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AUGUST 4, 2016

GREETINGS FROM HEADQUARTERS Bonnie Dorniak Executive Secretary/Treasurer Ph: 608-745-0124 Email: deptsec@amlegionauxwi.org Website: www.amlegionauxwi.org Congratulations to Laura Calteux on a great year as Department President. Laura’s year culminated with the 96th Department Convention at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton. I wish to acknowledge the Auxiliary staff, the Legion Headquarters staff, the Legion Family of Madison #501, and the Madison Marriott West Hotel for making this a successful event. The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) was pleased to have top notch speakers such as Major General Dunbar, WDVA Secretary John Scocos, Curtiss Peck of Fisher House Wisconsin, Major Patrice Walgenbach who is a Critical Care Air Transport Nurse, and 2016 ALA Badger Girls State Governor Bhakti Anbarasan. Honored Past Department President Kay Arndt reflected on her year as president in 2001-2002 during the PPP Luncheon. Wisconsin also proudly endorsed PDP Diane Duscheck for National President in 2017-2018. Curtiss Peck shared experiences of some families staying at the Fisher House located on the grounds of Zablocki VAMC. Since Fisher House Wisconsin was part of President Laura’s special project, she presented a check for $1,057.21 and a new

computer from the many generous donations made by Auxiliary members and units around the state. Major Walgenbach showed a video demonstrating the work of a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT). Each CCATT cares for up to four critical care patients on medical flights that range from 16-23 hours. From January-July 2014, CCATT completed over 197 missions with more than 2,500 patient transfers. Major Walgenbach was personally involved with two missions; one transported wounded military service members from Afghanistan to Germany and one transported patients and their family members, including a young child, from Germany to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. Major Walgenbach’s compelling presentation emphasized her mission, which mirrors the Auxiliary’s mission – to honor the service of our military and their families. Although many units and individuals are worthy of recognition, Laura Calteux presented five Department President’s Awards for Excellence for those who demonstrated their support and accomplishments for the goals of the Centennial Strategic Plan. The convention closed with the installation of new district and department officers. President Laurel DuBois’s theme

for the upcoming year is “Soaring For Our Veterans” in honor of her father’s service during World War II as a pilot with the Screaming Eagles. So…SOAR PROUDLY to show the community who we are, what we do and why we make a difference! President Laurel DuBois, newly elected Commander Dan Seehafer, and Detachment Commander Mike Kollmansberger challenged each other to see who can achieve the highest percentage of membership 30 days prior to the 2017 Department Convention. The winner will enjoy songs by their counterparts, so let’s work hard so we can hear Commander Seehafer crooning to tunes by Johnny Cash! Update your calendars: The 2017 Department Convention has been moved to the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton rather than in Eau Claire as previously planned because The Plaza Hotel was sold recently and is scheduled for demolition later this year. 2017 membership cards were mailed to all units by July 15th. Any unit that has not received a packet should contact Andrea Stoltz at department headquarters immediately. 2017 renewal notices will be mailed by the national organization in mid-September – but renewing members can pay dues to their unit now or online through the national website (www.ALAforVeterans.org). New members

••• 2016-2017 DATES TO REMEMBER • • • Aug 26-Sep 01 2016 National Convention Cincinnati, OH Sept 10 ALA in the Know – Important Info for Every Member Camp American Legion 8529 County Road D • Lake Tomahawk, WI Sept 17 ALA in the Know – Important Info for Every Member • Doxbee’s Banquet & Buffet N6744 County Road C • Seymour, WI Sept 23-25 10th District Fall Conference Brackett Post 550 Sept 24 ALA in the Know – Important Info for Every Member • Rose-Harms Legion Post 355 • 1540 13th Avenue • Grafton, WI Oct 1 1st District Fall Conference Schultz-Hahn • Post 293 • Silver Lake, WI Oct 1 ALA in the Know – Important Info for Every Member • Mid State Technical College 1001 Center Point Dr • Stevens Point, WI Oct 8 11th District Fall Conference Tomahawk, WI Oct 8 ALA in the Know – Important Info for Every Member • Veterans Community Center 10534 Main Street • Hayward, WI

