COMMANDER’S REPORT – DECEMBER 2017
I’m sending this abbreviated report out earlier than usual so that the invitation/reservation sheet for our Christmas Party can be included soon enough for all our members to receive and sign up to attend. Unfortunately, the sheet was omitted from last month’s report, though those of you having e-mail addresses should have received a separate copy. Hope to see a full house of family and friends in attendance!! Remember, we’ll have the ARMY-NAVY game playing on the big screen TV.
Membership is slowly climbing upward but still has a way to go to reach 100% - a goal we should all be aiming to achieve. That said, we have the pleasure of welcoming some new and transfer members. Our ‘new’ members since last month’s report are George Levin, Richard Davis, Aloys Hospel and Jeremy Wilson; our ‘transfer’ members are Donald Deboth, Michael Mularski, Blake Richfield and Wallace “Wally” Wahlberg. A BIG welcome to all of you!!
Thanks to decent though cold weather (no rain or snow) our Veterans Day ceremony was well ateended with Representative Jim Ott giving a short address to all. We also had quite a few Scouts in attendance. The ceremony was followed by a light lunch provided by our Auxiliary members and also included a display of quite a large variety of military arm patches and actual uniforms of the different services provided by our Adjutant, Todd Boettcher. Thanks to all!!
We have received the new Legion caps in a variety of typical sizes recently ordered. If any of you needs one, please let me know and we’ll see if your size is among them. Cost is $55.00 each.
Chuck Friedlein, Commander
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – DECEMBER/JANUARY
Nov 30th – Post Executive Committee Meeting 7:00pm (NOTE: 5th Thursday due to Thanksgiving)
Dec 9th – Post Christmas Party and Army-Navy game 12:00Noon
Dec 13th – Post Membership meeting 7:00pm, 2nd District Commander visit (Badger Boys & Girls will be attending)
Dec 21st – Post Executive Committee meeting 7:00pm (NOTE: 3rd Thursday due to Christmas/New Year)
Jan 4th – County Oratorical Finals 6:00pm, Cedarburg Post #288
Jan 10th – Post Membership meeting 7:00pm Ozaukee County Commander visit
Jan 18th – 21st – 2nd District Mid-Winter Conference, Ho-Chunk Casino, Wisconsin Dells
Jan 25th – Post executive Committee meeting 7:00pm
RAFFLE WINNERS – NOVEMBER 2017
1st – Janice Besler; 2nd – Eileen Swierzek; 3rd – Joe Wenskus; 4th – Carole Faller; 5th – Dave Delahunt; 6th – Elizabeth Wendorf
AUXILIARY REPORT – DECEMBER 2017
I’d like to thank all who attended and helped with our Veterans Day Ceremony. We had a very nice turnout.
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner! The invitations for the ARMY-NAVY Christmas party have been mailed. The party will be on Saturday December 9th with kick-off at 2:00pm. The cost is $20 for ages 10 and up and $6 for 9 years and under. Please RSVP to Linda Gosewehr at 414-531-2350. Please make checks payable to ALA Unit 457 and mail to JoAnn DeGaetano N99W14110 Seven Pines Way, Unit D, Germantown, WI 53022-6645. Reservations are due no later than Friday December 1, 2017. We will again be having a silent raffle and one of the items is a meat package from Bunzel’s Meat Market (including 4 lbs of Brisket, 4lbs of Ham, Rolls, Cole Slaw & Potato Salad) Yum!!! Bring your wallets and bid often. There will also be a cash bar. Desserts will be provided by the Auxiliary. Hope to see you there!!
Our Auxiliary meeting on Saturday December 9th will be held at 12:00pm.
Our Badger Girls have been invited to speak at the Legion meeting on December 13th at 7:00pm. Both of our Badger Girls ran for office and were elected as State Officials. One of the young ladies was elected as Governor and the other as Treasurer. WOW!! Join us as they share their experiences, memories and stories of their week at Badger Girls State.
Our membership goal for this year is 98. We currently have 74 members that have renewed and/or joined. Please note that our Junior members do not receive renewal notices from National. If you pay for any Junior members please pay for them now and include their names.
Sat, Dec 9th – Auxiliary meeting at 12:00pm
Sat, Dec 9th – ARMY-NAVY Christmas Party
Sat, Jan 13th – Auxiliary meeting at 10:00am
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“A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking”
“Heaven’s the place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you”
I can’t improve upon the above so I’ll put a sock in it for the rest of this report!!
I wish a HAPPY and BLESSED THANKSGIVING to one and all of you and your loved ones!!
Dave Delahunt, Editor