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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 LEGIONNAIRE
VETERANS SERVICING VETERANS
AND THE COMMUNITY

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

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Finance Officer 2021

From the Commander

Editoral

Second Vice Commander

Third Vice Commander

Commander of SAL

Service Officer

Thanksgiving Prayer

Veteran's Day Prayer

Obituary


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

Thank You!

FINANCE OFFICER

 

Finance Officer

As approved by Post 180 membership, we have opened a new investment fund through BMO Harris Bank. It is a conservative fund with a mix of approximately 80-90% bonds and fixed instruments, and 10-20% equities. This fund replaces our money market investments that are paying, for the foreseeable future, .15 to .45%, a rate below the level of inflation. We currently have three BMO Harris funds and the plan is to retain two: the conservative fund and a balanced fund. The balanced fund consists of 40-50% fixed instruments and bonds, and 50-60% equities. We continue to hold a substantial gain on these investments.

Regarding our current fiscal year budget, we are at or below budget in all income and expense categories. The biggest budget outlier is Meeting Expense. We are well below budget in this category for obvious reasons. For the same reason, Adds and Web Income are also well below budget. Income for these categories is derived from advertisers in the Informed Legionnaire and Post 180 Website and is used to offset the expense of distributing the newsletter and manage the website. We are always looking for new advertisers, so if you know a business or other party interested in placing an add please forward this information to Charlie Cortte, Editor.

A Veterans Day remembrance program and limited social were held November 11th 2020 at On The Clock Bar and Grill. Planning included appropriate social distancing. As anticipated, attendance was limited but I think those in attendance appreciated the effort to remember service to country. A table with appropriate appointments was set aside for our MIA/POW's as a gesture of respect and inclusion to those individuals.

Because of the current health situation, it looks like we will be meeting via teleconferences for the next few months. There is no General Membership meeting in January, but the February meeting, and in all likelihood March, will not be in person meetings. In the interim we continue to conduct post business via teleconferences, including decisions to donate to various worthy organizations.

Gregory Roth
Finance Officer
gmsroth@sbcglobal.net

414-482-2256

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FROM THE COMMANDER

100 Years

To ALL of the Family Members of our George Washington Bay View American Legion Post 180

As 2020 comes to a close I am sure you all will agree it has had its challenges. However, let us again pray for those who have passed, for those who have been effected either with health concerns or financial hardships, and let us also always remember those who have served, all who are severing along with their families.

As most of you know because of the Covid restrictions we have been meeting via teleconference. Until further notice all Business meetings will be held in this fashion. Our regular Post General Business Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month.

Any Post Member is encouraged to join our meeting teleconferences by following the instructions below:

DATE: EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH

TIME: START CALLING IN AT 1840 (6:40PM)

MEETINGS WILL START AT 1900 (7PM)

CALL THIS NUMBER: 1-978-990-5000

ACCESS CODE: WHEN ASKED ENTER 866464 (ACCESS CODE)

IF YOU CANNOT CONNECT PLEASE CONTINUE TO TRY.

Please feel free to join us. When and if we will meet again in person at On the Clock, please check our website and or this newsletter for further updates.

On a sad note, please join me in offering our condolences to Paul Wood and his family in the passing of his wife Trish. She was very active in the Auxiliary and will be sorely missed.

I trust all had a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Holidays to all.

Yours in Service to our Veterans, Post 180, Community, State, and Nation,

Commander: Robert Gregory Schlemm PC

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EDITORAL


FROM THE EDITOR

If you have a question or comment about American Legion policies or benefits feel free. If you have some interesting story or experience serving your country that you want to share with the members.

Respectfully,

Charlie Corttec@aol.com | Editor-in-Chief | Still Serving America

 

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2nd FIRST VICE COMMANDER 

American Legion George Washington Bay View Post 180

Happy Autumn

 

Fellow Legionaries, SAL, and Aux members,

It is that time of year again. Veterans Day is just around the corner. It was decided upon during our last meeting to host a gathering at On The Clock, Veterans Day Wednesday November 11, 2020. Starting at 6pm cocktails (two per person and dinner on the Post) and dinner to follow.

Hope to see you there.

