SFMC Chapter 10 

Above the Clouds Poker Run

18 APRIL 2015



Poker Hand: $10 ($5-2nd ), 50/50 Drawing: $5 (6 RA)
Food and coffee available for purchase at start

Start : American Motorcycles

(312 W. Fillmore Street, COS)

Point 1: G.O.T.G. North Parking Lot, Point 2: Blue Moose Tavern

Point 3: Crystola Roadhouse, End: Ute Pass Cultural CTR

Support local Green Berets during the seasons best Veterans Benefit

This Poker Run is in support of the Veterans Benefit Above The Clouds

Next meeting is 18 Apr, 1300 hours at VFW 101, downtown Colorado Springs.  See you there.



The Chapter IV/XXIV "CSM Frank A. Socha" Educational Assistance Grant is a SFA Education Assistance Program. The selections are made by the committee with the approval of the Chapter Members, announced at the annual SFA Picnic held each year in July, and posted in the Fall Drop.



Applicants must be a Chapter IV/XXIV member in good standing or the dependent spouse, child or grandchild of a member in good standing, also any member (child or grandchild) of the family of a deceased member who was in good standing at the time of death, AND have been accepted by, or already attending, an accredited College, University or Vocational School.



Eligible applicants will submit the attached application electronically, with supporting documents, no later than May 1, 2015 to the Committee at email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Upon electronic receipt, you will receive a reply letting you know the application was received.


We are experiencing issues uploading the application to the website, please contact SFA Officers via email for a pdf copy of the application.

Reminder that SFA 4-24 has a biography outline for your use.  This template will help you and your family tell your history, in your words.  The SFA will help write, format and even safeguard a copy if you desire.  Contact SFA officers for assistance.

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