Ironwood Spring Ranch – Family retreat opportunities

Ironwood Spring Ranch – Family retreat opportunities

Who:  Service Members, Veterans, and their families
What:  “Operation Welcome Home” is a series of retreats hosted by Ironwood Springs free of charge
Where:  Miracle Lodge Retreat and Conference Center at Ironwood Springs, Stewartville, MN
When:  October 19-21 – Fall Family Retreat
Why:  To strengthen marriages, develop strong family connections, and have fun!
How:  To register, go to their website, http://ironwoodsprings.com/operationwelcomehome
POC:  Tracy Bashore at:  tracy@ironwoodsprings.com, or (507)533-4315

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Xcel Energy Center Military Discounts!!

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1pm and 5pm
Where: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
What: Guests 1 year and older are required to have a ticket. Everyone is invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! The show features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new sensory adventure live on stage. Sesame Street Live! Save $3 per ticket when ordering 1-8 tickets on-line at  www.xcelenergycenter.com/military. Call (651) 312-3486 to purchase 9+ tickets at the discount price. More Info: Call (651) 312-3486 or e-mail Karen Reisinger at kreisinger@wild.com.

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic

When: December 6-9, 2018 (8 performances)
Where: Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
What: Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, and Disney’s Frozen as they bring 14 stories and 30 songs to life, leaving your whole family captivated with memories to last a lifetime.   Save on select performances when ordering on-line at www.xcelenergycenter.com/military. Call (651) 312-3486 to purchase 9+ tickets. More Info: Call (651) 312-3486 or e-mail Karen Reisinger at kreisinger@wild.com.

New offers from the Xcel Energy Center

As a Yellow Ribbon Company, the Xcel Energy Center is pleased to share special ticket offers with BTYR communities.

New offers include: Rod Stewart (Oct 14), Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic (Dec. 6-9); Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Dec. 29) and several other concerts! All offers are posted: www.xcelenergycenter.com/military. Feel free to share this announcement with your community via your social media, website, etc. and contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

 

Karen Reisinger
Group Sales Coordinator
317 Washington Street * St. Paul, MN  55102
Direct: (651) 312-3486 * Fax: (651) 726-8246
Please contact me for group and event suite reservations.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day Event – September 21

 

The above event will be held this Friday, September 21st at Central Park  Greenfield at 5:30. There is a roofed enclosure at the park so weather’s not a problem. The Hamel American Legion and VFW will provide the Color Guard for this event. I hope you can attend.

I’ve been asked to speak that day because I was listed as “Missing In Action ” in 1966. I made it home and there was closure for my family. Almost 90,000 of our servicemen and women never came home. There’s been no closure for their families and the pain still remains. Please join us for this short ceremony as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Lest we forget!

A number of people are meeting at the Hamel VFW at 4:00 pm and will be carpooling to Greenfield. You are welcomed to join us!

Jim Heimerl
Commander-Hamel VFW
(651) 261-3111

FAC September Newsletter

Happy September! I hope this finds you well. We are now moving into Fall which means getting kids back to school, fuzzy socks and big sweaters! This month I am working with families/units that are preparing to welcome home their service members, while others  are preparing for theirs to deploy. A lot of change for our MN Service Members and their Families. This month I have focused on Homecoming/Reintegration, which was the hardest part of the deployment (After the excitement settled) for me. 

There are many resources for families that we can get military families connected to, many are free or low-cost. As always, if I can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to help!

FAC newsletter September pdf

Have a wonderful day!

Respectfully,

Yolonda Von Itter
Family Assistance Specialist Contractor

Strategic Resources, Inc.
…Creating Powerful Solutions
An International Company
ISO 9001:2015 Certified
CMMI Maturity Level 3 Rated

MN National Guard Readiness Center
1536 Ben Franklin Dr
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Office: 651-282-4055
Mobile:612-382-4181
Yolonda.m.vonitter.ctr@mail.mil

PBYR is now a member of Thrivent Choice

We are pleased to announce that Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is now a member of Thrivent Choice and is listed in the Thrivent Choice online catalog–an option for non-profits to receive donations. This option will apply to you if you have a Thrivent financial account.

Thrivent Choice is a member-advised program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach funds each year. When eligible Thrivent Financial members direct Choice Dollars® to your organization in a particular month, Thrivent Financial reviews the recommendation and makes an electronic deposit in your organization’s bank account by the 10th of the following month. Those funds may be used to carry out the religious, charitable or educational purposes of your organization.

To promote your organization to members who may be eligible to direct Choice Dollars, refer to the Promotional Tip Sheet and the Thrivent Choice Best Practices. Additionally, a wide range of free promotional material is available, including web text, inserts and banner ads under the “Promote Thrivent Choice” section on the Thrivent Choice website.

If you have any questions about Thrivent Choice, please contact a Customer Care Professional from the Member Connection Center at 1-800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and say “Thrivent Choice” at the prompt or email mail@thrivent.com.

This option should help PBYR help service members and their families!

 

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon