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The month of March was predominantly spent planning for the upcoming years events. On April 10th there will be a Chili/Chowder cook-off downstairs at the lodge. This will be a part of the overall fundraising effort to help homeless veterans as part of Togus’ VA2K, which will be May 19th. There is also a bright yellow box upstairs at the lodge to assist in collecting items to donate to this cause – you should be aware that there is a little competition going on between the Lodges on this one! Prize (to be determined) going to the Lodge that raises the most for our homeless vets. I am confident that we will make a great showing and the Vets will be the big winners!! More information on the cook-off and the VA2K can be found on the website at http://augustaelks.org/ veteranscommittee/ or please feel free to ask me questions!

In addition to the annual Stand-Down, there are also plans in the works for a Veterans Appreciation event to be held at the Lodge this year and discussions on other events focused on helping our Veterans in other ways. Stay tuned for more information. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated!

Speaking of volunteers, our own Norman Grasse was recognized for all of his efforts on behalf of veterans at the Installation of Officers on March 19th. A veteran himself, Norm has been valuable to our efforts with the VA2K, Stand Down, and any other activity we have. He is always quick to step up and offer assistance and is truly appreciated by everyone who knows him. Congratulations Norm!

Respectfully submitted,
Karen Curtis Veterans Affairs Chairman

 

Honor Fight Maine Event that I took on April 2nd

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Honor Fight Maine Event that I took on April 2nd

VA Christmas Party 2016

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VA Christmas Party 2016

VA Christmas Party – Click to read letter 

Veterans Committee
Augusta Elks members put together a Christmas party for the Mental Health Ward at the Togus VA.
The Elks and DAV provided clothing; the Gardiner Middle School provided hand written Christmas
Cards; the VA the tray of food; the VA Recreation Division supplied canteen coupon books; and the
Stand Down Committee donated jackets, mittens, and underwear. There were 17 patients on the
ward who enjoyed the food and gifts and joined in the Christmas spirit with the musician. It was an
up lifting experience for all who were there…………..

VA2K Togus Wish List

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VA2K Togus Wish List

VA2K Togus Wish List – Click to view

 

VA MAINE HOMELESS VETERAN PROGRAM WISH LIST:

Only new items can be accepted: 

Coffee maker  * Coffee * Coffee Fil…………

Togus Intro Letter

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Togus Intro Letter

Togus Intro letter – Click to view

 

VA facilities across the Nation are once again holding VA2K walk and roll events on
Wednesday, May 18th 2016. The VA2K is designated to help………

Elks VA2K Letter

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Elks VA2K Letter

ELKS VA2K LETTER – Click to view

Dear Elks,
Thank you so much for your ongoing support of Maine’s Veterans, and especially
those who are homeless. This year VA Maine is…….