WID

Military Information – 14 December 2016

Spotlight Event

WID GTB “Get Connected” Social

 Network with current and potential members!

Join WID Greater Tampa Bay Chapter for a networking social and January membership drive! Meet your peers and learn about our upcoming events for 2017! We invite you to join our chapter in strengthening and influencing our defense and national security industry by inspiring women, growing professional relationships, and cultivating the advancement of women leaders in government, military, and industry professions. Our event will take place on the covered patio area of the Tampa Yacht & Country Club.

Wednesday, January 11th

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The Tampa Yacht & Country Club

5320 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611

$10 members and potential members

Free Students & Active Duty Military

Click here to register.  

Announcements

SOF for Life programs: helping prepare transitioning personnel above what the government provides.  Global SOF Foundation hosts an online portal in which current and former SOF personnel can upload their resumes to be viewed by Global SOF Foundation corporate partners for employment opportunities. The second SOF for Life program is run by The Honor Foundation,:a rigorous 12-week transition program for SOF that are 12 – 18 months out from leaving military service, either through retirement or separation.

Military Information – 1 December 2016

Spotlight Event

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Announcements

Operation Stuff a Stocking: Helping Little Military Heroes for the Holidays! Operation Stuff a Stocking was created after receiving calls from the community wanting to know how they can show appreciation during the holiday season for the many sacrifices military families make to protect our nation. Through Operation Stuff a Stocking, the public can support military families’ “little heroes” for the holidays by selecting and providing gifts from established wish lists.

Target Audience: Enlisted service members E6 and below with children ages 0-17

Specific Goals Related to the Target Audience:
Provide financial relief for junior enlisted and non-commissioned officer families during the holiday season
Reach service members at military installations throughout our GSA
Communicate appreciation for service members’ duties and sacrifices

Program Details: Junior Enlisted Service Members and Non-Commissioned Officers throughout our geographic service area complete Registration Forms for their children requesting specific gifts totaling $50 each. USO Central Florida creates a Giving Tree in the USO Welcome Center at Tampa International Airport with each child’s individual requests. Any individual or organization chooses a child from the Giving Tree, purchases a minimum of $50 worth of gifts for the child, and returns the items, unwrapped, to the USO Welcome Center or any additional drop-site. Each child’s gifts are checked and approved by the USO and placed in a large, red Santa bag for delivery. The USO delivers all gifts via U-Haul truck to various pick-up locations throughout the GSA.

Proposed Timeline:
November 11th – Wish Lists available to the public
December 9th – Deadline for dropping off toys to USO Welcome Center

Contact – Amy Phillips, Center Operations and Programs Director Tampa/Gulf Coast Region
HCC Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

Announcing two FREE programs for Veterans, Service Members, and Spouses:

Free Vetrepreneurship training for Veterans, Active Duty within 1 year of transition, Reservist, and National Guard:

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program offers tuition-free, online and on-campus instruction in the nationally recognized Lean Startup method. Designed to work around busy schedules, the program provides Veterans instruction at one of seven network partners’ campuses, including access to local resources such as business leaders, mentors, and much more.

We are currently taking applications until 15 December with the initial open house on 16 December to introduce the program, instructors, and welcome participants.

Another free opportunity for Vetrepreneurs AND their spouses and civilian business partners:

Operation Startup (OPSU) provides the Veteran start-up community with access to mentoring, educational programs, co-working, early stage business accelerator, events, and myriad networking opportunities. These services help mitigate factors that contribute to business failure, while increasing the likelihood of successful start-ups. Perhaps most importantly, the Operation Startup environment is sensitive to the needs of the military population, which helps facilitate a positive transition to civilian business conditions.

www.operationstartup.com

Point of contact for both programs is Valerie Ellis Lavin, vellis3@hccfl.edu, Coordinator, Veteran Entrepreneurship Programs at Hillsborough Community College.

