Welcome to 2019. The New Year means a few changes to our Chapter. I'm excited to announce Frank/Rick and crew have completed the upgrades to the office and Mike is putting the finishing touches with new office furniture to round it out. As school gets back in session next week, we are looking forward to reconnecting with North East High School Senior IT class who is helping bring us a new look and feel to the website. A lot of work has been going into bring you more information and this new website will be a large part of it.
In our effort to improve communication, we are sending out updated member data cards. Our goal with these is ensuring we have your correct e-mails for quicker and in many cases more regular dissemination of information. As an additional part of the card, you will be able to volunteer to support one of our committees based on your availability and desire. Filling them out is completely voluntary on your part, but as discussed in both chapter meetings and with many of you at the reunion, the officers and I feel that improving our communication within our chapter will be vital as we continue to grow.
As the new officers have a little over 6 months in position, we have fully gotten our feet under us and are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for this chapter. I'm looking forward to the New Year and serving each of you!
Strength and Honor
Terry H. Pevehouse Jr.
President, Chapter 38
Special Forces Association
All, in an effort to improve communication with all of you we sent out membership data cards this month. If anyone has had issues with filling them due to the smaller size or simply did not recieve the cards, please email one of our POC's below for a digital copy. These cards are voluntary, however will assist us in getting information to you in a timely manner.
2019 Robin Moore / Karen Stone Scholarship Announcement
Chapter 38 is announcing college scholarships in the following disciplines – General Studies, Vocational, and Arts. General Studies are those pursuing traditional education outside of Arts or Vocational; Arts disciplines will be defined as education in traditional art fields (music, visual, dance, theater), but will also include those pursuing education in architecture, media arts, and computer design; Vocational are those skills required for a specific trade (carpentry, welding, plumbing, etc).
Three scholarships of $2,500.00 each will be awarded – one per discipline. Through our scoring template, the priority will go to graduating high school seniors; however, this priority should not prevent college enrollees, those previously attempted but denied, or those enrolling in post graduate education from submitting packets.
Additionally, the submission of a scholarship packet with Chapter 38 does not preclude those authorized from participating in the SFA National Education Assistance Fund or the SF Scholarship Program (Requirements differ slightly from those of Chapter 38).
Requirements: Must be a current member, or family member of current member, of Chapter 38; or currently assigned, or family member, of a Soldier currently assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (SFG).
To apply – the following documentation is required:
- An introduction letter from applicant, stating area of discipline (GEN, ART, VOC) and intent, and addressed to the SFA, Chapter 38 Scholarship Committee.
- A written letter from applicant’s sponsor (Current Chapter Member) addressed to SFA 38 Scholarship Committee; for non-members, a sponsoring letter from a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer or Officer currently assigned (as of 1 January 2019) to the 5th SFG (affiliation will be verified).
- For impending High School Graduates, a copy of their current high school transcripts and an acceptance letter from your intended college of choice; for Under Graduate / Post Graduates, their current / most recent college transcripts.
- Three recommendation / sponsorship letters, in addition to that previously outlined in #2; for those applying for the Karen Stone Arts Scholarship one of these letters must come from an arts instructor, teacher, coordinator in order to verify history, desire, and future intent to pursue an Arts education.
All required documents must be postmarked no later than 19 April 2019 to the following address;
Special Forces Association, Chapter 38
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 223
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
Questions regarding any requirements need to be addressed to the Scholarship Committee chairperson (Mrs. Susie Paiser) at: .
Chapter 38 Members,
Folks for those of you who have not been at our monthly meetings; I just want to take a quick moment to paint a broad brush of how the Chapter is progressing financially since my last letter of February 2017.
Bottom line we are doing quite will; to say we've been blessed by efforts large and small is an understatement.
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