“The Pack-Out!” – Military Care Package Event & Collection Drive to Support Our Troops Overseas – August 13th

Jun 29, 17 “The Pack-Out!” – Military Care Package Event & Collection Drive to Support Our Troops Overseas – August 13th

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Military Care Package Event & Collection Drive to Support our Troops overseas. Sunday August 13th at the Hampton Bays American Legion. Details of this event will be posted soon!!! We will make a flyer that you can all share and distribute.   Family friendly event, this event is an always a great time over the years, many of you have joined this activity while in January at the Emporium. This Summer the event will be held at the Hampton Bays American Legion   This will be an all-day event with live music  We will be looking for food donations also to be part of a buffet   Please start collecting items that we can ship out to the Troops, a list of items can be found on our website at www.BootsonthegroundNY.com under the about us link.   We will need financial donations for shipping costs, you can make a tax-deductible donation at www.BootsontheGroundNY.com/donate    We will have a special 50/50 at this event to be able to provide US Saving Bonds for Luca Arcuri, the son of Chris Arcuri. Chris was a board member with BOTGNY and a member of the Hampton Bays American Legion and he passed away in 2015.   For more information please contact Frank Bania at 631-615-2200 or at FrankB@BootsontheGroundNY.com Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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June 2017 Schedule

May 30, 17 June 2017 Schedule

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June Schedule There will be no Monday night activities in June There will be no monthly 3rd Saturday collection at the VAC in June due to BBQ at the VA. Tuesdays – Veteran Peer night, every Tuesday, doors open at the VAC at 6:45 pm Tuesday June 20th – Monthly bowling night, meet at VAC by 7pm, then we head over to Sayville Bowl at 8 Thursdays – Female Veteran Peer night every Thursday, doors open at the VAC 6:00 PM Sunday June 4 – Patchogue – Festival and care package collection. – https://www.facebook.com/events/39081128792998  Friday June 9 – Manorville – Golf Outing – https://www.planmygolfevent.com//30297-kofc/ Saturday June 17 – Northport VA – BBQ – https://www.facebook.com/events/399023410447925 Saturday June 17 – Farmingdale – Pub crawl fundraiser – Americon – https://www.facebook.com/events/1213857572075803/ Saturday June 24 – Babylon Village – Pub crawl fundraiser – Americon Share this:PrintTweetEmailMoreShare on TumblrWhatsAppTelegramPocketLike this:Like...

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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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