Welcome to Post 10262, located in Plover, Wisconsin. Our Post has been an active part of the community since 1978. As our community has grown, so has our Post. Our membership currently exceeds 200 Veterans, along with over 160 members of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Honor the dead by helping the living
Those Who Fought Together – Belong Together
It’s not the price you pay for membership – it’s the price you pay to be eligible.
Commander – Al Tessmann
Sr Vice Commander – Ken Anderson
Jr Vice Commander – Don Mugridge
Quartermaster – Darrell Berg
Chaplain – Frank Raschka
Surgeon – Bernard Yelkin
Judge Advocate – Mike McKenna
3Yr-Trustee – Scott Halverson
2Yr-Trustee – Andrew Suchon
1Yr-Trustee – David Verhage
Officer of the Day – Scott Halverson
Service Officer – Guy Mockler
Adjutant – Ron Stoflet
Upcoming and Recent Activities
Tues, Wed and Thu: 2pm to 11pm
Fri, Sat, and Sun:2pm to Closing Time
Expanded Limited seating
Tuesday - Thursday 3:00 - 6:00pm
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: Closed
New Years Day: 3:00 Party
FRIDAY FISH FRY
Limited inside seating in dining hall
by reservation ONLY
25 May 2020- Memorial Day Ceremony
In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions and in the face of gathering storm clouds, Plover VFW Post 10262 along with Plover Legion Post 543 conducted a private joint ceremony to honor our fallen Veterans. The commemoration included a reading by Commander Al Tessmann, a prayer by Chaplain Frank Raschka, a 3-volley rifle salute by the Plover VFW Rifle Squad, and the sounding of Taps by Plover VFW Auxiliary member Debbie Manthey.
16 May 2020- Earth Day Service Mission
Members of Plover Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10262 conducted a belated Earth Day community service “mission” with their annual spring cleanup of Hoover Avenue on Saturday, May 16th. The operation, originally slated for Earth Day week-end, was postponed twice in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions and inclement weather.
The “Cleanup Brigade” deployed teams of two or three and spent the morning collecting trash and litter along Hoover Avenue from Hwy B to Hwy HH.
July 2020 - VFW Post 10262 Presents 2020 Scholarships
In an special Ceremony, VFW Post 10262 presented it's three 2020 academic scholarships to by the Scholarship Chairman Mike Zynda (left) and Post Commander Al Tessmann. Congratulations to all our winners!
CLICK HERE for a detailed account of each winner and their scholarship.
Rachael Bouwer received the Bert Platta Scholarship
Tahlia Rogers received the Plover VFW Post 10262 Scholarship
Taylor Scott received the Mike Helgert Scholarship
11 November 2020 - Veterans Day Ceremony
In the face of a COVID-19 pandemic surge in the state, Plover Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10262 and Plover American Legion Post #543 conducted a small, socially-distanced joint ceremony at the Plover Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day to honor all servicemen and servicewomen who have fought for or are fighting for this county.
CLICK HERE for a transcript of the Combined Veterans Day Message.
Combined Veterans Day ceremony at Plover Veterans Memorial with Plover VFW Post 10262 and Plover American Legion Post 543
25 October 2020 - Flag Retirement Ceremony
Plover VFW Post 10262 Junior Vice Commander Don Mugridge spent a recent fall Sunday afternoon retiring 1276 American flags in the fire pit at his home in the town of Stockton. Don collects the retired flags from the flag box outside our Post, the flag box at the Portage County Waste Transfer Facility in Plover, and from a depository at Fleet Farm. The flags may range in size from a very small 2" x 3" to the large garrison-size flag at 20' x 38'. Each counts as one flag regardless of size and is respectfully retired. Thank you, Don, for ensuring our American Flags receive a proper and respectful retirement.
Plover VFW Announces Essay Competition Winners
Local winners of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy essay competitions were announced on Saturday by Plover VFW Post 10262 PP/VOD Chairman Norb Strasser. The winners received their awards in a special presentation at the post.
CLICK HERE for a detailed description of each awardee and their accomplishments.
Analise Rusch receives a first place award in the VFW Patriot’s Pen competition from PP/VOD Chairman Norb Strasser and Auxiliary President Barb Schultz.
Chase Kramer receives a second place award in the VFW Patriot’s Pen competition from PP/VOD Chairman Norb Strasser and Auxiliary President Barb Schultz.
Payton Hoffman receives a third place award in the VFW Patriot’s Pen competition from PP/VOD Chairman Norb Strasser and Auxiliary President Barb Schultz.
Madelynn Raschka receives a first place award in the VFW Voice of Democracy competition from PP/VOD Chairman Norb Strasser and Auxiliary President Barb Schultz.
Brothers Joshua Bourget (left center) and Jacob Bourget receive second and third place awards, respectively, from PP/VOD Chairman Norb Strasser and Auxiliary President Barb Schultz.
Plover VFW Mobilizes for Hoover Avenue Cleanup
Members of Plover Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10262 conducted an Earth Day community service “mission” on Saturday, April 24th with their annual spring cleanup of Hoover Avenue.
The “Cleanup Brigade” divided into teams of two or three, deployed to sites along Hoover Avenue, and spent the morning collecting trash and litter from Hwy B to Hwy HH. A two-man transport team loaded filled trash bags onto a trailer and transported them to a local disposal site.
Members of the VFW “Brigade” included Darrell Berg, Perry Engel, Scott Halverson, John Herek, Gary Jay, Larry Kinyon, Don Mugridge, Norb Strasser, Mike Zynda.
The first Earth Day was launched on April 22, 1970 to promote positive environmental action for our planet. The Post has participated in this environmental cleanup for the past 15 years.
Plover VFW Post members Larry Kinyon (from left), Mike Zynda, Norb Strasser, John Herek and Don Mugridge set out to collect trash along Hoover Avenue.
Plover VFW Post members Darrell Berg and Perry Engel gather trash and debris from the roadside along Hoover Avenue.
The transport team of driver Gary Jay and Scott Halverson rendezvous with Post member Darrell Berg (walking) to pick up filled trash bags
Plover VFW Post 10262 Rifle Squad Presents ROTC Award
Plover Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10262 Rifle Squad awarded a $1000 scholarship to University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ROTC Cadet Anna M. Dobbe in a small ceremony at the Post on April 30th. Traditionally, the award is presented at the Annual Army Pointer Company ROTC Military Ball, which was cancelled this year in observance of COVID-19 precautions.
Cadet Dobbe, currently a senior in the ROTC program, received the Plover VFW Rifle Squad award for an Outstanding Cadet from Plover VFW Adjutant and Assistant Rifle Squad Commander Norb Strasser.
Cadet Dobbe hails from LaCrosse and will graduate in May of 2021 with a major in business administration and minors in economics and military science.
She will commission on active duty for four months in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps at Fort Lee, Virginia, which provides supply and logistical support for military units.
Her first assignment will be with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Cadet Dobbe has been a member of the UWSP Women’s Tennis Team throughout her four years on campus. During her free time, she enjoys hunting with her father and sister and is an avid CrossFit athlete.
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