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WOULD YOUR CHAPTERBE MISSED?

With you through LIFE® 

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Matching Funds Deadline 



VFA/VFIC Convention 



Senior Trips 

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Three Month Calendar 



Auditor Position 



Fraternal Happenings 

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Contact Form 

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 Where were you? “Where were you when the World stopped  Turning”  Alan Jackson I was sitting in a computer lab at Iowa State working on a paper, waiting for class to start. start. I received received a text from from my friend. He told me to turn on the TV in the lab. I said, ‘What channel?” he said, “...it doesn't matter. The World  Trade Centers have have been hit by a plane.” We turned the TV on just in time to see the second plane crash into tower tower #2.. At that instance, I was speechless and shocked. I had to go to class so I walked the short distance over to the other building to class.  The Professor told us class class was canceled and to go call call our families! Every emotion emotion  went through my body body in about a second. Every time I attend an In Honor and Remembrance Ceremony, all those

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emotions come come back. You are part part of an organization that will never let the victims and their families be forgotten. forgotten. Every generation generation has an event that they will remember forever, such as Lincoln’s assassination, D-Day, the Kennedy assassination,  Watergate, Vietnam Vietnam and 9/11/01.  There have been been moments that change a life and moments that change a lifetime. I asked you: “Where were you on that day in 2001?” Now I ask you, “Where are you going to be on 9/11/12, eleven years later?” Virginia Chapters have plenty of events you can attend even if your chapter is not carrying out an In Honor and Remembrance Project. Go out and honor your local heroes and the 2,977 individuals and their families by attending a remembrance event. “...Faith, hope and love are some good things he gave us and the greatest is love... ” Alan Jackson

Scott Koebel

We had a very successful Youth and Sr. Camp (we would have loved more campers in both) and I am now back to helping and visiting chapters. We are getting into a very busy season for Woodmen chapters and in our own personal lives as the holidays

 As I think about the holiday season, I can’t help but think of all the communities and families our Woodmen chapters are going to help with monetary donations, gifts, volunteer hours, love and support. Please know that Woodmen

vegetable oil and when I arrived at the local Kroger’s, I got very excited! As I walked up to the door, I noticed that they had started to put out the fall displays, including PUMPKINS. When I got home, I told Kelly all about it and then went downstairs to pull out my

are approaching. approaching. I want to continue to thank the chapter members and field force for all the amazing accomplishments that took place over the last few months.

has always been thereand to be our brothers’ keeper, this season there are many that will need our help. I was sent out to the store the other day for some

pumpkin carving might even carve tool onebox. this I weekend for 9/11. It is hard to believe that my little man is 10 months on the 7th. He is now mobile. Put up the gates!

 

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MATCHING TCHING FUNDS DEADLINE IS MA OCTOBER 28, 2013.

Lodge 

City 

Total Avaliable   Matching   Funds 

1  7  14  15  18  34  46  48  49  63  66  71  77  89  106 

PETERSBURG  LYNCHBURG  CHRISTNSBRG   DANVILLE  FRANKLIN  WINCHESTER  CHESAPEAKE  MARTINSVL  HAMPTON  LAWRENCEVL  ROANOKE   APPOMATTOX  FREDRCKSBRG  ROCKY MOUNT  S BOSTON 

$360.00  $1,500.00  $150.00  $60.00  $180.00  $690.00  $1,500.00  $30.00  $360.00  $510.00  $1,500.00  $1,140.00  $1,230.00  $210.00  $180.00 

