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(l-r): Anna Sattler and Dakota Marlega

2016 Girls Nation Delegates

2015 Fall Forum - Eau Claire

(l-r): Terry Woolf (AL Post 42), Laura Calteux (ALA Department President) & Tom Petrie (SAL Squadron 189)

2015 Fall Forum - Eau Claire

(l-r): Diane Kranig (ALA Badger Girls State Chairman), Lynda Lancaster (Central Division National Vice President) & Dee Woolf (ALABGS Executive Director).

2015 Fall Forum - Eau Claire

(l-r): Mariah Pursley (Sgt at Arms), Danyelle Thompson (ALABGS Vice Chairman), Lynda Lancaster (Central Division National Vice President), Bridget Cooke, Bethany Fredricks (Ass't Sgt at Arms).

2015 Fall Forum - Eau Claire

Junior Wizard Training

2015-2016 Department Auxiliary Officers

Front Row (l-r): Joanie Dickerson, President Laura Calteux, Char Kiesling

Back Row (l-r): Bonnie Dorniak, Bonnie Jakubczyk, Laurel DuBois, Teresa Isensee and Joyce Endres

2015-2016 District Presidents

Front Row (l-r): Kitty Larkin, Dawn Rudey, Shelia Melby, Sue Middlestead, Wilma Kidney, Nancy Helms.

Back Row (l-r): Marianne Lesko, Shelley Wilkinson, Mary Krutz, Karen Hansen, Linda Kostka and Betty Stone.

2015 King Day

(l-r): Michael Lawler, David Faust (Sons of the American Legion Dept. Detachment Adjutant), Teresa Isensee (Auxiliary Department President), Ray McSherry (American Legion Riders President), Michael Helms (American Legion National Commander), Bob Shappell (American Legion Department Commander), Steve Krueger (Dept. NEC), Dan Rindt and Mike Kollmansberger (SAL Dept. Detachment Vice Commander).

Chippewa Falls Memorial Day parade

First Vice President Laurel DuBois with her chauffeur (for the parade) Donna Wall

Ho-Chunk Memorial Day Parade Pow-Wow

7th District President Marianne Lesko and Department President Teresa Isensee with members from the Black River Falls Unit.

President Teresa Isensee's Testimonial Dinner

Gary Lubich, Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander; Teresa Isensee, ALA Department President and Bob Shappell, American Legion Department Commander.

President Teresa Isensee's Testimonial Dinner

The Auxiliary Sisters (10th District)

l-r - Steve Isensee, President Teresa, Gerry Gully & Clif Sorenson

Washington D.C. Conference - 2015

Joyce Endres (NEC), Teresa Isensee (Department President), Jan Pulvermacher-Ryan (Office Policy Chairman), Connie Ryan, Diane Duscheck (Finance Chairman) & Mike Lawler (Sons of the American Legion)

Washington DC Conference - 2015

Mary Davis (National VA&R Chairman) & Diane Duscheck (Dept. Finance Chairman)

Department President Teresa Isensee with Vice Presidents (left to right) Bonnie Jakubczyk, Laurel DuBois & Laura Calteux.

Department leaders spent time reviewing the work of the Auxiliary during the past year and expectations for the future.

January 11, 2015 - Oconto Falls 302

Department President Teresa Isensee & Department Commander Bob Shappell

King Veterans Home visit

(l-r): Sandy Schoen (Admissions Director), Tammy Wood (SH Executive Director), Greg Reichenback (MH Executive Director), Teresa Isensee (ALA Department President), Shannon Hardel (Deputy Commandant), Amber Nikolai (Member and PR Director) & Dave Rademacher (OH Executive Director).

l-r - Department President Teresa Isensee, Steve Isensee, Department Commander Bob Shappell and Pauline Shappell

Department Officers at National Convention States Dinner

Department President's Reception

District 12 Fall Conference in Hawkins, WI

2014 Fall Informational Forum General Session

2014 Fall Forum Membership workshop

Honor Flight - Outagamie County

Outagamie County Airport

Fond du Lac - District 6 Concert Tour

Back Row (l-r): Danie Wilson (C&Y Chrm.), Sandra Hinkle (M. Louise Wilson), Amy Luft (Nat'l Security Chrm.), Judy Kuta (2nd District President), Laurel DuBois (1st V. P. & Poppy Chrm.), Teresa Isensee (Dept. President) & Beth Puddy (6th District President)

Front Row (l-r): Char Kiesling (Dept. Historian), Joan Chwala (Dept. Membership Chrm.) & Shirley Krier (Dept. Americanism Chrm.)

