Upcoming Events for June
Friday, June 5th, 2015: RockVets Radio Show, hosted by Jerry Donnellan, will air just after the 10:00 a.m. news-break. Please listen and call-in with any information you have to share with our veterans and the military community. The show airs live on 1300 AM radio dial or on the internet at http://www.wrcr.com. The call-in number is 845-362-0013.
Saturday, June 6th, 2016: Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #333, will have their Annual Pig Roast from noon to 5:00 p.m. The pig roast will be held at Kearsing-Edwards American Legion Post 1600, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York. Cost is: adults $25.00 each pre-paid ($30.00 at the door,) children age 6-14 years of age $15.00 each, and no charge for children 5 years and younger. For further information or to reserve a spot, please contact John Leighton via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 11th, 2015: VVA #333 will present scholarships to the North Rockland Jr. NROTC at 6:00 p.m. at North Rockland High School on Hammond Road in Thiells, New York 10984
Thursday, June 18th, 2015: Willis Polhemus VFW Post 9215 Upper Nyack, New York, along with The Rotary Club of Nanuet-West Nyack, and the Nanuet Collision Center in Monsey, New York, will hold their "Rescue My Ride" project of gifting vehicles to four veterans. The presentation will be at 12:30 p.m. at Nanuet Collision Center, 417 Route 59, Monsey, New York 10952. For further information, contact Guy Gebbia at 914-953-3370 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Sunday, June 21st, 2015: At 11:00 a.m. there is a luncheon for veterans and their families to be held at Suffern High School, followed by a Concert at 2:00 p.m. by the West Point Concert Band. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Richard Jarcho at 914-924-3249.
Sunday, June 21st, 2015: The Jewish War Veterans and the Town of Ramapo present "Salute to Our Veterans and Our Flag." This will be a Concert by the 48-piece West Point Concert Band and will be held at Suffern High School, 49 Viola Road, Suffern, New York 10901. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. and the program begins at 1:50 p.m. Free Admission.
Saturday, June 27th, 2015: A group of veterans known as the "Bob Hope Division" will visit the New York State Veterans' Nursing Home on Saturday, June 27th at 12:00 noon. During this event they will convert the nursing home into a casino, with six table games and horse racing. They need dealers, pit bosses, and your help so the patients can fully enjoy the Casino event. The nursing home is located at 2090 Albany Road (Route 9) in Montrose, New York 10548. For further information, contact Chip Hayes via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Rockland County Marine Corps League - Memorial Day 2015
Rockland Community College - Continuing Education Course
SUNYRockland is offering free courses, available to veterans and the public, on ICD-10 Medical Billing and Coding. Candidates must be unemployed or displaced, must provide valid identification verifying their date of birth, as well as a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. (Personal interview with instructor may also qualify students.)
A growing number of knowledgeable health information technicians are needed to accurately prepare patient records for health insurance companies, regulators, courts, and consumers. The cost of the program and all textbooks are covered by a grant through the Department of Labor. Students may be asked to share the cost of the certification exam.
Register for one of these courses: July 6th, 2015 - October 28th, 2015 or November 2nd, 2015 - February 29th, 2016.
To register, or for further information, please call: 845-574-4151.
Rockland Community College is located at 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901.
R.C. Department of Health "Be Tick Free" to Prevent Tick-borne Illnesses
As you welcome the warmer weather and spend more time outside, be sure to protect yourself from tick bites. If you do get a tick bite, watch for symptoms for at least 30 days. Symptoms can include tiredness, headache, neck stiffness, slight fever, swollen glands, and pain or stiffness of muscles or joints. Some people will get a pink-red rash that gets bigger, called a "bull's eye" rash. If you have any of these symptoms or are feeling ill, see your doctor.
For further information, visit: http://www.rocklandgov.com/departments/health
Crosby Bros. Contracting - This is a landscape construction company in Rockland, who would like to hire a veteran for some outside and sometimes physical work. If you are interested, please contact Brian V. Crosby via e-mail: email@example.com.
Marsh and McLennan -
MMA is seeking veterans to fill various positions in their company. To learn more about the career opportunities available at Marsh & McLennan Agency, please visit their website: http://www.marshmclennanagency.com.
Local Veterans' Organizations
If anyone would like to make donations that benefit veterans in our community, here are some of our local veterans' organizations:
- Rockland County Marine Corps League, P.O. Box 191, Haverstraw, New York 10927
- Vietnam Veterans of America, P.O. Box 243, New City, New York 10956
- Nam Knights, 1 Western Highway, Tappan, New York 10983
- Korean War Veterans, P.O. Box 304, New City, New York 10956
- R.C. Military Order of the Purple Heart, 20 Station Road, Pomona, New York 10970
- Jewish War Veterans, P.O. Box 38, New City, New York 10956
- Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 921, New City, New York 10956
RockVets - A Project of New York Vets
You can find information, useful links, and view our webpage at www.rockvets.com. Previous copies of our newsletters are also available on our website.
On the first Friday of each month, just after the 10:00 a.m. news-break, RockVets has a live call-in talk show on Rockland County's local radio station - WRCR 1300 AM dial. This live show is hosted by Jerry Donnellan. We encourage you to call-in and ask any questions you may have relating to veterans or the military. This is also a good opportunity to promote any upcoming events for your organization that would be of interest to the veteran/military community. The call-in number is 845-362-0013.
The show is also live on the internet at:
Veterans Service Agency of Rockland
If you plan to come to the Veterans Service Agency office, please call to make an appointment so we can give you the time you need: 845-638-5244.
Jerry Donnellan, Director
Veterans Service Agency of Rockland County
20 Squadron Blvd., - Suite 480
New City, New York 10956
RockVets website: http://www.rockvets.com
RockVets newsletters: http://www.rockvets.com/newsletters