President’s Corner January-February 2016

Well here, it is ‘winter’, again. I hope everyone is ready for the blast of cold weather. I want to thank each of you for the contributions and assistance during 2015 and for the upcoming year. The Chapter is looking forward to a great 2016 with renewed projects, helps, fundraisers, and new membership. One of the ongoing Chapter goals is to work with all veterans from all wars and provide a home with the Chapter.

Letters of Appreciation

1. Sam Hudson received a letter from Peter Kinder as a Nominee for a Veteran office of Awards.

2. The Chapter received a letter from David Tibbles, owner of I Wannagetapizza and deeply touched by the Chapter’s focus and community giving. He related the action plan for the future to spread the word about the Chapter and services. David became an honorary member with the Chapter in November.

Thanks to David and crew for hosting the Christmas Party at I Wannagetapizza. The families and friends of the Chapter had an enjoyable time with pizza and the gifts. It was fun for all!

Where is I Wannagetapizza? 3302 S National Ave Springfield, Missouri (417) 885-0001. Follow Dave on Facebook

The State VA meeting is in a few months. If you would like to attend and meet other veteran Chapters, let me know. Please notify Sam and Charles if you would like to assist with the ongoing Homeless Veterans Care Package.

Your President,


President’s Corner November – December 2015

fall-leaves-for-veteransThe leaves are falling with cooler weather. So don’t forget the homeless Vets and the Chapter’s ongoing Homeless Veterans Care Package with gloves and other winter items. Please notify Sam and Charles to assist with the project.

The Branson Veteran’s week is from November 5-11. Booth set up is November 4 and the parade is November 11. Everyone needs to get ready to help. Contact Charlie to assist with Veteran’s week booth at

On November 8 The Women Veterans 12th Annual Rose Petal Ceremony at the Jungle Room at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2820 Hwy 76, Branson from noon-2 p.m. Information: Task Force Women Veterans Committee at 417-337-8387 or email:

The Women’s Post 1214 Permanent Charter Ceremony is November 7 from 2-4 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) at the Northview Senior Center, 301 E. Talmage Street. Contact Susan for more information (she is a charter member at the Women’s Post)

Be sure to follow the link to The HOPE Connection event on November 18 – this is a community wide effort to assist the Veterans.
“HOPE Connection” is a one day, one-stop service site for the Ozark’s homeless population to gain access to vital services.”

HOPE Connection

Please join us for the Christmas party – December 19 at Wannagetta Pizza at 3302-F S. National in Medical Mile Plaza 5:00 pm. Gifts are $10.00 max. Ladies buy a woman’s gift and men buy a man gift. No gag gifts this year just something good. Contact Charlie for further information

I want to thank the dedicated board and members who spent countless hours working on events and fundraisers this year.

Your President, Harlan

Springfield Vietnam Veterans