North Oakland VFW Post 334 partnered with the Women Marines Association (WMA) for an overseas packing event and presented a donation of $1,000 for the event.
The event took place on April 24 at the Masonic Temple Lodge in Romeo. Post members Mike Ryckman, Bob Mahan, Chuck Haskin and auxiliary members Gail Ryckman and Vicki Haskin presented the check to the WMA. They said the $1,000 donation was split into $500 for groceries and $500 for shipping. There were 62 boxes packed and shipped and the shipping cost was $1,240. Members said the donation was made possible through community support during the annual VFW Buddy Poppy campaign.
The WMA is a nonprofit civilian veterans association composed of women who have served or are serving honorably in the regular or reserve components of the United States Marine Corps. For more information, visit www.womenmarines.org and www.womenmarinesmichigan.org.
Donations to the Women Marines Association can be sent to WMA Motor City MI2, C/O Mary Merritt, 70274 Campground Road, Bruce Twp. MID. 48065. For more information about the WMA, MI-2 Motor City Chapter, email Mary Merritt at [email protected].
For more information on VFW Post 334, call Cmdr. Jim Hubbard 248-693-6759.
Events to come
• Military One Resource will host Michigan Military and Veteran Resource Sharing, a virtual event at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17. Registration is required at www.michigan.gov/mvaa. To learn more about resources for the military and veteran community, email April Clipper at [email protected].
• Oxford American Legion Post 108 will host the Grilled Chicken Buffet from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, Euchre from 12-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, and Fish Dinners from 12-8 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at 130 E. Drahner Road, Oxford. The cost of the buffet is $8 to $8.50. Fish and chicken variety dinners cost between $9 and $11.50. For more information, call 248-628-9081.
• The American Legion Birmingham/Troy Post 14 will host Music Bingo at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 13 at 1340 W. Maple Road, Troy. Check the song you hear to win. $2 per card or $5 for 3. For more information, call 248-362-2077.
• Miracle Quilts for Our Wounded Troops will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Independence Village, 701 Market Street, Oxford and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at UAW Local 5960, 180 Silverbell Road, Lake Orion. Volunteers are asked to bring a sewing machine, extension cord and basic sewing supplies. Participants can check out one of the kits or use their own materials to build a quilt and sew at the meeting or at home. The group is always looking for new volunteers for this project. For more information, call Carole at 248-321-8669.
• The public is invited to Ortonville VFW Post 582 Memorial Day Parade May 30 from Old City Hall to Ortonville Cemetery. All veterans are welcome to walk or ride in the parade. An overview is planned. The VFW will have a water tent with free cold water. Scout Troop 139 will hold a flag removal ceremony at 6 p.m. May 29 at the Ortonville Cemetery, 175 Ortonville Road. All Scout groups and other organizations are invited to participate in the parade. For more information and for veterans who need to ride, call VFW Post 582 Cmdr. Dennis Hoffman 248-627-1065 so walks can be arranged.
• 2022 Orion Veterans Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk or 5 Mile event begins at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Lake Orion on May 30. Choose the 5k Run/Walk event along the Paint Creek Trail or choose the 5-Mile Run where runners traverse the new section of trail on Clarkston Road, including over the Van Tassel Pedestrian Bridge. Virtual options are also available. Register by May 9 for a guaranteed t-shirt, pre-registration is $25, for veterans/current military it’s $20. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the long-term sustainability of the Orion Veterans Memorial. For more information and to register, visit www.orionveteransmemorial.com/memorial-5k-2022.
The Oakland Press covers all veteran events in Oakland County. Please send information. in the body of an email with the subject “Veterans Affairs” to Sharon Longman at [email protected]. Allow two weeks notice for scheduled events and include a phone number readers can call for more information.