2017 Events

Annual (2017) Anniversary Dinner – November 18, 2017

November 2013 the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. established a 501 (c)(3) non-profit chapter in Delaware. This Delaware affiliate became the ninety-fourth (94th)chapter to join the national umbrella. With original intentions to serve the needs of minority veterans, NABVETS quickly realized a greater need and opened its doors to all veterans.

Annually, Delaware Chapter 94 hosts a fundraising dinner to raise awareness for veteran issues, connect disadvantaged veterans with an array of community resource, and secure sponsorship for the organization’s programs.

This year’s Anniversary Dinner is held at Kingswood Community Center – 2300 Bower Street; Wilmington, Delaware on November 18, 2017 at 6:00pm.

Program

6:00PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration (Door Prizes & Silent Auction)

6:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commencement

7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dinner

8:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Hour

Tickets

Discount tickets ($40 with discount code and $45 for general admission) are on sale through October 15, 2017. Full price tickets ($45) are available October 16, 2017 through November 1, 2017.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT online or contact Commander Nolan Lewis at (302) 345 – 6911.

Silent Auction

Starting November 1, 2017 at 6:00PM and running through November 18, 2017 at 8:00PM. Lots of fun and culturally stimulating activities are up for bid. Visit www.32auctions.com/NABVETSDE2017 to bid on your favorite items from Delaware-based establishments.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

$10,000(+) – Medal of Honor

  • Reserved table for eight (8) at the Annual Anniversary Gala in November
  • Full page advertisement in event brochures
  • Diamond Life membership to NABVETS Chapter 94
  • Weigh in on program improvement strategies
  • Organization/Company name added to wall plaque commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Hashtag Shout Out
  • Letter of appreciation

$8,000 – Gold Star

  • Gold Life membership to NABVETS Chapter 94
  • Weigh in on program improvement strategies
  • Organization/Company name added to wall plaque commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Hashtag Shout Out
  • Letter of appreciation

$5,000 – Silver Star

  • Silver Life membership to NABVETS Chapter 94
  • Weigh in on program improvement strategies
  • Organization/Company name added to wall plaque commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Hashtag Shout Out
  • Letter of appreciation

$3,000 – Bronze Star

  • Certificate commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Hashtag Shout Out
  • Letter of appreciation

$1,000 – Commendation

  • Recognition on Social Media commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Weigh in on program improvement strategies
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Hashtag Shout Out
  • Letter of appreciation

$500 – Community Builder

  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Hashtag Shout Out
  • Letter of appreciation

$100 – Supporter

  • Hashtag Shout Out
  • Letter of appreciation

Auction, Door/Raffle Prizes: this is a family affair. Prizes can be as unique and fun as the organization making the contribution. So let your collective personalities shine for a good cause.

Attendee Handoffs: this is a special time of year. Everyone is in the spirit of joy and merriment. Make this event elegant and memorable by sending our guests home with a smile on their faces and something special in their hands! Surprise us with your generosity!

  • 50 Festive Swag bags
  • 50 Takeaway Desserts

Giving to the Homeless: we would like to secure 20 gifts for disadvantaged veterans in the coming winter season. Organizations like yours can make a big difference in securing these basic unmet comforts for our veterans.

Advertise in the Program Brochure: email us a colored copy of your business card and for a minimal fee of $45, it will be added to the Program Brochure for this event.

Didn’t see an opportunity you like? Call (302) 345 – 6911 or email events@nabvetsDE.org for more opportunities. Don’t be afraid to ask how you can help raise awareness for our causes.

We will be looking for you!

Budget/Proceeds Allocations

Without generous contributions like yours Delaware Chapter 94 would not be able to continue its humanitarian efforts in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. 100% of proceeds benefit veterans.

Help us to continue helping the community!

 


Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff

This year Delaware Chapter 94 honored a Sussex County native, World War II veteran, and Native American tribesman all wrapped into one. If you’ve met this inspirational veteran, then you’ve hear his story and learn about Delaware’s part in the war.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors, without you this event would not have been possible!

Save the Date

Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff

 


 Veteran Appreciation Movie

Delaware Chapter 94 in collaboration with MOT Film Society and Westown Movies proudly presents Jaws at the Westown Movie Theater in Middletown, Delaware. This event is designed to provide active service members, veterans and their families, law enforcement officers and EMT workers with a day of recognition and appreciation.

  • Tickets:                                   $5.00
  • Date:                                         March 26, 2017
  • Address:                                150 Commerce Street; Townsend, DE 19734
  • Show times:                         11:00 AM and 1:45 PM                                

Visit Westown Movies to purchase your tickets now. We will meet you in the theater for one of our favorite movies of all time!

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African American Medal of Honor Remembrance Ceremony

In commemoration of Black History Month join the National Association for Black Veterans as we remember African American Medal of Honor recipients at Brandywine Park. The Medal of Honor was first awarded on March 25, 1863 and since then 3,515 awards were distributed; 90 of which were awarded to African Americans.

Honor recipients for their commitment to American freedom!