Oct 15

Oct 16

Oct 29 Jan 19-22 Apr 1-2 & Apr 8-9 Apr 22 Jun 18-23 Jul 13-16 Aug 18-24

ALA in the Know – Important Info for Every Member Bayard Dehart Legion Post 13 900 Flag Park Drive, Richland Center, WI Junior Fall Conference Veterans Equine Trail Services S1472 McKinney Road • LaValle, WI 6th District Senior Fall Fun Day Elks Lodge • 175 W. Fernau, Oshkosh, WI TAL Midwinter Conference HoChunk Casino • Baraboo, WI WALA State Bowling Tournament Leisure Lanes • Monroe, WI 6th District Spring Conference Green Lake, WI ALA Badger Girls State UW-Oshkosh 2017 Department Convention Radisson Paper Valley Hotel • Appleton, WI 2017 National Convention Reno, NV

(Installation of National Officers Diane Duscheck & Denise Rohan)

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for 2017 cannot be processed until September 1st. If you haven’t done so already, please register for an ALA in

the Know conference at a location that works best with your schedule. A registration form is included on page A3.

Legion Family Leaders (L to R), SAL Detachment Cdr Mike Kollmansberger, Legion Riders President Ray McSherry, National Commander Dale Barnett, Department President Laura Calteux, Department Commander Dale Oatman.

Major Patrice Walgenbach with members of the Critical Care Air Transport Team

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Wisconsin 2016-2017 President

Laurel DuBois


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CHAPLAIN’S CORNER

Diane Weggen Department Chaplain/Music Chairman Ph:715-644-2668 Email: dsweggen@centurytel.net

I’m back from Department Convention and writing another “last column.” With the due date immediately following convention, newly-elected President Laurel DuBois asked me to write one more time. Congratulations to Linda Coppock who was elected 2016-2017 Department Chaplain. Thanks again to all who supported me during my term as your spiritual leader. I was humbled and honored to have been on stage with American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett, Department Commander Dale Oatman, Sons of the American Legion National Vice Commander Dennis Henkemeyer, SAL National Chaplain Michael Lawler, SAL Detachment Commander Mike Kollmansberger and American Legion Riders Association President Ray McSherry as they addressed our Auxiliary Convention. It was a great 96th Convention, President Laura and Auxiliary staff! In 2016-2017 The American Legion family will “Soar for Our Veterans” and “Make It Personal.” Ephesians 4:2 Be humble, gentle, and patient always. Show your love by being helpful to one another. This Bible verse reminds me why Susan Wente’s Irish Folk song Make Us True Servants is a favorite of mine. The lyrics of this song promote giving of ourselves to others, having compassion for others, loving others, and breaking down barriers of hatred toward others. These characteristics promote the founding principles of our Auxiliary: Justice, Freedom, Democracy and Loyalty. During my Memorial Service message on Sunday, I shared the lyrics from Taps. Many people don’t realize there are words to this “last call.” Taps was officially recognized by the United States Army in 1874 and is considered an appropriate part of a military funeral. Day is done, gone the sun, from the lakes, from the hills, from the sky. All is well, safely rest, God is nigh. Fading light dims the sight, and a star gems the sky, gleaming bright. From afar, drawing near, falls the night. Thanks and praise for our days, ‘neath the sun, ‘neath the stars, ‘neath the sky. As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY “WISCONSIN”

AUGUST 4, 2016

AUXILIARY EMERGENCY FUND LaVon Schurman Department Chairman Ph: 608-996-2575 Email: rumrunner@tds.net Summer has arrived in Wisconsin, bringing with it the usual severe storms, with the accompanying high winds, tornadoes, heavy rains, hail and flooding. Have any members of your unit suffered losses due to the inclement weather? Have unit officers checked to see if their losses are covered by insurance or if they are receiving aid elsewhere? Auxiliary members whose dues are current and who have maintained membership for three consecutive years (the current year and the immediate past two years) are eligible to apply to the Auxiliary Emergency Fund (AEF) at a time of financial crisis. The application process begins in her local unit. Temporary assistance may be considered when: 1) A natural disaster or weather emergency leaves a member

