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August 15, 2013 • Vol. 90, No. 7 IT’S AS EASY AS 1 2 3 !

1. Log onto wilegion.org and click on “Renew Online” 2. Enter your name and member ID number 3. Pay with MasterCard, Visa or Discover That’s it! You’re done. You will receive your new membership card in the mail. No more renewal notices. No more stamps.

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“For God & Country”

Badger &“Wisconsin”

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Official Publications of The Wisconsin American Legion Family

The mission of The American Legion, Department Of Wisconsin is to provide service to veterans, their families and their communities.

Heat Up Wisconsin Nominees Sought 24 X 10

100 FREE FURNACES Neighbors Helping Neighbors

THE 2ND ANNUAL

By September 10, visit: heatupwisconsin.com The Lennox Dealers of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan are seeking nominations of families who could use a helping hand. The fourth annual Heat UP Wisconsin Program provides up to one hundred furnaces, completely installed at no cost to home owners. All labor and materials are donated including a Lennox furnace, installation donated by a local Lennox dealer and labor donated by their employees. The Heat U.P. Wisconsin program, a project of the Wisconsin Lennox Dealers is a way to give back to their communities. “Our

All Who Served

dealers are all local businesses who care about their community and the people who live there,” noted Dave Chatmon, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Lennox Regional Manager. “We’re looking for families who could use a helping hand in a tough economy and we’re calling on our community members to help us.” To nominate a family, go to www. heatupwisconsin.com for more information. Simply explain why this family should have a new furnace and submit it before September 10 with the furnaces installed on October 5.

Win Free Legionwear Fashion Apparel! Legionnaires across the state can receive the latest Legion news and win free Legionwear simply by using the Online Subscription Sign-up for the Badger Legionnaire. Simply go to our website at: www.wilegion.org. On the home page under ‘Department News’ click ‘Get Your Legion News Online’. Fill out the online subscription form and you will receive e-mail alerts, Adjutant’s Notes, messages from the Department Commander, and, of course the Badger Legionnaire at your e-mail address. Each month, two esubscription members

will be randomly drawn to receive free items of Legionwear fashion apparel. Making the switch to the esubscription service will also help the Department to save printing and postage costs! Money saved will help strengthen our much-needed Veteran’s and youth programs. Be a Winner! Go online and visit: www. wilegion.org. Click ‘Get Your Legion News Online’ under ‘Department News’. Enjoy the latest Legion news, save money and show your pride by wearing some new Legionwear fashion apparel!

Salute to Wisconsin’s Warriors Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 CHEROKEE COUNTRY CLUB Madison, Wisconsin TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES: • Camp American Legion • Troop & Family Support • Veterans Employment Initiative THIS EVENT INCLUDES: 18 Holes of Golf at Cherokee Country Club Silent Auction Cocktails and Tailgate after Golf Awards Ceremony SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE: Red, White & Blue Major Sponsors $15,000 - $40,000 Beverage Cart or Lunch Sponsor $5,000 TO PARTICIPATE: Individual Golfer $500 Foursome $1,500 To donate a silent auction item or for more information please contact Dan Croak Phone: 414-801-4661 Email: djcgmo@yahoo.com Information is also available on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/ WisconsinsWarriors


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