This is what WE accomplished this lodge year. This is a reason to be an Elk. This is what Americans do! My thanks to all who contributed. Stew
Plymouth Lodge Veterans report
Vets Elks Hours
Apr 562 55 256 Ice Cream, POW, Homeless, Steak luncheon
May 694 69 184 VAVS meeting, POW, Horse races, ReCreation, Ice cream, 2Kwalk.
June 744 69 148 Ice Cream, Horse, carnival, Picnic, POW, Homeless.
July 925 42 212 Horse, 6 events Golden Age games.
August 401 19 68 Horse, Ice Cream
September462 43 124 Horse, POW, Ice Cream, Baby Shower, Homeless, Donation
October 352 22 74 Horse, POW, Ice Cream
November 946 112 247 Horse, Ice Cream, POW, Vet Day, Vet cards, Steak, homeless donation.
December 1,069 58 106 Horse, POW, Vet cards, Baby Shower, Christmas Gifts.
January 39720 68 Horse, POW, Ice Cream
February 501 27 101 Horse, POW, Ice Cream, Sparty, Valentines, Super Bowl.
March 616 44 183 Horse, POW, Ice Cream, Job fair, St Pat card
Totals 7,779 580 1,771
Serving Detroit, Ann Arbor and Battle Creek VA hospitals, Piquette Square, Michigan Veterans Foundation and the VA Domiciliary homeless shelters.
The Veteran committee is proud to have touched the lives of 7,779 hospitalized and homeless veterans this lodge year - when they need it most.
Veteran Activities for 2017
January 11 Ice Cream Social
February 1 Horse Racing
February 5 Super Bowl at CLC
February 15 Ice Cream Social
March 2 Horse Racing
March 4 VA welcome home/Job fair
March 8 Ice Cream Social
April 5 Horse Racing
April6 Steak Luncheon
April 12 Ice Cream Social
May 4 Horse Racing
May 17 Ice Cream Social
June 1 Horse Racing
June 3 Patient carnival
June 15 Ice Cream Social
July 6 Horse Racing
July 27 Ice Cream Social
August 3 Horse Racing
August 24 Ice Cream Social
September 7 Horse Racing
September 21 Ice Cream Social
*Gift Distribution leaves at 9:00 AM
Horse Racing leaves the Lodge at 9:30 AM
Ice Cream Social leaves the Lodge at 10:55, Starts at 12:30
Events subject to change.
Because of privacy laws, we will not be publishing names of Adopted Veterans. If you would like to continue or start sending cards to these veterans you may do so by getting their names and addresses from me by email or letter. This would put you on the Lodge Adopt A Vet committee. Anyone may belong.
Your suggested duties would be any of the following:
Send them a card on their birthday
Send them a card on holidays
Send a letter, note or post card at any time.
Give them gifts on holidays or birthdays Visits would be possible during our hospital activities
Stew Israel, Chairman,
Stewizzy@yahoo.com or Call 734.455.456
Remember…... So long as there are veterans, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them
We are collecting good, clean, used clothing for the Homeless Veterans shelter in the Cass corridor area of Detroit. The Veterans shelter accepts clothing for men, especially Blue Jeans, and tennis shoes. Please mark your items VETS or men – a scotch taped note on the bag. These places do not have room to store items so please make sure the items fit the season (Winter). They also need linens, sheets, towels, blankets, toiletries, and other comfort items (shampoo, soap, deodorant etc.). Other items they would like to receive: Computers, monitors, printers, musical instruments, arts and craft supplies, We are also supporting a Veteran Shelter that has 150 apartments as transitional housing. They need household items (pots pans, plates etc. They can also use sports equipment, luggage, sports bags, video games and equipment, and exercise equipment. All items may be left in the coatroom.
Thank You - Stew Israel 455-4567
MVF Thrift Store
The Michigan Veterans Foundation homeless shelter has a Thrift Store/Donation Center located at the corner of Warren and Inkster. If you want to get a receipt for your donation take it directly to the Thrift Store location. If not continue to leave them in the Coat Room. Please try and patronize the thrift store. They are trying to become more self sufficient.
MVF Thrift Store/Donation center
27329 W. Warren St
Dearborn Heights, Mi. 48127
We are collecting Good, Clean used clothing for The Coalition On Temporary Shelters. This is a program for homeless people in the Cass corridor area of Detroit. C.O.T.S. accepts clothing for men, women, and Children. These places do not have room to store items so please make sure the items fit the season (Winter). Please mark your items COTS or women – a scotch taped note on the bag.
Thank You – Stew Israel
American Casket Flags wanted
We are collecting any casket flags that were given to the families of Veterans. We will donate them to the Great Lakes National Cemetery to be flown at the entrance to the Cemetery. If you have a flag and it is not being displayed or kept as a sacred memento we can see that it is put to good use in the avenue of flags at the entrance of the National cemetery. You can leave it at the lodge.
Thank You. Stew Israel