Our Goals & Accomplishments

Accomplishments for 2022

Goals for 2022

  • Continue Angel wellness calls to the NYC Chapter members

  • Virtual bi-weekly prayer meetings

  • Care packages for soldiers

  • Members to continue to submit HER Story

  • Virtually celebrate Black and Women’s History Month

  • Feb 2022 Instillation of new NABMW Chapter Installation Ceremony

  • Members to attend the NABMW national convention, July 20-24 2022 , San Antonio, TX

Exposure to the Community 2022

1. The Hollis Gardens Veterans Pantry; The Mission is to feed the homeless Veterans and the community /Home delivered meals.

2. Workshops/Education seminars for 2022

  • Virtual seizure first Aid/Epilepsy

  • Stop the Bleed

  • Election process for minority

  • Diet

  • Alzheimer disease

  • Mental Health Workshops

  • CPR review

  • Nutrition

  • Mental Health and Wellness Seminars

3. Collaborate with other organizations and Churches

4. Participation in the NYC Veteran’s Day Parade

5. Holiday visit to the Veterans’ Honor house for Male

6. Virtual Stay at Home Tea – A fundraising event to discuss the history, holistic and medicinal purposes for drinking tea.

7. Collaborated virtual panel discussion “League of Women Voters representative

8. Participate with the Girls Scout Cookie and Rhodes Academy 2022

9. The Hollis Gardens Veterans Pantry. The mission is to feed our homeless Veterans and community members the pantry is open every Wednesday and Thursday for Home Delivered Meals (Please contact Mrs. Sharon Sweeting –Lindsey for additional information)

10. The Department of Veterans Affairs 1-844-MyVA-311 (1-844-698-2311) as a go-to source for Veterans and their families.

11. The NYC Veteran Oral History Project…..This oral history project is kept on New York Public Library website here: http://www.nypl.org.audiovideo/veterans

12. History Center/Library of Congress Veterans History Project Training Workshop. These are the names of the books and the price in Amazon

13. Check the NYC Chapter Website: http://NYCNABMW.org,

14. Gmail account: NYCNABMW2009@gmail.com

Accomplishments for 2021

Goals for 2021

  • Update website

  • Write a letter to deploy soldiers

  • Angel call to the NYC Chapter members

  • Prayer Zoom every two weeks

  • Care packages for soldiers

  • Members to submit HER Story

Exposure to the Community 2021

  • The Hollis Gardens Veterans Pantry. The Mission is to feed our homeless Veterans and community /Home delivered meals

  • Mental Health Seminars

  • Fundraising (Mary Kay Party, T shirts, Popcorns, Stay at Home Tea Fundraising

  • "Voices From the Women Veteran Community (SAGE) - Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders

  • Placing Wreaths at Memorial Day Observance for LTC (Ret) Annie Malone, LTC (Ret) Phyllis Theresa Grant and Hattie Harris

  • Lorraine West was recognized by the U.S. Army NYC Recruiting Battalion and USAG Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn N, Y. Narrated by Catherine Laporte

  • The Vets and NABMW Northeast region coordinated, virtual panel for March Women’s history month. Focus of the program was to celebrate the contributions made by black women in the U.S. Military pre and post “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and hear the diverse stories of how theses incredible women are using history to mentor, support and advocate for women vets.

  • Collaborate with other organizations and Churches

  • Vietnam Veterans and NABMW members and other Veterans attended the Rhodes Academy in Hempstead, (Student’s learned about Lessons learned in the Military)

  • NYC Chapter attended Carnegie Hall Honoring 688th Central Postal Battalion unit and 761 Tank Battalion, WW 11 at Carnegie Hall Stern Production. Eyes of the World D-Day to V-Day

  • Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Parade held in Brownsville Col (Ret) Carol St Pierre was the Grand Marshals

  • NYC, Brooklyn & DMV chapters placed wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery during the Wreath across Arlington National Cemetery Campaign

  • NYC Veteran’s Day Parade

  • Holiday visit with Honor house for the Male Vets

Accomplishments for 2020

Goals for 2020

  • Prayer Zoom every two weeks

  • Wellness check up every two weeks

  • Angel Calls to the NYC Chapter Members

  • Update website

  • Care Packages for Soldiers

  • Letter to deploy soldiers

  • Members to submit HER Story

Exposure to the Community 2020

  • NYC Chapter partnered with sacred Heart of Jesus by feeding the community in body and in spirit Community Service Feeding One Family.

  • Three sessions Mental Health ‘

  • Vitamin D 3 Deficiency and Disparity a Tale of two systems

  • Partnered with Theta Chi Chapter Cooling Center Project

  • The First Virtual Women’s Health Fair: VA New York Harbor healthcare system presents

  • The Hollis Gardens Veterans Pantry, every Wednesday and Thursday for Home Delivered Meals

  • Recognized our front line and our essential line workers. They received a small token gift (clear plastic face shields & cloth handmade mask)

  • Atlanta History center/Library of Congress Veterans History Project Training Workshop

  • Holiday visit with Honor house for the male Vets

Accomplishments for 2019

  • Release first  quarterly  Newsletter
     

Exposure to the Community 2019

  • Collaborate with other organizations and churches. 

