Weekly Brief 20190225

My apologies folks, I totally spaced on getting a post up last week. Monday holidays do that sometimes. So I didn’t get the chance to remind you about a few meetings, a Prayer Breakfast, a Crab Feed, and the Sportsman’s Show. I hope you already had them on your calendar though. Aside from that, here’s what’s coming up:

Thurs, 28 Feb:
–> The annual Big Bend Community College Job & Career Fair, 9am-2pm. More details on Facebook.
–> Home Depot (Wenatchee) hiring event, 9am-4pm, in person at the store.
–> Chelan County Veterans Advisory Board meeting, 1:30pm at 400 Douglas Street. Open to the public, however only board members may vote when needed.

Friday, 1 March:
–> Coffee & Donuts at VFW Post 3617 (East Wenatchee), 9:30am.
–> Chelan County VSO Outreach at Kristall’s in Leavenworth, 10am.
–> Douglas County Veterans Advisory Board meeting at VFW Post 3617, 10:30am. Applications for open seats will be reviewed.
–> Funeral for military working dog Lery at the Veterans Hall in Wenatchee, 1:30pm. Open to the public.
Bingo at VFW Post 3617, doors open at 5:30pm.

Sat, 2 March:
American Legion Post 97 (Brewster) Annual Crab Feed Dinner, 5-8pm. Tickets are $40 for an all-you-can-eat crab dinner; purchase at the post.

SAVE THE DATE

If you haven’t already, be sure to put these on your calendar if you’re interested:
Saturday, 9 March: NCW Veterans Social – 3-6pm, Badger Mountain Brewing, 1 Orondo Ave, Wenatchee
This is a chance to meet and mingle with veterans from around the region. Get to know each other, share ideas and upcoming events, and enjoy some good food and drinks. Family friendly, no minimum purchase.

Weds, 13 March: Douglas County VSO Meet & Greet – 11am-2pm, Douglas County offices, Waterville
A chance for veterans in the Waterville region to meet their new county Veteran Service Officer, Sarah Simonson. Stop in and say hi during your lunch.

Thurs, 21 March: Chelan/Douglas Job & Resource Fair – 10am-1pm, Pybus Public Market, Wenatchee
Spring job and resource fair co-hosted by VFW Post 3617 and WorkSource. A great chance to land a new job. Come dressed to impress, with resume in handy, ready to apply. As usual, veterans get priority service, and our employers on hand are looking for folks like you. The Spokane VA Mobile Vet Center will be on site, as well.

Monday, 1 April: Vets Gazette Issue 2 release
The next issue of the Vets Gazette is no joke. Covering April and May, it’ll be chock full with Memorial Day events from around the region. If you want to be included, contact me today. If you want to make sure and get it in your email inbox, be sure to subscribe.

Weds, 10 April: Nespelem Job & Resource Fair – 10am-1pm, 21 Colville St, Nespelem
Hosted by WorkSource Okanogan and Colville Tribes Veteran Services. A great chance to land a new job. Come dressed to impress, with resume in handy, ready to apply.

Saturday, 27 April: WWII-themed Community Dance – 6pm, Quincy Community Center
Help celebrate the launch of a new non-profit, Operation Creation. Dinner, entertainment by the Pin Ups On Tour, and open dancing. There’s also a contest for Best Dressed, so come in your best 1940s attire.

NEWS and MORE

–> If childcare is an issue that controls your VA appointments, you may want to look into this. House passes bill to cover Veterans Child Care during medical appointments

–> Join in our discussion of why and how some veterans don’t want to hear “Thank you for your service”.

–> Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC), a new pilot program from the VA, aims to provide hands-on training in technology while helping employers find qualified candidates ready to hit the ground running.The VA provides the training and a monthly housing stipend. Based on GI Bill eligibility, but does NOT use those benefits. Check out the link for more details.

That’s all for now. Remember, follow us on Facebook, subscribe to the Vets Gazette newsletter, share the site and newsletter with your fellow Veterans and Veteran service providers, and if you appreciate what’s happening here, please consider making a donation. Thanks, and until next week, stay safe.