September President's Note
September already..can’t believe Summer flew by and folks are returning to school.
We were joined in August for a few days by our 3rd Region President, Ms Kris McBride; she even attended our EXCOM hosted by Leonardo DRS. During her time here, she and I traveled and visited with a few of our Community Partners, The Palm bay Chamber of Commerce and a few key neighborhood influencers. I think she was impressed.
Also of note, we were notified by National Headquarters that we were awarded Chapter of Distinction along with 14 other awards. We will get our Streamers and the Annual Event in Washington, DC, October 14-16 October. If you haven’t already registered, you need to do that immediately at ausa.org.
We have our GMM coming up 6 September at the Hilton Rialto in Melbourne. If you haven’t responded, the deadline is 2 September.
We continue to move forward on a Chapter Scholarship program. We now have a draft application and in process of writing up procedures on how we will implement this. Our target population will be E5 and below, must be a Chapter member, must be an honorably discharged soldier, current, serving soldier or currently drilling in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard and accepted or enrolled in a college program.
Our next EXCOM will be on 19 September starting at 6pm and hosted Bansbach EasyLift of NA at 50 West Drive, Melbourne, FL 32904.
As always, we need volunteers to step up and join our Board. No prior military experience is necessary.