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UPCOMING EVENTS: (all events are at post 101 unless stated otherwise)

1-31 October (*Continued thru November) - As previously announced we are having a membership drive during the month of October. New members will receive a $10 discount on annual membership. There will be a $40 rebate on Life Membership.(Members will have to present the Quartermaster their life membership card with a date of issue during the month of October, 2018 to be eligible for the rebate. Rules of engagement; All applications must be dated by 10/31/18 and be submitted to the Quartermaster or myself, NLT Friday, 11/2.  There will be prizes awarded to our first and second place recruiters at the November Membership meeting

****Gun Raffle tickets****
We still have tickets available for our gun raffle in support of the Post’s 100th anniversary. Check with the bar tender, or Keith Francis (Drawing to be held Monday, Nov.12)

Many thanks to all who came out in the cold and supported/ participated in the Veterans Day Parade this past Saturday! Also thanks to our District Commander, for coordinating with the Parade organizers to get all of the VFW Posts in our district, lined up together. I would also like to personally than our Auxiliary members for planning, organizing and serving the THI dinner on 11/3.  Thanks again to Tony, for setting up the whisky tasting, and also to everyone who came out for that. We are busy as usual! Please note the dates and times below;
Saturday & Sunday- 11/10 & 11/11- Poppy/Membership drive.- King Soopers located at 9225 N. Union Blvd. - 09:00-15:00 both days. This will be a joint effort with the Auxiliary, and proceeds will be split equally and going to the relief funds. We are still in need of support primarily for Sunday, but please feel free to come out at any time on either day. (Elvis is making an appearance on Sunday.)
Sunday - 11/11- Veterans Day.
Monday- 11/12- Veterans Day (Observed)- Our Post will be open beginning at about 10:30.  We will have a flag raising ceremony beginning precisely at 11:00 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI. (NOTE: Officers are asked to wear either Black & whites, Polos,or patriotic attire.)
Monday- 11/12- Post BBQ beginning around 12:30. This is open to all of our members, Auxiliary members, family and guests at no cost. We are only asking that everyone bring their favorite side dish or desert. We will hold the drawing for our gun at approximately 15:00.(Please also remember to sign guests in.)
Thursday- 11/15- Post meeting beginning at 19:00.
Saturday & Sunday- 11/17 & 11/18- COA at Post 4051.- ( see the Department website for itinerary)
Monday-11/19- Executive Committee Meeting- 18:30
Tuesday-11/20- Auxiliary Meeting- 19:00
Thursday-11/22- Thanksgiving Day
I Have reserved the Post for Sunday, 16 December for our Post Christmas Party. This date was the only open date prior to Christmas. I desperately need a committee about 3 members, and 3 Auxiliary members, to put plans in place for our Christmas party. If its not too late, I would like to see about getting a band or a DJ. Since this is a Sunday, I had anticipated an early to mid afternoon event, but that is for the committee to decide. Please contact me directly if you can be of assistance.


​Veterans  Day “Honoring All Who Served: WWI 100 Years”

Monday November 12 Centennial Campus

07:30-10:00 Breakfast (Atrium)

11:00-11:15 Wreath Laying (Memorial)

11:30-1:30pm Reception (Atrium)-

***Notes about this day’s activities***:

1. The Fort Carson Museum will have a static display set up in the Atrium that will showcase military artifacts with a focus on WW1.  The director of the museum himself will attend and answer questions from the students, staff and faculty. If you would like to contact the director of the museum, Mr Joe Berg, for something associated with your class, feel free to contact him at 719-526-9367 or joseph.e.berg.civ@mail.mil

2. Guest speaker for reception: Kristen Christy “2018 Air Force Spouse of the Year, a Colorado Springs community leader, and advocate for military families and suicide prevention”

3. This reception will also honor the work done during the combat paper and writing activities for the week.

4. All events for this day, including the food at the breakfast are open to all at PPCC.

Point of contact (POC) for questions: DMVP, 719-502-4100


Supporting Events during the week of November 5-9:

Military and Veterans Photo Memorial

Monday-Sunday October 9 to November 12 All Day

Centennial Campus (Rotunda and C200), Rampart and Downtown (TBD)

This year is the 100th anniversary of World War I. In memory of the men and women who served their country for our freedom, we are honoring all veterans by posting their memories and sharing their stories. The memorial will have photographs of a veterans and their families to be honored and remembered. 

