August 2015

As your new Chaplain, let me introduce myself. I have been married to my wife, Linda for 36 years. We have two children, Melissa Hoefling and Shane Sankey and one grandchild, Helena Hoefling. I retired in 2014 after 46 years in the grocery business and have lived in Stevens Point, Eau Claire, Fort Atkinson, Oshkosh, Green Bay and now McFarland. I served in the National Guard from 1970 to 1976 and currently enjoy pan fishing (Pleas...Read More

July 2015

I want to thank all of you who have helped me over the last two years. This position of Chaplain is one that helps someone to keep tabs on what is going on with the Legion and helping those in need. I will be around to help the new Chaplain and see everyone at the Legion. It has been a great two years and once again, I thank all those who helped me. God bless. Chaplain Chuck

June 2015

Although Memorial Day has come and gone, I feel it is good to reflect on its origin. Therefore I am repeating the article submitted by Mike Valdovinos back in May of 2012. was 1866 and the United States was recovering from the long and bloody Civil War between the North and the South. Surviving soldiers came home, some with missing limbs and all with stories to tell. Henry Welles, a drugstore owner in Waterloo, New York heard the...Read More

May 2015

It is a beautiful day in McFarland and here I am sitting in front of the computer. I hope that all of you are doing those things that make you happy. The beauty of the day reminds me of one of the prayers I have used at one of our meetings. It goes like this: Dear Lord, we thank You for these days wherein we are given the freedom to make decisions for the betterment of our Legion, Auxiliary and S.A.L. programs – to obtain knowle...Read More

April 2015

Easter is just aroiund the corner. Spring is a time for life to start fresh. Those of you who have lost someone, we pass on the thoughts and prayers from everyone. For those who are not quite feeling up to par, we hope you will be doing better soon. At the last board meeting, a number of items were discussed. One of them was the American Legion Family Memorial Fund. This program enables the Legion to perform the duties I have as the Chaplain...Read More

March 2015

I am sorry to say that the young people we are sending overseas are finding the areas where they are going to be unsafe. We have about 20,000 people overseas now and last year we lost 150 to the dangers of war. I would like to see all of the members of the American Legion supporting the good intentions of these, our nation’s caregivers, as they encounter the chances of danger. “Father, we come to you, humble children seeking guidance as we end...Read More

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