BAE Systems and Rotary Club

2008 BAE Systems Yearly Events

 Mojave, CA


“The Rotary Clubs of Lancaster and Lancaster West recently joined forces to present over 60 pairs of pajamas to Denise German, Charity Challenge Coordinator for BAE Systems, Flight Systems. The Pajamas were presented in supp or t of the Company’s 2008 Charity Challenge, America Supp or ts You, Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LCHP). LCHP is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and relief items f or military members who become sick, injured, or wounded from service in Iraq , Kuwait and Afghanistan . Donated items will be distributed to patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany , the largest American military hospital outside of the US ; and to field hospitals in Afghanistan and Iraq ; and to VA Facilities throughout the United States ”.

BAE Systems, Mojave and Rotary Club of Lancaster CA
BAE Systems, Mojave and Rotary Club of Lancaster CA
  Left – Denise German, Charity Challenge Coordinator for BAE Systems, Flight Systems.
Right – Barbara Sellon, Secretary Rotary Club of Lancaster.

McCaa’s Enterprises

Soldier Down 2008

Bike Show Guest Judge
MONDO “The Godfather of Choppers” of Denver’s Choppers
Soldier Down Fundraiser
Fort Mohave, Arizona

Dear Sir or Madam,

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Soldier Down 2008

On October 18th, 2008 McCaa’s Enterprises will be sponsoring a charity event for the benefit of wounded American armed forces personnel. We are raising money and goods to support the Landstuhl Care Project (LHCP). The LHCP provides comfort and relief items for military members who become sick, injured or wounded from service in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.

Donated items are distributed to military patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, or are sent to field hospitals with needs that we have learned about from patient liaisons.

Many of the military personnel are grievously wounded and require long hospitalization and rehabilitation. The purpose of LHCP’s program is to enhance the morale and welfare of the wounded by contributing quality of life items such as sweat pants, sweat shirts, pajamas, lounge pants, boxers, socks, and seasonal jackets or coats. Combat Support Hospitals also receive items such as sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels. Each shipment that Landstuhl Hospital Care Project sends is sent in honor of a military member who has made the ultimate sacrifice and lost his or her life in service to our country.

We are approaching area business and individuals to help with our event by donating money, food, paper goods, raffle prizes, postage (to ship goods to the Virginia based LHCP) and any of the items listed on the attached flyer.

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Liz Davis-Joyce and Rob McCaa receive certificate from LHCP Vice President James Spliedt

We hope that you can help us to help the men and women who have put it all on the line for what is still the greatest country in the world. Your donations will help our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines know that they are supported.

In exchange for your donation we can offer you publicized recognition at the level of press, radio and TV, as well as recognition during the event via announcements and printed materials (i.e., posters).

If you have any questions about our event or how to help, (or suggestions too!), please feel free to contact one of us at the numbers also listed on the flyer.

Liz Davis-Joyce
Lydia Smith
McCaa’s Enterprises – 1516 Courtney Pl Suite E. Fort Mohave

James E. Kier Memorial Golf Tournament

It was a perfect day on July 21st, even with the little bit of rain that fell, and great fun was had by all who attended The James E. Kier Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting The Landstuhl Hospital Care Project. Kier employees thoroughly enjoyed the company of their friends and associates and appreciate so much their support for this very worthwhile project.It was a full tournament with 36 teams, a total of 144 players. There were also 36 hole sponsors contributing $500 per sponsor of which $467 went directly to the Project. Total cash received from hole contests was $1,080.00, also going directly to the Project. The Kier Companies will give a donation of approximately $24,000.00 toward The Landstuhl Hospital Care Project.It was with pleasure that James Spliedt got to personally present the Kier family with a Certificate of Appreciation on April 13, 2009. Norma Kier selected LHCP for the 2008 Kier Memorial Golf Tournament and was held in Ogden Utah on July 21, 2008. This golf tournament raised much needed funding for LHCP during this economic downturn.

Bonnie Kier-Herrick, Scott Kier, Kimi Kier-Noar, Norma Kier, James Spliedt, Steve Kier

Keir Golf Tournament
Mike Berry, Steve Kier, Scott Swallow and Scott Kier.

Keir Golf Tournament
Bonnie Kier-Herrick, Norma Kier, Steve Gleason and Kimi Kier-Noar.

American Legion Riders

Norwich 3rd Annual Ride for Troops

Dear Karen, Brian, LHCP Staff and Veterans.

Our third annual Poker Run at the Lt. Warren Eaton Post 189 in Norwich N.Y. went well. There was a threat of rain during the afternoon. As the saying goes, weather will not stop our cause for our Veterans serve us 24/7 and continue the mission no matter what the weather is.

We had 50 motorcycles and Legion Riders from the Various Posts; Oneonta Vets Club, Sackets Harbor, Munnsville, Waterville, Binghamton and Penn Yan PA.

We started off at 11:15 am with Bill Fowler leading the way. As we were turning to cross over the Chenango river and exiting Norwich our Norwich City Fire Department was on the side of the road with a Hook and ladder fire truck, the ladder was extended over Rexford St. with the American Flag suspended in the air. (Compliments from Jeff Stewart). What an awesome and touching site.

As we continued down the road with our first stop at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford you can tell we road for a great cause. We met several veteran patients at the Vets Home and the Riders couldn’t stop talking about the Flag over the road and the spirit of why we were there that day. We had a group photo with a special Vietnam Veteran named Jim. Jim use to ride and was very appreciated we visited and gave him his wish, (a group photo).

As we road to Greene we stopped for ice cream, still no rain. Then off to Seebers Tavern in Smithville Flats for our third stop. The twenty minute stops were great, but as we were in Smithville the clouds started to come in from the South West and we were heading North. So off we went to the Balsam Inn in East Pharsalla. As we arrived it just started raining lightly and we took cover, however most of us just relaxed and enjoyed the moments.

After the Balsam Inn we kept to our route and went up County Rte 10, W to Route 23 East back to Norwich. As we turned onto Rte 23 the sun came out and the group formation was tight and flawless, the steady stream of motorcycles was so impressive! Most of the time I was a road guard and in the rear of the pack. Being in the back gives you a sense of protection and pride for the group and gives you a different perspective of following the true spirit of being free and working together as a team. The red taillights illuminate and let the person behind know we are there and that we are a group of Riders who pave the way!

As we approached Norwich and entered the Post we parked our Motorcycles in the big lot out back. It was impressive to see the smiles and enjoyment of the ride. Many couldn’t say enough about the beauty of the roads in Chenango County and the route we planned.

Once inside with rain on it’s way, we had an opening prayer and moment of silence for our combat veterans. The quote I used was;” For those that fought for it… Life has a flavor that the protected will never know”.

We started with door prizes from many local merchants that understood the cause. Then we had trophies to give out, Best Poker Hand with a $25 gas card, Worst Poker Hand with a $10 gas card, Choice Bike with gas card and a $25 gas card for longest distance to travel.

Everyone started to depart at 3:30 pm due the threat of heavy rain. As they were leaving I prayed for their safety and as the saying goes, keep the rubber on the road! The experience and dedication our fellow Legion Riders and guests showed they truly care enough to make a difference for the LHCP purpose!

I was honored to ride with many American Legion Riders groups from NY and PA. It is truly a reminder to be an American and respect what our Veterans are doing, both active, retired and for those that served. There were many supporters that truly understand our goals and mission to help our fellow comrades in need.

American Legion Riders, Post 189
President, Paul Russo