The Clovis Veterans Memorial District recently hosted a roundtable where members of the organization came together to discuss different events around Clovis.
Primarily, the members met and were kind enough to share separate events with each member under their care.
For example, a few events featured at the table included the annual K9 Events and Awards benefit hosted by Marine Corps League Detachment 14, a Veteran’s Baby Shower in which new parents of veterans are “welcomed into parenthood” and the AMVETS One Leaving No One. Behind efforts to raise awareness about suicide.
Each of these events, as well as others, were brought to the panel for discussion with other veterans and their programs.
Part of the reason behind this roundtable was to provide the opportunity for both giving and volunteering among others and their respective events and co-organizations.
Upcoming events in April for the Veterans Organization include the Buchanan, Clovis, and Clovis West High School Dedication Days, which the Veterans Organization participates in to support students who decide to enlist in the army after high school.
This is in addition to a meeting of the Clovis Veterans Organization Board of Directors taking place on April 14.
In May, there are many events for the Clovis Veterans Organization. Loyalty Day, a Patriots Tribute Dinner, another Veterans Roundtable are in addition to two other signature days in the school district, one for Clovis East and one for Clovis North during the first ten days of May.
Another board meeting, a Spring Fling dance, and the AUSA May concert are other events in May that don’t just revolve around Memorial Day.
For Memorial Day, the Veterans Organization is looking to host the Memorial Day Golf Tournament, a Memorial Day Seniors Run, and a California Highway Patrol car seat event in the Memorial Day shadow of this year which takes place on Monday 30 May.
The roundtable that will take place in April is just one example that the organization hopes to have, and they look forward to future meetings with other veterans who decide to show their support and share their ideas. .
The next round table will take place on May 4, and after this one will take place on June 1, which is every first Wednesday of the month.
The roundtable, however, did not end with facts and lists of dates. After each member spoke about the events they supported, a poem was read and a speech about the importance of the roles these veterans have in the Clovis community was highlighted.
The meeting ended with the idea of ”challenging negativity” and members were asked to “lead with positive attributes”.
The Veterans Roundtable is hosted at the Memorial District and offers a zoom meeting option. To get in touch, go to the Clovis Veterans Memorial District website at cvmdistrict.orgfor more information.