Newsletter July, 2018

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 JULY- 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, Welcome to July, the middle of summer is near. If winter went as fast as summer we wouldn’t have anything to complain about. I have no new hospitalizations to report. Get well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. As for membership I would like to welcome new member Ernie Bauer. Ernie is an Army- Viet Nam vet, who returns to the VFW after a long absence. Welcome back Ernie. On May 11th and 12th we held our Community Poppy Drive. We had seven community businesses that had given us permission to solicit Poppy donations on those dates. We had reasonable success given the cold and rainy 11th of May. Lack of participants and no-shows continue to be a problem. Many of our older volunteers just can’t give us the hours they once did and no one is stepping up to replace those volunteers and hours. We have another and final fund raising opportunity coming up on August 7th and … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter July, 2018

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519; The 2018-2019 Auxiliary year starts off with a BANG! We welcome new life member Ellen Crass, she joins us under the eligibility of her husband Dan the post adjunct. Welcome Ellen. Beginning of a new auxiliary year means time to renew annual membership. Remember, early bird catches the worm. Watch for treasurer Julie’s renewal notice coming to your mailbox soon.  Every member is an important part of this auxiliary. Department Convention is behind us. Carla Wright (Bellis) and I represented 10519. It was an honor to accept awards on behalf of our Auxiliary.  All your hard work this past year was recognized by department. We received awards for Voice of Democracy, Continuing Education, Young American Patriotic Art, Patriots Pen, VFW News, Emergency and Disaster Relief, Veterans and Military Support, Legislative, Healthy Veterans of Foreign Wars Award. Now we start over for the 2018-2019 auxiliary year. Your input at our monthly meetings is important  for us to continue as a successful auxiliary. VFWA  National Headquarters is pleased to announce a new member benefit, DISCOUNTS … Continue reading

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Newsletter, May, 2018

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 MAY- 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, Welcome to May I think spring time has finally reached Wisconsin. I have no hospitalizations to report. Get well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. As for membership I would like to welcome new member William Howe, a Viet Nam Army Vet, welcome to the Post. I would also like acknowledge three members who have recently upgraded their membership to LIFE MEMBERSHIP, they are Zach Mayo, John Marsh and Eric Waldhart and , another member, Andrew Gleason is in the process of going to PAID for LIFE MEMBERSHIP thanks to all for your commitment to the VFW. The Greendale Veteran’s memorial project is reaching its final stage and building should start soon. Although the money goal has been reached to start the construction, donations are still needed for maintenance, insurance and other expenses. I would anticipate a formal announcement soon along with a date for the ground breaking. I will keep you up to date as I get information. … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter, May, 2018

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519 Thank you to all members in attendance at our April meeting. It warms my heart monthly to see our meeting room full, that’s what makes us a strong auxiliary. Together we can accomplish much for our Veterans and Families. This newsletter may seem a bit repetitious but all important for the Merry Month of May. Nominations and elections were held at our April meeting. Officers for the 2018-2019 auxiliary year are as follows: PRESIDENT-Nancy Ustruck, SR. VICE PRESIDENT-Amanda Patterson, Jr.VICE PRESIDENT-Julie Wetzel, TREASURER-Julie Pipke, CHAPLAIN-Marilyn Volland, CONDUCTRESS-Karen Janezic, HISTORIAN-Marilyn Volland, GUARD-Shirley Meyer (warning! don’t mess with the guard) 3 YEAR TRUSTEE-Gina Lynch, 2 YEAR Joan Winkleski,1 YEAR TRUSTEE-Shirley Anderson, PATRIOTIC INSTRUCTOR-Jill Woznicki, appointed position is Kathi Schmeling as SECRETARY. Thank you for accepting these positions. 2018-2019 year begins immediately after Department Convention. Installation of newly elected officers will take place on TUESDAY May 29th, beginning at 5:30, dinner 6:30 with installation to follow. $20.00, please make your reservation by May 10th. Checks can be made out  to VFW 10519 and sent to John … Continue reading

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Newsletter – April. 2018

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 APRIL- 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, Welcome to April and spring time in Wisconsin. The calendar says April but the thermometer is showing February. I have no hospitalizations to report. Get well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. As for membership I don’t have any new members or transfers to report but we do have a possible new member in process and two members have up graded their membership status to LIFE MEMBERSHIP. Thanks to all. On a sad note the Post has lost a good friend in Tony Chandek who passed away this past week. Tony was a Veteran but not eligible for the VFW. Tony volunteered a lot of his time for Poppy distributions and supported the Post in many other ways. Over the last few years his son has donated a case of fine liquors and wine for gifts at our Post Christmas party. Rest in peace Tony. On a happy note there has been a change in Greendale Veteran’s memorial project. … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter – April, 2018

