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28 March 2019

 

BIKER WISDOM: If you’re riding lead for the pack, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

BIKERNEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rode house Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30am. Weather permitting, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CYCLES is open in Redmond near the County Fairgrounds. Gary sez: “Now is the time to get your bikes ready: new fluids, tire pressure (or new rubber), clutch adjust, brake pad checks, etc, etc.” FYI: Gary does pickups of bikes at your house & returns after work is done. Call him at 541-316-1593. Ride on…

2019 BIKER EVENTS: 

THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 30 – MEMORIAL RIDE FOR GALEN WISDOM. In 1969 Galen was drafted into the US ARMY and spent one tour of duty in Vietnam on tug boats. After returning stateside, Galen made a career out of the ARMY and served a total of 20 1/2 years. He retired in August of 1989 at the rank of SSgt (E6). Community service at Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, theMadras Police Department as a reserve officer, and assistant chief of the Culver volunteer fire department. Also active member of Redmond VFW, the VFW Military Order of the Cooties, the American Legion, the American Legion Riders, and a member of the Oddfellows. Ride staging at 10:40 am at Terrebonne Thriftway. Service at VFW in Redmond at 12 noon.

THIS SATURDAY – MARCH 30 – BLACK & GOLD SPRING FEVER POKER RUN Sign up at noon @ Hub City Bar & Grill in Redmond: $10 per hand or $15 for 2. Food, fun, fellowship and live music with David Mill & Stones Throw. More info: call Aaron (Double A) 541-550-6845 or aaronmyhra@rocketmail.com

APRIL 3 – 7 – ARIZONA BIKE WEEK Info: http://www.azbikeweek.com/

APRIL 6 – BIKERS GIVE A SHIFT! at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228

NEW POST! APRIL 13 – SPRING CLEAN. High Desert Disciples Chapter of CMA invites riders to meet at Paul Winger home 5245 SW Lynx Ave, Redmond, OR for wash, tighten, polish, inspect, get/give advice, kick tires, etc. to get bikes ready for the season. Lunch provided.  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with short ride afterward, weather permitting. Call Paul Winger 541-598-4470 for more info or pwinger@bendbroadband.com

APRIL 24 – 28 – 37th LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN in Laughlin NV. Info: https://laughlinriverrun.com/

UPDATE – MAY 4 – CMA’s ANNUAL RUN FOR THE SON – All riders welcome!  Stage at Shari’s parking lot in Redmond, 8:30 am, ksu at 8:45.  Stage in Bend 9:15; ksu 9:30 at  Riverwoods Country Store, Baker Rd. west of Hwy 97, exit 143.  Ride to meet with Klamath Falls riders, then to Diamond Lake Lodge for no-host lunch. RSVP pls to advise of attendees: Paul Winger, 541-598-4470 or pwinger@bendbroadband.com

UPDATE – May 8 – FALLEN SOLDIER CART ESCORT departing SeaTac airport on May 8th for California.  Group of riders leaving Central Oregon for SeaTac on the 7th if anyone wants to ride with them.  Official announcement and info coming soon. More info: Len Parsons at madras@vfw12141.org or Rusty Mann at Rmann@Eagleslair.net

UPDATE – MAY 11 – OVMA MOTHERS DAY RUN on Saturday, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. More info: 541-350-0849 orovmatailgunner@yahoo.com

UPDATE – MAY 18 – 1st BLESSING of the BIKES POKER RUN to benefit Veterans @ 52565 Day Road in La Pine. Free breakfast at 8:30, bike blessing at 9:45, first hand out at 10. Hands = $10. Hi hand wins $100. Last hand in at American Legion Hall for lunch and dancing to a 60’s R&R band. Prizes, raffles, fun and more! Benefits Veterans Outreach. Info: 541-771-5995 orrmirrasoul@aol.com

 

MAY 24 – 26 – 18th ANNUAL RUN-A-MUCCA IN WINNEMUCCA, Nevada. Info: http://www.runamucca.com/

May 24 – 26 – NORTH MEETS SOUTH HD RALLY, Eureka, CA. More Info: 541-330-6228

MAY 26 – 32nd ANNIVERSARY of ROLLING THUNDER, Washington, D.C. – (FINAL RUN!) Info: http://www.rollingthunder1.com/

JUNE 1 – RODEHOUSE “DOWN BIKER” RUN in Bend, OR. More info: kinnecallaway@gmail.com

JUNE 7 – 8 – REDWOOD RUN in Garberville, CA. More Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

JUNE 7 – 9 – MAUPIN MADNESS RUN (info TBD)

