Guide Dogs of America provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada
TEAM EFFORT RESULTS IN SUCCESS
It was a windy sometimes sunny and other times cloudy day when area bikers showed up at “Friends”, a social spot in Havelock, N.C., to participate in a “Poker Run” sponsored by Local Lodge 2297 of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers. The Local has put on multiple events in past years to raise funds for the IAM charity, Guide Dogs of America.
About 45 bike riders set off on a designated route about 1115 a.m. on June 18, 2016. Volunteers from the lodge were at the registration area in front of Friends and at each stop to facilitate the Run. Area merchants and businesses donate prizes that were raffled off for those who dared to take a chance and after the Run the participants enjoyed some barbecue and Chicken as the prizes were drawn and a winner of the Poker Run best hand was announced.
The Chairman of the Event’s Committee along with the Vice President of the Local who is the Chairman of the Guide Dog Fundraising Committee did a magnificent job at coordinating the Run and should be commended for their efforts. Everyone who assisted in the successful effort deserves recognition.
Also participating either as riders or facilitators were two members from Headquarters Staff, Grand Lodge Auditor William Cashion and Director GST Services Carlos San Miguel , Grand Lodge Representative, Joseph Greaser and Anthony Cruz District Lodge 110 DBR as well as other affiliated 110 Lodge Officers played a part.
Lodge 2297 has been unselfishly promoting GDA fundraising projects for over fifteen years and is constantly in the planning stages for future events.
Participants of the Poker Ride doing their thing!
POKER RUN RIDER WINS BIG CASH PRIZE BEST POKER HAND
The June 2016 Poker Run for GDA like many others the Lodge has put on was a roaring success. Thanks to all of you who volunteered, attended, donated prizes, pledged $$$, or helped out in any other way.
We truly are grateful from the bottom of our hearts!
Guide Dogs of America is a non-profit that breeds, raises, and trains dogs to help the blind and visually impaired people live a life of independence. Your support helps us continue to give this gift at-no-charge.
Thank You!! Local Lodge 2297 GDA Promotion Committee A Proud Sponsor of Guide Dogs of America
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