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"A big "Thank You" goes out to the Coon Valley American Legion Auxiliary Unit 116, for a generous donation of $1000.00 towards our remodeling project. They also donated $200.00 toward "The night at the races" that we conduct in November at the Tomah VA Medical Center. I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention that the Coon Valley Detachment 116 of the S.A.L. donated $2000.00 last December for the remodeling project. ..." from November's Commander's Message!

December Raffle, Saturday December 2nd

Charles & Steve Nelson and Michael Miller are co-chairing this event. The tickets have been printed and many have been distributed. All chances for the early bird drawing need to be turned in before the November meeting. Our meal this year will be provided by Premier Catering. It is very important to emphasize that we need help from all of you to make this event a success. This our big fundraiser of the year and we need the money for our facilities improvements and maintenance. We are only selling 200 tickets at $75 per couple which should not be hard to do. Please let Charlie, Steve or Fuzzy know if you either need a ticket or can help sell a handful of tickets.

Commander's Message:

Greetings Coon Valley American Legion Family:

At the Vernon County Council Meeting held in Stoddard in September, Post 116 put in a bid to host the 2018 Vernon County Banquet, which was granted to Post 116. No date has been set yet, but it is usually held sometime in February. Our own Mike Miller is the current Vernon County Commander and that is another reason we wanted to host the banquet!

A big "Thank You" goes out to the Coon Valley American Legion Auxiliary Unit 116, for a generous donation of $1000.00 towards our remodeling project. They also donated $200.00 toward "The night at the races" that we conduct in November at the Tomah VA Medical Center. I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention that the Coon Valley Detachment 116 of the S.A.L. donated $2000.00 last December for the remodeling project. Thank you to both of these fine organizations. That’s why we’re "The American Legion Family", we all work together for the greater good.

We recently lost two long time members who will be sadly missed. Leon Minor was a 30 year member, and Howard Moilien was a 65 year member. They were both faithful members who showed up to work when asked at fund raisers, until their health no longer allowed them to participate. The Post Honor Guard had the privilege of performing military rites for these two gentlemen. A big thank you goes out to Dan Hofslien and his squad.

Our biggest fund raiser of the year is fast approaching on December 02, 2017, our $75.00 raffle party. We really need your support this year more than ever. We have a remodeling project going on that will cost us approximately $20,000.00. I hate sounding negative, but our fundraiser has been lacking in recent years. We are having trouble selling enough tickets, and we have really been shorthanded with workers the day & night of the party.

We have a lot of our members that do not purchase a ticket. I know this isn’t possible, but if each member purchased one our problem would be solved. If you don’t want to attend the party, they make wonderful gifts to somebody who would like to attend. To some of you who like to purchase lottery tickets, lay off a few weeks and put the money towards a raffle ticket. The odds are much better, and you are helping your post.

If your name is on the work schedule, please try to show up or find a replacement. If you can’t find a replacement, but know you can’t make, please let somebody know in advance so we’re not blindsided. It’s very unfair to some of our members who purchase a ticket, and barely get time to eat because they’re working double shifts. If not listed and can work, please let us know. Thank you!!!

OK, I’m done preaching. As long winded as I am, you’ve probably figured out I’m feeling good again.

Frank Mathison, Commander Post 116

 

Thank you, Frank Mathison, Commander Post 116

Endorsement for National Vice Commander

A resolution was passed at the Wisconsin State Convention to endorse Roger P. Mathison from Post 116 as Wisconsin’s Candidate for National Vice Commander. The way this works is Roger will be a Vice Commander Candidate several years down the road. Roger has been representing Wisconsin and Coon Valley Post 116 at National Convention for many years and is well-known among the American Legion national leadership. This is a great honor to have a National Officer from our post. Congratulations, Roger!

 

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

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