Spring 2021 | President's Letter
Greetings 10th Mountain Descendants and Friends,
I hope this message finds everyone healthy and able to start venturing out again. With our strong connection to the 10th, we are a hardy lot. But even the hardiest of souls are probably getting a little stir crazy by now.
BIG NEWS ABOUT ITALY 2022!
The Italy trip is back on the books for June, 2022. You’ll be hearing from us in the very near future, as we get the details back together. The overall trip will feature a very similar itinerary to the original plan.
WHO HAS 10TH INFORMATION and WHERE?
Speaking of events, the “Climb to Glory” event put on by Chris Anthony, was very well attended and received. There were around 557 folks who participated. It was very informative and interactive. Great to see all the descendants and friends asking questions, telling a little about their Veteran or saying “hi” in the chat room. Thank you, Chris Anthony for putting on such a great program! If you’re like me, I’m always looking for more information about my dad. So, mark your calendar for the next educational event coming up on April 27th when we join representatives of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center at the Denver Public Library, with guest museum and heritage groups in this lively and informative event. Please visit this link for all the details, and to sign up for this highly anticipated event:
2021 MEMBERSHIP CARDS BEING MAILED!
I imagine that most of you have turned in your membership registration for 2021. But if you haven’t, please do so soon. By being a member, you receive updated information about the Italy trip and other events both in person and virtual. Your membership makes a difference!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have experienced delays in delivering your 2021 Membership cards. However, I’m happy to share that the wait is “finally” over! The delay in delivering the cardstock from our vendors due to materials shortage has been solved. Cards will be in the mail within the second week of April, and arrive in your mailboxes soon after. Now we are counting on a prompt delivery by the USPS. Your membership will still be good for a full 12-month period. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!
OUR ONGOING ACTION PLAN
Your Descendants' organization once again has been hard at work updating our Action Plan. It is complete and has been ratified at our last quarterly board meeting. We will be looking for folks who are interested in participating in projects such as increasing membership, and “Adopt-A- Platoon” committees, along with restarting the Gold Star program. Keep an eye out for an email from Val Rios, who, along with his dedicated committee has spent hours updating the Action Plan. We will be looking for volunteers to fill some of these positions. We thank the committee for their time and dedication. This is a way for our valued members to have a voice in our Descendants’ organization.
Please keep our Italian friends in your thoughts and prayers as they continue dealing with COVID-19, and please stay safe here at home. As always, please feel free to reach out with thoughts or ideas to make our organization the best it can be. You all know my motto by now: “YOUR VOICE MATTERS!"