you chapter members!
Chapter members added their own collections and donations
to the chapterís contribution of $2,500 and brought our
total ASMC Victims' Relief Fund contribution to
This is to express the thanks and appreciation of the
National President and all members of the Executive
Committee for your outstanding response to the ASMC
Victims Relief Fund.
A MESSAGE TO THE MEMBERSHIP
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The fund closed with a total contribution of $39,900,
which permitted ASMC to make a contribution of $1900 to
each of 21 affected families. We received contributions
from 57 chapters and 14 corporate members, vendors and
friends. We rushed our contribution into the hands of the
affected parties during the holiday season. All
indications are that the gift was greatly appreciated. To
our knowledge our donations were the first cash payment
received by victims of the attack on the Pentagon.
In our transmittal letter to the recipients we informed
them that the fund was assembled from our membership
around the world. The letter went on to reinforce that our
individual and national strength comes from unity during
times of stress. In the name of ASMC we offered our
condolences, blessings, and support.
The tragic events of September 11th have had some
salutary outcomes. There has been a rebirth of patriotism
and camaraderie. They also have produced perhaps the
finest hour for many organizations including the American
Society of Military Comptrollers.
We thank you again for your support.
God Bless America
James F. McCall
Lieutenant General U.S. Army (Retired)
The Washington Chapter Executive Board has approved a
donation of $2,500.00 from the treasury. Your
personal donations are needed too.
A Special Message from the ASMC
To the Members of the American Society of Military
I am writing to express the sincere condolences of the
American Society of Military Comptrollers to the families
and friends of those who were killed or injured in the
terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon, especially members of our Society.
At the time of this writing thirteen members are among
the missing and presumed dead and three are in local
hospitals. This despicable act has inflicted great damage
on the United States of America and ASMC has suffered a
tragic and disproportionate loss. As final information
becomes available these names will be posted on the ASMC
I urge individual members to take a moment of silence
to remember our departed colleagues and friends. I have
directed the Executive Director to establish the
"ASMC Victims' Relief Fund." All Chapters will
be given the opportunity to contribute to this fund. These
contributions, together with a donation from the National
Headquarters, will be used to make a financial gesture of
condolence to each aggrieved family. Detailed instructions
on the management of the fund will be provided in a
The Commander in Chief has stated that eradicating the
evil of terrorism will be a long and costly struggle. I
call on each of you to redouble your efforts to insure
each dollar is well spent, as a memorial to our fallen
God Bless America.
Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps