Sandra Kearse-Stockton, Veterans Day, Rotary Club of York, PA, Meeting 11/8/2023
HYBRID MEETING - Country Club of York and virtual on Zoom.
To view the virtual zoom meeting:
This week is our annual Veteran’s Day meeting.  Our speaker, author Sandra Lee Kearse-Stockton, Lieutenant Colnel, retired, is a York native and a veteran of the U. S. Army, with 30 years to her credit. Her husband, Aaron, served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, and retired as a Technical Sergeant.
Her military journey was full of unpredictable situations, trials and tribulations but she endured. Her story is one of perseverance and success against the difficult backdrop of childhood abuse, teenage motherhood, and gun violence that took her grown son. Sandra promised herself that she would work until age 70 and then focus on "writing that book that she said she would write one day". Sandra published her first book in her trilogy, “480 Codorus Street, Surviving Unpredictability” at age 71, a year after she retired from her civilian job working with veterans.
She has been a mentor for countless people. With 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, she and her husband somehow found the time to foster over 100 children.  Sandra and Aaron wrote a book about their experience, titled "There Is Always Room For One More."
In May 2023, she was the recipient of the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Award in York.
LUNCH TO INCLUDE: Chicken Cordon Bleu; Chef's Choice of Starch, Fresh Fruit, Salad, Rolls, Beverages, and a Choice of Desserts
TIME - In Person at CCY
11:30am  Arrival and fellowship, Lunch
12:15pm  President Aaron will begin meeting
1:15pm    Meeting adjourned
TIME - "Virtual" Audience on ZOOM:
11:45am  Log in and fellowship/networking on Zoom
12:15pm  Virtual Meeting to begin.  Program with Q&A until 1:15pm.