What’s Being Done for Veterans in Fond du Lac?


Monday Morning

We had 19 members at our Monday meeting back at the Retlaw along with four guests; our speaker Sandra Smet, Melissa Hildebrand a nursing student from MPTC, Stephanie Remillard, Library Director from the Campbellsport Public Library and Paula Thalacker from the Noon Club.  Paula was selling lunch and raffle tickets for the Noon Club’s Grilled Cheese & Chili Lunch on February 19th.  She also talked a little about a possible charter bus to International Convention this summer.  The Young Children’s Priority One Committee made a donation presentation to Stephanie for the 1,000 books before kindergarten program.  Caron Daugherty introduced Melissa to the Club as the recipient of an MPTC/Kiwanis scholarship to go to Jamaica on a service project sponsored by MPTC.   Paula had a Happy Buck for being to our meeting on time and Glen Treml had one because he’s going on vacation.  Vickie Goldapske was the 50/50 Raffle winner on Monday.  She drew the Nine of Hearts, a non-winner.  Next week’s drawing will have 50 cards, including eight pay cards, and a pot of at least $17.

Sandra Smet, American Legion Trier Puddy Post 75 

Since their charter in 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, they continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community.  Their mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in their preamble.

A Women’s Auxiliary of Batavia Post 504 was formed on November 10, 1921. The Legion has every reason to be proud of its Auxiliary, which gained statewide recognition because of its programs of service. Auxiliary members are always anxious and willing to cooperate in every Legion activity.

Sandra talked about her personal experiences as a veteran’s spouse and all the help they need.  She also talked about the Badger Girl’s State that their Auxiliary sponsors every year and to which our Club regularly donates to.