I was delighted to participate in an event at Proto Labs on February 13, 2019 that was organized to help support Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. We greatly appreciated Proto Lab’s invitation, support and trust!
Proto Lab’s very generous donation of $700.00 will be put to good use helping service members, veterans and their families in times of crisis or need. Proto Lab’s employees demonstrated great values and a lot of positive energy at the event ,especially in the bean bag game and the chili competition! Pictures of the event will be placed on PBYR.org.
PBYR is a proud member city of the Minnesota Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BYR) network of 219+ Minnesota cities that have banded together to assist service members, veterans and their families. In April 2016, PBYR received a 5-year appreciation award for being a proud member of the Minnesota BYR network from General Nash, MN National Guard. This award is proudly displayed at Plymouth City Hall. In 2015 PBYR received certification from the IRS as a 501c3 non-profit corporation and as a result all donations are tax-deductible. PBYR has no paid staff and operates totally with volunteers.
Proto lab’s donation is greatly appreciated by PBYR!
GARY GOLDETSKY, PSY.D., LP
PRESIDENT, PBYR BOARD
On February 8, 2019 Kersten and I had the privilege to again participate in the Greenwood Elementary School Family Service Night. The school was very active with a commitment and effort to help others, even with the temperature outside very cold and the roads slippery.
The Greenwood students wrote beautiful letters and created art work for service members which are always warmly received and appreciated by deployed Minnesota soldiers. The Greenwood parents AGAIN generously donated Holiday, Cub and Target Gift Cards! Their very generous gifts will help PBYR distribute needed assistance to Service Members, Veterans and/or their Families that could use some emergency help.
PBYR greatly appreciates the support of Angela Leger and the Greenwood Elementary Parents and Students!!!
Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D., LP
President, PBYR Board
Attached you’ll find February’s Edition of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Newsletter. This month’s issue includes saluting healthy hearts for the month of February. The resources of the month are Military OneSource and the MN Military & Veteran Exchange. There is also news from Yellow Ribbon companies and from across the state!
Ellyn E. Emde
1LT, AG, MNARNG
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program OIC
MN Family Programs, J1
147th Human Resources Company
Rear Detachment Commander
Arden Hills, MN
I am pleased to announce that PBYR was selected by Protolabs for their quarterly project to support a local community non-profit. They heard about the PBYR mission and very much liked our PBYR.org website.
**KUDOS to John Swol for steadily helping behind the scenes to make our website interesting. The yearly increase in traffic to the PBYR website from 2012 to the present speaks to his efforts!! PBYR is very lucky to have John’s help and support. He also helps PBYR even when he is engaged in competitive sun tanning competitions in Florida!!
Protolabs will be doing a raffle and I will be the PBYR representative in attendance so the raffle will not be construed as violating gambling laws as we are a 501c3 organization. The date of the raffle is February 13, 2019 from 11 AM-1 PM at their office in Maple Plain.
** PBYR extends appreciation and sincere thanks to Protolabs for their support and trust!!!
Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D., LP
President, PBYR Board
Happy New Year!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Attached please find this month’s issue of the FAC Newsletter. The focus this month on is self-care and being deployment ready as a family.
FAC Newsletter- January 2019.pdf
As always, if I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to continuing to work with you, thank you for everything you do!
Yolonda Von Itter
Family Assistance Specialist Contractor
MN National Guard Readiness Center
1536 Ben Franklin Dr
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Please see attached and below the information for April Month of the Military Child Activities.
Come celebrate the Month of the Military Child on Friday, April 12th at the Mall of America. Activities include:
- Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
- face painting
- character appearances
- photo booth,
- air brush tattoos
- YMCA Youth activities and more
Beginning Monday, March 18th Registration will open for the Nickelodeon Universe Wristbands and Build A Bears tickets.
Additionally, many activities will be available and advertised during the month of April. See the attached flyers for:
- Family Programs Art contest
- Photo Contest
- Register to receive a letter from the Governor.
2019 momc art contest.pdf
MN National Guard Contractor
Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator
Welcome to the 6th Annual Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Awareness Night with the MN Wild! Thank you for your continued support of this great organization. This year’s ticket package will include a new custom designed T- Shirt, pre-game on-ice photo, and entry into raffle for autographed items and game experiences. Plus, a portion of each ticket will be donated back to St Paul Beyond The Yellow Ribbon. The first 1,000 tickets purchased will also receive a BTYR Draw String Bag from Hiway Federal Credit Union. Please share this offer to help support a great night and great cause! For additional questions or support, please reach out to Matt Sayre at (651) 312 – 3479 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: 6th Annual Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Night on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 vs. Los Angeles! Ticket package offer to service members, veterans and military families.
To get access to the offer, simply click on the link: https://offer.fevo.com/beyond-the-yellow-ribbon-fe4f56b?ref=MSAYRE Limited packages so get yours soon!
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7PM
Annette Brechon Kuyper
Director of Military Outreach
Minnesota Department of Military Affairs
20 West 12th Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
From all of us to all of you.