Finance Committee Purpose:

The purpose of The Department Finance Committee shall be to approve, budget and audit the expenditures of the Department, its decisions being final unless overruled by a majority of the members present at a regular or special meeting of the Department Executive Committee. The Department Finance Committee shall have the authority to engage the auditors for Department Funds. The committee meets at the Department Fall Meetings, Midwinter, Department Spring Meetings, Department Convention, Annual Budget Meeting and at the call of the Commander.


Jim Chapin, Chair - St. Croix Falls

Robert Gammon, Vice Chair - Muskego

Wayne Jensen, Member - Milwaukee

Jennifer Rumbold, Member - Oshkosh

Donald Stone, Member - New Berlin

Ken Rynes, Member - Richland Center

Fundraising Chair is a consultant.

Jim Johnson, DEC Liaison


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