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Annual Building Fund Raffle, at Village Hall

In this newsletter is the work schedule for the $75 dollar raffle ticket event coming up in December, please check for your name and come and work, we need help! The early bird raffle will be selected at our November meeting, bring your tickets in…see Charlie for more tickets to sell or buy.

Thank you! 

...people from Westby, Coon Valley, Chaseburg, LaCrosse, Viro-qua, Madison, and places I can’t remember. Business people came to offer their equipment, Berg Excavating, Berg Electric, Steve Dickman, Chad Whalen, Badger Corrugating, Hammes Refrigeration, Cary Furnace, Home Depot, Wolf Cooking and Sub Zero Refrigeration, Have a Blast Pressure Washing, and many others

Thousands of dollars (beyond $10,000 I’m guessing) have been given to our post and other donations in different ways. People are still giving donations and it’s just incredible.

Commanders Message:

With Thanksgiving approaching what a great time to say thank you to so many people who have given their blood, sweat and tears to our legion post this year. Thank you! When the flood hit our post over 90 years of work and money was pretty much washed away in the mud and water. People came to our post to help clean, pushing out mud, working on their hands and knees clean-ing. When I say people, it was people from Westby, Coon Valley, Chaseburg, LaCrosse, Viro-qua, Madison, and places I can’t remember. Business people came to offer their equipment, Berg Excavating, Berg Electric, Steve Dickman, Chad Whalen, Badger Corrugating, Hammes Refrigeration, Cary Furnace, Home Depot, Wolf Cooking and Sub Zero Refrigeration, Have a Blast Pressure Washing, and so on….I missed people I know, but I want you to get a sense of what so many people and businesses have done for us!

Thank you for your donations! Thousands of dollars (beyond $10,000 I’m guessing) have been given to our post and other donations in different ways. People are still giving donations and it’s just incredible. Thank you!

Thank you to the people who worked and made our Chicken Q a success. A special thank you to Paul Kendal who cooked and provided the charcoal grill. Tom Longmire who helped cook and refrigerated the chicken.

Thank you veterans for making Veterans Day special at our local schools!

In this newsletter is the work schedule for the $75 dollar raffle ticket event coming up in December, please check for your name and come and work, we need help! The early bird raffle will be selected at our November meeting, bring your tickets in…see Charlie for more tickets to sell or buy.

Please come to our November meeting and enjoy a meal hosted by our great SAL group! Meal at 6:30pm and meeting at 7pm.

Details, Details, Details….

Membership

By now, you should have received your membership renewal notice for the 2019 membership year. Please attend to renewing your membership as soon as possible. If you have a computer, tablet or smart phone, you can renew online at www.legion.org if that is more convenient for you. The "Renew" tab is at the top of the web page. You can use the online renewal feature to submit payment of your annual membership dues, set your account up for automatic renewal using your credit or debit card and to eliminate paper renewal notices by setting your account to have your renewal notices delivered via e-mail.

The American Legion remains the most powerful voice in America on behalf of Veterans, their families and communities across the nation. By renewing your membership, you are helping to ensure that Veterans’ continue to receive the benefits that they are entitled to.

Membership Totals to Date

2019 Paid Membership - 139

2019 Membership Goal– 195

Military Pranks

Many of us, when were "newbies" and didn’t have a whole lot of experience in the military, had pranks pulled on us in a good-natured way of "initiating" us into the unit. Some pranks pulled were: sending new person after a bucket of steam, 100 ft of flight line, left-handed monkey wrench, or relative bearing grease. Another prank is the "Sea Bat", where the crew on a ship has a mop bucket turned upside down and everyone is standing around looking at it. When new guy shows up and is naturally curious, the crew has him kneel down and peer under the bucket when the nearest deckhand grabs a wet mop and whacks the new guy across his backside! How many stories like this can we collect? If you have one, let me know!

October Bucket Drawing

October Drawing Was $20

No winner drawn.

November Drawing Will Be $30

Adjutant Notes

American Flags For Sale From The Legion

Don’t forget that Post 116 has flags available for sale to any member as well as anyone in our Community or beyond. This can be a great fundraiser for the American Legion so spread the word and don’t forget the Legion when you need to order a flag. The 3’ x 5’ flags are $25.00.

Proper Disposal Of The American Flag

There is a proper ceremony for the disposal of the American Flag, which usually involves collecting up all of the unserviceable flags, an inspection by the Sergeant at Arms followed by burning. Such an event was held on September 11th at Chaseburg Post 202. We had our flags retired at this ceremony. We collect flags from throughout the community through our flag disposal drop box. It is located in the parking lot at the southwest corner of the banquet hall. Please use this for disposing your flags and let your friends and neighbors know about this as well.

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