Friday, October 26, 2018

Vet to Vet Lap Robe

The Gillette Elks Lodge #2825 presented Dean Marrington with the first 

‘Veterans To Veterans’ lap robe in Gillette, Wyoming.  The lap robe is complements of the Military Veterans Chapter of the FMCA; they left us with 4 lap robes to distribute. This one was made by a friend of the president of the Chapter, Ruth Veteran. 

Dean was born in 1926 and joined the Navy in 1944.  He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  Dean has been a member of the American Legion for seventy years.  Being a member of the Honor Guard, Dean attends and holds the American Flag at the funerals of veterans to honor their service to our country.  During one eight year period, he attended 232 funerals.

Dean started Gillette Plumbing & Heating.  Dean married Avis and they had 

six children.  Dean has 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. We hope that this lap robe warms his valorous heart as well as his body!

Members, If you were at the FMCA Rally in Gillette and attended the MVC meeting, you will remember that Marion Braum requested a member step up to distribute the lap robes she & Ruth had made and any others that may be made in the future. Jerry & Marie Dickerson volunteered to take in future lap robes to distribute them. Please contact them if you know of a vet who is in need and/or send them any lap robes you have made for the Vet to Vet Project!

Friday, June 29, 2018

By-Laws Voting Clarification

I did not mean to convey that electronic voting
was available, we just want your feelings on
the matter.

With the sharp eyes of our Past President, John Lee, 
we have identified 4 more Articles that need updating and they are....

Article II   Para 1   "coach" should read "Recreational Vehicle"
Article III  Para 3    "motor coach" should read "recreational vehicle"
Article IV  Para 3A "motor Coach (motorhome)" should read
                               "recreational vehicle"
Article VI  Para 3A "coach" should be "recreational vehicle"

Dell Jackson, President

Please go to the MVC webpage to take the survey on the new By-Laws at:

Monday, June 4, 2018

Gillette Convention Dinner and Breakfast RSVP's Needed

Need RSVP's For Dinner and if want breakfast by June 25th. Dinner provided by MVC to its members and spouse.

Dinner at Elks Lodge Friday 7/20/18 right after our Meeting.
Elks Lodge is across the street from Cam Plex.

Dinner menu:

Pork Loin
Hashbrown cheesy potatoes
Baked beans
Water and Lemonade

Music by a local DJ during Dinner

If no RSVP, no dinner...Elks Lodge needs accurate numbers for food preparation.

BREAKFAST  - ALL YOU CAN EAT - Your cost $9.00 per person:

Biscuits and gravy
Bacon and sausage
Scrambled eggs
Coffee and Juice

RSVP Please to:
Dell Jackson, President
Military Veterans Chapter of FMCA

Friday, May 25, 2018

Terms of Use Reminder

This Memorial Day weekend, we would like to remind all of our members that the Military Veterans Chapter online presence is provided for the business of the MVC. It is not for political commentary, personal posts, etc. Please do NOT post your personal or political comments, memes, pictures, etc. in the MVC blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Please take a moment this weekend to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by some members of our armed forces, which is what Memorial Day is all about. Please give them the respect that they are due.

Have a safe Memorial Day!

Monday, May 14, 2018

MVC Web Store down for updates

The MVC Web Shop is down for updates. We have had some trouble with the PayPal cart not working as it should and we are working to resolve the issue.

Please bear with us as we work through the problem. Look forward to a new and improved MVC Web Shop soon!

Sunday, May 13, 2018


The rally scheduled for the Great Lakes Area (called the Post-GLAMARAMA Rally) has been cancelled due to lack of reservations.

Members, you asked for events and need to support them! This rally has been put together for quite a while and it is a shame to have to cancel at this point. We have received quite a lot of feedback and much of it is requesting new social events and more rallies.

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CHAPTER and attend a rally near you!

The Events page on the website has been updated. Hope to see you in Gillette!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Order MVC Hats and Shirts and renew your membership online!

We have a new page where you can order official MVC hats and shirts and also renew your membership online!

Click on the third tab labeled MVC Shop to order your gear online and pay securely via PayPal. You can choose to pick up your gear at the next rally (and save on shipping costs) or pay shipping and get it right away.