JUN/JUL/AUG 2019 NEWSLETTER
POST 347 3RD ANNUAL RAFFLE
A BIG THANKS to all who purchased tickets. The sale was a big success! Money is to go to the improvement of our “Firing Squad” uniforms and also to the future of Post 347.
1st Place ($1000) – James Brown
2nd Place ($500) – Pat Ries and Jeremy Ellred
3rd Place ($100) – Claudia Whitty, Ken Jungers, Chuck Ryan ,James Kilish, David & Grace Strassman
Again this Memorial Day, Post 347 Firing Squad participated in 13 ceremonies honoring our Veterans. A total of 466 veterans were honored at 11 different cemeteries. We also participated in a ceremony at Byron Town Hall along with the Oakfield VFW and did a ceremony at Sterr Park in Lomira honoring those lost at sea.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Beginning July 2019 is the start of the 2020 Membership Year. You will soon be getting your new renewal forms through the mail. Our dues will remain at $35.00. Again, the 2nd District and the National set up incentives for each posts renewals, so getting your renewals in early gives our post a chance at winning awards and money.
LAST CALL: Donald A. Gunderson, US Navy, continuous member for 65 years.
Scholarship Raffle Ticket winners:
March 2019: Matt Loehr and Carl Dauterman
April 2019: Evonne Boettge & Mike Bird
REMEMBER, our Post 347 Newsletter is printed on our Website. ALSO, if you are getting this newsletter through the mail and have an email address, send us a note via email to <email@example.com> and we can email the newsletter to you. This saves us cost on stamps and envelopes and a lot of time stuffing envelopes. This will also put you on our email list for all the membership meeting minutes. We presently email newsletters and minutes to over 100 members.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING June 20th
NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN JULY.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING August 15th,
American Legion 100th Birthday celebration at Dodge County Fair Grounds Sep 6 & 7.
BRAT FRY Saturday June 29th at Fireworks Nation
Come on over to Fireworks Nation for a Brat/Hamburger/Hot Dog and help support out American Legion Post 347. Fireworks Nation is located across the street from the Piggly Wiggly Superstore in Lomira.
POST 347 OFFICERS FOR 2019 – 2020
Commander – Darryn Laitinen
1st Vice Cmdr – Gil Ahtonen
2nd Vice Cmdr – Don Whitty
Adjutant/Finance officer – Dick Waechter
Chaplin – Roman Ernst
Sergeant at Arms: Dennis Reible and Marvin Tuttle
Executive Committee: Tom Kelroy, Roman Ernst, Don Bond, Larry Ledman, Dennis Reible and Doug Kiehnau
After a struggling start, our Squadron 347 has 28 members. We have several new members which increased our membership from 24 to 28. This put us at 116.67%. Of the 15 squadrons in the 2nd District, 11 squads are over 100%. GOOD JOB!
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