Post 347 Newsletters

JULY – AUGUST, 2018     NEWSLETTER
NEW POST ADDRESS:
American Legion Post 347
PO Box 306
Lomira, WI 53048-0306
POST 347 WEBSITE:   I hope everyone has a chance to go online and look at our website. We have been working daily on updating and added new things.  Our website contains information on:  Upcoming events;  information about Post 347, a photo gallery; Second District information and newsletters; it contains this newsletter and past Post 347 newsletters; an Auxiliary page, a SAL page, an American Legion Riders page, Last Call page, High Ground page, link to Legion store and much more.  If anyone has ideas of more to do, contact Dick Waechter through the Post email address above, or call (920) 918-2013.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Again, our membership year is July 1st till June 30th.  Last year we missed out of all the incentives and awards for early membership renewals and the 100% Post Award.  Please try to get your memberships in as early as possible.  Most incentive awards are over with by December 1st.  Something new this year is that all dues paid into our post are now processed on-line.  Paid up renewal membership cards will be mailed out starting in the September newsletter.
LEGION LAST CALL:
John Shill, US Army, Vietnam Veteran
Wayne Faber, US Army, Korea (Past Post 347 Commander)
AUXILIARY LAST CALL:
Bernice Sterr
MaryAnn Wondra
Sylvia Schaefer
AMERICAN LEGION POST 347 SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE WINNERS:
March 2018:     Ric Bloohn
Patricia Ahtonen
April 2018:        Betty Ebert
Graham Norberg
May 2018:         John Kaechenberg
Mike Sabel
June 2018:         Jerry Thill
Gerri Sabish
NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS:
Commander:   Darryn Laitinen
1st Vice Commander:  Gil Ahtonen
2nd Vice Commander:  Don Whitty
Adjutant/Finance Officer:  Dick Waechter
Chaplain/Service Officer:  Roman Ernst
Sgt at Arms:  Marv Tuttle & Dennis Reible
Historian:  Dick Waechter
Executive Committee:
Dan Bond
Larry Ledman
Tom Kelroy
Roman Ernst
Dennis Reible
Doug Kiehnau
NEWLY ELECTED AUXILIARY OFFICERS:
President:  Barbara Ledman
1st Vice President:  Nancy Andrews
2nd Vice President:  Jane Joas
Treasurer:  Mary Kiehnau
Chaplain:  Gloria Faber
Secretary:  Gloria Faber
Sergeant at Arms:  Gerri Sabish
2018 POPPY SALE:
Auxiliary President, Barb Ledman wishes to thank all who helped with the Poppy sale this year.  The sale was very successful and hopes to do better next year.
CALENDER OF EVENTS:
June 30th – BRAT FRY (Fire Works Nation)
July 4th – Knowles 4th of July Picnic (Post 347 Firing Squad marching in parade)
July 11-15, – Department Convention (Oshkosh Convention Center)
August 16th – MEMBERSHIP MEETING (6:30 pm at Lomira Community Complex)
August 30, 31, Sept 1 – BRAT FRY (Kountry Korner)
September 5th – Dodge County Conference (Beaver Dam)
2nd ANNUAL CASH RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS 2018:
$1000 – Tim Thorn
$500 –    Alice Carpenter
$500 –    Archie Serwe
$100 –    Morgan Flesch
$100 –    Joanne Stageman
$100 –    Eunice Sterr
$100 –    Bob Kienbaum
$100 –    Robert Geiger
SAL Squadron 347 News:
Legion Post 347 is inviting all Squadron 347 SAL members to attend our regular membership meeting on August 16th, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Lomira Community Complex.  If you know of any SAL members, please pass this along.

Dear Legion Members:
I hope to continue on in the tradition of the Legion in my new position as Commander of Post 347.  I want to thank Dick for all his accomplishments over the last 3 years and wish him well in his new position as Adjutant/Finance Officer.  We hope to come up with new ideas to continue with our Scholarship program and in our participation in support the Lomira community and of military funerals, parades and participation in veteran events.  I look forward to all your support as I step in as Commander.
Hope to see you at our next meeting.
Darryn Laitinen
Commander
Post 347
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I want to thank all for their support the last 3 years while I was Commander.  We were able to get through many tough situations especially with the shutting down of the kitchen and the sale of the building.  I will be taking over the Adjutant/Finance Officer position to relieve Gil Ahtonen while he moves to 1st Vice Commander.  I also will continue to maintain and add to our website.  I ask all to welcome in Darryn Laitinen as our new Commander and offer him all your support and wish him well.
Dick Waechter
Past Post Commander


I also want to thank you for all of your support, patience and understanding over the last 9 years while I was Adjutant.  I’m sure Dick Waechter will continue with improving the status of Adjutant, especially since everything is now being done on-line.  I will be continuing to serve the Legion as 1st Vice Commander and chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee.
Gil Ahtonen
Past Adjutant/Finance officer


Past Newsletters:  (click on date)

NewsletterMarchApril 2018
NewsletterJanuaryFebruary 2018
NewsletterNovemberDecember2017
NewsletterSeptember2017
NewsletterAugust2017
NewsletterJune2017Jul72017
NewsletterMarch&April2017