CVMA 15-6 - cvma15detachmenta
Vets Helping Vets - by supporting the betterment of communications and camaraderie between Veterans, Veterans Organizations, Families of Veterans.
What We Do
We sponsor and participate in motorcycle related charity events as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We donate to various veteran care facilities and veteran charities.
We are an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. We are one of the many CVMA chapters, with members from nearly all 50 states and living abroad. Many members continue to serve in our Armed Forces including several currently serving in combat zones. More information can be found from our National Organization http://combatvet.org/
- WE ARE NOT A MOTORCYCLE CLUB
- WE DO NOT PROSPECT
- WE DO NOT CLAIM TERRITORY
In the year 1999, the Combat Vets Motorcycle Club was introduced to the internet. Up until the first part of 2001 many of us were led to believe it was a true and established motorcycle organization. Through many turns of events it was found out that CVMC was an internet scam to milk money from Combat Veterans. In the early months of 2001 many of the members found this scam out & alerted one another. Since we were all interested in the issues of Veterans, 45 members decided to form a Combat Veterans Association. After this was decided, the birth of CVMA appeared as a non profit Association on or about May 1st 2001 & we now will be able to continue with our main objective which is helping Veterans. The 2 main things that brought us together was motorcycle riding & being Veterans from Combat zones or theaters. The original 45 members have adopted a patch to wear indicating that they are the original founding fathers of CVMA.
In May of 2001 the CVMA adopted the CVMA/VFW patch. This was done with the VFW's ok as all CVMA members were or became VFW members and entitled to wear the VFW patch. Over the next year and a half the CVMA was well accepted at Post and Division levels with the VFW. Many meetings, conversations and letters over this period with the VFW National always sounded positive but with no results of developing a relationship. Copy of one letter. In December 2002 the CVMA membership voted to move on towards the Association it wanted to be. Along with this VFW membership was no longer required opening the CVMA up to all Combat Veterans who ride a motorcycle.
On December 15, 2002 it was voted the CVMA would wear a combination of the CVMA background and the old skull logo as a one piece patch. Membership requirements being a new member had to be a Combat Veteran and ride a motorcycle as a hobby. This patch is worn by Full Combat Members only.
On September 17, 2006 the first CVMA Chapter was formed in North Carolina. Making the 15th state to have a CVMA Chapter, thus the designation CVMA 15.
April 11th of 2012 members of existing chapters in North Carolina met to form a new 15-1 Detachment A. on Sept. 21st NC's newest Chapter 15-6 was accepted by the CVMA National Board of Directors. Chapter meetings for 15-6 are presently held at the American Legion Post 116, but will be moving around to other Veterans Service Organization locations.
Our membership is comprised of Full Members ( those with verified combat service ), Supporter Members ( those who have non-combat verified military service, and have a sincere dedication to helping veterans ), and Auxiliary members.
Please refer to the Bylaws for membership requirements.
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NC 15 CVMA LRRP revised 20130104.doc
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VA Durham Donation - List of Items needed...
Hello All... please find included here the information I shared at the Christmas Party that the VA Medical Center has created a program for their unit bound patients to be able to reach out to Family that are not in the immediate area via an iPad and Skype/Facetime applications. the only downside to the program is there is not a 'free' WiFi available in the VAMC. So they are asking for Walmart Data minute gift cards for a Mobile Hotspot (internet on the Go) instructions below...
Maybe in 2014 we can talk about the 2nd iPad for the unit ?
Also, please mark your calendars for Feb. 15th, 2014 at 10:30 for the CVMA NC 15-6 sponsoring of BINGO ... something you have been asking for - some one on one time with unit bound Veterans !!!
ps... please use me as you POC for any gift cards you want given ...
We also discussed the possibility of providing other items to our CLC and CLC Hospice Units.
Some items needed:
· iTunes gift cards ($15 increments)
· Data minutes for Mobile hotspot:
Internet on the Go (email delivery, please use firstname.lastname@example.org)
Increments of: $10.00, $25.00, or $45.00
· A big wish is another iPad to use with CLC residents during 1:1 treatment therapies.
Saturday, February 15, 2013 is available for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association to sponsor Bingo with our Residents at the Community Living Center here at the Durham VAMC.
Saturday Bingo begins at 10:30 am and is held in the 2nd floor CLC dining room (also known as the Friends Café ). The Veterans really appreciate monetary prizes, as this allows them to utilize the vending machines. Generally groups provide at least $25 - $50 as prizes, however we do not put a monetary limit on the amount donated. We discourage volunteer groups from providing refreshments, as many of our Veterans are on restricted diets.
Fuquay Varina, NC
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