Tag Archives: Veterans

Happenings: VATS Fundraiser

Veterans Alliance of Texas State to host golf benefit for Special Operations Warrior Foundation

By Brittnie Curtis

Golf Tourney Flyer-01The Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS) is holding its fifth annual golf tournament on Saturday, March 28, at Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos. This is the biggest spring event and biggest fundraiser each year for VATS.

“VATS is a chartered student organization through Student Diversity and Inclusion,” says Joe Aebersold, a Marine Corps veteran and vice president of VATS. “Our goal is to provide academic and personal/social support to transitioning military members as they move from service to school.” Continue reading

Happenings: Veterans Day Commemoration

Texas State prepares
to pause, honor veterans

By Mary Kincy

A poster promoting Texas State's Veterans Day Commemoration.Texas State is once again responding to a call to action issued by a 20th-century American president — but the words are not those of the university’s lauded alumnus President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Rather, Bobcats are answering the entreaty of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who on Veterans Day 1954 proclaimed that Americans should “solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom” and should fall “to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”

In keeping with Eisenhower’s vision of an America united to honor its servicemen and -women, Texas State will host a Veterans Day Commemoration from 10:45-11:05 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Quad.

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Happenings: Grace After Fire Resource Fair

Women military support group
sponsoring event April 30

Grace After Fire, a national support group for women veterans, or those on active duty, in the reserves or in the National Guard, is sponsoring a resource fair April 30 at the New Braunfels Civic Center.

Admission is free for the event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, or new or gently used women’s and children’s clothing. Continue reading

Happenings: Veterans Alliance Golf

Campus group sponsors benefit
for Texas State veterans resources

The Veterans Alliance at Texas State is sponsoring its first golf tournament on Friday, April 8, at Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos.

Registration will continue through April 5. The entry fee is $40 per person, with players grouped into four-member teams.

Activities get under way at 11:30 a.m. with a putting contest and sausage wraps.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Prizes will be given for first, second and third, as well as for the longest drive and the putting contest.

Place prizes and door prizes include golf lessons, gift cards to local businesses and golf accessories.

All the proceeds will go toward establishing a veterans’ resource center at the university.

For more information, contact Mike Butler, mb1714@txstate.edu, 616.601.4762, or Christie Neufeld, cj52233@txstate.edu, 512.484.0828.

Click here to download the tournament flyer and an entry form.