The Military Officers Association of America, Olympic Peninsula Chapter, is having a general membership luncheon meeting on Saturday, Oct. 20, at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The guest speaker will be an officer from the 555 Engineer Brigade at Joint Base Lewis McChord. We will be having a taco bar lunch for $16. Any officers that have served at any time in any branch of the U.S. armed forces and their spouses are welcome.
Please e-mail email@example.com or phone 681-7053 with your questions or RSVP.
Daughters to meetThe Michael Trebert Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a meeting at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the North Olympic Skills Center in Port Angeles.
The program will be “Dog Tags & Women Patriots of the American Revolution” by guest speaker Charlotte Abbott of the Washington State Society DAR Speakers Staff. Lunch will be prepared by culinary arts students at the Skills Center.
Contact the Regent, Joyce Stroeher, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP.
The Jack Grennan Post of the American Legion will hold the monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the newly renovated post home on the corner of South Sequim Avenue and Prairie Street.
All veterans are welcome at the 7 p.m. meeting to see how nice Slad Hall looks after the “makeover” by The Home Depot. Come to the meeting and meet the officers and members of the post and get involved in supporting veterans and their families.
For more information on becoming a Legion member, e-mail the Post Commander at email@example.com.
Please keep in mind the Toys For Tots campaign run by the Mount Olympus Chapter of the Marine Corps League. They will be collecting new toys for Clallam County children.
The American Legion Auxiliary will be having the Christmas Gift Store for the residents of the Washington State Veterans Home at Retsil. They need new gift items for the residents to pick out to give to family members.
As you shop, look around for specials and bargains to purchase to support these two fine programs.
I will give more details in the November column.
Another event to keep in mind is the Veterans Raffle being held Nov. 11 to Jan. 1, 2013. Money earned by the raffle helps returning veterans through the Veterans Innovations Program run by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. Tickets cost $10.
First prize is $1 million; there will be 30 prizes of $1,000 and 100 prizes of $100. Only 200,000 tickets will be sold so be sure and get one — you help vets and maybe win some cash!
Registration is at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the ceremony at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Michael G. Reagan of the American Fallen Heroes Foundation.
The mission of the foundation is to honor those heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice during the war against terrorism.
Not all branches of the military celebrate their birthday so the Marines are inviting all veterans to their birthday ball. Seating is limited so get your tickets now.