2022 VIM National Trips

Wisconsin Conference UMC


January 22-30, 2022  – Disaster relief –
Jackson County, Florida near Marianna, FL

More information will be forthcoming, but the emphasis will be on storm damage repair in homes of folks who have had major storm damage. The tasks will be in the repair phase not initial storm response. The repairs will be on houses from both Hurricanes Michael and other storms.
This is a drive to VIM work camp. Possible carpooling will be available depending on registrations numbers.
Cost Registration - $250 Checks made to: WAC/VIM
Registration deadline is January 1, 2022 
Leader - Chuck Wedemeyer, 3087 Fairway View Court, Hubertus, WI  53033
Cell – 414-517-5576;  jcwede@gmail.com
Registrar/Coleader - Wendy Jabas - 5036 W. Woodland Dr. Brown Deer, WI 53223; Phone - 414-354-6648, Cell phone - 414-544-6739; wjabas@sbcglobal.net

February 19 – 27, 2022– 
Storm Repair - Marion, Alabama

For this trip VIM is again partnering with Sowing Seeds of Hope, a grass roots community organization in Marion, Alabama.  Sowing Seeds of Hope is battling Perry County’s poverty issues on several fronts:  medical care availability, encouraging economic growth to provide local job opportunities, education, and housing.  It is in this last area that we will partner with Sowing Seeds of Hope, assisting homeowners with home repairs that allow individuals to safely stay in their own homes.  This could include construction of accessibility ramps, porches, or roofs. 
Marion is a community of 3500 people and almost 50% of the City’s residents live on incomes below the poverty line.
Housing will be at Siloam Baptist Church in Marion, with showers at the Marion Military Academy. 
This is a drive-to VIM work camp.  Carpooling may be possible closer to trip time.
Registrar/Co-leaders – Terri & Mike DeMaster, W5194 Garton Road, Plymouth, WI  53073; cell 920-946-3866 (M), 920-946-5001 (T); email mtdemaster4@gmail.com
Co-leader – Bob Clingan, 2706 Homestead Road, Madison, WI  53711; phone 608-284-9328; email rcclingan@gmail.com
Cost – Registration - $225 checks made payable to St. Luke UMC/VIM.
Registration deadline is January 19, 2022

Lake Charles, Louisianna; March 19 – 27, 2022
Storm / Disaster relief and repair

Work to be done here involves tornado and storm recovery. More details to follow.
Cost - $225. This is a drive to camp. Carpooling may be available.
Co–leader – Jeff Cupery, 100 La Crosse St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916; Phone: 920-887-8726; E-mail: jscupery1@charter.net; (Cell: 920-318-9513)
Registrar/co-leader – Tom Rossmiller - 3014 Graydon Ave., East Troy, WI 53120; Phone: 262-642-3727   E-mail:  tomarossmiller@centurytel.net

April 24 – 28, 2022 - SIFAT- Lineville, AL

Help maintain Campus.  Projects like clean village paths, help with erosion control, mulch pathways, paint fences, build garden shed, shred documents. List will be updated closer to trip.
MoreDetails to be announced.
Cost $225.This is a drive to camp. Carpooling may be available.
Co-leader - Wesley Hurlburt - 430 3rd Ave. N, Onalaska, WI 54650; PH:608-783-2652; weshurlburt@gmail.com

May 15 – 20, 2022
Pine Lake UMC Camp, Westfield, WI

Camp preparations and repairs for summer camping.
Participants will be staying at the Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader Retreat Center, which includes the Don and Elaine Mevis Wing.  Each room has one double and one single bed with private shower and bathroom facilities. Bedding and towels are also provided.
Projects include installing piers and docks, general spring cleaning and preparation for the summer season. The camp always plans a major project for us to complete.
Cost: $180 per person for the week; $36 per day. 
You are encouraged to come for a day or two if you are not able to spend the week. This is a drive to camp.
Please register in advance whether coming for the week or a day. 
A deposit of $36 is due with the registration form ASAP.
Checks should be made payable to WAC/VIM Camp and sent to Don Bastian.
Deadline is April 9, 2022.