ALABGS Governor Madilyn Heinke & Department President Joyce Endres

President Joyce Endres with a few of the charter members of Wisconsin's 1st E-Unit

Eau Claire Standdown

Eau Claire Standdown

Wisconsin Veterans Home - Chippewa Falls

Commandant Mark Wilson and Department President Joyce Endres

Wisconsin Veterans Home - King, WI

Department President Joyce Endres with Commandant Jim Knight

Wisconsin Veterans Home - King, WI

Department President Joyce Endres with Department Commander Ken Rynes

Middleton Memorial VA Medical Center - Madison, WI

Entrance to the Poppy Shop, Zablocki VA Hospital

Poppy Shop - Zablocki VA Hospital, BLDG #1

(l-r): Shirley Meyer, 4th District President Donna Jensen, Department President Joyce Endres and a Veteran Poppy maker.

Zablocki Memorial VA Medical Center - Milwaukee, WI

Director Robert Beller with Department President Joyce Endres

President Joyce Endres visits the Christmas Gift Shop

President Joyce at the Christmas Gift Shop

Wisconsin Veteans Home - Union Grove, WI

President Joyce Endres with Commandant Reid Aaron

2013 Fall Forum - Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, WI

President Joyce Endres addresses the assembly

2013 Fall Forum - Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, WI

Department President Joyce Endres & NEC Diana Sirovina with Department Excellence Award

2013 Fall Forum - Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, WI

ALA Department District Presidents

Back row (l-r): Joan Wilkinson (8th), Andrea Page (7th), Donna Jensen (4th), Beth Puddy (6th), Barbara Johnson (11th)

Middle row: Judy Kuta (2nd), Chris Ertl (1st), Wilma Kidney (5th), Jean Erlewine (10th), Joanie Dickerson (3rd)

Front row: Barbara McDaniel (12th) & Linda Coppock (9th)

2013 Fall Forum - Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, WI

2013 American Legion Commander Ken Rynes brings greetings to the assembly

2013 Fall Forum - Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, WI

2013 Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander Dan Daily brings greetings to the assembly

2013 National Convention - Houston

The National President's Department Award & Unit (53-Eau Claire) Award for Excellence

2012-2013 National President Peggy Thomas &2012-2013 Department President Diana Sirovina

2013 National Convention - Houston

Receiving the National President's Department Award for Excellence

2012-2013 National President Peggy Thomas, 2012-2013 Department President Diana Sirovina & 2012-2013 Children & Youth Chairman Sharon Conaster.

2013 Department Convention - Oconomowoc, WI

2013-2014 American Legion Family Officers

(Back row) l-r: American Legion Department Commander Ken Rynes, Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander Dan Daily, American Legion Riders Association President Bob Lloyd

(Front row) l-r: American Legion Auxiliary President Joyce Endres, American Legion Auxiliary Junior President Caitlin Rosemeyer

2013 Department Convention - Waukesha WI

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch addresses the Auxiliary General Assembly

2013 Department Convention - Waukesha WI

2013 Department Convention - Waukesha WI

Bookkeeper Linda Cason was awarded with a PUFL membership for her 40 years of service with the Department of Wisconsin American Legion Auxiliary.

2013 Department Convention - Waukesha, WI

American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas (left) with Dept. of Wisconsin Bookkeeper Linda Cason.

2013 Department Convention - Waukesha WI

American Legion Past Department Commander Leo Endres with American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas and 2013-2014 Department of Wisconsin President Joyce Endres.

2013 Department Convention - Waukesha WI

2012-2013 Department President Diana Sirovina with Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas

Wisconsin Tribute - Washington DC Conference

Joan Chwala (NEC), Diana Sirovina (Dept. President) & Diane Duscheck (Finance Chairman).

2013 Mission Training Session - held January 12-13 in Minneapolis, MN.

Pictured (l-r): Kris Nelson (Past National President), Coral Grout (National Legislative Chairman), Martha Corriher (National Girls Nation Chairman)

2013 ALA Mission Training seminar - held January 12-13 in Minneapolis, MN.

Pictured (l-r): Diane Weggen (Leadership Dept. Chairman), Jean Penk Walker, Virginia Kodl (VA&R Dept. Chairman), Diane Duscheck (National Americanism Chairman)

Ruth Fish of Unit 72 (Sturgeon Bay) receives 50 Year Member Pin

Pictured (l -r): Linda Coppock (9th District President), Ruth Fish (Unit 72), Unit 72 President Glady Schommer, Past Department President Berne Baer.

2012 National Convention - Indianapolis, IN

Pictured (l-r): ALA National President Kris Nelson, Linda Wieck (National Woman of the Year) & Julie Stuhlmacher (Wisconsin Unit Member of the Year).

