Johnston-Blessman Post 38


Appleton American Legion Post 38

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Attention American Legion Family,
This message is a follow-up regarding the American Legion Family contingent in the Appleton Christmas Parade on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
We have great response thus far and are still recruiting more to march with us in the parade. Right now, we have more Auxiliary members than Legionnaires and/or Sons of the American Legion members.
Please consider this great opportunity to highlight Appleton American Legion Post 38 and to show our strength through numbers.
If you need additional information or wish to confirm your attendance, please contact Eric Stadler, Chairperson
Scarlet Guard American Legion Color Guard at 920.450.6907 or email at:
Photo Courtesy of WLUK


In the Spring of 2022, Wisconsin Veterans Village implemented a new program specifically for veterans requiring Physical Therapy. An alternative to invasive surgeries, this program is targeted at helping veterans achieve increased mobility and independence through the application of physical therapy and associated modalities.

Post 38 was fortunate enough to have Stacy Grosnick, visit us and give a short presentation on what services are finally available to veterans at the Wisconsin Veterans Village. Please see the below flyer for information on what Stacey and her team have to offer! 

They take most insurance programs including TriCare and work with the VA's Community Care program for non-VA care and treatment. 




Are you a veteran in need of assistance for your utilities or rent?
If so,  and you reside in the state of Wisconsin, and are in need of energy assistance, rental assistance or water assistance, please contact This organization 
This organization operates in all 72 counties and the 7 tribal lands and is available to all veterans. 


2022 Membership Renewal Campaign

It is that time of the year again, where membership renewal is at the forefront of YOUR American Legion’s tasking. Without your continued support, we are unable to meet the demands of so many veterans requiring our assistance.

Our dedication to fellow veterans did not end with military service. Your membership dues help support programs such as scholarships, veteran outreach, and rehabilitation; advocating with Veterans Affairs; supporting Camp American Legion; and promoting a 100% Americanism and instilling that in today’s youth by various programs such as Legion Baseball.

This year, we have been given the challenge by the National Commander, of attaining a 100% membership enrollment by Veterans Day, November 11, 2022. That gives us less than 30-days of attaining our goal. You can “Be the One” that makes the difference this year.

You can either renew your membership at Post 38 by either dropping off a check or money at the Post; mailing a check to the Post (indicate for membership renewal); or renew online by visiting

Please help us in attaining our goal of 100% enrollment and thank you for being a member of the nation’s largest service organization!



JANUARY 1, 2023 or JANUARY 8, 2023


In an effort to assist Post 38 in its fund-raising, we were graciously donated a total of 4 sets of TWO tickets for the Green Bay Packers.

The 2-sets of 2 tickets are for the Green Bay Packer game against the Minnesota Vikings on January 1, 2023, at 3:25pm.

The second 2-sets of 2 tickets are for the Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Tigers, on January 8, 2023 at 12:00pm.

There is a minimum bid of $50.00. Bids shall be placed in increments of $10.00 or greater. Bids placed with wrong increments will NOT be considered. Bids MAY NOT be erased or scratched off (once you bid it must remain). Please PRINT CLEARLY.

You are bidding to purchase one set of TWO (2) tickets. The winning bidder may purchase two sets of two tickets. If the highest bidder only wants ONE set of tickets, the second highest bidder may purchase the other set at the price of the highest bid.

The winning bidders will be announced after the Army/Navy Game on December 10, 2022.



               Bid for 2-sets of 2 tickets, game January 1, 2023               Bid for 2-sets of 2 tickets, game January 8, 2023


NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2022 @ 7:00pm
New Cash Raffle Total: $2500
Appleton American Legion Post 38 is holding its annual Holiday Cash Raffle. As many of you know, this is a large fund raiser for our Post.
This year, we are setting a lofty goal of $15,000. Let's see if we can't meet or exceed that goal. The funds raised during this event, stay with Post 38 and helps to fund many of our projects and programs.
The same as last year, this will be a 25%, 15%, and 10% winning lottery. Each ticket purchased, Ticket prices are the same as last year- one ticket for $5.00 or five for $20.00.
Tickets can be purchased at Post 38; any Post 38 Legionnaire, or by contacting Jan Hoffman at or


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8 , 2022 @ 7:00PM

Are you ready to get your trivia fix on? Then look no further than your Appleton American Legion Post 38.

Club 38 will be hosting weekly DJ Trivia. Each session runs from 7:00 – 8:30pm, every Tuesday!

So, start forming your teams now, and get your trivia hats on for this exciting and fun event.

