Ladies Newsletter July, 2015

Dear Sisters, It’s time again to renew your annual membership. Our 2015-2016 auxiliary year has begun. Annual (yearly) dues are only $18.00 for the year. Don’t want to think of renewing yearly? Become a Lifetime Member! Check out the life membership fees on back of newsletter. Renewal notices will follow shortly along with the form for becoming a lifetime member. Unable to attend a meeting or volunteer? YOU ARE STILL VERY IMPORTANT as a member to the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Department convention was held June 3rd through June 6th in Wausau. I’m always honored to represent the auxiliary sisters from 10519. Through your support and hard work, we were presented with the 1st place Achievement Award in our group. Quite an honor. Also awards for 100% in membership, National Veterans and Family Support, Healthy Auxiliary Award, Legislative, Hospital, All these plus more because of YOU, members of LAVFW Greendale. RAFFLES, RAFFLES, RAFFLES are now available with the bonus of a 2016 calendar, 366 chances to win! Can you believe it! 366 chances for only $20.00. … Continue reading

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Newsletter Post 10519 July, 2015

JULY 2015 NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, I hope everyone is enjoying the summer weather and in good health. I don’ t have any deaths or bad or serious illness to report which is good. I also don’t have any new members to welcome which is not good. Our last newsletter was in early May. Since then many things have happened, On May 8th and 9th we held our community poppy fund raiser. Twelve Post members, nine Auxiliary members and three non-members participated. These 24 people booked a total of 184 hours during those two days. The weather cooperated, the community was supportive and we did very well in our collection, close to $5,000.00. Thanks to all who participated. Also on that weekend an anonymous donor gave the Post $2,000.00 cash for our Poppy (relief) fund in memory of Louis Fisher and Elaine Kreisel. Both were major players in our yearly Poppy activities. Both passed away in April. I would also like to thank another anonymous donor who gives to the Post every year. That … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Soldier Deserves To Be Known

June 16, 2015 in Featured, WI VFW News Terrence Sund, a Wisconsin soldier and tragic casualty in Vietnam is entombed in a closed room, forgotten and closed to visitors. This unique situation came to the attention of VFW State Historian Steve Conto, who has worked valiantly over the years to locate the final resting place of each Wisconsin casualty of the Vietnam War. At the recent Wisconsin VFW State Convention, Conto reported on his progress to date, and then focused on the Terrence Sund project. The story follows below, and now it’s your turn to help. Steve is attempting to raise $5,000 necessary to bring about a proper burial of this otherwise forgotten hero. He hopes to reach his funding goal by Labor Day, but with a little effort on the part of our Posts, maybe we can hit that goal even sooner. Read the story below, and then download the simple Terrence Sund Burial Fund poster and put it up and help publicize this special effort. Terry was just 20 years old when he drowned in a Viet Cong … Continue reading

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