Kayak with a Vet 2023 2022 A $2,000 check was presented to St. Louis VA Medical Center Fisher House. Picture (L to R) John Winkler – Capt. USN (Ret) + Elks 9 Veterans Committee Chairman Emeritus, Jim Donahue – Fisher House President, David Roeth – Elks 9 Veterans Committee Chairman Emeritus, Brett Mosley – Elks 9 Veterans Committee Chairman ( https://www.fisherhouseinstl.org ) A check for $1,500 was presented to the Joshua Chamberlain Society. Picture (L to R) Holly Schmitz – Executive Director of Joshua Chamberlain Society, John Winkler – Capt. USN (Ret.) + Elks 9 Veterans Committee Chairman Emeritus, Dave Roeth – Elks 9 Veterans Committee Chairman Emeritus, Brett Mosley – Elks 9 Veterans Committee Chairman https://www.chamberlainsociety.org A $500 check was presented to The Kaufman Fund. Picture (L to R) John Winkler – Capt USN (Ret) & Elks 9 Veterans Committee Chairman Emerus, Gary Havel – representative of the Kaufman Fund + #9 Elk, David Roeth – Elks 9 Veterans Committee Chairman + Lodge Esquire, Brett Mosley – Elks 9 Veterans Committee Chairman, Tim Luby – Event Chair + Past Exalted Ruler https://www.thekaufmanfund.org Within and nearby the Tremayne Shelter were representatives from Team River Runner (Co-Host), American Legion (Chesterfield) Post 556, Fisher House, Defenders Gateway, Folds of Honor, The Freedom 13, Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, Heroes Care, Got Your Six Support Dogs, Joshua Chamberlain Society (JCS), Kaufman Fund, Little Patriots Embraced, Patriot Guard Riders, Six String Heroes, Team Red White & Blue (RWB), U.S Marine Corps Recruiting, & Veterans Community Project (VCP). Pledge of Allegiance The National Anthem was sung by NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Smith ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Smith ) A miliary flyover was performed by a Stearman Biplane from Creve Coeur International Airport Questions… Contact Squad Leader (aka Chairman) Mike Fieishour at ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 2019 We’ve hosted Kayak with a Vet in 2019, 2018, and 2022. The Years off were due to Covid.