Bring your friends, family, and co-workers to Join in on the Fun with America's Best Live Trivia Game - DJ Trivia, happening at your Appleton American Legion Post 38!!!

If you’d like more information on DJ Trivia check out this great video ( There is a ton of fun waiting to be had, so come on down to your local American Legion Post 38!!

This event is presented by Fun Pros.


Step back in time for one of the most beloved Christmas stories in this unique live presentation of It’s a Wonderful Life.
There are two showings available for this live radio play performance.
On Saturday, December 3, 2022, enjoy our delicious Broaster Chick Buffet, served with vegetable, potatoes, and dinner roll. Enjoy both the live show and dinner - reserved seating for only $35.00. Looking to attend the play only, then do so for only $20.00.
Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30, with a 7:00pm performance. 
On Sunday, December 4, 2022, enjoy an afternoon out with a live show and a lunch of Baked Chicken Breast, potatoes, vegetable and dinner roll. Enjoy both the show and lunch for only $30.00; or enjoy the play only for $15.00.
Lunch is served from 12:00pm-1:30pm, with a 2:00pm performance. 
 We look forward to seeing you there for this wonderfully unique holiday presentation. 
Come and bring your friends and families to the American Legion Post 38 to watch as Army takes on Navy in the 123rd meeting of these teams on Saturday, December 10, 2022.
Seeped in deep traditions, this game always promises to be a healthy dose of competition between the two service academies. The Army-Navy Game comes with the tradition of two military academies that are older than the sport they’re playing, and whose military branches date back to the founding of the United States.
No wonder this is one of the most popular sporting events!
Club 38 will be offering a special menu (see below) that day and will be open at 11:00am to begin the festivities. Kick off begins at 2:00pm.
So, come on in and root for your favorite team! The more the merrier! Also, stay tuned for some “Fun Facts” leading up to the game.
Fun Fact: Almost all American sporting events feature the National Anthem, many games get a U.S. military flyover, and every sports rivalry is characterized by fans going above and beyond to demonstrate their team spirit.
The Army-Navy Game has all of those, except this game gets a flyover from TWO service branches and fans in attendance willing to break strict uniform regulations to show their spirit.


Catch the Fish Fry with Santa!!

This is a super exciting event when Santa Claus decides to join Club 38 and graces guests with his appearance for Club 38’s Famous Fish Fry Friday!

Santa will be milling about smartly and is available for photos from 5:00-6:00pm. So, do not forget to bring your camera and get those memorable photos!

While dining is not required to visit with Santa, we hope you will join us for a delicious selection of fare from the sea (or lake). See the items available below. Additionally, the full menu will be available to order from. 

We look forward to seeing you at your American Legion Post 38!

DECEMBER 17, 2022
No holiday would be complete without a tribute to one of the original Rat Pack members, Dean Martin.
Join your friends and family for a unique Christmas show as area entertainers pay tribute to the one and only Dean Martin and a host of 5 other memorable performers from the past.
You have the option of choosing either a dinner and a show, or just the show only. Either way, it promises to be a memorable evening of music and fun for all.
When: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Time: Dinner and Show Entry at 5:30pm-6:15pm
Show Only: 7:00pm Entry begins at 6:30pm
Cost: Dinner and Show: $30.00
            Show Only: $18.00
To purchase tickets or for additional information, contact the American Legion at 920-733-9840
DECEMBER 20, 2022

Mark your calendars! Watch kids’ faces light up as Santa Claus delights them at your American Legion Post 38!

Join us for our annual "Breakfast with Santa" event on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. 

Bring your friends and family and all the little ones. Santa will be available for photos, so whatever you do, DON’T forget the camera! This promises to be a memorable event for all in attendance.

This is a FREE event; however, donations will be gladly accepted to help defray costs.

We look forward to seeing everyone decked out in their Christmas apparel to visit with Santa!



At Club 38’s All You Can East Spaghetti night you get a delicious meal of Spaghetti with Meatballs in a savory red sauce and a slice of Garlic Bread. You also have the option of making it a complete meal by choosing two of the following items: Garden Salad, Cup of Soup, 3 Meatballs, or Glass of Wine.

AYCE Dinner is $8.95
Complete Meal: $11.95
Served from 4:00-7:00pm every Wednesday. We also have our Regular Menu available.

Come to Clue 38 for our Famous Friday Fish Fry!!
Come for the Fish and Stay for the Drinks!
Bar Open 11am - 9pm
Serving from 11am - 8pm
Friday Fish Fry 11am - 8pm
(Additional Menu Items Available)
Please call (920) 733-9840 to order your items in advance to go.
**There is a nominal fee for carry out orders.


