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Log on to 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! Deadline for entries is June 18, 2014.

Be creative and have fun!

• A posted photo of the Department Commander with the most ‘Likes’.

• A posted photo from an event with the most ‘Likes’.

A plaque of recognition will be awarded on stage for each of the following:

Like us on Facebook and post pictures of a Post, County or District Event and/or pictures of Department Commander Ken Rynes from an event and be recognized at the 2014 Department Convention.


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Legion Family members 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. 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, an e-subscription member will be randomly drawn to receive a free item 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. This month’s winner is Gerhard Pauly of Post No. 83 Sheboygan, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam era. You can be a Winner, too! Go on-line and visit: www.wilegion. org. Click ‘Online Subscription Sign-up’ under ‘Members’. Enjoy the latest Legion news, save money and show your pride by wearing some new Legionwear fashion apparel!

Win Free Legionwear Fashion Apparel!

1. Log onto 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.

IT’S AS EASY AS 1 2 3 !

Official Publications of The Wisconsin American Legion Family

The Department Convention Blood Drive will be held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel on Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 10:30 AM-3:30 PM in Salon D. We have set a goal of 35 units. For local Posts who conduct Blood Drives will receive recognition through their Districts. If your Post has sponsored a blood drive this year, make sure you enter that information on the Consolidated Post Report so that recognition can be given to your Post. Thanks to everyone who volunteers to work a Blood Drive and to those donors who give the “Gift of Life� to people in need. Mark Sandow Dept. Blood Donor Program Chairman

ACUITY INSURANCE would be honored to have all Veterans and their families join us in the public dedication of the World’s Tallest Symbol of Freedom. • Governor Scott Walker scheduled to serve as keynote speaker Monday, June 16, 2014 • Free parking and transportation provided from UW-Sheboygan and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Sheboygan Area ACUITY INSURANCE • Lutheran High School; busing available to accommodate special 2800 South Taylor Drive • Sheboygan physical needs – Event open to the public – • Attendees welcome to bring lawn chairs For more information visit or email or by phone 800.242.7666


The McCormick family held a steak feed fundraiser for Rhino’s Run at Post No. 220 in Soldier’s Grove and brought in $1,000. Pictured here left to right are: Janette McCormick, Kris McCormick, Department Commander Kenneth J. Rynes, Jr., Thomas McCormick and Gary McCormick. Photo courtesy of SL Meyer.

plications is Wednesday, July 15, 2014. Contact Department Adjutant David A. Kurtz at (608) 745-1090 or for an application and further information. The National American Legion College Selection Committee will review the applications and select the 50 best-qualified attendees. Once the students are selected, the Internal Affairs staff will contact them directly several weeks before the class begins regarding housing, transportation and all the materials they will need.

Convention Blood Drive Posts to be Recognized

grams, growth in membership and public awareness of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion. SELECTION REQUIREMENTS The national organization is looking for Legionnaires with military service during the Lebanon/Grenada or subsequent eligibility periods. However, they will attempt to fill any unfilled school seats with students from earlier eligibility periods. The deadline for submitting ap-

Family Raises Funds for Rhino’s Run

The National American Legion College is a combination of lectures, small group workshops and practical exercises. Students will receive training in leadership, sales and marketing, communication and fundraising. Focus is on self-taught small group sessions under the supervision of graduate facilitators, national staff members and national officers. Major emphasis is placed on core programs, management techniques and the development of leadership skills necessary to increase visibility of pro-

2014 American Legion College Applications Available

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



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Veterans serving veterans their families and their communities.

June 2014 cover  

Veterans serving veterans their families and their communities.