Greendale American Legion Post 416   6351 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI  53129  Pho: 414-421-3371
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This page was last updated: April 16, 2015
Notice: Our next "General Membership" meeting is on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm. 
(The General Membership meets the 
3rd Thursday of every month)
(No meeting in July or August)
Thank you for visiting us!

Notice: Our Firing Squad will be meeting in the Legion Hall on Thursday, May 14th at 7:00pm.
(Meets the 2nd Thursday of every other month except no meeting is held in July or August. Instead, we meet in May and June, then take the summer off)
Our Meeting Schedule!
Notice: Our Executive Committee will meet in the Squad Bay at the post on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00pm.
(Always meets the 1st Thursday of every month)

IMPORTANT DATES IN APRIL 2015

1st    Vietnam Vets Meeting 6:30pm

2nd   Executive Board Meeting 7:00pm

2nd   ​MCL - Badger Detachment Meeting
         7:30pm

5th    Happy Easter - No Bingo        

7th    Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45 for
         Firing Squad

9th    National Membership Drive Post 416
         10:00am - 4:00pm

9th    SAL Meeting 7:00pm

10th  National Membership Drive Post 416
         10:00am - 4:00pm

12th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         40/8 

14th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
          Firing Squad

15th   4th District Meeting 7:30pm at 
          Post 120, 6922 W Orchard Street

16th   General Membership Meeting       
          7:00pm

19th   Bingo Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
          Firing Squad 

21st   Bingo Memorial Hall 9:45am for
          Firing Squad

21st   DAV Meeting 3:00pm

26th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
          Post 416

27th   VFW Meeting 6:30pm

28th   Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
          Firing Squad

28th   40/8 Meeting 7:00pm Squad Room


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Located at 6351 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI 53129
Call 414-421-3371.
Special Meeting of Greendale Electorate Coming Up On April 28. Also, don't miss THIS gathering to happen on April 18!

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For more on the 
Greendale Veterans Memorial go to:
 www.Greendaleveteransmemorial.org
The American Legion Welcomes 
Post #1881 in Wisconsin!
Meet The
Concordia University American Legion Post 1881
Bob Shappell, State Commander - Department of Wisconsin 
Denise H. Rohan, Past State Commander - Department of Wisconsin
and Candidate for National Commander of The American Legion
Members of The American Legion Post 1881 and Dignitaries
Gretchen Jameson, Vice President University Affairs
Edwardo M. Garza, Jr., Director of Veteran Services - Concordia University and Post Commander, Concordia University Post #1881
Keith Collins, Football Coach - Concordia University and Member of Post 288
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State Commander, Bob Shappell, conducting the formal installation of this brand new post, its Commander and its members.
April 1, 2015 was no ordinary day on the calendar for Concordia University's American Legion Post 1881 in Mequon, Wisconsin. The Luptak Terrace Room at this University was packed with attendees from all over Wisconsin to witness the installation of this new post. It is the only one of its kind sponsored by and within a major university. So appropriate it is for The American Legion and Wisconsin's Concordia University to team up for the benefit of educating of our students. Our motto for both institutions is, "For God and Country," and God always comes first! Veteran students wanting to take advantage of their well-earned benefits now have The American Legion and University right there to help and support them every step of the way.   

On this truly exceptional day, Concordia University Post 1881 has become a bona fide part of the 511 American Legion posts found in Wisconsin. "There are now more American Legion Posts in this state than there are McDonald's restaurants," said Commander Bob Shappell as he gave his motivational speech that evening. You could feel the electricity in the atmosphere as his talk reached its final crescendo...the Installation itself.  Thank you Bob and a big "thank you" goes out to Concordia University for making all of this possible! We look forward to successfully working with you to help every veteran student we can.
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IMPORTANT DATES
IN MAY 2015

3rd    Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Firing Squad

5th    Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

6th    Vietnam Veterans Meeting 6:30pm

7th    Executive Board Meeting 7:00pm

7th    MCL Badger Detachment Meeting 
         7:30pm

10th  Mother's Day - No Bingo

12th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

14th  Firing Squad Meeting 7:00pm

14th  SAL Meeting 7:30pm

17th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Post 416

19th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad 

19th  DAV Meeting 3:00pm

20th  4th District Meeting 7:00pm Post 537
         at 92nd and Beloit Road

21st  General Membership Meeting 
         7:00pm

24th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Post 416

25th  Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast 
         8:00am to noon - Memorial Services
         and Parade

26th  Bingo in Memorial Hall 9:45am for
         Firing Squad

31st  Bingo in Memorial Hall 6:00pm for
         Post 416
NOTICE!
The Color Guard
Congratulations Tim Baranzyk!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015: 
At 8:30pm this evening at Tanner-Paull Post 120 in West Allis, Tim Baranzyk was unanimously voted in as the 2nd Vice Commander for the 4th District in the State of Wisconsin. Tim Baranzyk, who is also the Post Commander for Greendale American Legion Post 416, has been moving successfully through the chairs at the District level. It is an honor to know that he has filled this position. Thank you Tim!

The new officers for the 4th District of the Department of Wisconsin are:

Mark Sandow, District Commander
Ray Pasbrig, 1st Vice Commander
Tim Baranzyk, 2nd Vice Commander
John W Edelblute IV, 3rd Vice Commander
Linda Pfeiffer, 4th Vice Commander
David Pier, Adjutant

Each of these positions calls for a high degree of knowledge, experience, responsible leadership, and personal dedication toward excellence within The American Legion. They are the professional faces placed upon all the great posts they represent. They wholeheartedly dedicate themselves to the greater good of The American Legion and every veteran. We respect, congratulate and support each of these officers as they help to move the Mighty Fourth forward during their term of 2015-2016. Thank you!
Commander Baranzyk talks about help for veterans at the 4th District meeting on April 15th. Tim talked about a small plastic coated card about the size of a business card that has been available for distribution at many of the posts. On the front of the card it says Emergency Contact Information. On the back side it says Important Points of Contact. The purpose of the card is to provide veterans with special support in the event of life threatening situations such as where suicide is being considered. It also provides information for the homeless or veterans and families who are at risk of being homeless. 

"When you're sitting back at home one night watching TV around 10:30 or 11:00 and the phone rings from someone in trouble, it'll change the whole rest of your night" Tim said. "The American Legion does way more than people think and we should be proud of that" he continued. He said that while it would be inappropriate to talk about any one particular person, the fact is we are there for every veteran. "That's what we do!" he said.

For more information on what is on the card, it says to call 911 if a person is in a life threatening situation. The Veteran's Crisis Line is open 24/7/365 at 1-800-273-8255, press 1. You can also reach them at http://veteranscrisisline.net or you can text them at 838255. It's that simple! For the Homeless or at Risk of Being Homeless, call 414-384-2000, extension 43583.

Other Important Points of Contact:

Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office
414-266-1234 or 414-266-1235

Racine County Veterans Service Office
262-638-6667

Waukesha County Veterans Service Office
262-548-7732

Other County Veteran Services Offices (CVSO)
Online at http://www.wicvso.org/your_cvso.htm

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