Co-leader and Registrar:  Don Bastian, 1240 St. Huberts Drive, Hubertus, WI  53033.  (414)467-5015; Email: donfelice21@gmail.com
Co-Leader:  Don Mevis, Westfield, WI; (608)296-2827;
Email: mevis@frontier.com

June 21 – 25, 2022
Red Cliff Reservation, Bayfield, WI

This will be a repeat trip to that site to continue to serve the residents of the reservation and deepen the relationship with the Native American community there.
There is something for everyone to do as the needs vary from repair to ramp construction to helping with daily tasks when needed. There is always an abundance of cultural exchange on this trip.
This will be an adult/youth trip.
Cost is $150.00 for the week. (Deposit of $100 with registration form. Check made out to WAC/VIM Camp.)  Final payments due by June 1, 2022. 
This is a drive to camp.
The work camp will be limited to 15 people.
Co – Leaders are Joan Harvey and Bruce Koch
Registrar is Joan Harvey, 502 N. 12th St., Wausau, WI 54403; 715-845-1544
Email – jharveyall4him@gmail.com

September 25 - 30, 2022 
Lake Lucerne UMC Camp, Neshkoro, WI

Join us for a week of fellowship, fun and hard work!  Plan to arrive in the late afternoon (4 p.m.) and settle into your room in one of the Ridgewood cabins.  Our first evening together in Ridgewood Retreat Center will include dessert and an opportunity to learn about and sign up for the jobs for the week. We will share morning and evening devotions each day in Ridgewood. However, meals will be eaten in the Milton Giese Dining Hall, starting with Monday breakfast and concluding with breakfast on Friday.  
Tasks may range from cleaning out cabins (washing windows, sweeping floors) to bringing in the pier on the lake or cutting down trees and brush, or roof repairs, or laying new sidewalk, or building picnic tables! We will do what the staff asks us to do -- and more!  This is a great time of year to enjoy the changing colors of the trees and the last of our warm weather. 
This is a drive to camp.  Camp address: W6460 County Road YY, Neshkoro, WI 54960.

Cost: $180.00 – includes lodging, meals, work supplies and donation to camp.
Registration deadline is September 1, 2022 to insure adequate planning.  
 (Deposit is $36 with the registration form.  Check made out to WAC/VIM Camp.)

Registrar/Coleader: Gail Burgess - 6510 203rd Avenue, Bristol, WI 53104; Phone - 262-945-8578    Email - hb53104@aol.com  
Co-Leader: Donna Kiefer - momkiefer@juno.com    608-655-3097 (H); 608- 575-9529 

March 20-24, 2023
Midwest Mission Distribution Center, Pawnee, IL

Each year Wisconsin’s United Methodist churches support the Midwest Missions Distribution Center (MWDC) by collecting buckets of supplies for the Annual Conference Ingathering. These will become cleaning kits, school supplies or personal hygiene kits for men, women and children around the world. When all the supplies come in, they need to be inventoried, sorted and placed in the kits. This is just one of the many projects that happen at the Midwest Mission Distribution center.
Volunteers also help by sorting donated items, sewing-making & repairing clothes, helping with mailings, building school desks, repairing bicycles & sewing machines, helping to load/unload supplies, maintaining the buildings and grounds, or whatever the current requested needs are at the time. Midwest Mission’s strives to accommodate a wide variety of ability levels, from sit down work to manual labor.
For the trip to the MWDC we will be traveling to the campus on Sunday March 19. We will be staying at their facility, in 6 dorm rooms that will accommodate 2 adults in lower bunk beds and 2 dorm rooms with twin beds, that can accommodate 3 adults. On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday we will be working the morning and afternoon shifts of 3 ½ hours each. On Wednesday we will work the morning shift then visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Springfield, Illinois home of former president Abraham Lincoln from 1844 to 1861. Friday we will also work the morning shift and depart for home after lunch.
Food will be prepared by one (or more) of our VIM chef’s.

Travel to the site will be by individual car but car-pooling is always an option.

The trip will be limited to 18 registrations. Deadline for registration is January 19, 2023.

Cost: $225 per person including the material fee charged by MMDC.