124  136  159  167  175 

SOUTH HILL  NATHALIE  RICHMOND  VERONA  BEDFORD 

$750.00  $300.00  $510.00  $630.00  $450.00 

Lodge 

Total Avaliable   Matching   Funds 

Matching funds must be into the State Office no

City  179  WYLLIESBURG   $1,500.00        203  ALTAVISTA $180.00 252  CHARLES CTY  $60.00  later than October 28, 2013. We can not accept 269  BRISTOL  $720.00  279  CHARLOTTSVL  $270.00  any matching funds 316  WAYNESBORO   $330.00  reports after the deadline. 341  HARRISONBG  $780.00  345  BOWLING GRN  $300.00   At the beginning of the 347  GROTTOES  $30.00  year, this is what was 355   AMELIA C H  $1,500.00  available to your chapter. 404  CEDAR BLUFF  $0.00  405  RUSTBURG  $690.00   These amounts to not 410  LEBANON  $150.00  reflect any amounts you 418  MARION  $0.00        441 WYTHEVILLE $720.00 442  WEST POINT  $150.00  may have already applied 466  BUENA VISTA  $90.00  for. 468  MECHANICSVL   $510.00  6091  PROVIDENCE FRG  $60.00 

VFA VAFIC

 Attached to the Community Connection, you will find a registration packet for the Virginia Fraternal Alliance and Virginia Fraternal Insurance Counselors Annul Golf Tournament and Convention. This year’s convention will be held in Roanoke, VA at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. The Golf Tournament will be held on October 18th, and the convention on October 19th. I encourage every Chapter to send at least one delegate to this convention. The Board of Directors have been working very hard to to make this an event that that you will not want to miss. The registration cost for the convention (not to include golf or overnight rooms) is ONLY $40. That includes all the sessions, luncheon banquet and keynote speaker. Please see registration packets attached to the Community Connection email.

Updated EM IL’s IL’s  

It is important that at least once a year we update our email communication list. So on page 10 please fill out the Chapter communication UPDATE and return to the t he State office via email to [email protected], [email protected] [email protected] or the mailing address listed on the Communication Communica tion Update Sheet.

Chapter Auditor

On page 7 of the connection you will see the description of the new Chapter Auditor position position and it’s responsibilities. responsibilities. The Chapter Auditor will will be replacing the Chapter Chapter Trustee position. Only one Chapter Auditor will be required for the slate of off officers. icers. The creation of the new position will free up two chapter members to fill other important roles in your your local Chapter’s slate of officers. officers. Please see page 6 for the defined Auditor Auditor duties and start thinking of who in your local chapter will fit this role the best. As always, if you have any question please do not hesitate to call Sheri or me for help.

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Only $40 Registraon

DON’T MISS THIS

 

2 13 VA WOODMEN SENIOR BUS TRIP November 14-16, 2013 Let your imagination run wild with the joy of childhood memories. Over 500,000 lights create an enchanting atmosphere with a magical twinkle. Festive music and carolers’ voices fill the air with that magic called Christmas. Dollywood will be all

decked out in her Christmas finery. There will be Holiday Fixin's and uniquely decorated craft shops ready for browsin’ and munchin’! There will be plenty of activities going on to keep you entertained. “Christmas in the Smokies” is a musical

spectacular filled with traditional holiday favorites and presented by an outstanding cast of talented performers. We will be stopping for some shopping where you can choose from over 300 stores to browse.  What a great opportunity opportunity to to finish up that last minute Christmas Christmas shopping. Light Light up the season season and warm up your heart by joining us for a “Smoky Mountain Christmas!”  Trip includes: Motorcoach Transportation, 2 Night’s Night’s Lodging, Admission to Dollywood’s “Smoky “Smoky Mountain Christmas”, Ticket to “Christmas in the Smokies” musical and TourStart Breakfast.  

PRICE:$330 per person, double room (2 people per guest room) $400 per person, single occupancy (1 person per guest room) PAYMENT MAY BE BE MADE IN INSTALLMENTS!! INSTALLMENTS!! $50 non refundable refundable deposit deposit due with registration. registration. Balance due by October 15, 2013. Deadline to register is 10/15/13 *Ages 55+ only please. 

BG O FIS* D RECIVE A FRE MN IFT !!!   (*Must be Nn -Wodmn Mbr)  Please detach and return return with fees indicated. If more space is n needed, eeded, you may enclose a list of multiple multiple registrations. Thirty days prior to each event, you will receive a full f ull confirmation packet with details for the events.

