4th of July Parade – SWCTS Style!

SWCTS is excited to be a part of the annual Sedro Woolley 4th of July Parade again this year!

We will meet at the North East corner of the Food Pavilion parking lot at about 9:30 am and leave for the staging area about 9:50.

We’d like to have all the motorcycles sporting flags and yellow ribbons.  SWCTS will supply some yellow ribbons.

4th of July SW Parade

Everyone is welcome; word of caution it will be slow and hot, know your bike and its limits.  If you arrive late, listen for the rubble ~ or ask the parade organizers ~ to find out where we are staged, as we will not be posting updates on our website or Facebook the day of the event.

Walk, Wheel or Ride!

Parade starts at 11 am!

Thank you for your support of our troops!

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2015 YRMPR Update – Ride In Motorcycle Show

 Set on the last Saturday of July, right after our Yellow Ribbon Motorcycle Poker Run, this year’s Ride In Motorcycle Show is going to be the biggest and best one yet!

The folks over at Eagle’s In Flight are working on some more of their amazing trophy’s for prizes for the big winner in each of the following categories:

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Rat Bikes

Touring (Baggers)

Vintage (pre-1985)

Radical Custom

Best Paint

Best of Show

Best of Show Motorcycle Poker Run

In this photo: Jeff Harris, 2014 Best of Show Winner

 

Everyone is invited to participate in this Ride In Motorcycle Show.  Entry is $10 per category and ALL proceeds raised go directly towards sending Christmas Care Packages to our troops serving overseas during the holiday season.

Registration will start at noon at the park and closes by 1:30.  Judging will take place from 2 to 3 pm, with the winners announced shortly thereafter.

There will also be a Slow Ride Competition.  Registration for this fun event closes at 3 pm.

Invite your friends and family down to the park to enjoy some great music provided by Knut Bell and The Blue Collars.  Fun times will be had by all!

This event is the kick off to our 2015 Christmas Care Package Campaign and we will be accepting items for our packages at the park.  If you would like to bring an item, please review our Wish List HERE

Thank you for your support of our troops!

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Special 4th of July Care Package Mailing

Do you know someone serving overseas in the U.S. Military this Summer?  Due to the generosity of our Troop Support community, we are able to send a special patriotic 4th of July mailing!

Please send us your loved ones name and address to coordinator@swcommunitytroopsupport.com to have them included!

Thank you!

volunteer assembling care package contents

SAVE THE DATE! YRMR 6 ~ July 25, 2015

2015 SAVE THE DATE JPEG

 

Early registration is now open!

Click HERE to go the Event Page!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Donation Drop Off Day

Saturday September 12, 2015 – Saturday September 12, 2015

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Join us, Saturday, September 12th from 10 until 4 pm to collect donations of items for our Christmas Care Packages.  Location TBD.  For a Wish List of items, please click HERE

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Fred Meyer Rewards

Do you shop at Fred Meyer?  Did you know, by linking your rewards card to Sedro Woolley Community Troop Support you are supporting our troops?

It is super easy to do and each time you use your rewards card, SW Community Troop Support will earn a donation from Freddy’s!

fred meyerGet started today by clicking HERE

(you will be redirected to the Fred Meyer sign up website)
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An Update from our President

Dear Troop Supporters ~

Please join us for our first Troop Support meeting of 2015 at the Eagles’ Club in Sedro Woolley at 5:30 on Tuesday, January 27th.  We will be accepting nominations and voting for Board members, so your participation at this upcoming meeting is really important.  We will also begin planing our activities for 2015.

Normally, we only send one mailing each year; but with the strong support of the community, we are able to again spread our gestures of support and good will to our troops so far from home.  So, please send us the names/addresses of your friends or loved ones serving overseas.  This mailing will be “Sweet”….packed with lots of goodies!

The Yellow Ribbon Motorcycle Poker Run will be bigger and better this year!  We continue to raise the bar on what we intend to accomplish.  This event is planned by bikers for bikers.  We want to make this event fun for you and your family.  So, please know your suggestions are valued, and we will do everything in our power to make this event one you will enjoy and continue to support!

