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George Washington Bay View Post 180
2860 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Bay View, Wisconsin 53207
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July 2018 George Washington Bay View Post #180
2860 South Kinnickinnic Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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



American Legion George Washington Bay View Post 180

Hello All,
I hope you are enjoying the summer and the warmer weather. A special thanks to all those who participated in our Memorial Day Ceremony. The food was excellent and all the effort was really appreciated. A special nod to those who helped put out flags for our fallen heroes as well. They worked with the Young Marines and Boy scouts to remind us all of the real reason for the holiday.

Poppy sales was again a huge success. San and Charlie have the system down, and the volunteers who put in the hours really made a difference. We'll have excellent opportunities to support more worthwhile causes
this year, thanks again gentlemen.

The sale of our Post building continues. You may have heard that our first buyer did not work out, but we have since accepted another offer and currently anticipate a closing date in late July. Another group of volunteers (many repeat offenders!) helped clear out the attic as well as other places to get rid of a lot of "stuff'. More stuff remains however, and the house committee will be working on different ways to get rid of it before we finally close the doors. If you or someone you know needs metal folding chairs, let us know!!!

A special note of thanks goes out to Paul Wood and Curtis Nunn for mowing and trimming the Post lawn these past couple weeks. All this rain and sun has made it a demanding task, and those two have given a lot of time and sweat, thanks men!

Remember that there are no general membership meetings in July or August (perfect timing as we'll hopefully be moving then). The plan is to have a new meeting place established by the next news letter, so look for that come the fall!

Enjoy summer in Wisconsin all.

-lan Nunn



American Legion George Washington Bay View Post 180

Dues notices for the 2019 membership year will soon be in the mail. Members with annual memberships will begin receiving a payment notice via regular mail regarding annual dues payment after July 1 2018. 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.
The sale or our current Memorial Building is moving forward. An offer has been accepted and a tentative closing date is set for July 31st 2018. The question now is what do we do next? I have proposed that we acquire a new, but smaller property, and close the facility to the public. A smaller property open to members only will have a much lower operating cost than our current property. Such a plan will succeed if two conditions are met: operating expenses must be paid through investment earnings on the principal acquired from the sale of our current property, and additional members must step forward to help operate a new facility. It would appear we may have sufficient investment earnings. The larger question is do we have enough members interested in operating a new property? You need to make your wishes known. Please plan on attending the September 4th 2018 General Membership meeting. You may also contact me directly if that is convenient for you.

Once again Post 180 sponsored distribution of flags for Memorial Day at Sacred Heart, St Adlabert and Holy Trinity Cemeteries. Flags were distributed on Saturday May 26th and a number of Post 180 members, Boy Scout Troop 208 from St Veronica Church, and the Milwaukee detachment of the Young Marines participated. Thanks to all you helped honor our fallen comrades.

A seNice recognition ceremony for Vietnam veterans was held at the Coast Guard Station on South Lincoln Memorial Drive on Thursday May 31 51. A number of Post members attended, including your author. The event was sponsored by the Coast Guard, and I think those attending found it quite thoughtful. The Coast Guard Station Commander and Executive Officer addressed the group and each attendee received a pin and commemoration certificate singed by the President for the 501h Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Gregory Roth, PC
1st Vice Commander



It is with sorrow that I advise you, the membership, of the passing of another member. On 2 Jun 18 Tony Paniagua was summoned by the Supreme Commander. Tony will be maintaining a presence at the gates of Post Everlasting until he is relieved by another Legionnaire.

It was pleasing to know of all the beneficial things Tony did throughout his short 52 year life span. His Armymilitary seNice of 18 years, his affiliation with his church to become a deacon and his leadership in his years guiding various scouts in his scouting troops all had positive benefits on those individuals that he had contact with.

Tony's immediate family suffers as well as our Post 180 Legion family. Our Legion membership wishes the best to his personal family and his friends.

Let us remember that even though Tony is not physically amongst us he will NEVER be forgotten.

Steve Wesolowski - Chairperson
American Legion Post Service Officer





 Happy Summer to All!

I hope you are enjoying the crazy weather!

Two girls from St. Francis High School left for Badger Girls State, hope they have a good time, hopefully we will hear from them when they return.

I have sent reminders to those of you who haven't paid your dues for 2018. If there is a problem please call me.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and remember to come to the next meeting on September the 4th, we need your input.

Shirley Wood PP
Membership Chair





Fellow Members of Post #180

The SAL will hold its annual luncheon on Sunday July 15th. We will start the festivities at 12:30 with lunch at 1:00 and the meeting to follow. All Legion family members are welcome to attend.

If you are interested in attending please see the flier included in this newsletter. We will be electing officers as well as distributing the proceeds from our Bowling tournament. I hope to see a lot of you there. You can also pay your dues at that time.


Tony Fluder
SAL Commander


For additional Information, contact us via email at
or by regular mail at 2860 S Kinnickinnic Ave,
(Attention Fund Raising Committee), Milwaukee, WI 53207. 

Greg Roth


American Legion
George Washington Bay View Post 180
2860 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
Bay View, Wisconsin 53207



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