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

2017 aug mmnAfter packing up goodie bags to hand out to deploying Iowa National Guardsmen and women, CR chapter members planned the following events:

August:   The August meeting will be the 19th at Olde Main Brewery in Ames.  We will be packing 50 goodie bags for deploying National Guardsmen and women.  August 25th- We will be attending the Departure event and handing out the bags to the soldiers.   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
    • Summer fun
    • BBQ must haves
    • 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
    •  Military shirt box

September:    We will be meeting to pack 450 goodie bags for deploying Guardsmen and women.  Our meeting date is Sept. 23rd at 11am.  We will be meeting at the Swisher American Legion for our packing party and then lunch at Carlo’s O’Kelly’s.  On September 29th, we will be attending 4 different Send off/ departure events to hand out the bags to deploying soldiers.  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
    • Summer fun
    • BBQ must haves
    • 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
    •  Military shirt box

The online auction will be in full swing by the end of Sept.

Oct:      On Oct. 21st, we will be visiting the POW camp  in Algona, IA with lunch after.  We will also be boxing up care packages to our loved ones.

Nov:    We will be meeting at the Iowa State Veteran’s home in Marshalltown on Nov. 11th to volunteer.  After, meeting and lunch at Hali’s Deli.

Dec:      We will have a girls night out to enjoy each others company and hold a gift card exchange.

Operation Engage America events

  • Cedar Rapids- Oct. 14th