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.
Lifetime members include: Winifred Hoffman, Amanda Grover, Helen Skjeret, Jennie Lind, Pearl Grover, Helen Benson, Eleanore Brown, Bergetta Rich, Evelyn Wogsland, Madeline Bruns, Neva Hanson, Mabelle McCallson, Marjorie Troseth, Evelyn Fliflet, Ruth Anderson, Corolyn Haugen, Maxine Fliflet, Carolyn Haugen.
»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 20 senior members, 5 junior members, and 24 lifetime members.
MERVIN J. ARMSTRONG POST #113, Mike Fliflet – 701.769.2430
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.
»Mike Fliflet – Commander
»Bob Hook – Secretary/Treasurer
»Bob Hook – Chaplin
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 and Secretary/Treasurer Bob 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 meets 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 is played at both meetings.
The club is required to have 6 educational programs each year to qualify for Mill Levy funds. People come to the club and 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.
»Carole Helmer- President
»Violet Palm -Vice-President
»Jim Helmer – Secretary
»Violet Palm – Treasurer
HOMEMAKERS CLUB, Marla Larson – 701.769.2474
The Hannaford Homemaker’s Club organized on May 12th, 1972 and has 8 members. The club co-sponsors the Senior Citizens Christmas party together with the Legion Auxiliary and the Hannaford Wildlife Club.
The Homemaker’s contribute to Griggs County Social Services, Griggs County Food Pantry, Griggs County Library and the Anne Carlson School. The Homemaker’s also sponsor the cake walk for the annual Winter Carnival, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, and the Hannaford Community Calendar.
»Marla Larson – President
»Karen Wahl – Vice-President
»Charlene Messer – Secretary
»Sharon Grover – Treasurer
»Debbie Eslinger – Program 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.
In the past, the club has made cash donations to the Hannaford First Responders and the Cooperstown Ambulance squad to be put towards the purchase of some new equipment. Recently, the club has made donations 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 Disneyland, Disney World and Disney Cruises.
The club would like to thank the businesses in the surrounding communities for all their support.