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Johnston-Blessman Post 38

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APPLETON  AMERICAN LEGION POST 38
(Johnston-Blessman)
3220 W. College Ave, Appleton, WI 54914
 

Welcome Legionnaires!

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APPLETON AMERICAN LEGION 
AT A GLANCE!
 
 
WEDNESDAY BRAT FRY 
every wednesday now through october  
11:00-2:00PM
 

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MONTHLY MEETING & PRE-MEETING MEAL
Monday, August 5 , 2024 at 7:00
Pre-Meeting Meal 6:00-6:50pm
 
 
Our NEXT monthly meeting will be held on Monday, August 5, 2024 at 7:00. 
 
Our Pre-Meeting Meal will consist of: TBD
 

Join us on Monday, August 5, 2024, starting at 6:00-6:50 pm for a complimentary meal (though donations are ALWAYS welcome). Then stay for the meeting which will commence at 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.

There are a lot of items to be discussed, so please considering attending.

 
 
 

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***CLUB 38 BAR AND GRILL 

On Sundays, Club 38 Bar & Grill are standing by to prepare for you one of our delicious Bloody Mary's with a beer chaser.  This wonderfully crafted drink can be yours for only $4.00. Yup, you are reading that correctly, only $4.00!!!!

So, stop by Club 38 and have one of our amazing staff members prepare one just for you!

 

 
 
 
 
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HELP WANTED!!!
Club 38 Bar and Grill has openings!!!
 
 
Don't work at the Cheesecake Factory! Come join the amazing team at Club 38 Bar & Grill, located inside the Appleton American Legion Post 38.
 
The Club 38 Bar & Grill is looking for a super cool Penny like waitress who loves to chat with the customers, but unlike Penny, wants to give our patrons unbelievably good service!
 
We are looking for an individual for our Famous Friday Night Fish Fry. So, if you are fun, witty, organized, hardworking and love to care for customers, while making some serious cash in tips, then contact the Club 38 Manager, Jill for more details at 920-733-9840.

SAVE THE DATE
105TH DEPARTMENT CONVENTION
July 10-14, 2024
Appleton Paper Valley Hotel and Convention Center
 
To register to attend this event, please visit here: 105th Department Convention - Powered by Eventzilla
 
Post 38 will be hosting this event. It will take place at the Paper Valley Hotel and Convention Center. 333 W. College Ave, Appleton, WI
54911. There is a need for several volunteers during this event. Your presence will help our post in being noticed! 
 
The following opportunites and needs exsist. 
 
8 people to assist Department Staff unloading the trailers and setting up the stages. Wednesday July 10th, time TBD.
 
8 people to help stuff convention bags. Wednesday July 10th, time TBD.
 
Registration volunteers. 6 people for Thursday (July 11th) and Friday (July 12th)  7am-3pm. 4 people from 3pm-5pm.
 
4 People after registration closes on Thursday July 11th to help setting up the caucus rooms.
 
Saturday July 13th, Registration 4 people 7am-10am.
 
Sunday July 14th (late morning) 5 people to help Department Staff with loading the trailers and packing up.
 
The Post really needs your help with all this.
 
Outagamie County Council is looking for 2 individuals to take over as 2nd and 3rd Vice. If interested please contact Adjunct Dave Baumann, Post Commander Jan Hoffman, 1st Vice Jarrod Colter or 2nd ViceJonathan Reid.

 

 


QUARTERLY REPORTER

(2nd Quarter)
 
April through June 2024 
The newest Quarterly Reporter is on the Legion website for your review. Please ensure to take a look, as there is always a lot of great information provided to our members.  Click Here
 
The 1st Quarterly Reporter can be reviewed here.
 
As always, thank you for your support.
 

GUITARS FOR (4) VETS
 
The Appleton area is extremely fortunate to have in our community an outstanding place where veterans can learn to deal with the physical and emotional challenges of PTSD through the use of music, specifically, guitars.
 
Guitars 4 Vets is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing relief to struggling veterans through the healing power of music and community. They are a nationwide organization with community chapters, supporting veterans who are finding challenges with dealing with PTSD. The organization assist veterans in learning how to play guitar and write songs as a way of coping with the stressors of daily life.
 