  • Tickets:                                   Free (open to the public)
  • Date:                                        February 27, 2017
  • Location:                                African American Medal of Honor Memorial
  • Address:                                 Brandywine Park (Baynard Boulevard & W. 18th Street)
  • Time:                                       12:00 – 12:30PM
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NABVETS Command Council and members (2017)

 


Community Meetings – Every third Saturday

Community meetings are held every third Saturday in the month at 10:00am at Kingswood Community Center – 2300 Bowers Street; Wilmington, DE 19804. Community leaders, members, and veteran supporters are encouraged to come out and learn of new developments underway for local veterans.

  • December 16, 2017         Agenda             2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • October 21, 2017             Agenda              2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • September 16, 2017       Agenda              2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • August 19, 2017**          Agenda            2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • July 15, 2017**                  Agenda            2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • June 17, 2017                     Agenda            2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • May 20, 2017                     Agenda            2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • April 15, 2017                    Agenda            2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • March 18, 2017                 Agenda             2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • February 18, 2017            Agenda             2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804
  • January 21, 2017*            Agenda              2700 Bowers Street, Wilmington, DE 19804

*Elections for a new Command Council will be held on January 21, 2017. Interested candidates are urged to review the Bylaws and appear in person for votes.

**Meeting Cancelled

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2016 Events


Annual (2016) Anniversary Dinner/Gala – November 19, 2016

November 2013 the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. established a 501 (c)(3) non-profit chapter in Delaware. This Delaware affiliate became the 94th chapter to join the national umbrella. With original intentions to serve the needs of minority veterans, NABVETS quickly realized a greater need and opened its doors to all veterans.

Annually, Delaware Chapter 94 hosts a fundraising gala to raise awareness for veteran issues, connect disadvantaged veterans with an array of community resource, and secure sponsorship for the organization’s programs.

This year’s Anniversary Dinner/Gala is held at Kingswood Community Center – 2300 Bower Street; Wilmington, Delaware on November 19, 2016 at 6:00pm.

Program

6:00PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration (Door Prizes & Silent Auction)

6:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commencement

7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dinner

9:00PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Social Hour

Tickets

Discount tickets ($35 with discount code and $40 for general admission) are on sale through October 31, 2016. Full price tickets ($45) are available November 1, 2016 through November 19, 2016.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT on Eventbrite or contact Commander Nolan Lewis at (302) 345 – 6911.

Silent Auction

Starting November 6, 2016 at 6:00PM and running through November 19, 2016 at 8:30PM. Lots of fun and culturally stimulating activities are up for bid. Visit www.32auctions.com/NABVETS to bid on your favorite item from local establishments, such as;

Sponsorship Opportunities

$10,000(+) – Medal of Honor

  • Reserved table for eight (8) at the Annual Anniversary Gala in November
  • Full page advertisement in event brochures
  • Diamond Life membership to NABVETS Chapter 94
  • Weigh in on program improvement strategies
  • Organization/Company name added to wall plaque commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Letter of appreciation

 

$8,000 – Gold Star

  • Gold Life membership to NABVETS Chapter 94
  • Weigh in on program improvement strategies
  • Organization/Company name added to wall plaque commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Letter of appreciation

 

$5,000 – Silver Star

  • Silver Life membership to NABVETS Chapter 94
  • Weigh in on program improvement strategies
  • Organization/Company name added to wall plaque commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Letter of appreciation

 

$3,000 – Bronze Star

  • Certificate commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Letter of appreciation

 

$1,000 – Commendation

  • Recognition on Social Media commemorating support of local veterans and/or programs
  • Logo printed to event materials and/or outreach supplies, website or other related messaging resources
  • Weigh in on program improvement strategies
  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Letter of appreciation

 

$500 – Community Builder

  • Up to 5 employees can volunteer at events
  • Letter of appreciation

 

$100 – Supporter

  • Letter of appreciation

Sponsor Lucky Table 13: one special organization gets to sponsor a table for 8 impoverished veterans. This organization must submit a proposal not exceeding 200 words by close of business on November 1, 2016 to events@nabvetsDE.org. Proposals must include contact information (letterhead), a description of the organization’s mission, overall commitment to local veterans, donation amount, and a reason(s) why the organization should be selected.

The lucky sponsor will gain satisfaction in knowing that 8 homeless veterans have:

  • A warm and nourishing dinner;
  • Appropriate attire and grooming for the event;
  • Been given an opportunity to have their stories heard by community leaders; and
  • The opportunity to make a positive change in their lifestyles.

All, made possible by your organization’s generous sponsorship of Lucky Table 13.

Administrative staff will conduct a preliminary review of all proposals received and eligible proposals shall be forwarded to the Chapter Command Council for final award. Council members will rate proposals based on; (1) most creative reason for selection – 40%, (2) dedication to local communities – 40%, and (3) how much can be accomplished with the donation amount – 20%. The winning sponsor will be notified by email. Two runner up organizations will also be selected in the event a winning bidder forfeits.

