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George Washington Bay View Post 180
Milwaukee WI 53207
PO Box 70695
1-262-666-1002

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THE INFORMED LEGIONNARE

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American Legion
George Washington Bay View Post 180
Milwaukee WI 53207
PO Box 70695
1-262-666-1002

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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

 

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From the Commander

1st Vice Commander  

Service Officer

Auxiliary Membership

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PLEASE REMEMBER TO PAY YOUR DUES


Any notifications of deceased members should be directed to our Membership Chair, Shirley Wood, at 414-489-0247.

Thank You!


FROM THE COMMANDER

American Legion George Washington Bay View Post 180

Commander of George Washington Bayview
Post 180 of the American Legion


Greeting and Happy Holidays!


I hope this finds you in the spirit of the seasons and ready for the New Year. It has certainly been a year of transition for the Post 180 and all of our organizations. With the building sale and investment of the proceeds finally behind us, it is now time to look forward. I feel strongly that the decision to sell the memorial building was the right one for our organization, and now we must focus our efforts on the mission of the American Legion and the support of our follow veterans and the community.

If you have not been to our new location meeting place, the Clock Restaurant and Grill, I strongly encourage you to do so, beginning with our general membership meeting on February 5th at 7 P.M. The food and drinks have been plentiful, and the camaraderie and good-natured For me personally, the last two years as your commander have been a learning experience as well as a fantastic opportunity. I thank you for your support during that time and look forward to serving the American Legion Post 180 for years to come. That being said, I will not be running for the position again in 2019, so I ask the leadership and involved participants to step up to the challenge and honor of leading the Legion Post 180.

Good Tidings to you and your family during the holiday season stay safe and the best wishes for a great 2019!


-lan Nunn
Commander

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FIRST VICE COMMANDER

American Legion George Washington Bay View Post 180I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Members with annual memberships will have received at least two letter reminders via regular mail regarding annual dues payment. Dues are $50 for members paying annually, or $30 for members with 50 or more years of American Legion membership. To keep your membership years accurate, please do remit payment as soon as possible.

Last year, with help through your membership, Post 180 provided support to a number of veteran and civic programs. This support included, but not limited to, financial sponsorships for two high school students at Badger Boys State $750, Bay View Inter Organization Council $160, Bay View Community Center $150, Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative $750, American Legion National Support $200, Zablocki Medical Center $150, Fisher House $500, Veterans Chamber of Commerce $100, Honor Flight $500 and American Legion Charities Emergency Fund $150. Your membership also helped fund publication and distribution of the newsletter you are reading, and maintenance of our web site. Don't hesitate, continue to participate and remit your annual dues payment today.

What to do for a future headquarters is on the agenda for our next membership meeting. Currently General Membership meetings are being held at On the Clock Bar and Grill, 4301 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee. This may or may not be a temporary arrangement. Our other options are to purchase or rent a smaller building for use as a headquarters. Your input is important. See you at 7:00PM Tuesday February 5th, 2019 at the next General Membership meeting.

Gregory Roth, PC
1st Vice Commander
414-482-2256
gmsroth@sbcglobal.net

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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

 

Looking to the Future
Sale of our Memorial Building was finalized on October 12th 2018. Net proceeds from the sale, approximately $555,000, were deposited at BMO Harris Bank, our current banker. Our plan is to invest the money, conserve the principal, and use investment proceeds to fund our American Legion service mission and to support Post 180 operational requirements. In keeping with that strategy, we have invested 60% of available investible funds in conservative stock/bond portfolios through BMO Harris Bank. The remaining 40% has been placed in a money market account with a plan to move funds into staggered maturity date CO's.

Our General Membership and Executive Committee meetings are held at The Clock Bar and Grill, 4301 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207. As always General Membership meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM, excluding January, July and August. Executive Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM.

We are currently exploring options for a future, more permanent, meeting location. Rental of a facility as well as a Post 180 owned location in the Bay View area are possibilities, all contingent on membership participation in property management.

Please do attend membership meetings and contribute to this discussion.

As you may know our long time editor of the Informed Legionnaire, Mary Schmitz passed away in the past month. All though she tried, because of her health condition she was unable to publish the September and November issues. Charlie Cortte has stepped in as interim editor. You will have received this issue of the Informed Legionnaire, as well as subsequent issues, because of his efforts. If you have literary interests and would like to help out with publication of the newsletter, let us know.

Greg Roth
1st Vice Commander
414-482-2256

MEMORIAL BRICK PROGRAM TERMINATED

 

Memorial Brick Program Terminated

The sale of our Memorial Building property has resulted in the premature end to our Memorial Brick Program. No new memorial brick orders will be accepted. When the building sale was approved by the membership, the initial plan was to remove existing memorial bricks from the building vestibule and store them for potential installation at a future permanent home. Removal of bricks took more time than estimated (up to 1 hour for one brick), and some bricks proved impossible to remove. Additionally, to date there has not been evident enthusiasm for acquiring another, smaller property for use as a headquarters. Members appear to be more interested in using a rental as a meeting location. Because of these conditions it was decided that memorial bricks that have been extracted from the vestibule wall will be made available for pick up by the original sponsor. Bricks that could not be removed from the building vestibule wall will be replicated, at the request of the original sponsor, and made available for pick up. Brick sponsors may contact me directly by phone or e email, as some members have, to arrange for brick replication and pick up. The first order of 25 bricks to be replicated has been submitted to Wenta Monument and the bricks should be available for pick up in January 2019. The memorial bricks listed below are available for pick up now:

 

 
Memorial Brick Inscription Sponsor
   
Lawrence Baravetti US Army \NV\/ II Mike and Amy Konecny
Peter J Bartzen MD Capt Robert Schlemm
Gudbauer Alan & Ethel US Army Connie Gudbauer
Inter Organization Council James Baker
Betty Kettle Marie & Norbie Krawczyk Judy Moriwaki
Milwaukee Bay View Lions Club Lyn Graziano
Kenneth S Ricciardi USMC Vietnam Kenneth Ricciardi
William M Schlemm USMC Donald Schlemm
Bernard E Speranza LTJG USCG Robert Schlemm
   



Greg Roth
1st Vice Commander
Phone 414-482-2256
email: gmsroth@sbcglobal.net

 


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American Legion
George Washington Bay View Post 180
Milwaukee WI 53207
PO Box 70695
1-262-666-1002


 

 

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