Free Financial Boot Camp Workshop

Apr 11, 17 Free Financial Boot Camp Workshop

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Judgment-Free Zone Every Month We’ll Cover a Different Topic and Private meetings available afterwards   Financial stresses create barriers to attaining your goals Taking control of your financial life through Financial Coaching can help Kick-Off Meeting Wednesday April 12, 2017 – 1800 hrs.   Some Topics we will cover: • Building Credit • Reduce or Eliminate Debt • Money Management • Savings Goals –-you can do it! • Electronic Banking • Taking Control Of Your Auto Loan We do not sell products or give specific investment advice   We will have another financial meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of every month   Where: Boots on the Ground NY Veteran Activity Center – the VAC 2184 Pond Road (unit A-4) Ronkonkoma NY 11779   When: Every Second Wednesday of the Month Starting at 6:00PM Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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What’s coming up in March

Mar 01, 17 What’s coming up in March

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                Female Veterans Peer group starting. Thursday March 2nd starts a veteran peer night for female Veterans only, doors at VAC will open at 6pm : For more details https://www.facebook.com/events/771301313017856/   Coming Home: “Understanding the Psychological Impact of War-Zone Exposure and Coming Home” which explores military sexual trauma, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and moral injury and relation to suicide prevention. A lecture for military / veteran families. Monday March 20th. 6pm: For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/332932217106522/   Veteran night out. Bowling night: Once a month we head to the bowling alley for a night of fun, check our Facebook or website event pages for the date (this month March 21st). For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808903802660475   March 25th. 3rd annual Virginia Larocchia Almost Gala and A Salute to Joe Piscopo, this event will benefit Boots on the Ground NY and Honor Flight. For more details: http://laughtersaveslives.org/    Monthly collection drive date on March 18th. For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/935045603298120/ Month of March’s most wanted needs: Hospitalized veterans: Shower shoes, and new clothing such as t-shirts, underwear, sweats, footwear for hospitalized veterans Care package: Kosher products as we have a special pack out coming for Jewish troops later this month Food pantry: boxes of pasta, cans of sauce, cans of chicken / turkey. Cans of stew. Frozen foods. Macaroni and cheese. Hearty soups. Peanut butter and jelly.   Don’t forget every Tuesday night is Veteran peer night at the VAC: Volunteers needed to help deliver furniture and furnishing to disadvantaged veterans this month on 3/18 & 3 /4: for more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/419188824807066/   Just $5 makes a huge difference www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate   $5 bucks will get you a coffee and a buttered roll only now a days, but when 1000 people donate $5 monthly is allows us to be more successful at our mission. We don’t like doing many fundraisers, that takes away time from us completing the missions and tasks on hand. We don’t take salaries, so every $ you donate is going to...

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Female Veteran Peer night to begin every Thursday evening.

Feb 22, 17 Female Veteran Peer night to begin every Thursday evening.

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On Thursday March 2nd 6pm-8pm at the Veterans Activity Center (VAC) 2184 Pond Rd, Ronkonkoma, BOTGNY will be hosting its first night of the Women Veterans Peer Group. All female veterans of all branches and all ages are invited to come down!! There is a common ground, a unique bond that happens when people serve in the military, a friendship and comradery. When you leave the service for the civilian world you find those same types of bonds and friendships hard to find, you miss it. Men are not the only veterans to miss it, women do too, but there are not many places out there for female vets to connect to other female vets. This will be that place. This group will offer the comradery and friendship, listening ears when you need it, many laughs, lack of judgement, and most important support from other vets. Please come down and join us, please share this information with any female veterans you might know. “The VAC” (Veterans Activity Center) “Where Veterans Come Together”  Thursday night at the VAC is a Veteran community evening for Female Veterans only.  The food and personal care pantries are available all evening.    Please help us spread the word to Veterans, there is a place to go.  Anything said in the VAC stays in the VAC & sometimes you just need to be around other Veterans.  No paperwork, no fees, no membership, completely confidential.  Doors open by 1800 hrs.,  Snacks, refreshments & coffee available.   This is a Female Veteran & Service member evening only. Please check event (Facebook or website) each week, or call the VAC at leave a message at 631-615-2200 The VAC is located at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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This week with Boots on the Ground NY

