Johnston-Blessman Post 38



The Jan - March Reporter Vol 39. No 01. has been released.  Click here to view.  




As you may have noticed when visiting the Post, the baseball field and grounds look great and lots of maintenance and improvement work is getting accomplished, with special recognition to Steve and Paul for all their hard work.

We did not send out the annual April fundraising letter to our Post 38 family. You didn’t lose or forget it! We’ll be looking for your support in 2021. Make sure you check out our website at, where you’ll find recently posted team photos, rosters and more, and like us on Facebook at Appleton Legion Baseball. We hope to see you at the Ballpark in 2021!                                       









Scarlet Guard Honor Guard marched in New Dublin St. Patrick's Day parade. Post 38 hosted a bus trip to the festivities and 50+ people from the Appleton community enjoyed beef and cabbage, conversation and Irish folk music at the event.  Scarlet Guard members marching were Eric Stadler, Rick Eisenach, Frank Billings, Jeff Zweirs, Renee Kasuboski, Mike Anderson, and John Bourassa.  Chris and Amanda Petersen followed in the pick up boasting the American Legion Post 38 Scarlet Guard Senior Honor Guard name.  



Hi all,

Membership update for Appleton American Legion Post 38.

We are currently at 371 Paid Members, and still have 313 to reach our 100% goal of 684 Members.  We are curently at 54.24%. 

Keep in mind that your membership provides for so much of what we have that keeps us up and running and able to help our Service Members, fellow Veteran's, their families and our communities.

Thank you PUFLs and those who have already renewed.

If you haven't renewed yet, please renew today! Those of you who are computer savvy can renew online at

If you'd like to be more involved please reach out to myself or those listed on the contact us page, we'd be more than happy to help you find the right fit for you. You can call, text or e-mail me.

Thank you

Dave Baumann


(920) 809-8126



AppreciationWisconsin American Legion College, WALC, All courses are postponed at this time.    Registrations are now being accepted for both the Basic and Intermediate courses with a fee of $25 per course if registered before and an additional $5 per course if registration received after March 8th. The American Legion Extension Institute or ALEI is a recommended pre-requisite to the basic couse and required for Intermediate.  The ALEI course is offered online at  For more information about the WALC visit  




The American Legion Johnston-Blessman Post 38 Four Chaplains Memorial Service will be held on February 1st 2021 at Post 38.  The post served a light dinner meal starting at 6PM with Department Commander will speak to the post about his experience as providing an inspiring message to serve and give back. 






Christmas Party

Legion’s High School Oratorical Scholarship Program: “A Constitutional Speech Contest.” Participation forms are still being accepted for the post contest which will be held at the post on January 4th 2021 at 6:30PM.  Winners of the post contest move on to the Outagamie County Council on January 13th 2021, with an opportunity to advance to 9th District, State and National contests with larger scholarship opportunities.  Interested students can fill out the Participant Form and submit to Migeal Babino at  For complete rules and eligibility requirements visit the Legion Youth - Oratorical page.  


Post HistoryPost historian begins artifact catalog project.  A few volunteers helped dig out the adjutants storage room to improve the organization and accessibility of  the post supplies, legal documents, minutes, etc.  As part of the reorganization effort, the historian began his own archaelogical dig through the many historical artifacts in storage as part of an effort to improve the documentation of the post's history and work towards preserving the many pictures, books, and awards of the post.   Several quick pictures were taken to get an idea.  The project is in the beginning stages so many of the photos are presented as is in the photo gallery.  Please check them out by clicking on the photo collage of this article.