The annual Arizona Military Women’s Luncheon will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on May 21 in the Ambulatory Care Building of the Phoenix VA Medical Center at the corner of Indian School Rd. and Third St. in Phoenix. This luncheon is open to ladies of all five services. Wanda Wright, Director of Veterans Services for the State of Arizona will be the guest speaker. There will be live entertainment, raffle items with free raffle tickets, and a three course luncheon with vegan choices available. Make your payment of $20 to Arizona Military Women’s Luncheon, Martha Alderman, 10452 N. 63rd Dr. Glendale, AZ 85302-1119. For more information call 623 972-7369.
Recently, the Vietnam Veterans of Chapter 1011 in Mesa hosted a town hall about Agent Orange. The turnout was over 200 and is hoped that more people will be interested if another is held. If you were unable to attend and are interested please call Mike at 480-266-7883.
The Arizona Military/Veteran Women’s Expo for 2016 will be held at locations in the state on various dates. The expos will take place at 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Tempe on April 9, Arizona State University and at Northern Arizona University on April 16. For more information email [email protected] Included will be networking opportunities, educational workshops, career resources, salon services, massages and free health screenings. This is for all who have served and presently are serving.
A Healing of Memories workshop for spouses and significant others will be held April 1-3 at the Franciscan Renewal Center. This is not a couples retreat. The workshop is free to any spouse or significant other and includes all meals and two nights lodging. It begins a with 6:00 p.m. dinner on April 1 and ends at 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Transportation will be provided to those who need it. For more information call Mike Wold at 651-687-9767.
High school graduation? If you have never walked in your high school graduation because you entered the service during WWII, Korea or Vietnam, I would like to invite you to graduate and receive a high school diploma with the class of 2016 in May at Hamilton High School in Chandler. You may have gone on to get a GED or an advanced diploma from a college but never walked the walk. The graduation will be held in May at Wells Fargo Arena at Arizona State University in Tempe, where in May it is very hot and the arena is air conditioned. This high school with an average class of 800 plus students graduating will be honored to have you join them. Interested? Please call Art Sloane at 480-802-6810.
Clothing and toiletries are still needed by homeless and in-need veterans both men and women. Please call me at 480-802-6810 for directions. Also needed are those small toiletries that are available when you travel. Hotels just throw them out if you do not use them.