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Lady Rider of the Year

Congratulations to Kathleen Cook of District 4/5!
Kathleen was presented the Baby Doll Memorial "Lady Rider of the Year" Award
at the ALRA Quarterly meeting held February 6, 2016 at Post 355 in Grafton.
Award committee chair Al Richards made the presentation.

Operation Badger Base, August 11 - 14, 2016
OBB logo
The Operation Badger Base Commemoration will honor all US Military veterans from World War II to present.
Currently, living war veterans range in age from the 100's to late teens or early 20's.
Each era of veterans need our thank you, support, and recognition.

In particular, help us honor the service of nearly 1,200,000 military personnel that served in the Vietnam War between 1965 and 1975.
In 2016, an event marking the 50th anniversary of the war will be held at Harley-Davidson of Madison, Wisconsin.

The four day event will feature Madison's first installation of "The Wall that Heals", a 1/2 scale replica of
the Vietnam Wall Memorial in Washington, DC, an American Legion motorcycle escort of the wall as it travels to Madison,
live entertainment, and Veteran information.

Operation Badger Base
OBB Lobby Poster
Julie "Rabbit" Lavacek

District 3 member
With Sympathy
October 18, 1955- October 5, 2015

Obituary of Martin "Marty" Czarnecki
Thursday September 17th services
Martin "Marty" Czarnecki

Winners of Department Convention Raffle
Proceeds benefit the Legacy Scholarship Fund

Carved Eagle winner Legionnaire Paul Chmielewski from Glendale WI

Harley Quilt winner Craig Knudson from Wausau WI

Wreaths Across America Fundraiser

James R O'Loughlin

Elections May 2, 2015
Congratulations to our new State officers:
President -- Ray McSherry
Vice-President -- Gary Hess
Treasurer -- Donna Wilhelms
Secretary -- Evelyn McSherry
Chaplain -- Ricoh Oberst
Sergeant-at-Arms -- Jim Schendel
Historian -- Nancy Helms
Road Captain -- Joyce Jansen
Road Captain -- George Vander Zanden
Spirit Run, June 18 - 21, 2015
Spirit Run
Commander Bob Shappell announces his 2015 Spirit Run.
His goal is to raise $59,600.00 this year for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, which equates to $1.00 from every Legionnaire.
It will be a three day, 700 Mile Motor Cycling Event that will begin in Mequon, circling the state, and ending at the 2015 King Day Celebration.
Registration is open! Click picture to register. Proceeds benefit the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.
Veteran Escort to the Highground
When: Thursday September 11, 2014
Where: Portage to Neillsville
Meet: 8:00 AM at VFW Post, 215 Collins St., behind Walgreens in Portage
The bus will leave no later than 8:30 AM.

The Legion Riders have been requested to escort a coach transporting 57 aging veterans from Portage
to the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville. These veterans are from the WWII, Korea, and Vietnam eras
as well as peace time. This is their first trip to the Highground.
They are hoping to arrive about 11:00 AM and will have a brief program and a catered lunch.
The Legion Riders participating are invited to stay for lunch at no charge.

Save the date and we will see you in Portage on September 11, 2014.
Mid-Winter Raffle Winner

President Bob Lloyd congratulates Jim Johnson of Port Washington, winner of the carved eagle raffle at Mid-Winter.
Jim Johnson is the Commander of Post 82 and a District 2 American Legion Rider.
Special thanks to Ray & Evelyn McSherry from District 8 for supplying the eagle carving.
All proceeds from this raffle are going to support "Rhino's Run" for the Legacy Scholarship Foundation.
Rhino's Run, July 14 - 16, 2014
Rhino's Run
Registration is open! Click picture to register. Proceeds benefit the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.
Wreaths Across America at King, December 14, 2013

Over 1300 wreaths were laid on the graves at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery at King.
Ride to Camp American Legion

We raised over $12,600 for the new chapel at Camp. Lunch and camaraderie was great!
Legacy Run Sweekstakes Winners
List of Winners

The leadership of the Legion Family for the coming year

Virginians - Group E - 2010 Legacy Run, Arrival in Milwaukee, WI
Elections May 4, 2013
Congratulations to our new State officers:
President -- Bob Lloyd
Vice-President -- Ray McSherry
Treasurer -- Donna Wilhelms
Secretary -- Evelyn McSherry
Chaplain -- Mike Peters
Sergeant-at-Arms -- Jim Schendel
Historian -- Donna Wilhelms
Road Captain -- Dana Smith
Road Captain -- Bob Lemke

Legacy Run 2012
Wisconsin American Legion Riders participated in the 2012 Legacy Run.

The group left Legion Post 11 in Green Bay on Saturday August 18 and arrived in New York Monday August 20.
The Legacy Run began Tuesday morning August 21 for the three day run to Indianapolis ending with a ride
around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday August 23 completing the 2,000 mile trip.

Gold Star Father Matt Unger took leave from duty in Afghanistan to come ride with us on the 1250 miles across Michigan's
upper penninsula and through Canada to Niagara Falls NY where the Legacy Run started.
We then rode 750 miles to Indianapolis. Past National Commander Tom Cadmus also joined us in Michigan.

Wisconsin turned in $11,880.98 as part of the $722,774.01 total collected for the Legacy Scholarship Fund.

Pictured left to right are: State President Bob Lloyd D3, Mike & Bobbi Buxbaum D3, NEC man Dave & Donna Gough D3,
Todd Nofsinger & Kristen Schmitz D3, Dept. Vice Cmdr. Ken & Ann Rynes D3, Ken & Vicki McCauley D3, Steve Dubois D12 President,
Kerry & Sheila Melby D3, Bob "Radar" Louis D3, Bob Lemke D9, Gold Star Father Matt Unger, John Wolfe D9,
SAL Detachment Commander Steve Meyer D3, John Jacque D2.