Thursday, April 22, 2010

Citizen-Soldier of the Year Event Announced

The Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee (MAC) will join with the Kiwanis Club of Tacoma in presenting the 29th annual Howard O. Scott Citizen-Soldier of the Year.

The Scott Citizen-Soldier of the Year is a premier MAC event recognizing the civic contributions of our Citizen-Soldiers (Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen). Please come and help us with this celebration and this recognition.

Host: Kiwanis Club of Tacoma
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 4, 11:45 a.m – 1:15 p.m.
Place: Pacific Grill Events Center, 1530 Pacific Ave., Tacoma 98402
Price: Luncheon choices with a range of prices.
RSVP: DUE 12 noon, May 3. (Monday)
Register: Monique Shields, 253.627.2175 or online.


Col. Jerome Penner, III Commander, Madigan Army Medical Center.

Col. Penner is confirmed as speaker to current events at MAMC, new programming and services or changes recently happened or anticipated.

With a military beneficiary population encompassing a six-state region, Madigan Army Medical Center continues to be one of the busiest hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. Occupying more than 120 acres of land, this four-building structure is located at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, WA.

There are approximately 160,000 Soldiers, family members and military retirees residing in Madigan's 40-mile catchment area. Madigan's phenomenal health care mission is executed by nearly 4,000 staff members, which include hundreds of civilian and military doctors, nurses, residents, interns and fellows.

Please help acknowledge our thanks to our citizen-soldiers by attending this event.

The award is sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Each year, the Citizen-Soldier Award memorializes Howard Scott who grew up in Tacoma and served the nation when called upon during World War II- as part of America's Greatest Generation. He returned to succeed as a banker in Tacoma - giving of his time to community service organizations, believing and enjoying this in his belief that doing so is one's responsibility.

P.S.: If you wish to be a member of the Selection Panel, call Gary Brackett at 253-627-2175 immediately or by email. The Selection Panel meeting Monday, April 26, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Chamber offices, 950 Pacific Ave., Ste. 300, Tacoma 98402.


VOB Award Announced
A new award category honoring “veteran-owned businesses” has been added to the Chamber’s annual Spotlight! On Business Awards. This annual event, held June 22, showcases the accomplishments and civic contributions Pierce County businesses make to our community. Nominations may be submitted to the Chamber year ‘round. For more information, contact Judy Singley at the Chamber, 253.627.2175.

The Chamber’s newest blog: C-9 Blog, focuses on the armed forces and civilian relationships, with an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. Please visit and subscribe to this free information source.
Evergreen Fleet Cruise June 16

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