April 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes

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April 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes Attendance: 49 members present indicating a quorum. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Commander Martinez at 6:30pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Member-at-Large Ernie Wawrowics. An invocation was given by Ken Anderson. Commander Martinez welcomed everyone and new members were introduced. Special recognition was given to Mr. Frank Perz … Read More

Southeastern Guide Dogs Featured at April Monthly Meeting

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Karen Conkel and Sean Brown from Southeastern Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs Levi and Pella Fetch a Crowd Southeastern Guide Dogs’ ambassadors Karen Conkel and Sean Brown were the featured guest speakers at our April 2019 monthly meeting. Conkel, with her Ambassador dog Levi, discussed how SGD transforms the lives of their clients, while Brown shared how his service dog Pella positively affected his post-war life. Conkel is especially drawn … Read More

March 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes

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March 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes Attendance: 32 members present indicating a quorum. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Commander Martinez at 6:30pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Member-at-Large Ernie Wawrowics. Commander Herman Martinez gave the invocation. He welcomed everyone. Two new members were introduced. Introduction of Guest Speaker: Commander Martinez introduced Debbie Kehoe and … Read More

Veterans Group To Host Vanessa Baugh Manatee County Commissioner on June 11

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Monthly Meeting To Host Vanessa Baugh Manatee County Commissioner In June our Lakewood Ranch veterans group monthly meeting will host Vanessa Baugh, Manatee County District Five Commissioner. Commissioner Baugh Presenting “State of Manatee County” The honorable Commissioner Vanessa Baugh will present a “The State of the County” address at our general membership meeting. This is a one-of-a-kind meeting that every … Read More

Veterans Group To Host Karen Conkel from GuideDogs.org on April 9

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Monthly Meeting To Host Karen Conkel from GuideDogs.org In April our Lakewood Ranch veterans group monthly meeting will host Karen Conkel, an Ambassador handler from GuideDogs.org. People with vision loss are young and old, students and professionals, parents and grandparents, husbands and wives, sons and daughters. Some have been blind all their lives; others lose vision unexpectedly, suddenly, and the … Read More

Next DWLWR Veterans and Military Supporters Meeting: May 14th at 6:30pm in the Oasis Club House

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Veterans Group Monthly Meeting Hosts Shannon Feinroth In May our Lakewood Ranch veterans group monthly meeting will host Shannon Feinroth an Elder Law Paralegal for the local Life Law Firm in Sarasota. This meeting is so important to our community we can’t limit it to just our membership. Attendance will be open to the entire Del Webb Lakewood Ranch community. … Read More

February 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes

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DWLRAVMS February 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes Attendance: 26 members present indicating a quorum. Excused absence: Secretary P. Sefton. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Commander Martinez at 6:35pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Director-at-Large, Ernie Wawrowicz . An invocation was given by Commander Herman Martinez. He welcomed everyone to today’s meeting. Commander Herman Martinez … Read More

Lakewood Ranch Veterans Group Donates Bike to Turning Points

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Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters’ monthly meeting on February 12 featured the donation of a nearly new road bike to Turning Points spokesperson Edwin Robinson, who was our guest speaker. “A resident of our Del Webb community passed away shortly after purchasing a high quality road bike,” explained AVMS Commander Herman Martinez. “His wife was … Read More

Next DWLWR Veterans and Military Supporters Meeting: March 12th at 6:30pm in the Oasis Club House

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In March, we host Ambassador Deb Kehoe (Left in picture) who represents Homes For Our Troops. HFOT is a wonderful organization that provides debt-free housing for those combat-wounded veterans who can no longer be employable. AVMS Commander Herman Martinez was personally involved in a similar program in the Orlando area. “I can tell you, it brings you chills when you … Read More

Next DWLWR Veterans and Military Supporters Meeting: February 12th at 6:30pm in the Oasis Club House

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Lakewood Ranch Veterans Group Monthly Meeting February 12 Come join us for our Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters February meeting on Tuesday, February 12. Our guest speaker for the meeting is Mr. Edwin Robinson, Program Manager for Turning Points, a local community and Veterans service organization “Yellow Ribbon Program”. This is a wonderful cause in … Read More