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Featherheads donate to SOT

Left to right: Mike Hoernemann, Doyle Hicks, Roger Wells and Jim Downer

Sam Goodrich The Featherheads made a surprise visit to the monthly Support Our Troops meeting in July. Featherheads spokesman Doyle Hicks, accompanied by fellow Featherheads Roger Wells and Jim Downer, presented new SOT president Mike Hoernemann with a cash donation of $1,221. The Featherheads are a generous, informal group of Robson Ranch golfers who play…

Honoring those who served

Honored Robson Ranch Veterans on Memorial Day

Kathleen Wazny Memorial Day, a day of remembrance and honor. A day of raising the flag and remembering those who died defending it. Robson Ranch is home to hundreds of veterans. All branches of service are represented here, and many of the hundreds and hundreds are combat veterans. Robson Ranch Support Our Troops hosted a…

Fidelity SOT Charity Golf – more record fundraising

2016 SOT Golf Military Guests

Sam Goodrich Last month’s Fidelity Support Our Troops charity golf tournament continued the string of record fundraising. While the 2016 tournament field was slightly smaller than 2015 (122 participants including 29 military), charity fundraising increased from the record $18,000 made last year to a new record of $19,258 at this year’s tournament. Out of the…

SOT honors Robson Ranch Military

Armed Forces Day flag display volunteers

Sam Goodrich On Armed Forces Day, 20 Support Our Troops flag display volunteers placed 180 American flags on the median of Ed Robson Blvd all the way to the Robson Ranch Clubhouse. The display honored not just the 75 relatives of Robson Ranch residents serving in the military but also all members of every military…

News from Support Our Troops

A 37mm shell from WWI; Photo by Charles Runner

Charles Runner, President, Support Our Troops During the holidays we had multiple relatives of Robson Ranch residents deployed to combat zones, and we anticipate more in the coming months. January is usually a “gray” month for the troops following the holidays. The SOT Support Team did its best to brighten the day by shipping double…

Support Our Troops News

Charles Runner, President November and early December were very busy times for Support Our Troops members. The support teams were described as “energizer bunnies” as they shopped, packed and shipped 73 boxes of items to personnel deployed overseas. The shipments included comfort items, snacks, candies, electronic games, tee shirts, i-Pads for those deployed in combat…

Support Our Troops silent auction

Main auction area

Charles Runner Preparations for the Silent Auction began before summer with SOT members developing lists of potential donors they wished to contact. Members also signed up to work the auction table in the Clubhouse for the four weeks preceding the auction as well as setup duties on November 10, working the 11-hour auction on Veterans…

Honoring our veterans

Honor Guard, left to right: Dave Eckberg, Sam Goodrich, Steve Russell, Mike Sabo and Quinn Sowell

Charles Runner Despite an ominous weather forecast, the Robson Ranch Veterans Day Ceremony was sunny with shirt-sleeve weather. Over 150 residents and guests gathered at the Veterans Park. Bill and Carol Rauhauser serenaded them with patriotic songs before the ceremony. SOT President Charles Runner welcomed the guests and provided a history of the Vietnam War.…

Featherheads donate $1,621 to Support Our Troops

Sam Goodrich There were lots of smiling faces September 26 at the monthly meeting of the Support Our Troops organization as the Featherheads presented Support Our Troops president Chuck Runner with a cash donation of $1,621. The Featherheads is an informal group of generous Robson Ranch golfers who donate to SOT every time their group…