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    Community Service Project

    Time: Tuesday, 29 May, 1200-1700
    Location: Coming soon!
    Registration: Full 

    Since gaining their 501(c)3 status in July 2018, VetStrong has provided essential furniture to 140 San Antonio veterans in addition to heaters and cold weather items to 211 recipients during Operation Cold Front. This all-volunteer organization has established an incredible network with many other non- profit organizations supporting homeless veterans, and plays a major role in supporting activities to meet the many needs of our veterans. They are providing a much-needed services and ASMC can play a major role in helping them get a solid foundation for future growth and service.

    For the 2019 Community Service Project, ASMC volunteers will be transported to the VetStrong storage warehouse furnished by the Elks Lodge in a collaborative event. We will assist in putting together Welcome Home Kits the Elks provide to VetStrong, and sort and organize clothing for the Veterans Clothing Closet which will be open to homeless veterans.  

    Registration: Coming soon!

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    San Antonio Missions Tour

    Date: Tuesday May 28
    First Tour: 11:15 am 
    Second Tour: 1:15 pm
    Location: The start point will be the Alamo Defenders Cenotaph located in front of the Alamo, downtown San Antonio, just a short distance from the Convention Center.
    Cost: $2.75 for the VIA Bus Day Pass (buy your pass on the bus, please bring exact change)
    Registration: https://secure3.rhq.com/asmc/pdi19/attupdate/index.cgi

    Choose from two tours visiting four of our five 300+ year old Spanish Missions (The Alamo - Mission San Antonio de Valero, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, and Mission San Juan. Mission Espada is not on the tour). All but the Alamo are still operating churches with services. We will offer 2 staff-accompanied Trips on the VIVA missions bus route (Part of the VIA public transit system) (2-2 1/2 hour trip with approximately 20-25 minute stop at each Mission. Upon our return, we will introduce you to the historic Alamo. Walk through the iconic Alamo front entrance and through the 300 year old Mission, then walk the grounds where 200 defenders held out for 13 days against a Mexican military force numbering in the thousands. Visit the attached museum.  Some walking is required for this tour. 

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    San Antonio Food Tour

    Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1300-1600 
    Location: Begin at the Convention Center PDI Special Events table.
    Cost: $52 plus tax and gratuity
    Register: SOLD OUT! 

    Self-registered, guided walking food, cultural and history tour of San Antonio. You will visit 5 local restaurants with samples of food at each. During the walk between the restaurants, your guide will point out historical facts and places in this 300 year old City. Approximate walking distance is 2 to 2.5 miles. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required with SA Food Tours with a maximum of 60 participants, and the event is now sold out. 

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    Alamo City PDI Scavenger Hunt

    Time: Tuesday, 29 May 1630-1800
    Register: https://secure3.rhq.com/asmc/pdi19/attupdate/index.cgi
    Starting Location:
    Convention Center PDI Special Events Table

    Join us on Tuesday Afternoon at 4:30pm at the Convention Center PDI Special Events Table for a game of Historic Trivia in a fun-filled Great-Race-At-Your-Own-Pace tour of San Antonio. Accept the challenge to find our 15 historical points and answer the questions or take your selfie. Extra Points for finding our super staff at several of the locations. Work with a friend or try it on your own. This event entails 2-4 miles of walking depending on the route you plot for yourself.  Prizes for the winners.

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    CDFM Reception

    We love to celebrate our CDFMs! If you hold the CDFM, CDFM Ret., CDFM-A, or CDFM-A Ret. credential, we invite you to join us Thursday, May 30, from 6-7:30pm in the lovely LDR & Grotto in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  Come enjoy a complimentary beverage of your choice, light appetizers, and a small gift of appreciation.

    Registration is not required but helps us estimate catering needs. To register, log in to the PDI Registration Update site, click on “Special Events”, check the box for “CDFM Reception”, then click “Save Changes”. For assistance before PDI, contact RHQ at (702) 798-8376 or pdiregistration@rhq.com. For onsite assistance, go to Registration or the CDFM Table.

    Attendance is limited to those who have Active or Certified Retired CDFM or CDFM-A certification.  If your certification has lapsed and you would like to be reinstated, come on back into the fold! Before PDI, contact us at certification@asmconline.org or (703) 549-0360. At PDI, come see us at the CDFM Table for assistance. Reinstatement does not require retesting! See the requirements here.

    Those who earn the CDFM at PDI before the Reception takes place are also invited! Come see us at the CDFM Table for assistance with registration. (Candidates expecting to complete the CDFM at PDI should be sure to submit their VFME form before attending PDI, so passing the exams is the last of the requirements.)

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