WID

Military Information – 31 October 2016

Spotlight Event

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Announcements

Operation Stuff a Stocking: Helping Little Military Heroes for the Holidays!  On November 11th, children’s wish lists will be available to the general public.  If you are interested in providing $50 worth of personalized holiday gifts for a military child, please let us know and we will email your sponsored child’s information to you on November 11th.  If any companies are interested in participating as a holiday project, sponsorship levels have been created to recognize those efforts.  See the attached program description and sponsorship packages to learn more about this meaningful program!  Thank you for wanting to support our military families during the holidays!  Contact – Amy Phillips, Center Operations and Programs Director Tampa/Gulf Coast Region

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GOAL:  commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED:  raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service.  Sponsorship Levels:  contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors:  contact Bill Kuzmick at director@americanvictory.org or (813) 228-8766 for more information

 

 

WID

Military Information – 21 October 2016

Spotlight Event

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Announcements

Operation Stuff a Stocking: Helping Little Military Heroes for the Holidays!  On November 11th, children’s wish lists will be available to the general public.  If you are interested in providing $50 worth of personalized holiday gifts for a military child, please let us know and we will email your sponsored child’s information to you on November 11th.  If any companies are interested in participating as a holiday project, sponsorship levels have been created to recognize those efforts.  See the attached program description and sponsorship packages to learn more about this meaningful program!  Thank you for wanting to support our military families during the holidays!  Contact – Amy Phillips, Center Operations and Programs Director Tampa/Gulf Coast Region

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GOAL:  commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED:  raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service.  Sponsorship Levels:  contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors:  contact Bill Kuzmick at director@americanvictory.org or (813) 228-8766 for more information

Military Information – 24 September 2016

Spotlight Event

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2016 Navy Ball Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

The Tampa Bay Area Navy Ball is a yearly event that brings the Navy community together and will be held on Friday, 21 October 2016 at the Renaissance International Plaza Hotel.

The Navy Ball Poker Tournament fundraiser supports the Navy Ball and will be held on Saturday, 1 October 2016 at Hugh Gilbert Strickland American Legion Post 138, 5535 W. Prescott Street, Tampa, FL.

Pre-registration begins at 5:00 PM, with play commencing at 6:00 PM.

Texas Hold’em, No Limit format. $50 Buy In, with $20 Re-buys the first hour. Prizes will be awarded to the top 8 finishers! Food and drink specials will be available at the Legion.

Proceeds from participation and donations at this fundraiser will go directly toward funding the 2016 Tampa Bay Area Navy Ball.

Contact Ira Lambeth at iralambeth@gmail.com or 619-618-6175 to be a patron.

Tickets available here

Announcements

AFCEA PELICAN CHAPTER 31ST ANNUAL
STEM-EDUCATION PROGRAMS GOLF FUNDRAISER

AFCEA’s Pelican Chapter, located in beautiful Tampa Florida, is a dynamic and vibrant organization with activities geared to keep members involved and engaged. We have a dedicated staff of volunteers that drive this chapter in a direction that is good for its members and its community.

The 600+ member Pelican Chapter distributed scholarships to deserving students in the communications, engineering, and computer science fields of study. We have been pleased to expand this program over the last few years to include scholarship offerings for graduate students, ROTC cadets and enlisted personnel in the local community. Proceeds from our biennial EXPOs, our annual Spring Golf Tournament, and raffles during our monthly luncheons account for our Scholarship Fund. Additionally, we support other non-profit organizations in our local community such as “Operation Warm Heart”, a program helping needy MacDill families and the Hope Children’s Home, a local orphanage.

For Sponsorship Information – Visit the Chapter’s Golf Webpage

241st NAVY LEAGUE BALL

USCENTCOM and the Tampa Bay Council of the Navy League (NLUS) are delighted to host the 2016 Navy League Ball. The event will be held at the spectacular Renaissance International Plaza Hotel on October 21, 2016 with the theme: AMERICA’S SAILOR, FOR 241 YEARS; TOUGH, BOLD READY. As a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization, the Tampa Bay Navy League (NLUS) relies on the generosity of our sponsors to fund the numerous programs supported by our organization. Programs that include sponsoring US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, NJROTC Corps, ship commissionings, and various support of our Active Duty Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Service men and women. For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities available please email: 2016NavyBallInfo@TampaBayNavyLeague.org

Hillsborough Community College
4th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS) – 5 November 2016

This annual one day event (during Veterans Day week), provide Veterans, active duty service members, their spouses, and business partners with an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn about and explore the field of entrepreneurship and self-employment, while connecting with other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community resources. Now in its fourth year, the VETS event has served over 1,000 attendees, and community partners. This event is 100% sponsored and is provided at no cost to the attendees. The symposium features networking in the morning followed by keynote speakers, and a catered lunch. The afternoon revolves around a series of high impact workshops led by subject matter experts on various topics related to entrepreneurship. The capstone event for the day is a “shark tank” Business Pitch Competition, where Veterans pitch their early stage businesses or business ideas for cash prizes.

