CLOTHING & HOUSEHOLD GOODS DRIVE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
We will be taking sign-ups for volunteers to help with the clothing drive at the brunch on October 26. If you will not be attending the brunch and still want to help out from about 8:30-11:30 a.m. on October 31, please let Mary Lou Kiger know at 625-3235 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Lou has received some soiled clothing from some people who will be away on the 31st. She has had to wash them to make them acceptable by the VA. So, please make sure anything you donate for the homeless veterans is clean.
Remember, socks and underwear must be new or the VA cannot accept them. Toiletries must be in unopened containers—please no half-filled bottles.
→For updates as they become available, please visit the Annual Clothing Drive on the Volunteer Opportunities page.
The brunch will be held on Monday, October 26 at 11 a.m. Last date to get tickets is October 19. If you have not yet gotten your tickets, please contact Nancy Wilson at (520) 207-6830. There is no charge for members—this is how we, in a small way, show our appreciation for all that you do for the club throughout the year. Cost for guests is $15.50.
The menu will feature a Quail Creek Grilled Chicken Salad with grapefruit segments, sliced apples, berries, Mandarin oranges, jicama, served with raspberry vinaigrette and rolls. Dessert will be chocolate mousse with berries.
♥♥♥ If you find after getting your ticket that you are not able to attend, perhaps you can contact a club member who does not have a ticket or consider coming by to pick up your meal to-go. We are charged for each reserved meal whether you show up or not. ♥♥♥
→For more information, visit the Monthly Meeting page.
Or if you need one (or more) before then, please contact Scholarship Committee Chair, Pat Neel at email@example.com or by calling (520) 625-4476. The totes are $7 each or 3 for $20.
→For more information, visit the Scholarship page.
The October Honor Flight #19 is taking 25 Veterans to Washington DC Memorials.
They leave from Tucson Airport on Saturday, October 17 at 8:15 a.m. (come by 6:30 a.m. to wish them safe travels and honor them). The flight returns Monday, October 19 at 7:50 p.m.
Thanks to all who supported the October Honor Flight. It means so much to those who have served our country. A special thanks to all of those who took the time to write letters to the veterans.
→For updates and photos (following the honor flight trip), visit the October 2015 Honor Flight page.
This should put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. While waiting for a flight at Washington, DC’s Ronald Reagan National Airport, two World War II veterans proved they can still boogie! A group of three women known as the Three Ladies of Liberty began entertaining the vets with their rendition of The Andrew Sisters’ 1940’s hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” One of the vets stood up and provided some entertainment of his, showing off some impressive – and unexpected – dance moves, soon to be joined by another veteran who went straight for the ladies as they sang the iconic wartime song. A short video clip was posted to the internet and has become an instant hit. Enjoy the video here: YouTube Veteran’s Dance!
Coupons for the next shipment to the two overseas bases that the club supports should expire September 15 or later. Coupons for the National Guard should expire November 16 or later. Please do not leave coupons at my house. Someone dropped many coupons for the National Guard at my house while I was away and by the time I got home, many of the ones for restaurants and local stores had expired.
Also, please do not leave any coupons at Ruth McDermott’s house. The only places coupons should be dropped off are Peggy Richmond’s (2731 E. Eba Court) or Judy Poffenbarger’s (2390 E Bluejay Bluff Lane) houses.
→Check the website for how coupons should be sorted: CLICK HERE.
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