AMERICAN LEGION WILBER-BARTLETT POST 315
To enhance the well- being of America's Veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
The bartenders do not handle Membership!
If you need help with your Membership, please call your Unit rep. That is Greg Bone for Legion, Lori Booth for Auxiliary and Keith Schultz for the S.A.L. Go to the Contact page for their phone number or the phone number of the Unit commander to get help.
Come help us clean the Legion!!!
We will be at the Post 1000-1500hrs, Monday, 5 Feb 24 to give the inside a good G.I party and clean up the outside. If you can stop and help, please do!!!
What we do here!!!
The Honor Guard has done 48 event s this year.
Veteran Pinning Ceremony
Columbia Schools Cash Bash
3000 Eggs for Community Easter Egg Hunt.
$300 Brooklyn Fire Dpt. Fire Pups Training
Four $1000 Scholarships Awarded
Memorial Day two free drinks for Veterans.
Flags for Napoleon Schools
$100 Knight of Columbus
$3000 Voluneer Appreciation Dinner
$100 Brooklyn Moose
$100 Lenawee County Sheriffs
$80 Shipping Deployed Vet
Veteran Day two free drinks for Veterans
$3500 Kid's Christmas Party
$2000 Membership Giving
$2000 Brooklyn Food Pantry
From the Desk of the Commander
23 Feb 24
The Officers and Executive Committee both need your help. Post 315 has really come together over the past 5 years. Our membership is high, our events and fundraising are successful, and the membership seems to be happy. To continue down the path we are on requires good leadership and new ideas. We are holding elections across all 4 Units starting with nominations in March/April and voting in May. I am not sure of the other three Units By-Laws, but the Legion Officers take over 1 Jun. All Legion officer positions are up for grabs, but we have special needs at several of them.
Finance Officer: The best person for this position will have some type of financial background as an accountant or a business/project manager type but this does not preclude anyone from doing this position. There is nothing that is difficult about it and you have a bookkeeper that works for you to assist. Other jobs that the Finance Officer does are all licenses from the State to include raffles and liquor. We could sure use some help here.
Adjutant Officer: Our current Adjutant Greg Bone may be leaving as his wife and him are interested in doing some travel. He is not sure yet but if he does, that is another position that is vital. Most of his duties involve membership and meeting minute notes.
Along with these, the others are:
Judge Advocate (currently vacant)
Chaplin (currently vacant)
Post Historian (currently vacant)
Please, we need help, and you could be that person that continues to make this Legion great!!!!
Seems like I always fall behind on updating this page and the others so I think that the first order of business is to see if anyone would like to volunteer to run the Web Site for us. Not hard to do and you can do it from home! Anybody interested please call me at 517-817-6247.
Queen of Hearts IV is doing very well. We are well ahead of the pace of QH I and are looking forward to widening the delta between the two as we move forward. Originally this was set up as a 6 Legion drawing, but 1 Legion dropped out approximately 3 weeks before the start and we have been looking for a 6th legion for this whole time. Every time we thought we had another it fell out, but we have now gotten our 6th Legion which is Post 557 out of Dexter. To those who not aware of how we divvy up the funds at the end, it is by percentage of ticket sales. Since Dexter has not sold any tickets yet, they have no claim on any current funds and will only have a claim once they sell. They are currently observing this week and hope to sell starting Sunday the 25th.to my knowledge, this is the first time that this many Legions have participated in a fund raising event.
Up Coming Events
February 24 Columbia Schools Cash Bash 1900-2300hrs
March 2 Act III Band 1900-2300hrs
March 9 Guys and Dolls 1700-2300hrs
March 16 48 & 8 Cheminot 0900-1900hrs
March 16 Fools Fait Band 1900-2300hrs
March 23 Danny M Gun Raffle (Post Closed) 1700-2300hrs
March 30 Big Nasty Band 1900-2300hrs
April 6 Flyte Band 1900-2300hrs
April 13 Guys and Dolls 1700-2300hrs
April 20 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 1800-2200hrs
April 27 Clark Lake Cash Bash 1700-2300hrs
May 4 Guys and Dolls 1700-2300hrs
May 11 Auxiliary Cash Bash 1700-2300hrs
May16-18 Poppy Days All Day
May 27 Memorial Day All Day
August 17 American Legion Golf Scramble All Day
September 7 Guys and Dolls 1700-2300hrs
September 14 Act III Band 1900-2300hrs
September 21 Flyte Band 1900-2300hrs
October 5 Guys and Dolls 1700-2300hrs
October 12 Hunters Gun Raffle (Post Closed) 1700-2300hrs
October 26 Gruv'n Band 1900-2300hrs
November 2 Guys and Dolls 1700-2300hrs
November 9 Flyte Band 1900-2300hrs
November 10 Marine Corp Birthday 1800-2200hrs
November 11 Veteran's Day All Day
November 16 Big Nasty Band 1900-2300hrs
November 30 Blues Festival 1800-2300hrs
December 7 Post Christmas Party 1700-2300hrs
December 14 Kids Christmas Party 1300-1500hrs
December 31 Post New Years Party 1900-0030hrs
Kenny Lausch 517-499-6386
Bob Stockton 517-206-8972
Building and Grounds
Dave Moore 517-592-6981
Ralph Long 517-474-7095
Queen of Hearts
Denny Vescilius 517-605-6561 Joann Kay 517-250-0326
Clean the Legion
Outside-Ralph Long 517-474-7095
Inside-Jodi Wilber 517-395-7081
14 Oct 23
Jason Lucas 734-394-8184
Kenny Lausch 517-499-6386
Queen of Hearts Volunteers Needed!!!!
As you know, the Queen of Hearts is a one of our fundraisers for fixing our building. As winter approaches, some of our ticket sellers head south and we are already feeling the pinch. Please help the Legion!!!
Please call Jo Ann Kay at 517-592-9469.
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