Welcome to Bremen Post 2791 , located on historic Oak Park Avenue in the heart of Olde Towne Tinley Park. Our Post has been an active part of the community for over 70 years. As our community has grown, so has our Post. Our membership currently exceeds 875 Veterans, along with over 160 members of the Ladies Auxiliary and over 40 members of our Men's Auxiliary.
Bremen Post 2791 has been recognized as an All-State Post for 26 consecutive years, and we are well under way in making it 27 in a row. In three of the the past four we have been recognized as an All-American Post. We are currently the largest Post in the 16th district and the 2nd largest Post in the state of Illinois.
Our Post home was originally the site of the Lehman Brothers gas station/automotive repair shop. In 1947 the Bremen Township Veterans Club was formed. Anyone who was eligible to join the V.F.W. became a member of the BTVC. The club was formed because in those days banks were reluctant to loan money for a VFW because if the Post could not make it financially the VFW National organization would take it over and the bank would not be able to recover their money. The property was then purchased at a cost of $7,000, with a mortgage personally secured by five of the charter members. They were Walter Mager, Edward Cupp, Lloyd Maxwell, Charlie Wolf and Bill Mancke. The old building was demolished in 1983 and a new 5000 square foot structure was built under the direction of Post Commander Eldon
Miller, with the expectation that it would be sufficient space for decades to come. However as we continued to grow we saw the need to expand, and in 1998, under the direction of Post Commander Tom Nelson we added a 2500 square foot addition to the east end of our building. We expanded our popular banquet hall and added an all new canteen to service our members.
Our Post is also the meeting place for many other Veterans organizations. We host our Ladies and Mens Auxiliaries as well as the Korean War Veterans Accociation Chapter 23, the American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association Chapter 10, the Marine Corps League, Kevin Clarke detachment, and the U.S. Submarine Veterans. If you are interested in joining any or many of these groups look below for their meeting dates.
We currently host many functions at the Post, such as Monday night Bingo, Friday Fish Fry events, spaghetti dinners, fundraiser's and District functions. Please browse thru our site to find out more about these events and functions. We are always in the process of improving our site on a regular basis so we can provide you with current and relevant information. Please be patient, it took us over 70 years to get this far.
Congratulations are in order for our newly elected Officers. Bill Conner will lead the Post in 2013-2014. Randy Pressner is the newly elected President of the Mens Auxiliary and Janis Cepek is now running the Ladies Auxiliary. The new leaders and their elected and appointed Officers take over at the close of our Department Convention in June 2013, and will serve in their offices until the next convention in 2014.