  • Adopt a school – the purpose of adopting a school is to guide and help prepare our future leaders; offer Professional/Career Day

  • Civic Empowerment & Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Campaign

  • Financial Empowerment Series

  • Prayer breakfast

  • Invite speakers to discuss VA Loan/ financial planning

  • Prayer breakfast

  • Black History Trip

    • Selma, AL ( walking across the bridge)

    • National Civil Right Museum, Memphis/ Museum visiting Black Statue of Liberty

    • Write a letter to deployed soldiers

    • Suggestion for Holiday event this year at the Beacon House in Bay Shore, LI connected to the Northport VA.

Accomplishments for 2018

  • Develop new website

  • Develop NYC Chapter history book to bring to the convention

  • Fundraising to increase revenue for 2018

  • Scholarship and Community Service Award Luncheon on September 15, 2018
     

Exposure to the Community and continuing education 2018

  • NYC Chapter hosting Thrive NYC focus on mental health. A certificate program to identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental illness.

  • The clergy with a Purpose selected The NYC Chapter of NABMW as a recipient in commemoration of Black History Month.

  • Support of children education Port au Prince, HAITI   

  • Sent care packages to deployed soldiers

  • Attendance at the 369th Historical Society Awards Dinner on March 

  • Iota Chi Chapter, INC  luncheon 2018

  • Attended Wheelchair charities fund raiser

  • NY Senate Hall of Fame: several of our Members were inducted into the New York State Senate Veteran Hall of Fame.

  • NABMW 2018 Convention in Atlanta, GA August

  • Preparing NYC Chapter Archives to exhibit at the NABMW convention in Atlanta, GA.

  • Plan to participate  in the Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day at  Ft Hamilton Military  October 2018

  • Plan to participate in the 48th African-American Day 2018

  • Plan to participate  in NYC Veteran’s Day Parade – November 2018

  • Honor home for Male Vets (a not-for-profit Veterans Home for homeless males) and Beacon House for females on Long Island.

  • Plan pre-holiday celebration 2018
     

Accomplishments for 2017

  • Military Family Readiness organizer book - This was created to assist family members in the event of deployment and or death.

  • Implemented a Facebook account
     

Fundraising to increase revenue for 2017

  • 2016 Dinner dance held in 2016 and two scholarships were awarded.  We plan the same for 2018 in September, so that more scholarships can be awarded to military women

Exposure to the Community 2017

  • NYC Chapter Celebrated Black History Month by recognizing the contributions of black military women

  • CPR Class for members and the Harlem community

  • Annual Prom Dress Drive we collected over one dozen prom dresses and accessories to share with the young women of Far Rockaway Queens

  • Attended Wheelchair charities fundraiser

  • NY Senate Hall of Fame: several of our Members were inducted into the New York State Senate Veteran Hall of Fame

  • Participated at the Association of Black Educators

  • Mr. Eric Claude LCSW-R, Counselor in the counseling center direct link to Veteran Students at BMC

  • Participated  in the Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day at  Ft Hamilton Military 

  • Participated in the 48th African American Day

  • Participated  in NYC Veteran’s Day Annual Parade - November

  • Honor home for Male Vets (a not-for-profit Veterans Home for homeless males) the group visits and dines with the men and take needed gifts around the Holidays.  There are usually 5 to 7 men in transition.

  • Northeast Region Holiday Brunch at Tosca’s restaurant, Bronx, NY-December.  This annual get-together with family and friends.

Accomplishments for 2016

  • Increased chapter dues effective date January 2016

  • Creating  an Emergency contact  list for members

  • NYC Chapter first Scholarship fundraiser May 2016

 

Fundraising to increase revenue for 2016

  • First New York Chapter scholarship Annual dinner Dance May 2016

 

Exposure to the Community 2016

  • Attendance at the 369th Historical Society Awards Dinner on March  2016

  • Preparation for convention at Williamsburg, VA on Memorial weekend

  • NCNW (the National Council of Negro Women), at their 29th Annual Awards Banquet June 2016 (member honoree)

  • Black Veterans For Social Justice Gala on the sea July 2016

  • Plan to Participate in the Annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) on October, 29, 2016  

  • Plan to participate in NYC Veteran’s Day Parade - November 2016

  • Plan pre-holiday celebration 2016

  • Honor home for Male Vets (a not- for- profit Veterans Home for homeless males).

Accomplishments for 2015

  • NABMW Journal

  • Donated to: Make My Mother Proud Prom Dresses 2015

  • Invitation of a guest speaker to present on Financial Planning

  • Participated in NYC Veterans Day Parade -  November 2015

  • Sent care   packages to deployed soldier for Holiday/Wounded Warriors.

