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Good Samariton Bowl Silent Auction Event May 4-5, 2014 was a Success
The Brainerd Area Good Samariton Bowl and Silent auction event was a great success. The veterans resource center had 4 different silent auction collections that were bidded on during the event. All items were donated to the center to raise money to enhance the quality of life of our veterans and their families. Companies involved were, Built Werks Construction Company, Maddens, Breezy Point, Craigun's, Fleet Farm, Rafferty's and Brekken's were part of our community support. We also had a faculty and student who made beautiful items for us to use on the auction. CLC student Zach Korwin-Kuczyski made a beautiful pearl harbor piece, USS Arizona. The individual who bought the piece, had a tremendous story of a client he has who fought at Pearl Harbor. This work of art will bring great meaning to that veteran. Paul Bremmer one of CLC's Welding Faculty, created a magnificant Eagle iron piece and a fallen Soldier iron art work. Paul and one of his students who is a veteran at our college, Shawn Harper, have created meaningful and beautiful signs, door stops, and art for the center to further enhance the welcoming atmosphere we provide.

Veterans were able to bowl on Monday night at Jack's house for free, enjoy beverages, snacks, prizes and most importantly having stress free fun with other veterans. The CLC veterans proudly represented the Brainerd Elks, who are committed to bringing veterans together and improving the lives of our learners at the CLC veterans center.

Thank you to all who were involved with this wonderful event.

Graduation reminders
If you are graduating this semester, don't forget to apply for graduation.

Priority Registration Reminder for Veterans and Dependents
If you have not yet enrolled in summer and fall courses, please do so very soon to get priority registration.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fund Raiser
Anyone who eats at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Baxter, can help raise funds for the CLC Veterans Center. All you need to do is present your team advantage card, or let the waitress know you are supporting the CLC Veterans Club Team B. Help us be the winners of this event and raise money to offer great services for our veterans, service members and their families.

Veterans PTSD and Mental Health Groups at CLC
Every Tuesday at 10:00 at the CLC Brainerd Campus Veterans Center we invite students and community veterans and dependents to join us for an hour group meeting to build networks and relationships among our veterans and dependents. You do not have to have PTSD or a mental health issue to be part of this group.

There is also a group that meets every Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 pm at the CLC Brainerd Campus Veterans Center. This group meets to build friendships, talk and have a hot meal. Veterans and dependents from the community and school are encouraged to join in on a fun evening of collaboration and relationship building.

Attention Army Service Members!!!!

Changes to Army Federal Tuition Assistance IMPORTANT!!!!!
The FTA changes should be announced today (December 2) to all Soldiers and Educational institutions. 

The changes are pretty significant:

1) Soldiers must complete 1 year of service after AIT, OCS or BOLC before they are eligible to use FTA.
-We estimate this will affect around 200 Soldiers per year.

2) Soldiers will be capped at 16 semester hours per FY (not per semester). Note: this is a change from previous communications.

-We estimate this will affect around 650 Soldiers per year.

3) If a Soldier has used FTA for any degree they cannot use FTA for a professional degree until they have 10 years TIS

-We estimate this will affect around 2 Soldiers per year.

4) Our understanding is there will NOT be any students grandfathered.

 

Get to know some of our community veterans and have supper.
Every Thursday at the Veterans Resource Center in Brainerd, a group of community veterans visit the center. We have soup, snacks, coffee and talk. Some spouses and children also join us and would love to have more interaction with our students. This is another way to relate and talk with people who have been through many of the same experiences our veterans, service members and families have gone through. The time is 5:00 - 7:00 pm every Tuesday.

Join the Veterans Club
Become part of the CLC Veterans club! We meet every Tuesday at 10:00 am at the Veterans Resource Center. Its a great way to get to know other people, help enhance the educational journey of our veterans, their depentents and currently serving survice members. We do fundraising, family events, bowling, paint ball, veterans day programs, and most of all have a lot of fun. Be part of team/family.

CLC Club Challenge
Please stop by the Veterans Resource Center and sign up for some fun events for the CLC Club Challenge.

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