Sunday, June 29, 2014

Your future and taxes, thanks to Sen. Frank Wagner: HRTAC Organizational Meeting - July 2, 2014 [3 Attachments]

Are you in Planning DIstrict 23? Do you know what it is? Do you know what HRTAC stands for? Did you know that Marty Williams is on the well-paid Commonwealth Transportation Board?

Attached is the Agenda,  Bylaws, and Taxpayers Requested Changes to the Bylaws for the Organizational Meeting of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC)   


ATTEND:    Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission 1st meeting


WHEN:       Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.


WHERE:      The Regional Building Board Room, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA.


WHY:          So your voice can be heard and your Representative be Accountable
HOW:          Demand Bylaws for HRTAC include the following:
1.     Regional Issues must be voted on by ALL local Elected Officials.
2.     Each VOTE by Mayor or County Supervisor must be a Directed Vote.  
Based on the Majority of the Locality Vote.
3.     All TOLL increases require passage by a REGIONAL REFERENDUM.
4.     All CITIZENS will have 5 minutes to speak on each Agenda Item before it passes.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Urgent request from Chesapeake Tea Party

Dear York County Tea Party leader,
This is an urgent request and very timely.
We are having a planning session on what we can do
to represent our various tea parties at the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority meetings. 
This Authority was created by the General Assembly even though it was
ruled unconstitutional by the Virginia Supreme Court a few
years ago.  They are like kids in a candy store with the
budget they've been handed - $183M dollars from tolls,
T.I.F.s, State and Federal grants (our taxes) and more.
Norfolk and VBeach mayors are trying to force themselves
on the rest of the Authority voting members to be the
Chair and Vice Chair which we will do whatever we can
to stop.  We need to know what you know about your
Mayor, which will be a voting member on this authority.
We want to know if he is a good guy or a bad guy, if
you know what I mean,.  We are meeting tomorrow morning at 10am,
so I'm hoping you get this email so you can
respond sometime tonight.  Thanks,
Brenda Hardison, Tidewater Tea Party Alliance Secy
and Chesapeake Tea Party member.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lee Greenwood to perform at Welcome Home Ceremony

Please Join Us

Join Us for Another Helping a Hero Welcome Home Ceremony 

Please join us as we welcome home
MAJ (Ret.) Will Lyles, USA
on June 30th.
Special Guest:
Lee Greenwood performing "God Bless the U.S.A."

Download Event Flyer
135 N Almondell Circle
Magnolia, TX 77389

DIRECTIONS:  (click to download map)
From FM-2978, turn onto Greenmoor Drive. Take a right on May Valley Circle. Turn right onto Almondell Drive. Follow the "wounded hero event" signs and American flags.

MAJ (Ret.) Will Lyles, USA

Will grew up in Hampton,VA where he played baseball at Bethel High School and earned a scholarship to Virginia Military Institute, where he continued to play baseball. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minors in Philosophy and Leadership Studies. After working for Flight International, Lyles applied to Army Officer Candidate School (OCS). He graduated from OCS in December 2003 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry.


Lyle served as a platoon leader during his first deployment to Iraq, and a Company Executive Officer and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer during his second deployment the following year. On his third and final deployment, Lyles went to

Afghanistan as an Operational Detachment Alpha Team Leader with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. On August 28, 2010, he stepped on a pressure plate Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during a fire fight with insurgents in Garm Ab village of the Oruzgan Province. The IED blast took both of Will's legs, and left him with burns, shrapnel wounds, and several other injuries.


When Will arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio on September 4, 2010, he was on a ventilator and spent six weeks in Intensive Care. After battling infection, sepsis, and losing six more inches of his upper leg, Lyles was finally able to go home on November 16, 2010. Since then, he has been in and out of BAMC, undergoing further skin graft surgeries and rehab at The Center for the Intrepid. Lyles has been awarded three Bronze Stars, one Purple Heart, and numerous other medals.


Will and his fiancée Sophia are looking forward to beginning the next chapter of their life together in The Woodlands, TX. Helping a Hero assembled an amazing team to build a wheelchair-accessible 4 bedroom, 3 bath home tailored to meet Will's specific needs. A very special thank you to Woodforest National Bank for underwriting this home, allowing this project to happen. Thank you to The Woodlands Development Company for donating the beautiful lot, and Chesmar Homes for constructing the home with special features such as as wide doors, a roll-in shower, and a roll-under sink that allow Will to remain very independent.


