Calumet Green Lake Fond Du Lac
Nocember 2, 2016
With our fall conference completed, Veterans Day approaches. I want to wish all a happy Veterans Day. Enjoy the hospitality provided by local businesses but keep in mind those who can’t enjoy them. One group I am talking about is the 22 Veterans who commit suicide each day. I am asking each and every one of you to think of what you can do as a legionnaire, Post, County Council and District to drastically lower this number. If you see the signs, get them some help.
I would like to thank St Cloud Post 478 and Mt Calvary Post 454 for their hospitality and excellent atmosphere for our District Conference. Very well done. Post 478 was given my $100 for first to 100%. Congratulations to our raffle winners. We had 2 additional items which were handed to me prior to the meeting. One was a $25 gift card to Schwartz’s in St Anne and the other were tickets to the Bee Gees tribute in Sheboygan. Winners are as follows:
1st place: Snow blower was won by Ron Schneider
2nd place: TV was won by Ron Lemon
3rd place: $100 was won by Green Lake Post 306
Swartz's Gift card was won by Daniel Raymaker
Bee Gee's tribute tickets were won by Post 306.
With the 4 holidays we have coming over the next 2 months (Veteran’s Day, Gun Deer Season, Thanksgiving and Christmas) I want all to remember to be safe and keep in mind the true meaning of the holidays.
As a final message, I am announcing my candidacy for Department Vice Commander. Gail Minks will also be running for Department Sgt at Arms. We will be having a hospitality room at midwinter conference at Ho Chunk in January. We will be accepting donations for liquor, beer, soda, or wine or whatever you may have. Donations in are appreciated but not required. I can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org or 920 904 2701). I would like to thank those who gave at the conference. It will be put to good use.
Thanks for all you do and keep plugging on with memberships and award nominations.
Todd J. Braun
6th District Commander
American Legion Past National Commander Dale Barnett talks about why membership is important, why every member should be recruiting new members, and what tools are available to help with that process.
Veterans Crisis Line
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