Newsletter January 2020

Editor Don Jones 920.784.7668(

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Jan 4th Meeting Highlights

OFFICER NOMINATIONS—the detachment will vote for new officers at the March business meeting. If you would like to serve, or think that another member would serve, you can make your nominations at the February meeting. Please ask your nominee if they would want to serve the detachment as an officer. The elected officers of the detachment are:





FUNDRAISERS—As you know, the way the detachment performs its mission of helping Marines in need is through fundraising. Our recent Rose fundraiser near Lambeau Field was very successful, but, our Harvestfest event did not meet our expectations. This year, we will try to have a 3-DAY BRAT FRY at Valmy. AND, we are also attempting to have a brat fry at one of the Festival stores in Green Bay. No dates have been set at this time, but, we will be needing a lot of volunteer support when we do. The brat fries and Harvestfest is where we get the funds for general operations. We will also be doing a fundraiser at a Brewer game in Miller Park.


Jan 25 MCL Dept. of Wisconsin Winter Conference

VFW Post

552 S. Evans

Sheboygan, Wi

NEXT MEETING: DATE: Feb. 1, 2020

TIME: 10:00 AM

LOCATION: DAV Facilities

1253 Scheuring Rd.

DePere, Wi

2019 Summary of Meetings, Events, Activity Participation, Programs and Donations


General Membership Meetings

January 5         Membership meeting at Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay

February 2       Membership meeting at DAV, De Pere

March 2           Membership meeting at Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay

April 6             Membership meeting at DAV, De Pere

Newly elected officers took oath of office

May 4              Membership meeting at Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay


Revised Bylaws and Administrative Procedures voted upon and approved.


June 1              Membership meeting at DAV, De Pere


July 6               Membership meeting at Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay


August 3          Membership meeting at DAV, De Pere


September 7   Membership meeting at Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay


October 5        Membership meeting at DAV, De Pere


December 7    Membership meeting in De Pere


Events and Activities

June 8              Detachment Devil Dog Reunion Celebration Picnic in Algoma

November 8    Detachment’s Marine Corps League Birthday Celebration, Nightingale Restaurant, Sturgeon Bay

November to December         Toys for Kids, Door County

November to December         Toys for Tots, Brown County Area


Activities to Support Veterans

May 18            Armed Forces Breakfast at Corpus Christi Church, Sturgeon Bay

Members volunteered to help prepare food days beforehand and cooking                                                                      and serving on the day of the event.

Memorial Day   Detachment members participated in the event with flags, reading the names of veterans and sponsorship of a reception.

July 8               “Tee It Up for the Troops” at Horseshoe Bay, Door County

Detachment members volunteered at the 16th hole where the flag was replaced by the US flag.  The detachment donated $500 to sponsor a veteran to play in the event.

August 18        Brown County Fair’s Military and Veterans’ Appreciation Day

Booth set up, contact with veterans, and networking with other organizations.

August 25         Green Bay Vet Center Booyah Bash, Green Bay

Members had a booth set up along with the detachment trailer as a backdrop.

November 2    Official greeters at the Stars and Strips Honor Flight 2019 – Flight of Champions at Austin Straubel Field

November 9    4th H.O.O.A.H.  Ruck March

Detachment members were greeters to returning marchers who had marched 20 miles with a 20-pound pack to raise fund for suicide prevention amongst veterans and active duty personnel.

November 11   Participated in the Veterans’ Day event at Southern Door High School


December       10 Holiday Baskets to 10 of about $100 each distributed to needy Marine families within Brown County

Baskets were also distributed to about 5 Marine veterans in Door County

December       Donation to the Patriot Guard Riders to support veteran families’ Christmas packages ($1,000).



Presentations and Recognitions

Eagle Scout/Good Citizenship Awards

Alexander Quigley

Eli Komp

Bennett Schmitz

Color Guard Services

Funeral of Sr. Vice Commandant James Vanidestine

Memorial Day Activities, Sturgeon Bay

September 19 Presentation of the colors prior to the Milwaukee Brewers game

General Activities

January 5         Detachment business cards distributed (first time addition to the detachment)

May 4              Revised Bylaws and Administrative Procedures approved

June                Judge Advocate Jason Maschke is the detachment’s Marine for Life Liaison

August 3          Detachment Goals and Activities Handout approved for printing and use at events to promote awareness of the detachment.

