Johnston-Blessman Post 38

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Appleton American Legion Post 38

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LOCAL POST 38 NEWS

PRE-MEETING MEAL,
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2023
6:00PM-6:50PM
Post 38 will be hosting a pre-meeting meal for all Appleton American Legion Post 38 members and VIP guests prior to the Monday, February 6, 2023, meeting. The meal will consist of Meatloaf. Mashed potatoes with gravy and vegetable We will serve this from 6 pm to 6:50 pm (to accommodate a timely take down for our monthly meeting).
 
Please note, we will have our Four Chaplains Ceremony during this meeting, which honors one of the most remarkable and inspiring acts of heroism in the history of WWII (more will be posted on this on February 3rd). Dignitaries are expected to be in attendance, so prompt arrival for the meeting is greatly appreciated if you do not plan on attending the pre-meeting meal.
 
As always, we look forward to seeing all our members and thank you for being an integral part of our success as a Post.
 
 

ORATORICAL WINNER - POST LEVEL

On Monday, January 2, 2023, Appleton American Legion Post No. 38 members listened intently as Ms. Mya Koffie, a senior from Appleton High School North, presented her oratorical of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution - the Due Process Clause.

Ms. Koffie, drawing on her own personal experiences, especially her father’s, spoke of how our United States Constitution affords our citizens the right to due process; unlike other nations, such as the Sudan, where her father comes from. Her oratorical was riveting, informational, and delivered with conviction.

We are proud to announce she is the winner from Post, 38 and was presented a scholarship check by Oratorical Chairman, Migeal Babino.

Congratulations Mya on a job well done, and good luck as you make your presentation in future oratorical competitions.

 

 

 

POST 38'S KITCHEN REMODEL

The below story took a bit of coordination in writing, but after working with a behind the scenes contributor, we are ready to post!

NOVEMBER 2022:
After almost 2 years of planning and countless hours of coordination, American Legion Post 38, finally opened their newly remodeled kitchen in June 2022.
 
As a bit of a back story, the Legion’s kitchen was in dire need of an upgrade. After not passing inspections, and several structural and mechanical setbacks, Post 38 had to temporarily shut their kitchen down. Additionally, the Legion’s dated kitchen would have to permanently close if the kitchen was not made code compliant. This would have been a catastrophic financial setback for Post 38. Our own Legionnaire, Migeal Babino lead the coordination of this effort with UA Local 400.
 
Demolition of the kitchen began on May 16, 2022, and was substantially completed on June 3, 2022. UA Local 400 Business Agent Kirk Rademaker and UA 400 Plumbing Instructor Bruce Dietzen together with eight (8) plumbing apprentices throughout the Fox Valley area led the UA 400 contingent on this project.
 
On Monday, November 7, 2022, UA Local 400 was honored along with The Boldt Company, Bassett Mechanical, Coenen Mechanical , Sargent Electric, Construction & General Laborers Local 330, and Viking Electric. These fine organizations as well as their crews of dedicated individuals donated time, materials, labor and other resources for this huge undertaking.
 
Also, an integral part of this project was the SAL (Sons of the American Legion). These members provided countless hours in preparation and cleanup. Without their help, this project would not have met our timeline.
 
American Legion Post 38 is eternally grateful to these organizations and the efforts they personally put into to the remodel of our kitchen facility.
 
                  
 
 

FUND RAISING EVENTS

A heartfelt "Thank You" to all those who purchased tickets for our Holiday Cash Raffle. This year we were able to raise $8,190.

Your support of this event will assist us in providing scholarships to high school students, aid in assisting veterans in need, support Honor Flights, support youth baseball, and will help in keeping Post 38 a vibrant place for those who want to share in fellowship, food and fun.
 
The lucky winners of this year's raffle are:
1st Prize Winner: Larry Burger
2nd Prize Winner: Joe Miller
3rd Prize Winner: Jarrod Coulter
 
Congratulations to our winners and what an exciting way to start the new year.
                    
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
VALENTINE DAY DANCE - FEATURING THE DEL RAY'S
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023

 

Looking to take that special someone out for a pre-Valentine's Day treat? Want to experience good ol' fashioned music from the 50's, 60's and 70's? Then come to Club 38 for a special Valentine's Day event.
 
On Saturday, February 11, 2023, Club 38 will be hosting a Dessert Bar, with a musical show to follow featuring the Del Rays.
 
Time: Dessert 7:00-8:00
Show: 8:00-11:00
Price: $29 per couple/$15 per person
Dance only: $10.00
 
It is recommended you purchase tickets in advance due to crowd size restrictions. See below for additional information.
 
 
 

 
BUFFET DINNER SHOW FEATURING
BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND 
ALONG WITH A VISIT BY THE HOT RODS
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2023

 

A British Invasion is hitting Club 38 in a big way. Put on your best dress, your dapper suits, slick that hair back and put on your dancing shoes, because you are in for a night full of musical delight.

