercise, ambulance service, 911 and other services.
The Friendly Fun Makers disbanded in August of 2019, and their building was sold.
HANNAFORD AREA ARTS COUCIL, Jill Haugen – 701.789.1441
The Hannaford Area Arts Council was formed in June of 2018. The organization was formed to bring quality Arts exhibits and performances to the community of Hannaford, and to assist and support local efforts which enable members of the community to be involved in their own Art. T She Hannaford Area Arts Council received their 501(c)3 from the IRS in June of 2018.
»Jill Haugen – President/Treasurer
»Jason Grover -Vice-President
»Debbie Dramstad – Secretary
»Josh Omdahl -Director
»Pat Alm -Director
»Paulette Gronneberg -Director
PRAIRIE RIDERS M/C CLUB, Steve Dahl – 701.490.1201
The Prairie Riders had their first official meeting on September 18, 1990 to form an organized motorcycle club. Each member of the club is encouraged to be a member of A.B.A.T.E, which stands for American Bikers Aiming Toward Education. That winter, the club registered with the State of North Dakota as a nonprofit organization.
The club makes an annual donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to send young children with cancer and their families on a trip of their choice. Through this program, families have visited places such as Disneyland, Disney World and many other destinations.
The club would like to thank the businesses in the surrounding communities for all their support.