without shelter or food; 2) A financial crisis occurs leaving a member without funds for shelter, food or utilities and no other source of aid is readily available; or 3) In extreme circumstances, educational training is needed for a member lacking the necessary skills for employment. Eligible members seeking emergency assistance apply through their unit; the application is then forwarded to Department, then on to ALA National Headquarters. Emergency assistance grants are reviewed by the Grant Committee on a case by case basis and may be awarded up to a maximum amount of $2,400. AEF funds awarded may only be used for emergency shelter, food, or utilities. AEF funds may not be used for medical expenses or accumulated debts. To ensure the integrity of the program, the National AEF Grant Committee directs payments to the provider, such as a mortgage or utility company. Educational grant payments are di-

rected to the educational institution. National President Sharon Conatser chose AEF as her special project this year and Past Department President Laura Calteux presented her with a check for $4,000 at the winter meeting in Washington, D.C., thanks to your generous donations. The fund was established in 1969, through a bequest of a Burlington member, Helen Colby Small. The fund is able to continue solely through unit and individual donations. Be knowledgeable of the application process in order to help members during their time of need. Hold fundraising activities to benefit AEF. Include AEF information in the “New Member” packets. AEF brochures are available from Department Headquarters and online at www.ALAforVeterans.org. Frequently asked questions and additional information are also available at that website on the AEF page.

CANDIDATE FOR NATIONAL PRESIDENT Endeavoring to be National President is not a venture I could ever do without your support. Units and districts have been quite creative with their fundraising ideas. Pancake breakDIANE DUSCHECK fasts, soup and salad luncheons, raucous auctions, and bidding wars are just a few of the many creative ways funds have been raised. Again, I cannot thank you enough. The District Penny War concluded at Department Convention with boxes and baggies of pennies being added to the penny jars as district members tried to accumulate the most penny points, and silver coins and paper money were used to sabotage their efforts. When the war ended, First District was the Penny Point Winner with 32,620 penny points and Second District was the Most Accumulated Money Winner with a total of $471.21. District Presidents Kitty Larkin (1st District) and Dawn Rudey (2nd District) enthusiastically accepted the shiny Penny War Trophies on behalf of their districts. I’m sure banks are now reporting a glut on pennies as they all get redeposited.

The Holiday Boutique held at Department Convention was a fundraiser for both National President Candidate Diane Duscheck and National Commander Candidate Denise Rohan. The Legion Family shopped for items that would brighten at least six different holidays. Legionnaires purchased teddy bears for grandchildren and Auxiliary members added to their collection of holiday decorations. Proceeds are being divided equally between both campaigns. 600 Club tickets, available for $50 each, also support both candidates. Tickets can be purchased from either campaign team; only 600 tickets will be sold. Winners will be

drawn at The American Legion Fall Meetings in October 2016. 600 Club donations for both candidates’ campaigns (made out to “600 Club”) and personal donations to support National President Candidate Diane (made out to “National Candidate Fund”) can be sent to: Team Duscheck Treasurer, Diana Sirovina, 9428 W Eden Place, Milwaukee, WI 53228. Your well-wishes and words of encouragement have been overwhelming and so deeply appreciated. And many of you have told me you are keeping me in your prayers; I am most grateful. Thank you.

I began my term as Department Chaplain last summer in the role of wife, helpmate, and round-the-clock nurse for my husband with the hope and belief that things would get better and we would enjoy more than 50 years of marriage. God had other plans for us and we were forced to accept the inevitable. Thank you to Kathy and John, James and Jennifer, our grandchildren Joe, Nick, Toni, Amanda, and Alyssa, our families, friends, neighbors and all American Legion Family members who helped both of us be strong enough to face the end with grace. “They are not dead who live In hearts they leave behind. In those whom they have blessed They live a life again, And shall live through the years…” Hugh Orr We must do what we can for others For God and Country.

MISSION: In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.


AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY “WISCONSIN”

AUGUST 4, 2016

American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State Delores Woolf Executive Director Ph: 608-348-7403 Email: dwoolf@centurytel.net The 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State (ALABGS) began with registration on Sunday, June 19th followed by get acquainted sessions in the fourteen cities. Parents were invited to the Fathers Day Brunch as well as the 2:00 pm opening assembly in the Kolf Field House on the University of Wisconsin of Oshkosh campus. Sunday evening 700+ citizens nominated their city officials and voted for them on Monday morning. Newly elected cities were welcomed by Laura Calteux, Wisconsin American Legion Auxiliary Department President. She introduced the National President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Sharon Conatser, who then stayed at the session until Wednesday morning. She gave greetings, observed groups and participated in many of the activities. It was a true honor to have an Illini Girls State Chairman with us who was so knowledgeable of the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. City pictures were taken on Monday morning in the Kolf Fieldhouse while citizens circulated nomina-

tion papers for state offices. Later that morning the newly elected city officials had their first city meetings and set up commissions. The afternoon was the time to nominate all county, senate and assembly positions for which citizens voted on Tuesday evening. Monday afternoon began the interest groups of physical activity, band, chorus, lobbyists, The View, parliamentary procedure, Badger Tales, multimedia, Americanism, patriotism and women’s issues. Tuesday’s activities included county, senate and assembly elections along with installation of the newly elected officials of the county. The senate and assembly began to write bills. The Federalist and Nationalist political parties had caucuses to adopt their party platforms followed by party rallies. In addition to the state primary election, county meetings, senate and assembly bill writing and city commissions work time, the delegates had a general closing of the day assembly at which the county counselors and county executives were introduced followed by the announcement of the winners of the state primary election. Wednesday highlights included city and county meetings along

with election of the seven state officials. Hearings on bills were held in the seven counties with lobbyists in attendance. An inspirational flag retirement ceremony was presented by The American Legion Riders. Wisconsin American Legion Department Commander Dale Oatman and Badger Boys State Director Fred Berns addressed the citizens. Thursday highlights were the State Fair featuring exhibits of the counties and cities as well as a talent show. The inaugural program was held at 7:00 pm in the Kolf Fieldhouse. Justice Shirley Abrahamson administered the oath of office to the senate, assembly and state officers. Governor Scott Walker addressed those in attendance at the inaugural. The names of the Girls Nation senators who will attend Girls Nation from July 23 through July 30, 2016 in Chevy Chase, Maryland were announced. On Friday the session ended with a senate and assembly session and a career fair followed by a closing assembly. Fifty-eight very dedicated counselors gave their time and talent to contribute to the success of the 2016 ALABGS session. It truly was the 51st state of Badger in action!

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Wisconsin AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, DEPARTMENT OF WISCONSIN ALA INTHE THEKNOW KNOW (Important Infofor forEvery Every Member) Member) ALA IN (Important Info

FALLFALL CONFERENCE FORM CONFERENCEREGISTRATION REGISTRATION FORM (Please (Pleasesubmit submitone oneform formper perattendee) attendee)

In lieu of Fall Informational Forum, department is conducting six regional conferences around the state entitled “American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) in the Know – Important Information for Every Member.” Members are encouraged to attend any conference that is convenient for them. Registration fee is $20.00, which includes a light continental breakfast, lunch, and handouts of the presentation. Meals are provided by the local host and vary by location so dietary restrictions may not be able to be accommodated. Late registrations cannot be accepted. Refunds can only be issued if requested by the deadline listed for each conference. Schedule for all conferences: 8:00 am – 9:00 am 9:00 am – 12:00 pm * 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm *

Registration/Continental Breakfast Program Info w/Q&A: Americanism, Children & Youth, Community Service, VA&R Lunch Afternoon Sessions: Leadership, Goodwill, Report Writing, How to Run a Meeting

* Time for Questions & Answers and Sharing of Best Practices will be allowed as time permits

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American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State Governor

Bhakti Anbarasan of Menomonee Falls was elected Governor at the 2016 American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State (ALABGS) session. Bhakti was presented a Proclamation from Governor Scott Walker at the 2016 Department Convention by ALABGS Executive Director Delores Woolf and ALABGS Chairman Diane Kranig.

Amberg Unit 428: Working the ALA Mission!

Members of Mullany McTrusty American Legion Auxiliary Unit 428 in Amberg presented doubleweight fleece blankets to Camp American Legion Director Kevin Moshea. The Auxiliary members cut and sewed 161 double weight fleece blankets, 112 fleece hats, and 83 pillowcases for homeless or transitional veterans attending Camp the week of June 7th and the Korean and Vietnam veterans attending the week of June 20th. Pictured (left to right) are Sandra Schuh, Lorraine Rhodes, Delores

Reitz, Marge Brabender (co-project leader), Kevin Moshea, Dorothy Jansen, Bonnie DeJardin, Joan Carter and Ruth Roush. Present at Camp but not pictured are Mary Meany and co-project leader Pat Boshen along with Legionnaires Jim Godsey, Denis DeJardin, and Roger Brabender. How does your unit support the ALA Mission? Send picture(s) with a brief caption of your recent activity to deptsec@amlegionauxwi.org for possible inclusion in an upcoming issue of the Wisconsin.