September      Began the printing and mailing of a detachment newsletter


New Members

Tom Lawton

Scott Meverden

Bill Wiesner, Jr.


Fundraising Events

September 21 Harvest Fest, Sturgeon Bay

November 10  Rose Sale at Packers game



Donations to Organizations       

Tee It Up for the Troops, Door County (July 9)                                                          $500

This sponsored one veteran and guest to participate.


Marine Corps Birthday Ball, Green Bay                                                                       $500


Shop with a Cop, Door County                                                                                   $100

Shop with a Cop, Brown County                                                                                $100

Shop with a Cop, Kewaunee County                                                                          $100

Shop with a Cop, Oconto County                                                                               $100

Shop with a Cop, Twin Cities (Marinette & Menominee, MI)                                    $100

Patriot Guard Riders ($300 support package for one family)                                  $1,000

Noteworthy Events

August            The detachment was the recipient of the National Junior Vice Commandant Citation for exceeding the previous year’s membership.

November 10  The detachment raised $7,566.25 during its rose sale at the Green Bay Packers game.

December 7    The membership voted to submit the name of North East Wisconsin Detachment as its new name to better reflect its actual membership.


Newsletter December 2019

Editor Don Jones 920.784.7668


Meeting Highlights Dec. 2019

  • The most important item of business was the proposed detachment name change. After a short discussion, the membership voted unanimously to request that MCL National rename the detachment to:


        The application was completed and signed by all members present. That will be submitted to National for approval.

        We hope that the name change will positively influence potential members as we all strive to build our detachment in our continuing mission to help fellow Marines in this area.

  • The members voted to donate $1000.00 to the PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS, assisting them in helping needy veterans in the area to provide a happy Christmas for their families.

  • The detachment also voted to continue publishing this NEWSLETTER in its current format. The main purpose of the newsletter is to help inform members who do not have Internet access of detachment actions, and upcoming projects and activities.By doing so, we hope to encourage members to become more active in the detachment. 



Sunday $3,059.89 was collected in the area near Lambeau Field before and after the game. Monday 321 toys were collected and delivered to the Reserve Center plus a check for an additional $400. Wednesday an additional 418 gifts for children were turned delivered to the Marines at WBAY building on the last day for collections.

Total funds collected by Detachment in Green Bay area $3,459.89, total gifts for children by Detachment in Green Bay area 739.

Thomas Howlett

Merry Christmas Marines!

I would like to share with our members the difference that our Detachment had on the Marines in our local community.  Thanks to the fundraising our Detachment did this year, we were able to put together 10 gift baskets for Marines in need this Christmas.   The gift baskets included this year:

  • ·USMC 60” x72” fleece blanket  
  • ·$50 Festival Foods Gift Card
  • ·$25 Kwik Trip Gift Card
  • ·Handmade Christmas Ornaments 
  • ·Seroogy’s Chocolates 
  • ·Christmas Card

At the time of this article was written, R.D. Jones and I have been able to deliver 8 of the 10 gift baskets.  We were fortunate to be able to see and experience the joy and happiness these baskets provided to the Marines that received them.  I would like to personally thank you for your support throughout 2019 and hope that we have a successful 2020 so that we can continue to make a difference in the lives of the Marines that live in our community.

Semper Fi Jason Maschke Judge Advocate


In Door County, Larry Karnitz, Bill Karas, Bill Vinnes, Greg Brauer, Jim Brauer collected for TOYS FOR KIDS. I would say we had 3 van loads, including 8 bicycles, 3 Detachment trailer loads of presents.We delivered to 34 places in Sturgeon Bay, one in Brussels, one in Forestville.  Other groups picked up the toys in Northern Door County.  Phil Young Automotive donated the use of a van.




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NEXT MEETING:        DATE: JAN 4, 2020
                                   TIME: 10:00 AM
                                        MAPLE STREET
                        STURGEON BAY, WI

The goals of the Door Peninsula Marine Corps League Detachment #1130

  • To preserve the traditions and promote the interests of the United States Marine Corps.


  • To connect those who are currently serving in the United States Marine Corps with those who have been honorably discharged from that service.


  • To prepare and encourage its members for the duties of citizenship.


  • To hold sacred the history and memory of the men and women who have given their lives in service to their country.


  • To aid and render assistance to all Marines, as well as, their families.


  • To promote the honoring of the history of the United States Marine Corps and the observation of the anniversaries of historical occasions of interest to Marines.

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