- You will find places to post photos in the Centennial Campus Rotunda and the C-building.  We will have photo memorials in prominent areas in Rampart and Downtown Campus.

*** The Public is invited to post a photo in one or all of the locations - All can post a photo of a veteran and veterans with their families.  As a picture is worth a thousand words, we will have quite a story of Pikes Peak area veterans if many participate in this. PPCC has supplied the tacks and the poster board, you just need to supply the picture.

Point of contact (POC) for questions: DMVP, 719-502-4100


Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Portrait Exhibit

Monday-Friday November 5-9 All Day

Centennial Campus (Atrium and F-building breezeway)

“The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor, and preserve the achievements of outstanding women who have shaped our state and made significant contributions in their fields. The Hall is dedicated to educating the people of Colorado about these women, whose courage, leadership, creativity and compassion have changed lives and helped elevate the status of women.”

Point of contact (POC) for questions: DMVP, 719-502-4100


Veteran Community Resource Fair

Wednesday November 7 10am-2pm

Centennial Campus (Atrium)

Pikes Peak Region’s Resources to help educate our Veterans and their families on the variety of services the Colorado Springs community has to offer.

Point of contact (POC) for questions: DMVP, 719-502-4100


Thank You for Your Service, PPCC

Thursday November 8th 12:30-1:45pm

Rampart Range Campus, PPCC Learning Commons

A Program and Reception Honoring Student and Staff Veterans with a focus on 100-year Anniversary of the End of World War I (1918-2018)

Featured Presenters: PPCC Students and Staff


“25 Steps A Stalag Luft I Story”  

Saturday November 10th 7-8pm

Centennial Campus (Theater A120) 

Please join us for an amazing Story of Two WWII Stalag POWs that meet for the first time, over 70 years later! Directed by Steffan Tubbs Sponsored by the LatinX Student Union

Presented by the Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council- El Concilio

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pikes-peak-cc-private-showing-of-documentary-25-steps-amazing-pow-story-tickets-51038057203



Expressive Arts Project: Combat Paper:

Description (from the website www.combatpaper.org): “COMBAT PAPER transforms military uniforms into handmade paper. We believe in this simple yet enduring premise that the plant fiber in rags can be transformed into paper. A uniform worn through military service carries with it stories and experiences that are deeply imbued in the woven threads. Creating paper and artwork from these fibers carries these same qualities. We have found that all of us are connected to the military in a myriad of ways. When these connections are discovered and shared it can open a deeper understanding between people and expand our collective beliefs about military service and war.”



Combat Papermaking-  

Monday thru Tuesday November 5th- 6th 9 am – 3:30 pm

Centennial Campus Grove


Combat Papermaking

Wednesday November 7th 9am-3:30pm

Rampart Range Campus Atrium


Open Combat Paper Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday November 8th 12noon-2pm

DT Studio Art Gallery

Combat Paper Artists & Writers will guide participants to transform personal memory into creative writing.


Combat Paper Veteran’s Artist Talk & Reception

Thursday November 8th 4-5:30pm

DT Studio Art Gallery

Nathan Lewis and Kevin Basil will describe their personal processes and journeys as artists and writers as well as the evolution of Combat Paper as an international organization dedicated to transforming memories of war into works of art as a means of personal catharsis and community communication.  

Combat Paper is founded by Veterans, run by Veterans and facilitated by Veterans.


Combat Papermaking: Homeless Vets

Thursday November 8th 6-8:30pm

Crawford House 415 S Weber St. 80903


Combat Papermaking: Community Event

Friday November 9th 11am-4pm

Manitou Art Center




*** All PPCC Veterans Day activities are open to the public***

For more information, please contact Military and Veterans Programs at 719.502.4100

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