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DAV SALT CITY Chapter #43
Manistee Michigan
Fulfilling Our Promises to the Men and Women Who Served
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The DAV Chapter #43 meeting scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, February First has been canceled. There is a sudden upsurge in COVID here. There were 121 new COVID cases last week here in Manistee County. Stay Home and stay safe. Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be 7 pm Tuesday,... Continue reading
Upcoming Events Roadside cleanup: Our Chapter has a section of Highway US-31 North of Manistee City for a roadside clean-up. In May we did the initial clean-up by collecting 40 bags of trash between Kerry Road and 8 mile Road. The Michigan Department of Transportation has installed roadside signs giving... Continue reading
Our Chapter has a section of Highway US-31 North of Manistee City for a roadside clean-up. In May we did the initial clean-up by collecting 40 bags of trash between Kerry Road and 8 mile Road. The Michigan Department of Transportation has installed roadside signs giving our Chapter credit for... Continue reading
Our next Chapter meeting will be at 7 pm (1900) Tuesday July 6th. This is our normal start time of 7 pm. The location has changed. The meeting will be face to face in a conference room in the West Shore Community College building in downtown Manistee. The address is... Continue reading
Our next Chapter meeting will be at 7 pm (1900) Tuesday June First. This is a return to our normal start time of 7 pm. The location has changed. The meeting will be face to face in a conference room in the West Shore Community College building in downtown Manistee.... Continue reading
Monday May 31st 2021 is Memorial Day. There will be no Parade here in the City of Manistee Michigan on Memorial Day. Also, there will not be a ceremony at Veterans Park on the North side of the Manistee River Ship Channel. Both events were cancelled this year due to... Continue reading
DAV Chapter #43 will be meeting Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 6 pm (1800 military time). NOTE: This is a time change. We will be meeting face to face at the Manistee VFW Post #4499 located at 1211 28th Street Manistee. The meeting is an hour earlier than usual because... Continue reading
Because of the recent increase in the number of cases of the COVID virus we will not have a face to face meeting in December. We do have a backlog of old business to take care of as well as some new business. We will be having a Chapter #43... Continue reading
This is to keep all our members informed about the activities of our DAV Chapter #43 since our last newsletter in January. Annual Dinner We did have our annual membership dinner in February before the COVID-19 virus shut things down. Our Chapter Charter is dated February 14, 1942 so we... Continue reading
We will be having a DAV Chapter #43 meeting outdoors at Red Szymarek Park at 7 pm Tuesday September First. The park is located at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Monroe Street on the north side of the City of Manistee. That is north of the Manistee River. Call... Continue reading
The August 4th Chapter meeting was held outdoors at Veterans Park in Manistee to permit better social distancing and for a breeze to dilute any COVID in the air. Traffic noise made hearing difficult during the meeting. The 7 pm September First meeting will be outdoors at Red Szymarek Park... Continue reading
The DAV Chapter #43 meeting that would normally be on July 7th is cancelled. My last email suggesting a telephone conference style meeting did not get any positive responses. We will wait until we can safely have a face to face meeting. I recently received a message that the DAV... Continue reading
The meeting of DAV Chapter #43 that we would normally have May 5, 2020 is cancelled. This is due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus. The only thing to report for our chapter in the last month is we received a donation of $100. I expect that our fund raising will... Continue reading
The Memorial Day parade in Manistee and the ceremony at gazebo in Manistee Veterans Park are cancelled. Depending on the virus situation we may have two short versions of the memorial ceremonies at the cemeteries. I'll pass the word when I know. Continue reading
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The Saginaw VA has shut down the Van Ride program at least until April 15. Most scheduled rides had been getting cancelled because the VA was cancelling appointments. The Manistee County Veterans Office is closed. Eric Sullivan is working from home helping veterans the best he can by telephone and... Continue reading
From the Cadillac News website updated 20Mar2020 6 pm CADILLAC — A Wexford County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from District Health Department No. 10. The local health department was informed late Friday afternoon by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, according... Continue reading
DAV Department of Michigan has cancelled all District meetings. I did a google search to try to determine just how close the COVID-19 virus is to us here in Manistee. I found that it is still to the south in the Grand Rapids area and to the north in Traverse... Continue reading
Due to the State of Emergency in Michigan, to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, by direction of DAV Department of Michigan, our Chapter will NOT be having a meeting in April. The Michigan DAV State convention in June may be cancelled. Chapter officer elections will be delayed this... Continue reading
Happy New Year. Also Happy Birthday to DAV. DAV National turns 100 years old in 2020. DAV National will likely have some events, mementos to sell and special fund raisers during the year to celebrate their centennial. Our DAV Chapter’s charter is dated February 14, 1942. We will be celebrating... Continue reading
Our DAV Chapter is continuing to support the program to provide free transportation for veterans needing to travel to their VA medical appointments. We bought 3 vans, one in 2012 and two in 2013, that are hitting the 200,000 mile mark. We are buying new all-wheel drive vans when the... Continue reading
DAV Salt City Chapter #43 Newsletter January 2019 Chapter activities since our last newsletter In August our Forget-Me-Flower sale raised a good amount of money in donations. We had fewer folks helping to sell the flowers but took in more money than last year. Forget-Me-Flower sale donations are used to... Continue reading
DAV Salt City Chapter #43 July 2018 Newsletter Chapter activities since our last newsletter DAV Chapter #43 member Roger Yoder has volunteered to represent us on the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Committee for Manistee County. This committee is set up to review grant requests for local veterans in need. ***... Continue reading
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Photo taken at Disabled American Veterans Chapter #43 dinner to celebrate helping local veterans for 75 years. DAV members present in the picture are: Dennis Johnson, Karen Korolenko, Stanley Wikosz, Birney Summers, Larry Rathburn, Rose Hammond, and Thomas Dutkavich along with their spouses and supporters. Continue reading
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Our Chapter held a well-attended thank you dinner for the volunteer drivers and their spouses in December. These are the folks who volunteer their time and talents to drive veterans to their VA medical appointments. They use the 3 vans that were bought by our DAV Chapter. This DAV service... Continue reading
No matter what branch you served in, whether you were peace time or war time, whatever your job path or how many years you served, raising your hand and committing yourself to service in the military was a brave and selfless act. Thanks to those who have served and those... Continue reading