Volume VI March 2019

Camaraderie Foundation

CAM CORNER

Saving Lives – Saving Families

Camaraderie Foundation remembers long time friend and supporter, William (Billy) H. Shaw III (Colonel, US Army, Retired). Col Shaw died February 20, 2019.

COL Billy Shaw joined the US Army in 1984 after graduating North Georgia College as a Distinguished Military Student. He was commissioned a 2LT in the Infantry and reported to Ft Benning Georgia where he completed his initial military educational requirements. As an Infantry Officer he served in both a Mechanized Infantry Battalion and as the Commander of an Airborne Pathfinder Detachment.

Please CLICK HERE to see more on our departed friend.

Thank you to our amazing

supporters and volunteers

       Upcoming Events

March 28, 2019 Happy Hour Fundraiser Event

Join Camaraderie Foundation on Thursday, March 28th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cepas Wine Bar, 5350 W Village Dr. Tampa. Come out for a fun night of mingling and learn about Camaraderie’s mission, and how you can help Veterans and military families.

$10 donations at the door. Proceeds will benefit Camaraderie Foundation.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

March 30, 2019 VARC and SVA Family Fun Day for Camaraderie

UCFs Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC) and Student Veterans Association (SVA) are hosting a family Fun Day for Camaraderie Foundation. Please join us for a great day on Lake Claire on Saturday, March 30th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Games, door prizes, and a great lunch provided by the VARC and SVA.

Click HERE for more information and to register

April 13, 2019 Wounded Warfighter 5k/10k

Come join us to Run, Walk or Roll at the 10th annual Wounded Warfighter Lone Sailor 5k/10k. All proceeds benefit Wake for Warriors, Camaraderie Foundation, and Central Florida Navy League you programs & scholarships.

Race starts at 7:30 a.m. Join us for live music, vendors, prizes, food, and beverages. Kids can enjoy themselves at our kids zone with a bounce house and other fun activities. Pets are welcome!

Click HERE for more information and to register.

May 31, 2019 Pars and Stripes Forever Golf Tournament

Please join us for a great day of golf at Reunion Resort Golf Course in Kissimmee.

We would like to thank our Birdie Sponsor Cole Engineering and Par Sponsor Lee and Ann Barnes. (Additional sponsorship opportunities are available).

Click HERE for more information on sponsorships or to register.

March is the Month of the Military Caregiver. Join us in celebrating these homefront heroes.

March is Women’s History Month. Keep a lookout on Facebook for some Spotlights of local female veterans.

Mentor Leadership Program

Click on the video to hear a first hand account of a former Mentor Leadership Participant. We are now taking applications for our 2019/2020 Mentor Leadership Classes in Orlando and Tampa. Camaraderie Foundation partners with local business members to provide a leadership program to assist transitioning service members in preparing for a career in the local community. In 2019/2020 we are opening the class up to spouses.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Hero’s and Caregiver’s Networks

We are taking applications for our new Hero’s and Caregiver’s Networks. The “Hero’s and Caregiver’s Networks” is a companion program to the counseling scholarship program. The Networks will be an open-ended peer program with expert led sessions on topics determined by members of each network. Each class contains an experiential “fun” component.

Additionally, each network member will be paired with a trained peer for added support.

If you are interested please call Anna Tanzilla at atanzilla@camaraderiefoundation.org or (407) 841-0071

C.O.M.B.A.T. 

(Coalition of Military Bikers Against Trauma)

The C.O.M.B.A.T. initiative is a united “call to arms” expressing an immeasurable scale and worth of a veteran brotherhood and sisterhood belonging to a motorcycle association or club in the fight to eliminate the invisible wounds of war.

Thank you to Janette Arencibia for a Basic Membership

Click HERE for more information and how to become involved.

Other Ways You Can Help

As we expand services to meet the needs of our community, the Camaraderie Foundation offers a vast array of volunteer opportunities. Our staff will help match your interests, abilities and talents with open volunteer positions. Your time commitment is based on your availability – ranging from a one-time opportunity to a regular basis.

Currently, we are looking for individuals who would be interested in helping us with some administrative duties and individuals that would be willing to become Camaraderie Foundation Ambassadors.

Click HERE for more information.