‘This is a correction of the date from the previous post’
Our next Post meeting is June 7th at 7:30pm. This will be a chance for the incoming Commander and his leadership team to give their vision for the Post during their term. We hope to see you there. -QM
Understanding Military Sexual Trauma and Supporting Veterans
Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
9725 3rd Ave NE #300, Seattle, WA 98115
Seattle, WA 98115
Please join us for a workshop focused on supporting Veterans who may have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
This MST workshop is highly interactive, and designed for the needs of professionals that support Veterans everyday, either directly or as part of their caseload.
In three short hours we will cover:
Basics of Veteran Culture
Trauma among Veterans
Military Sexual Trauma
Join over 130 other support professionals like yourself, who have attended this great workshop in support of Veterans.
Stay after the workshop to participate in the King County Veterans Consortium, held immediately afterwards!!
Be part of the bigger Veterans Community in the Puget Sound!
This workshop provided free of charge by the King County Veterans & Human Services Levy
In the Spring of 2015, Juan “JT” Ibanez visited 12 National Parks in 25 days and brought his camera along to document each one. A former US Army Soldier and Iraq War Veteran, JT’s trip through the national parks served as a therapeutic experience to readjust back into life after military service. Beginning in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and ending at Redwood National Park in California, JT found solace, peace, and a little adventure waiting at each stop of his 7,200 mile excursion.
The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, partnered with hitRECord, a collaborative online production company founded by actor/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. This video was inspired by the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement.
This Tuesday is our Monthly Meeting with induction of New Officers. Memorial Day Poppies locations will also be announced.
The date for Heroes in the Ballpark is quickly approaching and fundraising efforts are currently lagging behind the 5 year average. As of April 1, only 20 percent of posts in the Department of Washington have participated, down from a normal 60 percent at this time last year. To meet our goal, we really need your support today. Please see the attached copies of the Donation Statistic for 2016, Donation Request Letter, and flyer for the Tacoma Rainiers game for more info. A $100 donation from your Veteran’s Relief Fund will sponsor 10 wounded warriors to an evening of baseball in their honor. Doesn’t seem like a lot to ask, but for some reason it’s been difficult this year to raise those funds.
For those of you that have already donated to this worthy cause, my sincere thanks and gratitude. You have made a difference to a military member, or family member, here in our state of Washington.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can lend to this effort.
Yours in comradeship,
Brad T. Pieratt
VFW Veterans & Military Support
Eastern Washington Region
2016 Heroes in the Ballpark-Tacoma Flyer