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Vets Get Free PC Repairs  0

A local business is helping veterans and members of  Veterans of Foreign Wars with free personal computer repair.  That’s right!  It is no-cost help.  Of course, parts are not included.

If a veteran’s personal computer needs parts, the repair shop will not sell them the part, but they will give them a list of needed parts and tell them where they can obtain them.  Parts will then be put in for the veteran.

So, if your personal computer is ailing and you are about to lose control, ask for help before you head to the big box super center to buy a new one.    Get some professional help.  Your computer may be fine.  It could be a software issue or a minor part.

The expert advice and assistance is offered by a local Hillsborough personal computer tech.  He is offering his no cost repair services to local veterans in Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Orange County.  Other veterans can get assistance if they are in the surrounding area and contact him for assistance.

PC EMT Ad for Repair

For many of our members, computer repairs are needed and they have limited funds.  This is a good opportunity for them.  To obtain assistance in this program, complete the attached form and send it to him at pcemt@aol.com.   Download PC EMT Request

For Post 9100 members, we can also arrange for you to drop off your computer at the American Legion Post on our meeting night for him to pick up.  Make sure you have made arrangements for pickup before you take your PC to the post.

Most computer parts, cables, memory, and accessories are available in Chapel Hill at Intrex Computers on Elliot Road at affordable prices and lower than many big box stores.

We applaud “Ben” for volunteering to help our post members and other local veterans.  And we also thank the Crime Prevention/Training Department of NC Department of Public Safety in Raleigh for sharing this service information.

Spring Fling at Durham VAMC – April 28  0

Chapel Hill Post 9100 Ladies Auxiliary are heading for the Hospitalized Veterans Spring Fling at the Durham VA Hospital this Sunday from 2-4 p.m.  Comrades are invited to join the ladies and to lend a helping hand.  This is a special time for our hospitalized vets.  Let’s show our support.

Volunteers will meet downstairs near the hospital  flagpole at 1:30 p.m.  and proceed to the ward as a group. The ladies are bringing cookies and sugar free drinks.

 

UNC Chapel Hill Basketball Raffle Winner Announced  0

We wrapped up our annual fundraiser and Buddy Poppy season and held the drawing for the winner of the two UNC Men’s Basketball season tickets. Drum roll please….! The winning ticket belongs to Karen Gill of Hillsborough, NC! Marv McWherter, Post Quartermaster and project coordinator, said, “I called Karen last

Post members break down downtown kiosk after ticket drawing. See you next Fall!

night and she’s a long-time Tar Heel fan and is really happy to have won.”

“I want to thank all of you who solicited ticket sales and VFW Buddy Poppy donations this year. We broke all our records, with total ticket sales since September 1st of a whopping $3,130, and total Buddy Poppy donations of $1,156! That gives us quite an impressive total in our Veterans Relief Fund to target some worthy organizations who help veterans and active duty folks in North Carolina,” he said.

Marv continued, “I am once again very proud to be a part of such an outstanding group such as ours. I want to give special thanks to Elmer Hughes and his son, Elmer, to Rusty Edmister, and to Lewis Hendricks and his wife Jessica Bishop for their incredible efforts and assistance in making this year’s campaign such a success.

Although we were raising funds for our post relief programs, this annual event brings post members closer to the Chapel Hill

Karen Gill holds her season’s tickets close. She is ready for a great season of hoops in Chapel Hill.

community. They get a chance to talk to veterans and we are able to reach out to unaffiliated veterans. New members have been recruited and many now know about what the Veterans of Foreign Wars does to support the community and the needy.

Learn more about our Post’s recent activities and funding  in support of  local veteans:

Turkey Trot Just Days Away  0

We are getting closer to Veterans Day weekend and a full five day schedule of events in Chapel Hill to honor our veterans.  We are especially excited about the opportunity to co-sponsor UNC Chapel Hill Campus Recreation’s Turkey Trot on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th. This is a 5K run or one mile fun walk.

