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