German Settlement History, Inc. Membership Application
You are invited to become a member of G.S.H.I. German Settlement History, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to protect, conserve and display buildings, artifacts and documents of historical value for educational purposes. Members are persons who contribute $25.00 or more at any time during the year. Membership continues through the month of January the following year. As a member of G.S.H.I. you will be contributing to our mission, receive the “Liberty School News” and will be eligible to vote in person or by absentee ballot at the G.S.H.I. January annual meeting.
We have six categories of donations and we have named them in honor of the historic logging development of this community.
Swamper – (Non-Member) $1.00 to $24.00 per year… Swampers were loggers who cleaned paths and removed the snow and brush from around the trees that were to be cut.
The following 5 categories qualify you as a Member:
Sawyer – $25.00 to 49.00 per year… Sawyers used “two-man” saws to fell the trees and cut them into logs.
Teamster – $50.00 to $99.00 per year… Teamsters drove the horses that pulled the logging sleighs to haul the logs to the railroad or the mill.
Woods Bosses – $100.00 to $499.00 per year… Woods bosses managed the logging process.
Homesteaders – $500.00 to 999.00 per year… Homesteaders came and built barns and houses on the raw land after the loggers finished a job.
Settlement Builders – $1000.00 or more per year… Settlement Builders were homesteaders who stayed and built the community that has grown into today’s “German Settlement”.
If you like and appreciate what German Settlement History, Inc. is about and wish to help us toward our goals, pick a “trade” or role and become a member.
Consider a Legacy Gift, a contribution to the long-term mission of GSHI.
Your accountant, banker, investment advisor or insurance agent may be able to help you with a will, a power of attorney and a medical directive. When you discuss these matters you may also want to discuss how you can contribute to the long-term Endowment Fund for GSHI. This Fund is intended to preserve the land and the buildings of GSHI so that our mission can continue on into the future.
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Make your check payable to G.S.H.I. and mail it to:
German Settlement History, Inc.
N894 S. German Settlement Road
Ogema, WI 54459
Thank you for your generous gift!