POST 501 COMMANDER'S CALL:

(Information provided below is guidance by our Post 501 Commander Tom and/or our WI State Department Commander, Laurel Clewell & Denise Rohan, National Commander, one of our own home grown.)

The Post Commander Tom wants to  refer you to several links below that will take you to the latest quarterly State of WI Legion Post Mailings.  We'd like to bring to your attention the following four topics to be found in the November 2017 Post Mailing, and an additional action found in the Programs link:

Veterans & Family Support Fund - If the Wisconsin Department over all can raise $30,000, there will be a matching donation.  What this means is that if each Wisconsin legionnaire contributes at least a dollar, we will meet our State of Wisconsin level goals.  Go to the Wisconsin Department website, follow the links as mentioned below to arrive at the {November 2017} quarterly mailings for additional details.

Department Commander's Membership Incentives -- “Get One” and possibly win $1,000.  Also, pins are provided for those who go the extra effort to recruit a new member.  Details can be found, again, in the Wisconsin Department {November 1917} quarterly mailings, source links below.

National Commander Membership Pin Incentive - By bringing on three new members, a Legionnaire is eligible for the National Commander's Incentive Award.  With one of Wisconsin's own being the National Commander, maybe it's time for all of us to step up with bringing on board someone who served in boots, but hesitates to have a reason to join.  This is our responsibility to maintain the strength of the American Legion.  Don't be embarrassed to be a viable member - just ask, you might be surprised if someone willingly listens to you.  Details can be found in the Wisconsin {November 2017} quarterly mailings.

2018 Midwinter Conference -- highlights the schedule and registration forms, to be conducted at the
Ho-Chunk Hotel & Convention Center, Baraboo, WI, Jan. 18-21, 2018.  Don't forget to sign up prior to January 8th, 2018, and save $5 in the Registration Fee.   In addition, check out the information concerning the Sweepstakes - your investment must be made before January 4th, 2018.  You can't win if you don't get in !  Details in the {November 2017} quarterly mailings.

FOR DETAILS ON THE ABOVE 4 HIGH VISIBILITY ACTIVITIES, JUST GO TO THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF Wisconsin's website - listed below:

http://www.wilegion.org/page/content/members/post-mailings

Blood Donor Program - based  upon recent catastrophic events occurring over the United States and it's territories, there is a need for expanded blood collection, far above normal needs.  If you are a viable blood donor, and wish to share, click on the PROGRAMS link on the top of the Wisconsin Department website, scroll down to the Blood Donor Program. Details follow.  Note, one can also donate blood at the 2018 Midwinter Convention at the HoChunk near Wisconsin Dells this January.  See you there!

http://www.wilegion.org/page/content/programs/blood-donor-program