Chapter officers Beth Simmons, President; George Morrison, Vice President; and board member Fred Koeck attended the first annual Folds of Honor “All Chapters” retreat in Owasso, OK, last fall for a chapter exchange and learning event.
“It was a true honor to learn from the national organization about our roots, the good work we do around the country, and to hear from the other chapters on their events and efforts. It was also beneficial to learn how the organization plans to continue to grow. Sharing both national and local level activities and combining our methods has truly given us an edge on being better at supporting our mission on the local level.” said Beth Simmons, President of the E. PA-NJ Chapter.
The national organization plans to make this an annual event for the chapters rotating the host location from state to state where chapters are located. The investment in having the local level chapters meet has already begun to cross breed ideas for fundraising, communication and collaboration nationwide.