Wisconsin Wing holds successful Legislative Day
Madison, Wisconsin – Wisconsin Wing kicked off its year-long celebration of CAP’s 75th Anniversary by holding a Legislative Day at the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin on March 2. The day featured more than 50 members from around the wing, and focused on educating legislators about Civil Air Patrol and its missions. This marked the second Legislative Day the wing has held in the past two fiscal years.
During the day members visited more than 125 legislators and legislative offices. The highlight of the day involved Governor Scott Walker issuing a proclamation recognizing the value of Wisconsin Wing and celebrating 75 years of service to the state and nation. The Governor presented Colonel Rose Hunt, Wisconsin Wing Commander, with the proclamation.
Throughout the day members received warm welcomes from legislators. The members divided into teams, with most teams having at least one cadet assigned to it. Members shared their personal stories about why CAP matters to them, as well as the value CAP provides to the state and to local communities.
Through the day’s efforts the Wing’s Legislative Squadron garnered more than 30 new members, doubling its size.