More photos – 4th Annual Welcome Home Cape Ann Veterans Mission at Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892

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Caffe Sicilia celebration cake

Gloucester and Cape Ann’s generous community join together to pull off this awesome, model initiative. Numerous volunteers prepare for and host on site. The welcome home bundles are loaded up with community business gift certificates and support.

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The organizers– Adam Curcuru, Vionette Chipperini, Jayne Morse– and Mayor Romeo Theken welcomed attendees. The guest speaker, Lt General Mark O.Schissler (USAF Retired), and Marcia (Deacon) Schissler  retired here. Marcia grew up in Gloucester. Their enthusiam and positivity are a delight–say hi when you see them! The Lt General urged Veterans to stand on their service, reminding them who they are: “You make sacrifices. You willingly give of yourself and give up time to serve in the military…Hold on to it and move forward…the skills and confidences you build up a little bit over time will be great here and going forward. You’ll help make communities stronger–as strong as they can be…As you prepare for other chapters in your life, you will carry these skills and capabilities in to your next chapter… and the next, always. We honor you today and join together to celebrate and give thanks for your service and talent. This event–look around you…We’ll be there for you, take care of you now…”

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Final note from Adam Curcuru, Director Cape Ann Veterans Services

“Great day at the Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892 for the 4th Annual Cape Ann Veterans Welcome Home Initiative. Welcome Home to all our Veterans and thank you to all our Volunteers, local businesses, and community for supporting our Veterans.” 

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National spotlight and recognition thanks to Gloucester Elks good works on behalf of returning veterans

Gloucester Elks Lodge #892 was recognized for the community work they do for Cape Ann’s returning veterans, receiving the Edward Spry trophy for being the #1 Lodge in the Commonwealth for veterans activities. Jayne Morse won the Elk’s Volunteer of the Year Award.  The Cape Ann Veterans Service office gives guidance and helps with information for the returning veterans.  ‘Welcome Home to Cape Ann- We Left the Light on For You’ outreach  for Returning Veterans is such an inspiring national model. It couldn’t happen without leadership, support and volunteers. Lots of good eggs here!

all photos are from  Elks Lodge #892 and Adam Curcuru

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photos from last years Welcome Home To Cape Ann – welcome home family event hosted by elks, free for all returning veterans and their families, lots of nice donors and We Left the Light on for You local & generously filled swag bag

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We Left the Light on For You returning veterans appeal

Pauline Bresnahan writes:

  This is info on the “Welcome Home Initiative for Returning Veterans” coming back to Cape Ann. If you have previously given something or may be interested in making a donation with either a Gift Card from your business or even a small monetary donation this letter explains what to do. This year we have 10 returning Veterans to Cape Ann, (9 men and 1 woman).   I am proud  to have named and designed the Logo for the Initiative but am even more honored to be involved with the Elks and the Gloucester Veterans office with this event. Welcome Home to these American Heroes!

Contact Jayne Morse veterans892@yahoo.com or Adam Curcuru acurcuru@gloucester-ma.gov

 

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Elks – Golf Champions and host Blood Drive Sept 20

The Elks of Gloucester win the Golf Tournament, but also give back to the community by hosting a Blood Drive Monday, Sept. 20, 2 to 7 p.m., at the Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road.   

Massachusetts State Elks Golf Champions: John Davis, Jan Collins, Nate Collins and Mike McCarthy 

  

2010 Massachusetts State Elks Golf Champions: John Davis, Jan Collins, Nate Collins and Mike McCarthy

The Elks honor Veterans from Chelsea Soldiers Home

80 veterans were honored at the Elks in Gloucester.  They had lunch, entertained by music, and a wonderful afternoon of activities.  Elk members made it a special day serving the veterans 

Jim McKenzie and other Elk members

 

  

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It was a pleasure meeting these guys and gals, who did so much for our country.

Flag Day Observance – at Gloucester Elks

June 14th – the Gloucester Elks had a Flag Day ceremony, where they retired old flags.

On hand for the ceremony were the Elks leadership and honored guests.  Senator Bruce Tarr, and State Rep Ann-Margaret Ferrante.

The High School color Guard and rifle team participated in the ceremonies

Middle School Essay winners read their essays, and six high school scholarships were awarded.

Essay Winners:

Grace A. Marino, Olivia Legenfre, Mary E. Colusssi, Fiona Noring

Scholarship Awards Given to:

Elizabeth Scatterday, Connor Ressel, Kyle Jenkins, Brendan Douglass’ Casey McCarthy’ Ashley Lopes

Fundraising Dance

Cape Ann Relay for Life

Fundraising Dance

Team Ribbons of Hope
3rd Annual Maryanne Macchi Dance
Gloucester Elks
Saturday January 23rd
7pm  to 11pm
Leo’s Classic Hits
Refreshments and Raffles
$15.00 per person
for Tickets please call Pam: 978-283-2040, Christine 978-282-9930, or Nancy 978-283-0193 or purchase at the door.