Wisconsin Donkey & Mule Society

WDMS History

The Wisconsin Donkey and Mule Society, Inc. (WDMS) was formed on April 21, 1985 at 1:00 p.m. at the home of George and Pat Strobl in Hartland, Wisconsin. The original members were: George & Pat Strobl, Carl & Doris Buchholtz, Ann Moses, Jean Anderson, Ann Van Buren, Lester & Irene Fietzer, Lloyd & Marlene Hermsen and Roger Wilcox. Everyone in attendance immediately became an officer or board member.

From the 12 members in attendance, $80 in dues was collected and so WDMS began! The first year, three meetings and two clinics were held with the First Annual WDMS State Show held in 1986 in Tomah, Wisconsin.

WDMS Presidents

George Strobl (Hartland)
Wes Stigen
Leslie Schmidt (Westfield)

WDMS Bylaws

The current bylaws (last revision January 23, 2010) are available here in PDF format.

WDMS Bylaws (Jan 2010)