January Newsletter

Ready, Set, Here We Go!

Our goal is to publish this digital newsletter monthly to our team members, sponsors, donors, volunteers, veterans groups, community leaders, and avid supporters about recent accomplishments and future events that will impact our mission. We are gearing up for a year that will encompass recruitment and team-building, site inspections and selection, fundraising, special events, sponsor acquisition, and brand development.

Roll call for AFWMF leadership as of January 15, 2018

Jack Rush, Acting Executive Director
Mike Prevou, Director of Operations
Jack Barnes, President, Board Member
Randy Johnson, Treasurer
Carl Little, Member at Large
Brad Hilton, Technology Advisor
Jim Potoski, Public Relations/Marketing
Jennifer Dessert, Administrative Coordinator

Monthly Meet and Greets

On the second Wednesday of each month, the leadership team will host evening Meet and Greet events in different Kansas City locations as a way of spreading the word about our mission and building interest with attendees about joining the team.

On Wednesday, January 10, Mike Prevou led the first meet-and-greet at Country Club Bank in Leavenworth, KS. “We had 16 people attend, an excellent turnout,” said Prevou. “We had several volunteers sign up right off the bat. We also got the names of other attendees who expressed interest in specific volunteer roles at upcoming events. Our goal for January to April is to build our team, develop our business processes, and engage as many of the Veterans Service Organizations and community leaders as possible to get their input and endorsements.”

Also on Wednesday, January 10, Acting Executive Director Jack Rush attended the Greater Kansas City USAA Chapter Purple Connection meeting at the GRID collaborative workspace in Overland Park. “I had a chance to interact with a number of local Veteran Service Organizations that were in attendance,” said Rush. “The focus of the evening was how to help veterans reconnect in the workplace or participate in team activities with other veterans. Making presentations were Veterans Writing Workshop, Team Rubicon, and Warriors’ Ascent.”