DAV WIS Chapter #11

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The Sept 4th meeting of the DAV Fond Du Lac Chapter #11 was called to order by Commander Steve Mielke at 6:00 p.m. The prayer before the lunch was lead by the Auxiliary. Chapter supplied the food and the Auxiliary supplied the desserts.


The business meeting began at 6:32 p.m. with the opening ceremonies.

Chaplin Gary Davidson opened with a prayer and the P.O.W.-M.I.A. ceremony. Roll call of  Officers, all present except Bruce Donovan Sgt.-at-Arms and Trustees Sarah Lloren

and Glen Sanville.

Visitor, George Gilles 3rd District Commander.


The Adjutant distributed the Aug. 7th minutes. Being no corrections they were approved as written.


Treasurers report. Checking account $12,257,78

Petty cash. $32.37

Bills against the Chapter. Lunch for Sept. 4th meeting $75.97

DAV Shirts $204.02 and were distributed to those who ordered them.

Veteran in need. $356.02

Paul Birschbach. $5.17 for Thank You card printing.

Larry Woduck motion to pay the bills and approve treasurers report,

seconded by Gary Davidson, motion carried.

The Chapter needs to have their financial report due to the Dept. By Sept. 30 and will be done by then.


Old Business. Nation of Patriots will be in Beaver Dam Sept. 8th. Riders from the State will bring the flags in and parade the streets of Beaver Dam.


New Business. Veterans Day Nov. 11th will be on a Sunday.The time and place will be announced when it gets closer to the date. Nine nursing homes will be covered to give plants to the needed Veterans. Haentze Floral will make up the plants this year.

Adj. Paul Birschbach will chair the project with help from the members.

Fishing trip the weekend of Sept, 7-9 at a lake north of Green Bay. Any Veteran is welcome. Treasurer Jerry Eaton will take reservations. Salute the Troops is hosting.


Changing the Chapters name from Welling-Washbush to DAV Fond du Lac Chapter #11

was brought up. The Chapter was founded in 1936 and not much history on the names Welling and Washbush. The history can be found on our web page davwichapter11.yolasite.com Click on about us” and the history is there.

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The brat fry on Aug. 25th or Sept. 1st did not happen. The place had another commitment. The charcoal plus other condiments are on hand. Jerry Eaton motioned to give it to the American Legion to use at their brat fry. Seconded by Curt Gibeaut. Motion carried.


Motion by Curt Gibeaut to give $50.00 to the Dept. Of Wisconsin Auxiliary for their fall conference donation. Seconded by Jim Genz. Motioned carried.


Being no further business, Jerry Eaton motioned to adjourn, seconded by Jim Krumbein. Motion carried.

Commander Mielke held the closing ceremony. A closing prayer by Chaplin Davidson and P.O.W.-M.I.A. chair was undraped. Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.


Attendance prize. Paul Birschbach

Next meeting Oct. 2nd.

Adj. Birschbach will not be in attendance next month.

Submitted by Adj. Paul Birschbach


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