PLOVER VFW

Post #10262
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WELCOME

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
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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
Canteen Hours:
  Temporary Hours

    Tues - Sunday 2:00 to 10:00pm
    Closed Monday's

Limited seating

  Happy Hour
    Tuesday - Thursday  3:00 - 6:00pm

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: Closed
New Years Day: 3:00 Party 
Jake's Kitchen
Will Open
Thursday, June 4 & 
Friday, June 5th for Fish Fry

 Limited inside seating in dining hall
by reservation ONLY

     Carry outs will be available
Please Click here for Details

Call (715) 341-8414 for Take-Out

2 September 2019 Never Forgotten Honor Flight 37
7 December 2019 Will Lehner Book Signing

Plover VFW Post member and Pearl Harbor Survivor Will Lehner book signing was held at tth  at the Post on Pearl Harbor Day - Saturday, December 7th at 3:00 p.m. – to sign his newly released book

Wil Lehner served on the USS Ward in the Pacific, which fired the first shots of WWII when they encountered and sank a Japanese mini-submarine in the waters near the entrance to Pearl Harbor. 

All proceeds from the book sales support the Never Forgotten Honor Flight
15 December 2019 - Santa Stops by for Breakfast!  

Rifle Squad Santa Breakfast on Sunday, December 15th. Children flocked in to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas and receive a package of gifts from the Plover VFW. 
21 October 2019 Never Forgotten Honor Flight 38
Eric Ecklund - Army/Vietnam
Perry Engel - Air Force/Vietnam
Darrell Berg - Navy/Vietnam
Guy Mockler Navy/Vietnam Era
James "Jim" Cline - Navy/Vietnam
14 December 2019 - Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Wreaths Across America Ceremony conducted by the Plover VFW Rifle Squad  and the Civil Air Patrol - Stevens Point Composite Squadron at the Korean War Memorial on Saturday, December 14th.

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.
15 December 2019 - Santa Stops by for Breakfast!  

Rifle Squad Santa Breakfast on Sunday, December 15th. Children flocked in to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas and receive a package of gifts from the Plover VFW. 
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.  
Above: Members of the VFW team include (from left) Scott Halverson, Norb Strasser, Mike Zynda, John Herek, Ron Stoflet, Guy Mockler, Ray Gauthier and Darrell Berg. Plover VFW Auxiliary member Debbie Manthey (not pictured), also assisted with the cleanup.

  Below: Post members Norb Strasser (left) and Ron Stoflet gather up trash along Hoover Avenue for disposal.
Above - Post members Mike Zynda (left) and John Herek set off from their starting point at Hwy. HH on Hoover Avenue to collect trash. 

Below - Post members Scott Halverson and Rifle Squad Commander Guy Mockler collect trash along Hoover Ave. near Hwy B.