2017 07 19 Looking Forward and Back
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Looking Forward and Back

In this issue:

Delegates at our 49th Annual Detachment Convention in Appleton with our own National Vice Commander Micheal L. Lawler (a.k.a. The Green Lantern!)

Meet your new Detachment Officers

Christopher Sherman of Pewaukee Squadron 71 is your 2017-2018 Detachment Commander.  To see the whole team for this coming year, go to www.wisal.org/leadership

Our Goals for 2017-2018

Detachment Commander Sherman outlined our goals for 2017-2018.  These goals are going to require all of us to work together to achieve them.
  • Be 100% in Membership by Veteran's Day
  • 105% Membership total.
  • Retain 85% or more of our current members.
  • Charter or reactivate 5 squadrons
  • Raise $1.00 per member for the Child Welfare Foundation
  • Raise $1.00 per member for the GI Josh Dog Program
  • Continue to support our veterans, and our communities
Commander Sherman has every confidence in us to do this!

Wow, what a year

Together, with just 36 of 100 active squadrons reporting, here is what you did.

You gave 37,255 hours of service to your veterans, your children, to your communities, state, and nation.

You contributed $95,123 of your hard-earned money to your programs.

That produced a combined economic impact value of $994,458!

Give yourselves a huge pat on the back!!

You can see the details of what you accomplished here.


124 awards were earned by 58 different squadrons.
  • 52 squadrons received 100% ribbons.
  • 33 squadrons were 100% prior the Legion Birthday last March.
  • 20 squadrons achieved an all time high in membership.
  • 10 squadrons contributed at least $1.00 per member to the Child Welfare Foundation.
  • 28 more awards were distributed for achievements in our programs.
You can see the full results here.

The Green Lantern

We were blessed to have the Green Lantern at our Convention.  Otherwise known as our very own Michael L. Lawler, National Vice Commander.  Michael brought greetings on behalf of National Commander Jeff Frain.  He told us that On the Knowledge is Power Tour, we need to Be Super Heroes and sign up three American Heroes, our Veterans, to The American Legion.

Mr. Lawler gave us a lesson on how to explain The American Legion in three minutes or less.  He told us about some of his encounters as he traveled the Country, and the impact we have as Sons.  Lastly, he wanted us to consider, what would the world be like if we didn't do what we do.

We may be sons by birth, but we are members of the Sons by choice.

Spread the Word

Knowledge is Power, but it is Powerless if it is not shared.  Forward this newsletter to someone and ask them to be a subscriber by going to www.wisal.org/newsletters
Proud Possessors of a Priceless Heritage

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