Hospital Committee Purpose:

The purpose of the Hospital Committee is to provide entertainment and recreational programs at all Federal VA Hospitals and State Veteran’s Homes in Wisconsin, to work in close cooperation with the Department Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Committee, and to assist existing hospital facilities to aid in making the Veteran’s stay in the hospital as pleasant as possible. The committee meets 2 times a year, at Midwinter and Department Convention.


Joseph Hodgson, Chairman, Middleton VA Representative - Barneveld

Dan Jakubczyk, Vice Chairmant, Zablocki VA Representative - Oak Creek

Art Biesek, Member - Wisconsin Dells

James Hying, Member - Muscoda

Jame Young, King Representative - New London

Ken Schoolcraft, Tomah Representative - Black River Falls

Donna Swenson, Minneapolis VA Representative - Ellsworth

Bill Sporrer, Iron Mountain VA Representative - Porterfield

Roger Sass, Union Grove Representative - Lake Geneva

Earl Chwala, Chippewa Falls Representative - Gilman

Craig Ellis, DEC Liaison

The Department Service Officer is a Consultant to the Committee.


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Join WDVA for a virtual town hall meeting.Veterans, their families, and others in the veterans community are invited to join Governor Tony Evers and WDVA Secretary Mary Kolar for a Veterans Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m.

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will have the opportunity to hear what’s happening with and ask questions about WDVA programs, benefits and services. Participants will be able to submit questions related to veterans issues during this meeting.

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