WMMOA 2022/2023 Year
WMMOA Vets Court Mentors
The Veterans Day friday social hr. event was an opportunity to learn, meet and thank a number of the WMMOA veterans who make the Missoula Veterans Court a major success. Larry Schauff and Larry Anderson led the introduction of Vet Court Mentors whose shared stories of their successes and challenges in supporting and helping struggling Vets get their lives back on track. The Missoula Veterans Court was established in 2011, as a program to help the smaller number of returning Vets who have serious reintegration issues, and end up committing a criminal offense, usually associated with substance use. It is this group for whom the court program was established, vets whose involvement in the criminal justice system appears connected to readjustment difficulties. Veterans who successfully complete the program may achieve a more favorable criminal justice outcome, e.g., diversion, sentence reduction, deferral or suspension. The Mentors act as “trusted friends”, while their mentee is going through the program. Mentors meet weekly with the participant, and A relationship develops between the Mentor and the mentee that greatly helps the participant address the challenges of complying with the requirements of the Court Most Veterans complete the program in 15 to 18 months. It was an informative and moving presentation and will likely glean several new volunteers from the WMMOA membership. Bravo Zulu Vet Court Mentors!
Save the Date! May 22nd the return of the Annual WMMOA Banquet! 6pm with social hour starting at 5:30. Our Speaker will be UofM History Professor Mehrdad Kia presenting “Iran Past Present and Future”…Stay turned more information will follow
Our WMMOA Social Hour meetings are held on the second Friday of the month at 1830 at the Westside Bowling Lanes in Missoula. We will have ”there I was’ presentations with hors ‘d’oeuvres/light dinner for $10.
Our WMMOA Luncheon meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at 1130 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Missoula. We will have formal presentations with a full lunch for $20. Please note reservations are required as there may be limited seating (50 max).
PLEASE NOTE: THE SEPTEMBER SOCIAL HOUR WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE 4TH FRIDAY FOR THIS MONTH ONLY
December 9th WMMOA Social Hour: Author Don Lorenzen Presenting: Gray Lines Across America; Memories of a WWI Veteran
December 16th WMMOA Luncheon: Jane Rechtenwald of Montana Election Integrity Project Presenting: “Review of MT in the 2020 Election”
Please Note: Western Montana Military Officers Assoc. is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, Retired and Former members of the United States Military Services. If you have questions or wish to make a reservation please contact Cpt Charlie Olinger firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-240-6038