Assembly members host a Casino Night table at the VAMC

One of the most rewarding things we do, as Knights of the Fourth Degree, is to visit with our hospitalized veterans at the VA Hospital in Durham.

At a funeral of a Chapel Hill veteran, a brother knight heard a family member.  The son told the story of his father that included his dad’s long term care at the VA Hospital.  The son said that his father enjoyed the times when he got to play bingo and win cash prizes.  He enjoyed the small victories and the “winnings.”  It made his stay less confining and he loved spending his winnings in the hospital canteen.  Our visits do make a big difference, and they are appreciated.

The Assembly will be sponsoring Bingo at the VA hospital on Wednesday night, February 15th at 6:30 p.m. You are invited to help with the games. We will gather at the Community Living Center on the second floor of the Durham VAMC.  Abena Jones-Boone, who works at the VA hospital, usually calls the games and we help the patients with their Bingo cards.  Mike Memrick will have the prize money for the winners.  

Mike says,”I would like to see our regular volunteers and any new volunteers who may be interested in serving our veterans.  The veterans are very appreciative of our presence and they have a good time.  Looking forward to seeing you there. You may park in the front parking lot of the medical center.”  Let’s give Mike and his team our support and overwhelm them with Knights.

Directions to Durham VAMC