Adam Job Post No. 245 American Legion:
When World War I ended on November 17, 1918, the military men in France were waiting for homebound ships. Because they had been through so much, it was decided to form an organization in order to stay in touch with each other, as they all shared similar memories. As a result became "The American Legion" organization. It was decided to have no rank in the organization, other then for the officers that were elected to run the organization.
Medina's first Legion was started in 1929, chartered in 1931, as the Bast-Kneeland Post No. 245, named after a couple of young men from the area who lost their lives in service. Then the Medina American Legion Post was inactive for a period. In January of 1946 it was chartered again and renamed Adam Job Post 245, as Adam Job was the first man in uniform to die in action during World War II.
The Post built the Medina Memorial Hall in 1948, and later raise money to acquire the Reule Theater. After a remodeling, the theater became the Legion Post's new home.
The Adam Job Post 245 is active and supportive for many community and youth affairs. Also sponsoring Saturday night Bingo for several months out of a year.
- Wayne Reardon, Commander - Phone: 701-486-3304
- Dennis Behm, Vice Commander
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Adam Job Legion Auxiliary - Unit 245:
The American Legion Auxiliary continues to be an "all service" organization. Their many activities include supporting youth projects, educational, veterans, veterans families, blood drives, color guard, and help with the annual Memorial Day service.
- Sharon Behm, President - Phone: 701-486-3246
- Mable Cowell, Vice President
- Mary Heupel, Secretary
- LaVerne Dockter, Treasurer
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Medina Lions Club:
The Medina Lions Club was chartered on July 8, 1941, being sponsored by the Jamestown Lions Club. The Lions Motto is "We Serve". The Medina Lions Club has carried out many community services and contributes to many projects that benefits youth, the community, and vision and hearing projects.
- Jim Dunnigan, President
- Jim Cowell, Vice President (1 of 2)
- Arlyn Schmidt, Vice President (2 of 2) - Phone: 701-486-3420
- Dawin Kopfmann, Secretary
- Ann Dammel, Treasurer
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Medina Sportsman Club:
This Club started and organized in 1948 with the name of "Medina Wildlife Club". The members started to create and develop fishing lakes and rearing ponds, as while as holding many events in the hunting and trapping arena. In 1966 the club's name was changed to the "Medina Sportsman Club".
The club is very active taking care of 2 local fishing lakes in cooperation with the North Dakota Fisheries Department and in developing and implementing boat ramps, docks, toilet facilities and access roads. The club helps with stocking fish and test netting lakes as needed to supply information for a healthy fishery.
The club also has raised wild turkeys and pheasants for stocking in the wild. They also have habitat projects consisting of food plots, food bale co-operative projects, and seed placements for grass plantings and standing food plots. With waterfowl the club has placed nesting structures in local wetlands. Two annual fund raisers are held each year, one is a picnic and the other is a gun raffle. The club is involved with teaching local hunter education program.
A Fishing Derby is held annually with emphasis on providing youth with good clean fun in the outdoors. The club also supports various youth events in the community.
Contact: (to be added)
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