GlenLakes Veterans & Friends Association
The GlenLakes Veterans and Friends Association was established in 2016 to assist the local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 67 to raise operating funds since the pittance received from their national organization was woefully inadequate compared to their local needs. Since then, we've expanded our efforts to support other veterans' organizations in the local community by becoming an official charity, i.e., known as an IRS 501(c)(3) organization. As such, your contributions will continue to be tax deductible, supporting veteran services in Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco counties.
We have local meetings at the GlenLakes Country Club monthly with a variety of topics relevant to veterans and their families, including identity theft, local politics, opiod addition, honor flights, etc. There are no dues or fees to participate with complimentary coffee and donuts at each meeting.
Quarterly, we have R&R sessions poolside (weather permitting) to improve comraderie and shared experiences. We also routinely support activities at Bushnell National Cemetary, including the annual "Wreaths Across America".
Our main fund-raising activity is an annual Veterans Day Golf Tournament, Luncheon, and Silent Auctions. Participation has shown great increases each year.
Our 2020 tournament raised over $40,000. Click here for more details!
We have awarded 2020 grants to six deserving local veterans organizations so far...
DAV Chapter 67 in Spring Hill, paying the second $7000 half of the cost of a van for veteran transportation.
DAV Chapter 158 in Crystal River awarded $5250 for office equipment, training for 3 service officers, and funds for needy veterans.
American Legion Post 186 in Brooksville granted $6350 to replace the main A/C units.
VFW Post 10209 in Spring Hill $5500 grant for Service Officer computer, honor guard expenses, and Chaplain Memorial.
Marine Corps League #708 in Spring Hill for $4900 Honor Guard expenses.
Veterans Nursing Home in Land O'Lakes granted $2000 for computers enabling online chats with family.