Greetings Veterans and Patriots,

Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Now that 2022 is upon us it’s time to start planning for the 22nd Annual POW*MIA Awareness Rally and Motorcycle Rodeo! We are looking for volunteers. Please contact me or any Lane Leader if you are interested in being a part of putting this Rally on. Mark your calendars!

We are still looking for a Facilities Team Leader. This position is a very big part of the Rally and needs to be filled soon. Please contact me if you are interested.

22nd Annual POW*MIA Awareness Rally
July 22 & 23, 2022
Bannock County Event Center Fairgrounds, Pocatello

The American Red Cross and Traci Lund would like to thank you for your support and blood donations at the 16th Annual POW*MIA Awareness Association Blood Drive:

Happy New Year! Thank You for your hard work and for helping the Red Cross keep the blood supply needed to save lives. The need for blood is constant, right now with everything that is happening in the world the need is severe. You having a blood drive helps us to keep saving lives.  Thank you so much! Thank you for helping us accomplish our mission to help those in need. I have attached a flyer showing how many lives you help us to save. Thank you so much! I Appreciate You! 

Traci Lund
Account Manager Donor Recruitment Department
American Red Cross Blood Services Idaho/Montana Region
Thank you all who took time out of your day to give and thank you Nicki for all you did to make the 16th Annual Bikers for Blood Community Blood Drive happen!

A thank you card from Wreaths Across America was also received for supporting their mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom. Thank you, Dawn for getting the wreaths ordered and thank you everyone that came out to lay the wreaths.

Thank you, Dawn, Eve, and Ashlee, for a great Christmas Party! It was a great time in Whoville! I would have liked to have been able to stay longer, but was happy to see all the fun you were having.

Our next General Meeting is Friday, January 21th at 7pm at Liberty Hall, 325 W. Benton St. Pocatello.  Everyone is invited!

Please read the November General Membership Meeting Minutes, so we will be able to take a vote to accept or amend them.

Thank you,

Brandon Bennett, Director
POW*MIA Awareness Rally Association – Pocatello

Upcoming Events:

Elko Chili Feed
Saturday, February 19 at 4pm at the Elko Convention Center in Elko, Nevada
This is the Elko POW*MIA fundraiser for the National League of POW/MIA Families.
Besides chili there is a live auction, silent auction, and a raffle.
If you can attend it is a great time for a great cause.

We will be donating $250 for a VIP Table which accommodates 10 members

There are deals on hotel rooms set up. Just mention the Elko Chili Feed and you will get a discount.
Maverick Hotel and Casino. (Formally the Red Lion)
1-800-545-0044 room rates $89.00 + tax
Holiday Inn Express (new in town)
775-299-4800 Room Rates $92.00 + tax
Shutters Hotel (was the Hilton)
775-777-1200 Room Rates $65.00 + tax
Shilo Inn
775-738-5522 Room Rates $69.00 + tax
Travel Lodge
775-299-3582 Room Rates $45.60 Tax included

Retire with Respect
We have not scheduled these events yet for this year. Last year, it was held in February at the North Bannock Fire Department. Watch for more information.

March 12th from noon-6pm
We will be getting more details on this in February.

Chrome in the Dome
March 18 & 19
We will be participating and have the Pins & Patches trailer available for the public to purchase merchandise.