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WE DID IT MET THE CHALLENGE - February 10, 2018, 03:07:30 PM

  A great group of Skymasters met Thursday night and met the challenge. I'm proud and honored to be a Skymaster, again! Not only are we a hobby flying club but we are a group that does good community service! We made a difference in our deployed service members who will receive these packages in the remotest and harshest parts of our world, doing the job of keeping your and my family safe... and THEY APPRECIATE IT. If you doubt the small sacrifice we did Thursday night makes a difference then take a few moments of your valuable time and peruse the Troops Need Love Too website or better yet, their Facebook page and read the countless stories of the letters and videos of the deployed service members who have received the packages and their response. Better yet attend another packing event and hear from the men and women who have been active duty overseas and gotten a TNLT care package and when they're home they come to help package boxes. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!!!! WE MADE A DIFFERENCE!!!!!

SO i PUT OUT MEAGER CHALLENGE OF 250/30... for us to pack 30 boxes and raise $250.00 to help in the shipping costs. Well, I am happy to report that we raised just under $600.00 in donations that our club treasurer handed to Jill Beyer of Troops Need Love Too Thursday Night and we packaged not 30 boxes, not 40 boxes, not 50 boxes, BUT 64 BOXES FILLED UP to the brim with items for our Troops....

I want to sincerely thank the Skymasters present who helped our club in this great work AND those who made contributions on our club website through PayPal and cash donations. Thanks to Jon Grigsby our Skymaster who keeps our club in contact with this great local group that we hope to support for many years to come.

Just because our packing event is over you can ALWAYS support the TNL2 group. They're having other packing events, check out their website and watch for the next opportunity for our club to support Troops Need Love Too!

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Skymasters Supports our Troops - January 29, 2018, 09:24:33 AM

  Hello fellow Skymasters, friends & family,
It’s that time of year again and we call on our membership to make a great showing to support a great cause. We will be hosting another box packing party during our club meeting on Feb 8th. Please do what you can to help out.  We will be looking forward to showing some more support and love for those that put their lives on the line to ensure our safety. Their site, , has loads of information and as well as their mission and letters from troops that have received these care packages. You can also find them on Facebook by searching their name. Below is an example of some of the items that can easily be picked up in your travels and brought to the club meeting to be packaged and sent to a troop in need of some support from home.
- Food (non-perishable/no pork products) – Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, Ramen noodle cups, Canned tuna/chicken, SPAM, Cookies, candy, Gum, Drink mix packets, Instant coffee, Trail mix, Canned fruit
- Hygiene Products - Shower products, Shaving products, Cough drops, Foot powder, Tissues, Eye drops, Dark Color socks, Baby wipes, Antibacterial wipes, Chap stick, Foot ointment, Cough drops, Dental hygiene, Nail clippers
- For our Military Women (no aerosol products) - Tampons, Pads, Hair ties (brown/black), Bobby pins
- Recreational Items - Word games, Deflated balls with pump, writing paper/pens, Magazines and books, Playing cards, Frisbees, Puzzles, Nerf balls

Thank you so much for your time and consideration in helping this great cause!
Skymasters EOC


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