Sullivan-Wallen Post 11

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                 American Legion Sullivan-Wallen Post 11 Color Guard                                          
                             Green Bay Packers vs. Los Angeles Rams
                                                 November 5, 2023       
               

Keith & Lena Goodman accept Post 11 Appreciation Award
                          from Mary Van Egren (center)        
 
Commander Bill Kaczmarek & 1st Vice Commander John Dyer accept                   
                          Poppy Sales checks from Post 11 Auxiliary            

                      

                 American Legion Sullivan-Wallen Post 11 Color Guard                    
                         Green Bay Packers vs. Los Angeles Chargers
                                               November 19, 2023                       

          

                             

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January 2024
1-  Happy New Year
9-  Executive Board Meeting 6pm
     Auxiliary meeting 6:30pm
     SAL Post 11 6:30pm
     Business meeting 7pm
13- Breakfast Buffet 8am to 10:30am
15- County Council Post 539 at 6:30pm
17- Promenade 40 et 8 at 7:30pm
18- 21 Midwinter Conference in LaCrosse
23- Social Meeting 6pm 
 
February 2024 
3-  Chili Cook Off at Post 11 CANCELED
13- Executive Board Meeting 6pm 
      Auxiliary Meeting 6:30p 
      SAL Post 11 6:30pm 
      Business Meeting 7pm 
17- Breakfast Buffet 8am to 10:30am 
19- Articles Due For Newsletter 
20- Birthday Dinner 6pm 
21- Promenade 40 et 8 at 7:30pm 
24- District Oratorical Post 38 Appleton 
25- District Bowling Tournament in Sturgeon Bay 
26- Prep Newsletter Mailing 9am
 
 

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February 19th      Deadline for Newsletter Articles

February 26th    Prepare newsletters for mailing 9am

 
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  • Ervin Ripp, Ralph Disalvo, Frank Bennett 

      WELCOME NEW MEMEBERS 

  • Larry Peeters, Charles Peterson, Coleman LaBlanc 
 
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      FORTY ET EIGHT:
Promenades are January 24 and February 21 at 7:30pm in Green Bay.
Please pay your dues if you haven’t or call CJ if you need help CJ Kellner 920-366-5109
 
          CJ Kellner 920-366-5109
 
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Thank you all for the support again this year! 

 

        CJ Kellner 920-366-5109
        Clifford.Kellner@gmail.com
 
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Breakfast will be on January 13 and February 17 from 8am to 10:30am at the Post.

This is open to the public. Prices are adults $9 and children $4 (3-10 years of age). It is all you can eat. 

 

   SAVE THE DATE 

Post 11 will be having a Chili Cook Off on February 3rd at 4pm. This event is open to the public. Anyone with donations for prizes, raffles, and silent auction contact the Post at 920.465.6841. We need people to enter the chili competition. I’m going crazy listening to last year’s champion, Keith Goodman, brag about his chili. 

 

   NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL 

First, I would like to thank Dave Catalano for his help with some computer issues related to the newsletter. Second, anyone interested in receiving the newsletter by email can send an email with his/her name to legionpost0011@gmail.com and you will be added to the list. Third, I’m interested in talking with someone with experience sending mass emails with gmail. You can call Tom at 920.264.7189.

 

If you were not contacted by the Post, we don’t have your email address, you were overlooked, or your email address came back labeled “undeliverable.” Members of Legion Auxiliary and SAL do not have email addresses in the Post 11 roster but are encouraged to get the newsletter by email.

 

      FROM THE COMMANDER

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve all had a safe and healthy holiday season and that you’re refreshed and ready to start the rat race again for another year. 

From the last meeting we had a couple things that I’d like you all to think about. First of all, our post membership drive is currently at 81% with days to go in 2023. If you haven’t paid your dues, please get them in as soon as possible and be aware, that for 2025, National will be raising their dues. This means that Post 11 will probably have to increase our dues amounts to keep the ratio the same. So pay your dues. They are necessary for the operation of the Post. 
 
Second, I forgot to float the idea of partnering with other Service Veteran organizations to co-host a tribute to the Armed Services Ball in 2025. This would be a black tie event. Gentlemen would wear a tux or black suit with tie and ladies would wear gowns or dresses. There are a couple advantages for us to be involved in this primarily, the opportunity to network and get our name out there. There are younger veterans out there looking for opportunities to continue serving and frankly, we suck at advertising ourselves. At any rate, it’s food for thought and I wanted to alert you to it. There will be a cost and potentially a charity so start saving a few dollars. 
 
The third thing I’d like to mention is that we are instituting our Scholarship Program. Volunteers have been identified to be the nucleus of the team and I would like to thank them for standing up to do this. More information will be made available soon
 
That’s it for now. Stay safe and be careful out there. 

Respectfully,

Commander Bill Kaczmarek

 

      FROM THE AUXILIARY PRESIDENT 

 

           President Mary Van Egeren  -  920-737-5587 - Mary Krutz - 920-680-7938

 

 

 

 -Since our charter in 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Green Bay community. Join our Post as a Booster or Sponsor. (click Sponsor or Booster Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans, and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.