NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2021
COMMANDER'S CORNER
Matthew Kampainen, DAV WI Commander

Happy Holiday Season and
Prosperous New Year!

Hello DAV Brother and Sisters,

Things have slowed down a lot since Fall Conference, but the mission never stops. For example, as has National, our BPTL Al Labelle has been sending out the legislative updates. Please, when you can, reach out to your representative at both state and national levels to push those bills through. The legislative work Al does is only one part, you the members, are the other parts to make sure the DAV and the Veteran's voices are heard.

Things will be moving slower over the holidays, and Winter is Coming, but that doesn't mean we stop "Keeping our promises to America's Veterans." At the chapter level, you have always helped Veterans down on their luck, and during the holidays, it can be dark times for many reasons. So, you have always done what you can to brighten those days, and I hope to keep seeing all the good work continue. We at the department are proud to see all the chapters giving back to the Veteran community in their area. 

As many know, I open my home to the Veterans, friends and family that may not have anywhere to go on Thanksgiving. So whether you stop in for the day or stop to grab a plate, I am happy to have anyone that would like to come. I have been doing this since 2005 with my mom. We started this right before my second deployment to Iraq. Unfortunately, she passed in early November 2016, but my daughters helped me push through my hard times and told me that we couldn't stop our tradition because grammy loved helping others and that there were others out there that needed us as we needed them. It is a challenging period for many of us, so let's all do what we can to be someone's light in the dark.

I hope everyone has a Happy Holiday Season and Prosperous New Year! 
2021 DAV FALL CONFERENCE
Training Presentations at the 2021 Fall Conference. Learn More.
2021 FALL CONFERENCE - TRANSPORTATION
Transportation Reports at Fall Conference. Learn More.
FALL CONFERENCE - VETERANS AFFAIRS VOLUNTARY SERVICES
VAVS Representatives Reports at Fall Conference. Learn More.
MEMBERSHIP
What does DAV mean to our members? See Video.
DAV AUXILIARY
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SINCLAIR CARES: SUPPORTING ALL VETERANS
DAV WI and Sinclair partnered on Supporting All Veterans campaign. See Videos.
DAV CHAPTER 31 FUNDRAISER
DAV Chapter 31 partners with Culver's to raise funds for veterans. Learn More.
NATIONAL DISABLED VETERANS WINTER SPORTS CLINIC
National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic coming soon. Learn More.
FROM THE DAV DEPARTMENT ADJUTANT LARRY HILL

HAPPY HOLIDAY'S Comrades!

It’s the season of thanks, sharing and celebration.

I thank all my fellow DAV members for all they do in service to our veterans. It’s also a time to share with those in need. Let’s not forget them as we spend time with family and friends celebrating the season.

Our Fall Conference in October was very successful based on feedback from those in attendance. We received some great feedback that will make next year’s conference even better and we look for attendance from all Chapters. The next conference will also have Chapter Service Officer training.

This year the Department has really done great in submission of the AFR’s and 990’s. As of this writing we’re only missing one AFR and two 990’s.

National Headquarters is conducting more and more Webinars. Recently there have been webinars addressing Scholarships, LVAP, and Legislative Updates. The Webinars are announced and normally have open enrollment down to the chapter level. I encourage all to participate when possible. The information is excellent, timely, and will improve our operations.

The Department will begin conducting webinars next year. A schedule will be prepared for the presentations, and there will be open enrollment for anyone that wish to attend.

Wishing you all a great 2022!
Wisconsin DAV Headquarters
1253 Scheuring Road Suite A
De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: 920.338.8620
Fax: 920.338.8621
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