“For God & Country”
September 25, 2014 Vol. 91, No. 8
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.
Excitement Building for Midwinter 2015
2015 Membership Goal al
New Membership Incentives Announced! The 2015 Midwinter Conference will be held at the Ho-Chunk Hotel, Casino and Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells January 15th – 18th. There’s something for everyone at this year’s Conference. The 2015 Midwinter will feature new training and exhibits along with special guests. The Americanism Programs Resource Center will help you learn how to promote traditional American values in your community through the programs of The American Legion. National American Legion staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide details on how you and your post can become involved. In addition the Midwinter Conference will also feature several exciting training sessions for Legionnaires at all levels of the organization. Briefings will include Care and Maintenance of the M1-
Garand rifle along with Funeral Honors training, membership recruiting and retention tips, sessions on the various Americanism programs and Veterans Benefits. This schedule is subject to change depending on demand. GET ONE BOUNTY DRAWING EXPANDED Legion members who sign up a new member, or renew any former member who has not paid for 2 years (since 2012) can qualify to win a First prize of $1,000 or a Second prize of $500 at the Conference. Simply sign up a new member, or renew any former member and enter your name. The drawing
will take place on Saturday, January 17th at the Ho-Chunk Hotel, Casino and Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells. There is no limit to the number of times an individual can qualify – recruiters get one chance for every new member they recruit. Mark your calendars and save the dates of January 15 through 18, 2015. Bring your family and enjoy the indoor water parks, attractions and many activities offered in the Wisconsin Dells. Register and reserve your hotel room online at www.wilegion.org beginning October 10th and watch for more details in the next edition of the Badger Legionnaire.
68.43% District 12 1st PLACE
66.84% District 9 2nd PLACE
64.28% District 6 4th PLACE
64.26% District 10 5th PLACE
61.46% District 11 7th PLACE
61.38% District 1 8th PLACE
60.08% District 7 10th PLACE
58.44% District 4 11th PLACE
65.00% District 3 3rd PLACE
63.18% District 2 6th PLACE
61.36% District 8 9th PLACE
55.61% District 5 12th PLACE
September 17th Total: 38,830 65.00%
Past Commanders Club of Wisconsin Attention All Past Commanders IMPORTANT NOTICE Hawaiian Vacation!
$110,0000 $10,000 $20,000 20 20 Vehicle Allowance NEW 2015 VEHICLE OR CASH! from Boucher!
55” BIG Screen TV! New Hunting Rifle!
Check Your Mailbox! Your 2015 Midwinter Sweepstakes tickets are in the mail! Watch for them to arrive soon. The Grand Prize is your choice of $20,000 cash OR a new vehicle*. Second Prize is a $10,000.00 allowance toward any vehicle in the Boucher Automotive Group inventory*. Third Prize is $5,000.00 cash or a Hawaiian Vacation thru
Luxe Travel of Milwaukee*. Fourth Prize is $2,500.00 cash or a Hunting Rifle and equipment from Gander Mountain*. Fifth Prize is $1,000.00 or a Big Screen TV.* Get in on the excitement! The drawing is set to take place at 7PM on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Midwinter Conference which will be held
at the Ho-Chunk Hotel, Casino & Convention Center, S3214 County Road BD, Baraboo, WI. Plan on attending the Midwinter Conference and be part of the excitement. *All prizes subject to Federal Tax withholding requirements. See Official Rules at; www.wilegion.org
The annual meeting and dinner of the Past Commanders Club will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at the Amherst I. Hansen St. Croix Falls Post No. 143, located at 807 Pine Street in St. Croix Falls. The meeting will take place at 3:00PM and the dinner will follow at 5:00PM. Spouses and/or guests are also welcome. The meal will consist of chicken and roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, choice of two vegetables, salad with three dressings, rolls, dessert, coffee and milk. Please send your check for $16.00 per person payable to
the Past Commanders Club to Claire Goodfellow, 4th District Commander – 3916 N 30th St, Milwaukee, WI 53216 by October 25, 2014. There are two hotels less than a mile from the post: The Dallas House, $70.00 per night, (715) 483-3206 and Holiday Inn, $95.00 per night, (715) 483-5775. When making reservations, mention the PAST COMMANDERS CLUB to receive a special room rate. Questions should be directed to Claire Goodfellow (414) 447-5161, Ray Pasbrig (262) 853-4929, or Jim Chapin (715) 483-9386.
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