DKREA Member Presents WWI Program at WREA District Meeting

Members of the Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association (DKREA) recently met in Appleton to attend the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association (WREA) District II Meeting. In addition to exchanging up-to-date information, the meeting highlighted educational challenges and issues. A presentation by Tom Mulinix on “The Doughnut Girls Story” during World War I provided an account of the first women ever to serve on the frontlines. These women from the Salvation Army helped U.S. troops in their fight against the pain, suffering, loneliness and horror of war. They made delicious doughnuts over a wood fire, stacked them on wooden dowels, and served them to troops on the frontlines.

The DKREA also received a facsimile check of $116,583.50, which represented 5,170 hours of community service by their members.

The WREA has more than 10,000 members and 60 local units. DKREA, the area’s local unit, has 75 members and holds a luncheon meeting four times a year. For more information contact Jesse Harness at 920.866.2012.

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