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Retired Volunteer Maria Connelly “Set the Example” for Others At NMCRS North Island
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 21 April 2018 - 0 Comments

Maria Connelly wasn’t just a volunteer at NMCRS North Island on Naval Base Coronado. She was a surrogate mom, a party planner, an advocate, and a cheerleader. “Maria is hardwired to be a servant [...]

Japanese Volunteer Chizuko Ikeda Links Service Members with Local Culture
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 20 April 2018 - 0 Comments

When she was 10 years old, Chizuko Ikeda watched footage of the Apollo 13 mission on television from her home in the small town of Arita, Japan. She was so impressed by America’s astronomical [...]

Unique Volunteer Cynthia Kliewer Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 19 April 2018 - 0 Comments

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend Cynthia Kliewer as the twentieth recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Kliewer’s [...]

Daughter Recalls Volunteer Mom’s Legacy of Knitting for Generations of Sea Babies
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 18 April 2018 - 0 Comments

Sally Catoe remembers she was only six years old when her mother, Francys Kasdorf, started knitting for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. “I remember watching her knit,” Sally recalled, “and then she taught me [...]

After Serving in Many Roles from Ship to Shore, Alan Chuderski Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 17 April 2018 - 0 Comments

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, it gives me great pleasure to commend LCDR Alan Chuderski, U.S. Navy (Retired) as the twenty-first recipient of the Mrs. Grace Glenwood Higginson Lifetime [...]

Admiral Abbot Recognizes Dedication of NMCRS Volunteers for National Volunteer Week
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 16 April 2018 - 0 Comments

Thank you for making a world of difference for Sailors, Marines, and their families.  [...]

Carol Richards-Boyd Celebrates 25 Years with the Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 02 April 2018 - 0 Comments

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees Carol Richards-Boyd knows navigating the world of personal finance isn’t easy. Even after a career in budget counseling, she is still learning and taking continuing education classes to sharpen [...]

Armed Forces Motorcycle Club Supports NMCRS with Poker Run
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 28 March 2018 - 0 Comments

Every August for the past 19 years, usually on a steamy Saturday morning, bikers gather around the USS Bancroft Memorial outside the Franklin Gate at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. The bikers are all [...]

Serving Military Families Gives Meaning to NMCRS Director, Kathy Nelson
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 26 March 2018 - 0 Comments

Kathy Nelson, Director, NMCRS Norfolk, 10-year service anniversary Shortly after landing at Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan, young Navy officer, Kathy Nelson, received her first assignment for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society from her [...]

Former Marine Kayaks Around Florida to Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 15 March 2018 - 0 Comments

Only a week after Corporal Esteban Blyar completed his four years of service in the Marine Corps, he took on a new challenge—circumnavigating the Florida coastline in a 17-foot kayak. Esteban will travel 1,515 [...]

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