VETERANS HELPING VETERANS
On Monday, December 23, 2013, the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club Int., Inc. met with local officials at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, IA, Monday, to drop off the club’s annual donation. The donation of $2,420, calendars, gloves and other items is done as a memorial to Lance Corporal Darwin Judge, a Marine from Marshalltown that was one of the last two US Service Members that were killed in Vietnam. Aimee Deimerly-Snyder, the IVH’s Volunteer Coordinator, said the donations mean a lot to the residents. The financial donation will go to support a wide range of activities for the residents. The Iowa Veterans Home Commandant Jodi Tymeson, was there to receive the donations.
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club Int., Inc. were joined by representatives from John Deere to present the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown Iowa with a financial donation of $2,919 along with many other much needed items. This is the first time John Deere Financial has partnered with the LMCI Heartland Chapter and the IVH. Our hope is that it will be a partnership that continues to grow annually. This donation along with additional items has pushed us over $6,000 in donated support and items for the residents at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, IA. Along with the Annual Spring Carnival, we hope to continue our work with such a great institution.
From left to right....Chops, OC, IVH Volunteer Coordinator Amy Deimerly-Synder, Andrea Dietrich (John Deere Financial), Jina Young (John Deere Financial), IVH Commandant Tymeson, Wiels,
The Heartland Chapter & friends were once again in attendance to the Spring Carnival for the residents of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown on Saturday, April 19. It seems to get busier each year and our help is more important as well. All the members and friends had a great day helping the residents through the games and getting to know some of them. The spring carnival is one of many events for the 600+ veteran residents and their families at the facility. Each week, the IVH holds some
Iowa Veterans Home Spring Carnival - April 19, 2014
Heartland Chapter's main fund raiser is underway. Raffle tickets are $5 each with the grand prize of $500 in cash awarded at a drawing to be held on the Marine Corps Birthday, November 10, 2014.
Need not be present to win. Please contact a Leatherneck member to purchase your tickets.
Raffle Tickets on Sale NOW - dtd 2/1/2014
Our friends Andrea and Jina from John Deere Financial, along with some of the ladies of the Leathernecks for the festivities.
event for the residents to participate in. From speaking with the old fellows we met that day, they really like the music concerts put on my local bands. Country western is a local favorite.
If you're interested in volunteering at the Iowa Veterans Home, contact the Volunteer Services at 1-800-645-4591.
2014 Iowa Veterans Home Donation - December 23rd, 2015
The Heartland Chapter in partnership with John Deere Financial donated $7500 to the Iowa Veterans Home in December. This was the largest donation yet, made by the Motorcycle Club. The annual Darwin Judge fundraiser was a great success and this year being even larger with the partnership of John Deere Financial. The financial group donates funds through the Heartland Chapter that were raised during their annual Veterans Week festivities held at the Ankey office location. This year Wiels and Chops were invited to give a presentation about the Leathernecks MC and our mission.
The Heartland Chapter looks forward to a long relationship with John Deere Financial and will continue to support the Iowa Veterans Home as in years past, but will look to expand our support in 2015.
Heartland Chapter Clubhouse - January 2015
The Heartland Chapter of the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club acquired a location for their very own clubhouse. In late 2014, talks began regarding setting up a clubhouse that would be open to the public to raise additional funds for their Veterans' causes. With the help of the building owner, Larry 'Willard' Milleson of Willard's Harley Repair in Colo, IA, the Heartland Chapter was able to start interior work in December. Construction will continue throughout the spring and will hopefully be completed by fall.
The goal is to have the clubhouse open to the public a couple times a month and become a destination for a nice weekend ride outside of Des Moines. Check back for progress as we ramp up for the summer's activiites.
From left to right....
Navajo, Phantom, Wiels, IVH Commandant Tymeson, IVH Volunteer Coordinator Deimerly-Synder