  • Preparation for NABMW convention 2016 

  • Purchase as a group Garrison Hat logo with NYC Chapter.

  • The NYC Chapter internet website is https://www.facebook.com/NABMWNYC. If you are not on Facebook go to Facebook.com and type in NABMWNYC.

  • Planned  Teleconference for Chapter presidents in preparation of NABMW Convention 2016

 

Fundraising to increase revenue for 2015

  • Holiday Hill bus ride   June, 2015

 

Exposure to the Community 2015

  • 369th Historical Society Awards Dinner on March 2015.

  • Women Veterans Retreats

  • Caribbean American Healthcare Awards (honorees)

  • Iota Chi Chapter, INC luncheon 2015

  • Caribbean Life Awards 2015

  • The BVSJ Memorial Day Parade May 2015

  • Participation in Allen AME Annual Veteran Sunday 2015

  • Black Veterans For Social Justine Gala on the sea August 2015

  • 2015 Candidate for NY Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

  • Support of children education Port au Prince, Haiti 

  • Participated in the Annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) on October 2015   

  • Participated in NYC Veterans Day Parade - November 2015

  • Participation in Celebrate our Veterans Sponsored by the Allen AME Development  Corp 2015

  • Holiday Brunch   at Tosca’s restaurant in the Bronx December

  • Honor home for Male Vets (a not- for- profit Veterans Home for homeless males).

 

Accomplishments   for 2014

  • Donation of  Prom Dresses programs for NABMW NYC

  • Presented to the NABMW group on the  Citizen Preparedness Training on 11/21/2014

 

Fundraising to increase revenue for 2014

  • Second Annual New York Chapter bus ride at Sand Casino/Mall Winery on June 2014

  • Second Annual raffle tickets …..Mini Laptop for 2014

 

Exposure to the Community 2014

  • 369th Historical Society Awards Dinner on March  2014   

  •  AD for the journal for the Laurelton Parade.2014

  •  2014 Candidate for NY Senate Veterans Hall of Fame 2014

  • NCNW ( National Council of Negro Women), at their 29th Annual Awards Banquet Feb  2014

  •  Adopt   the Prom Dresses  May 2014

  •  Candidate for NY Senate Veterans Hall of Fame 2014

  • Participation in Allen AME Annual Veteran Sunday 2014

  •  Attendance at Pi-Phi Omega Chapter & Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. the Day at the Races at the Belmont Race Track at Elmont, NY June 2014

  • Attended the Harlem Hospital Center School of Nursing Alumni Association on Saturday, September, 2014

  • Caribbean American Healthcare Awards 2014 (Honorees)

  • Attended BLACK VETERANS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE GALA ON THE SEA! 2014

  • Participated in NYC Veterans Day Parade - November 2014

  • Chapter Pre-holiday celebration 2014  luncheon

  • Designed web site 2014                                    

  • Developed New York Chapter Newsletter and Summer Journal

  • Designed internet Web site

  • Participated in Laurelton, Queens Memorial Day Parade

  • Annual Bus Ride June 2014

  • Soiree for members and family, July 2014 in New Jersey

  • Honor home for Male Vets (a not- for- profit Veterans Home for homeless males).

 

Accomplishments 2013

  • NABMW Nominations Results

  • First draft of the By Laws for the New York Chapter

  • Implemented conference call for various Committees

  • Developed NABMW NYC Chapter Membership application

  • NABMW Summer Journal 

 

Fundraising to increase revenue for 2013

  • First Annual New York Chapter Bus Ride

  • First Annual Raffle Tickets for IPod  

 

Exposure to the Community 2013

  • Participated in the 8th Medical Brigade Celebrating Black History Month

  • Supported the NYARNG Black History Month – sponsored young soldier(s) –February

  • Developed New York Chapter Newsletter and Summer Journal

  • Designed web site 2013

  • Revised New York Chapter By-laws

  • Participated in a documentary on Black women in the Military to tell HerStory

  • Designed internet Web site

  • Candidate for NY Senate Veterans Hall of Fame 2013

  • Participation in Allen AME Annual Veteran Sunday 2013

  • Participated in the Annual Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD) on October 26, 2013

  • Participated in NYC Veteran’s Day Parade - November 2013

  • Veterans Oral History Project

  • Obtained two letters during the holiday season from the post office to make a wish come true – December 2013

  • Pre-holiday celebration 2013

  • Adopted a platoon 2013

  • Honor home for Male Vets (a not- for- profit Veterans Home for homeless males).

 

Accomplishments 2012

  • Attended the NYC Women Veterans Empowerment and Unification Cruise on October 7

  • Participated in the Veterans Day Parade on November 12

  • NABMW National Election for Office

  • ADOPT A PLATOON SOLDIER    

  • 20 members attended the Reunion in Charleston, SC.

  • Visited the Honor Home for Male Vets in December 2012