Newsletter–March 2020

Meeting Highlights Mar 7, 2020


While we did not have a business meeting, the six members present discussed some fund-raising events for the coming year.

The CoronaVirus pandemic has hit the United States as no other has done in recent memory. In an effort to protect our people from exposure to the virus, several actions have been taken that affect our detachment.

On March 17th, the National Commandant suspended Bylaws Section 940 for 30 days. That section deals with elctions and officer installations. If conditions continue as they are now, the National Board will take appropriate action.

Today, March 23rd, Governor Evers has shut down all but essential businesses in the state. This action will hopefully keep many people from being exposed to the CoronaVirus, and help the state get back to normal activities as soon as possible.

To comply with the Governor’s actions, the April 2020 business meeting is CANCELLED. When conditions are again safe, we will reschedule our meetings, and pick up where we left off.

We need to keep lines of communications open with our members. We ask that all members reach out to other membersby phone, text, or email to make sure that our members are in good health, and have all the necessary supplies for the coming weeks. Call each other and let everyone know that you are OK, and offer assistance if it is needed. REMEMBER, Marines take care of Marines, and we don’t leave anyone behind!

ALSO, if you have concerns or issues, call one of the detachment officers. We want to help! We are available:

COMMANDANT Paul Klapatch 920.743.6162

JR. VICE COMMANDANT Don Jones 920.784.7668

JUDGE ADVOCATE Jason Maschke 920.678.7368



March 14 MCL Dept. of Wisconsin Winter Conference Location: Winnebago Detachment 357 Club House 4715 Sherman Rd. Oshkosh Wi. 54901

April 24-25, 2020 ONE STOP VET SHOP at The MARQ on French Road in DePere—All Veteran Assistance organizations will be present to answer questions and help veterans with paperwork, etc.





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.

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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