October 02nd, 2019
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# 1, is a Photo of Mrs. Helen Armentrout her daughter,, her husband was the State Council Of Virginia's Chaplin for 25 years.
# 2. Is photo of the Shenvalee Hotel in New Market a. that has been the headquarters of the State Council of Va. State meeting since 2015.
# 3 Photos of Blue Ridge Council # 149 Past State Councilors.
#4 from Grafton Council # 76 with it's charter, since it merged with Yorktown Council # 66.
5 Charter of Grafton Council # 76
#5 Photo of The Concord School House in Germantown, PA. where the Jr. Order of United American Mechanics was founded in May 1853.
October 02nd, 2019
Yorktown Council # 66Poquoson, VA
RE: JOUAM-JACKIE DIGGS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The JOUAM is a non-profit organization and is one of the country’s oldest fraternal organizations. It was founded on the principles of Virtue, Liberty and Patriotism. Some of our main focuses of today are supporting our School System and aiding the people in the community.
Each year, we hold a golf tournament to raise funding for our Scholarship Fund, which benefits a graduating senior from Poquoson High School or another local high school. Our event this year will be September 28, 2019 12:00PM at Cypress Creek Golf Course in Smithfield, VA. In 2018, we were able to not only award our Scholarship, but made a donation to another worthy student to assist with their continuing education costs. In addition, some of the funds were used to help needy families in the community with food, heating and other necessities during their time of need as well as sending a Boy and Girl to Boys State and Girls State (a summer leadership and citizenship program). We also donated to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Michael Relief efforts.
We are looking to help raise money for our tournament by getting local businesses to sponsor a hole. We will have 3 separate tiers of sponsorship. The Platinum ($1,000.00 or above donation), the Gold ($500.00 donation), and Silver ($250.00 donation). Platinum sponsors will have a hole of their own and top billing in our before & after recognitions. Gold Sponsors will have their own hole, to the extent we can, while Silver sponsors will be paired up with another sponsor. We have professionally made signs on each hole promoting our sponsor for that hole. We welcome all sponsors to attend the event and will be announcing all of the sponsors both pre- and post event.
If you would like to sponsor a hole, please contact me at (757) 868-4360 (home), e-mail JOUAM66@gmail.com or simply make your donation payable to:
P.O. BOX 2021
Poquoson, VA 23662
I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for supporting our event.
Scott D. Fraser
Chairman-Scholarship Committee, Chairman-Fall Golf Tournament
The Golf Tournament for Yorktown Council # 66 held September 28, 2019 was very successful, even though it was very warm that day. It is the Jr. Order council # 66's main fund raiser for the year. We are thankful for everyone who played in the tournament and also for the members of the Council for there efforts.
Blue Ridge Council #149 of Virginia has shared their schedule of upcoming events for 2019.
If you would be interested in attending any of these events, please contact Brother Nathan Smith at - email@example.com for more information.
Scheduled Events 2019:
Spring Festival - May 8 - 11
Field Day - July 2 - 6
340 yard crawl - Sept. 14
Apple Butter Boil - October 4
Fall Festival - October 18 - 20
State Convention - October 20 and 21.
Christmas Dinner - December 7
Blue Ridge Council No. 149
First Photo here is Or the Graton Council's by-laws booklet. The second photo is of the Grafton Council's Charter which is hanging in the Yorktown council's Lodge hall on Lodge road, Poquoson, Va. We are now the Yorktown/Grafton Council No. 66; Poquoson, Va.
The State Meeting of the State Council of Virginia is October 15 and 16, 2017, in New Market, Va. At the Shenvalee Golf Resort. Starting at 4 pm for registration.
July 03rd, 2017
This is the Members and the Ladies at the `100th Session of the State Council of Virginia. October 1984,at the Dutch Inn in Collinsville, Va.
We are members of the General Executive Board of the Jr. Order Of United American Mechanics.. Since 1910 when Virginia left the national council of the JROUAM. Here is a Proceedings of the GEB. 1948.
My Father K.T. Smith, Jr. who was State Council Secretary-Treasurer from 1956 to 2010. He was State Councilor of Virginia for 1954-55.. Mother Lillian Taylor Smith his wife for 62 years was the Secretary to the Secretary-Treasurer. This was in 2006 Convention Banquet, when the State Council presented him a plaque for his 50 years service..
The above Photo is The Grafton Council No. 76 Lodge hall on Grafton drive ( formley Old Rt. 17). Council # 76 is now a duel council with Council # 66 of Poquoson, Va. Since 2016, known as Yorktown/Grafton council No. 66. The building goes back to 1900 when the Methodist-Episacple church south York charge owned it and sold to the Jr. Order and 3 other Farternal Orders in 1906.
GO FORTH AND SPREAD THE NEWS OF OUR BELOVED ORDER'S PRINCIPLES. OUR NATION NEEDS US DURING THESE TROUBLED TIMES.