President’s Corner September-October 2016

I want to take this moment to welcome aboard all the new members. So, WELCOME! If I can answer any questions about the Chapter, be sure to call 417-894- 3659 or drop me an email

August has been a busy month as were June and July. The fundraiser Westside WalMart was interesting as we shared the day with James River Assembly. Thanks to all the guys who showed up despite the rain. The next fundraiser is at the Golden Corral on September 10. So, don’t be shy, drop in and say hi! I went to a meeting this past week at our Monthly Task force with The Community Partnership meeting- Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention. We talked about homeless vets and what the Task Force was doing to curb that problem. The meeting is the second Thursday of the month. If interested, drop me an email

Charles, Bill, and I meet with the United Way people for the United Day of Caring. This year, we were given shirts and caps to wear as we tackled building shelves.

I will travel to Washington D.C. to see the Wall and fly out on the 30th of August. I encourage all that can come out and support all the Vets that will be there. Last year I went as a Guardian for a Veteran and enjoyed the trip. This year, I will attend as a Veteran.

The Chapter meeting in August location has changed as we outgrew the Legion Lodge Post 639 meeting room. I know we really enjoyed meeting at the Post; but we need to think of the future. Join us for the first breakfast and meeting.

Jimmy’s Egg

3837 S. Campbell

This meeting is very special, as we will be giving away our last donated car. The former owners of the car, Denniese Dysart and Leslie Shannon will be our guests. The car donation was in recognition of his mother who was a nurse in WWII. Bobby Owens and his wife will also join us to receive the car.

The Veterans Day Parade is coming along great. If you want to get involved, send an email Everyone is welcome to join any of the projects.

I know that some of you will be busy with going back to school and everything. I encourage everyone to be safe and watch out for everyone even the little ones.

I’m going to quit being windy now so Susan can get this copied off for the Newsletter. If you haven’t visited the website, you really need to do so. It looks very nice. A Big Kudos to Corry and Jennifer for developing the Website I better not leave Susan and Tom out as they have worked with Corey and Jennifer. You all have done a great job.

Until next time everyone take care and enjoy life to it’s fullest.

Your President


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