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FRSA Flash 4 May 2012

  1. 1. 3-6 Field Artillery Friday, 4 May 2012 FRSA Flash REMINDER: T-shirt Money due by Monday 7, MAY. Contact your FRG Leader or call 315-774-5132 for more information. RSVPs are still being taken!!!Contents of this newsletter are compiled from multiple Military Family news sources. Mate-rial presented does not represent the views or endorsement of 3-6 Field Artillery or theUnited States Army. This material is for personal use of the readers. All readers are encour-aged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.
  2. 2. Page 2 Upcoming Events Upcoming FRG Meetings Bravo FRG Meeting 8 May Alpha FRG Meeting 16 May
  3. 3. Upcoming Training & Volunteer Opportunities Page 3 UPCOMING ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIA- TION VOLUTNEER OPPORTUNITIES Sat. 5/26 - Thousand Islands Winery Grape Blossom Festival - Volunteers will assist with many aspects of the event (wine pouring, park- ing, check-in, security, etc). T-shirts will be provided. LOCATION: Thousand Islands Winery in Alexandria Bay. Shifts 1130-1600: or 1530-2000. Sat. 7/24 - Thousand Islands Winery Birth- day Bash - Help celebrate the 9th Birthday of the Thousand Islands Winery. Volunteers will assist with the same tasks as noted above. LOCATION: TI Winery in A-Bay from 1630-2100. Sat. 8/18 - Greater Watertown Walk to End Alzheimers - Sackets Harbor This is the larg- est fundraising events in the area and need many hands to make it a success. Individuals and Group Volunteers are welcome! Volun- teers assit with the day in many ways; registra- tion, walk guides, serve refreshements, assist with incentives and more! LOCATION: Sackets Harbor Central School from 0700- 1200. Master Resilience Training at Army Community Service Center Please join us on 21 May as we focus on resilience skills through effective problem solving, learning to keep things in perspective and developing real-time resiliency. Class is in ACS from 9:30am -2:30pm (with a one hr lunch break). Contact the Mobilization & Deployment Staff at 315-772-2848
  4. 4. Page 4 For Your Information!!
  5. 5. For the Kiddos Page 5
  6. 6. Page 6 Child, Youth & School Services Child, Youth & School Services Fort Drum, NYDear Members,We are excited to team up with Challenger Sports, the largest soccer company in the States. They will be running a soccercamp for us the week of July 23rd right here on base at Chapel Drive Youth Sports Fields.See the information below about the camp, and how to sign up for it.Jon BurnardCYSS Sports DirectorChallenger’s British Soccer Camp has become the most popu-lar camp in the US by delivering great coaching and fantastic value – in fact Challenger provides each camper with over$100 in camp giveaways! Description:
  7. 7. Page 7 Child, Youth, & School ServicesIn addition to giving each player a free soccer ball, a great looking camp shirt, a Premier League soccer poster and a per-sonal skills evaluation, Challenger will also immediately send you a British Soccer game jersey if you register on line at least45 days prior to camp.Plus new for 2012 Challenger is also providing every camper with a free subscription to their online coaching website –value $49! contains hundreds of coaching videos, practices,tips and individual skill building drills for players of all ages to practice at home! (Campers, parents and coaches will beprovided with a sign up code during the week of camp.)Many Challenger camps will fill up before the summer so don’t miss out on this great skill development opportunity foryour child from the people who really know how to making learning soccer fun!Register now and support Fort Drum Youth Services and your own community. Remember if you sign up at least 45 daysbefore camp starts, Challenger will immediately send your great looking game jersey!Click here to get more details and to register for camp at Chapel Drive Youth Sports Fields, July 23rd - 27th|1|21885&~We are very proud of our achievements. Please check out the short movie below to get a feel for who we are and what wedo. Just click on the link.We are Challenger - a total Sports Company!! HUGHESREGIONAL DIRECTOR |NY & RIToll Free: 800-309-0212 ext 134 | Office: 401-213-0463 | Cell: 401-391-1950 | Fax: 401-228-654894A Jefferson Blvd, Warwick. RI 02888 |
  8. 8. Scholarships Page 8 Jefferson County Youth Bureau Virginia Harrington, Director 175 Arsenal Street Watertown, New York 13601 315 785 – 3382 (phone) 315 785 – 3223 (fax) Notice 2012 Recreation Scholarships Available The Jefferson County Youth Bureau is pleased to announce the availability of recreation scholarships. These scholarships are for children and youth who do not have the opportunity to participate in recreational, social, or cultural events, and who are at risk for not developing to their fullest potential. The funding for the scholarships is provided by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and through an Adopting Healthy Habits grant from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County. Scholarships are available for recreational, cultural, educational, or social activities that have been demonstrated to be of value to increasing abilities, talents or positive relationships. Examples are: registration fees for sports leagues, fees for participation in karate or outdoor adventure programs, computer camps, dance, art or music lessons. The maximum amount per scholarship for these “skill building” activities is $400, and may include equipment or clothing necessary to participate in the activity. Limited scholarships are also available for general camp experiences. Adopting Healthy Habits scholarships for camp cover expenses up to $400. Youth Bureau scholarships for camp cover expenses up to $200. Because of a change in NYS OCFS regulations, it is now permissible for parents to pay a portion of the cost. We are no longer able to fund YMCA memberships. Young people or their parents may contact the YMCA directly to discuss possible financial assistance. To nominate a young person for a scholarship, please complete the enclosed application form and return it to the Jefferson County Youth Bureau by mail (175 Arsenal St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601, fax (785 – 3223) or e-mail ( You may duplicate the application for additional nominations. The agency or person making the nomination will be notified of the decision. It will be the responsibility of that person or agency to help the child and family with any necessary arrangements, if necessary (for example: registration, transporta- tion). Confidentiality of applications will be honored. Please contact the Youth Bureau (785 – 3382) if you have any questions or need additional information.
  9. 9. Page 9 Cleaning House and Getting Out and About
  10. 10. Appreciation for all our Military Spouses Page 10
  11. 11. Page 11 Getting AroundIf your interested in getting out and going to Canada.. There is a ferrythat goes right into Kingston. See the below for information. But re-member, Soldiers must be on pass to leave the country.