BRATHEAD Briefings

April 14, 2011

Friends of BRATCON Scholarship Drive

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Friends of BRATCON,

BRATCON, although the new kid on the block, has wanted from the start to establish a “student mentoring program” with our radio forum, similar to what many of us experienced at DoDD schools with the “work study program” and/or “hosting teen programs on AFN.” Secondly, we want to establish a “scholarship fund.”  The fund has recently been started with the proceeds of BRATCON music sales - (music donated by Brat-Rick O’Connell) although very much in its infancy.

As of this week, we have teamed with our local military base, the Luke AFB Officer’s Spouses Club, who we learned is already reviewing scholarship applications.  They are providing 5 – $1,000 scholarships to active-duty Brats and 2 – $500 scholarships to dependent spouses wishing to return to school.  

 

                                            We would like to be the 6th award to that deserving Brat!

However, time is of the essence here as their applications are being reviewed by a local independent Community College Board as I write with the awards being presented at a banquet on base May 17th.

Here’s where you come in.  Can we count on you for a Brat donation to kick off our 1st scholarship?  

If so, please make your check payable to:  BRATS in Broadcasting, LLC

                                                                    c/o Jeri Glass

                                                                    41630 N. Rolling Green Way

                                                                    Anthem, AZ 85086

Again, we don’t have much time…..May 17th is just 35 days away!

You should know that after they learned about BRATCON, our enthusiasm to give back and provide an educational opportunity both via a “mentoring program and our scholarship desire” they requested Dennis speak at their Board Meeting on May 3rd and then again as the guest speaker at the banquet on May 17th.  All this, regardless of whether we can match their scholarships this year/next month.

The JAG officer who blessed our teaming at Luke wrote:  

I hope that when my kids are college bound that the base we are at has as good of ties

to the local community to be able to offer similar programs and scholarships.

If we reach the goal, we would present the scholarship with the Name, School, Class Year (or alumni association) of each BRAT/school participating. So please provide this info on your memo line of check.  

We want the “current active-duty BRATS” to know we support them.  We all know they are facing more than a PCS move with either their father, mother or both seeing multiple deployments.  If you would like to include a personal message as well….we’ll pass that on in the same envelope.

Thank you for your consideration.

Meanwhile, continue to listen to BRATCON every Thursday evening and view our new/revised website.  www.bratconradio.com  and www.bratcon.com.

Upcoming guests include some famous Brats, Dan Hesse-CEO of Sprint, Kyle Logrosso-the 8 yr old BRAT Golf whiz/cancer in

both eyes and Terry Serpico aka LTC Frank Sherwood of the hit Lifetime tv series Army Wives.

As always we enjoy hearing from each and every one of you!

Our best, 

Dennis, Jeri & Evan

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