KS.Wichita Chapter

Wichita Chapter met and discussed chapter Tshirts, specifically if shirts indicated that MMN serves all branches.

We will be applying for a grant to help purchase scarves for homeless veterans and books for the VA in Wichita and the veteran home in Winfield KS.

We will be doing a card drive for our chapter.  Planning will continue for the drive in the coming months, with the drive launching in May and the goal to gather 1,000 cards.

Cedar Rapids IA Chapter

After packing up shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and lotions to either be sent to troops or given to veterans, CR chapter members planned the following events:

May:     working at the Iowa State Veteran’s Cemetery, cleaning up the grounds and a late lunch with business discussion

June:    June meeting will be June 10th,  brunch, followed by participating in the Air Guard Family day and resource fair (hosting decorating sugar cookies activity). Family Day activities include music, games,snacks, and bounce houses. The resource fair will run in conjunction with these events.

July:      Visiting the POW camp  in Algona, IA

Aug:       Fundraising auction boxes will be due at this meeting. These flat rate boxes packed with goodies to be auctioned online.

  • Boxes committed to (to date)
    • Red, White, and Blue,
    • Military Mama Network items
    • Homemade crafts and Disney
    • Pasta night and summer fun
    • Football
    • Fishing and art
    • Movie night
    • Norwex
    • Several goodie boxes
    • Beanie babies
    • Breakfast box
    • Pamper me box
    •         Women’s inspirational/encouragement
    •         Christmas Advent book box
    •         Spa box

Operation Engage America events

  • Sioux Center
  • Council Bluffs
  • Des Moines- June 17th
  • Dates will be added as events are scheduled