Agenda for 2014 August 18

12:00 to 1:30 PM @ East Hill Office Building (EHOB) Room TBA

  1. Opportunity to Network and Enjoy Lunch
  2. 12:15 Judy Appleton, Vice Provost, to attend and talk with us about ROTC, and veteran initiatives at Cornell.

  3. 12:45 David Stipanuk, professor emeritus, School of Hotel Administration and veteran, will talk about a community service project he has been involved in called Feed My Starving Children. Links: and
  4. Women Veteran’s workshop update – September 29, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 (note time change to afternoon)
  5. Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Partnership Program update– Tuesday, September 23 from 4:30 to 6:00 – Location TBA
  6. Committee Updates
    1. Community service/TeamRWB – Nicole Jefferson/Jase Baese
    2. Event Planning – Rick Roper
    3. Public Relations – Cassie Joseph
    4. Ad hoc – Dedicated staff member
    5. Ad hoc – Communications strategy
    6. Ad hoc – Mentoring initiative
    7. Ad hoc – Events strategy
    8. Update from Kevin Justian
    9. Next meeting dates, locations TBD
      • 9/15
      • 10/20
      • 11/17 (and Veterans Day event-Tues. 11/11/14)
      • 12/15 (or social event)
      • 1/19
      • 2/16
      • 3/16
      • 4/20
      • 5/18
      • 6/15


Returning Veterans Turn To Agriculture

Military veterans are one group of individuals, returning from active duty and looking to re-enter civilian life. Many of these veterans are from rural areas. They have a broad amount of experience and background that their service provided. And often they really prefer and enjoy working with their hands and they like those active types of employment.

— Anu Rangarajan, director of the Cornell Small Farms Program, describes why many returning veterans are attracted to programs at Cornell designed to help them build careers in agriculture.

Read the full article @

6th Annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapters 377, 480 and 704, and Chapter 17 – The Blue Knights Motorcycle Club will be holding the 6th Annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride.

The ride will begin at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Owego Free Academy in Owego, NY. After a stop for gas and food at noon in the Village of Groton, the Tribute Ride will proceed north once again on Route 38 and will end at the American Legion in Hannibal where there will be more food and entertainment. The ride is open to the public. Please register between 8:00 & 9:45 AM the day of the ride.

For more information call: Harvey (607) 898-3507, Dan (607) 229-8153, Bill (607) 222-6357 or Barry (315) 496-2921.

See Tribute Ride PSA 2014 for more details.