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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • OUR MISSION
    • Provide ALL Combat Vets and their families education, training and skills in a relaxed rural setting that elevate their ability to manage life experiences.
  • 3.
    • OUR GOAL
    • Immediate – Serve ALL Combat Vets with focus on OIF/OEF.
    • Long term - Become a national leader.
  • 4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • 5.
    • Bruce Billington – US Navy Veteran, PNH Founder and current Board Chair.
    • PDG Dale Johansen – Vietnam Vet, Board Treasurer, 5M9 Cabinet Treasurer, 5M9 Project New Hope Chair.
    • Jeff Hall – MSW, LCSW, Major (Ret) serves as the Northern Tier Returning Veterans Outreach Program Coordinator. PNH lead counselor.
    • Legal council –
    • TBD
    Executive Board
  • 6. Board
    • Georgann Rumsey – Friendship Ventures.
    • Lion Evie Ladd - PNH Children's Activities Coordinator.
    • Mike Mills – Wounded Iraqi Vet, creator of www.fortheveteran.com .
    • Reggie Worlds – MN VA Director of Veterans Programs.
    • Margaret Vessel – Former Senior Policy Advisor for Gov. Timothy Pawlenty.
    • PCC Bert Nelson
    • Jerry Braam – Owner, AJB Outdoors
  • 7. Typical Weekend Retreat
  • 8. Arrive Friday around 1600, Lions help check-in and all other aspects
  • 9. Dinner around 1800
  • 10. Quick session for adults following dinner
  • 11. Allows counselors to identify their audience
  • 12. Children are entertained during the Friday session.
  • 13. After session, activities for all retreat goers takes place
  • 14. Saturday – two to three sessions occur. Sessions are based on group need.
  • 15. Afternoon free time for the families
  • 16. One-on-ones between Vets and/or families are available during the free time.
  • 17. “ Camp fire sessions” Some of the retreats best work takes place around the campfire.
  • 18. Sunday Activities – One session in the morning followed by time to reflect on the weekend’s activities.
  • 19. The entire family is involved.
  • 20.
    • Youth activities, sessions, and counselors are available.
  • 21. Daycare provided as necessary
  • 22. Past participants come back and volunteer at retreats.
  • 23. Camps that we use Eden Wood Center Camp New Hope Camp Friendship
  • 24. Our Sponsors
  • 25. OIF/OEF Vet Retreat Participant Comments Following a Retreat
  • 26. “ Everybody has their own challenges With reintegration, But it's good to know/see/feel That it is normal.”
  • 27. “ Everyone there was absolutely wonderful And has pulled our family from the brink of destruction.”
  • 28. Vietnam Vet Retreat Participant Comments Following a Retreat
  • 29. “ What was really heartwarming to me was that there are still some people who really do care.”
  • 30. “ It is without a doubt The most rewarding & helpful session I have ever attended.”
  • 31. “ If this would have been available to me 15 years ago, things would have been different.”
  • 32. News and Updates
  • 33.  
  • 34.  
  • 35. Best New Project in North America
  • 36. Everyday Hero’s
  • 37. Thank You!