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519   April is suppose to bring showers NOT snow. Hope all are well and staying warm, patiently waiting for Spring temperatures and a few showers to help with May Flowers.   Welcome to our new members James Winkleski, Doug Olson, David Kriesel, and Brittany Zellner. WELCOME! WELCOME! Thrilled to have you as members of the VFWA 10519.   At our April auxiliary meeting we will hold nominations and election of officers for the 2018-2019 Auxiliary year. ALL positions are open to any member interested. We’ve had great attendance at our meetings, so thank you to all, keep up the good work, April meeting is of utmost importance being elections. Please consider if not an elected position, a chairmanship.   The Post and Auxiliary Dinner and Installation is will be Tuesday, May 29th, 5:30 cocktails, dinner 6:30 with installation to follow. $20.00 per person, please RSVP by May 10th. Make check payable to VFW 10519, mail to Commander John Ustruck, 3812 S. 57th St. Milwaukee, WI 53220. Reservations will also be taken at the … Continue reading

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Newsletter March, 2018

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 MARCH 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, Welcome to March the beginning of meteorological spring and the end of meteorological winter. Being March in Wisconsin we look forward to spring and warmer temps but we also know we are probably not done with winter like weather. I have no hospitalizations to report and no new members to report. Good well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. I know many have had an unpleasant bout of this year’s flu strain. Congratulations to our two VFW Veteran Affairs Volunteers at the Zablocki VA Medical Center. Trustee Bob Karwowski received a Certificate of achievement and a pin recognizing 500 hours of volunteer service at the VA. Quartermaster Ken Kieck was recognized with a pin for achieving 1,500 hours of volunteer service at the VA. They do an excellent job of representing the VFW organization and this Post. The Post and Auxiliary presented appreciation Plaques to two local businesses that have shown support for the Greendale VFW and Auxiliary. A … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter – March, 2018

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519   Another month of 2018 has flown by. We are 4 members short of being 100% in membership. If you have not renewed your annual membership, please do so now. The end of the auxiliary year is quickly coming to an end, (June, after Department Convention) which means it will then be time to renew for 2018-2019. Stay ahead of the game and renew now.   Well wishes go out to Virginia Roche-Orlowski, took a fall and now in rehab. Can’t keep a good woman down, so I know she will be up and about soon. We miss you Virginia. Winter is not over yet, even though the calendar is telling us it is, so please, to all members, stay safe and well. Also warm thoughts go out to Pauline Kuehnel battling health issues, we’ve missed you at post and auxiliary functions, pray things take a turn soon for you.   Amanda Patterson’s annual piano recital will take place Sunday, March 18th, 2:00 PM at the Zablocki VA Medical Center, room B312. A … Continue reading

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Newsletter February, 2018

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 FEBRUARY 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, This is the first newsletter of 2018 and the first since December 2017. Many things have happened in those two months. Let me start by reporting that I do not know of any member currently being hospitalized. I know many members and their families who have been dealing with this year’s active flu season. I can also report that we have not signed any new members or transfers in that time. In the last two months we had our Post Christmas Party, on the 16th Of December. It was a well attended event, 82 people enjoyed the food and camaraderie, it was a very nice evening. Food was excellent and we had many gifts to pass out. Also on December 16th seven Post members attended the WREATHS ACCROSS AMERICA CEREMONY at the Wood’ National Cemetery. Always a very nice program and always cold but well worth attending. The Post participated in Poppy distribution at the 2018 Wisconsin Boat Show during the third and fourth … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter February, 2018

   THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS AUXILIARY TO GREENDALE POST 10519 FEBRUARY-2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519   FEBRUARY!!!!!! Where did January go? First month of 2018 behind us, time certainly does fly. I hope this newsletter finds all happy, healthy and staying warm. I have no reports of a member battling a health issue which is good news.   Thanks to all auxiliary members and post wives that brought an hors d’oeuvre, dessert, or in some cases both for our annual Christmas Party. There was a great selection of both. You gals go above and beyond with every request presented. Santa Marilyn was busy shopping and wrapping to put a smile on everyone’s face. I wouldn’t be surprised if she is already preparing for Christmas 2018. Thank You Marilyn!   Our treasurer Julie Pipke was contacted by Associated Bank, 76th and Layton, to participate in a competition recognizing Veterans and Veteran Service Organizations throughout the state of Wisconsin. The state of Wisconsin has over 200 Associated Banks. The competition was divided into 3 zones. The best … Continue reading

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