This, and other monies from previous fund raisers was distributed in the form of scholarships. During 2018, eight scholarships in the amount of $7,000 were awarded to deserving students throughout the entire 108th Training Command. Eligibility for scholarships is not limited to active 108th members and its subordinate commands, but includes spouses, children and grandchildren of active and past 108th Training Command members to include civilian employees who have served honorably.
Scholarships for the 2019 – 2020 academic year are now being accepted until the deadline of 1 April, 2019. A copy of the application can be found on the association’s web site (108thgriffonassociation.com) or completed from the application printed in this article.
Serving Our Community
Donations to veteran’s groups are also part of the 108th Griffon Association’s mission. Donations during 2018 in the amount of $4,250 were distributed to The Purple Heart Assoc., Veterans Restoration program, USO at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, American Legion and Freedom and Home Foundation.
Providing an opportunity for past and present 108th members to gather socially is also one of the founding objectives. An earlier article in the Griffon described our 2018 gathering. The 2019 gathering is scheduled tentatively for 19 October, 2019. More on this will be forthcoming in a later issue of the Griffon. If you have not taken advantage of this opportunity, we encourage you to strongly consider joining us on 19 October.
An area that has not been utilized is financial support of deployed Soldiers and Soldiers who may have been injured while on duty. This area of support can and has been rendered very quickly. Areas where appropriated funds are prohibited can also be supported by the association. However, we must be made aware of these situations if we are to provide this support.
All of what you have just read is supported not only by the golf tournament but most importantly by membership.
Without a strong membership base an organization such as the 108th Griffon Association cannot exist. Membership is open to all present and past soldiers and civilians of the 108th Training. Command and its subordinate commands who have served honorably. Tax deductible dues of only $10.00 per year or $108.00 for a lifetime membership is all that is required to be an active member. Dues for the 2019 year are presently due for those who are already year to year members. An application for renewal or new membership is included in this article or can be found on our website www.108thgriffonassociation.com. Of course, any additional donation above the membership dues are gladly accepted.
Because the association board of directors is an all volunteer group of dedicated past and present 108th Training Command soldiers for life, except for a very minimum of administrative expense, basically all of the money raised is dedicated to the 108th Training Command or other veteran support organizations.
We encourage you to contribute to this mission by your either renewed or new membership.
108th Griffon Association, Inc. Scholarship Application