JUNE 14 – 15 – LIGHTHOUSE RUN Info: http://www.highway101hd.com/–lighthouse-information

UPDATE – JUNE 22 – A.B.A.T.E’s LAKES, ROCKS, AND BRIDGES ride. Info: Bob Wolin at rmwolin@hotmail.com

JULY (TBD) – INDEPENDENCE RALLY in Hollister, CA. More info: www.hollisterindependencerally.com

JULY (TBD) – WROC ‘n ROLL poker run. Brought to us by Women Riders Only Club (WROC). Event is open to all riders and bikes. More info: sin_d2003@yahoo.com

JULY 11 – 14 – HELLS CANYON RALLY. More info: http://www.hellscanyonrally.com/

JULY (TBD) – BIKES & BLUES Rally in Blachly, OR. Info: TBD

JULY 17 – 21 – PENDLETON BIKE WEEK in Pendleton, OR. More info: http://pendletonbikeweek.com/

JULY 18 -21 – ABATE’s 19th ANNUAL RUN 21 “Largest old school rally in The NW” Info: www.run-21.com

AUGUST 2 -11 – 79th ANNUAL STURGIS RALLY. More info: http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/

AUGUST 4 (TBD) – ANIMAL’S GRANDMA HOUSE RUN. More info: Animal at nzwind_2000@msn.com

UPDATE – AUGUST 16 -18 – CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION’S OREGON STATE RALLY at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Madras, Oregon. More info: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885 ctbrd02@gmail.com 

AUGUST 9 – 11 – OVMA/VFW TUFF BUTTS RALLY More Info: 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 5 – 8 – OVMA’s 9-11 RUN. More info: ttt@bendcable.com

UPDATE – September 8: “VETERANS 1ST” Oregon Motorcycle Rally in Salem. info: Veterans 1st Oregon State

UPDATE – SEPT 14 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN Info: rmwolin@hotmail.com

SEPT 25 – 29 – STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 3 – 6 – 19th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

DEC 14 – TOY RUN at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send me an email:sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
Lord, your creation amazes us. You made all things thru Your limitless power, surrounding us with beauty. – Anon.

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22 March 2019

 

HDE,

 

It turns out Robie was right at our meeting when he said the Bend VFW had a conflict and could not host us, so Bill Kenyon has secured the Bend Elks Lodge for our meeting and dinner, same time and date.

 

The state meeting and dinner will be held at the Bend Elks Lodge, Boyd Acres Rd, on Saturday, 13 April. Tentative Schedule is: Meeting at 4 pm, Cocktail hour 5pm, and Dinner beginning at 6pm.  Usually, dinner for members is paid by State and you are responsible to pay for your guests at the door but I don’t have the official word on it. Dinner will be $26 a plate, and of course, your bar tab is your problem.

 

We need RSVPs for the dinner. The choice is Prime Rib or Roasted Chicken, so please reply with how many of each you would like. You can reply to this e-mail, text my cell 541 390-2877, or call me.  The list is below, if you are not on it and want to be, let me know. If you are on it, and there is a question mark by your name, then you didn’t tell me what you wanted to eat.

 

By the way, Nominations for State offices will be open at the beginning of the meeting, and the vote will occur at the end. Results will be announced during Dinner.

 

Ray Rose

HDE Secretary
Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association 
(541) 390-2877  cell

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11 March 2019

BIKER WISDOM: You will remember your keys are in your pocket after you put your gloves on.

BIKERNEWS:

EVERY SUNDAY! Rode house Ministry – A church custom-built for bikers! RodeHouse is now meeting at Wildhorse HD every Sunday at 9:30am. Weather permitting, the “RoadServices” rides to different destinations. To know what’s happening on Sundays, keep in contact with Chaplain Kinne at kinnecallaway@gmail.com or 541-508-6039 or the RodeHouse web site: www.therodehouse.com

Gary Franklin’s STEELHEAD CYCLES is open in Redmond near the County Fairgrounds. Gary sez: “Pray for Spring!” Now is the time to get your bikes ready. Be ahead of the pack and not stuck in the back of the line! FYI: Gary does pickups of bikes at your house & returns after work is done. Call him at 541-316-1593. Ride on…

2019 BIKER EVENTS:THIS WEEKEND! – MARCH 15-16 – SEASONS OF REFRESHING by Christian Motorcyclists Assn @ Community of Hope Church 27817 SW Stafford Rd Wilsonville, OR. Info: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885 or ctbrd02@gmail.com Registration: http://cmanwr1.org/OR/seasons-of-refreshing-form.aspx

