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Be part of the Annual Veteran Trust Fund Dinner gala on November 9 at Dover Downs Rollins Center.

There are a great many worthy causes that ask for our help, especially as the holiday season draws near. One of them is the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund, administered by the Commission of Veterans Affairs.

Since 2013 the Trust Fund has provided one-time, hand-up grants to veterans in proven need. Last year $104,000 was paid directly to creditors to stop utility cutoffs, repossessions, make emergency repairs on homes and vehicles, and sometimes put food on the table.

The Friends of Delaware Veterans, a volunteer board of military veterans, is hosting its 6th annual fundraising dinner Saturday, November 9, at Dover Downs’ Rollins Center. All of the proceeds will benefit the Trust Fund. Maj. Gen. Michael Berry will keynote this year’s dinner. The registration deadline is Oct. 30.

Tickets are $100 and include musical entertainment, a plated meal, and silent and live auctions of valuable items, including MV 1 and 2 (Military Veteran) license plates. Contact Sherri Taylor at sherri.taylor@delaware.gov or call 302-257-3117 to reserve a seat. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Visit DelawareVeteransTrustFund.com for more information or to make a tax deductible contribution.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Dave Skocik, president
Friends of Delaware Veterans
dskocik@aol.com

2020 Brain Injury Conference has been scheduled for March 5, 2020 at Dover Downs’ Conference Center in Dover, Delaware. We are currently seeking sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees for this event. Attached you will find the sponsorship/exhibitor information and form.

QUESTIONS, CONTACT:
Kristy Handley, M.S.
Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Delaware
P.O. Box 1897, Dover, DE 19903

302-346-2083 | 1-800-411-0505
director@biade.org

2020 Conference Sponsorship Forms

Maj. Gen. Michael Berry, Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Military Affairs, will keynote the 6th Annual Friends of Delaware Veterans Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Rollins Center.

The annual black tie optional fund-raising dinner, hosted by the Friends of Delaware Veterans, is the primary event that benefits the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund. The 6 – 9 p.m. affair includes entertainment, a plated dinner and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 for an 8-person sponsor table.

The Friends’ board is comprised of 11 military veterans who work pro bono in collaboration with the Commission.
“We are honored to have Delaware’s top military leader as our guest,” said Dave Skocik, Friends president. “General Berry’s more than three decades of military service includes Afghanistan, where he was attached to the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He understands the challenges faced by those in uniform.”

General Berry assumed his duties as Delaware’s Adjutant General on March 1, 2019. He is responsible for the mission readiness of all Delaware National Guard units, including over 1500 Soldiers and 1100 Airmen for both federal and state missions.

His military career began in September 1988 when he enlisted in the Delaware Army National Guard under the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Simultaneous Membership Program. He received his commission through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Delaware in May 1989.

General Berry earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from University of Delaware in 1989 and is a 1990 Delaware State Police Graduate obtaining his Law Enforcement Certification. He is also a 2008 graduate of the United State Army War College, receiving his Masters in Strategic Studies.

He has served in numerous command positions, including 262nd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company, 160th Engineer Company, Delaware Army National Guard Officer Candidate School, 193rd Regiment Regional Training Institute, 72ndTroop Command, Land Component Commander, as well as Director of Joint Staff and Special Assistant to the Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Delaware.

Visit www.DelawareVeteransTrustFund.com or call 302-257-3117 or email sherri.taylor@delaware.gov for information and reservations for the dinner.

VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR
WILMINGTON VA MEDICAL CENTER IN THE AUDITORIUM & 1ST FLOOR
OCTOBER 1, 2019
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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