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2nd Annual Valentines for Veterans Benefit Gala 2017

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All American Music Productions and The Special Forces Association Chapter LX invites you to Valentines for Veterans Benefit Gala!

Join us for a night of Live entertainment, food and dancing as we honor The Special Forces Association! Proceeds from this event benefit will be donated to SFA CHAP 60, a not-for profit corporation organized under Florida law.

Valentines for Veterans Benefit Gala will support the charitable activities and future team house of Chapter LX. Charitable activities to include the Richard J. Meadows Memorial Scholarship program, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Green Beret Foundation, the SOF Memorial, American Legion Post #139 and other local veterans causes. Your individual, corporate donations and sponsorships will allow us to combine our efforts in supporting these wonderful charities and special operations causes. Please see below to choose your sponsorship level. Contributions to the fund are deductible for income tax purposes IAW IRC Sec 170 (c)(3). The gala is presented by Chapter 60 of the Special Forces Association, a 501c(19) fraternal veterans organization and All American Music Events, LLC.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER (RET) ADMIRAL ERIC OLSON

The 2nd Annual Valentines for Veterans Gala to feature Retired Admiral Eric Olson, Navy Seal and Former Commander United States Special Operations Command!

(Tampa, FL) All American Music Productions Inc. and the Special Forces Association Chapter LX are proud to invite the Tampa Bay community to the 2nd Annual Valentines for Veterans Gala. Special Forces have proudly and courageously served in the armed forces showing an unwavering commitment to protect our nation.

Admiral Eric Olson is a retired United States Navy Admiral who last served as the eighth Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) from July 2, 2007 to August 8, 2011. He previously served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command from 2003 to July 2007. Olson was the first Navy Seal ever to be appointed to three-star and four-star flag rank, as well as the first naval officer to be USSOCOM’s combatant commander. He retired from active duty on August 22, 2011 after over 38 years of service.

Admiral Olson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1973 and qualified as a Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) officer in 1974. He graduated in BUD/S Class 76. He has served operationally in an Underwater Demolition Team, SEAL Team, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team, Special Boat Squadron, and at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He has commanded at every level.

In 1993, Olson participated in the Battle of Mogadishu, he was later awarded the Silver Star for his actions which was cited as “… during combat actions in Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 1993 while under withering enemy fire during actions in support of UNOSOM II operations, Captain Olson demonstrated a complete disregard for his own personal safety in the accomplishment of his mission”. In 1994, Olson became commander of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, an American counter-terrorism unit. Olson was promoted again in 1999 when he assumed command of Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, California.

Olson earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a Joint Specialty Officer and Political-Military Affairs sub-specialist with emphasis on Africa and the Middle East. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star.

Olson was the first Navy SEAL to be promoted to three-star and four-star rank. As the longest serving SEAL still on active duty, he carries the honorary title of Bullfrog.

Admiral Olson retired on August 22, 2011. Olson met his wife, Marilyn, a native of New York City, when he was serving as a U.N. military observer in Israel and she was a member of the United Nation’s staff. They have been married for 30 years and have two children, Dan and Ally.

JOIN US FOR A WONDERFUL NIGHT IN SUPPORT THE SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION CHAPTER LX! 

4 Course Dinner, live music, dancing, award ceremony, Key note speakers, silent auction, raffle and more!
APPETIZER MENU:
Mini Shrimp Tacos
Chicken Satays
Beef Empanadas

DINNER MENU: Mixed Green Salad with goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette. Entrée Duo: Chicken Asiago stuffed with cheese and basil sundries tomatoes and Finished with a sun dried tomato cream sauce served with Grilled Sirloin with mushroom demi garlic mashed potatoes with asparagus.

Where: Stonechef Catering & Events
1930 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Time: 6:00pm-11pm

Dress: Formal/Semi-Formal

Date: Sunday, February 4th, 2017

Questions? Please contact:

Arlene Marie
All American Music Events
Vice President
Arlene@allamericanmusicevents.com

 

 

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Valentines For Veterans Benefit Gala A SOLD OUT SUCCESS!

A note from Arlene Marie, Vice President of All American Music Productions:”

I am so thankful that I can provide a great outlet though my company All American Music Productions to support our Veterans for this sold out event. Our home town hero Romulo Camargo was honored and celebrated. Valentines for Veterans Benefit Gala had OVER 220 guest support our amazing cause to raise funds for Romy’s non-profit facility, Stay In Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center. support towards the Gala. Thank you all, I look forward to next year’s Gala! Thank you Larry Hodge photography for providing photos that I will be posting this week.

The comments made by everyone impress us with their outpouring of gratitude for our veterans through the Valentines for Veteran celebration.

To all our special guest including our key note speaker from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Deputy Commander and Navy Seal, Vice Admiral Sean Pybus.

To Romy Camargo, His wife Gaby, SFC (ret) S. Hill and the entire Stay in Step Team THANK YOU for all you do to help our Wounded Warriors. We can never repay these courageous veterans for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf, but we can take the time to cheer them up and let them know they have not been forgotten. We know of nothing else that costs so little and brings so much happiness.
Winston Churchill once said; “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. And that’s exactly what you have done Romy.

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We are pleased to announce that All American Music Productions, INC. will be providing the music entertainment at the USF Hispanic Heritage Celebration Kickoff Event on 28 Sept 2015, at the Marshall Student Center.

USF President Judy Genshaft will be making opening remarks and the key note speaker will be Mr. Braulio Colon. Mr. Colon serves as the Vice
President and Program Director of Postsecondary Education Initiatives for Helios Education Foundation.

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Join us at the Grand Opening of Hope Soap Detergent!

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The grand opening of our new store at 5889 S. MacDill Ave. will be on June 20 through June 21 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

About Hope Soap Detergent:

Our business was founded to provide an affordable laundry detergent at wholesale prices. Our goal is to provide up to 20 percent of our profits to charitable organizations that help the homeless, veterans, widows and those with disabilities.

We are dedicated to maintaining low overhead and low prices to benefit our community. Partnering with our community allows us to combine efforts without having to double our donations or contributions.

By employing disabled veterans, those with special needs and people willing to work to help others, we work with government contracts, veteran administrations, hospitals, retirement homes, hotels and companies that handle laundry on a larger scale.

Help us build hope through soap and give back to your community.

Visit their website today: http://4soap.vpweb.com/

Hope Soap Detergent (HSD)

5889 S. MacDill Ave.

Tampa, FL 33611

Phone: 813-466-8555

Email: steve@hopesoaptampa.com

Proudly serving the Tampa and St. Petersburg area 

Fully Insured

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ViVa Tampa Bay! Hispanic Heritage Festival 2015

 

 

ViVa Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage to feature Performances by World Renowned Hall of Fame Latin Artists and Heritage Award Presentations!

Official Tampa Bay Hispanic Month Celebration, Sunday, October 18th, 2015 @Centennial Park in Historic Ybor City!

Official Presentation of PROCLAMATION declaring Hispanic Heritage Month!

Tampa Bay’s Hispanic Month Celebration, Sunday, October 18th, 2015 @ Centennial Park in Historic Ybor City!

 

(Tampa, FL) All American Music Productions Inc. and Latin Times Media Inc. are proud to invite the Tampa Bay community and surrounding counties to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring generations of Hispanic Americans residing in Tampa Bay, and across our Sunshine State as well as the nation for their social, cultural and economic contributions!   Through hard work and dedication, Hispanic Americans have contributed to science, the arts, commerce, sports, philanthropy and every other facet of American life.   Men and women of Hispanic descent have proudly and courageously served in the armed forces throughout American history, showing an unwavering commitment to protect our nation.

Join us and our Special Guests, including Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Martin Gramatica; Tampa Hispanic Heritage Man of Year recipient, Evelio Otero; Jorge Alvarado, host of The Jorge Show and more for the biggest and most exciting event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy an exciting FREE Family Art & Cultural Festival, celebrating the beauty of Tampa Bay’s Hispanic Communities!

