New pens for troops idea

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mmayo

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I have been contacted by a friend who is or was a colonel in the army reserve. He is truly a great guy. Here is his suggestion

“ Mark --

Whatever your capacity is by summer 2021, we’ll figure out a special presentation to the right folks. Anna will make the ultimate recommendation, but a quantity of 50 would be sincerely appreciated by the wing commander to present to the Governor, federal congressional delegation, Air Force dignitaries and distinguished Airmen and 133rd Airlift Wing Alumni. If you’ve never been to the 133rd, they have a totally restored Jenny biplane hanging in there operations center, and host the Minnesota Air Museum with Aircraft WWII to today – very cool stuff!

Where are you located?

Kevin”

If interested in helping, let me know. As always pens come from a small group of IAP members and all will go to troops.

I’ll provide the three high end pens for the dignitaries and WE can make the ones for the troops.
 
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Count me in Mark. Do you want a specific kit? I actually have an abundance if pens at the moment. I don’t sell so they start to build after a while.
 

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They need them in the summer, but earlier would be great for their planning etc.
Let’s set a date for May 10 and try to meet it.

I’m in for ten too.

As for kits, last time the variety was overwhelming and that was a good thing. There were exotic 3D blanks and kits all the ay up to rollerballs. So make pens, any pens, make them well like we did last time and all will work out.

Thanks
 

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By the way, this Colonel is a rather famous person in military PR so this might be well publicized. As always all references will be “a small group within the International Association of Penturners”.
 

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Summer 2021?
I’m never sure about thinking that far out. After a quad bypass my idea is to make them now, ship them now. The colonel is far younger and healthier and he WILL be sure they get to the event. He will also make sure everyone knows about it.

My address

Mark Mayo
30340 Rollingoak Drive
Tehachapi CA 93561
 

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I just put 5 pens in a box along with a note with descriptions so you don’t have to guess at the wood type. They will go out in the mail tomorrow.
 

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I know we are early with this but the pens will get to Minnesota by summertime. Colonel Olson will handle the storage from there. He commanded by nephew in Iraq and got him home safely.
 

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Is this MN Air National Guard?
The Colonel was a lead officer in the MN national guard, I think it was an army branch. This is the Air Force, probably national guard. What I am sure about is that people serving or have recently served will receive the pens.
 

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Mark:
My turning friend here in Livermore, Ca Warren White dug up Six Fancy Slim Line kits for the troops, Found some blanks, pens are being shipped to your Tehachapi address today.
Pleasure to help in your pens for troops program.


Cheers

Charlie

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