Blackhorse E-News – November, 2011

UPDATE ON SERVICES FOR JOHN B. WHITEHEAD III

Services for John B. Whitehead III have been confirmed for the Old Post Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery for 1 December 2011 at 12:45 PM.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING BLACKHORSE SCHOLARSHIPS:

The following students have not claimed their Fall 2011 Blackhorse Scholarship payment and we have been unable to contact them by email.

David Casterman

Sarah Amos

Tyler Byrne

Students should contact CSM (Ret) Ernie Ford soonest to make arrangements for payment. CSM Ford’s contact info: FordEE@alyeska-pipeline.comopens in a new window.

Scholarships not claimed by 1 December each year are voided.

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BLACKHORSE NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE

ELECTRONICALLY VIA E-NEWS

The Blackhorse Newsletter, published and mailed twice annually is now available through our Blackhorse E-News medium. Significant cost savings will accrue by reducing printing and mailing costs. Currently, our greatest operating expense is in the area of printing and mailing the newsletter.

Please take this opportunity to elect to receive your Blackhorse Newsletter electronically by going to our website at www.blackhorse.orgopens in a new window and clicking the "Blackhorse Newsletter & E-News" link. Scroll down to the area where it asks for your name and email address. Hit "Send Request" and we will take care of insuring you receive your newsletter while accurately maintaining your physical address in the database.

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ANNUAL FUNDRAISER MAIL-OUTS

The annual fundraiser mail-outs should be in your mailboxes within the next days. You are asked to support the association at a level comfortable for you. Our goal is to attract 10% of our members to support this effort – Support at the $100 level and be a part of the 1901 Club.

We draw five tickets at our Blackhorse Family Reunion each year and the winners may elect to receive a 1901 Cavalry Hat, Cavalry Saber or Spurs. You need not be present to win. We draw the winners at the Stable Your Mount event.

For credit card donations, write your total donation amount to the right of your signature.

An addressed envelope is included in your mail-out package. Please support your Blackhorse Association. Your volunteer officers and directors serve without remuneration so that all donations go to our five principal missions.

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2012 WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA REUNION

Glenn Snodgrass and his great crew have planned an interesting reunion during the period June 7 – 10, 2012. Please register early so the planners can insure our meetings and banquet halls are of adequate size to accommodate the various events. Our attendance numbers are growing each year and we need good estimates of attendance in order to insure we do not over commit for the various event venues. It is also recommended that you reserve your hotel room early. The hotel has a very satisfactory cancellation policy. More detailed reunion information is posted at www.blackhorse.comopens in a new window. Notice—- that is ".com". The same information may be found on our website at the Programs/Reunion Link at www.blackhorse.orgopens in a new window.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING from your

BlackHorse Association Officers and Directors.