Sponsorship is due within 10 calendar days. Organizations failing to comply with this deadline forfeits the opportunity to sponsor this event and the second runner up will be selected.

A congratulatory post on Social Media will announce the organization’s victorious status. A centerpiece displaying the organization’s logo will be featured at the event. And a capstone picture will be forwarded to the organization no later than November 22, 2016. Just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Happy Bidding!

Auction, Door/Raffle Prizes: this is an adult affair. Prizes can be as unique and fun as the organization making the contribution. So let your collective personalities shine for a good cause.

  • 6 Gift baskets (Date Night, Gym Flow, Staycation, Thanksgiving, Ladies Night, and Mystery Item)
  • 4 Gift cards (Dinner for Two)
  • 2 Tickets to an upcoming event
  • 1 Grand prize

Attendee Handoffs: this is a special time of year. Everyone is in the spirit of joy and merriment. Make this event elegant and memorable by sending our guests home with a smile on their faces and something special in their hands! Surprise us with your generosity!

  • 150 Gift bags
  • 8-10 Winterized care-packets for veterans

Giving to the Homeless: we would like to secure employment, transportation, shelter, clothing, meals, and other essentials for 8-10 disadvantaged veterans for the coming winter season. Organizations like yours can make a big difference in securing these unmet comforts for our veterans.

Advertise in the Program Brochure: email us a colored copy of your business card and for a minimal fee of $45, it will be added to the Program Brochure for this event.

Didn’t see an opportunity you like? Call (347) 546 – 0779 or email events@nabvetsDE.org for more opportunities. Don’t be afraid to ask how you can help raise awareness for our causes.

We will be looking for you!

Budget/Proceeds Allocations

Without generous contributions like yours Delaware Chapter 94 would not be able to continue its humanitarian efforts in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. 80% of our proceeds from this event benefits homeless initiatives and the preservation of veteran history. The remaining 20% cover collaborative agreements with local organizations, government entities and administrative costs.

Help us to continue helping the community!


Boscov’s Friends helping Friends Day – Shopping Pass

Boscov’s Community Partnership Program is built around a one-day fundraising event to benefit participating non-profit organizations. All proceeds from tickets sold by Delaware Chapter 94 will be given to Delaware Chapter 94. Contact State Commander, Nolan S. Lewis at (302) 345 – 6911 or Vice Commander, Dennis Summer at (302) 327 – 0862 to get tickets now.

Date:            October 18, 2016

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State Commander Lewis at Boscov’s Friends helping Friends sales event – June 2016.

Time:           9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Cost:            $5.00

Locations:    Boscov’s Wilmington

4737 Concord Pike

Wilmington, DE 19803

 

Boscov’s Christiana

361 West Main Street

Christiana, DE 19702

 

Boscov’s Dover

1365 North DuPont Highway

Dover, DE 19901


 Community Meetings – Every third Saturday

The last community meeting in 2016 will be held on December 17, 2016 (every third Saturday in the month) at 10:00am at Kingswood Community Center – 2300 Bowers Street; Wilmington, DE 19804. Community members are encouraged to come out and learn what new developments are underway for local veterans.

Meeting Dates                                                    Address

  • December 17, 2016                      2300 Bowers Street; Wilmington, DE 19802
  • November 19, 2016                     2300 Bowers Street; Wilmington, DE 19802  Canceled
  • October 15, 2016                         2300 Bowers Street; Wilmington, DE 19802
  • September 17, 2016                    2300 Bowers Street; Wilmington, DE 19802
  • August 20, 2016                          2300 Bowers Street; Wilmington, DE 19802
  • July 16, 2016                                 2300 Bowers Street; Wilmington, DE 19802

 


Veteran Appreciation Movie

Delaware Chapter 94 in collaboration with MOT Film Society and Westown Movies proudly presents Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at the Westown Movie in Middletown, Delaware. This event is designed to provide active service members, veterans and their families with a day of recognition and appreciation.

  • Tickets:                                   $5.00
  • Date:                                         June 26, 2016
  • Address:                                150 Commerce St, Townsend, DE 19734, USA
  • Show times:                         11:00 AM and 1:40 PM
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About

Chapter 94 was established on November 14, 2013 in Wilmington, Delaware. This organization is an affiliation of the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc.

 

Mission

On an ongoing basis, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. will provide strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with Congress, the Federal Administration, State Administrations and other agencies and organizations. NABVETS will provide personal advocacy on behalf of veterans seeking claims against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; advocacy for youth in all matters required for successful passage into adulthood; advocacy on behalf of families; with community involvement, provide advocacy in creating positive lifestyles for veterans; and to generate and preserve the historical record.

 

Vision

“No matter where black veterans are or what they are doing, they recognize that they have a voice in NABVETS and, in that voice, an unyielding champion for justice; and that no matter what the issues or obstacles are, NABVETS will do all it can to protect their rights, promote their cause and restore their dignity; and, in so doing, empower those veterans to make a lasting and positive impact in their communities.”

 

Organizational Chart

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Organizational Chart – Delaware Chapter 0094 – June 2016

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