February 21, 2013 • Vol. 90, No. 2 It’s as easy as 1 2 3 !
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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.
2013 Midwinter Conference Sweepstakes Winners 2013 Midwinter Grand Prize Winner Ron Northquest was presented with a check at the Amherst I. Hansen Post No. 143 in St. Croix Falls. Ron is a 37 year Paid Up for Life member who served in Germany during the Vietnam era and remains active in the Color Guard, the Breakfast crew and Brat crew at his post. His father Robert, and brother
“For God & Country”
5TH PLACE $500 Daniel Schlender Oconomowoc, WI
2ND PLACE $2,000 Edward Welch New Holstein, WI
6TH PLACE $500 Raymond Casper Alma Center, WI
3RD PLACE $1,000 Leon Gustafson Manitowoc, WI
7TH PLACE $500 Dennis Boisvert Holcombe, WI
4TH PLACE $500 Edward Michor Jackson, WI
8TH PLACE $500 Steven Severson Black River Falls, WI
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.
79th Annual American Legion Pilgrimage Commander Wayne Jensen and Auxiliary President Diana Sirovina attended the 79th Annual American Legion Pilgrimage to the tomb of President Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois on February 12th. National Commander James Koutz along with Legionnaires from Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska all joined the Department of Illinois at the annual event.
Roger, are also very active in post activities. All three have served as Commander of the post and are proud to be Legionnaires. The annual Midwinter and Convention sweepstakes are important fundraising programs that help fund Camp American Legioin and the Department Service Office. Plan to take part in the 2013 Convention Sweepstakes. 1ST PLACE $20,000 Ron Northquest St. Croix Falls, WI
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 e-subscription members will be randomly
drawn to receive free items of Legionwear fashion apparel. Making the switch to the e-subscription 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 on-line 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!
Save the Date! Joint Testimonial Dinner Commander Jensen & President Sirovina Saturday, April 27th Klemmer’s - Milwaukee
2012-2013 FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST Join Us on Facebook and be part of the Fun! Like us on Facebook and post pictures of a Post, County or District Event and/or pictures of Department Commander Wayne Jensen from an event and be recognized at the 2013 Department Convention. A plaque of recognition will be awarded on stage as follows: • A posted photo from an event with the most ‘Likes’. • A posted photo of the Department Commander with the most ‘Likes’. Be creative and have fun! Log on to www.facebook.com and in your profile click on the box that says ‘search for people, places and things’ and type in Wisconsin American Legion. Once you are in, like the page, post your photos and let the contest begin!
February Edition of The Badger Legionnaire Cover