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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Make sure to click "next page" at the bottom of this page to see past Post 38 events and happenings!

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

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ELECTIONS FOR 2024-2025
BALLOT SUBMISSION
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED
BALLOTS MUST BE IN NLT MAY 6, 2024!
 
 
Election for the 2024-2025 open positions will be held on Monday, May 6, 2024. You can download the current ballot by clicking here . Ballots are also currently available in the Quarterly Reporter YOU MUST BE A CURRENT 2024 MEMBER (DUES PAID) IN ORDER TO VOTE!!!. Members who have not paid their dues for 2024 will be ineligible to vote. 
 
Ballots MUST be to the Appleton American Legion Post by Monday, May 6, 2024!
 
If you are unable to drop your ballot off in person, you can return your ballot via mail. Please mail your ballot to the following address to ensure it is received by meeting time on Monday, May 6, 2024!
 
Appleton American Legion Post 38
Attn: Ballot Committee
3220 W. College Ave
Appleton, WI 54914
 
Thank you to those who chose to volunteer for an open position and to those who chose to lead our Post in the future. 
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TIME TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

In addition to our website, and Facebook pages, we put out a lot of information via email.

Email is one of the most important and efficient ways we communicate with our members about the things happening within our Post 38 family and within our District.

Regrettably, we are receiving too many returned emails, so this is preventing leadership from effectively communicating with our most valuable asset – our Appleton American Legion Post 38 members/family.

If you have an email on file, and you are NOT receiving monthly emails from the Adjutant, please contact Dave at davebaumann80@outlook.com with your name and correct email address.

Also, if you have not verified your address and phone number, perhaps considering doing that as well at the same time.

Thank you all for your continued support.


MONTHLY MEETING & PRE-MEETING MEAL
Monday, May 6, 2024 at 7:00
Pre-Meeting Meal 6:00-6:50pm
 
Our monthly meeting will be held on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 7:00. 
 
Our Pre-Meeting Meal will consist of: Hot Dogs and Chips
 
Thank you for your support of our Post 38 family, and we'll see you at the meeting!!
 
 
 

***CLUB 38 BAR AND GRILL - TUESDAY BUFFET***

UPDATE: Change to AYCE Meal Choice - Italian Buffet
 
On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, Club 38 Bar and Grill will have its newly implemented AYCE Tuesday buffet. The public is always welcomed. We will be serving the AYCE Buffet from 5:00-7:30pm.
 
This coming Tuesday, Club 38 Bar & Grill will have an Italian Buffet which includes a crisp salad and breadsticks or garlic bread. This buffet is only $10.00! What a steal!
 
So, come to Club 38 and enjoy a delicious meal, that's cheaper than going to that yellow "M" place and much healthier. Plus, your business supports local area veterans and their families.
 
Buon cibo!
 
 
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CLUB 38 now has vegan options available
 
You spoke and we listened.
 
Club 38 now has vegan buns which are also gluten free. This allows us to offer our guest an alternative to traditional sandwiches. Additionally, we can offer a plant-based burger option. So, consider coming in and trying our new options. 
 
Do you long for a Vegan (plant-based) pizza but don’t know where to go to get one? You search is over!
Club 38, inside the Appleton American Legion Post 38 has a new plant-based Vegan Pizza available for sale. Come by Club 38 if you’ve been searching for a vegan option. Have suggestions? Keep them coming. We look forward to serving you at Club 38!
 
 
 
                                            
 
 
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Club 38 Bar and Grill has openings!!!
 
Do you have restaurant or line-cook experience? Are you familiar with the operation of a deep fryer and/or Broaster? If so, then we have the job just for you!
 
Club 38 Bar and Grill inside the Appleton American Legion Post 38 is looking for a line cook to work our Famous Friday Fish Frys from 4:00-8:00pm and our Sunday Chicken/Rib Dinner from 10:00 -3:00pm.
 
Previous experience is preferred, BUT NOT required. We will train the right individual.
 
Additionally, we have a need for a fill-in bartender and wait staff, so apply today!
(Wages depend on experience)

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.
 

 

POST 38 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
 
 
Membership cards available for those members wishing to renew their membership or for members who are desiring to join. See Dave Baumann for dues and membership card which are availble after the meeting. 
 
As discussed during the past 3 months, there will be a slight increase in membership dues come the start of the new membership campaign season. Membership dues will increase to $60 per year, starting the 2025 fiscal year membership campaign (effective July 2024). If you have not done the three-year renewal, there is still time to do so and save some money. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Baumann at davebaumann80@outlook.com and he will try to help you with your questions. 
 

 

For membership requirements, please visit here: https://www.appletonpost38.org/admin/page_writer.php?page_id=118
 

 

SCARLET GUARD COLOR GUARD

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT

 

The Scarlet Guard Color Guard is looking for volunteers for both the Memorial Day and Flag Day parades. See below for additional information. 
 
 
 
 
 

Help is Available to All Veterans

This can be a hard time of year in normal times.  The Veterans Crisis Line is a good number to have close by. To reach either of the sites listed below, simply click on either one of these sites to be directly connected for assistance or information.

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/index.asp

The American Legion has a great Buddy Check program. 

https://www.legion.org/membership/buddycheck

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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 me, Ed, Jan, or Jonathan Reid.

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FUNDRAISING EVENTS &
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CAMP AMERICAN LEGION SPRING CLEANUP

(SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

Did you know Appleton American Legion Post No. 38 is a proud sponsor of a cabin at Camp American Legion? Located in beautiful Lake Tomahawk, WI, Camp American Legion offers a retreat for those needing a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

With sponsorship comes the need to continually upkeep the cabin and make repairs for the safety of our veterans and their guests. Currently, there are projects that need funding and volunteers are needed with the skills to complete such. We cannot do this without the generous donations of money, talent and time.

For a list of projects and sponsor information, please click here

To learn more about Camp American Legion, please visit their website at: https://wilegion.org/camp-american-legion/

Like them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/campamericanlegion

 

                                                              
 

 


 

upcoming post 38/club 38 events
 
KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024 
STARTING AT 4:30
 
𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐔𝐏𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄!!!
To make this event a little "tastier" Club 38 Bar & Grill is asking those who wish to participate to bring a dish to pass. If you would like more information on this, please contact the Club at 920-733-9840.
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Next to the Super Bowl, there is no other event that is lauded and celebrated as that of the Kentucky Derby.
The race first took place at Churchill Downs and is affectionately known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports.”
Club 38 wants to get in on some of this excitement and pageantry, so we are hosting a Kentucky Derby Event at Post 38, on Saturday, May 4, 2024! The party begins at 4:30.
 
Come in and enjoy all the pre-race fun. we will have trackside betting; a best hat contest and a best dressed man and woman contest. So, dress to impress!!!
 
We will also have the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby, Mint julip for only $4.00.
For more information on this exciting and fun event, please contact Club 38 at 920-733-9840.
 
 
DAN SANCHEZ AND KARAOKE
2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
(Next Date: May 9th)
 
 
 
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NATIONAL POPPY DAY
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2024
 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE!!!
 
AWARD WINNING ELVIS PERSONATOR - GARRY WESLEY
Appearing Saturday, May 25, 2024
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. 
 
 
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RECENT POST 38 HAPPENINGS 
 
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 
NEW HOURS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY 
(JANUARY 2024)
 
 
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.)

 
NOTICE!!!!
ALL DAILY SPECIALS, EXCEPT FRIDAY AND SUNDAY ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER 
 
 

 

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!
 
      
 
 
 

 

 

Page Updated: 1 MAY 2024