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 Bill McMurray or George Bruder 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 1000-1600hrs, Monday, 5 Jun 23 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 7 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
From the Desk of the Commander
12 May 23
I hope everyone is doing fine today and enjoying the summer weather that has finally arrived! Things are going well at the Legion and we continue to enjoy the support of our members, employees, volunteers and visitors!! Many thanks to all!!!
2023 Post Legion elections are complete with the following results:
Commander Mark Young
1st Vice Harley Darnell
2nd Vice Jason Lucas
Finance Frank Hones
Adjutant Greg Bone
Executive Committee Brad Klein
Executive Committee Paul Albrecht
Executive Committee Dave Moore ( He was appointed to replace Jason Lucas's position on the EC.)
Service Officer Mark Brown
Both the Chaplin and Historian positions remain open as no canidates were nominated. If anyone would like to fill these positions please notify me as I can appoint you.
Congratulations to all and I expect good things to happen over the next year.
We are coming up on Memorial Day and we are ready to go. All coordination has been done with the Village and I am in the process of writing my speech. General scheme of maneuver:
0730-0930hrs Legion will be open for breakfast.
0930-1000hrs Participants move to starting positions.
1000hrs Honor Guard moves to post in front of the Memorial
1010hrs Commander Speech
1025hrs Honor Guard preforms Flag Ceremony/21 Gun/Taps
1035hrs Honor Guard returns to Post.
1040hrs Parade commences.
As always, all Veteran's will receive two free drinks at the Post.
Remember to check our calendar as it is somewhat fluid at times as last minute changes occur. Some of the big things coming up are:
2. The Auxiliary Cash Bash on 13 May a 1700hrs. Stop by the Post and pick up your tickets!
3. Poppy Days from 18-20 May
4. Memorial Day Parade on 29 May
Current membership sits at 1544.
Remember Sunday Post hours change to 1000-1600hrs after Memorial Day.
From the President of the Auxiliary:
Hi Legion Family,
We have lots of exciting events & projects happening at The Post. Stop in & check them out or take a look at the home page. Our Commander summed it all up.
Our Auxiliary Meeting takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 6 PM. This is a great way to get informed and involved. Be a part of something great!!!
We apericate everyone’s continued love and support. We are The Legion! Be The Legion!
President: Jodi Wilber
Vice President: Margaret Bol
Treasurer/Membership: Lori Booth
Secretary: Brenda Schultz
Sergeant at Arms: Connie Pilaczynski
Historian: Vicky Carpentar & Sandy Brazynetz
Youth Chairman: Jodi Wilber
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.
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
5 Jun 23
Outside-Ralph Long 517-474-7095
Inside-Jodi Wilber 517-395-7081
Hunter's Gun Raffle
14 Oct 23
Mark Oscar 734-845-2369
Kenny Lausch 517-499-6386
Up Coming Events
May 13 Auxiliary Cash Bash 1900-2300hrs
May 20 Fools Fait Band 1900-2300hrs
May 27 Medusa Band 1900-2300hrs
July 8 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner August 19 Legion Golf Scramble 0900-!700hrs
August 19 Metros Band 1900-2300hrs
September 16 Metros Band 1900-2300hrs
September 30 Medusa Band 1900-2300hrs
October 14 Hunter's Gun Raffle (Post Closed) 1700--UC
November 10 Marine Corp Birthday 1800-UC
November 11 Veteran's Day Open House 1100-2100hrs
November 18 Lead Foot Band 1900-2300hrs
November 25 Blues Festival 1800-2300hrs
December 2 Post Christmas Party 1700-2400hrs
December 9 Childrens Christmas Party 1300-1500hrs
December 25 Christmas (Post Closed ) All Day
December 31 Post New Year's Party 1800-2400hrs