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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…

Support Our Troops Veterans Day activities

The SOT Christmas tree

Charles Runner, President, Support Our Troops Veterans Day Ceremony: The Veterans Day ceremony at the Robson Ranch Veterans Park will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, and will last about 30 minutes. Veterans honored on bricks and benches donated during the fall Brick Drive will be recognized at the ceremony. Silent Auction: The…

SOT Silent Auction

Charles Runner, President Support Our Troops The 2015 Support Our Troops Silent Auction solicitation drive is now underway. The Veterans Day auction is our major annual fundraising event. One hundred percent of all funds raised by SOT go directly to our mission of providing for the “material, physical and emotional needs of our military men…

Support Our Troops news

Eric Maddox with Barbara and Charles Runner

Charles Runner, President, Support Our Troops On June 20, SOT was honored to have Eric Maddox as a guest at our meeting. Eric, who is a relative of Robson Ranch residents Bill and Avanell Patton, served in the U.S. Army from 1994 to 2004 as an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne and as a linguist.…

180 US Flag median display at Robson Ranch

The flag crew

Sam Goodrich Ever wonder how 180 U.S. flags magically appear in the median at Robson Ranch on designated national flag flying holidays? Here is the story. A few days before each display event a small group of dedicated Support Our Troops volunteers called the set-up crew begins the process by carefully inspecting the status of…

Exit 79 free concerts for Support Our Troops

Charles Runner,  President Support Our Troops The popular Exit 79 Band, a group formed at Robson Ranch, is taking music to the streets of Robson Ranch with four free concerts for friends, neighbors and a very worthy cause. The “Tour” will bring 60s-70s rock ‘n roll music to the neighborhoods of our community! Besides wonderful…

Support Our Troops news – March 2015

Support Our Troops meeting

Charles Runner, President On February 21, it was standing room only at the Support Our Troops monthly meeting. President Charles Runner welcomed over 60 members and guests and passed on news from the troops that SOT supports. He also reported on the Support team’s February shipments to deployed personnel that included 28 boxes of comfort…