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Newsletter October, 2018

GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 OCTOBER- 2018- NEWSLETTER Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519, Welcome to October, the months seem fly by except for the winter months when time slows down. 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 the Frank Jennik Family, Frank lost his wife during the month of September. Our prayers and thoughts are with Frank and his Family. Get well wishes go out to all who are dealing with health issues. On a happy note I would like welcome three new members to the Post. Welcome to Anthony Joachimczyk, a Korean War Army Veteran. Anthony took out a life membership. We would also welcome Darrel Klotz, a two tour Air Force Vietnam Veteran. Darrel also took out a life membership. Our third new member is John Janiszewski an Army Veteran whose eligibility includes the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, Afghanistan Ribbon, Hostile Fire/imminent Danger pay in Kabul in 2012 and many other awards and … 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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Auxiliary Newsletter – September, 2018

Greetings Brothers and Sisters of VFWA 10519,   Welcome to September and new annual member Linda Conatty. She joins our auxiliary under the eligibility of her husband Army Veteran “Sarge” (AKA Dan). You may hear his cadence count as he leads the Color Guard. Thank you Sarge and welcome Linda.   Thank you to all members that have sent in their annual dues. Please take advantage of the stamped, self addressed envelope that was sent out last month and renew your membership today. Your $18.00 renewal can be made out to VFWA 10519 and sent to Treasurer Julie Pipke, 4301 S. 43 St. Greenfield, WI 53220. Again, thank you for your continued support of our Veterans. You are an important part of the auxiliary. Hope to see you at a monthly meeting, 4th Monday of the month at 6:30.   Once again the VFW newspaper is being offered for $3.00. This offer is good only through the auxiliary. Sign up will end November 26th. If interested please submit a check to Julie Pipke, treasurer, check payable to VFWA 10519. Great … Continue reading

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Daniel Crass, SMSgt USAF,

Entered Air Force August 1970, after completion of Basic Training at Lackland AFB, I attended the Communications Center Specialist course at Sheperd AFB Tx. My first assignment was Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam. Worked in the Base communications center, typing messages on an ASR 28 teletype machine. Left Vietnam in Nov 1971 and was assigned to Scott AFB, Illinois from Jan 72 to Jun 1974. After re-enlisting was sent to Izmir Turkey, Hq 6 Allied Tactical Air Force.   Worked in the Mobile Communications squadron and Disko Hit Relay staton.   I cross trained into Tech Control and after Tech School at Keesler AFB, Ms,   was assigned to North Communications Area HQ, Griffiss AFB NY.   In March 1978 I completed Air Force Recruiting School and was sent to Milwaukee, Wi. My first office was on 71st and Capitol Dr.   Spent the next 17 years in recruiting, working in Operations, training, and supervision. Retired as the Squadron Superintendent for the 347th Recruiting Squadron, which covered portions of Wisconsin and Illinois. Awarded 3 Meritorious medals 2 Air Force Commendation medals, 1 Joint Service Commendation Medal … Continue reading

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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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