Renewal Coalition’s 3rd Quarter 2016 Newsletter

Renewal Coalition’s 3rd Quarter 2016 Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that our third quarter newsletter for 2016 has been released. Please enjoy reading through it to see what exciting events have taken place this summer and to view dates for our upcoming fall events. Included are pictures and details from our June and September Retreats, information about the upcoming Battle of the Bartenders Salute to the Troops and Tequesta’s 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and more. As you will see on Page 4, we had a volunteer come up with the fabulous idea to include “welcome to Florida” items in our gift bags that the guests receive when they arrive. Possible items may include Tervis Tumblers, coconut patties, Florida Salt Scrubs or any other items that you think of when you think “Florida!” If you would like to contribute any items to these gift bags, please contact us. We welcome you to download a copy of our Newsletter by clicking on the link below. Download – Renewal Coalition Newsletter- 3rd Quarter...
You Are Invited to the 2016 Battle of the Bartenders- Salute to the Troops on September 22nd

You Are Invited to the 2016 Battle of the Bartenders- Salute to the Troops on September 22nd

September 22nd- 5-8PM at Salute Market Download the PDF Flyer and share The proceeds for this event will be shared between Renewal Coalition and RPAC. The event will feature a silent auction, DJ, happy hour drink specials and guest bartenders. Admission is Free but you can upgrade your experience by purchasing a VIP Pass for $25. $25 Includes food, 1 Happy Hour drink & donation! Passes are $30 at the door. You can purchase your $25 VIP Passes by Credit Card at the following link: http://bit.ly/2bfPz4Q Mark your calendars for September 22nd! You can also join the Facebook Event Page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/531795197028606/ If you have any questions about the event or how to purchase tickets, please contact the JTHS Council at 561-746-2707 or ADMIN@JTHSREALTORS.COM...
Purple Heart Day August 7th

Purple Heart Day August 7th

Today we observe Purple Heart Day, a day that encourages people to pay their respects to fallen soldiers, to listen to the stories of soldiers and veterans, and to thank them for their service to the nation. Purple Heart Day Purple Heart Day on August 7 commemorates the day in 1782 when General George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal – a military decoration that is awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces. From the Revolutionary War to WW I The Purple Heart was first created on August 7, 1782 by the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington. Then known as the Badge of Military Merit, it was awarded to 3 Revolutionary soldiers in 1783. After the end of the American War of Independence, no medals were awarded until 1932, when the medal was revived on the bicentennial anniversary of George Washington’s birth. According to a circular dated February 22, 1932, Purple Heart Medals were to be awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces as a result of enemy action on or after April 5, 1917. The United States officially joined the First World War on April 6, 1917. 1.8 Million Awarded At current estimates about 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been awarded since then. Today, in addition to being awarded to those who fight wars overseas, the Purple Heart is also given to military personnel who display bravery and valor as prisoners of war and while fighting certain types of domestic terrorists. A Symbol of Bravery The Purple Heart is a heart...

July 4, 1776, First Independence Day: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Each year, we celebrate Independence Day on the fourth of July. While most people mistakenly believe the day represents the start of the American Revolution, or when Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration, it actually was when the Continental Congress approved the official wording of the statement. But was it always an important holiday? And why did we want to declare our independence from Great Britain in the first place? Read on to find out. 1. The Declaration of Independence Freed the US From Great Britain and Its King The Declaration of Independence declared that the thirteen American colonies would remove themselves from British rule. Richard Henry Lee first announced the country’s resolution to separate itself from England in June of 1776, and after Congress agreed to sever all political ties between the two countries, they drafted what today is known as the Declaration of Independence. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and on July 4, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Thomas Jefferson was chosen to draft the Declaration with four other members (Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams), and it was signed by 56 delegates in Philadelphia. The statement argued that a group of people have the right to change governments “if that government becomes oppressive (unfair and controlling.)” Jefferson justified this by saying that a government would fail if its people didn’t consent to those that governed, and “…Since Parliament clearly lacked the consent of the American colonists to govern them, it was no longer legitimate.” 2. The Declaration Came 442 Days After the...

7 Memorial Day Facts

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Today and every day, Renewal Coalition remembers the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Here are 7 facts about Memorial Day: 1. It was originally called Decoration Day To honor the deceased, soldiers would decorate graves of their fallen comrades with flowers, flags and wreaths. Hence Decoration Day. Although Memorial Day became its official title in the 1880s, the holiday wouldn’t legally become Memorial Day until 1967. 2. It wasn’t always celebrated the last Monday of May After the Civil War, General John A. Logan, commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, called for a holiday commemorating fallen soldiers to be observed every May 30. But due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which took effect in 1971, Memorial Day was moved to the last Monday of May to ensure long weekends. Some groups, like the veterans’ organization American Legion, have been working to restore the original date to set the day apart and pay proper tribute to the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives defending the nation. 3. It’s legally required to observe a National Moment of Remembrance In December 2000, Congress passed a law requiring Americans to pause at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day to remember and honor the fallen. But this doesn’t appear to be common knowledge, or if it is, by 3 p.m. most people seem to be too deep into a hot dog-induced food coma to officially observe...
Chefs Helping Heroes Dinner on the River April 20 Fundraiser

Chefs Helping Heroes Dinner on the River April 20 Fundraiser

The 5th Annual Chefs Helping Heroes fundraiser was a huge success! We are so grateful for our top Chefs who, again this year,  donated their skills and the food for the event. We also would like to thank Joyce Domenico and Better Party Rentals for donating the rentals for the evening. Kathy Oldham and Laura Rogers worked for weeks on the beautiful decorations. Also, we would like to give special thanks to the US Marine Corps for providing the honor guard. The evening started with a cocktail party with a well stocked bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, sushi, ceviche bar and a beautiful ice sculpture. The guests were then invited to dinner where they enjoyed beautifully prepared salad, dinner and dessert courses. Each course was served with a selection of fine wines donated by Bill Martin. Jammin Jim donated the music and entertainment for the evening. Harry MacArthur was auctioneer again this year for the live auction. The live auction items this year were extraordinary and we are very grateful for the donors who made the auction a huge success. This year, the fundraiser sold out in 3 weeks and was one of the most successful fundraisers yet. Thank you so much to everyone who offered the support needed to continue and expand our mission. [Show as slideshow]...

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