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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Newsletter November, 2018

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 NOVEMBER- 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, Welcome to November, the transition month from fall to winter. I have no new hospitalizations to report at this time. On behalf of the all the Post members I would like to once again offer our condolences to Bob and Karen Karwowski for the recent loss of their son. Get well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. I would like welcome new transfer member TJ Oman to the Post. TJ is a Greendale resident and transfers in from the Wauwatosa Post. Welcome TJ. Post membership has done well over the last few months. The Post has been recognized by both Department of Wisconsin and VFW National for having achieved 100% membership for the 2018-2019 VFW year. We usually obtain 100% but this is the earliest we reached our goal in my time here. We would also welcome back Tom Schultz who had left for Oregon on a short business venture. On October 11th Auxiliary President Nancy, Don Furdek, Tim … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter November, 2018

  NOVEMBER-2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   The colors have disappeared and the leaves are off the trees. You know what comes next! If only our winter months went as fast Spring, Summer and Fall. November is an important month, time set aside to honor our Veterans. On Friday, November 2nd, a Veterans program was held at the Greendale Library. VFW and American legion member Bob Kennedy, and American Legion member Leo Taylor, were honored and presented with a Quilt of Honor. It was a wonderful evening honoring all our Veterans.   Saturday, November 3rd, a short Veterans Day Parade stepped off from the municipal parking lot in Greendale to the future site of the Greendale Veterans Memorial. The downtown Milwaukee Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 10th, 11:00AM. Our post and auxiliary will present the colors.   The post and auxiliary have a display set up at Associated Bank, 76th Street South of Layton Ave. Stop by, check out the info we are sharing with the community. On Monday, November 12th, Associated … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter October, 2018

OCTOBER-2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   Happy Fall to Everyone. What an exciting start of Fall for Auxiliary 10519! Front page coverage in the September issue of the VFW news of our Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest Winner, Kayla Juds! Well deserved publicity for such a talented Young Lady, and a feather in our Auxiliaries Cap. If you do not receive the VFW NEWS and would like a copy of this issue, please give me a call (414-327-2754) or email (mothernanc@wi.rr.com) and I will get a copy to you. You can sign up for a year subscription , only $3.00, with the auxiliary from now until December 1st. Great way to stay informed on all the happenings in the Department of Wisconsin, both Posts and Auxiliaries. Make check payable to VFWA 10519, earmark VFW NEWS and send to Treasurer Julie Pipke, 4301 S. 43rd St. Greenfield, WI 53220, or sign up at the next meeting.   WE DID IT!!! We are at 101.02 in membership. Thank you to all that renewed their annual membership and … Continue reading

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Newsletter – September, 2018

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 SEPTEMBER- 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, Welcome to September, meteorological summer has ended and the fall season has started and we all know what follows that. I have no new hospitalizations to report. Get well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. On a sad note we had to say goodbye to Dan Raush, a long time Post member who passed away in July. As for membership we have done well as a Post. I would like to welcome Curt Crowdis a Greenfield resident and Navy Veteran and Steven Sheffieck, also a Greenfield resident and an Army veteran. Both attended our last meeting and were voted in. Welcome to the Post. I also have two other applications, one from the VFW Regional Office and one who was recruited at the St Marten’s fair this past weekend. I will be contacting them to finalize their memberships. Membership is ongoing, talk us up and keep pushing to add members, it is vital to the future of the VFW. … Continue reading

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