UPDATE – MARCH 30 – BLACK & GOLD SPRING FEVER POKER RUN Sign up at noon @ Hub City Bar & Grill in Redmond: $10 per hand or $15 for 2. Food, fun, fellowship and live music with David Mill & Stones Throw. More info: call Aaron (Double A) 541-550-6845 or aaronmyhra@rocketmail.com

APRIL 3 – 7 – ARIZONA BIKE WEEK Info: http://www.azbikeweek.com/

APRIL 6 – BIKERS GIVE A SHIFT! at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228

APRIL 24 – 28 – 37th LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN in Laughlin NV. Info: https://laughlinriverrun.com/

UPDATE – MAY 4 – RUN FOR THE SON – organized by Christian Motorcyclists Association. Info: TBD

UPDATE – May 8 – FALLEN SOLDIER CART ESCORT departing SeaTac airport on May 8th for Cailifornia.  Group of riders leaving Central Oregon for SeaTac on the 7th if anyone wants to ride with them.  Official announcement and info coming soon. More info: Len Parsons at madras@vfw12141.org or Rusty Mann at Rmann@Eagleslair.net

UPDATE – MAY 11 – OVMA MOTHERS DAY RUN on Saturday, the day BEFORE Mother’s Day. More info: coming soon…

UPDATE – MAY 18 – 1st BLESSING of the BIKES POKER RUN to benefit Veterans @ 52565 Day Road in La Pine. Free breakfast at 8:30, blessing of bikes at 9:45, first hand out at 10 am. Hands = $10. Hi hand wins $100. Last hand in at American Legion Hall for lunch and dancing to a jenuwine 60’s R&R band. Prizes, raffles, fun and more! Benefits Veterans Outreach. Info: 541-771-5995 or rmirrasoul@aol.com

 

MAY 24 – 26 – 18th ANNUAL RUN-A-MUCCA IN WINNEMUCCA, Nevada. Info: http://www.runamucca.com/

May 24 – 26 – “NORTH MEETS SOUTH” HARLEY-DAVIDSON RALLY, Eureka, CA. More Info: 541-330-6228

MAY 26 – 32nd ANNIVERSARY of ROLLING THUNDER, Washington, D.C. – (FINAL RUN!) Info: http://www.rollingthunder1.com/

JUNE 1 – RODEHOUSE “DOWN BIKER” RUN in Bend, OR. More info: kinnecallaway@gmail.com

JUNE 7 – 8 – REDWOOD RUN in Garberville, CA. More Info: http://www.redwoodrun.org/

JUNE 7 – 9 – MAUPIN MADNESS RUN (info TBD)

JUNE 14 – 15 – LIGHTHOUSE RUN Info: http://www.highway101hd.com/–lighthouse-information

UPDATE – JUNE 22 – A.B.A.T.E’s LAKES, ROCKS, AND BRIDGES ride. Info: Bob Wolin at rmwolin@hotmail.com

JULY (TBD) – INDEPENDENCE RALLY in Hollister, CA. More info: www.hollisterindependencerally.com

JULY (TBD) – WROC ‘n ROLL poker run. Brought to us by Women Riders Only Club (WROC). Event is open to all riders and bikes. More info: sin_d2003@yahoo.com

JULY 11 – 14 – HELLS CANYON RALLY. More info: http://www.hellscanyonrally.com/

JULY (TBD) – BIKES & BLUES Rally in Blachly, OR. Info: TBD

JULY 17 – 21 – PENDLETON BIKE WEEK in Pendleton, OR. More info: http://pendletonbikeweek.com/

JULY 18 -21 – ABATE’s 19th ANNUAL RUN 21 “Largest old school rally in The NW” Info: www.run-21.com

AUGUST 2 -11 – 79th ANNUAL STURGIS RALLY. More info: http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/

AUGUST 4 (TBD) – ANIMAL’S GRANDMA HOUSE RUN. More info: Animal at nzwind_2000@msn.com

UPDATE – AUGUST 16 -18 – CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION’S OREGON STATE RALLY at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Madras. Info: Cliff Roper at 503-539-8885 or ctbrd02@gmail.com 

AUGUST 9 – 11 – OVMA/VFW TUFF BUTTS RALLY More Info: 75crazyhorse69@gmail.com

SEPT 5 – 8 – OVMA’s 9-11 RUN. More info: ttt@bendcable.com

UPDATE – September 8 – “VETERANS 1ST” Oregon State Motorcycle Rally in Salem. More info: Veterans 1st Oregon Sta

UPDATE – SEPT 14 – ABATE’s TEDDY BEAR RUN Info: rmwolin@hotmail.com

SEPT 25 – 29 – STREET VIBRATIONS® FALL RALLY in Reno, Sparks, & Virginia City, NV. Info: http://www.road-shows.com/street_vibrations.php

OCT 3 – 6 – 19th ANNUAL LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST. More info: www.lasvegasbikefest.com

DEC 14 – TOY RUN at Wildhorse HD. More info: 541-330-6228.

