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September 24, 2015 • Vol. 92, No. 8 “For God & Country”

Badger &“Wisconsin”

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.


All Legionnaires are advised that a Resolution passed at National Convention in Baltimore will raise per capita dues $5.00, effective January 1, 2016. This is the equivalent to $0.42 per month. In comparison to a number of other membership organizations, including the VFW, Elks, Rotary, Knights of Columbus and AMVETS, which range from $30.00 to in excess of $100, American Legion dues compare favorably. Your American Legion dues include subscriptions to the Department newspaper and the National American Legion Magazine, along with a number of member discounts. Members are also entitled to free AD&D coverage through the Legionnaire Insurance Trust. The American Le-

gion continues to be the leading Veterans Service Organization in the country; doing more for veterans than any other organization. As an organization we need to continue to focus on the mission of the Department which is “To provide service to veterans, their families and their communities.” ACTION TO BE TAKEN All dues received at Department headquarters which are postmarked by December 31, 2015 will be at the current per capita of $25. Dues received which are postmarked after 01/01/16 will be $30. No exceptions. Commander Oatman advises that this dues increase affords us spe-

cial incentives to achieve 100% of our Membership goals. Every post that reaches 100% of their goal by Veterans Day will be entered into a drawing to win $500. • Posts wishing to adjust their dues prior to the January 2016 National dues renewal mailing (2016 Membership year) must notify Department Headquarters by December 1, 2015. • Posts wishing to adjust their dues for the 2017 Membership year (cards to be distributed at King on Father’s Day 2016) must respond to the Post Data Form which will be mailed to posts in February 2016. Deadline for notifying Department headquarters of 2017 dues adjustments will be April 15, 2016.

Dedication Ceremony Held at New Steuben Veterans Memorial

Steuben American Legion Post No. 446 held a flag raising and dedication ceremony in front of the Steuben Village Hall on Tuesday, August 11th for the community’s new veterans memorial. Outgoing Post Commander of 17 years, Robert Scallon, is pictured here speaking to about 50 people in attendance at the village hall event. Looking on behind Commander Scallon are from left to right; Fritz Curtis; Dave Dombeck; Crawford County Commander Ken McCormick; Jaren Hazen; Dwight Allmon and James & Mary Atkinson. “For small towns it’s tough, but veterans will stick together,” McCormick said of the successful fundraising effort to make the memorial possible.

September 2015 cover  

Veterans, scholarships, veteran's benefits

September 2015 cover  

Veterans, scholarships, veteran's benefits