Three national winners and six honorable mentions have been named in Modern Woodmen of America’s 2016 School Speech Contest.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Modern Woodmen’s Be an Everyday Hero project remembers and honors those lost … and recognizes the brave first responders, military members and others who continue to serve our community every day.
(The Marion Star, Ohio) – Saving the Palace Theatre from financial and physical ruin was a necessity, according to one of the men responsible for raising funds needed to restore the iconic downtown Marion showplace back in 1976.
(KXAN, Texas) – Locally, one group did their part and named a number of law enforcement officers hometown heroes. Modern Woodmen of America held an event Saturday morning in Cedar Park where they invited members of the local police department to attend and be recognized.
(The Windham Eagle, Maine) – Tim Graham of Modern Woodmen of America recently presented Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) with a matching gift of $2,000.
(The Boone News Republican, Iowa) – Members of Modern Woodmen of America presented a $1,000 check to Ericson Public Library from a Matching Fund event.
(Sand Springs Leader, Okla.) – The local Modern Woodmen of America chapter recently made a donation of food to Sand Springs Community Services.
(Wayne County Journal-Banner, Mo.) – Two kind-hearted women who give of themselves by helping others in their respective communities were recently recognized by Modern Woodmen as hometown heroes.
(The Pioneer Review, South Dakota) – Modern Woodmen of America members in Wall recently helped raise money for Wally and Carol Hoffman with a special fundraising event on June 3, 2016.
(The Daily Reporter, Mich.) -- Modern Woodmen of America members donated three rising sun redbud trees to Sherwood Township over the weekend.
Rock Island-based Modern Woodmen of America is busy planning an Everyday Hero project for the summer to coincide with the 15th anniversary year of 9/11.
Dan Pugmire has been instrumental in establishing and operating the Idaho Veterans garden on Belmont Street in Caldwell. Modern Woodmen’s Ed Doty-Pomoransky honored Pugmire's efforts at a ceremony at the Caldwell Public Library on June 17.
Local volunteer Carolynn Elder, a Rogersville resident, was recently recognized for hours of service to the community during a Modern Woodmen of America member event on May 17, 2016.
Members from Modern Woodmen of America’s Michigan Southwest Region’s 67 chapters, 14 Summit chapters (for members age 55 and older) and 11 youth service clubs dedicated a total of 4,116 volunteer hours to community projects in 2015.
“At Modern Woodmen, we proudly serve members for life,” said W. Kenny Massey, president and CEO of Modern Woodmen. “Our members value Modern Woodmen’s financial stability and fraternal offerings.”
(The Richland Source, Ohio) – Friends of the Harmony House, members of the Ontario United Methodist Church and Modern Woodmen of America members in the Mansfield area recently helped raise over $6,000 for a local homeless shelter.
In 2015, local communities received nearly $260,000 from Modern Woodmen and its members in fraternal assistance, an increase of more than 376 percent from 2014.
Modern Woodmen Say Fundraisers For Local Organizations Were Successful (The Independent-Enterprise, Oregon)
Modern Woodmen of America members in Malheur and Payette counties recently helped raise money for the Ontario Veterans Memorial Hall and Payette County Historical Society and Museum.
"When we learned how many people in the United States experience hunger, we were stunned," said W. Kenny Massey, Modern Woodmen’s president and CEO. "We knew we had to take action."
Local volunteer J. Ray Walker was recognized for countless hours of service to the community on Jan. 1, 2016, by the local Dandridge Modern Woodmen of America members who met at Perkins restaurant.