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During the 2022-2024 administration, we will honor and serve our veterans. The project logo, H.E.R.O.E.S., spells out our commitment to veterans.

 

Honor          Educate          Respect          Opportunities          Empower          Serve

Clubs are encouraged to develop their own projects meeting specific needs within their communities. However, the administration does want clubs to participate in the following projects during the year:

  • February -- Valentines for Veterans -- Club members will prepare and deliver Valentine's Day cards for local Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VAMC) and other VA facilities.

  • May -- National Military Appreciation Month -- Club members will collect Kroger and Walmart gift cards for the Hershel "Woody" Williams Fisher House in Huntington, West Virginia. Clubs will mail their gift cards along with the donation form directly to: 

                                                    Hershel "Woody" Williams Fisher House 

                                                    1540 Spring Valley Drive

                                                    Huntington, WV 25704

       More information about Fisher House is available at: www.fisherhouse.org.

  • November -- Collect and donate items to your local VAMC or other VA facilities in their respective areas.

       December -- Participate in National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 17, 2022. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org for

       more information.

For more information about the H.E.R.O.E.S. initiative, contact April Binkley, special project chairman, at (240) 925-9742 or gmteammom@gmail.com.

Our junior department will be supporting children of military families during the H.E.R.O.E.S. initiative with these projects:

  • April -- Month of the Military Child -- April 15 is "Purple Up" Day. Wear purple to support military kids. On April 29, support "Operation Megaphone", an event for middle and high schools to give military kids a way to connect; identify issues military kids face; build partnerships; raise awareness; and develop a plan to reach out to other kids in their communities.

  • June -- Youth Leadership Camp (Camp Dawson) -- June 26-July 2, 2022. This camp is specifically for military families. Clubs have the opportunity to sponsor the $150 fee kids attending camp.

  • July -- Tie-Dye Camp -- Clubs have the opportunity to donate 100% cotton t-shirts and hats, snacks, and drinks for this event.

  • September -- Gold Star Camp (Camp Dawson) -- Club members have the opportunity to volunteer at this two-day event which features activities all day and an outdoor movie and bonfire at night.

  • November -- Hero Ball -- Clubs have the opportunity to support this event during which military kids dress up and are escorted by their military parent(s).

For more information about the junior department's initiative to support children of military families, contact special project chairman Jennifer Watterson at (304) 812-6454 or JDW2010@live.com.

 

 

                                                                                              

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