1/5th Tercentennial Gala Event at the Carlson Center Fairbanks Alaska, Friday the 10th of July 2015 for the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Soldiers of the battalion
Every year the 5th Infantry Regiment Association donates money that is raised to support many worth while causes, to name a few:
I want to personally thank you and the members of this excellent chapter for all the support. My soldiers and families really appreciate everything you all do for us. We can't thank you enough for all the care packages and emails. You really made our day! Take care and stay safe.
Vic Mercado CSM
IRAQI COIN PROJECT
As many of you know we had a project selling copies of a 1/5th Challenge Coin that was presented to soldiers in Iraq Jim Cuthbertson volunteered to head the project. He did a fantastic job and was able to sell all 325 coins that were ordered. In fact we had requests that mean we could have sold more. The coins were priced to make a profit and we ended up making $1,132.72. The Board of Directors voted to donate $600.00 of that money to the 1/5th “Family Readiness Group” for their welcome home activities for the Bobcats. We used some of the other profit to pay for the busses to transport members to the memorial service in downtown Pittsburgh at the recent reunion.
The Chapter owes Jim Cuthbertson a big “thanks” for his efforts on this project.
Regarding this donation we received the following E-mail from 1/5th CSM Victor Mercado.
DID YOU KNOW?
That the last newsletter cost about $1.03 each to have published. And “bulk mail” cost about $0.23 each to mail. So each newsletter cost about $1.25 cents. That is where the Association spends most of the dues you pay.