Bloomer Chamber of Commerce

Bloomer VFW & American Legion

Marin A. Treptow, American Legion, Post 295  PO Box 71, Bloomer  WI  54724    715-568-5854
James Quinn, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6175
Bloomer, WI - Activities Profile


American Legion meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month starting at 7:00 P.M. at the Veteran’s Memorial Clubhouse.   VFW meets the second Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Veterans Memorial Clubhouse. The annual Christmas Party serves as the December meeting.

Current Officers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars:

  • Commander: Jed Derks
  • Senior Vice Commander: Charlie Rubenzer
  • Junior Vice Commander: Loto Pahulu
  • Quartermaster: James Sabish

Local Activities:

  • Conduct burial services with including presentation of flag display case.
  • Host Memorial Day Services and reception.
  • Participate in local parades.
  • Participate in Veteran’s Day Program.
  • Conduct American flag disposal ceremony.
  • Sponsor Scouts.
  • Sponsor Bloomer American Legion Baseball team.
  • Present American Legion Citizenship Award at high school graduation.
  • Provide an annual scholarship to a graduating senior.
  • Coordinate a display booth during the Bloomer Fair.
  • Provide Color Guard within the Bloomer community upon request.
  • Conduct a Fourth of July ceremony to local nursing homes.
  • Participate in the Love Light Tree.
  • Co-host an annual Christmas party.
  • Provide Flags for Main Street.
  • Sponsor two Bloomer High School students for attendance at Badger Boys State.
  • Coordinate area Blue Star Banner Program.
  • Comradeship with other veterans.
  • Send monthly care package to area service members experiencing combat deployment.
  • Assist with community Mission Welcome Home.
  • Host an annual benefits update meeting with Chippewa County Veterans Service Officer.
  • Provide subscription of Legion magazine for the Bloomer Library.
  • Participate in an annual community service project.

State Activities:

  • Host County American Legion meeting during the month of April
  • Contribute financial support to Girl Scouts, United Way, and others
  • Support the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery
  • Attend district and state conferences

National Involvement:

  • Lobby public officials for Veterans Affairs
  • State and National magazines
  • Reduced rates on insurance, motels, and car rentals

Current Projects:

Working with other community members, the American Legion is promoting the development of a Veterans Memorial/Tribute for the Bloomer area. The project involves public relations, planning development of an appropriate site, designing an appealing memorial, construction labor, and fund-raising.  For more information on the Veteran's Memorial, please visit:  Bloomer Veterans Memorial

Publications 

Bloomer Guide 2015

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Children's Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Gifts for Kids Program
Thursday, November 01, 2018

Ladies Night Out
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Light Up The Park
Friday, November 23, 2018

Santa at the Pool
Friday, December 07, 2018

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Home Lighting Contest
Sunday, December 16, 2018

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Bloomer Chamber of Commerce | 1731 17th Avenue| PO Box 273 | Bloomer WI 54724 | Phone: 715-568-3339 | Fax: 715-568-3346