Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519,
SINCE OUR LAST NEWSLETTER: Since our last newsletter the Post has welcomed two new transfer members they are William Goralski a Viet Nam Vet from the New Berlin post and John Paul Guckel, also a Viet Nam Vet from the Cudhay Post. Welcome to Post 10519.
At the March meeting we had the final nomination of officers followed by the election of officers for the 2012-2013 VFW year. The Officers for 2012-2013 year are: COMMANDER /JOHN USTRUCK, QUARTERMASTER/KEN KIECK, SENIOR VICE /BILL PEKRUL, CHAPLIN/ROGER VOLLAND, JUNIOR VICE/THERESA MCQUIRE, SURGEON/TERRY BARRINGTON AND TRUSTEE/BOB KENNEDY.
Those who have agreed to accept appointments are: OFFICER OF THE DAY/HAROLD KUEHNEL, ADJUTANT/MIKE KIECK, SERVICE OFFICER/RALPH STEFFENS, GUARD/LOUIS FISCHER, HISTORIAN/DON FURDEK, MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN/DON FURDEK, POPPY CHAIRMAN-remains open.
The ladies Auxiliary held their elections as well and have elected Nancy Ustruck as the new President for the upcoming year. Outgoing President Mandy Patterson has been the President for 20 years and has done an excellent job through out her many years of service, it was a joy to work with her. Speaking for all the Post members we would like to send our thanks and appreciation for a job well done..
The installation of officers will take place on May 16th here at the Post. The installation will start with a cocktails at 5:30 pm followed by a dinner AT 6:15, the main meal is provided by Daniel’s Catering. There will be a large selection of deserts compliments of the Auxiliary, members and spouses. After the meal we will have the installation of the officers for the 2012-2013 VFW year and end with socializing time. The cost is $10.00 per person in advance. Please make your check out to GREENDALE VFW POST 10519 mail to Mandy Patterson at 5342 Lakeview Dr Greendale, Wi 53129. The cutoff date is May 7th.
May Poppy Distribution is fast approaching, the date is Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th. I cannot stress enough the importance of our Poppy distribution events as this is our main means of raising funds to do the Post’s business. In order to sustain our level of helping Veterans we need your help. Please consider offering some time on May 11th and/or May 12th. Please contact Roger Volland at 414-421-8030, Ken Kieck at 414-421-8621 or John Ustruck at 414-327-2754. Even if you can only spare and hour or two it would help our cause. Please plan on helping in whatever capacity you can.
The Post will be sponsoring a bus trip to the Highground Veterans Memorial in Neillsville Wisconsin. We have agreed on Saturday July 21. We have arranged for a 55 passenger Motor coach (air conditioned with bathroom facilities) to leave for the Highground at 7:30 am on Saturday morning and will return around 7 PM. We will have a guided tour as well as free time at the Highground Memorial after a light lunch at the Neillsville Legion Post 73. The lunch is sponsored by the members of VFW Post 10519. Attached is a registration form for the trip, the cost is $25.00 per person, refundable up to July 1st. This trip is open to any veteran and their guest. We will offer this to Post members first, then the 416 Legion members and then expand to other Posts as needed to fill the bus. It looks to be an enjoyable day. The Highground memorial is an impressive place.
Keep in mind the Brewers dates- June 18th and 19th, July 26th,27th, 28th and July 29th and also August 20th and 21st for Poppy distribution. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate. It is important for the future of our Post, you are needed.
For those of you who use a computer keep in mind that the Post has an e-mail address, it is GREENDALEVFW@GMAIL.COM. We would be glad to hear from you. And also check out the Post’s web site at www.myvfw.org/wi/post10519
Our next regular Post meeting will be June 23rd, 2012 starting 7:30 pm. There is not a regular meeting in May. The May meeting will be the installation of officers on May 16th. I hope many of you can attend.
Greendale VFW Post #10519
GREENDALE VFW POST #10591
TRIP TO THE “HIGHGROUND”
WHEN: Saturday July 21, 2012 Leave at 7:30 am- Return approx 7:00 pm
Where: The Highground Veteran Memorial in Neillsville, WI
Cost: $25.00 per person which includes motorcoach transportation, lunch, and snacks on the bus
Make checks payable to Greendale VFW Post 10519 and drop off at monthly meeting or mail to:
Greendale VFW Post 10519
6351 W. Grange Ave.
Greendale, WI 53129
“It is the mission of The Highground to honor Veterans and their families and to educate about the cost of things – the human cost.
It is the vision of The Highground to honor human courage and sacrifice wherever it is displayed, without either denying or glorifying the pain and suffering of war or of life.
It is important to recognize that The Highground is not a war memorial. It is a Veterans Memorial Park that pays tribute to the Dead, and honors the Survivors, their service, and their sacrifices. It also pays tribute to the people who supported them when they were away and upon their return.”
TRIP TO THE “HIGHGROUND
JULY 21ST, 2012 (7:30 am departure)
LUNCH CHOICE- STEAK SANDWICH________ HAM/CHEESE_________
PAYMENT DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. CANCELATION REFUNDS UP TO JULY 1ST, 2012.
Cost: $25.00 per person