Newsletter September, 2019

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 SEPTEMBER- 2019- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519;   September is here, fall has arrived and summer is over. Fall is a nice season but we all know what follows. I have not been informed of any member hospitalized at this time. On behalf of the Post I would like tooffer our support and condolences to member Art Olszewski on the passing of his wife Darlene. Nancy and I knew Darlene and attended her funeral on August 21st, a very fine lady.   On September 6th we had our last Miller Park Poppy distribution and last big fund raiser for the Post this year. Expectation were high, it was a Friday night game against the Cubs, a near a sellout, the weather was good and there were playoff implications. What should have been a big money maker for the Post was a bust due to lack of volunteers. Special thanks to the six Post members, four Auxiliary members and guest who did participate. Those who showed did well. Thanks to Bill Pekrul, … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newsletter September, 2019

SEPTEMBER-2019- NEWSLETTER Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   Thanks to all that attended the August meeting and to Mandy for the ham sandwiches, desserts provided by Mandy and Jill. Social time is always the best part of the evening. Great attendance by our outstanding members.    Auxiliary members can receive the VFW News for $3 in 2020. This DEAL is available only through your auxiliary. If interested please sign up with Treasurer JuliePipke by November 25th.   This past Friday we had the opportunity for Poppy Distribution at Miller Park. Volunteers were few, I look at it as few are better than none. Thank You Sarah Berg,Jody Hahn, Ellen Crass and of course Myself. I can’t say no to the Commander when it comes to Poppies.   On Thursday, September 12th, the City of Greenfield will be dedicating a park to VFW Member Don Almquist, his wife Beverly is a member of our auxiliary. We will meet at the post 5:30, leave for the park shortly after. If you prefer to meet at the park, it is located … Continue reading

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Newsletter August, 2019

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 AUGUST- 2019- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519;   Sad to say we are in our final summer month. I wish winters went by as fast as summer. I have not been informed of any member hospitalized at this time. I would like to welcome new transfer member Vigil Warner. There are several prospective new members in the works and hopefully we can get them signed up in the near future.   On Saturday August 3rd there was a fund raiser for Lily, the granddaughter of member Dan (Sarge) and Linda Conatty at the American legion Post 434 in Oak Creek. Lily was struck by a car in Septembers of 2018. Lily suffered traumatic brain injuries that has changed her life forever. Many members attended the event and showed their support with monetary contributions and several members donated items for the silent auctions.  Although this is not a veteran’s event the Post is showing its support for Dan and Linda at this difficult time. If you were unable to attend event but … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newspaper August, 2019

AUGUST-2019- NEWSLETTER Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   Our Auxiliary year is in full swing. It is that time of year to renew your annual membership. All members are important to the success of our organization. Renewal notices have been sent out. If you have not received yours please call Treasurer Julie Pipke 414-303-3886 or email jewelspipke@gmail.com. Thank you to all that have renewed. If you have not done so, please consider renewing today. Reaching 100% by August 31 would make us eligible for a monetary award from Department at the Mid-Winter Convention in February. Let’s work on recruiting new members into our fold. By word of mouth our message spreads. Personal contact, amazing how many people we know that never realized they were eligible to join. Let’s get the word out!   Come one come all to Miller Park, on Friday, September 6th, our final date for Poppy Distribution. Brewers vs Cubs. More information to follow at August meeting. We will meet at the Post and head to Miller Park together. This is a huge opportunity for … Continue reading

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Newsletter July, 2019

JULY- 2019- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519; I hope all our members are having a healthy and enjoyable summer. Seems like we missed spring this year and went from furnace to air conditioning in a very short time. I don’t know of any hospitalizations at this time. For those dealing with health issues we wish you the best, get well soon. The last newsletter was in May, we normally don’t do a newsletter in June or January. May was a busy month. Number one was the POPPY fund raisers. Our main event was the Community Poppy Drive on May 10th and the 11th. We didn’t set any records but we did well. As always, I report the numbers at our monthly meeting. Thanks to all that participated and especially those who did multiple shifts. I would also like to thank those who were unable to volunteer time and labor but gave donations to the Poppy Fund to support our veteran programs. All money from Poppy donations goes directly to Veterans and local Veteran organizations. We … Continue reading

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Auxiliary Newspaper July, 2019

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519, Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. Our VFW color guard looked awesome in the Greendale Village Parade. Thank you to Sandy Kieck for representing our auxiliary proudly carrying our new nylon flag donated by Jane Mlenar. The original auxiliary embroidered cloth flag states we are VFW Auxiliary! (No longer Ladies VFW). As you know males are now eligible to join. ALL are welcome! Thank you to Joan Winkleski for taking on this project, and to her husband Jim for being the financial backer. The new auxiliary year has begun, which means time to renew your annual membership. Watch for Treasurer Julie Pipkes’ renewal notice. Consider be coming a life member. Info will be in the mailing. The VFWA has been working to Recruit, Rejoin and Retain. Let’s imagine changing these words to INVITE, INCLUDE AND INVEST. As we invite others to join and include all members, we invest in our membership and the future of our organization. A hearty welcome to our new life member Margaret Warner, eligible through … 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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