American Coach Association    



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    2018     DECEMBER

President’s Newsletter  


          I am happy to relate the events of our previous South-Central Chapter rally in December when we presented our second check of $10,000 to the Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas.

          It was an exciting time for all of us since we had worked on this project for more than a year and since this was the second time, we had been able to support the VA Dogs of Texas. 

          Robin Fagala spoke of our chapter’s involvement with this worthy charity and gave credit to  Benny Thome,  Jerry Askins  and  Carl Anderson.   These chapter members became the committee that researched, reported and recommended to our chapter we formally support the VA Dogs of Texas with donations toward the training of a service dog.  




          The chapter then welcomed John Bencken, Clay Lambert and Larry Pottridge administrators and veterans representing the VA Dogs of Texas.  They train service dogs to assist the lives of disabled Texas Veterans suffering from physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) or a combination of these disabilities.  Service dogs provide companionship, security and emotional stability during periods of recovery from the physical and emotional Wounds of War.  Their mission is to affect physical and emotional recovery and independence in American Veterans with disabilities by providing service dogs at no cost to the Veteran. 

          They introduced a veteran, John and his dog, Susie.  Tears fell from many eyes as success stories were shared of veterans and the improving of their life altering disabilities



       14       Jerry Askins presented a check for $10,000.00 to John Bencken, Clay Lambert and Larry Pottridge on behalf of the VA Dogs of Texas. 

If you would like to learn more about this go to their website. You will see a picture of “our dog” Onyx and of other dogs and their vets.  https:// www.vadogs. org


                John and Suzie


                                    our adopted dog Onyx and her vet Dan



          anchor      Next year will be a busy time as we prepare for and produce the American Coach Association’s National Rally coming up in May 2019 at Montgomery, Texas. 

   Our committees are working even now getting things organized.  It sure would be nice if our chapter has the biggest representation there.  Please register on line or using the postal service.  The information you need is found on the website.  We need your smiling face and helping hand.   






          We are so fortunate to live in this wonderful country, I thank God every day for this privilege.  As the year comes to a close Vicki and I wish for you a happy and healthy holiday season surrounded by those you love and as we transition into 2019, I hope your future looks bright. 

           In closing I ask you to join me in prayer for our friends and families with health concerns and to lift up the service men and women who dedicate their lives to protect our country. 

God bless you and Merry Christmas!   snowman

flag  God Bless America!

                                     Allen Meek



Allen or Vicki Meek    281/782-1125    or    281/455-5422    Kitty Nicholson    903/733-6410     Allen Meek      Vicki Meek  


South Central Chapter of American Coach Association