Newsletter Post 10519 November 2014

Greendale VFW Post #105 NOVEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER 11/4/2004
Greetings Members and Friends of Greendale VFW Post 10519,
The Veterans Day parade will be on November 8th starting at 11 am. Your VFW Post 10519 Color Guard will be marching as always. This year we will have a convertible, thanks to Don Furdek, behind the Color Guard honoring this year’s Post VETERAN OF THE YEAR, ROGER VOLLAND. The vehicle’s door signs will present Roger as our Veteran of the year, a Viet Nam veteran and Captain in the US Army. The Legion 416 firing Squad will also be joining us in the parade this year. They will have a vehicle towing a trailer for Veterans to ride on. If you would like to participate in the parade but cannot walk the route you can contact me and I will help you make the arrangement to ride on the trailer. I hope many of you can make the parade as a spectator or participant to honor all our Veterans.

Roger Volland, our Poppy Chairman had submitted a letter to the Milwaukee Brewer’s organization requesting dates for Poppy distribution for 2015 season. The Brewers have responded by giving us only two dates at this time. Those dates are Friday, October 2nd, 2015 and Sunday, October 4th, 2015. Although it is a Cub’s series and a weekend it is also the last games of the regular season. Roger will continue to work with the Brewer’s to secure additional dates.

The Christmas Party will be on December 6th at the Post. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30. The cost this year is $15.00 per person, the same as last year, and this includes the bar. The deadline to have your paid reservation in is November 28th. See the attached flyer for additional information and the menu. We will be collecting at the November meeting or you can mail your check, payable to the GREENDALE VFW 10519, to John Ustruck 3812 S. 57th Street Milwaukee, Wi before November 28th. Please plan on joining us, it is a nice social Christmas event.

If you are blood donor please keep the Post in mind next time you give. You can donate on behalf of Greendale VFW Post 10519. Our Blood Center number is 000696. The Post can take the credit and report it to the Department of Wisconsin, next time you donate please call Ken Kieck 414-421-8621 or me at 414-327-2754 and we will complete the report.

As of this date there is nothing new to report regarding Greendale VFW Memorial. The Greendale School Board has rejected the proposed site. The Memorial committee has not announced how or if it will proceed.

The VFW CALENDAR Raffle fund raiser will run through the middle of December. If you would like to purchase a Calendar contact me at 414-327-2754, they will also be available at the November meeting and the Christmas Party. The cost is $20.00 each.

The Post has an e-mail address, it is GREENDALEVFW@GMAIL.COM. If you have any questions or concerns call or e-mail me. The Post’s web site is: And once again if you would prefer to receive your Post Newsletter and Auxiliary Newsletters and other information updates by e-mail, send an e-mail to GREENDALEVFWNEWS @GMAIL.COM.

OUR NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING IS THE PATRIOTS PEN -VOICE OF DEMOCRACY PRESENTATION ON NOVEMBER 24TH AT 6:30 PM. I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US. After the presentation we will recess for snacks and socializing with the students and parents and to take photos. We will then resume the regular meeting.
John Ustruck
John Ustruck

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