District 8
Formalized 2.10.08


  • District 8 Posts
  • Marathon County
  • 4 - Athens
  • 10 - Wausau
  • 266 - Colby
  • 358 - Unity
  • 393 - Edgar
  • 469 - Marathon
  • 471 - Hatley
  • 492 - Rothschild
  • Portage County
  • 6 - Stevens Point
  • 22 - Amherst
  • 339 - Almond
  • 509 - Rosholt
  • 533 - Bancroft
  • 543 - Plover
  • Shawano &
    Menomonie County
  • 117- Shawano
  • 217 - Bonduel
  • 239 - Tigerton
  • 287 - Mattoon
  • 341 - Birnamwood
  • 390 - Gresham
  • 392 - Cecil
  • 414 - Bowler
  • 456 - Caroline
  • 497 - Keshena
  • 502 - Wittenberg
  • Waupaca County
  • 14 - Iola
  • 63 - Clintonville
  • 161 - King
  • 176 - Weyauwega
  • 198 - Marion
  • 226 - Manawa
  • 263 - New London
  • 391 - Fremont
  • Waushara County
  • 163 - Dakota
  • 317 - Wautoma
  • 343 - Hancock
  • 370 - Wild Rose
  • Wood County
  • 9 - Wisconsin Rapids
  • 54 - Marshfield
  • 153 - Pittsville
  • 322 - Babcock
  • 442 - Wisconsin Rapids
  • 468 - Milladore
  • 475 - Arpin
  • 485 - Rudolph
  • 520 - Vesper
ALRA of Wisconsin District 8 Officers
President Ray McSherry
Vice-President David Hahn
Treasurer Dave Rasmussen
Secretary Evelyn McSherry
Chaplain Jim Kieper
Chaplain Jim Winkels
Sergeant-at-Arms Ken Purdy
Sergeant-at-Arms Jack Greenwood
Historian Sally Winkels
Road Captain Wayne Hansen
Road Captain Pat Kulas
Road Captain Robert West
Membership Evelyn McSherry


Visit to Middle East Conflict Wall
Several District 8 Members rode to Marseilles IL in September to visit the Middle East Conflict Wall. Thunder Roads magazine took this picture of Jim Winkels' bike. You can see the Legion Rider banner on the windshield.
Duty Honor America Tour Escort - June 9, 2011

Reorganization of District 8, Rosholt - October 9, 2010
Thank you to all who attended the ALRA Reorganization of District 8 meeting in Rosholt today, and congratulations to all the newly elected officers. It was a terrific turnout. (Maybe the weather had something to do with it). Bob Lloyd, State President, conducted the meeting and the elections. I would also like to thank all the state officers, and members of other districts for their support.

President: Ray McSherry
Vice President: Frank Johnson
Treasurer: Tom Sachs
Secretary: Evelyn McSherry
Chaplain: Marty Czarnecki
Sgt at Arms: Ken Purdy
Sgt at Arms: Geoff Brand
Historian: Evelyn McSherry
Road Captain: Wayne Hansen
Road Captain: Ryan Forbey



Wild Rose Days Parade 2010 - Wild Rose

Wild Rose Parade - July 20, 2008
The ALRA of Wisconsin, District 8 organizational meeting took place on Sunday, February 10th, 2008 at 1300 hours at the Elefson-Zeuske American Legion Post 117, in Shawano, WI. There were five District 8 members present, 3 State Officers, one member from the Milwaukee District and one guest. President Roy Helms was present to officiate the inaugural meeting and conduct the swearing-in ceremonies of the new officers of District 8. Other State Officers present were Nancy Helms, Historian and Ray Pasbrig, Vice President. Congrats to Dale Vannes and the members for stepping forward to make District 8 a reality. The Shawano Post Commander, Bob Hoffman “The Hoff” was present and had the following comments: “I view today’s ALRA meeting as another win-win for the American Legion in District 8 and the Dept. of Wisconsin. I foresee many “baby-boomers” and new veterans becoming members of the American Legion Family through their involvement with the ALRA.