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Forum topic by langski93 posted 12-15-2016 03:44 PM 464 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2016 03:44 PM

Fellow Jocks,

The below email has been edited for time and space. I encourage you to read the whole thing, but if you do nothing else, skip down to the BOLDED section and especially the BOLDED ITALIC section.

Hats off to fellow member ADN, who first raised awareness on this site for the Lumberjocks community to invest in the lives of wounded veterans. Rob Cosman has been able to put together a very generous program, details below, as well as other offers for wounded vets that will cost them nothing. If our massive community gets behind this effort, he can do even more.

I am donating $25 in memory of my uncle Robert McKeon, who served and was wounded in Korea. If someone matches that, I will donate another $25. It would be a Christmas Miracle to watch the numbers grow by $5 and $10 donations, so challenge each other, give in memory of a loved one or in the name of a loved one, but please donate.

Why just 155,600 ? Statistically, the balance are veterans. 12,400 members. I think the number skews higher in this community though. They get a “pass” today.

Have a WonderFul Holiday, Merry Christmas

On Dec 7, 2016, at 3:46 PM, Rob Cosman <robcosman> wrote:

This is just a quick note to let you know how our workshop with the Vets faired. One word, FANTASTIC! These guys were awesome, Jake and I had a blast and I think I speak for the others in the class, Caralyne, Jamie, Bob, John, Mike and Jim. The Vets; Greg from TN, Andy from TX, Philip from NY, Brad from WI, Rob from NC, Rick from NC and Marshall from WA. These guys were dedicated, hard working, funny, positive and great craftsman. I didnt expect to see the incrediable results we saw. Some of their dovetails were the best I have seen in all the teaching I have done, BRAVO!

In Canada, November 11 is our Rembrance Day, we stop and honor the sacrifice of our soldiers past and present. A local politician made arrangements for the Vets to be seated on the floor during the morning ceramony, was a proud moment. Thanks guys, we really appreciated you being there.

We will get some pictures from the week out as soon as we can so you can put a face to these names. In the mean time I have booked the facility for April 10-14, 17-21 and 24-28, 2017. My plan is to run at least two beginning classes with 6 wounded Vets and 6 lucky civilians in each class. I say “lucky civilians” for a reason, as Jim told me in an email after the class, the experience was both humbling and great and he was grateful to have been a part.

CALL FOR CLASS! If you are a wounded Vet or if you know of one, please submit in writing a paragraph or two telling your story. We will cover all the expenses, Santa has already committed to providing for 3 Vets in April as well as putting 2k in the tool kitty. Another donor has commited to covering a Vet for the week. We have had another 1k added to the tool kitty for a mere mention of the Buffalo Sabres and Bills! I wish it was all that easy!

Those wanting to contribute please contact me directly by email or phone, and 1-506-977-1401.

If you are wanting to be a student in the class, please contact us at Cost is $1495.00 Cdn, we work 8 to 8 Monday thru Friday. Details are on my site, We have a local hotel that gives us great rates and a faclility that is perfect for what we are doing. Weather will be nice and cool, work will be hard and challenging and the memories will be priceless!

Finally, my heart felt thanks to all those wonderful contributors who made this possible, you did so much more than you will ever know, I saw it first hand. Merry Christmas

Rob, Jake, Dave and Frick

p.s. This one is being drafted and sent from an airport lounge, please forgive the errors!

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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#1 posted 01-10-2017 12:22 AM

This sounds like a great endeavour! I wish you much success with it.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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