Please print clearly:

Full Name:

First name to be printed on nametag:

MISSION TRAINING & NATIONAL JUNIOR MEETINGS

District #: _____ Unit #: _____ Unit Location (City): Phone: ! home ! cell:

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Members are encouraged to register early since space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, firstserve basis. Registrations received after the deadline, or when the maximum capacity has been reached, will be returned. Select ONE conference: DATE !

09/10/16

RESERVATION DEADLINE

LOCATION Camp American Legion 8529 County Road D, Lake Tomahawk, WI

CAPACITY

8/26/16

50 people

9/2/16

200 people

9/9/16

150 people

9/16/16

80 people

9/23/16

120 people

9/30/16

100 people

(Presenters: Ann Rynes, Teresa Isensee, Laura Calteux)

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09/17/16

Doxbee’s Banquet & Buffet N6744 County Road C, Seymour, WI (Presenters: Diana Sirovina, Becky Mueller, Joanie Dickerson)

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09/24/16

Rose Harms Legion Post 355 th 1540 13 Avenue, Grafton, WI (Presenters: Amy Luft, Danyelle Thompson, Joyce Endres)

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10/01/16

Mid-State Technical College 1001 Center Point Drive, Stevens Point, WI (Presenters: Amy Luft, Danyelle Thompson, Joyce Endres)

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10/08/16

Veterans Community Center 10534 Main Street, Hayward, WI (Presenters: Diana Sirovina, Becky Mueller, Joanie Dickerson)

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10/15/16

Bayard Dehart Legion Post 13 900 Flag Park Drive, Richland Center, WI (Presenters: Ann Rynes, Teresa Isensee, Laura Calteux)

REGISTRATION FEE:

$20.00

Unit Presidents will receive a free copy of the 2016-2017 Department Red Book. Others may purchase a Red Book for $5.00 on a pre-paid basis only w/delivery at the conference:

Red Book ($5): $___________

! 2016-2017 Department Red Book ($5.00)

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $___________ Mail check, payable to ALA-Wisconsin, by the deadline listed above to: ALA Wisconsin, P. O. Box 140, Portage, WI 53901-0140.

A $25.00 fee will be charged for any check returned by the bank.

Would you like to learn more about how American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) members work our programs? Would you like to meet and share ideas with members like you who share your passion and enthusiasm for helping our veterans, military and their families? Do you have questions you always wanted to ask national ALA leaders? If so, Mission Training is for you! This one-day training session will provide a fun and interactive way for you to learn how to be more effective in working the ALA mission in your community. Mission Training will emphasize these core ALA programs: Membership, Americanism, VA&R, National Security, Children & Youth, and Leadership. You will also gain an understanding of how the ALA’s

Centennial Strategic Plan is woven into everything we do. Have Juniors? If so, a national Junior meeting is for them! ALA Junior members age 8 and older may attend any of the national Junior meetings held at the same time and location as the Mission Trainings. Note: Junior members must attend a national meeting to be eligible to run for national office. Go to www.ALAforVeterans. org/Meetings for more information and to register for one of the conferences: • Columbus, Ohio – October 15 • Hartford, Connecticut – October 29 • Spokane, Washington – October 29 • Minneapolis, Minnesota – November 5 • Atlanta, Georgia – January 14 • Las Vegas, Nevada – January 28


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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY “WISCONSIN”

KING DAY 2016: THANK YOU! I want to thank each and every American Legion Auxiliary Unit and Legion Post that contributed to the chicken dinners on Father’s Day for our Veterans here at Wisconsin Veterans Home-King. The day was a great success. Every Veteran was given a wonderful chicken dinner with potato salad, baked beans, bread and butter, cookie,

ice cream and lemonade or coffee. Veterans with dietary restrictions each received a dinner provided by you also. I also invited the Veterans that are staying at the homeless shelter at King to have dinner with us. Several of them did. Please be assured that EVERY VETERAN at King gets a dinner through your donations.