Feb 06, 17 This week with Boots on the Ground NY

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        This week with Boots on the Ground NY Tonight, volunteers needed to sort and pack more Military Care Packages – Our goal is to pack another 200. We have the supplies the labels and the empty boxes, we just needs hand to sort and pack. Let’s get this done for the Troops 1800 hrs till 2130 hours tonight at the VAC locates at 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma NY Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/199869280489328/    Tuesday night – Every Tuesday night at the VAC. Veteran peer night, doors open at 6:30 PM, show at 7pm. Stop in and stay connected. Tuesday the 21st is our monthly bowling night.   Wednesday night – Free Comedy show at the Northport VA Hospital, building 5. Some great local Comics are donating their time for Veterans and supporters. There will be cake and coffee available. Everyone is invited. The goal is to get a full room and turn this into a repeated event. Starts at 6:30pm. See Flyer for more details Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1747388262244423/ Saturday, come see a play in NYC with BOTGNY. Showing of “ Orange Julius” at the Rattlesticks Playwright theatre located at 224 Waverly Place , NYC. On Saturday February 11th, who would be interested in coming into NYC with Boots on the Ground NY to see a show called ‘Orange Julius’, a new play about a child of a Vietnam Vet and their complex relationship with their father. We plan to have a discussion afterwards the complexities of being a vet or the family member of a vet following the show. I should also note that our actor playing Julius is a Vet himself.  Boots on the Ground NY will be purchasing a limited number of tickets that the producer has offered us at a discounted price. We will be offering tickets for free to Veterans, their guests and our volunteer team members. The matinee will start at 2pm.  BOTGNY can also help with train fare for those that need.  Don’t know if the...

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An outstanding week at BOTGNY – 2017 Annual pack-out a huge success.

Feb 04, 17 An outstanding week at BOTGNY – 2017 Annual pack-out a huge success.

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Boots on the Ground NY had an outstanding week. Last Sunday over 900 people attended the Pack Out at the Emporium, over 1100 boxes were packed. We raised over $18,000 that day between door donations, support shirts, 50/50, general donations and sponsors. An amazing event with so much community support involved. The Emporium once again donated the venue, the staff and sound and the buffet. All the great musical talent that graced the stage: Dennis O’Donnell and Mixed Bag, the Project 9-line All Stars, The Individuals, the Long Ireland Pipes and Drums. Mike Cappasso, The 90’s Band, Decadia, 45 RPM, and DJ’s Johnny Numonic & Tommy Thunder all donated their talent and time. Besides the Boots volunteers we had members of Team RWB and service members from the 106th Air Guard with us throughout the day manning stations and carrying supplies, as well as the William Floyd NJROTC, the Sea Cadets,  And the Supporters that showed, bringing the masses of  supplies that were donated, so many schools, businesses, The Paradies shop at MacArthur Airport that delivered 40 large bins of supplies, Our Secret Shoppers that donated over $5,000 worth of supplies, All the letters from ,ids that went, the letter to the troop program that Ambro supplied us. WBAB and FiOS News spending the day with us. Then the Holbrook Post office who accepted all the boxes and got right to work on processing them the get them into the air quickly. Let’s also not forget all the sore handed volunteers that wrote out hundreds of care package labels and custom form. An Amazing Day, and in a few days it will be an amazing mail call for the 250 plus Troops that we mailed boxes to which will benefit 1000’s of Troops overseas.  We were also honored at the event to host the “Remembering the Fallen” memorial display tribute that was on loan to us from the United War Veterans council of NYC. The Tribute area was hosted by Gold Star Mom Emily Toro. To follow this day...

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“Remembering Our Fallen” to be displayed this Sunday in Patchogue

Jan 26, 17 “Remembering Our Fallen” to be displayed this Sunday in Patchogue

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        On September 10th, this past year, I was invited by my friend Gary Santora to the USS Intrepid which is docked in NYC, there was a memorial unveiling ceremony of a tribute wall which displayed all of NY’s Fallen Service Members since 9/11/2001. Gary is the father of Sgt Jason Santora, Jason was an US Army Ranger who was killed on April 23rd 2010 outside of Kabul. He was the 1,050 US Service Member to be killed in Afghanistan. I had the Honor of leading the escort of Sgt Santora Home from Dover Airfield and then again to Calverton National Cemetery. It’s hard to describe the feeling that comes over you as you stand in front of the pictures of all these Heroes who gave their life for Our Country. A few of the names and faces I have ridden in Funeral escorts and when you know their families there is heavy emotions. This wall touched me and I would like it to touch as many of you as we can. I have requested to have it displayed at Our Event on Sunday at the Emporium and that request was accepted. I am Honored to be able to host this tribute and to say that this Wall of Sacrifice will be on display from 11:30 till 9pm during the entire care package event at the Emporium this Sunday, located at 9 Railroad Ave, Patchogue.  Thank you to Emily Toro for helping make this Suffolk County display happen, Emily is the mother of Pv2 Isaac Cortes who was killed on November 27, 2007 in Iraq. Isaac was with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division. And thank you to the United War Veterans Council in NYC for entrusting us with the Memorial. http://www.rememberingourfallen.org/  is the website to explain the Memorial. Frank Bania – Boots on the Ground NY Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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