How does the program work?
 
Weekly guitar lessons are provided by volunteers. Lessons are individualized and designed to help students learn at their own pace. Enrolled Veterans receive 10 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙤𝙣𝙚-𝙤𝙣-𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙨, learning to play the music they like to listen to.
 
Once you "graduate" or finish your lessons, you receive your own guitar and gear kit (all the equipment you need to keep the riffs rolling), all of this is provided by the organization 𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 𝑶𝑭 𝑪𝑯𝑨𝑹𝑮𝑬 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒗𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒏.
 
Monthly group sessions are organized at each chapter to provide Veterans a communal atmosphere to talk and continue to play music with peers who have shared similar experiences. In G4V group sessions, the connection created between individuals who are both warriors AND guitar players serves as a catalyst for positive human interaction.
Veterans who regularly attend group sessions build confidence to further pursue creative self-expression and engagement within their communities.
 
Some G4V graduates and group session attendees even go on to perform at local fundraisers and teach guitar lessons in their local G4V chapter.
 
In the photos below, our Appleton Amercian Legion Post 38, 1st Vice Jarrod Coulter is playing at the Appleton Farmer's Market held on June 29th! (Jarrod is the cool dude wearing the shades 🕶 🕶)
 
For additional information about the Appleton Chapter of Guitars 4 Vets, please visit their Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/G4VAppleton/
 
For information on the Guitars for Vets organization and how you can either donate or enroll as a veteran wanting to participate in the program, please visit here: https://guitars4vets.org/for-vets/
 
 
     
 
          
 
 
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upcoming post 38/club 38 events

VISIT LEGIONMENU.COM FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
AND OTHER CLUB EVENTS
 
 
ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET
(Held every Tuesday from 4:30-7:00pm)
 
Did someone say, "All You Can Eat Buffet?" We sure did! At Club 38 bar and Grill, enjoy a delicously prepared buffet with all the fixings at a price that is sure to please your wallet ($12.00). 
 
This coming week, Tuesday, July 9th, the AYCE will be homemade meatloaf, turkey, mashed potatoes and veggies. 
 
Thank you for your oustanding support of Club 38 Bar and Grill. We look forward to seeing your smiling face each and everyday we are open!!
(Images below are for epresentative purposes only)
 
 
                      
 
 
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BAR BINGO
(Held Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month)
 
Did someone say Bar Bingo? Heck yah!!!
Stop by Club 38 Bar & Grill on Thursday, July 11 from 4-6 to get in on all the fun and excitement that is Bar Bingo!!!! Get there early and grab yourself a seat. Rail drinks are only $3.50!
Door prizes between the games. Be there or be square!!!
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY SPECTACULAR!
Come for the Fish, Stay for the Drinks!
Lunch: 11:00-2:00     Dinner: 11:00-8:00
                    
 

Our Friday Night Fish Fry is quintessentially Wisconsin! Served is delicious Baked/Fried Haddock, Perch, Walleye, Shrimp (to name a few) along with a potato of your choice (including Baked, Fries, Sweet Potatoe Fries, Tator tots, etc.) with cole slaw and rye bread. 

Bar Open 11am-10:00pm  
Serving from 11am-8pm (Lunch available from 11-2:00pm and Dinner 11-8:00pm)
Our Friday Fish Fry , served from 11am - 8pm 

(Additional Menu items are available)

 
Please call (920) 733-9840 to order your items "to go" in advance.
*There is a $0.50 charge per carry-out orders.
 
 

SUNDAY BROASTER CHICKEN & BBQ RIB DINNER

11:00-3:00PM
                                         
Featuring Genuine Broaster Chicken Recipe
 
 

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 Stuffing with Gravy, and all the fixin’s starting at $9.95.

Extra hungry? Then add a ¼ rack of BBQ Ribs to your dinner for only $8.00 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 $19.95.
 
So, come on down to your Club 38 for some good ole' Sunday cooking!
 
 
 
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RECENT POST 38 HAPPENINGS 
 
FLAG DAY RETIREMENT CEREMONY
Disposal of Unserviceable Flag Ceremony
June 14, 2024
 

On Friday, June 14, 2024, the Appleton American Legion Post 38 hosted a Flag Day retirement ceremony onboard the Post grounds.