August 4, 2016

William S. Middleton VAMC: Father’s Day Surprise! The patients at the Middleton VA Hospital in Madison had a really nice Father’s Day surprise on June 19: a visit by the Green Bay Packers! Packers’ President and CEO Mark Murphy and alumni players Sean Jones (96), LeRoy Butler (36) and Robert Brooks (87) were

joined by active players Sam Barrington (58), Jayrone Elliott (91) and Jared Abbrederis (84) for the visit. Inpatients were surprised – and delighted – when the players popped into their rooms to wish them a happy Father’s Day and to thank them for their service to America.

KING DAY DONORS Unit / Post #

City

Unit 8 Waukesha Post 11 Green Bay Unit 12 Spooner Unit 14 Iola Post 18 Milwaukee Unit 26 Baraboo Unit 27 South Milwaukee Unit 41 Kaukauna Unit & Post 43 Ripon Unit 52 La Crosse Unit & Post 54 Marshfield Unit 55 Hortonville Unit 59 Stoughton Unit 60 Kimberly Unit 62 Columbus Unit 63 Clintonville Unit 67 Lake Mills Unit & Post 70 Oshkosh Unit 71 Pewaukee Post 72 Sturgeon Bay Unit 75 Fond du Lac Unit 88 Manitowoc Unit 89 Minocqua Unit 95 Delavan Unit 106 Seymour Unit & Post 117 Shawano Unit 118 Thorp Unit 124 New Holstein Unit 125 Chilton Unit 126 Brillion Post 146 Beaver Dam Unit 150 Wausaukee Unit 153 Pittsville Unit & Post 157 Horicon Unit 159 Cadott Unit & Post 161 King Unit 166 Fort Atkinson Unit & Post 176 Weyauwega Unit 182 Park Falls Unit 190 Reeseville Unit 192 Milwaukee Post 199 Reedsville Unit 202 Chaseburg Unit 205 Janesville Unit 214 Darlington Unit 215 Pardeeville Unit 234 Omro Unit 238 Greenwood Unit 243 Plymouth Unit 250 Adams Unit 258 Little Chute Post 261 Greenbush Unit & Post 263 New London Unit 278 Balsam Lake Unit 279 Marshall

Unit / Post # Unit 280 Unit 282 Unit 294 Unit 306 Unit 312 Unit 317 Unit 325 Unit 332 Unit 333 Post 336 Unit & Post 339 Post 340 Unit 341 Unit 343 Unit 347 Unit 350 Unit 351 Unit 358 Unit 360 Unit 363 Unit 364 Unit 372 Unit 375 Unit 377 Unit 382 Unit 387 Unit 390 Unit 391 Unit 394 Unit 401 Unit 437 Unit & Post 440 Unit 442 Unit 446 Post 449 Unit 451 Post 456 Unit 461 Unit 462 Unit 469 Unit 476 Unit 481 Unit 482 Unit 483 Unit 486 Unit 502 Unit 511 Unit 512 Unit 522 Post 532 Unit 534 Unit 535 Unit 537 Unit 543 Unit 544

City Coleman Markesan Hartland Green Lake Peshtigo Wautoma Goodman Black Creek Sun Prairie Onalaska Almond Berlin Birnamwood Hancock-Coloma Lomira Reedsburg Montello Unity Waunakee Denmark Winneconne Forestville Mukwonago Elcho Menomonee Falls Franklin Gresham Fremont Loretta Cambria Mazomanie Clinton Wisconsin Rapids Steuben Brookfield Boulder Junction Caroline Pembine Adell Marathon Loomis Madison Bagley Allenton Jackson Wittenberg Ridgeland Shiocton Hubertus Fifield McFarland Eagle Milwaukee Plover Twin Lakes

I don’t know how to thank you all enough except to say from the bottom of my heart, “God Bless you for all that you do for our Veterans!” We here at King could not provide any of the things that we do without your support. You are the cog that keeps our wheels turning. Thank you, Love to each and every one of you, Nancy L. Neuroth, Hospital Representative Wisconsin Veterans Home-King

American Legion Auxiliary Hospital Representative Rose Wenger is dwarfed by retired Green Bay Packer defensive end Sean Jones.

