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1. Although it may appear that we are getting off to a slow start, I
believe we have made great strides at developing a well-rounded program for
this year. The Board and Committee Chairs have meet monthly. We've got
some exciting plans that include partnering with other organizations.
Thanks again for all of your support and continued efforts to make this a
Post that is making a difference.
2. Many of you met Paul Epperson. Lee Ann first introduced him at our
November meeting. He has volunteered to Chair the Programs Committee. As an
appointed position, I am confident that he will receive the same support we
gave Chris Kitts. MG Temple and others have graciously accepted invitations
to present. We will have a March meeting.
3. Randy Darden and Bob Donovan have worked hard to get our Streamer
submissions in. We continue to grow and were able to maintain the End Of
Year Membership Streamer. We have confirmation that the 2014-2015 Emergency
Preparedness & Infrastructure Resilience Streamer met the required metrics.
I am confident that we will also meet the requirements for the Leadership
and Mentoring Streamer. Looks like we have met the criteria for
Distinguished Post 2014.
4. Kudos to Nick Hadiaris for his coordination of our monthly Young Members
Networking Social event. I am presenting this program at the Post Leaders
Workshop. If you haven't participated, then you are missing a treat. We
have some dynamic young members who have great ideas and a willingness to
serve. As we expand, Nick will begin to target/feature F.SAME members and
Sustaining Member Principals to attend the socials and provide short
observations on a subject of their choice. We continue to expand our
5. It's time to roll up our sleeves and kick off our major fund raising
effort. Dawn Best needs our help to pull off another successful Golf
Tournament. Please contact her soonest to volunteer, sponsor, or play. Why
not do all three?
6. I'm off to Phoenix to participate in the Post Leaders Workshop. Giving
up the arctic blast and snow for 85 degree weather.
Thanks again for your continued participation.
Charles A. (Chuck)Boaz, Jr
DID YOU KNOW?
It costs $2,500 per student to participate in Robotics Competition.
There are 38 students on the ARGS Robotics Team.
That means it will cost $95,000 to send the team to National Competition.
The $2,500 participation cost includes multiple events—competition entry fees, travel, lodging, food, etc.
The 38 team members are made up of 10 freshmen, 6 sophomores, 11 juniors and 11 seniors.
Students attending the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School come from several school districts across Central Virginia, including: Richmond, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Powhatan County, Sussex County, Surry County, Southampton County, and Franklin.
The Robotics Team has a blog where you can learn even more: https://argstech.blogspot.com.
Annual Member Recognitions were awarded by Post President Chuck Boaz to the following:
- Paul Epperson - 2015 Outstanding Member Award
- Sandra Leibowitz - 2015 Outstanding Member Award
- Nicholas Hadiaris - 2015 Outstanding Young Member Award
- Neal Wright, F.SAME - 2015 Post President's Special Recognition
- Leebcor Services, LLC - 2015 Outstanding Sustaining Member Award
Region Vice President Coins were also presented by Mary Anderson, F.SAME, Middle Atlantic Region VP to Scott Mortimer and Chuck Boaz.
Congratulations and sincere thanks are extended to all!
See photos of the event here!
This year's Annual Membership Recognition went to: