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Feds Feed Families Food Drive

Greater San Antonio (District 12) chapters again will join other federal agencies in the San Antonio area for the annual summer "Feds Feed Families" food drive from June 1-late August.  (Final date not yet available.)

In 2017 A total of $1,220.26 was donated.

This is equal to

$ 15,863.38 buying power by the San Antonio Food Bank ($1=$13).
   12,202.6 pounds of food ($1 = 10#)
     8,542    meals for hungry families ($1 = 7 meals).

Thanks to all who help.  Donations are being used now to help those in need in the 13 counties served by the San Antonio Food Bank.  .

Walk to End Alzheimer's Teams formed

The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's is history, but Texas did well.  We have two 2018 teams now, but we want more!  2018 teams include:      New Braunfels 0672   Sparkling City by the Sea 0091 Corpus Christi

New Braunfels 0672 (District 12) Walk to End Alzheimer's 2017 team had 19 members in place for the October 14 walk. New Braunfels was the highest fund raiser for both the New Braunfels walk and also the top NARFE team in the nation with a total of $8,417.  The team will receive the traveling trophy as the top team!  The New Braunfels walk raised over $110,000, and the NARFE National Team rasied $65,536 total.

Alzheimer's Walk


From left John Creswell*, Dorothy Creswell*, Teri Vukson*, Sandy Vogel*, Alice Pullin*, Susan Castillo, Cindy Smiley, Betty Niven*, and Kandy Galvan (*NARFE members)



Alzheimer's Walk P2


More of team, front from left: Ann Carpenter, Betty Worl, Jane Hensley, Davis Hensley and Jim Pope.  Back, Dorothy Creswell*




Alzheimer's Walk P3


4 team members at our Chapter Meeting with our W2EA banners and flowers. From left: Dorothy Creswell**, Alice Pullin, John Creswell**, and Lynn Geyer**.   **Grand Champions who raised $1,000 or more.  Susan Castillo (not in photo) achieved Champion status, raising over $500.



New Braunfels Noon Lions Donation


The New Braunfels Noon Lions Club helped greatly with a $1,000 donation.  In the photo at left, President Jack Morgan presents the "check" to Dorothy Creswell for team member John Creswell (behind the camera).




Traveling Trophy


New Braunfels NARFE Chapter 0672 is now the proud holder of the NARFE Walk to End Alzheimer’s National Team Champion traveling trophy. The chapter earned this award by being the top NARFE fund-raising team for 2017. It was also the top team for their New Braunfels walk.

Team captain Dorothy Creswell is shown holding the trophy, but the success was the result of all nineteen team members working toward a common goal. Three were Grand Champions raising $1,000 or more, and one was a Champion raising over $500, but every member helped reach the goal, even with smaller amounts. Team members included: Margaret Brazle; Ann Carpenter; Susan Castillo (Champion); Dorothy Creswell (Team Captain and Grand Champion); John Creswell (Grand Champion); Jayne Dimick; Kandy Galvan; Lynn Geyer (Grand Champion); Jane Hensley; Davis Hensley; Bridget McCue; Betty Niven; James Pope; Alice Pullin; Daisy Richardson; Randall Thoreson; Sandy Vogel; Teri Vukson and Betty Worl.

Your chapter could win the trophy this year and move us closer to the goal of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.

So far, there are three teams in Texas, but there’s room for many more. Current teams are Sparkling City by the Sea, Corpus Christi Chapter 0091 on September 9; New Braunfels Chapter 0672 on October 13: and Longview Chapter 0801 on October 6.

Visit to join a local team or start a team for a walk near you. There is a walk in or near most Texas NARFE chapters.

It’s important to remember the goal is to raise money to help locally those with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, to promote advocacy for Congressional funding, and to invest in research to find better treatment and a cure for the disease.

You don’t have to attend a walk to be a significant participant.


Sparkling City by the SeaChapter 91 (District 14)

Walk to End Alzheimer's 2017 is complete. We had 12 walkers on the National Active and Retired Federal Employees team this year and we were one of the top 5 teams in raising donations. Thanks to all of you that donated and we are going to do better next year.

W2End-Alz Start line


4 Team members: Beverly Mehary, Jackie Sasara, Dora Sarez, and Joel Menking



W2End-Alz Team

Front row sitting: Fern Carter, Dora Suarez, Esther Martinez 2ed row left Cameron Martin, Carter Martin, Vanessa, Jackie Sasara, Herby Garza, Delfina McHugh, Dora Benavides         3rd row (back) Beverly Mehary, Joel Menking



Here’s some interesting facts to help us get some motivation for next year.

 As of 12/08/17 the Corpus Christi walk to end Alzheimer’s had 130 teams with 793 participants. All and all, the total raised was $44,420.31. Out of the 130 teams, NARFE Chapter 91 came in 5th in raising donations of $1,200.