WANT TO SEE YOUR RUN or M/C EVENT here? Postings are free! Send me an email:sgwilkes73@gmail.com

Steve Wilkes
Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, your eyes, and your smile. – Mother Teresa

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08 March 2019

CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCIL

VETERAN EVENTS
3-7-19

Next Week – WEDNESDAY – March 13 – CENTRAL OREGON VETERANS COUNCILmeeting at 1400 at VFW REDMOND on Veterans Way in Redmond. Discussion topics: 1) House Bill 303: Stop deduction of disability pay from retirement pay; and 2) House Bill 1112: will forbid weapon ownership for many of our Veterans that have been diagnosed with a service-connected mental health condition (such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD).

NEW POST – MARCH 15 in HISTORY – On this day in 1919, The American Legion formed in Paris, France, at the American Officers Club (March 15) and Cirque de Paris (March 17).HAPPY 100th ANNIVERSARY!!

March 30 – SPAGHETTI DINNER – Madras VFW post will once again be hosting a FREEspaghetti dinner on March 30th. Open to the public, the entire community is invited to attend. Organizations that provide support to our Veteran community are encouraged to set up a booth or table promoting your organization. More info: Len Parsons, Quartermaster, VFW Post 12141 Madras, OO, 541-980-9474 or madras@vfw12141.org

April 22 – VETERANS LISTENING SESSION and VBA CLAIMS CLINIC from 4 pm to 6 pm atVFW Redmond, 491 SW Veterans Way in Redmond. One-on-One Meetings, Enrollment, Women’s Health, Suicide Prevention, Transition Planning, and much more. VSOs will be provided tables upon request. More info: 503-808-1920 or vhapor-publicaffairs@med.va.gov

April 27 – 4th ANNUAL WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS PARADE & EXPO 2019 in Warm Springs, OR. 10 am: Parade; 11 – 5 pm: Meal & Honor ceremony + Silent Auction + Mini Powwow. Pre-register at www.wsala48.org or 541-460-8212.

MID-LATE APRIL 2019 – Auction by Veterans FOR Veterans in Redmond. Mike Williams is the “Trail Boss” for this event and is seeking donations and volunteers. Contact Mike at 541-912-1962 or email to: spinflow12@gmail.com

NEW POST – May 18 – TRAUMA CONFERENCE in Bend. More info: Cheryl Mils 541-640-0597 or haelenhouse@gmail.com

May 26 – 2019 BBQ & CAR SHOW presented by Battle Buddies of Central Oregon, @ Bend Elks Lodge, 63120 Boyd Acres Road, Bend. Best Stock, Best Custom, Best Vintage, Best Lowrider, etc, raffle prizes, silent auction, and PIN-UP contest! Info: Kristina at 541-390-7587 or cobattlebuddy@gmail.com

May 29 – 31 – OREGON CONFERENCE on OPIOIDS, PAIN, + ADDICTION TREATMENT at the Riverhouse, Bend, OR. For more info, or to be a conference sponsor, contact Elizabeth White, Lines for Life at 503-244-5211 or elizabethw@linesforlife.org

June 20 – VETERANS EXPO & BBQ on Thursday, June 20th from 10:00 am -2:00 pm in Madras at the Senior Center. This will be a free family-friendly event to educate the community on Veterans’ events, issues, and benefits. Lunch and entertainment will be provided. Your organization invited to set up a table and advertise what your agency has to offer. Set up will be both indoors (tables & chairs provided) and outdoors (you provide your own table, we supply chairs). Please indicate your preference. More info: Laura Moore or Kayla Goodman at541-475-5228.

Mark your calendars! August 3 – 4: VIETNAM TRAVELING WALL visits Bend. More details to come…

NEW POST! September 8 – “VETERANS 1ST” Oregon State Rally in Salem. More info:Veterans 1st Oregon State

JOB OPPORTUNITIES for VETERANS!

(STILL OPEN!) JROTC INSTRUCTOR JOB – MADRAS HS in JEFFERSON COUNTY. Info:https://jeffersonco.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1637

JOB OPENING for VETERAN’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST in Madras. See attached job description.

LOOKING for a JOB? “Veterans Ascend” is a new Veteran employment organization that is helping Veterans connect with employers. No resume required. This is a free service for Veterans. All Veterans need to do is visit the website www.veteransascend.com and take 5-10 minutes to complete a profile.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for VETERANS!

