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
It’s not the price you pay for membership – it’s the price you pay to be eligible.
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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

Guy Mockler Navy/Vietnam Era
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.  
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.
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
Socially-distanced Veterans Day ceremony attendees.
Plover Legion Commander John Herek presenting the Veterans Day message with Plover Legion Chaplain Nancy Saunders.
Plover Post 10262 Rifle Squad Preparing (above) and (Below) Firing 3-Volley Salute
Plover VFW Chaplain Frank Raschka sounds Taps.
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.