UM Men promote Strength for Service at federal sites

October 3rd, 2012


Photo: Michael Fiest sits at a Strength for Service display table during a Combined Federal Campaign event in Clovis, Calif.


CLOVIS, Calif. As federal employees consider ways in which they can donate to various charities Michael Fiest suggests that they consider listing Strength for Service as one of the tax-deductible agencies covered through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

The gathering at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Clovis is just one of several hundred similar CFC events across the country. At each event, federal employees are given a brochure, pen, tape measure or notepad.

Larry Dozier, president of the Western Jurisdiction UM Men, participated in a Sept. 27 CFC event at the Marine Corp Logistics Base in Barstow, Calif.  Dozier says some 800 guests attended the event held during the Ohana Festival.

“The CFC events represents a unique and exciting opportunity to tell the Strength for Service story to Federal employees,” said Larry Coppock, a staff executive with the General Commission on UM Men. “So far  our volunteer leaders have manned exhibits and spoke on our behalf at military bases, post offices, VA medical centers, airports and a host of other venues. It is important that we have a strong presence in this our first year in the CFC.”


Other persons representing Strength for Service at other CFC events include:

Michael Feist, Clovis, Calif.

L. W. Smith and Herman Lightsey, Columbia, S.C.

Nathan Bush, Tyndall AFB, Fla.

David. F. Hopper, Jr., Robins AFB, Ga.

Ken Todd, Falls Church, Va.

Don Scandrol, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Charley Gray, Raleigh, N.C.

Dave Mendyk, Lincoln, Nebraska

Craig Nordaker, Lincoln, Nebraska

Glenn Wintemberg, St. Louis ,Mo. Area, Shaw AFB, Il.

Larry Dozier, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, Calif.

Russell Cline and Lew Weil, Joint Base McGuire, -Dix- Lakehurst, NJ

John Walls, Detroit, Mich.

Jim Russell and Denis Sjoquist, Seattle, Wash.

Ed Shytle, Huntington, W.Va.

Ralph Herron, Parkersburg, W.Va.

Larry Coppock, Middle Tennessee