SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER / AMERICAN COACH ASSOCIATION
I am happy to relate the events of our previous South-Central Chapter rally in
December when we presented our second check of $10,000 to the Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas.
It was an exciting time for all of
us since we had worked on this project for more than a year and since this was
the second time, we had been able to support the VA Dogs of Texas.
Robin Fagala spoke of our chapter’s
involvement with this worthy charity and gave credit to
Benny Thome, Jerry Askins and Carl Anderson.
These chapter members became the committee that researched, reported and
recommended to our chapter we formally support the VA Dogs of Texas with
donations toward the training of a service dog.
John Bencken, Clay Lambert
and Larry Pottridge administrators and veterans representing the VA Dogs of
They train service dogs to
assist the lives of disabled Texas Veterans suffering from physical
disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
Military Sexual Trauma (MST) or a combination of these disabilities.
Service dogs provide companionship, security and emotional stability
during periods of recovery from the physical and emotional Wounds of War.
Their mission is to affect physical and emotional recovery and
independence in American Veterans with disabilities by providing service dogs at
no cost to the Veteran.
introduced a veteran, John and his dog, Susie.
Tears fell from many eyes as success stories were shared of veterans and
improving of their life altering disabilities
Jerry Askins presented a
check for $10,000.00 to John Bencken, Clay Lambert and Larry
Pottridge on behalf of the VA Dogs of Texas.
If you would like to learn more about this go to their website. You will see
a picture of “our dog” Onyx and of other dogs and their vets.
John and Suzie
our adopted dog Onyx and her vet Dan
year will be a busy time as we prepare for and produce the American Coach
Association’s National Rally coming up in May 2019 at Montgomery, Texas.
Our committees are working even now getting things organized.
It sure would be nice if our chapter has the biggest representation
Please register on line or
using the postal service.
information you need is found on the website.
We need your smiling face and helping hand.
We are so
fortunate to live in this wonderful country, I thank God every day for this
As the year comes to a
close Vicki and I wish for you a happy and healthy holiday season surrounded by
those you love and as we transition into 2019, I hope your future looks bright.
In closing I ask you to join me in
prayer for our friends and families
with health concerns and to lift up the service men and women who dedicate their
lives to protect our country.
God bless you
and Merry Christmas!
God Bless America!
Allen or Vicki Meek