JUNE 2016 SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 25.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 25.00 15.00 500.00 15.00

Phyllis Wittman Carrie Imlau Le Anne Loesel Lois Ann Beaudreau Catherine Olsen Alice Asleson Liane Strmiska Florence Saxe Marilyn Neumann Marilyn Schneider Mildred Heckendorf Delores Ducklow John Saxby Betty Klabunde Mary Mleziva

St. Francis Minoqua Mondovi Cable New London Stoughton Rio Ettrick Mukwonago Algoma Pueblo CO Columbus Sun Prairie Genoa City Luxemburg

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

15.00 15.00 15.00 25.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 25.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00

Mary Hafenstein Spooner MaryKay Schmidt Burlington Clarice Zimmerman Stanley Eileen Tuhy Belgium Valeria Teclaw Thorp Evelyn Bichler Belgium Agnes Jenkins Sparta Sandy Kruger Sparta Katie Metzelfeld Brookfield Shirley Hillyer Lac du Flambeau Rosalie Juneau Oconomowoc Sharlene Kurth Drummond Joyce Schaller Bangor Shirley Byrd Cable Sharon Gibbons Hustisford

SPARKS ARE FLYING! Congratulations to the Units that met or exceeded their 2016 membership goals! Thank you for all of your hard work in obtaining the goals that were set by National. Your accomplishments are a SPARKLING example to all members, that with a positive attitude and teamwork, we can reach our goals. Percent

District

Unit

149.02% 130.00% 129.41% 118.42% 114.47% 114.29% 111.76% 111.11% 110.00% 108.33% 107.89% 107.14% 106.67% 106.67% 106.67% 106.45% 106.45% 104.65% 104.35% 102.70% 102.70% 102.63% 102.56% 101.82% 101.60% 101.07% 100.56% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

3 6 12 8 1 9 9 5 1 5 3 12 3 4 7 3 3 11 2 6 10 12 10 10 11 2 2 1 2 4 6 6 9 10 10 10 10 11 12

383 152 316 63 209 312 236 455 102 331 510 249 352 203 65 142 503 25 19 33 330 396 540 354 93 355 470 130 145 415 128 234 461 32 212 376 550 122 218

City

President

Lone Rock Menasha Sheldon Clintonville Orfordville Peshtigo Algoma Milwaukee Walworth Milwaukee Hollandale Frederic Cassville Milwaukee Rome Blanchardville Dane Odanah Hartford Neenah Wilson Indian Creek Haugen Ettrick Tomahawk Grafton Saukville Sharon Random Lake Milwaukee Stockbridge Omro Pembine Menomonie Barron Fall Creek Brackett Phillips Hayward

Lisa Bowen Barbara Belmont Roxanne Camren Nancy Fields Zondra Morris Darla Springer Lynn Conard Mardell Moore Margaret Stevenson Cheryl Anderson Meta Chrostowski Lynne Schauls Danyelle Thompson Bridget Holada Kathryn Povlich Anita Kammerer Mary Clemens Christina Dzwonkowski Nina Lenz Char Kiesling Elsie Obermueller Beverly Schmidt Yvonne Hill Florence Saxe Jeanie Osero Catherine Brunnquell Ruth Ann Dobbs Denise Gibbons Audrey Mueller Laura Zahringer Diane Steinert Joan Erickson Nancy Doane Cindy Otto Kathleen Brunkow Betty Becker Jean Klimowski Jane McPeak

Membership Chair Lisa Bowen Nancy Grigar Anne Beggs Debi Stuvengen Linda Yunke Marge Naze Calena McKnight Karmen L Lindahl Miller Cheryl Anderson Cynthia Gilbertson Laura McKenzie Danyelle Thompson Charlotte Vitale Kathryn Povlich Marilyn Fahrney Patty Hewitt Barbara Bell Nina Lenz Barbara Bodenhagen Jennifer Kuehl Beverly Schmidt Patti Anderson Marilyn Bishop Sandra Tank Renata Quillen Kathryn Linden Jane Merkel Laura Zahringer Diane Steinert Joan Cudnohufsky Cindy Otto Judy Kaatz Connie Wathke Lucille Harvey Jane McPeak

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