As with any event, especially an event completely free to our Veterans HCC is in need of sponsorship. Below are the links to VETS sponsor opportunities and the Eventbrite link to the event.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-veterans-entrepreneurship-training-symposium-vets-tickets-25670846192?aff=eac2

HELP KEEP THE S.S. AMERICAN VICTORY SAILING

GOAL: commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED: raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service. Sponsorship Levels: contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors: contact Bill Kuzmick at director@americanvictory.org or (813) 228-8766 for more information

Military Information – 24 August 2016

Spotlight Event        

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The Tampa Bay Area Navy Ball is a yearly event that brings the Navy community together and will be held on Friday, 21 October 2016 at the Renaissance International Plaza Hotel.

The Navy Ball Golf Tournament fundraiser supports the Navy Ball each year and will be held on Friday, 9 September 2016 at Rocky Point Golf Course.  The course of play will be an 18-hole Four Person Best Ball Scramble format. The below Donation/Sponsorship packages are available:

1)         Hole Recognition – $100 donation.

2)         Silver Package Sponsorship –$300 donation.

3)         Gold Package Sponsorship – $350 donation.

4)         Platinum Package Sponsorship – $600 donation.

5)        Title Package Sponsorship – $2000 donation will make your company the Title Sponsor.

To find out more information on this event please go to www.facebook.com/2016TampaBayNavyBall.

To register visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-tampa-bay-area-navy-ball-golf-tournment-tickets-26659960660

All donations requiring signage must be completed by Monday, 5 September 2016 to allow ample time for the signs to be made.

Contact the below with any questions:

April Pannell, Chairman, Navy Ball Golf Tournament – Email: aprilpannell78@yahoo.com – Cell: 619-808-2733

Kristopher Regan, Vice Chairman, Navy Ball Golf – Email: kristopher.regan@gmail.com – Cell: 401-339-5883

The Navy Ball Committee is partnered with the Tampa Navy League, Chapter 212, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization operating under Section 501(c)(3) EIN, 59-2628997 for this specific event. The Federal government, including the Department of Defense and USCENTCOM, does not endorse any company, sponsor, or private organization, nor their products or services.

Announcements

69th AIR FORCE BALL

The Airlift/Tanker Association – Tony Janus Chapter is again hosting the 69th Air Force Ball on 9 September, 2016 at the Hilton Downtown Tampa.  Sponsors are always needed to support such an amazing event and allow our Airmen to attend.  For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities – Click Here

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AFCEAN PELICAN CHAPTER 31ST ANNUAL STEM-EDUCATION PROGRAMS GOLF FUNDRAISER

AFCEA’s Pelican Chapter, located in beautiful Tampa Florida, is a dynamic and vibrant organization with activities geared to keep members involved and engaged. We have a dedicated staff of volunteers that drive this chapter in a direction that is good for its members and its community.

The 600+ member Pelican Chapter distributed scholarships to deserving students in the communications, engineering, and computer science fields of study. We have been pleased to expand this program over the last few years to include scholarship offerings for graduate students, ROTC cadets and enlisted personnel in the local community. Proceeds from our biennial EXPOs, our annual Spring Golf Tournament, and raffles during our monthly luncheons account for our Scholarship Fund. Additionally, we support other non-profit organizations in our local community such as “Operation Warm Heart”, a program helping needy MacDill families and the Hope Children’s Home, a local orphanage.

For Sponsorship Information – Visit the Chapter’s Golf Webpage

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241st NAVY LEAGUE BALL

USCENTCOM and the Tampa Bay Council of the Navy League (NLUS) are delighted to host the 2016 Navy League Ball.  The event will be held at the spectacular Renaissance International Plaza Hotel on October 21, 2016 with the theme:  AMERICA’S SAILOR, FOR 241 YEARS; TOUGH, BOLD READY.  As a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization, the Tampa Bay Navy League (NLUS) relies on the generosity of our sponsors to fund the numerous programs supported by our organization. Programs that include sponsoring US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, NJROTC Corps, ship commissionings, and various support of our Active Duty Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Service men and women. For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities available please email:  2016NavyBallInfo@TampaBayNavyLeague.org

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Hillsborough Community College 4th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS) – 5 November 2016

This annual one day event (during Veterans Day week), provide Veterans, active duty service members, their spouses, and business partners with an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn about and explore the field of entrepreneurship and self-employment, while connecting with other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community resources. Now in its fourth year, the VETS event has served over 1,000 attendees, and community partners. This event is 100% sponsored and is provided at no cost to the attendees.  The symposium features networking in the morning followed by keynote speakers, and a catered lunch. The afternoon revolves around a series of high impact workshops led by subject matter experts on various topics related to entrepreneurship. The capstone event for the day is a “shark tank” Business Pitch Competition, where Veterans pitch their early stage businesses or business ideas for cash prizes.

As with any event, especially an event completely free to our Veterans HCC is in need of sponsorship. Below are the links to VETS sponsor opportunities and the Eventbrite link to the event.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-veterans-entrepreneurship-training-symposium-vets-tickets-25670846192?aff=eac2

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GOAL:  commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED:  raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service.  Sponsorship Levels:  contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors:  contact Bill Kuzmick at director@americanvictory.org or (813) 228-8766 for more information

 

Military Information – 18 August 2016

Spotlight EventPrint

Announcements

69th AIR FORCE BALL

 The Airlift/Tanker Association – Tony Janus Chapter is again hosting the 69th Air Force Ball on 9 September, 2016 at the Hilton Downtown Tampa.  Sponsors are always needed to support such an amazing event and allow our Airmen to attend.  For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities – Click Here

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AFCEAN PELICAN CHAPTER 31ST ANNUAL STEM-EDUCATION PROGRAMS GOLF FUNDRAISER

AFCEA’s Pelican Chapter, located in beautiful Tampa Florida, is a dynamic and vibrant organization with activities geared to keep members involved and engaged. We have a dedicated staff of volunteers that drive this chapter in a direction that is good for its members and its community.

The 600+ member Pelican Chapter distributed scholarships to deserving students in the communications, engineering, and computer science fields of study. We have been pleased to expand this program over the last few years to include scholarship offerings for graduate students, ROTC cadets and enlisted personnel in the local community. Proceeds from our biennial EXPOs, our annual Spring Golf Tournament, and raffles during our monthly luncheons account for our Scholarship Fund. Additionally, we support other non-profit organizations in our local community such as “Operation Warm Heart”, a program helping needy MacDill families and the Hope Children’s Home, a local orphanage.

For Sponsorship Information – Visit the Chapter’s Golf Webpage

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241st NAVY LEAGUE BALL

USCENTCOM and the Tampa Bay Council of the Navy League (NLUS) are delighted to host the 2016 Navy League Ball.  The event will be held at the spectacular Renaissance International Plaza Hotel on October 21, 2016 with the theme:  AMERICA’S SAILOR, FOR 241 YEARS; TOUGH, BOLD READY.  As a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization, the Tampa Bay Navy League (NLUS) relies on the generosity of our sponsors to fund the numerous programs supported by our organization. Programs that include sponsoring US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, NJROTC Corps, ship commissionings, and various support of our Active Duty Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Service men and women.   For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities available please email:  2016NavyBallInfo@TampaBayNavyLeague.org

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Hillsborough Community College 4th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS) – 5 November 2016

This annual one day event (during Veterans Day week), provide Veterans, active duty service members, their spouses, and business partners with an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn about and explore the field of entrepreneurship and self-employment, while connecting with other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community resources. Now in its fourth year, the VETS event has served over 1,000 attendees, and community partners. This event is 100% sponsored and is provided at no cost to the attendees.  The symposium features networking in the morning followed by keynote speakers, and a catered lunch. The afternoon revolves around a series of high impact workshops led by subject matter experts on various topics related to entrepreneurship. The capstone event for the day is a “shark tank” Business Pitch Competition, where Veterans pitch their early stage businesses or business ideas for cash prizes.

As with any event, especially an event completely free to our Veterans HCC is in need of sponsorship. Below are the links to VETS sponsor opportunities and the Eventbrite link to the event.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-veterans-entrepreneurship-training-symposium-vets-tickets-25670846192?aff=eac2

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GOAL:  commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED:  raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service.  Sponsorship Levels:  contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors:  contact Bill Kuzmick at director@americanvictory.org or (813) 228-8766 for more information

 

Military Information – 4 August 2016

Spotlight Event

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Announcements

69th AIR FORCE BALL

 The Airlift/Tanker Association – Tony Janus Chapter is again hosting the 69th Air Force Ball on 9 September, 2016 at the Hilton Downtown Tampa.  Sponsors are always needed to support such an amazing event and allow our Airmen to attend.  For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities – Click Here

 

AFCEAN PELICAN CHAPTER 31ST ANNUAL STEM-EDUCATION PROGRAMS GOLF FUNDRAISER

AFCEA’s Pelican Chapter, located in beautiful Tampa Florida, is a dynamic and vibrant organization with activities geared to keep members involved and engaged. We have a dedicated staff of volunteers that drive this chapter in a direction that is good for its members and its community.

The 600+ member Pelican Chapter distributed scholarships to deserving students in the communications, engineering, and computer science fields of study. We have been pleased to expand this program over the last few years to include scholarship offerings for graduate students, ROTC cadets and enlisted personnel in the local community. Proceeds from our biennial EXPOs, our annual Spring Golf Tournament, and raffles during our monthly luncheons account for our Scholarship Fund. Additionally, we support other non-profit organizations in our local community such as “Operation Warm Heart”, a program helping needy MacDill families and the Hope Children’s Home, a local orphanage.

For Sponsorship Information – Visit the Chapter’s Golf Webpage

 

241st NAVY LEAGUE BALL

USCENTCOM and the Tampa Bay Council of the Navy League (NLUS) are delighted to host the 2016 Navy League Ball.  The event will be held at the spectacular Renaissance International Plaza Hotel on October 21, 2016 with the theme:  AMERICA’S SAILOR, FOR 241 YEARS; TOUGH, BOLD READY.  As a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization, the Tampa Bay Navy League (NLUS) relies on the generosity of our sponsors to fund the numerous programs supported by our organization. Programs that include sponsoring US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, NJROTC Corps, ship commissionings, and various support of our Active Duty Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Service men and women.   For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities available please email:  2016NavyBallInfo@TampaBayNavyLeague.org

 

Hillsborough Community College 4th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS) – 5 November 2016

This annual one day event (during Veterans Day week), provide Veterans, active duty service members, their spouses, and business partners with an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn about and explore the field of entrepreneurship and self-employment, while connecting with other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community resources. Now in its fourth year, the VETS event has served over 1,000 attendees, and community partners. This event is 100% sponsored and is provided at no cost to the attendees.  The symposium features networking in the morning followed by keynote speakers, and a catered lunch. The afternoon revolves around a series of high impact workshops led by subject matter experts on various topics related to entrepreneurship. The capstone event for the day is a “shark tank” Business Pitch Competition, where Veterans pitch their early stage businesses or business ideas for cash prizes.

As with any event, especially an event completely free to our Veterans HCC is in need of sponsorship. Below are the links to VETS sponsor opportunities and the Eventbrite link to the event.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-veterans-entrepreneurship-training-symposium-vets-tickets-25670846192?aff=eac2

SS AMERICAN VICTORY

GOAL:  commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED:  raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service.  Sponsorship Levels:  contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors:  contact Bill Kuzmick at director@americanvictory.org or (813) 228-8766 for more information

 

 

WID

Military Information – 22 July 2016

Spotlight Event:

Join us for the

WIDGTB “Get Informed” Luncheon!

 Featuring:

 Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis, Representing Florida’s 12th Congressional District

Join us for an annual legislative update from Congressman Gus Bilirakis who will share an update on current legislative efforts affecting the defense community. Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis is a Republican from Palm Harbor, representing Florida’s 12th Congressional District, which includes all of Pasco and northern parts of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. He was first elected to Congress on November 7, 2006, and is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. Gus serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee and is Vice-Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He is Chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Task Force for the Republican Policy Committee, Co-Chairman of the Military Veterans Caucus and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus and the Congressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance.

Tuesday, August 2 – 11:30am-1:00pm

The Centre Club – 123 South Westshore Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33609

REGISTER HERE!