The decision to honor veterans and to promote the need to help homeless veterans will help  a lot of local veterans.  Runners and walkers sign-up and in lieu of a monetary fee, they will contribute canned or other non-perishable food item.  We were able to gain the support of the Durham Rescue Mission and they will receive the food, on behalf of homeless veterans.  The Durham Rescue Mission cares for and provides assistance to about 50 homeless veterans at any given time.

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. at UNC Rams Head Plaza on campus.  The run begins at 10 a.m.  We will be distributing Buddy Poppies to all participants and observers.  This is an excellent opportunity to share the Veterans of Foreign Wars and our efforts to help others.  Are you available to spend a little time with us?  We expect about 1,000 people on campus.  Over 250 people preregistered before the press releases were prepared.

Be sure to wear your VFW cap and a military jacket or clothing item.  It is time to be proud to be a veteran helping students and staff help us help others.

Watch this video by Katie Gerdon, UNC student videographer, on this fun event.  If you like it, share it!  It’s on our post’s FaceBook site.  Let’s see if we can get a super huge turnout for the Turkey Trot.

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All State Team, Again  0

We are just a small post of about 60 members.  But, we don’t let that slow us down.  Each meeting has at least 20% member participation and we have a vibrant Ladies Auxiliary.  We seem to consistently achieve great things as one of the smallest posts in the state.

It was not too long ago that our post was struggling.  We were turning into a supper club and not much was done.  No Buddy Poppies, no Ladies Auxiliary, no programs.  Then tragedy struck.  Our Post Commander had a stroke and soon after we lost one of our long time members.  Those two events were our wake up call and we seemed to  pull together as a team.  Just like America after 9/11, we came together and went to work.

The result was a long series of successes in membership, programs, event participation, member support and participation, and fund raising.  We came alive.  We won our first All State Team designation in 2010 and we just earned it again this year.

The post was designated a member of the All State Team for 2011-12.  Post Commander David Lucas and Quartermaster Marv McWherter were awarded their white caps at the 2012 North Carolina Department Convention.

All members of the post share in the honor and their achievements.  We thank you all for your hard work this past year.  You made this award possible.  You are the energy that makes our post dynamic and the Veterans of Foreign Wars highly visible and accomplishing great things in our community and district.  Thank you for your support.

Sharing Their Love  0

Christmas is now a month behind us and the bands aren’t playing and the crowds of well-wishers are diminished, but our veterans are still in the Durham VA Medical Center.  Who will remember them?

The answer from Chapel Hill VFW Post 9100 Ladies Auxiliary was loud and clear, “We will!”  The ladies put together Valentine’s Day gift packages at their February meeting.  Glenn Sumner, Post Auxiliary President arranged for the project as part of the February meeting.  She announced, “I am now ready to have some fun Tuesday night.  Hope you can all be there.  The VA Hospital is in great need of tolietries for the women vets.  I have bought some Valentines type bags (24) and various lotions, toothpaste, and brushes, etc.,  for us to fill on Tuesday night.  Got some Valentine ribbon and cards we can fill out.”  And that they did.  Mark Sumner, World War II vet and Glenn’s husband, carried the gift packages to the Durham VAMC.  Linda of the Voluntary Services Office at the Durham VAMC took delivery and rewarded us with a beaming smile.

This is just one example of what our Ladies Auxiliary is doing for our hospitalized veterans.  In December they delivered ten warm winter coats for VA outpatient or homeless veterans.

Want to donate to the Ladies Auxiliary?  Have questions or want to consider membership or volunteer work?  Contact Glenn Sumner.

Here are the ladies in action at their February meeting.

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Helping our Hospitalized Veterans  0

The Ladies Auxiliary has already donated ten winter coats for the VA’s Homeless Veterans program. There is still more to do.

Glenn Sumner, Ladies Auxiliary President writes, “Here is the latest information from the VA Hospital on the things they need for our veterans. I thought we might fill some “pink” bags for the women at our next meeting.”  View wish list of  VA Hospital needs Jan 2012.

Let’s give the ladies a hand and bring in some of the things on the list.