General Membership Meeting and JROTC Scholarship Awards Luncheon
May 18, 2018
The fourth annual JROTC Scholarship Awards Luncheon included the presentation of seven scholarships as follows: The $2,000 Bill Dadek Memorial Scholarship to Cadet Zachary A. Hunter of Terry Sanford HS, Fayetteville, NC; the $1,500 Dr. Arlie R. Smith Scholarship to Cadet Andrea Little, of E.E. Smith HS, Fayetteville, NC; $1,500 CFC Scholarships to Cadet Ariel Allbrooks and Cadet Jeshaiah Moore of Lumberton HS, Lumberton, NC; Cadet Glenda Torres, Clinton HS, Clinton, NC; Cadet William Harris and Cadet Natalia Morales, Terry Sanford HS, Fayetteville, NC.
Taking part in the presentation of scholarships to the JROTC cadets included: The Honorable John Szoka, NC State Representative for the 45th District and the keynote speaker for the event, and Chapter President Chavez.
Mrs. Maureen Dadek presented the 2018 Bill Dadek Memorial JROTC Scholarship plaque to Cadet Hunter.
Scholarship recipients were accompanied by parents, family members, ROTC instructors, school principals or their representatives, too numerous to list here.
Marv Gordner was welcomed as a new chapter member; John Szoka, Jon Pendell and LeShawn Langford as first-time meeting attendees.
Steve Mannell was the winner of the 50/50 drawing and donated his half of the proceeds to the scholarship fund; total taken in was $166. George Bond was the winner of a $50 gift certificate donated by The Mash House Restaurant.
Chaplain Tim Atkinson, assisted by Helene Smith, sang beautiful renditions of the National Anthem and God Bless America. Both were presented certificates of appreciation by President Chavez for their performances at chapter meeting during 2017.
Copy of the event program can be viewed at download below.