Guests will enjoy delicious Latin foods, festivities and performances dedicated to Hispanic Heritage.  Dance contests and recognition of our cities most influential Hispanic leaders!

VIVA HERITAGE WILL FEATURE “FEET STOMPING PERFORMANCES” BY WORLD RENOWNED AWARD WINNING SINGER CARLOS OLIVA AND LOS SOBRINOS DEL JUEZ AND THE INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS MULTI-GRAMMY WINNING PERCUSSIONIST FROM PUERTO RICO GIOVANNI HILDAGO.

About Carlos Oliva and Los Sobrinos del Juez:  Carlos Oliva and Los Sobrinos del Juez are a very special unit of nine talented musicians who love and believe in the style of music that they play. Carlos Oliva and L.S.D.J. notoriety grew as they created a new, inter-cultural sound; a fusion of Cuban music, salsa, afro beats, samba, jazz and rock.   This melting pot of rhythmic seasonings soon became known as “The Miami Sound”, for the first time in history, gave Miami a claim to fame for its Latin Music. Carlos has produced and directed other musical groups, including Miami Sound Machine among many others. He has recorded his own compositions and has written for other international artists as well as theme songs for television shows like “Cristina”, “Ocurrio asi”, both winners of BMI Latin TV Theme Awards, “La Feria de la Alegria” and many others in addition to over one hundred radio and television commercials. Winner of an Emmy Award for the music of a promotional Univision Campaign, Carlos is a symbol of creativity and talent, greatly respected by his own community as well as internationally.

About Giovanni Hidalgo:  Widely acknowledged among the greatest Conguero of his generation, Giovanni Hidalgo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1963, first taking up the drums five years later; the son of the noted percussionist Jose “Manengue” Hidalgo, he was educated in Latin rhythms from childhood onward, and as a teen regularly walked to local gigs with his congas strapped to his back. He soon caught the attention of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie, touring in his United Nations All-Star Orchestra for four years; Hidalgo also became a noted session player, recording with Freddie Hubbard, Paul Simon, and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum project. In 1992, he recorded his debut solo LP, Villa Hidalgo; Worldwide followed a year later, and for 1997’s Hands of Rhythm, a collaboration with pianist Michel Camilo, Hidalgo earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Latin Jazz Album category.

About All American Music Productions, Inc.  The All American Music Productions (AAMP) vision is to be a recognized Central Florida leader providing music and event productions for corporate, social and community events within the Sunshine State. We deliver innovative music entertainment solutions and related events. Our planners can assist you with all types of events from corporate functions to non-profit fundraisers to milestone celebrations such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, vow renewals, and birthdays. At (AAMP) we help our clients save time with less stress and money spent while providing peace of mind by attending to all the details. With our staff on-site, you can “be a guest at your own event”.  “As America’s Hispanic community continues to grow, American Music Productions will continue to work to ensure that concerns of Hispanic Americans in Tampa are always heard and that they have an equal shot at achieving the American dream. “

About Latin Times Media, Inc.  Founders of the Annual National Cuban Sandwich Festival.

Latin Times Magazine is celebrating 14 years of excellence in Hispanic/Latino Marketing.  As an established minority and woman owned company, Latin-Times Media, Inc., is committed to our    clients and to our community, we take great pride in the host of tools we offer including full marketing agency services that offer businesses specialty marketing and advertising solutions that specifically target and reach Florida’s thriving Hispanic/Latino communities!  Latin Times specializes in Bilingual Advertising, Marketing, Communication, Custom Event Produced Promotion as well Recruitment and can assist you in all our Hispanic/Latino marketing needs and/or initiatives.

Event Details:  Sunday, October 18th, 2015

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

@ Centennial Park

1800 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Viva Information:

– Press Release: ViVa Tampa Bay Hispanic Month Celebration

ViVa Vendor Application

VIva Heritage Sponsorship Opportunities

ViVa AUTO Hispanic Heritage Sponsorhip Opportunities

Event Details:  Sunday, October 18th, 2015.  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Centennial Park 1800 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605