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Greetings friends and members of the best chapter of the American Logistics Association ... Hampton Roads!

As co-chair and on behalf of the steering committee for the 2013 Jerry Jared HR ALA Gala in honor and memory of our dear friend Capt. Ollie B. Bates III, we would like to thank all of you for your support this year.

We were pleased to see such a large attendance by NEXCOM, MCX, CGX, DeCA HQ, DeCA and exchange directors/managers from our ALA zone as well as our resale industry family.

WOW!!!!!! The GALA fundraiser was a tremendous success! All net proceeds will go to the HR ALA Scholarship fund and various charities. The HR ALA annual scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are family members of the Military or the Military Resale System.

We would like to honor the following for a job well done; their enduring support is greatly appreciated.

Our Guest Speakers and honorees:

Thank you to our wounded warriors in attendance and the wonderful Bates family. Special thanks to Rear Admiral & Mrs. Bianchi (Ret) for their tireless support of our chapter and inspiring words.

Our Platinum Sponsors:

Hillshire Brands * Proctor & Gamble * Mid Valley

Our Gold, Silver and Patriot Sponsors:

*Del Monte * DIAGEO * MARS * RAPIDGate * Exchange & Commissary News * Nestle* Bisek * WebCo* Military Produce Group * Kimberly Clark * ACOSTA * DMI * S&K * Kellogg's * New Balance * Advantage * OSC * MDV/NF * Watt Spohn * Whirlpool

For our auctions: the contributors and those that made it happen:

U.S. SALES for countless items such as LG TV/2x Olympus cameras/Analon cookware/Coby tablet/Paula Deen/Electrolux, etc., PepsiCO for the Peyton Manning autographed Helmet, SONY Television, MARS for autographed jerseys/football from J. Bettis and B. Smith, Del Monte Foods for NASCAR tickets, ACOSTA for Seiko watches, Kimberly Clark Garmin GPS, Lego from WebCo, Watt Spohn for their numerous auction items Top Flight Golf Set/ Callaway bags & drivers/UA Glasses/ Solo luggage, Advantage for Yankees/ Ravens jackets, SMI for big T-Fal cook set ... the list goes on. Thank you all for your support!

Also our presenters: Ms. Tommie Draper (OSC) for her beautiful flower arrangements and eulogy of Ollie Bates III, Cory Belkov (WSU) eulogy of Dennis Lennon, Anne Wood (Webco), Ms. Heather Snowa (USSC), Stacey Cartwright (OSC) & Diane Maxwell (S&K)

Special thanks to Paul Wehner, Liz Markley, Alyson Barrett, Trish Jones, Dana Yeck and the MDV team for their boundless support. Mr. Louis P. Snyder of U.S. Sales for a phenomenal job as auctioneer!

Finally our steering committee. The very best you can work with. Job well done!

The ever-gracious Ms. Tommie Draper (OSC), Mr. Nick Cohen (U.S. Sales), Ms. Stacey Cartwright (OSC), Ms. Heather Snowa (U.S. Sales), Mr. J.D. Fenessy (Del Monte), Mr. Hank Sheffer (S&K) and Ms. Diane Maxwell (S&K).

Thank you,

Marc Michals
Commissary Specials / Judy Johnson Direct / www.militaryshoppers.com
PH/TXT: 757-620-8418
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