Auxiliary Newsletter May, 2019

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   April was an important meeting for our auxiliary, nominations and elections were held so we will be ready to begin the new auxiliary year after department convention in June. Elected officers for the 2019-2020 year are as follows. President: Nancy Ustruck, Sr. Vice: Amanda Patterson, Jr. Vice: Carla Wright, Treasurer: Julie Pipke, Chaplain: Marilyn Volland, Conductress: Karen Janezic, Guard: Shirley Meyer and 3 Year Trustee Susan Koehler. Appointed positions include, Secretary: Kathi Schmeling, Historian: Julie Wetzel, Patriotic Instructor: Jill Woznicki . Thank you to all the members that accepted a chairmanship for the many VFWA programs. Installation will be held on Thursday, May 23rd. Please see Commander John’s newsletter along with the RSVP form which includes all the information pertaining to the installation dinner. Please RSVP by May 13th. Installation will take the place of our regular May meeting.   Friday May 10th and Saturday May 11th gives us the opportunity for poppy distribution in the community. Signup sheets were available at the March meeting, there are quite a few open spots. … Continue reading

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Newsletter May, 2019

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 MAY- 2019- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519;   Welcome to Spring, I have been told it’s coming. Get well wishes go out Chuck Belendorf who was injured in auto accident and is convalescing at home. I don’t know of any hospitalizations but a lot of our older and some not so older members are dealing with health issues. Get well to all.   There are a lot of things going on in May. Number one is POPPIES which as you all know is our main source of funding for the Post. We had the first of two Miller Park Poppy opportunities on April 15th. It was cold and uncomfortable but Post members and Auxiliary members responded well to the call for help. We had 14 participants (8 Post members & 6 Auxiliary members). We did well for a cold Monday-THANKS TO ALL. Our next Poppy opportunity is our main event the Community Poppy Drive on May 10th and the 11th. We ask those who can to put in two to four … Continue reading

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Newsletter April , 2019

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 APRIL – 2019- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519 There are a lot of things going on starting in April through the end of summer. First up on April 15th is our first of two Poppy distribution fund raisers at Miller Park. The Brewers organization has been kind enough to give us a couple of games this season. We have a Cubs game coming up in August which should be a very good fund raiser for the Post, provided we get the volunteers. But before the Cubs in August we have the date of April 15th to deal with, a night game on a Monday. April weather can be just about anything so we are looking for our younger members to step up for this date. I would expect the evening to be cold. We are meeting at the Post and car pooling to the stadium, we are leaving at4:30, arriving around five. The game starts at 6:40. If the weather is exceptionally cold or rainy we will adjust the times. Please … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter April, 2019

  Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   April has arrived, seems like it was just Christmas, how time flies. Hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well. No reports of anyone under the weather, let’s keep it that way! We have some important dates starting with Sunday April 7th. Mandy Patterson and her music students will present their annual recital at the VA Medical Center, Zablocki. This will take place in room B312, beginning at 2:00 P.M. All are invited to attend.   Our first Poppy Distribution at Miller Park will take place Monday, April 15th. We will meet at the post and head to Miller Park at 4:30, arriving by 5:00. Traffic can be heavy at that time. Game time is 6:40. Please consider helping out, see Commander John’s info in his newsletter. April 22, monthly post and auxiliary meeting at 6:30. This is an important auxiliary meeting, time for nominations and elections. Please consider attending this all important auxiliary meeting. Interested in holding an office? Come join us at the April meeting and let your wishes be … Continue reading

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NEWSLETTER – MARCH , 2019

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 MARCH – 2019- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519 This is the first week of March and it is still very much like mid winter. Better days are coming, spring like weather will be here soon. As you all know our January meeting was canceled due to heavy snow, blowing and cold temperatures. This is the first time in anyone’s memory that a Post meeting had to be canceled. February’s meeting went on as scheduled. I am happy to report that there are no new known hospitalizations at this time. Get well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. I also have no new members or transfers to report. Please keep working on membership, that is our future. In recognition of the generosity of Mike Pekrul of MW Marines and his contributions to the Post, members voted to purchase two magnetic vehicle door signs for our parade vehicles. The signs will be a visual THANK YOU to MW Marine for their support of Greendale VFW. Also at the … Continue reading