1st Vice Commander
Pete Stanich, PC
262-899-2123
pestanexsf@yahoo.com

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3rd VICE COMMANDER

 

PoppyWe had a short Poppy Distribution period, of three days, in early August where we collected $370.00. When we combined that with our mailed in donations of $1,426.00 we had a total of $1,796. We ended up with a profi t of $909.00 after we paid our expenses. I will be ordering 1,200 Poppies in November which will bring our total on hand to 4,000 poppies that hopefully we will be able to distribute next May.

Enjoy the upcoming holidays and stay safe.

 

 

San Countryman
3rd Vice Commander Post 180

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COMMANDER OF SAL


Fellow Members of Post 180,

Hoping that all is well with you as we struggle through these very trying times. Just a reminder that your SAL dues are now due. Please contact Bob Wood at 414-315-8125. My wish is for all of you to have a blessed Thanksgiving a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Respectfully yours,

Tony Fluder | SAL Commander

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SERVICE OFFICER & CHAPLIN

 

Greetings,

I am happy to report that as of October 14, 2020, I can report that I have not been made aware of the passing of any members from the pandemic caused by Covid 19.

Though the Legion Post 180 membership has not shown a negative decline this month, and in the recent past we have seen a decline in membership. Please keep in mind if you learn of a Veteran that is interested in joining the American Legion, the doors are wide open the restrictions have been lifted as to the when and where they fought. Those veterans can join any American Legion Post, since the rules have been changed any veteran in good standing in good discharge from the service is eligible to join and become an American Legion member and what a better way to be your own recruiter and have them join our Legion Post.

In closing please be safe, healthy, and happy Veterans Day, Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas, God Bless you and your American Legion Family.

Respectfully,

Steve Wesolowski

Service Officer and George Washington Bay View Post 180 American Legion Chaplain

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THANKSGIVING PRAYER



Our Father, we come to You as Your children, to offer our adoration and thanksgiving. We ask Your blessing upon our country and all our fellow citizens. In particular we beg Your blessing for The American legion, Son`s of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary; may we serve You and our fellow men and women in faith and charity. Keep us grateful as a nation for the blessing that are ours. Preserve in our hearts the appreciation of Your gifts that inspired our forefathers to set aside a special day of Thanksgiving and may we ever mindful of Your goodness and kindness. Amen

Charles Cortte & Steve Wesolowski
Chaplains

 

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VETERAN'S DAY PRAYER

 

November 11th O God, Eternal Father and Everlasting one of heaven and earth, we render You acknowledgment of Your supreme dominion over us and gratitude for Your paternal solicitude and watchfulness. As we gather here in humble recognition of Your divine providence, we beseech You to usher into our world of confusion and doubt the peace and tranquility which alone can come from You.

Bless and protect our nation. Be merciful to our honored dead the memory of whose valor, courage and heroism inspires us to noble action and to eternal vigilance in the preservation of our priceless liberty and of our inalienable rights to enduring happiness. Guide and direct our minds to a thorough understanding of our duties to You, to our country, and one another. Awaken in our hearts the desire and the will to accomplish the ideals for which this nation exists so that out of our determination and endeavor there may emerge a better world - a world founded upon faith and understanding , a world dedicated to preserving the individual rights and dignity of man, a world of tolerance and justice, a world intent on loving and serving You, our Lord and Master.
Amen.

Charlie Cortte Chaplain

 

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OBITUARY

 

Post Everlasting

O God of all our yesterdays, our today's, and tomorrows we pause together in the quietness of remembrance to linger in thought over these American Legion Family Members whose name has rung out in our hearing as one who has transferred from our ranks to Post Everlasting. Short 2 months ago they stood before us. We laughed with them labored and lived out a portion of our lives in a common cause. They contributed in some fashion, large and small, to what we all were when and who were they in our midst. We have not been untouched by what they did and who they were. In such a moment as this, we are keenly aware of Your own everlasting presence, and as we only remaining link with our God and King, we salute You and commend them to You with trust and expectation in Jesus name. Amen.

Thiery May Cortte
(Womens Auxiliary Chaplain) | (Wife of Past Commander Charlie Cortte)

 

Marcella Majewski

 

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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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