The purpose of this letter is to explain what the Military Affairs Committee does and to offer you the opportunity to join the Committee.
Since the first principle of economic development is to keep what industry we have, the Military Affairs Committee was formed more than 50 years ago to promote Copperas Cove to the military community on Fort Hood. We have done this mainly through the committee dinners hosting soldiers and their spouses.
Typically, a committee member and spouse host a soldier and spouse. The evening starts with the Chamber members meeting their guests. Then there is a getting acquainted social period with an open bar. Then all are asked to be seated for announcements and the saying of grace for dinner. Next the group goes to the serving line to get dinner and returns to their seats. When all have eaten there are short speeches. Then it is time to say goodbye and the function is over.
During the evening it is appropriate for the committee members to give their guests business cards and to point out how the businesses of Copperas Cove can serve the Fort Hood community.
The cost of the dinner is $17 per host and guest. For 2 hosts and 2 guests the total would be $68. The confirmed dinner dates are:
March 31, 2022 – 1CD, and 1st Army Division West
June 30, 2022 – III Corps, Garrison, and OTC
August 18, 2022 – 13ESC, CRDAMC, and 3ASOG
There is also an annual fee of $25 per couple or business to be a member of the Military Affairs Committee.
If you like the idea of promoting Copperas Cove by hosting soldiers and their spouses, you can join the Committee by phoning the Chamber at (254) 547-7571 and request that you be added to the Military Affairs Committee and that you wish to be a host at that dinner.
Thank you for your help in promoting Copperas Cove,
Roger Heinze, Chairman
Military Affairs Committee