January 1st non-meeting
Since the first tuesday of January was also the first day of the New Year, and everyone watches football, there was no meeting. In lieu of the meeting minutes here are a couple of “thank yous” we received recently.
“Thank you to the members of Chapter #165 for their generous gift to help with expenses fro care as I battle cancer. It is both heartwarming and encouraging to experience the bond of Vietnam Veterans helping one another. Your gift has allowed us to have Visiting Angels come to the house and assist me with personal needs.
Thank you again.
Yours in Christ
Alan and Janet Stanchi”
And from Nancy F. Letteri, Executive Director, Children of Vietnam comes this note:
“Sending you and all of the VVA 165 Members wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. During this time of new beginnings and looking to the future, I want to thank you for your on-going support of children in Vietnam whose families have limited resources to support their children’s education. Your gifts do make a difference to lighten the financial burden and encourage pursuit of good grades. Education creates most certainly multiple paths out of poverty for these children.
Attached please find a group photo of VVA 165 sponsored children and a group photo of all of the children. These photos were taken when I visited the children this past fall. I return to Danang in March and I am hoping my schedule will allow another visit. It is always great fun to see how each child grows.” Editor’s note only “our ” kids photo is shown.