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Commander Bonds Current Topics

If 1st District Commander Bond wasn’t able to attend your Post or County’s last meeting, here are his current topics…

  • Take note of legionnaires that have not yet paid.  This number is too large at this point in the membership drive year.  Please take the time to make contact with the members that have not yet renewed and importantly, find out why!
  • National has raised dues for National/State to $35.  Your Post Data Report should be reviewed for accuracy and turned in by the deadline
  • CVSO Information VA Health Care eligibility – March 5th PAC Act – Tell your folks to review changes!  Sign up for eligibility even if you don’t need it at this point. There is a time limit that I can help as I will be retiring from the Walworth County CVSO in 2025.
  • Facebook Groups Wisconsin American Legion 1st District WI American Legion Family Group – have your folks and their spouses join.  Lots of great information
  • Websites and (Sign up for digital dispatch)
  • Sunday May 5th – 1st District Conference at Post 24. Make sure that your post has it’s authorized delegates there.

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The American Legion’s Oratorical Contest

Oratorical Contest CANCELLED This year’s contest has been cancelled due to a lack of participation. Please make promoting this excellent program a priority for 2024. Are you a student that is, or wants to be, a good public speaker? Are you interested in Civics, arguably one of the most important

January 2024 Service Officers Report is Online

You can find 1st District Service Officer, Richard Strehlow’s January Report in the Document Repository Menu, or right here: VA & R Report for January 24.

Post 91 & 399 Meat Raffle

The Oconomowoc and Okauchee Posts are having a meat raffle fundraiser. On Saturday October 14 noon to 4. The location is Post 399 in beautiful downtown Okauchee. There will be food and beverages available.  We have 17 great cuts of meat from Michael’s meat market in Waukesha. I’m sure you

1st District Silent March Media

1st District 2nd Vice Commander Thomas J Visintainer Sr’s son Tom Jr. made this outstanding video of this year’s Silent March. Check out the Media Menu for the pictures or click here!

2023 1st District Fall Conference – Sunday October 1st

This year’s Fall Conference will be at Paul Herrick Post 21 in Kenosha: The American LegionPaul Herrick Post 21504 58th StreetKenosha, WI 53140 Parking To Register for the Conference, please visit this SquareReader Payment website: More to Follow

40th Annual 1st District Silent March September 16th

The 1st District of the Wisconsin American Legion is comprised of 45 posts from five counties in southeastern Wisconsin. Every year since 1983, the 1st District Legionnaires, along with all other veterans and civilians, have rendered respect for those who may still be serving this country as a POW or

1s District Spring Conference Highlights

The 1st District Spring Conference was held on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Here are some highlights: Department Vice Commander Karl E. Stuvengen, 2023-2024 Candidate for Department Commander, gave a briefing on some of the Departments current programs. A good place to keep up yourself is this link on the Departments

Oratorical – Regional and State Finals – Ripon College February 11, 2023

The 86th Annual High School Oratorical Regional and Final Contests will be on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Ripon College. For more informatio, check out this webpage: The opening ceremony begins promptly at 8:30. Here’s what’s at stake: Scholarship Opportunities Department winner receives an additional $2,000The Department Winner also

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