Posted: Jan 24, 2019
Dear Combat Veteran,
Please take note of the following progress report:
CIB Restoration – The CIB, in response to overwhelming support, has been restored on our membership cards, letterhead, website, membership applications, etc.
Annual Member Renewal Notices In response to overwhelming support, those members who do not have email addresses will continue to receive renewal notices.
The 2019 Annual Convention – will be a “working” convention. Attendees will not just sit at the business meeting and listen to reports. We will be holding a Membership Seminar focused on how we can make existing CIAssoc Local Companies more effective. We will be discussing our plans for creating more CIAssoc Local Companies within our organization. We will be explaining the “tools” we will have developed to assist new Company Commanders so that they can conduct meetings in an effective, organized manner. We will be actively seeking your input.
An Attractive Convention Book will be published and distributed at the convention. Trust me, it will be a “keeper.”
A Scholarship Awards Program is under consideration that will be limited only to the sons & daughters or grandchildren of awardees of the CIB. If our corporate ads are successful, we will be discussing with you the National Scholarship awards that will be available. This will help kick start Scholarship Awards at the Company level. Please consider giving a charitable, tax-deductible contribution to the Combat Infantrymen’s Badge Association that would help fund our National Scholarship Program. There would be cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place essay winners.
New Contributor Categories established: Silver Contributor $50; Gold Contributor $100; Platinum Contributor $250; Diamond Contributor $500+. Your name and award category will be listed in both the Convention Book and the website, unless you wish your donation to be anonymous. (These are for donations above and beyond annual membership dues.)
Hope you had a wonderful past year! We are building toward a very exciting annual convention.
Alfred C. Serrato
COMBAT INFANTRYMEN’S ASSOCIATIONcibassoc.firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Jan 24, 2019
Dear Combat Veteran,Please take note of the following progress report: CIB Restoration – The CIB, in response to overwhelming support, has been restored on our membership cards, letterhead, website, membership applications, etc.Annual Member Renewal Notices In response to overwhelming support, those members who do not have email addresses will continue to receive renewal notices.The 2019 Annual Convention ... Read more
Posted: Dec 15, 2018
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS! FROM YOUR NATIONAL COMMANDER I remember my 1st Christmas away from home. It was 1966 and I had just completed AIT as a combat engineer at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. My family had not seen me for 5 months. I was so excited about rejoining my family, having roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, ... Read more
Posted: Nov 8, 2018
Combat Warriors! Greetings to all my fellow soldiers who have been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. You are at the site and home of the warriors of the United States Army. We answered the call from our nation to defend the democratic ideals that make our country the beacon of justice, a country that protects its citizens ... Read more
Posted: May 28, 2018
CIAssoc Members, People often ask me the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day. Memorial Day is meant to be a somber day of recollection of those who fell in line of duty and for all veterans who are no longer with us. We remember them and respect their duty. Veterans’ Day is a day ... Read more
Posted: Oct 31, 2017
I am honored to be elected to serve as the National Commander of the Combat Infantrymen’s Association for the next 2 years. We have many exciting things developing for our association. You will be kept up to date on them as they progress. We have a new website to keep members apprised of activities and ... Read more
Posted: Aug 9, 2017
Of all the medals upon our chests From battles and wars we knew The one admired as the very best Is the one of infantry blue It’s only a rifle upon a wreath So why should it mean so much? It is what it took to earn it That gives it that Touch. To earn ... Read more
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