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SUVC Salutes Camaraderie 5k Run/Walk

Seattle University Veterans will  SALUTE our veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day. This event will be to not only honor those who have served in the military, past and present, but to also support the Seattle University Veteran’s Community (SUVC), as well as, the Seattle Stand Down. We want to take this opportunity to introduce SUVC to the Seattle University greater population, while also bringing together all of the active duty, reservists, veterans, ROTC, spouses, and dependents that may be alumni, current students, or staff here on campus.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2016 

Time: 10am—1pm 

Where: Seattle University, Student Center Room 160 

Flag presentation ceremony will be done prior to 5k kickoff. 5k Walk/Run will be done on a course on the SU main campus. No registration required. No official time kept. For more information contact Tom Hove @


*Comrade Linda Fairbank will have a booth at the event if anyone would like to help please contact her.

Final Push for Heroes in the Ballpark Fundraising


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

State President Erin Mezek’s TAIL-GATE HOMECOMING PARTY


Saturday April 16, 2016     3:30p – 8:00p


Celebrate State President Erin Mezek’s stellar year with District 2 VFW and Auxiliary.

Finger Food – Beverages – Fun – Games – Entertainment

Location: Rainier VFW Post Home, Seattle, WA

6038 So Pilgrim St, Seattle WA 98118

Doors open at 3:30p   *****  4 – 4:30p Special Entertainment

Food – Fun –Games to Follow

Dress in your favorite team colors and gear.

$5.00 donation at the door.

Head count appreciated by April 12, call Laurie 206-244-0557, e-mail or



This is the last call for those that want to attend our Veteran/VSO social this Friday at the West Seattle VFW. More groups have signed up so this is going to be a great chance to network and build that contact list for the future.

10/30 @ Rainier Community Ctr Energy, Utility, Community Affordability Resource Summit & Enrollment Event

Dear Community Partners & Advocates,

You are invited for a FREE event of essential program highlights that can improve our diverse communities quality of life!  WE are all part of a fabric of our greater diverse communities, let us come together to help our mutual clients!

Energy, Utility, Community Affordability Resource Summit & Enrollment Event

Friday, October 30, 2015

8:30 am-12:00 pm (Open to Service Providers)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (Open to Public – Enrollment Event)

Rainier Community Center

4600 38th Ave SSeattle, WA  98118


  • Do you feel you have customers/clients that can benefit from essential programs and emergent basic needs?
  • Would you like to learn up to date program highlights and pertinent information that can provide financial assistance AND save money for other basic needs?
  • Would you like to network with other community program providers?

Please join us at the morning Summit (8:30-Noon) and please share awareness for the enrollment event (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm).  Please feel free to also share this with your community contacts, etc.

For more information or to RSVP by 10/23/15, please contact ASAP due to limited space available: (206) 733-9055 (206) 733-9035


Started as a result of interagency study (collaborative efforts from various City Depts.)


  • Learn more about City, County, State & Community programs that will help our mutual customers who are in need of basic services
  • Gain insight into what utility assistance programs the City offers and program qualification & guidelines
  • Opportunity to network and collaborate more effectively
  • Helps align with the city’s goal of building stronger families and connecting most vulnerable clients to much needed services

Supports Program Partners Goals:

Builds Strong Families & Healthy CommunitiesBuilds awareness of the many social services programs and helps to alleviate some of their financial worries.  In turn, this effort improves their quality of life as well as helps to improve their health and beyond.  Studies show that there is a strong link to health and economic disparities.  By helping and connecting people with the resources & tools, this will enable them to be more empowered and live a healthier lifestyle.

Socio-Economic Equity This summit helps to fight poverty in the greater Seattle areas by connecting program managers & community organizations to vital resources that is important to their clients & customers.  Programs such as: utility assistance; energy & water conservation; weatherization; food assistance; health insurance, etc. are all basic needs and helps to keep the customer’s roof over their head.  This event strongly supports socio-economic justice efforts.

Effective Public Engagement- Engaging our diverse communities in a resourceful and respectful way are very important.  Collaborative efforts with grassroots & community organization leaders & staff are critical to our success.  Through this event, we hope to strengthen our networks with our community partners.

Protecting our Precious Resources- Conservation is our most important resource and a resource of choice.  We promote collaboration among City departments, community groups, businesses and residents to be environmental stewards so many generations can enjoy our precious resources and strengthen sustainability.  This summit will provide information on how to conserve energy, water and build conscious efforts about recycling, composting and waste management.

1st Weds. of the Month, Marine for Life – all Employment-Seeking Veterans Welcome – Networking Event

image002Marine For Life-Seattle
To bring Veterans, Employers, Service Organizations and Mentors together in a casual, yet professional atmosphere, with the purpose of connecting transitioning Veterans with local opportunities including careers, education, and mentorship

Marine for Life – LinkedIn

Timeline: First Wednesday of each month
11:00 am – 11:45 am – Participants arrive and check-in (PLEASE RSVP through Eventbrite)
11:45 am – 2:00 pm – Formal introductions followed by lunch & networking

Attire: Business casual – Jobseekers dress to impress

Parking: Front and back lots are FREE for Pyramid patrons; no ticket/validation required.

ROUND 2 AT THE VFW IN WEST SEATTLE 10/17/15 9am – 3pm

Seattle Group Graphic

OCTOBER 17, 2015 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


3601 SW Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98126

Round 2 at VFW Post 2713

We will apply a second coat of paint inside the Hall while installing the new drapes and rods.

Also the Seattle Stand Down will be using the hall as a space to store their supplies for their upcoming event in December. We will build shelves and bins to give the Stand Down proper space to support the Veterans they serve.

It’s time to Report for Duty with your new Platoon!


Clothes you want paint on.
Mission Continues Shirt
Closed Toed Shoes


Around the area and above the VFW Hall.

Register Here