The Peace Seekers of Washington County

Thursday, June 30, 2005


Here are some photos from previous Peace Seekers events.

Bobfest 2004

Our Float in the Parade

Award Recipients - Community Service and Promotion of Peace

Candlelight Vigil after 9/11

Monday, June 06, 2005

Regular Events

Second and Fourth Saturday of each Month: Stand for Peace, 11:30-12:30, on the corner of South Main Street and Paradise Drive (near Pick and Save). Bring your own signs or use ours.

Third Weekend of the Month (usually): General Meeting - for details, contact Tom Haebig at 262-334-3179.

Every Other Month on Monday: Social Justice Book Club, 7 PM at the Fireside Book Store in West Bend.

For information on other events, please contact Tom Haebig at 262-334-3179.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Peace Seekers of Washington County is providing these links for your convenience and information. Not all members necessarily agree with all the opinions contained in every link. That said, there is a lot of great information here!

Affiliated Groups
Peace Action Wisconsin
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice
Washington County Committee on Draft and National Service (a subcommittee of Peace Seekers)

Other Peace Groups
Sheboygan Area Peace Seekers
Madison Area Peace Coalition

Other Related Links
Hearts and Minds by Clyde Winter
Fighting Bob Fest
Common Dreams
Robert Fisk
Blueprint for Social Justice - Loyola University
International Peace Garden - Watertown, Wisconsin
Citizens for Global Solutions
List of Peace Links provided by
Show Your Peace -- Peace Dove Car Magnets
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
Conservation Vote Tracker - keeps track of legislators' votes on conservation issues
Cost of War - Counter showing the cost of the Iraq War up to now.

Government and Legislators
City of West Bend Official Website
Washington County, WI Government
Wisconsin State Government
Federal Government

Articles Recommended by Members
What the Neo-Crazies Knew by Gordon Prather
Iraq war could cost US over $2 trillion, says Nobel prize-winning economist
Iran's new bourse may threaten the dollar
Iran and the jaws of a trap
Sanction the IAEA Board, Not Iran
Who Will Blow the Whistle Before We Attack Iran?
Iran: The Next War

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Our Current Program

Group support/social events
  • Potluck at our monthly meetings

  • Documentaries/movies for Peace

  • Christmas party and summer picnic

  • Quarterly Peace parties

  • Guest speakers

  • Quarterly newsletter distribution to 350

  • Multi-functional display for public places and events

  • Social Justice Book Club at Fireside Book Store

Legislative Lobbying
  • Visits to representatives' town hall meetings

  • Letter writing sessions

  • Voter guide information

Public Witness Events
  • Monthly Stand for Peace

  • Christmas parade float

  • Special event candlelight vigils and memorial services

  • Sale of yard signs, buttons, bumper stickers

  • Publicize and attend other Peace events in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the country

Friday, June 03, 2005

Our History

Founded in 1985 to oppose the war mongering foreign policies of President Reagan, Peace Seekers at that time met to support each other, share information, write letters, and witness publicly.

After 9/11/01, membership grew as a response to the false patriotism, national fear, and talk of a revenge war. Between the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, or membership increased with people of all ages and occupations attending our meetings and events in numbers of up to 100.

Our organization grew in its different activities. We became more organized, setting up a phone tree and e-mail alert system, newsletter, displays, Steering Committees, and regular events.

We affiliated with Peace Action Wisconsin in 2002, receiving training in organizing and issues and now share resources.

In 2003 we joined Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, a coalition of over 141 organizations.

We now have a newsletter mailing list of over 250 with events and meetings every month. Although we are not affiliated with any church, we use facilities of area churches for our events, which see peacemaking as an obvious part of their ministry.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


All Peace Seekers committees are open to new members. Think about becoming more active in the group by joining one of the committees:

Steering Committee - Contact Tom Haebig at 262-334-3179 for more information.

Washington County Committee on Draft and National Service
(click link for more info)

Meets at First Floor North Conference Rm., Cedar Ridge Apartments, 113 Cedar Ridge Dr., West Bend 53095 - call Dale at 262-334-2234 for meeting times or additional information.

Palestine and Israel Committee - contact Bud Hudson at 262-673-9725 for information and meeting times.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Peace Seekers is based in West Bend and Washington County, Wisconsin.

For more information about the Peace Seekers of Washington County, call Tom Haebig at 262-334-3179.