NC-3, Dress for Success Triangle to host 2nd FREE writing workshop

NC-3 Semper Fi and Dress for Success Triangle will co-host their 2nd FREE writing workshop for women veterans and women military family members 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 1, 1-oct-veteran-event-flyerat Wake Tech in Raleigh.

A free lunch will also be provided to workshop attendees, as well as a signed copy of On Point, the breakthrough writing text by NC-3 President Tracy Crow, who will also lead this workshop. Tracy is the author of five military-themed books and a former professor of creative writing and journalism.

The Women Marines Association National President Betty Moseley Brown will also attend the event.

Register by Sept. 22!

Chapter meets Aug. 27

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Seated is Dee with her lovable Zeus. Left to right: Del, Tracy, Catherine, CJ, Sherri, Mitzi, Michele, and Suellen.

NC-3 met noon, Saturday, Aug. 27, in Sanford at the home of chapter treasurer Dee Greene, and arranged plans for the upcoming Oct. 1 writing workshop the chapter will host a second time this year with Dress for Success Triangle, and discussed ways the chapter could participate in fundraising at the national convention in D.C., Sept. 2018.

The chapter will next meet 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Wake Tech in Raleigh for the writing workshop.

NC-3 hosts 2nd annual wine-tasting fundraiser for veterans

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Handmade quilt depicts life at the Goat Lady Dairy.

NC-3 hosted its 2nd annual wine-tasting fundraiser May 14 at the Goat Lady Dairy in Liberty to raise funds in support of healing creative arts programs for wounded veterans at the Durham VA.

Wine orders are still coming in, and the chapter has, so far, netted more than $600 — nearly tripling the net from their event in 2015.

This year’s event was co-hosted by the Goat Lady Dairy and Wines for Humanity.

NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo, coming May 25!

13232973_831216793649014_8531877262908945675_nRegister now for the 2nd biennial NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo that will be held May 25 in Raleigh.

NC-3’s president Tracy Crow will deliver the keynote address, “Sharing Stories, Making History.” NC-3 members Catherine Barker and CJ Scarlet are contributing their efforts through state and private organizations.

Let’s make this year’s event even better than 2014’s. See you there!

Military writing workshop proves huge success for NC-3

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Tracy Crow, front row center, gathers with inaugural attendees for history-recording photo.

More than 30 women veterans and women military¬† family members attended the inaugural “Owning and Writing the Story of Your Military Life” writing workshop, co-hosted by NC-3 and Dress for Success Triangle March 5 in Raleigh.

NC-3’s president, Tracy Crow, who is an award-winning author of four books and a former professor of creative writing taught the workshop. The event was such a success that the chapter and Dress for Success Triangle have already begun preparations for a second workshop.

For more photos, see Gallery.

Quarterly meeting focuses on electing new officers, celebrating 73rd anniversary

NC-3 held its 1st-quarter 2016 meeting Feb. 13 in Raleigh.

During the meeting, members elected 2016-18 officers: Tracy Crow, president; Catherine Barker, vice president; Mitzi Manning, secretary; and Dehra Green, treasurer.

Members also made plans for their upcoming women veterans writing workshop — an event co-hosted with Dress for Success Triangle — and chose the date and venue for the chapter’s annual wine-tasting fundraiser, which will be held May 14 at the Goat Lady Dairy in Liberty.

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L-R: Del, Mitzi, Becky, Dee, Catherine, Sherri, and Tracy (seated).
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Tracy cuts the ceremonial cake, which was bought by Mitzi at a VA fundraiser.

NC-3 teams up with Dress for Success Triangle to host March 5 veterans event

FullSizeRender (1)NC-3 “Semper Fi” and Dress for Success Triangle invite all women active duty and veterans, as well as women military family members, to a free writing workshop and seminar 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 5, in Raleigh.

NC-3 President Tracy Crow, a former assistant professor of creative writing and journalism and the author of four military-themed books, will teach the one-day event.

Space is limited. Please register no later than March 2 by calling Dress for Success Triangle at (919) 286-2128.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m., March 5, and includes a doughnut-coffee social. The seminar will start at 10. Lunch and a signed copy of Tracy’s new text, On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story, will also be provided, courtesy of Dress for Success Triangle.