Like many American Legion Posts around the nation, Flag Day retirement ceremonies are called Disposal of Unserviceable Flag Ceremonies. The ceremony itself is usually held in the evening and they maintain a reverent decorum. The flag(s) is properly folded before they are burned.

The ceremony also includes, presentation of the colors, Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of the National Anthem.

This time-honored tradition included members of the American Legion Family including, Legionnaires, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 38 - Appleton WI , and Sons of The American Legion, Detachment of Wisconsin - District 9, Boy Scout Troop 9 was also in attendance which is charted by Post 38 and were an instrumental part of the ceremony.

Thank you to all who attended and in keeping with the traditions of the American Legion.

 

      

 

   

For additional photos, please visit here: Photo Gallery (appletonpost38.org)

 

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENT
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024
 
 
The Appleton American Legion Post 38 would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to the men and women of the Scarlet Guard Color Guard who provided an exceptional showing of honor and respect to the veterans who are no longer with us. In recognition of the Memorial Day holiday, a moment of remembrance was recognized at two cemeteries in the City of Appleton on Sunday, May 26, 2024.
 
Members of the Scarlet Guard Color Guard [American Legion] Color Guard, the Appleton American Legion Post 38, and the Appleton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2778 assembled to perform the somber salutes at: Moses Montefiore Cemetery and at St. Mary Cemetery.
 
Both ceremonies included the traditional placing of memorial wreaths, with a recital of a short prayer or tribute, a rifle volley, and the playing of Taps. The  Scarlet Guard Color Guard Color Guard was so honored to have so many in attendance; and the Appleton American Legion Post 38 would like to thank all who came out to support this time-honored event of paying respect to veterans who made sacrifices on behalf of this great nation. 
 
       
 
 
 
 
      
 
 
     
 
      
 
 
 
 
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ORATORICAL WINNERS
 
 
UPDATE: American Legion Post 38 is proud to announce that Ms. Wood won for the 9th District! She will continue on to represent our Post at future competions. Congratulations Jade! The Post 38 family is so proud of you. 
 
The Appleton American Legion Post No. 38 held its annual oratorical on Wednesday, January 3. Miss Jade Wood is this year's winner! She is a student at Appleton North High School. Our runner up is JJ VanderLoop from Xavier. Congratulations Jade and good luck at the next level of competition.
 
 
                        
 
 
Photos: Post 38 Commander Mr. Ed Domek with the 2024 Oratorical Winner Jade Wood and Runner up JJ VanderLooop
 
 
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PHOTOS FROM OPENING BRAT FRY! 

A heatfelt "thank you" to all those who came out on our opening day of our annual Wednesday Brat Fry! It was great seeing so many smiling faces and the weather cooperated. Can't wait to see what the future brings!

                                                                                                        

 

                                                                                           

 


 

 
WEEKLY CLUB 38
BAR AND GRILL HOURS 
 
 
Tuesday
Bar Open 2:00 – 8:00pm
Kitchen Open: CLOSED
AYCE Buffet: 5:00pm
 
Wednesday
Bar Open 2:00-8:00 
Kitchen Open: CLOSED
 
Thursday
Bar Open 2:00 – 8:00pm
Kitchen Open: CLOSED
 
Friday
Bar Open: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Kitchen 11:00am – 8:00pm
Offering Dine In or To Go 
Friday Fish Fry Spectacular!!
See below for additional information!
 
Saturday
Bar Open:  11:00am – 6:00pm
 
Sunday:
Bar 11:00am – 5:00pm
Broaster Chicken served from 11:00am – 3:00pm
BBQ Ribs also available.
Offering Dine In or To Go
See below for additional information!
 
**CLUB 38 IS CLOSED ON MONDAY. **
(Hours are subject to change based on Club 38 and Post 38 activities. Haen's pizzas are available at the bar during bar hours. We do host activities and events that may extend the hours of the bar. Our banquet hall is available to help you plan your next function. Call: 920-733-9840 during normal business hours.)

 
      
 
 
 

 

 

Page Updated: 30 June 2024