Thank you, Sponsors! 


Thank you to our sponsors for making this home a reality.





Our Mission

Helping A Hero is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization that enables all Americans to say "Thank you for your service" to our wounded heroes in a tangible way. We build specially adapted homes for severely injured military personnel and their families and adapt these homes for the specific injuries and challenges of our wounded heroes.

Severely wounded and disabled War on Terror veterans have special challenges everyday. They must adjust to their new circumstances and they need our help to jump-start the process. Emotionally our wounded heroes need to know that every American appreciates the sacrifices our wounded heroes have made. Financially our wounded heroes deserve every American's support to help them get on the road to recovery and regain their independence. Together we can get these patriotic Americans who have given so much for us on the road to success within our communities.

It is truly an honor to build these homes for our heroes. We have not forgotten the sacrifice they made to protect our great nation.


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Hope to see you Thursday night!



VPCCC Member Spreadsheet



This is the latest VPCCC membership spreadsheet I have from Larry, updated with your information.



Monday, June 16, 2014

FW: June 19th Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council Meeting

VPCCC Delegates,




Ford McCormack




From: Hartel, Harold
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2014 7:46 AM
To: 'Ford McCormack'
Subject: June 19th Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council Meeting


June 19th will be our next meeting for  2014.


PLEASE remember to bring (or send) your dues in for 2014.  The sooner the better!!!


Community Meeting Notice

The Virginia Peninsula Car Club Council was established to support the Automotive Clubs and Auto Enthusiasts in the Va. Peninsula Region and surrounding areas. VPCCC is a not-for-profit group (


The VPCCC meets on the third Thursday of the month (Except Dec.) at 7:00 pm

We meet at Wynne Ford 1020 West Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 838-3673


We will not have a guest speaker …

Plus we'll touch on many hobbyist related subjects. Please consider coming as our guest. Call or email Hal Hartel for more information.


FYI-We have clubs, individuals and businesses as members from Chesapeake, Charles City, Chester, Denbigh, Gloucester - Middle Peninsula, Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City County, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Va. Beach, Yorktown, York County, Williamsburg of Virginia and Elizabeth City & Outer Banks of N.C.


Thanks,  Hal
Co-founder of the Va Fall Classic
About to be the PAST President of Va Peninsula Car Club Council

 "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit!" Harry S. Truman

"We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give"-Winston Churchill


Harold D. Hartel
100 Kayla Court
Yorktown, Va. 23693


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fwd: News from Freedom Life Church

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Subject: News from Freedom Life Church

June 11, 2014 Freedom Life ChurchFreedom Life Logo 
Current Series
In This Issue
Sermon This Weekend
Child Dedications in July
Baptisms in July
Covenant Partner Orientation
Annual Pool Party
Established Footsteps Bible Study
Free Child Birthing Classes
Fuel - Care Packages
The Forge Group
Tuesday Men's Group
Tuesday Women's Group
2014 Men Softball Schedule
Serving Opportunities
Online Giving is HERE
Ministry Quicklinks


Find Us on Facebook
#Selfie- The Story of My Life

We have all either seen or personally taken a selfie. It is very interesting to see the variety and creativity of famous selfies. But as Christ-followers we must place the camera off of ourselves and place it on someone greater than ourselves. Whether we realize it or not, God is writing an incredible story in each one of our lives. The question is, "What's your grace story?"

This month we will be hearing the Grace Stories of our teaching pastors and being encouraged to see how all of us can take a spiritual #selfie of the work God is doing in us and share it with the world. We hope to see you, and bring your cell phone. It's going to be a blast! 


Pastor Freddy




CHAMPS Vacation Bible School 
"Fruits of the Spirit"
June 16- June 20
9 a.m.- 12 p.m. 


We will be teaching the children about the "Fruit of the Spirit". We look forward to helping all the CHAMPIONS grow in the Word of God.


Registration is closed. 


Questions- contact


Child Dedications

July 12th & 13th 

During each service except the 8:00 a.m. service


If you are interested in getting your child dedicated, email us for the dedication form and information that you need for scheduling.


 Please contact us no later than

Wednesday, July 9th. 


