On June 7, 2019, Jennifer, Dean and I attended a dinner celebration at the VFW regarding individuals and organizations that helped make their recent restroom renovation project a success. The completed project looks great and will help Veterans and their families for many years into the future, especially those with mobility issues due to service injury illnesses and aging.
During the celebration, PBYR presented a plaque to Commander Jim Heimerl in honor of his lifelong dedication to community service. His quiet Dignity and Courage is an inspiration to all!
Gary was able to highlight the PBYR-VFW partnership since 2011:
- The VFW helped with a steering committee for PBYR, even before PBYR was operational
- The VFW has had continued presence on the PBYR Board since 2012
- The VFW is the mail address for PBYR
- The PBYR-VFW have partnered and shared tables at Home Depot Programs and other programs
- PBYR-VFW Partnered with purchase of American Dream Oak – a living part of the Plymouth Veterans Memorial
- The VFW helped PBYR achieve 501(c)3 status
- PBYR-VFW have partnered with programs for Memorial Day and Veterans Day
It was an honor for PBYR to attend the celebratory dinner and participate in this remodeling project. PBYR looks forward for the PBYR-VFW partnership to continue and grow with the passage of time. Also, I must note that their prime rib was 12 on a 10 point scale!
Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
PBYR presented a plaque to Commander Jim Heimerl in honor of his lifelong dedication to community service.
On December 27, 2017 the Bloomington Family Assistance Center (FAC) encountered a Service Member that needed temporary housing for 3 weeks prior to starting National Guard Training. PBYR and The American Legion quickly partnered to house the Service Member at an Extended Stay Motel. The Service Member was very pleased that she was protected from homelessness prior to starting training, especially with the severe winter weather upon us in Minnesota.
Kudos to all that were able to agree to effectively partner in such a helpful manner!! PBYR wishes the Service Member well in her future training and a Happy and Healthy New Year. We thank her for her planned service! And PBYR acknowledges the assistance and support from our partners –the American Legion and John Wagle, Bloomington FAC Representative!
Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, PBYR President
Dr. Gary Goldetsky accepted this Seven Seals award from ESGR on October 25, 2017 on behalf of the Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization. This is the first time that this award has been presented to a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon volunteer. Dr. Goldetsky stated –
“I accept the award on behalf of PBYR and greatly acknowledge all the contributions and efforts from many network members over the years, thank you.”
ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit http://www.ESGR.mil .
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Goldetsky and the Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization.