Weekly Brief 20190128

Vets Gazette
As a reminder, the Vets Gazette newsletter is almost here. If you want to receive it in your email, please be sure to use the signup page (remember, the mailing address is optional). First issue will be out by the end of THIS WEEK. If you have something you’d like us to include in it, be sure to send us a quick message.

Area Food Banks
With the recent government shutdown bringing to light just how many people live paycheck-to-paycheck, it seemed like a good time to make sure we get this list of Area Food Banks (click to enlarge) out to everyone who might need it.
I know this only covers Chelan and Douglas counties, so if you know of any out in Grant and Okanogan, please share the details.

PTSD Survey
Looking for veterans with PTSD to participate in an anonymous, 15-minute research survey on coping and eating behaviors. Simply follow this secure link. The study is being conducted by Debra Kimberlin, a doctoral candidate in the Health Sciences program at Northern Illinois University. No identifying information will be asked of participants in this study and there are minimum foreseeable risks (possible negative feelings about coping or eating behaviors) involved with this study. If you have questions or would prefer a paper copy of the survey, please contact dkimberlin@niu.edu.


This week is pretty quiet, except for a few usual things:
Tuesday Coffee and Donuts at the Veterans Hall (512 S. Mission St, Wenatchee). Friendly conversation and delicious treats, starting around 0830.
Friday Coffee & Donuts at VFW post 3617 (211 11th St NE, East Wenatchee). Catch up with members of the Post and it’s Auxiliary starting around 0930. Immediately following (around 1030), there will be a Douglas County Veterans Advisory Board meeting.
Also on Friday, Tony Sandoval (Chelan County VSO) will be out in Leavenworth doing outreach from 1000-1300 at Kristall’s.
And there’s Bingo at Post 3617 Friday evening – doors open at 1730.

Next week, being the first week of the month, there are quite a few events. Three area American Legion posts have their monthly meeting, one VFW Post monthly meeting, three different regional Veteran Resource meetings, and a Murder Mystery Dinner to top it off Saturday evening. Be sure to check the Calendar for more details so you can plan ahead.

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