Email Kim at





July 19th & 20th

(offered during each service except 8:00 a.m.)


If you are interested in a water baptism please contact us 

no later than Wednesday, July 16th

to be put on the schedule.

Email Kim at




Covenant Partner Orientation
Sunday, August 31st 
(note date change)

during the 8:00 a.m. service

 If you have been attending FLC and are ready to take the next step, please join us at our Covenant Partner Orientation. In this meeting Pastor Freddy will discuss- who we are, what we do, and why we do it. It is a great opportunity to connect with Pastor Freddy and other passionate FLC'ers.


Keep your eye out for the sign up sheet at the Information Desk.   


Questions? Email us at  






Keep a look out for more information about this years 

Annual Pool Party on 
Sunday, July 27th from 2:00-6:00 p.m.



Questions? Email us at




Established Footsteps
"A Bible Study"
Each Tuesday in July from 7pm - 9pm
(July 8, 15, 22, 29)
~ Women & Teen Girls ~
(led by our very own Courtney Beard)
Bible Teaching
No registration or fees required
Peninsula Community Chapel
4209 Big Bethel Road, Yorktown VA



Free Childbirth Classes

 Jennifer Rector, Licensed Midwife and Certified Practicing Midwife,will be leading free child-birthing classes.  


Location: The Village Midwife office in Hilton Village.

10221 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601


Cost: FREE


This class is for anyone expecting a child- home or hospital births, natural, epidural or C-sections- all types welcome.


For more information please contact Jeni directly at

 (757) 472-2936






Are you interested in ministering to young adults who are deployed or away at college to help them stay connected to their church family? Our teams will regularly pray for these young adults and encourage them through care packages and other personal contacts.


For more information, to get involved, or if you know of an FLC young adult who has recently deployed or is in college please contact Melissa Erickson at





"The Forge"

Every 1st Thursday of the month

at Freedom Life at 6:30 p.m.

Becoming a father and/or husband is a challenge regardless of age and background. Young men face unique struggles, defining themselves in combination with what it means to be a father/husband. The Forge is a free to grow group dedicated to young fathers/husbands below the age of 25, providing opportunities to build relationships with others in similar circumstances and study the definition of a Godly man. Ultimately, forging young men into Godly fathers/husbands impacting their families for generations to come.


If you have any questions email Chris at




 Iron Sharpens Iron


FLC Men,
This group is designed to give men an outlet for sharing their challenges and providing encouragement to their brothers in Christ. The group is led by Shannon Derr from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at FLC in the classroom to the right of the Coffee Station.

All men are invited to join us as we study God's Word, study books centered on Biblical principles, share testimonies, and challenge and encourage one another to confront personal issues from a biblical perspective.

As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Prov. 27:17

For further information, please contact Shannon Derr at


*CHAMPS Children's Ministry is Closed*




Women's Group

 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm

 All women are invited to join us as we share God's Word, share testimonies, encourage and pray for one another.


*CHAMPS Children's Ministry is Closed*





Men Softball Schedule


Field               Date                Opponent                    Time  


Make-up Games


1             Tue., 6/17                Fox Hill                          6:15p    

2             Tue., 6/17                Liberty 1                        7:15p


If you have any questions about this seasons Co-Ed Softball Games, please contact the head coach Joe at



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We are so excited that FLC is growing and changing so rapidly, and with these changes we need additional help in different areas. We are looking for committed volunteers for the following ministries:


CHAMPS- Admin or Creative Team, Teachers and Assistants

Generation Free Student Ministry- Leaders or Helpers

Worship & Arts- Vocals, Band, Video, Lights, Media and Sound

First Impressions: Door Greeters, Parking Lot Greeters, Ushers, Information Station hosts & Coffee servers.

Family Care Ministry (Meals)

Connecting Event Ministry (In-Reach/Outreach)

Building & Ground volunteers

Website and Social Media Volunteers


There are so many other opportunities available, if you see a need and are willing and able to serve and/or share your ideas , please email us at





Would you like to send your offerings and tithes electronically? If so, check out our online giving page at



Weekly Services

Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, 6:30-8:00 pm or
Sunday, 8:00-9:00, 9:30-10:45 am, or 11:15-12:30 pm
You can also catch all of our weekend services online, or watch past sermons at

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