Monthly Newsletter December 2016

Throughout the past year, DAV Chapter 16 has continued to provide services to the veterans of Yavapai County. Our “Trift Store” continues to provide sources of funding for Chapter Activities, The Chapter Opened its new Resource Center and Chapter Offices and the Chapter continued to provide employment and housing for several veterans in the community.

In 2017, the Chapter not only intends to continue these services but to expand services greatly. The Chapter is in the process of buying its 3rd residence and it is hoped that this facility will provide housing for female veterans who are now homeless or a risk of becoming homeless. The Chapter also intends to expand its # of Chapter Service Officers to 4 or 5 and expand the scope of veteran claims assistance throughout the county.

As we look forward to our Chapter’s continued success in the coming year, let us take pause to honor and recognize those who are serving overseas this holiday season. After fifteen years of war, the brave men and women who wear our nation’s uniform continue to deploy to hostile areas in defense of the American way of life. It is through the service of these patriots that our citizens can freely and peacefully celebrate their respective holidays surrounded by loved ones.

Finally, the primary objective for DAV Chapter 16 for 2017 is not only to expand its membership but more so increase significantly member participation. Towards this goal I invite all members and potential members

TO OUR DECEMBER MEETING WHICH WILL BE HELD TUESDAY 12/13/2016 AT 1100 IN OUR NEW CHAPTER OFFICES AT 337 NORTH RUSH STREET IN PRESCOTT.

Respectfully, 

Richard Null, RN, MSN
Disabled American Veterans
Department of Arizona
Commander, Prescott Chapter 16
Chapter Service Officer
Email:  aznull43gmail.com
Cell 928-713-7520
Chapter Email: davchapter16@gmail.com
Chapter Cell: 928-756-2780


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