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2011 HR ALA GALA success!

As co-chair, and on behalf of the steering committee for the 2011 Jerry Jared HR ALA Gala, in honor of Jeanne Evans-Cox, I 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.

The GALA fundraiser was a tremendous success exceeding last year by 71 percent. 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.

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

Our guest speakers and honorees:

Our wounded warriors in attendance: Rogers Campbell of DeCA, Michael Good of NEXCOM, Capt. Edward Eng and Robert McGinty of USCG Exchange, Douglas Buntley of DeCA Portsmouth and our Honoree, Jeanne Evans-Cox.

Our Diamond and Platinum sponsors:

* Hershey * MARS * Sara Lee * BIC * Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

Our Gold, Silver and Patriot sponsors:

* Del Monte * DIAGEO * Advantage * Merck * Unilever * Energizer * Pepsi Co. * MDV * EURPAC * S&K Sales * Jack's Links * ACOSTA

For our auctions, the contributors and those who made it happen:

U.S. sales for countless items such as Olympus, DUNLOP, Rachel Ray and Paula Deen, SONY, Unilever, Sharp, S&K, Remington and Hamilton Beach, CLJ, Acosta, Seiko, etc. The list goes on. Thank you all for your support!

Special thanks to Paul Wehner, Jeanette Buck, Rachel Pramontana and the MDV team for their boundless support. Also our presenters: The wonderful Heather Snowa (USSC & HR ALA President), Tommie Draper (OSC), Ollie Bates (Mid-Valley), Roger Blood (ACOSTA), Stacey Cartwright (OSC) and Hank Sheffer (S&K).

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

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

Pictures from this year's event have been uploaded to the HR ALA site. Please visit,

Thank you,

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