#Veterans Events & Announcements 11/17 to 12/1

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there is 1 new item. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html 

If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events

http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/military-events

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

"Marine Corps Toys For Tots" It's getting close to that time of year. To donate toys, find drop locations, or give good old fashion cash, visit their official website for Oakland County, Wayne County, or Macomb County.

"Mentors Needed" Mentors are an important part of the Veteran Treatment Court System. Every veteran in the program must have a mentor. Have some time to help a vet in need. A flyer for the 45th District court (Oak Park) can be found here, but there are several other courts in the metro area that could also use help.

"Peace of Mind for us older vets!" As we all get older we need to start thinking about our medical records, a living will, a regular will, funeral expenses, etc. The State Bar of Michigan has put together a terrific booklet covering these topics with forms you can fill out at home to cover a simple will, living will, etc. Take a look to see if you should do any of this! ALSO: Are you paying for supplemental Medicare coverage? For veterans with Medicare A & B, Humana offers a medical plan that costs $0 and offers increased civilian medical benefits as well as preventive dental, vision, a gym membership and more! Call Ryan at 313-318-7187 for additional information. This is what I use!

EVENTS!

"Thursday, November 17, 2016" The Desert Angles are hosting a Packing Party for the troops at the Oakland County Sportsman Club 4770 Waterford Road Clarkston, Mi., from 4 till 6PM. For the troops they are looking for: wipes - personal care - foot powder - socks - cans of pasta, tuna, chicken, fruit, refried beans, etc. - single serving meals - jerky - nuts - dried fruit - "pocket foods (anything that will fit into a packet to take out on missions) powdered drink mix - coffee - tea - energy bars - protien bars - sunflower seeds - ready to eat meals - Raymon noodles - crackers - granola bars - breakfast bars - Things to make them smile - a letter from YOU - nerf balls. And for K-9's they are looking for: waterless shampoo large Kong's (which are toys) paw & nose salve K-9 ear cleaner K-9 eye drops large rope chews collapsible food and water bowls . And if you want to send money to help cover the $15 shipping costs of a package you can send a check to: Desert Angels, Inc. PO Box 210455 Auburn Hills, Mi. 48321.

"Thursday, November 17, 2016" Doubletree Hotel Hilton is hosting their annual free veteran Thanksgiving brunch from 11AM till 2PM, 5801 Southfield Rd, Detroit. You must reserve your place by emailing Mimi by 11/11. For more info see flyer.

"Thursday, November 17, 2016" The Desert Angles are hosting a Packing Party for the troops at the Hyatt Elementary School, 325 Stan Eaton Dr, Linden, from 6:30 to 8:30PM. For the troops they are looking for: wipes - personal care - foot powder - socks - cans of pasta, tuna, chicken, fruit, refried beans, etc. - single serving meals - jerky - nuts - dried fruit - "pocket foods (anything that will fit into a packet to take out on missions) powdered drink mix - coffee - tea - energy bars - protien bars - sunflower seeds - ready to eat meals - Raymon noodles - crackers - granola bars - breakfast bars - Things to make them smile - a letter from YOU - nerf balls. And for K-9's they are looking for: waterless shampoo large Kong's (which are toys) paw & nose salve K-9 ear cleaner K-9 eye drops large rope chews collapsible food and water bowls . And if you want to send money to help cover the $15 shipping costs of a package you can send a check to: Desert Angels, Inc. PO Box 210455 Auburn Hills, Mi. 48321.

"Saturday, November 19, 2016 (UPDATE) " The 2016 MI Women Veterans Empowerment Conference will take place at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, 111 E Kirby, Detroit from 8AM till 4PM. Theme is The Voice of Women Veterans. To register online visit their website at www.empowermiwomenvets.com. For more info see new flyer.

"Saturday, November 19, 2016 (Save the Date)" The Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association will be playing the Michigan Warriors, 5:30PM, at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth. Right now they are accepting ads for the game program. If interested see flyer.

"Monday, November 28, 2016 (NEW)" The Golden Future Foundation, along with the IAVA, is hosting "Bowl with Golden Tate & The Detroit Lions" starting at 7PM at Lucky Strike Lanes, 44325 Twelve Mile, Novi, starting at 7PM. There are numerous packages or just plain tickets available at varying costs. For ticketing and sponsorships call or email Steve at 310-426-9900. For more info on this event and packages see flyer.


--   Tim Wirkus  USAF 66-70  VFW 2645  Life Member  VVA 154 Life Member  DAV 19 Life Member  AM Legion 328 Member  Sfd Vet Commission Member

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