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 DEPARTMENT COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 

Each year the Department Commander is tasked with filling the many seats on the Department Standing Committees. If you are a Legionnaire that is interested in learning more about the different Committees and Commissions, go to wilegion.org, click on the 'Get Connected' Tab, then 'Committees & Commissions' and then click on any of the Committees/Commissions you may be interested in. On each committee/commission page, you will find a toolkit with the Standing Committee Application. If you are interested, please complete the application and submit it to your District Commander. Think about your military and civilian careers and where you could be an asset to Legion Wisconsin. If you have any questions, please contact Department Headquarters at (608) 745-1090.

DEPARTMENT CURRENT & PAST LEADERSHIP: Please help identify talent in your areas, contact them and submit an application to the Department. Please do not just tell someone, if there is no application on file, it is hard to administratively track those available. 
 


  FEBRUARY IS VIRTUAL TRAINING MONTH  

Those of you who were looking forward to great training opportunities at the January Midwinter Conference, don’t despair. There’s no need to wait until the rescheduled “Midwinter in May” Conference. The Department of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin American Legion College have proclaimed February as Virtual Training Month. The month will start with the College’s Basic Course on January 30-31, and wrap up with a course taught by the Department Communications Committee on using social media effectively at the local post. Nine other courses will be offered, with selections on weekday evenings starting at 6:00PM and Saturday mornings starting and 9:00AM. Sign-up on the Department website. All courses are FREE! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. For Course schedule and registration link CLICK HERE.

  CHAPLAIN'S ALERT FOR JANUARY 22, 2021  


David Arthur "Dave" Hicks, father-in-law of Sheri Hicks, Department Programs Coordinator passed away on January 20, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at a later date when it is safe to gather. Condolences can be sent to:
The American Legion
Attn: Sheri Hicks
P.O. Box 388
Portage, WI 53901

  COVID VACCINE CLINIC  

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center will host additional COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23. and 24, for enrolled veterans, 65 and older or and who receive care at the medical center or its community clinics.

The walk-in clinics will be open 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday.  The Milwaukee VA hopes to deliver about 500 vaccinations per day.  Enrollment status will be checked at the door.  All veterans must wear a mask, bring identification, and be free of any cold or COVID symptoms.

No appointment is necessary, but veterans must commit to returning for a second-dose appointment within three weeks.

For more information on VA’s vaccine planning  or enrollment visit “Who will get a COVID-19 vaccine first” or VA's enrollment website.

Veterans should come alone to the appointment unless they need assistance from a family member.

Valet parking is not available. Parking is available in the main parking lot and veterans will enter through the East Entrance.

This will be the final walk-in clinic for the foreseeable future. The Milwaukee VA and its clinics in Union Grove, Cleveland, Appleton and Green Bay will continue calling and scheduling veterans for vaccination appointments.

Those who already have a vaccination appointment time at the medical center or clinics should keep their scheduled time and not come to the walk-in event.

For enrollment questions, check out VA's enrollment and eligibility website or call at 888-469-6614.

For media interviews only, contact Benjamin Slane can be reached at 262-388-3381 by text or phone call.


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