March 28, 2013 • Vol. 90, No. 3 “For God & Country”
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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.
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Comander Jensen’s Operation Comfort Warrior Challenge
Wisconsin Veterans Home at King N2665 Cty. Rd. QQ, King
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.
“Caring for America’s Heroes For 125 Years”
Operation Comfort Warrior (OCW) is a National American Legion program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government. Commander Jensen is asking all posts to support Operation Comfort Warrior by donating funds. Severson-Cairns Post No. 501 of Madison and Milwaukee Police Post No. 415 were the ﬁrst to re-
spond with generous donations of $500 each. You can show your support by sending a donation to OCW in care of Department Headquarters or by visiting the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King on Father’s Day, June 16th, for the Annual American Legion King Day sponsored by the 8th District. At that time we will collect all donations for presentation to National Commander Jim Koutz at the 95th Annual National Convention this August in Houston.
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!
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!
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