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Board of Directors Openings

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The end of terms for three of our Board positions are approaching.  To ensure continuity across the Board, we are announcing openings for two positions: Director of Risk Management/Registration and Director of Merchandise.  We anticipate releasing another announcement for the third position soon.

We are looking for team members that are strategic thinkers and have a dynamic skill set that includes basic proficiency in email, attaching and sending files through email, Microsoft Excel, Word, data analysis, understanding a balance sheet and occasional travel for meetings.  Working with others to include BoD members, members of the public, companies and corporations, insurance agencies, members of the riding community, and others is critical to the success of each position.

Director of Risk Management/Registration:

It would be helpful if the Director of Risk Management had a background or experience in looking across a large operation with multiple influences to apply risk management principles. Additionally, the Director of Risk Management must collaborate with the Director of Operations, the Route Coordinators, and the Risk Management Officer from each route to ensure consistent risk management principles and reporting are carried across all four routes.  Timely and accurate reporting of incidents is critical to the success of RFTW, and the Director of Risk Management must ensure that each route RMO is fully trained and capable of preparing requisite reports and completing incident reporting in a consistent and timely manner.  Additionally, the RM director must deal with the annual insurance requirements for our event(s).

Registration involves all the annual registration processes, many of which are now automated. While registration is mostly done online, Registration is an important function while we are in Ontario immediately prior to the Run. Registration also involves data analysis in that weekly reports and trends are prepared form the available data for the BoD. This important trend analysis supplies the RCs critical information necessary for proper logistics planning at each of our stops.

Director of Merchandise:

The Merchandise Director is a challenging position, but one that is uniquely critical to the success of RFTW.  We need someone with the above Excel and data analysis skills, experience with Point of Sale (POS) systems, inventory management experience, and experience in developing seasonal marketing programs.  This position performs critical functions to help ensure the continued financial success of RFTW.  Additionally, this person will process and ship online orders several times a week.  Merchandise inventory can be stored in each of the three trailers used for sales across the four routes, or, at an indoor location.

The Merchandise Director is also responsible for ensuring the 3 trailers are properly maintained and prepared for the annual Run with a well inventoried, targeted stock of merchandise.  This person is also the lead for ensuring each of the Route Merchandise Leaders is properly trained on our POS system, trained in and understands the requirements for strict inventory management and accountability, and understands their financial and fiduciary responsibilities to RFTW, Inc.  Additionally, they will coordinate with route Merchandise Drivers, to ensure they can safely tow and operate a large trailer across their respective route, have the proper licenses and insurance.


We are currently accepting resumes for both positions. Please forward your resume to todd.taylor@rftw.us.  Please ensure you indicate which position interests you, and specifically outline your qualifications for the desired position.

The application period will close on 17 February 2023.

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Homes For Our Troops Key Ceremony Motorcycle Escort – Fort Worth, TX – Riders Needed!

Billie “Bugs” Dunlap is coordinating an escort for the Homes For Our Troops Key Ceremony, scheduled to take place on Saturday, 04 FEB 2023 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Riders interested in participating in the escort are asked to e-mail billie.dunlap@rftw.us in advance. The escort is for motorcycles and trikes only. We will have a confined space within which to operate – all are welcome but we need to plan for the size of escort. It promises to be a great day for the HFOT and the RFTW Missions!

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RFTW Board of Directors Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

After careful, considerable deliberation, last night, the RFTW Board of Directors voted to remove Ron “Sky” King as a member of the Board.  We wish Ron the best and look forward to his continued support of the RFTW mission.

Current Vice President/Chairman John “Turkey” Staub will be acting president until the Board conducts an election.  Once that happens, another announcement will be forthcoming.

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Midway Route RC Update From the BoD

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The Board of Directors wishes to share that Jim “Bruzer” Bruzewski has, for personal reasons, stepped down as the RC for the Midway Route for 2023.  Bruzer has long dedicated his free time to advance the mission of RFTW, and as we move forward with our 2023 planning, his zest and energy will be missed.  Jerry Wilkins agreed, and the BoD has approved, his appointment as Midway RC.  Jerry will nominate his ARC and the BoD will act on that nomination as soon as possible.

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Homes For Our Troops Volunteer Day – Fort Worth, TX

Homes For Our Troops Invites You to Join Us for Volunteer Day!

Army CPL Blake McMinn

Please join us as we landscape CPL McMinn’s future specially adapted custom home in Fort Worth, TX.

DATE: Saturday, December 3, 2022
TIME: Registration begins at 9:30 am
Start Time: 10:00 am
RSVP: www.hfotusa.org/mcminn
LOCATION: Shuttle Location to House (4 Minute Shuttle Ride)- Calvary Baptist Church, 625 Williams Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76120

Grab your garden gloves and roll up your sleeves. All volunteers will receive lunch and a HFOT T-shirt.

For more information, please contact:
Q Bailey
Manager of Community Engagement
sbailey@hfotusa.org or Cell: 774-226-5173

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Help Run for the Wall Continue The Mission on #GivingTuesday

On #GivingTuesday, join us in making a donation to Run for the Wall at donate.rftw.us. You decide where your contribution ends up by donating to RFTW in general or by picking a specific route. Choose between the Central, Midway, Southern or Sandbox Route to directly receive your contribution.

Run for the Wall, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which means your donation is tax-deductible.

We greatly appreciate your support and generosity this holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone in May.

#ContinueTheMission #GivingTuesday #RunForTheWall #RFTW

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Midway Route Volunteers Needed

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Hello RFTW Family!

Your Midway Route Coordinator Jim “Bruzer” Bruzewski is working hard planning out the RFTW MR for 2023 to ensure that it is safe, fun, and successful for everyone. However, we still need a few people to join the Midway Route Team. 🇺🇸

Volunteer opportunities are still available for Promotions and Staging. If you are interested, please reach out to Gina “Le’Spice” Cutrer directly.

Gina Cutrer
(225) 202-5328
Gina.cutrer@rftw.us

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Homes For Our Troops Volunteer Day in Arizona – Sept 10th

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Homes For Our Troops Invites You to Join Us for Volunteer Day!

DATE: Saturday, September 10, 2022
TIME: Check-in begins at 8:30am. Landscaping starts at 9:00am
RSVP: https://www.hfotusa.org/shenker
LOCATION: 8910 W Dove Roost Road, Queen Creek, Arizona 85412

Grab your garden gloves and roll up your sleeves as we beautify the home of Cpl Shenker. All volunteers will receive an HFOT T-shirt and lunch.

Event Volunteers Needed!

For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Q Bailey, Manager of Community Engagement Qbailey@hfotusa.org or call (774) 226-5173

More info on Cpl Shenker

ALSO – SAVE THE DATE! Cpl Shenker’s Key Ceremony is September 24, 2022. More details to follow.

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Run for the Wall Rider Survey

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We need your input!

Your opinion matters! Please take a moment to help us shape the future of the run by participating in a very short, 11-question survey.

As a perk, we will be drawing three names at random from the survey respondents. The lucky three will each receive a $50 digital coupon code that can be used at the RFTW.US online store. Of course if you wish to remain anonymous that is also an option, but you won’t be entered in the drawing.

Hurry, we will close the survey on 31 August, 2022.