Important News 7-7-17

Goooood Afternoon,

This Thursday evening starting 5:30 social hour, 6:30 meeting Spring Creek BBQ Restaurant McKinney July Chapter 1122  monthly meeting. Not much time till :Faces of Agent Orange” Town-Hall Meeting. If you haven’t signed up on-line at please do so. Even as a chapter member and hope you are going to help need head count for seating and free lunch. Will have updated information at chapter meeting.

Our membership is growing, new members show up to meeting hoping to meet other veterans . Is other commitments your reason for not attending, what needs to be done to improve attendance ? The “Faces of Agent Orange” Town-Hall is an event the chapter is host to educate and help veterans, something everyone says what we need to be doing. We missed you at the Red White and Boom Parade the 4th of July, thanks to Roger, Raul and Paul we got it together. Great response thru out the parade route  and the photo of our float went nation wide on the Faces of Agent Orange face-book site.

I attended a luncheon with Senator Cruz Wednesday afternoon. A small group representing Collin County Veterans were able to arrange a luncheon with the Senator before the Town-Hall meeting held Wednesday night. I was able to spent some one-on-one with the Senator and each member in the group were allow two questions, the meeting quickly went to Veterans healthcare. The Senator stated is was in favor of an improved Veterans Choice program and most of the time was spent discussing that.

Sponsorship/ads need for the town-hall program, business size ads $50, 1/2 page ads $250 and full page ads $500. Not only will the ads be in the event program they will also be shown on the two 8 ft. screens during breaks and lunch, plus shown with the on-line connection and you-tube. Need ads as soon as possible no later than the end of July. Business cards, ads sent with check to  VVA Chapter 1122, P.O. Box 6165 McKinney, Texas 75071. Question to address below.

Thank you all, remember “TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG”

Don Roush
President Collin County VVA 1122

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

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.

See you then