C.O. VETERAN COUNCIL STILL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! Need volunteers for FaceBook & other social media, event planning, web site and more. To volunteer & get info:pam.mindt@gmail.com or sgwilkes73@gmail.com

C.O. VETERANS RANCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS — more info: Central Oregon Veterans Ranch, 65920 61st Street, Bend, Oregon 97703 PH: 541-706-9062 oraperry@centraloregonveteransranch.org

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to work with Veterans in Clackamas, Deschutes and Polk counties who may not be aware of the state, county and federal benefits they qualify for or how to access them. Anyone who enjoys working with veterans and the aging population is encouraged to apply. For more information, please visitoregonvetvolunteer.com or contact Veteran Volunteer Coordinator Mark Newell at 503-373-2057 or veteranvolunteer@odva.state.or.us. 
ALZHEIMER’s ASSOCIATION is seeking volunteers to grow their team of passionate volunteers. There are opportunities available for everyone! More info: Kaitlyn Bertholet at Central Oregon Regional Coordinator, phone 541-317-3977 or https://alz.org/orswwa

DAV SHUTTLE VAN NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS! Volunteers needed to drive Veterans to Portland VA Medical Center and to clinics in Bend for medical appointments. No special license needed, DAV pays for gas & lunch for driver. Contact Paul DeWitt at 541-647-2363 orpauldewitt@bendbroadband.com

Ernie Tafalla, Veterans Outreach Coordinator for PARTNERS IN CARE is looking for Veterans to be part of a Vet2vet Hospice Volunteer Program, providing veterans on hospice service with camaraderie, companionship and more. Info: Ernie Tafalla: emailerniet@partnersbend.org or 541-749-0492.

Transition at HOSPICE OF REDMOND needs Veteran volunteers to assist Veterans during their final days. Info: 541-548-7483 or transitions@hospiceofredmond.org

PRACTICAL NEWS FOR VETERANS

THE VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT collects & preserves personal stories and other documents from America’s War Veterans. If you know of a Veteran or you are a Veteran that wants a story to be preserved at Library of Congress, visit: http://www.loc.gov/vets/kit.html(BIG thanks to Laura Moore, VSO, Madras)

AGENT ORANGE – David A. Butler, PhD, wrote a paper a few years back about Agent Orange that talks about how the health effects of dioxin exposure were first isolated. It’s entitled “Connections: The Early History of Scientific and Medical Research on Agent Orange” and it can be read or downloaded from a link:https://brooklynworks.brooklaw.edu/jlp/vol13/iss2/3/.

Another source for info re: AGENT ORANGE. Especially for Vietnam Veterans:https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/publications/agent-orange/agent-orange-2018/index.asp

NEIGHBORIMPACT PROGRAMS THAT CAN HELP VETERANS: Energy Conservation Assistance, Home Weatherization Grants, Home Financing, Child Care, Financial Coaching, Homebuyer Workshops, Credit & Budgeting Training, Food Pantries, and more. Info: Becca Hitt, Outreach Specialist, 541-548-2380, ext. 159 or beccah@neighborimpact.org

COVO STILL NEEDS WINTER DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS VETS & OTHERS: Blankets, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, heavy (wool) socks, boots, propane, long johns, coats, sweaters, hygiene supplies, infant & baby supplies, tarps, stoves, lights, and (new) batteries. Donate cold weather gear at 61510 S. HWY 97, Bend. More info: 541-383-2793.VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – CARING FOR TROOPS has been gathering items and shipping care packages to deployed troops from Central Oregon. Caring For Troops (CFT) is Central Oregon’s support organization for locally connected men and women serving overseas in the United States military. CFT is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. If you would like to volunteer and/or help out, contact CFT at www.caringfortroops.com

VETERAN SERVICES OFFICER coming to Warm Springs! This summer, there may be a grand opening for Warm Springs Veterans Service Office. Stay tuned.

RED CROSS HELPS VETERANS! The Red Cross offers many programs that can help Veterans and their families :
Mind Body Workshops https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/deployment-services/mind-body-workshops.html
Reconnection Workshops https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/deployment-services/register-reconnection-workshops.
Financial Assistance for Military families https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/financial-assistance.html
FUNERAL PLANNING GUIDE for VETERANS – https://www.lhlic.com/consumer-resources/funeral-planning-for-veterans/

Send your Veterans info to: Steve Wilkes, C.O. Veterans Council, at sgwilkes73@gmail.com


Steve Wilkes
Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, your eyes, and your smile. – Mother Teresa