Veterans’ Outreach first 2023 Special Event was a humbling success. “Tine Time” was something we had never done, and we are so grateful for the support from our attendees and sponsors. 100% of those funds will go to our mission, helping our vets in need! We don’t receive a penny of Government funds. We are 29 years in the making and helping veterans hundreds of thousands of times.
This Event was made possible by a local patriot, who remains anonymous. He had a down payment for the space at the swanky Lake Club, by Poland, Ohio for a special event in his life that was cancelled because of Covid. He decided to donate his deposit to Veterans’ Outreach to host an event for veterans aid and awareness.
The Event was a Valentine Dinner Dance, we called the “The Tine Time”. Tine has many meanings like PURE, God is Abundance, etc…little did we know! We wanted this event to be for everyone, not a sweetheart occasion, but a time to celebrate love, friendship, and veterans. We asked our 4-year-old grandson if he had an idea for the Event’s name since we were stumped. We offered him a bunch of options and he looked at us like we were off our rocker and said “You’re a Tine”. It stuck and the name “Tine Time” was adopted, coming from the mouth of the babes.
The room was beautifully decorated, the games and auctions were intriguing, the food was delightful, and the premier of the six piece Leather and Lace Dance Band was fun and fantastic! There was a basket auction, 50/50, Poker, and a Silent Auction. Everyone had a blast of a time. The only sour note came from my wife, Teri, who developed laryngitis and wasn’t even able to whisper. She smiled pretty and kept things in order without a word. I am so proud of her, voted as one of 2022’s “Most Remarkable Woman” and then during Veterans’ Day week, honored with the “Hometown Hero” award along with Veterans’ Outreach!
There were four types of appetizers passed by the wait staff. There were three entrees, four or five sides, and cakes for dessert! The band came together after my suggestion that I would like a bigger presence for the Lake Club. Jennifer Cancio, the band’s leader, pulled together three more musicians and it seemed like they’d been together for a long time. The band enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to pursue more jobs together.
We have many other events happening this year, next is the “Stars and Strikes” Bowling Tournament in April. We hope you’ll be able join us whether as a player or a sponsor. All proceeds benefit local veterans.
Veteransoutreach.org is our site. We are very active on Facebook. We publish a monthly newsletter…to keep you up to date of the many services that are helping our veterans in need. If you would like to get involved, become a sponsor/donor, volunteer, partner, developer, or just a veteran loving patriot, please let us know.
We have operations Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Kentucky, Florida, and Alabama. We have a big footprint and looking forward in helping grow into other states as well! Funds raised stay in the state they originated from.
God Bless our nation and our veterans that volunteer to protect it!
We must respectfully serve and honor them today and every day.
John Ely, President