Americanism Committee Purpose:

The Purpose of the Americanism Committee is to develop the spirit of Americanism among The American Legion and citizens and residents of the State of Wisconsin. To put into effect Americanism policies and programs of The American Legion. To coordinate any overlapping of programs dealing with Americanism. To oversee and report on programs that relate to Americanism and many youth programs. The Committee meets 3 times a year at Fall Meetings, Midwinter and Department Convention.


Karl Stuvengen, Chairman - Orfordville

Clif Sorenson, Vice Chairman - Eau Claire

Ronald Fregien, Member - Nekoosa

Jim Foster, A&G Scholarship Chairman - Waukesha

John Cumicek, Badger Boys State Representative - Seymour

Roger Mathison, Baseball Commissioner - Westby

John Edelblute, IV, Boy Scout Chairman - Cudahy

Harlod Rihn, County Youth Government Chairman - Mineral Point

Jeff Puddy, Department SAL Chairman - Fond du Lac

Norm Bednarek, Education & Scholarship Chairman - Portage

Robert Stone, Oratorical Chairman - Sheldon

DuWayne Wieck, Shooting Sports Chairman - Plymouth

Tim Hyma, American Legion Riders President - Black River Falls

James Johnson, WALLECA Chairman - Port Washington

Jean Balz, DEC Liaison


It's our mission to enhance the lives of our Veterans and their families, inspire the next generation of Wisconsin leaders, and promote the principles of The Legion in every community across the Badger State.

Together, we can accomplish so much for those who need us. We welcome you to our Legion Family.


Join WDVA for a virtual town hall meeting.Veterans, their families, and others in the veterans community are invited to join Governor Tony Evers and WDVA Secretary Mary Kolar for a Veterans Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m.

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will have the opportunity to hear what’s happening with and ask questions about WDVA programs, benefits and services. Participants will be able to submit questions related to veterans issues during this meeting.

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