Wishing you all a prosperous and happy new year!

Cassie Freer

President / Coordinator

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Results of the KISM Very Woolley Christmas Broadcast

On December 19, KISM held A Very Woolley Christmas Fund Raiser at Bob’s Burger and Brew to help us raise funds for Christmas Care Packages!  It was AWESOME! Nearly $2,000 was raised during the broadcast!

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There were so many wonderful highlights of the day, starting with this story that was read on the air that was sent to us by Steven P, who received Christmas Care Packages from us last year:

I wanted to say thank you again for all the support you showed my entire unit while I at the Role 3 hospital in Kandahar. All items were greatly appreciated. We were able to share with many others within the hospital. Our supply train to the Role 3 was greatly reduced as they started the troop draw down. The number of items easily accessible that reminded people of home were the first thing to go. Working in a trauma operating room, we often missed meals, so all the snacks that were sent were wonderful! We actually hosted a few breakfast events just outside the operating room suites when we were slower, and they were a huge hit. I can not thank you enough for the little reminder of all we are fighting for. Many of the troops I was stationed with had ties to the northwest. I am wrapping up my leave with family in Mount Vernon, and headed back to Lemoore, CA. I was really hoping to be able to stop by and say thank you in person. Schedules being what they are, I missed you guys. I did swing by Naval Hospital Bremerton and was able to check up on 3 of the members who received care packages. They all said to say thank you again. It really helped lift spirits. Looking forward to being able to come and help with an event and pay forward a little bit of the love we were shown by your group.

Very respectfully,

Steven P

HM2/ Petty Officer 2nd Class US Navy

Surgical Technologist

Lots of Vets that attended the event were able to share their stories on the air (including SWCTS volunteer Pete Sill), which was a great opportunity for them to express how important care packages are and to thank SWCTS for our hard work.   The support of our Vets is sincerely appreciated and we want to extend a big “Thank You” to the Combat Veterans International for coming to the broadcast and for their generous donation.

Many other connections were made that morning, including one with the Skagit Valley Marine Corps League.  We definitely see them as a strong partner in the future.

We sincerely appreciate the donation by Cook Road Shell Station, Bob’s Burger and Brew, the Red Cross, Maskell Photography and many others.  It was especially nice to see our friend Steve from Skagit Speedway, who arrived with two boxes of items for our care packages and spent a moment on the air with Brad and John.

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There are lots of other “Slices of Life” that were shared with us throughout the morning.  Our group of committed volunteers appreciate the accolades and gratitude for the work that is done to send a little Christmas cheer to those who serve on our behalf.

A huge thanks to our President, Cassie Freer for putting this together, as well as to Marilyn and Leo for arriving at such an early hour; their presence was very important in greeting supporters and thanking them for their donations.

We wish you the absolutely best Christmas and want the next year to bring you many blessings!

Afganistan Medic Santa

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A Very Woolley Christmas!

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KISM will be broadcasting from Bob’s Burger and Brew at the Corner of  Cook Road in Burlington on Friday, December 19th from 6-9:45 am and have asked us to be a part of the program again this year.  This is  an awesome opportunity to tell our story to a wide audience, as well as help us raise funds.

We invite you to join us and are especially interested in having any recipients of care packages come to the event and/or call in to share their experience with the listeners.  Or if time is tight, a written note that we can share on the air would be awesome as well!

Please contact coordinator@swcommunitytroopsupport.com for more details if you would like to join us!

KISM is going to have a drawing at Bob’s Burger and Brew for a Christmas stocking that will include HUNDRED’s of dollars of gift certificates, including jewelry and a Cabella’s gift certificate, among lots of other goodies.  They are still adding to the stocking, and John Reynolds (an awesome SWCTS supporter) will provide more details as the stocking is stuffed!

Thank you for your support of our troops!

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