Wisconsin State Society U.S.D. 1812
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(L-R) A Michigan daughter; Char Janeczko King, Wisconsin State President; Helene Werner, Michigan State President; and two other Michigan daughters.
The Dossin Museum in Detroit, MI was the site of the first meeting to organize Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Celebrations.
The upshot of the meeting was to formally endorse (www.visit1812.com) the website linking state's activities, sharing plans, sharing the draft for states to enact legislation, creating networking opportunities, sharing the history of our unique states and places, and the optional tour of historic battlefields in Michigan and Ohio.
The Great Lakes Commission on Celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 was attended by representatives from Canada and 11 States of the USA, hereditary societies, National Park Service employees, Historic Site and Museum Directors, History Professors, and Government Representatives.
In addition to the June 18, 2010 meeting, more are being planned.
Wisconsin U.S.D. 1812, and Michigan U.S.D. 1812 attended, as well as men's society representative Allan Treppa.
Honorary State Pres. Carol Orth & State President Char Janeczko-King at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2010, to lay a wreath in honor of the veterans of the War of 1812.
Donation to the WI War of 1812 Prairie du Chien battlesite by Pres. Char Janeczko-King to Director Michael Douglass
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We made the Arcadia Newspaper with our presentation of the "Spirit of 1812" Award to Mr. Ron Wanek.
Thanks to Honorary State Presidents Evelyn Farris and Carol Orth, and State Secretary Ellen Kuchta for their attendance and for adding extra enthusiasm.
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Not only was it a newsworthy event, but they followed it with a complimentary luncheon - most generous.
Pictured are (L-R) Carol Orth, Ellen Kuchta, Evelyn Farris, Char Janeczko-King, NSUSD 1812 Chairman Connie Grund, Ron Wanek standing before the monument of Andrew Jackson and war of 1812 section of the Veteran's Memorial Park, Arcadia, WI.