2012 National Convention - Indianapolis, IN

Pictured (l-r) Linda Coppock & Teresa Isensee

2012 National Convention - Indianapolis, IN

Wisconsin Delegation

2012 National Convention - Indianapolis, IN

2012 - National Convention, Indianapolis, IN

Pictured (l-r): Julie Stuhlmacher (Wisconsin's Unit Member of the Year), Diana Sirovina (Department President), Joan Chwala (Past Department President)

Jackson Unit 486

Celebrating 65 years

Pictured 16 sponsored Badger Girls State Delegates

Jackson Unit 486

Celebrating 65 years

Original Charter members: (l-r) Kathy Kies & Delores "Tudy" Heimerl

Unit 189 - Watertown 4th of July Parade

2012 Badger Girls State attendees:

(l-r) Juliana Herritz, Erica Phillips & Kimberly Schueller

2012 Department Convention - Middleton WI

Laura Calteux, Sue Hembrook, Bonnie Jakubczyk, President Diana Sirovina, Commander Wayne Jensen, April, Kris and Addison Kollmorgen.

2012 Department Convention - Middleton WI

Junior Member of the Year Katarina Petranovich, Junior Activities Chairman Anna Rosemeyer & Junior President Caitlyn Rosemeyer

2012 Department Convention - Middleton WI

Ann Rynes (Sgt @ Arms), Jeannine Conradt (BGS Chairman), BGS Governor Kate Wehrman, Dee Woolf (BGS Executive Director) and Linda Coppock (Ass't Sgt @ Arms)

2012 American Legion Auxiliary Bowling Tournament - Watertown (Unit 189 - host)

President's Team: Laura Calteux (Dept. Historian), Laurel DuBois (Dept. Chaplain), Joan Chwala (Dept. President), Teresa Isensee (Dept. Membership Chairman).

2012 ALA Bowling Tournament - Watertown (Unit 189 - host)

Department President Joan Chwala throwing the first ball of the tournament.

11th District Membership Rally

l-r: Kathy Warner (Rib Lake Unit 274), Dept. President Joan Chwala, District President Marge Derby, VA&R Chairman Virginia Kodl, 7th District President Diane Weggen & Legion Commander Denise Rohan

Celebrating Orfordville Legion family Birthday

l-r: David Abrahamson (Post 209 Commander), Penny Bastian (Unit 209 President), Department President Joan Chwala, Legion Commander Denise Rohan, Ron Hessil (1st District Commander), Jennifer Shea (1st District President), Debra Shaw (Rock County President) & Ron Shaw (Rock County Commander).

Brookfield Unit 449 Annual Luncheon

l-r: Dept. President Joan Chwala, Eleanor Roosevelt impersonator (Jessica Michna) and Lilli Schwantes (Unit 449 President).

Tomah Creative Arts Festival Awards Program

l-r: Dept. President Joan Chwala, Scott Showers (People's Choice Award winner in Visual Arts) and Pat Flanders (Tomah Hospital Representative).

Scott's entry is of Elizabeth Taylor, titled Cosmo-metics.

Watertown Unit 189 - Passionately Pink for the Cure event

Members wear pink, answer half a dozen pink questions, and receive pink door prizes. A donation is collected for the Susan G. Komen to support finding a cure for breast cancer.

Unit 189 Co-Chairman: (l - r) Karen Herritz & Pat Benzel

Items collected for the Christmas Gift Shop

American Legion Post 355 celebrating the Legion Birthday

Pictured (l - r): Amy Luft (Auxiliary Unit President), Jim Arentz (Legion Post Commander) & Bill Riedl (SAL Squadron Commander).

 

2011 Department Convention - Appleton

2011 Department Convention - Appleton

Joan Chwala being sworn in as the 2011-2012 Auxiliary Department President

Teresa Isensee & Joan Chwala

2011 Department Convention - Appleton

2010-2011 Department President & 2011-2012 Department President Joan Chwala

Libraries of Love

Earl & Joan Chwala

Gayle Janson (NEC), Barb Ludka (Poppy Chairman) & Joan Chwala (Department President)

Department President Joan Chwala

Mary Petrie (Public Relations Chairman) & Shirley Krier (2nd District President)

2011 Membership Rally - Portage

Teresa Isensee (Membership Chairman) & Joan Chwala (Department President)

2011 Membership Rally - Portage

Laura Calteux (Historian), Teresa Isensee (Membership), Joyce Endres (1st Vice President), Laurel DuBois (Chaplain), Joan Chwala (President)

2011 Membership Rally - Portage

Bev Tutas (Director of Hospital Volunteers), Andrea Page (Office Policy Committee) & Joyce Endres (1st Vice President)