October 2016 Newsletter

We are kicking off Wreaths Across America at Pecan Grove Cemetery, our brochures are ready. As a fundraising event we will receive $5.00 for every $15.00 wreath placed at Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney supporting our chapter. Will have brochures at breakfast meeting Wednesday and chapter meeting on the 10th. Or call Don at 618-340-0769 to arrange delivery.

Busy month ahead so far:

Monday Nov. 7, Plano West High School Band Veterans Day Concert, 10:30 am to 11:15 am, 5601 W. Parker Road, Plano

Thursday Nov.10th. Chapter meeting Spring Creek BBQ, McKinney (lot of news for state council meeting)

Friday Nov. 11th Allen Senior Recreation Center’s Veterans Day Ceremony 9:00 am to 10:30 am 451 St. Mary Dr. Allen

Saturday Nov. 12th Walmart , Wreaths Across America, 50th Anniversary 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Custer 380

Collin College”s Second Annual All Services Military Appreciation Ball will be held Saturday Nov. 12th 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Formal attire is required (Military dress if appropriate, dark suits and formal gowns) RSVP information will be available at later date. This event will take place at the CPC Conference Center. Contact information; Arianna Gray 972-548-6790

Hope to see everyone at November 10th meeting. Check our web site for updates ccvva.org

Chapter Meeting 9-8-16

Hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Unfortunately one of our members (and Commander of VFW Post 2150) suffered a stroke Thursday and spent most of his holiday in the hospital. He is home recovering and resting. Our prayers go out for a successful recovery.

Plan to attend this months meeting, this Thursday the 8th, at Spring Creek BBQ restaurant McKinney. Our guest speakers will be from Veterans Center of North Texas, Paul Hendrick II VCNT Board President and Ray Norton chapter member and VCNT volunteer.

Grace Outreach Center’s “Honor Weekend” and Wreaths Across America will be introduced and discussed.

Update on our National Charter (some good news)

Check web page often Roger is doing an outstanding job keep it fresh with updated information. ccvva.org

See you then

We Should Receive Our Charter Soon

GREAT NEWS 😃 Should have our charter in about 10 days!

Our September Meeting will be next Thursday September 8th, Spring Creek Barbecue Restaurant, 1993 N. Central Expressway, McKinney. Social Hour starting 5:30 pm Meeting 6:30 pm.

Member Ray Norton and staff of North Texas Vets Center in Plano will be our guest speakers, with a ton of information on what the center is doing for Veterans in need.

We will be set up Saturday September 10th at Grace Outreach Center’s Honor Weekend, Honoring the Fallen Military, Police, Fire & Rescue. The AVTT Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be on site, more details at meeting

We are now registered with “WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA” as a fundraising group offering wreath sponsorship, wreaths to be place 2nd Saturday in December at Pecan Grove Cemetery, 280 veterans graves at Pecan Grove. Details at meeting.

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. See you all at the meeting. Check the chapter web page for news and updates. www.ccvva.org

We Now Have Enough Members to Form Our Chapter

We did it!! Yes we now have our 25 new or transfer members to complete the petition for charter with Vietnam Veterans of America. Jim Boyd, Texas VVA State Council Secretary/Treasurer, will be meeting with the Officers and Board of Directors Thursday July 14th, 2:30 pm at Spring Creek Barbecue Restaurant prior to our monthly meeting to accept our completed petition. Everyone is welcome to be there. Not sure if Jim Boyd will be able to stay for meeting.

I want to thank Dianne McCoy, Geno Marascio, and Roger Carver for the help in completing the petition forms. And thanks to all for help getting our 25 members. No time to stop now. There are many, many Vietnam Veterans in Collin County that would benefit as members.

If you haven’t yet, please take time and view the chapter’s web page. VP Roger Carver has done an outstanding job with this web page. Cannot thank him enough for all his work. www.ccvva.org

Hope to see everyone this Thursday. Bring a new member. We have some great things ahead.

Chapter News July 25, 2016

Gooood Morning Vietnam Veterans,

Now adding members Vietnam and related photo’s to web page. If you have photo to add to our web page www.ccvva.org, e-mail them to webmaster@ccvva.org.

Also we now have a Chapter phone line, 972-886-5819 , It is a Magic Jack phone if not answered goes to voice mail checked daily . Hope to have U.S. Post Office Box the first of next week.

Chapter Board of Directors’ meeting July 7th 10:00am
The Pointe Christian Fellowship
970 S Hwy 5
McKinney, TX 75069

Red, White Blue Parade, Downtown McKinney Monday July 4th 10:00 am waiting for instructions.

Coffee Time Wednesday mornings Bill’s Café McKinney 8:30 am

Collin County VVA Chapter meeting July 14th, 5:30 pm Social Hr 6:30 pm Meeting, Officers/Board to meet with Jim Boyd Texas VVA State Council Sec/Treasure to submit petition for charter earlier, hope Jim can stay for charter meeting.