Howard J Schroeder Post 457

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Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Post and Auxiliary Newsletter May 2022

Commander’s Message

   

Commander Tim Schoessow  414-429-0722  taschoesow@aol.com

Seventeen people enjoyed the trip to the Veteran’s Museum in Madison in April. We also made a stop at the Veteran’s Memorial in DeForest.

May is always a busy month, and this year is no exception.  Your help is needed in several areas.

It is election time! Please try to attend the Post meeting at 7:00 p.m. on May 11.

The following members have agreed to run. Other nominations will be accepted at the meeting.

 

Doug Turner – Commander                           Frank Keller – Chaplain

Mike Lang – 1st Vice Commander                  Mike Sullivan – Finance Officer        

Ronald Miller – Sergeant-at-Arms                Tim Schoessow - Historian   

Todd Boettcher – Sergeant-at-Arms             Bob Hilgendorf - Service Officer

Ken Onken - Adjutant           

 

Cemetery Flags Members are needed to post flags at Mequon’s seven cemeteries before Memorial Day weekend begins. Resurrection Cemetery on Swan and Donges Bay Roads has more than 600 veterans’ graves; the others are much smaller. Please pick up flags at the membership meeting on May 11 or call Commander Tim to indicate which cemetery you would like to do.  

Memorial Day  The parade will go on as it has in the past.  It starts off at Grace Lutheran Church parking lot off of Grand Avenue. Assembly is at 9:30, and step off is at 10:00. It heads down Green Bay Rd., to Cedarburg Road, to Mequon City Hall. We would like to have a show of members to participate.  Members are also needed for the Rifle Squad during the ceremony on the steps of City Hall after the parade.

School Awards Programs  Each year, our Post presents awards to outstanding eighth graders and high school seniors at each local school. Usually, a Post member attends the ceremony to do this. Help is especially needed for Lumen Christi on Sunday, June 5th at 2:00 p.m.; Trinity on Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m.; and Christ Alone is also on Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Just a note about shingles  Our post had temporary repairs done on the shingles part of the roof last fall, but sometime in the years to come a replacement of that part is warranted.

 

Auxiliary Report   Bev Green, President 414-380-8400  alambr457@gmail.com

Ladies, I would just like to remind you that if you have not paid your membership dues, please do so now as you are no longer eligible for the benefits that the Auxiliary offers us as members.  To pay your dues, please contact the American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters at  (317) 569-4500.  Dues for Seniors are  $30.00 and Juniors are $6.00.

I am proud to announce that one of Junior members, Sophia King received the American Legion Auxiliary Department President’s Scholarship Award.  She also is the recipient of the Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Auxiliary Unit 457’s Unit Scholarship.  Congratulations Sophia!

 

We will be holding elections of officers on May 14, 2022 at 9:00 am.  Please try to attend. The current slate of officers is:

President- Bev Green                                                        Chaplain – open

1st Vice- Natalia King                                                          Historian – Terry Schoessow

2nd Vice – open                                                                   Sgt-At-Arms – Sue Hafert

Treasurer – Bev Green / Holly Klatt                                 2nd Sgt-At-Arms -open                 

I would again like to say thank you to JoAnn DeGaetano for being our Treasurer these past years.  I would also like to say thank you to Sharon Keller for being our Chaplain.  Our Unit couldn’t have done it without your hard work and dedication to the Service of our Veterans.

We will continue to meet through the summer months as we finalize the details of our Agent Orange Awareness Event on Saturday, October 1, 2022.  It is amazing how fast this is coming.  Please join us as I will have samples of the shirts and bandanas available for viewing.  I am also hoping to have the website for ordering and other information shortly.  WE ARE REQUESTING THE HELP OF OUR AUXILIARY AND LEGION MEMBERS, AS THIS IS A WAY TO GET THE WORD OUT AND SHOW THE COMMUNITY HOW WE SUPPORT OUR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

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RAFFLE WINNERS

Year

Month

Place

Amount

Ticket #

Name

2022

February

1

$             50 

27

Dave Robel

2022

February

2

$             30 

1091

Steve Schoessow

2022

February

3

$             25 

982

Sharon Keller

2022

February

4

$             20 

1099

Alyssa Peterson

2022

February

5

$             15 

51

Bill Prahl

2022

February

6

$             10 

1140

Dan DeGrave

2022

March

1

$             50 

1179

Neil Glasstein

2022

March

2

$             30 

253

Donald DeBoth

2022

March

3

$             25 

959

Anne Books

2022

March

4

$             20 

581

Mia Marks

2022

March

5

$             15 

269

Michael Fink

2022

March

6

$             10 

350

Mike Brown

2022

April

1

$             50 

156

Edward Benes

2022

April

2

$             30 

1180

Neil Glasstein

2022

April

3

$             25 

263

Lowell Fink

2022

April

4

$             20 

620

Knox Pliskie

2022

April

5

$             15 

741

Jim Schroeder

2022

April

6

$             10 

1199

K Wheeler

 

Upcoming Events

Membership Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.

Auxiliary Meeting   

Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.

Executive Meeting

Thursday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Flag Posting

May 16 – May 27

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30 9:30 a.m.& ff.


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