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AUXILIARY NEWSLETTER – MARCH, 2019

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   Blue Skies, sunshine and the temp is 13 degrees. What’s wrong with this picture? Be patient, Spring is just two weeks away. (March 20th). Hoping the blue skies and sunshine continue along with warmer temps. Hope everyone is well, keeping safe and warm. March is a rather quiet month for our auxiliary. April gives us the first opportunity for poppy distribution. This will take place at Miller Park on Monday April 15th. Time and complete details will be announced at our March meeting (25th) and in the April newsletter.   April 27th, Commander John and I will head to Freedom Wisconsin to participate in the Loyalty Day Celebration. The parade steps off at 10:30 A.M., followed by a celebration at the VFW Memorial Park. Complete details can be found in the VFW newspaper.   Nominations and election of officers will take place at our April 22nd meeting. Interested in holding an office? Please make it known! Installation of newly elected officers will take place THURSDAY, MAY 23rd. A scheduling conflict required a … Continue reading

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Newsletter February, 2019

  GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 FEBRUARY – 2019- NEWSLETTER . Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, This is the first newsletter of 2019, we don’t have a regular meeting in December. The Christmas Party is considered our meeting. With not having a regular meeting and the Holiday’s there usually is very little VFW news to report and so no reason for a January newsletter. Speaking of the Christmas Party, it was well attended with 76 members and friends. The food was very good as well as the adult beverages. Seemed like a good time was had by all. See the attached Auxiliary Newsletter for more information on the Christmas Party. I don’t need to tell you about January’s up and down weather. Unfortunately a severe weather situation occurred the same day as our scheduled meeting. The Officers got together (by phone) and we decided to cancel the meeting due to the heavy snow. Pretty much the whole County was shutting down, there was no reason to put our members in harm’s way. This is the first time … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter – February, 2019

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   Come one Come all to the 4th District Winter Meeting! When and where you ask? This Sunday, February 10th, to be held at Clifford’s Supper Club, 10418 W. Forest Home Ave. Department President Laurel Ann Wiese will be paying her official visit at this meeting. Let’s show her what an awesome auxiliary we are. ALL members are invited! This meeting will include the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen Presentations and Awards for the 4th District. Genevieve Skibicki, Patriots Pen entrant, was not only first place in our post and auxiliary, she placed first in District and 5th in Department. Come show your support for all the young winners that participated. Presentations and awards will begin at 12:00 noon. A short social with post members, winners and their families. Auxiliary meeting to follow. Looking forward to seeing MANY auxiliary members present.   The weather did not cooperate for our January Meeting. Commander John and I felt for the safety and well being of our members it was best to cancel. Our auxiliary … Continue reading

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Newsletter – December, 2018

  GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 DECEMBER- 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, This will be the last Post newsletter for 2018, the years seem to fly by. The Post’s Christmas Party will be on Saturday, December 15th. Social hour is 5:30, a catered dinner to follow at 6:30. Most have signed up by now but if you have not the cutoff date was set at December 6th. If you would still like to attend please let us know as soon as possible. The annual Christmas party is well attended every year, you won’t find a nicer time for $20.00 per person. I am happy to report no new hospitalizations at this time. Get well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. I also have no new members or transfers to report at this time but I would like to thank all those who helped the Post attain our 100% membership goal for the 2018-2019 VFW year. Also coming up on December 15th is the WREATHS ACCROSS AMERICA ceremony at the VA … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter – December, 2018

  Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   December has arrived bringing unseasonably cold temperatures. Hope all of our members are well and staying warm.   December 15th is the date for the VFW Christmas Party. Deadline for reservations is December 6th. Still time to send in your reservation. Detailed information is enclosed with this mailing. As in past years Auxiliary members provided an hors d’oeuvres, dessert or BOTH to be enjoyed by all in attendance. If unable to attend, Commander John and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!   Once again the Post and Auxiliary will participate in Wreaths Across America. This will take place also on the 15th of December. We will leave the post at 10:15 for the National Cemetery on the VA Grounds (Zablocki) for an 11:00 program and placing of the wreaths. This is a National Program.   Great attendance at the November meeting, members, family and friends of the VOD and Patriots Pen winners. Outstanding, patriotic young people, honoring our country and Veterans. Mandy Patterson YOU ROCK … Continue reading

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