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by the Tomah Chamber of Commerce  September 10.  This event was to highlight what Post 2180 is doing for the Veterans and the community. 
Ribbon cutting photo
left to right
Joan Sirek, AMVETS Auxiliary 1051, Duane Miskulin PNC, AMVETS Post 1051,
 Tony Worden, 1st Vice, Necedah, Don Vander Molen , Finance Tomah , Sherrine Madoza, Adjutant, Tomah , Deb Suchon, President, AMVETS Auxiliary 1051. Behind Sherrine, Glen Gallagher, Deputy Rep.@ Tomah VA, and Chaplain, 2180 Tomah.
Also in attendence was Jen and Deb Volunteer Services, Tomah  (Directly behind Deb Suchon)
  • Photo Credit: Deb Suchon


AMVETS Post 30 Networking to help Veterans

Post 30 Adjutant and Past Post Commander Kim Craddock  presented a plaque to Elks member Diane Hinze recognizing her help at the Post’s  Mash Blood Drive in June and thanking her and the Elk’s club for the opportunity for the AMVETS to raise money for the Emergency Fund within the Fox Cities.  Tim Cody, board member of Fox Valley Veterans Council, was with Kim as she pinned a White Clover on Diane.

AMVETS Post 30 of Greenville Wisc also presented a check of $535.00 to Fox Valley Veterans Council President Jim Strong for the  “Veterans Emergency Fund” which helps veterans in need financially.  The Appleton Elks club is a big supporter of Veterans having recently given $2500.00 to the Emergency fund.  Networking and working together makes the Fox Cities a major place of support for veterans.  The Fox Cities veteran population is over 8%!  https://www.foxvalleyveterans.org/


  • Photo Credit: Various Sources

AMVETS Post 30 Elks Golf Outing Hole 13 Fundraiser

AMVETS Post 30 of Wisconsin was fortunate to connect with the Appleton Elks Club during their Mash Blood Drive as it allowed them an opportunity to sponsor a hole at the Elks Golf Outing on August 17th.  To liven things up Post 30 labeled their 13th  hole the “Life Saver” hole and for a $10.00 donation they handed out rolls of life savers with raffle ticket on them. Raffle was conducted at the dinner held after the golf outing.   This 50/50 variable raised over $500.00 for the Fox Valley Veterans Emergency Fund.  Rick Vesperman and Kim Craddock enjoyed a great day on the Westridge Golf course meeting over 100 Golfers some of which were Veterans themselves!

  • Photo Credit: Various Sources

AMVETS Post 30

AMVETS Post 30 had a presence at the Greenville Rummage Sale and Brat Fry. Our Table was near our Memorial Garden site and we had great weather on Friday. We did get rained on a bit Saturday. Networking with community was the goal and we had a very special visit from our Post name sake’s sister.

Phyllis Palmbach came to our table to see what Myron Palmbach Post 30 continues to do in honoring her brother. Myron served in the army during WWII and was a POW who is buried at Ft. McKinney in Manilla having died from his wounds. Phyllis also had two brothers, Lawrence and Leonard, who served in the Air Force and the Navy. Here are some pictures from our efforts to raise Veteran awareness in our community:

  • Photo Credit: Rick Vesperman


AMVETS Post 30

AMVETS Post 30 of Greenville Wisc partnered up with Community Blood Center for their 32nd Mash Blood Drive.

Due to Covid the drive was moved inside the Fox Cities Exhibition Center to allow for safe distancing and entry control. The Appleton

Army National Guard provided the “Mash” feel hoisting camo netting. Volunteers and military associated displays from Fox Cities Veterans Council,

Elks Club, Greenville Lioness, VFW/Desert Vets, Blue Star Mothers, and Military Veterans Museum were on hand to support this event. Post 13 Commander and his AMVETS Rider wife Jackie came from Redgranite to support our event! AMVETS Post 30 is very proud to say that over 400 attended the event which began at 7 am. Temperature taking and Masks were required throughout the day. We had a total of 396 donors who gave blood by 6PM that evening. Blood is needed everywhere right now. Please be a Hero and give when you can! Here are some pictures from that event

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AMVETS Posts 13, 30, 57, AMVETS Riders Chapter 13, and AMVETS Districts 4 & 5

District 4 AMVETS Post 13 Members and Riders, along with members of Greenville Post 30 and District 5/Post 57 members convoyed out to the Neillsville Veterans memorial on June 6 2020 to witness multiple memorial presentations. Here are some of the pictures from that day.

Social distancing rules outside were used and masks were required in the gift shop. It was a beautiful and glorious day to honor our comrades.

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Post 13, Post 30, and Post 1212

Members/riders supported the March 7th  Fight Like a Soldier event for Alyssa Gruender who is literally fighting through seizures each day and for her life as she deals with Rasmussen’s Encephalitis.  AMVETS teamed up to work for VFW 2778 and ran four 50/50 raffles raising approximately $1000.00 for Alyssa’s medical and transportation support.  A special presentation by Outagamie Administrator Tom Nelson proclaiming March 7th as Alyssa Gruender day.  Desert Veterans also made a $1000.00 presentation to Alyssa.

CVSO David Holst was with us and many other veterans attended! We hope that this event, silent auction, basket raffles, and food sales, helps this courageous family who has given so much in the past to helping children with cancer through their co-founding of Snowdrop Foundation and who now finds themselves seeking help.  Alyssa continues to fight through each day and with all our prayers we hope they find a cure soon. Special thanks to  VFW 2778- Jon Pylypiv who rallied for the cause, doing a lot of labor for this event (Yes I will work on getting him in AMVETS Post 30!) Thank you to all who attended and gave support to this event!  Please continue to  keep Alyssa in your prayers!

  • Photo Credit: Rick Vesperman


Post 30

Greenville AMVETS Post 30 supporting the proposal of Veterans Day for the HMONG Military who helped save many Americans during the Vietnam War. Many of HMONG People had to flee their country from persecution of those efforts.  Rick Vesperman, Kim Craddock, Jim Strong, and Jack Voight came to hear post member Sen Roger Roth  speak on this  new bill being proposed to recognize  May 14th as the official day in Wisconsin to recognize HMONG-Lao Veterans Day. Thanking the brave soldiers and their families as well as sharing stories and sacrifices was humbling opportunity and one we were honored to be apart of.  Please support the new Bill to recognize May 14th as HMONG Veterans day.  Please consider attending the event on Capital steps on that day.

  • Photo Credit: Rick Vesperman

District 4 - AMVETS Veteran of the Year

District 4 Vice Ron Griffin holding up his AMVETS Veteran of the Year Polo he received at Jan 26 2020 District Meeting held at King!

  • Photo Credit: Rick Vesperman


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