Announcements

GOAL:  commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED:  raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service.  Sponsorship Levels:  contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors:  contact Bill Kuzmick at director@americanvictory.org or (813) 228-8766 for more information

 

Hillsborough Community College

4th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS)

This annual one day event (during Veterans Day week), provide Veterans, active duty service members, their spouses, and business partners with an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn about and explore the field of entrepreneurship and self-employment, while connecting with other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community resources. Now in its fourth year, the VETS event has served over 1,000 attendees, and community partners. This event is 100% sponsored and is provided at no cost to the attendees.  The symposium features networking in the morning followed by keynote speakers, and a catered lunch. The afternoon revolves around a series of high impact workshops led by subject matter experts on various topics related to entrepreneurship. The capstone event for the day is a “shark tank” Business Pitch Competition, where Veterans pitch their early stage businesses or business ideas for cash prizes.

As with any event, especially an event completely free to our Veterans HCC is in need of sponsorship. Below are the links to VETS sponsor opportunities and the Eventbrite link to the event.

https://foundation.hccfl.edu/pages/VET-symposium

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-veterans-entrepreneurship-training-symposium-vets-tickets-25670846192?aff=eac2

 

 

WID

Military Information – 30 June 2016

Spotlight Event

Women In Defense Greater Tampa Bay 4th Annual Chapter Charter Celebration!

Join WID GTB on 12 July for our 4th Annual Charter celebration at the Centre Club in Tampa.  Our guest of honor is General Ann E. Dunwoody, the First Female Four Star General.  GEN Dunwoody will share her experiences, leadership style and her book, “A Higher Standard.”  “A Higher Standard” will be available for purchase immediately following GEN Dunwoody’s presentation.  We respectfully request you not bring any books purchased elsewhere. Only books sold at the Charter Celebration on 12 July will be signed by GEN Dunwoody.

Tuesday, July 12, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The Centre Club – 123 South Westshore Blvd.

REGISTER HERE!

Announcements

The National Forensic Science Technology Center (“NFSCTC”) is in need of sponsors and donors for its annual ROTC Cadet Summer Internship Program.

This summer, ROTC Cadets from across the country will attend a rigorous, two-week, one-of-a-kind Biometrics and Forensic Internship at our Largo headquarters. NFSTC has been committed to this program as it truly complements our work and because of this, we have provided this amazing opportunity at no charge to ROTC cadets or the Command since 2009.

This year, more than 80 Cadets applied for the coveted chance to learn skills, tools and techniques that will make them stronger leaders in our nation’s armed forces.  NFSTC looks forward to hosting the class of 2016 July 18 – 29, 2016.

Once again, we have launched a campaign to ask companies and individuals to support this program through sponsorship and donations. Your support shows your commitment to educating future Army leaders through a unique internship experience they do not receive in college and or basic ROTC training.

Learn more about giving opportunities at nfstc.causevox.com, or download information here.

Custom corporate giving opportunities are also available.

NFSTC is proud to support our ROTC Cadets and science and STEM education, and we appreciate our sponsors. We are looking forward to meeting this year’s Cadets!

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GOAL:  commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED:  raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service.  Sponsorship Levels:  contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors:  contact Bill Kuzmick at director@americanvictory.org or (813) 228-8766 for more information

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Hillsborough Community College 4th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS)

This annual one day event (during Veterans Day week), provide Veterans, active duty service members, their spouses, and business partners with an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn about and explore the field of entrepreneurship and self-employment, while connecting with other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community resources. Now in its fourth year, the VETS event has served over 1,000 attendees, and community partners. This event is 100% sponsored and is provided at no cost to the attendees.  The symposium features networking in the morning followed by keynote speakers, and a catered lunch. The afternoon revolves around a series of high impact workshops led by subject matter experts on various topics related to entrepreneurship. The capstone event for the day is a “shark tank” Business Pitch Competition, where Veterans pitch their early stage businesses or business ideas for cash prizes.

As with any event, especially an event completely free to our Veterans HCC is in need of sponsorship. Below are the links to VETS sponsor opportunities and the Eventbrite link to the event.

https://foundation.hccfl.edu/pages/VET-symposium

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-veterans-entrepreneurship-training-symposium-vets-tickets-25670846192?aff=eac2