_____(#) Senior Bus Trips Registration Deadline October 15, 2013 $50 non refundable deposit due with registration Full prepayment required by October 15, 2013

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Post Event Reporng 

We need your help. As of 9/4/13 at 3 3:50 :50 PM PM,, the State of Virginia has 1 100 00 events still to be reported. 77 of th these ese events are past due. Reporting your events within 30 days is required required by the Woodmen of the World. This will also help you with your 5 star fraternal challenge points points and extra matching funds. funds. Every chapter has a pers person on that is assigned to complete the reporting. reporting. Please encourage your ch chapter apter reporter to go onto My Fraternal Web and and get these ccompleted. ompleted. If you need some assistance you can always ask your field representative, Sheri Anderson or myself to help you catch up your reporting. Also keep in mind that you will receive an additional 10 points ($10 of additional matching funds) if you have your reporting up to date at the end of each quarter. To complete your Chapter reporting go to www.myfraternalweb.org

Fraternal 3 Month

September

Outlook

Chapter Election of Officers Annual Planning Session 2

Labor Day:

October

Home & State Office Closed 11

In Honor and Remembrance

28

End of 3rd Quarter

Enter Calendars into Www.myfraternalweb.org 26

Make A Difference Day

November *Calendar Deadline 1

If calendars are entered into myfraternalweb.org (40 points on 5 star fraternal challenge)

15

If calendars are entered into myfraternalweb.org (30 points on 5 star fraternal challenge) NO POINTS AFTER THE 15th

28-29 Thanksgiving: Home & State Office Closed

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For those who are receiving The Community Connection via email….. 

Five Star Fraternal Fraternal Challenge Update! Please be sure to check myfraternalweb.org for your star rankings. If you don’t like where you are, then your chapter has time to change it.  Chapter Annual Planning Sessions should be taking place very soon. Don’t forget the deadlines for your calendar calendar entry. See the Fraternal 3 month outlook above for important dates.

Please ensure this information is cov-

Let’s start thinking about how each chapter can help their area managers grow their field force and how we can help Woodmen grow its membership. Have you found a person, family or community project that might be a fit for Red Basket? If you have please let us know!

ered in your meeting and chapter a copy is posted in your chapter for all your members!!!



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Virginia’ss Fraternal Happening’s  Virginia’

City 

Activity

Date 

Time 

Location 

279  Charlottesville 

Breast Cancer Walk 

9/1/2013 

tba 

Location TBA 

410  Lebanon 

Russell Co. Fair Booth 

9/1/2013 

12:00pm 

Fair grounds in Castlewood 

15 

2nd Annual God's Pit Crew Prsntn.   9/2/2013 

7:00pm 

WOW Family Ctr  

159  Richmond  124  South Hill 

Officers Planning Mtg   Business Mtg 

9/3/2013  9/3/2013 

6:30pm  7:00pm 

Belmont United Methodist Church   Mecklenberg House 

341  Harrisonburg 

Mini Golf  

9/3/2013 

5:00pm 

Mulligans Golf Ctr/Carpenter Ln. 

