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Point Man Ministries of Newburgh
“I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened.” –Mark Twian
December 7, 2020  Point Man Zoom Meeting 


Zoom (Online) Membership Meeting

As you all know, COVID-19 concerns and restrictions have forced us to hold off on our in-person membership meetings. On December 7th we will start gathering online for a social gathering at 5:30 PM and then move to our formal meeting at 6:30 PM.

At some point we would like to meet in a combined online and in-person meeting. When things get back to a "normal" condition, we'll go back to regular meeting plans. 

I believe that there are two groups reading the news that we will be using the online Zoom app for our meetings. The first group will be wondering what has taken us so long. They will be very comfortable with signing on and participating. The second group may have never used Zoom or may have some concern about the process. Most of the following information is for the second group.

The system requirements for the Zoom meeting are not special. You will need internet access or phone service. Members will be sent an e-mail using the distribution list with which this newsletter is sent. The e-mail will include a link which you may "click on" as well as a phone number you may use to dial in. If you click on the link you will be asked to accept a quick download of the Zoom app. After accepting this, you will be brought into the Zoom meeting. If you use the phone access, you will be required to enter the meeting ID number and password which are also included in the e-mailed meeting notice. These notices will be sent two days before the meeting.



Please email us at pointmanofnewburgh@gmail.com with “Zoom Meeting” as the subject if you have questions.
 
 
  

Next Meeting

When:

December 7, 2020

This will be an online Zoom meeting. The meeting invitations and Zoom meeting link will be sent in a December 5th email. A "social hour" will begin at 5:30 PM and the membership meeting at 6:30 PM. Additional Zoom information will be posted on our website this week.  



 

Where:
(If meeting in person)

Epworth United Methodist Church
4455 Epworth Rd,
Newburgh, IN 47630

Special Notes
  • We are meeting in December!  Zoom meeting on December 7th.
  • Christmas Party will be a Drive-thru event on Dec 14th at the Epworth UMC. (Planning on Mission Barbecue).
  • Check out the video links at the bottom of this email
  •  Please send an email to pointmanofnewburgh@gmail.com with the subject "Newsletter" for your newsletter ideas and comments.
  • Point of Contact for REBOOT Combat Recover is Mike Burkdoll, 812-453-1906, jmburkdoll@gmail.com.
Upcoming Events
Special events will be announced

7 Dec - Zoom Membership Meeting

14 Dec - Christmas Celebration Drive-thru Meal - Epworth UMC
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See our Facebook page for other events and opportunities for Veterans in and around our area.

 
Point Man Breakfast - 19 Dec 0800
We enjoyed another great breakfast at the Newburgh American Legion. We are planning to keep the breakfast meetings going, weather permitting, on the 3rd Saturday each month.
"Vets helping Vets"

Veteran's Court Needs Volunteers!!

The Veterans Treatment Court NEEDS volunteer veteran mentors to assist our veteran brothers that are involved with complication in the Vanderburgh County Court system.

 

Mission:  

To successfully rehabilitate veterans in the court system using evidence based 

treatment to positively change behavior to lead productive, law abiding civilian lives.

 

Veteran mentors provide a support relationship with Court selected veterans in order to provide  a trusted friend who has “been there”.  The mentors are an adjunct to the support system provided by Court Case managers, the VA Mental Health Department and other agencies.


Mentors are assigned to maintain contact weekly to help his/her assigned veteran mentee through the sometime difficult pressures of their rehabilitation.  Mentors are not expected to be a counselor, financial supporter, or chauffeur of mentees.  Mentors are expected to be available to mentees as a friend.

 

If you are interested in helping you brother veterans on the path too a better life, or simply wish more information
please contact:

 

Barry Duncan, Court Veteran Mentor Coordinator
Cell:  270-339-6656
Email: barrywduncan@att.net


 

 Please know that a request for more information is not a  commitment to serve.

 
The November 12th Point Man of Newburgh board meeting included an update on our support of the Vanderburgh County Veterans Court. Barry Duncan, our Point Man Veteran Court Mentor Coordinator, reported that we desperately need Mentors. We have 7 Point Man Court Mentors and 10 veterans, who are in the program. Several of our mentors have doubled-up on their caseloads.
This is an extremely effective program. It gives veterans an opportunity to help other veterans, who are struggling. The national record for these Veteran Courts shows more than 90% of the participating veterans never end up in court again. The program does not require that Mentors have any special counseling skills. It basically requires that you attend a weekly veterans’ court session as a show of support, lend an ear to someone who may only open up to a veteran, and encourage them to use the court provided help.
Mentor qualifications are basic. A background check, your DD214 indicating combat, observation of at least two veteran court sessions, and completion of initial training will get you started as a Veteran Court Mentor. Please email us at pointmanofnewburgh@gmail.com with “Veterans Court” as the subject if you have questions or interest in this veteran support activity.

 

Point Man Board Meetings

Next Point Man of Newburgh
Board Meeting

10 Dec @ 1830
Crossroads Boardroom

Board meetings for 2020 will be on the second Thursday of the month.

 

 

 

Evansville P-47 Foundation
Nov 22, 2020
  · 
Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to bring home a hero! And thank you to everyone who came out to see the Tarheel Hal fly into Evansville!

The mission to bring this aircraft home is still not over! It’s here and it is now in the Evansville Wartime Museum, but we still need to raise money to keep it here permanently! If you want to make a donation to the foundation as it works to continue raising money for the Tarheel Hal please reach out to a board member or donate on our website. More information is available at www.bringevansvillep47home.org

New Pointman Videos

Check out the Pointman of Newburgh videos on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pointmanofnewburgh/videos/2115206898807874/?t=0

https://www.facebook.com/pointmanofnewburgh/videos/2043715239251886/?t=0

Home Front supporting Veteran's in the Evansville Half Marathon:

https://www.facebook.com/pointmanofnewburgh/videos/176093683272451/?t=0
 
 

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