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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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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
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
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
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
The Aleda E. Lutz Veterans Affairs Medical Center would like to share the following information for Veterans to receive their flu vaccine. Veterans receiving a flu vaccine from the VA must be enrolled and receiving care from the VA. The Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, 1500 Weiss Street in... Continue reading
Disabled American Veterans Salt City Chapter #43 provides rides for veterans needing to get to medical appointments. The transportation to and back home from VA arranged medical appointments is free to the veteran. The DAV Chapter in Manistee has 3 vans that are used to provide rides. These rides are... Continue reading
By: Leo Shane III, December 20, 2016 Veteran Affairs officials on Tuesday officially open the new Atlanta office for the department’s Veteran Crisis Line, nearly doubling the program’s capacity to aid suicidal veterans and servicemembers. The move comes amid growing demand on the service but also scrutiny over its operations.... Continue reading
Trauma embeds in the minds of combat troops at a cellular level. It takes prisoners from all generations. In the documentary film “Acronym: The Cross-Generational Battle With PTSD,” physiological adaptations that helped war fighters stay alive downrange have insidious effects back home. The veterans who tell their stories served in... Continue reading
Published in the Manistee News Advocate October 4, 2016 By CAITLIN DeLUCA Capital News Service LANSING — A bill to increase the number of disabled veterans receiving property tax exemptions faces cautious resistance from local governments that would lose revenue if it passes. And representatives of some veterans groups sympathize... Continue reading
Chat phone number: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 Texting number 838255 Online chat service: Veterans Crisis Line Connect with other veterans and family members dealing with similar issues: Make The Connection Resources and other information: American Legion Suicide Prevention Continue reading
This blog is currently under construction and will grow with information that is useful to our members, veterans and of interest to the general public. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Veterans making the transition back to civilian life must overcome many obstacles, and we provide programs that address their... Continue reading