269  Bristol 

Past Presidents Dinner  

9/3/2013 

6:00pm 

9/11 Project 

9/3/2013 

6:30pm 

Chapter Hall  Picadilly, Southpark Mall 

Planning Session/Election 

9/5/2013 

7:00pm 

Get Downtown Street Festival  

9/6/2013 

6:00pm 

ChapterHall  Lynchburg 



Danville 

Petersburg 

136  Nathalie  7 

Lynchburg 

341  Harrisonburg 

Youth Event/JMU Football Game  9/7/2013 

tba 

JMU 800 S. Main St. H'burg 

355   Amelia Ct H  

In Honor and Remembrance 

9/9/2013 

6:30pm 

Jetersville Baptist Church  

66 

Pot Luck and Business Mtg  

9/9/2013 

6:30pm 

WOW Chapter66 Family Activity Ctr  

Regular Mtg/Election of Officers 

9/9/2013 

Chapter2 Mtg/Election 

9/9/2013 

6:00pm  7:00pm 

Nick's Restaurant, Shacklefords   1230 Kansas Street  

347  Grottoes  

Reg. business Mtg/Election 

18 

Franklin 

Family Night Dinner  

9/10/2013  7:00pm  9/10/2013  6:30pm 

Grottoes Lodge  Woodmen Chapter Bldg 

18 

Franklin 

Picnic 

Woodmen Chapter Bldg 

49 

Hampton 

In Honor & Remembrance

9/10/2013  6:30pm  9/11/2013  tba 

468  Mechanicsville 

In Honor and Remembrance 

9/11/2013  tba 

Hanover Park 

287  Emporia 

In Honor & Remembrance 

9/11/2013  tba 

Location & Time to be announced  

18 

9-11 Ceremony 

9/11/2013  tba  9/11/2013  tba 

Location TBA 

9/11/2013  tba  9/11/2013  tba 

Location TBA  Virginia Beach Fire Department 

Roanoke 

442  West Point  2  Suffolk 

Franklin 

Hampton Lodge 

437  Emporia 

In Honor & Remembrance 

441  Wytheville 

In Honor and Remembrance 

46 

Chesapeake 

In Honor & Remembrance Day"  



Lynchburg 

In Honor and Remembrance Day  9/11/2013  11:00am 

Gleaning for the World, Concord 

In Honor and Remembrance 

9/11/2013  1:00pm  9/11/2013  4:00pm 

Lebanon middle school 

410  Lebanon 

304  Pennington Gap  Patriot's Day 

Location TBA 

Valley View Primitive Baptist Chrch  

159  Richmond 

In Honor and Remembrance

9/11/2013  6:00pm 

9/11 Memorial Garden/Ironbridge Pk  

136  Nathalie 

In Honor & Remembrance 

Chapter Hall 

179  Wylliesburg 

In Honor & Remembrance

9/11/2013  6:00pm  9/11/2013  6:00pm 

203   Altavista 

In Honor & Remembrance 

9/11/2013  tba 

Location TBA 

Wylliesburg Community Ctr  

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Chap-

 

City 

Activity

89 Rocky Mount 

Business Mtg 

14 Christiansburg 

In Honor & Remembrance 

66 Roanoke 

Music Night 

Date 

Time 

9/12/2013  6:30pm  9/12/2013  7:00pm 

Location 

Lodge/Activity Ctr   Wesley Memorial UMC   WOW Chapter66 Family Activity Ctr  

136 Nathalie 

9/14/2013  5:30pm  North Halifax Fire Dept. Marathon   9/14/2013  11:00am 

124 South Hill 

Ice Cream Social 

9/14/2013  2:00pm  9/15/2013  tba 

Mecklenberg House  Location TBA 

9/15/2013  3:00pm  9/16/2013  7:30pm 

Ray & Elberta Higdon's House   Chapter Hall 

9/16/2013  7:30pm  9/16/2013  7:00pm 

Meherrin Ruritan Building  Shoney's, Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake  

9/17/2013  12:00pm  9/17/2013  6:30pm 

Chapter Activity Ctr  

9/17/2013  7:00pm  9/18/2013  1:00pm 

Winfall Baptist Church  Hampton Lodge 

9/19/2013  7:00pm  9/19/2013  6:30pm 

Lawrenceville Municipal Bldg 

71 Appomattox   Appomattox   279 Charlottesville   71 Appomattox   Appomattox   287 Emporia 

Memorial Service  Chapter Mtg  Business Mtg/Planning Session  Planning Mtg 

46 Chesapeake 

In Honor & Remembrance 

48 Martinsville  

Regular Mtg & Lunch 

316 Waynesboro 

Regular Monthly Mtg/Election  

405 Rustburg 

Business Mtg 

49 Hampton 

Election of Chapter Officers 

63 Lawrenceville 

Planning Mtg 

466 Buena Vista 

Regular Mtg 

34 Winchester  

Pizza Night 

106 South Boston 

In Honor and Remembrance 

468 Mechanicsville  Community Event  6091 Providence Frg  Family Fun and Prize Night   Family Fun, Prizes/Election  444 Charles City  252 Charles City 

