DAV WIS Chapter #11

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                Welling – Washbush Chapter #11, Fond du Lac                                              

Aug. 7, 2018

     The Aug. 7th monthly meeting of DAV Fond du Lac Chapter #11 was called to order by Commander, Steve Mielke at 6:00 pm.    The prayer before our lunch was lead by the Auxiliary Chaplain Ella LaCrosse. 

    The business meeting of the Chapter began at 6:30 pm. Commander Mielke opened with a salute to the Flag.  Chaplain Gary Davidson held the opening prayer and the POW-MIA ceremony.  

    Roll call of Officers - All Officers were present.  Dan White a 5 year member was also present, there were 15 members in attendance.

     The Adjutant Paul Birschbach distribute the July 3rd minutes for the members to approve as presented. No corrections so the minutes were approved as presented.

     Treasurer’s Report – Checking account $6,389.57 and $32.37 in petty cash, Convention expense was paid to the 3 delegates.  Bill against the Chapter was $97.65 for lunch.  The Chapter held a Brat Fry on Aug. 3, 4, & 5th in Lomira near Hwy 41.  Profit was around $925.65.  Treasure Jerry Easton thanked all the members that helped in this new Brat Fry project.  Met new and old members and will try to do this again.

     Forget Me Not for Chapter was on July 27 & 28 in the Fond du Lac area restaurants and stores.  Adj. Birschbach thanked the members for their help in this project.  All monies were given to the Treasure and will report the results at the Sept. 4th meeting.  A thank you card was given to all the business that let us use their restaurants and stores to offer the flowers.


     The DAV Chapter #11 has a new office in the Legion Clubhouse, should be fine for our needs.  Thanks Legion Post 75!


     New Business – Gary Davidson motion to have a Brat Fry on Aug 25th rain date Sept. 1 &2nd

 2nd by Larry Wodack.  Motion carried.  Chapter #11 will again give plants to the area veterans that are confined to a nursing home.  An annual D.A.V project that gives the Vets in the homes a special day on Nov. 11th Veterans Day.  Adj. Birschbach will be in charge of this again with the help of all the members and Auxiliary.  Nov. 11th is on a Sunday and the times might change on when the nursing homes have their times for distribution.  Haentze Floral will be this years place to get the plants.  More on this project later.


     DAV State Fall Conference will be at Holiday Inn Stevens Point Oct. 11 -13.   Members need to register and confirming a room by Sept. 10th.   Registration is $35.00 & guest $25.00, the Service Officers training on Thursday Oct. 18th.  Please send in your own Registration and booking the Room, and the member will be reimburse later.


         Being no more business the Commander Mielke held the closing ceremony.  Chaplain Davidson undraped the POW-MIA chair and had a closing prayer.  Meeting adjourned at 7:07 pm with the motion to adjourn by Jerry Eaton,  2nd by Bruce Donovan, motion carried.


Submitted by Paul A. Birschbach Adjutant        

Attendance drawing winner – Bruce Donovan


Next Meeting Sept. 4th at 6:00 pm   Submitted by. Paul Birschbach Adj.


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