and our ongoing support of
Ed Miller, TLCB Secretary visited Thailand, January and February 2002,
and made a visit to the Northeast section of Thailand
(particularly the NKP area)
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Post 10249 and TLC join forces to assist the SriBunReung
Elementary School in Udorn, 7 March 2002
School Cabinets, Water Coolers, and Sports Equipment Ready For Delivery
Another truck for the School Desks
Some of the Students, Staff and VFW Members who made the delivery
These kids were in heaven with their new sports equipment
TLC Assistance Funds In Action April - May 2002
Provided to the Nongkai Boy's Home
22 steel lockers, water pump, 22 pairs of shirts/shorts and 6 volley balls, for $1162.00
New Lockers and Old Storage Bins
New Water Pump
Soccer Team with Trophy and Medals
TLC purchased a wheelchair for a very poor woman who lives in SriBunRueng for $86.00
$300.00 purchased school clothes for 120 students at the following schools: Ban Dong Moo, Ban Na
Ratchakwai Noi, Ban Kham Non Kham and Ban Don Muang. Cost per student $2.50.
$210.00 funded the upcoming attendance by the boys from Nongkai Boys' Home for the Independence Day picnic on July 6th at the Udorn city park held by VFW Post 10249.
$300.00 purchased school clothes for 120 students for the following schools: Ban Koh Kong, Ban Don Ya Nang,
Ban Nuen Sa At and Ban Sang Hin. Cost per student $2.50.
This is a continuing program to provide school clothes for at least 30 students at each of the schools we are supporting. Further schools will be assisted during the second semester of school.
$320.00 purchased sleeping mats for pre-K and K students, educational materials for pre-K and K students,
and notebooks and pencils for First grade through 6th grade students at Koh Kong Elementary School.
(This school is located about 16 km west of Nakhon Phanom and almost directly across the highway from the base. It is approximately 5 km off the highway back in the jungle. In is an extremely poor village with about 135 students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Thirty students are in pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.)
$320.00 also purchased sleeping mats for pre-K and K students, educational materials for pre-K and K students
and notebooks and pencils for First grade through 6th grade students at Don Muang Elementary School.
(This is a school, about 16 km west of Nakhon Phanom, and about 4 km back off the highway, just west of NKP runway. In fact, you can see the control tower from the village. It is a very poor school with about 130 students, 30 of which are pre-K and kindergarten.
Thank you for your continued support of our Assistance Program.
Warmest Regards To All
Assistance Committee Chairman
Message and Pics from John Oles
Adjutant, VFW Post 10249
Post 10249 members, friends, and wives delivered the final shipment of supplies to the Nongkai Boys' Home today......despite a heavy monsoon-type rain. Included in today's shipment were the 21 wall lockers and water pump. The sports uniforms and equipment were delivered last month just before a sports tournament was to be held in a southern province.
As always, the staff of the home were very grateful for the generous donation of materials by the TLC. All the wall lockers and the water pump were stenciled with "TLC Brotherhood". The staff invited us down to one of the boys' dormitories to view the soccer team in their uniforms. The team's coach proudly announced the boys had walked away with the trophy at the tournament.....and that fact was in plain evidence as the boys wore smiles spanning across their faces. Besides the team trophy, each boy was awarded a heavy medallion. It seemed pretty obvious to me the boys were extremely proud to have performed so well in the tournament, and I couldn't help thinking the uniforms and sports gear contributed to their feeling of camaraderie and teamwork. Dale went out of his way to get the uniforms and sports equipment to the home only hours before they departed by bus to the tournament.
While we were in the dorm, the director of the home pointed out the existing lockers that will be replaced by the new lockers. The existing lockers are made out of 3/4" plywood and probably served the boys well for many years. But their usefulness has past and no doubt the new lockers will be a welcome addition to the lives of the boys.
Dale mailed off the receipts for the wheelchair and all the supplies for the boys' home this past week. I've also received my photos of Ms. La Kawjanda in her new wheelchair. I'll have them scanned and sent next week. The members of the TLC can be proud of their contributions to the many organizations in and around Udorn over the past few years. It's always a pleasure to see the faces of the people who receive these donations.......no doubt they've reserved a traditional Sawadee for all of you.
John S. Oles
VFW Post 10249
VFW Crew and Friends
Cmdr Dale Wages
Letter of thanks from Phomsomrang school
Letter reads as follows:
--We're very glad to recieved the best things from you. Our students are Banprongaoruran school, the people of Banprongaoruran viallge and Bankamiana village with us would like to thanks your for your kindness in help our school.
Nothing is great more than friendship between you and me. Thank you, T.L.C. brotherhood for your donations to your school. We thank you from our hearts.
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 12:14 AM
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