Upon running a Google search regarding the Veterans Lounge at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for a class project, I unearthed something of concern.
Currently, there is a “Whitewater Veterans Center Project,” which is an ongoing attempt to collect funds.
The website home page does not share who is the listed nonprofit, which is required for tax-deductible EIN listing for donators. Only on the donation page. The hosting nonprofit must be listed on the title page.
The website says “verified” located on the “donate” page but does not share specifically who is the ranking member of the committee for the VFW Post. The website does not have a tool bar nor list a point of contact.
The VFW does not need a brick-and-mortar building to operate a “hub” as they suggest. The goal amount is $500,000.
A router and a server only cost roughly $25,000 and must be provided by the Veterans Administration, which is not indicated by the project. The project needs approval by the city for commercial zoning.
Where is the buy in from Whitewater listed on the page? The tool bar would include city manager minutes honoring the request presented by alders. The website does not share any of the information needed to launch the project.
Donating requires transparency. Right now, the VFW is running a virtual panhandler campaign seeking a large amount without providing backing by the city, which is ad hoc.
Do they have bonding insurance to cover that amount? From what I understand, a Post is only bonded at $50,000.
That was a figure thrown at me by State Liaison Mark Herrmann of Rolling Thunder Chapter 5, WI. I could be wrong. That’s why I am currently investigating all aspects between finance committees, quorum and their monuments committee.
My experience with the VFW witnessed unethical methods of reporting and relaying truth. The VFW has been a relentless barrier in my college success from VFW Wisconsin on down.
The truth? The Facebook icon takes the viewer to the Whitewater VFW Post 5470 Facebook page, who has harassed me and intruded in my personal affairs as a disabled veteran attending UW Whitewater by their quorum member Curtis Lemke.
Lemke interfered with my disability accommodations, who’s reputation as a bully intruded in veteran affairs outside his scope. Lemke loves sticking his nose in other veterans’ business as the past president of the Veterans and Servicemembers Organization.
Lemke also flexed his authority by intimidating disabled veterans like me on campus, who were VITAL transfers from Madison College where the Outpost 422 documentary began.
He now works for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.
Be cautious donating to this project until I get to the bottom of who is running the operation. Lemke is in charge of monuments for the city of Whitewater with the VFW Post.
There is an alternative here at Outpost 422.
Instead of donating a large sum to a group of thugs, you can invest in sharing blogs, which are free.
The blogs support veterans in journalism for post-combat readjustment who will be guided with truth that the veterans lounge is off limits to police jurisdiction and promotes joining the VFW. Outpost 422 monitors and relays academic abuse by the members of the VFW to ranking officials in Congress and the Wisconsin State Capitol.
Buy in does not require money. Team building starts with the “I Will Not Forget” workshop the Outpost 422 service provides for free.
The “I Will Not Forget” campaign is an oratorical task force that builds confidence in those who are falling behind in school. The service is mobile and virtual and only requires an annual sum of $50,000 to operate. Currently, I am self-funding and using bootstrapping with grants to provide the service.
The VFW does not share important information with you as a donor. Only sophistry, which is a persuasive tool the VFW communications operation uses for collecting money.
You as the donator need honesty and the VFW cannot provide you that service. I was a VFW Service Officer and left for this reason.
Please support my workshop as an alternative to handing over money to this group.
The UW Whitewater “I Will Not Forget” workshop trains future journalists how to speak with high-ranking officials in office as a relay for veteran in distress issues as a lobbyist. The project is an open records scavenger hunt for training future applicants for Project Veritas.
Be careful donating.
You can donate through the flow code on my van, which advocates for tearing the building down and using the recycled materials to build a brick monument instead.
A portion of the proceeds will go the “Youth Build Program” and will train Whitewater high school youth how to build brick arches and trim stone.
Outpost 422 is relaying information to Project Veritas for investigation and donation transparency. The notification announces the ongoing investigation behind the transparency issue.
Until we get to the bottom of this and find out where to locate financial reports, please be advised this method of donation collection is sketchy.