COMMANDER’S REPORT – JUNE 2019
Many thanks to all who participated and help make our Memorial Day Parade and luncheon such a resounding success. And thanks to the weatherman for holding the rain off!
The following were either FOUND or reported LOST at our recent Memorial Day luncheon at the Post.
LOST: One Legion jacket with the name “BOB” on right front
FOUND: Two (2) Legion caps, each with a (different) single pin.
One (1) Legion lined jacket
Please contact me or Past Commander Chuck Friedlein (262-365-9302) if you found or are missing these items.
Saturday June 29th is “Fun before the 4th” and we are in need of 4 volunteers to march in the parade at 10:30am. Please contact me directly to express your interest in doing so.
4th of July in Freistadt followed by firing squad and honor guard. (sic)
We extend a warm welcome to our newest member, Phyllis Wiggins. We’re delighted that you have joined us and look forward to your participation in the Post.
The Post’s new roof is complete and came at a cost of $12,500 plus $2,000 for electrical work. Donations received so far have been $2,000 and we extend our thanks to those who have donated.
REMINDER: We do not hold membership meetings during the months of July and August. We will from time to time and as needed send updates via e-mail to those for whom we have e-mail addresses. If you are receiving this newsletter strictly via “snail mail” it is simply because we do not have your e-mail address. If that is the case, please send us your e-mail address for inclusion in future communications.
I wish all of you a safe, warm and HAPPY SUMMER!!
Tim Schoessow, Commander
CALENDAR OF EVENTS & MEETINGS
June 27th – Post Executive Board meeting 7:00pm
June 28th – Officer Installation Dinner; Grafton Post; Cocktails 5:00pm; Dinner 6:00; Installation 7:00
June 29th – “Fun before the 4th “in Thiensville
July 25th – Post Executive Board meeting 7:00pm
September 11th – Post Membership meeting; 18th Anniversary of Attack on the USA
September 26th – Post Executive board meeting 7:00pm
RAFFLE WINNERS – JUNE 2019
1st – Gene Hollenberger; 2nd – Dave Delahunt; 3rd – Michael Brown; 4th – John Richmond; 5th – Neil Glasstein; 6th – George Levin
I’d like to thank all who attended our final “Trees from Home” and blanket making event on June 8th . We decorated 75 trees to send to our troops for the Christmas holiday as well as making three blankets which will be donated at a later time.
We’re still looking for two (2) Auxiliary members who will be interested in learning about our positions of Treasurer and Secretary. We need a couple of volunteers to step forward and fill these positions. PLEASE!!! Contact me at my phone number or e-ddress below.
Best wishes to all for a great summer and a Happy 4th of July!!
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Bev Green, President
We are sad to report the recent losses of LeRoy C. Schmitt, Sr., a Charter Member of Post 457, and member Ralph Doll. We offer our condolences and sympathies to their families.
Requiescat en Pace our Brothers
Oops! In the May edition of “Salute” I neglected to acknowledge the fabulous presentation of Ms. Meg Jones, a Pulitzer Prize nominee and current Military Reporter for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Her talk was certainly energetic, informative, meaningful and touching. We enjoyed far better attendance at our May meeting than we usually do. THANK YOU MEG!! You will be warmly welcomed back any time.
The next time you visit or drive past the Post you’ll note that we now fly a long overdue POW/MIA flag in front of the building. Please take a few moments to pause and reflect on the meaning and symbolism of this new addition. We who are able to do so are the lucky ones.
It certainly would be nice to be able to boost attendance at our Membership meetings and get away from the usual and somewhat boring subject matter and hum-drum. Some have attended once or twice and haven’t been seen since. Our members have little incentive to attend as evidenced by the frequently minimal attendance and ensuing, inevitable ennui. Having informative and exciting Guest Speakers is certainly one way of encouraging attendance and the camaraderie that comes with it. Please give some thought to Guest Speakers that you would like us to invite and submit the name(s) to me and/or any of our Officers. We’ll do our best to get them here for future meetings and liven them up a bit.
In addition, a number of our members are simply not comfortable driving at night and therefore are not able to attend meetings and other social events. If that’s your situation, please let one of us know and we’ll gladly try and arrange for transportation for you. We want to see you!!!
I join our Commander and Auxiliary President in wishing one and all a very safe and happy summer. Regularly scheduled editions of “Salute” will resume after our respective September membership meetings. Keep an eye on your e-mail Inbox for any important Legion or Auxiliary-related news that may occur during the summer months.
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Dave Delahunt, Editor