President’s Corner March – April 2017

Come And Grow With Us

Since the last newsletter, I have been busy with fundraisers, and awarding plaques to the Local Police, Sheriff, and Fire Department. We had a luncheon with ZackMiller, Vice President-Residential & Commercial Lending and discussed ideas, projects, and future possibilities.

Charles Stapleton, VVA State President, surprised the Chapter with a visit at the Executive Meeting and the membership regular monthly meeting.. We are always glad to see him.

In April, the current Board Members enter the final year of a two year election cycle. Beginning in 2018, the positions will be elected yearly. If you are interested in serving on the board, please get in touch with me at the next meeting.

The Mount Vernon, MO Veteran’s Home is in need of basic items for the residents. The home supports 200 Veterans (14 women and 186 men) who are elderly (80 years or older) and or bed-ridden. Every quarter, Chapter members distribute items to the Mount Vernon Veteran’s Home.

The following items are needed Veteran’s Home:

DVD’s and Wireless headset for TV to offset noise level
Stamps
Hygiene (Shampoo; Deodorant; Soap or body wash; Toothpaste; Toothbrushes) Electrical razors (No straight edge razors).
Hand lotion and Chap Stick
Tissues
Sweat pants and shirts: Sizes small to XXX-Large – T-shirts

Are you interested in helping to distribute or assist? Contact Bill Beeman, Outreach Coordinator bbeeman7@gmail.com for further information on helping with the Veteran’s Home Project and community involvement.

Jim, Charley, and I made the trip to Columbia our quarterly state meeting. I am proud of the Chapter and accomplishments. We are growing with new members and associate members and friends of the Chapter.

I will have a medical procedure on April 5 and a birthday on the April 9th. My wife will have surgery on April 11. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

If I can answer any questions about the Chapter, be sure to call 417-894-3659 or drop me an email grizz.b8455@gmail.com. Don’t forget to visit the Chapter’s website. This is your President saying have a good April and enjoy life to it’s fullest.

Sgt. Harlan Bristol, President
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 952

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