Family Fun Night 

404 Cedar Bluff  

Honor Local hero's  

433 Cedar Bluff  

Honor Local hero's  

71 Appomattox   Appomattox  

Chapter Mtg 

48 Martinsville  

 Annual Planning Session  

167 Verona 

Birthday Dinner  

136 Nathalie 

Meal and Mtg 

410 Lebanon 

Youth Outing 

444 Charles City 

Chickahominy Indian Pow-Wow 

6091 Providence Frg  Chickahominy Indian Pow-Wow  Chapter Family Picnic   179 Wylliesburg  

9/19/2013  6:30pm  9/19/2013  6:30pm 

North Hal. Vol. Fire Dept.  

Chapter Hall 

Redwood Restaurant, Lexington  Winchester Lodge  Chapter106 

9/21/2013  2:00pm  9/21/2013  5:00pm  9/21/2013  5:00pm 

Hermitage House, Chickahominy Tribal Ctr  

9/21/2013  5:00pm  9/23/2013  6:00pm 

Chickahominy Tribal Ctr  

9/23/2013  6:00pm  9/24/2013  6:30pm 

V&V Restaurant  Ledo's Restaurant Cosner Corner  

9/24/2013  12:00pm  9/24/2013  6:00pm 

Chapter Activity Ctr  

9/26/2013  6:00pm  9/28/2013  9:00am 

Chapter Hall 

9/28/2013  10:00am  9/28/2013  10:00am 

Chickahominy Tribal Ctr  

9/28/2013  5:00pm 

Home of Robert & Annette Clowdis  

Chickahominy Tribal Ctr   V&V Restaurant 

WOW Chapter Hall  meet @ pool parking lot   Chickahominy Tribal Ctr  

 

WOODMEN OF THE WORLD – VIRGINIA CHAPTERS ONLINE We need to submit information to Home office about what’s going on with our Chapters on the internet. Please take a minute and send the following information to us ASAP!

We need a reply from EVERY CHAPTER even if you are not currently on the internet. CHAPTER #:

CHAPTER NAME:

NAME OF PERSON COMPLETING FORM:

Chapter Reporter? Name: Email: Phone number: Social Media Coordinator? Name: Email: Phone number: Chapter Website Admistrtor? Name: Email: Phone number:  Are you currently using any social media such as Facebook, Fa cebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, MySpace, etc.? Or are you on any photo sharing website like Flickr, Shutterfly, Dropbox, etc.? If so, we need your web addresses or links. Please list below:

Please list email addresses of ANY MEMBER/OFFICER if your chapter who would like to receive information, newsletters and announcements from the State Office:

______________________

PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN TO THE STATE OFFICE BEFORE 10/15/13: Fax: 540.989.6103 Email: [email protected] [email protected]   3800 Electric Road; Ste 305; Roanoke, VA 24018

 

 With you you through through Life ® Scott M. Koebel Community Outreach Manager 3800 Electric Road; Suite 305 Roanoke VA, 24018 Phone: 540-989-6109 Cell: 540-915-4198 Fax: 540-989-6103 E-mail: [email protected] Sheri Anderson Membership Activities Director Phone: 757-564-0912 Cell: 804-334-9691 E-mail: [email protected] Terry Wayne Carroll, Virginia State Manager State Office Staff: Kay Keen, Joyce Bishop & Vicki Itson

As a Woodmen of the World member, you become a part of a fraternal benefit organization committed to helping families seeking insurance protection and financial security. Just as important, you become part of an organization committed to doing good and taking care of families like your own and the communities across the country we call home.  FOR THE GEEK SQUAD:

Virginia Camp Woodmen AND AND   Virginia Woodmen of the World  World 

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