CHAPTER EVENTS FOR 2017:

22nd ANNUAL FUND RAISER DINNER & AUCTION (FEBRUARY 24, 2017)

Friday, February 24, 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION:
El Zaribah Shriners, 552 North 40th Street, Phoenix Arizona

We begin with our Silent Auction with more than 300 prizes usually donated by friends, family and the business community. Dinner is at 7:30 followed by a live auction for any "high end" prizes we might get donated. Dancing rounds out the evening. Dinner tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children 3 -12.

To purchase tickets and or to donate items for the auction, please call (602) 254-8818 or e-mail beckierose@a
ol.com


SPRING CHAPTER GRIEF RETREAT IN PINE, ARIZONA (APRIL 28-30, 2017)

Friday through Sunday at noon
This retreat is held twice annually, spring and fall (October) It is held at a 9 bedroom cabin owned by Roger and Carol Fornoff whose 13-year-old daughter Christy was murdered in 1985 and they founded the cabin specifically for retreats. In the beauty of the pines and mountains north of the valley, participants will work on the difficult emotions that are the aftermath of losing a child or loved one to murder in a safe and warm environment especially conducive to healing, accepting a "new normal" and a renewed sense of purpose and moving forward. The cost of the weekend is $125 per person and includes board and home-style cooked meals. Scholarships are available. For more information and flyer regarding this retreat, please call (602) 254-8818 or e-mail beckierose@aol.com. To ensure your spot for the retreat, sign up soon.

POMC NATIONAL CONFERENCE (August 3-6, 2017) in Irvine, California

For more information please check National POMC website

NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS (SEPTEMBER 23, 2017)

Saturday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. check in)
To commemorate the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims our chapter will hold it's annual event and picnic. This will be held at Encanto Park's Enchanted Island, 1202 West Encanto (between Thomas and McDowell). We have speakers and singers at the event and a bird release. Also displayed is our chapter memorial wall "In Their Loving Memories" which is a beautiful display of love ones names, ages and date of murder memorialzing our loved ones and keeping their memories alive. If you have not added your loved one to our wall, please do so asap by calling (602) 254-8818 or e-mail beckierose@aol.com. Cost of adding a name to the wall is only $10. RSVP required for this event as we have a catered dinner. The event is free of charge this year.

FALL CHAPTER GRIEF RETREAT IN PINE, ARIZONA (OCTOBER 20-22, 2017)

Friday through Sunday in beautiful Pine, Arizona. (see info above Spring)

HOLIDAY MEMORIAL SERVICE "In Their Loving Memories" (DECEMBER 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm, check in 5:30pm)

*New Location:  Church of the Beatitudes, 555 West Glendale Avenue, Phoenix

This annual event is a beautiful ceremony in memory of our loved ones, in honor of their lives and to help families and friends endure the difficult holiday season ahead. It is followed by a catered dinner so RSVP of attendance is required for this event by calling (602) 254-8818 or emailing beckierose@aol.com.
We hang ornaments in memory of our loved ones, have singing and dancing and a flower of remembrance ceremony to honor all the different relationships and losses. Members bring their own battery operated silk rose lights, or if they do not have them, they can be purchased at the event for $2 each. We use them in lieu of candles.
We also give out appreciation gifts and awards to those who volunteer for our chapter and or go the extra mile for crime victims and members as well.