On Saturday, March 11, 2023, we will be hosting a dinner buffet with a show to follow that will get your toes a tappin’ and hands a clappin’!

Come join us as a Beatles Tribute Band plays some of your favorite songs from years gone by with all the flair and fashion of a British Invasion.

Next, watch the Hot Rods as they rock the house, and enjoy the tunes of Connie Francis in a tribute to her by Laura Lee.

The dinner buffet starts at 5:30 until 6:15pm. The show starts promptly at 7:00.

Advance Tickets are highly suggested due to space requirements.

Both Buffet and Show are only $30.00. The Show only is $18.00.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 
NEW DUBLIN SHUTTLE BUS
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2023
 
We're all a little Irish when it comes to St. Patrick Day's events and this year is no different. Join your Post 38 family and friends as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in New Dublin, WI (formerly known as New London). Take a ride on the New Dublin Shuttle Bus to the events.
 
When: Saturday March 18th, 2023.
 
Cost: $15 per person
 
Where: Leaving American Legion Post 38 at 11:00am and returning at 5:00pm
 
Foods Served: Breakfast Pizza, Irish Coffee, Bloody Mary’s served 9:00-11:00am
Corn Beef and cabbage served 5:00pm-close.
 
For additional information on this time-honored event, visit: https://newdublin.com/
 

 

 

EVENING WITH THE BLUES BROTHERS
SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023
 
Jake and Elwood are on a mission and they need YOU to help them find their way!
 
A Blues Brothers (tribute) Band will be rocking the Appleton American Legion Post 38, on Saturday, April 22, 2023. To help the boys “Think” about what they’re doing, and to bring it home to the crowd with some “RESPECT,” there will be performances by a tribute Aretha Franklin!
 
This event promises to be a super fun time that will make you want to get up and dance. And no, you won’t be left with “…a Mule to Ride” home. See, how I did that? (hint: if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know what this means).
 
There will be a dinner buffet featuring our delicious broasted chicken with all the traditional sides. The buffet is served from 5:30-6:15pm. The show will begin at 7:00pm.
 
Cost is $30 per person for both the buffet and show.
 
If you can’t make the buffet but still want to hear great music, then the show will start promptly at 7:00 with doors opening at 6:30 (general admission).
 
Contact Appleton American Legion Post 38 at 920-733-9840 for additional details and advance reserved tickets.

 

 

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER
4:00PM UNTIL IT IS GONE!

 

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.

FRIDAY FISH FRY
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.

SUNDAY BROASTER CHICKEN DINNER

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'!!


Club 38 Menu
Check out our menu at the link below!!!
Click here: LegionMenu.com
Club38 Bar & Grill Hours
Tuesday
Bar Open 2:00 PM till 8:00 PM
Kitchen Open 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Different Daily Special each Tuesday
 
Wednesday
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
 
Friday 
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
 
Saturday 
Bar Open 11:00 AM till 6:00 PM
Hot Sandwiches Sold in the Bar

 
 Sunday 
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

PAST POST EVENTS AND NEWS

HEAT FOR HEROES

Are you a veteran in need of assistance for your utilities or rent? If you reside in the State of Wisconsin, and are in need of energy assistance, rental assistance or water assistance, please contact https://heat4heroes.org/ This organization helps veterans in getting the  assistance they need to ensure heat for the winter and utilities are kept on; and provides a means of temporarily assisting with rental monies. 

This organization operates in all 72 counties and the 7 tribal lands and is available to ALL veterans. 
 
 
 

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER AND
SATURDAY BREAKFAST
WITH SANTA HIGHLIGHTS
We were overwhelmed by the fabulous turn out for our Dinner/Breakfast with Santa events on Friday, December 16th, and Saturday, December 17th.
 
Santa was busy keeping all the boys and girls happy with their treasures and ensuring he had all their requests on his list for Christmas eve's delivery.
 
There is a lot of planning that goes into something like this, and it cannot happen without our wonderful volunteers. These individuals spent countless hours procuring gifts, setting up/tearing down, decorating the hall, and those who helped in preparing the foods served.
 
We'd also like to thank all those who braved the cold to come and support our Post. It is awesome people such as yourselves and your families who make our Post a happening little place to be.
 
Happy Holidays to All!
 
 
 

   

        
 
 
 
 
SCARLET GUARD & APPLETON AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY AT THE
APPLETON CHRISTMAS PARADE
 
On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the whole American Legion Family (Legionnaires, Auxiliary, and SAL) participated in the Appleton Christmas Parade, one of the largest parades in the State of Wisconsin. 
 
We had a great response this year and Post 38 was well-represented in this time-honored event. A heartfelt "Thank You" to ALL who took time out of your busy schedules to brave the cold weather and represent our American Legion Post 38!
 
 
         
 
 

NEW SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS 

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. 

 

APPLETON OCTOBERFEST 2022 CELEBRATION

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!

         

 

OLD GLORY HONOR FLIGHT CHECK PRESENTATION

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.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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

 

 
 
 
 

Updated: 25January 2023