Join your American Legion Post 38/Club 38 family for a good old-fashion, down-home country Sunday Chicken Dinner consisting of Broaster broasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and all the fixin’s starting at $7.95.

Extra hungry? Then add a ¼ rack of BBQ Ribs to your dinner for only $7.00 more.
Have a hankerin’ for BBQ Ribs instead of Chicken? Then purchase a ½ rack of ribs with your choice of potato, veggie, coleslaw, and dinner roll for only $17.95.
So, come on down to your Club 38 for some good ole' Sunday cookin'!!



Appleton American Legion Post 38 was well represented on Saturday, September 24th during Appleton’s 40th Octoberfest Celebration.

The Octoberfest Block Party is one of Appleton’s biggest events and attendance was estimated at over 200,000.

Post 38 manned a wristband and beer ticket booth, were we had 26 volunteers throughout the day. In total, approximately 145 manhours were donated. This was truly an all hands on-deck event, and we meet the challenge head on. Thank you to all of those who graciously gave of their time and talent. 

You represented your American Legion Post with pride. Thank you to all who helped with this event!




On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Appleton American Legion Post 38 had the honor of presenting the [Northeast Wisconsin] Old Glory Honor Flight, Inc. a check in the amount of $6,000.

Mr. Drew MacDonald, a member of the Old Glory Honor Flight, Inc. Board of Directors accepted the check on behalf of the organization.
Since its inception in 2009, the Old Glory Honor Flight Appleton has flown 58 missions, flying 5,260 veterans to see their memorials in Washington, DC.
The Old Glory Honor Flight missions are completely free of charge to the veteran with each flight costing approximately $100,000. These flights are supported via generous donations, such as that presented by Appleton American Legion Post 38.
Post 38 would like to thank all of its volunteers who worked so diligently during the day, and those who came out and supported our Post’s mission on August 17th. We would not have been able to present such a gift without the support of the whole Appleton community.

Presentation of donation check by Post Commander Mr. Ed Domek (white), Mr. Rick Eisenach (blue), and Mr. Drew MacDonald, Old Glory Honor Flight, Appleton.


The support shown to our Post was overwhelming and our hearts are filled with gratitude that we are able to support another veteran-based organization here in the Fox Valley – Old Glory Honor Flight (Old Glory Honor Flight, Inc ). Through your generous efforts, we were able to raise just short of $6,000! Simply amazing!

These proceeds will be donated to the Old Glory Honor Flight and will assist them in ensuring local area veterans from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam are able to visit their memorials in Washington, DC. Old Glory Honor Flight missions are completely free of charge to the veteran, and it is through generous donations such as those raised on Wednesday, that enable them to complete their mission of providing free flights to Washington, DC for our veterans.
Again, thank you to everyone who came out and purchased Brat Fry items and donated cash to this worthwhile event.
#VeteransCaringforVeterans . #OldGloryHonorFlight . #AmericanLegion , #AmericanLegionPost38 , #WednesdayBratFry



On June 10, 2022, Appleton American Legion Post 38 hosted members of the 2D Marine Aircraft Wing Band from MCAW Cherry Point, NC.

This group of musicians performs at basic functions, civilian ceremonies, and military parades not only in the North Carolina region but remotely as well, presenting musical support and entertainment for unit/community events.

Thanks to our great group of volunteers who served dinner to these Marines prior to them playing a few songs at the Legion and entertaining our patrons.

We are so fortunate to have had the pleasure of hosting 2D Marine Aircraft Wing Band and wish them all the best in their future events.

Flag Retirement Ceremony Event held on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Appleton American Legion Post
Check out the Scarlet Guard section of our website to see all the wonderful photos of patriotism honoring our fallen heroes. 
Club 38 Menu
Check out our menu at the link below!!!

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Club38 Bar & Grill Hours


Bar Open 2:00 PM till 8:00 PM
Kitchen Open 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Different Daily Special each Tuesday

Bar Open 2:00 PM till 8:00 PM

Kitchen Open 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM

All You Can Eat SPAGHETTI every Wednesday


Open at 11:00 AM
Dine In or To Go
Kitchen Open 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM  
Bar Open 11:00 AM  - 10:00 PM

Bar Open 11:00 AM till 6:00 PM
Hot Sandwiches Sold in the Bar

Bar Open 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM
Dine In or To Go

Broaster Chicken served Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

BBQ Rib also available

Bar closing times will be later on nights when special events are held. 
Bar and Kitchen closed Monday, & Thursday except for Special Events



Updated:17 November 2022