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Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 10:25 PM
Subject: Reminder for 2nd Annual Coast Guard Island
Casino Night - This Saturday 16 April.
Please let me know if you are attending and I
can put your name on the security gate access list.
We have had a great
response from local businesses and corporate sponsorship. We have close to
$5,000 in prizes!
For $25 food, beer, and wine are included in the
price of entry.
We also have a poker tournament that costs
See you soon.
Rodney C. Cates, ELC2
C4ITSC Field Services Division - ESU Coordination
WHEC/WAGB/WMEC Cutter Support
no end to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the
From: Cates, Rodney ELC2
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 2:20 PM
Subject: 2nd Annual Coast Guard Island
Casino Night - CWOA/CPOA Fund Raiser
First off I want to thank everyone for their
past support of the Golden Gate Chapters of the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant
Officers Association (CWOA) and the Chief Petty Officers Association
(CPOA). Last year's first annual Casino night event was a big, big success
in our CG community.
On Saturday, 16 April the CWOA & CPOA are
hosting our 2nd Annual Casino Night fund raiser on Coast Guard Island, although
the event is not open to the public it is open to military (active or retired)
and their friends. I consider all of you friends of the CWOA and the Coast
Guard family and request you forward this invitation throughout your
associations. We are also having a ninety person poker tournament and I
would not mind testing some of your skills. This is a first class event,
the CWOA and CPOA hired a professional Casino company to run the tables and we
put together an exceptional menu for the buffet. New to this year's event
is we have added a Red Carpet to serve as a background for Major sponsor's
logo's and guests photo opportunities. This year the event was moved to
the CG Island gym and we are expecting 400 guests this year, last year almost
300 were in attendance.
As always Casino night serves as way for our CG
family and friends to spend a fun evening together socializing and raising money
to support the Chief Warrant Officers Association, Chief Petty Officers
Association, and the East Bay Coast Guard Spouses Association. But it also
serves as a way for local businesses and associations to introduce themselves to
our CG community. At least twenty-five percent of our active duty members
are new to the area every year so it is a great opportunity for any business to
Please review the attached flyer and contact me directly if
you have any questions.
I have also attached a donation letter if someone
or business wants to donate a raffle prize or sponsor one of the Casino
tables. You know me, I will always accept gifts and pass them along to the
crew. But it is definitely not a requirement, I really want all of you in
Just a little FYI about the night:
There will be:
Three - Roulette tables
Three - Craps
Ten - Blackjack Tables
One - 'Let it ride' table
One - 'Casino War'
One - 'Three card poker'
Poker Tournament - 10 poker tables (i.e. 90
Thanks for your
Rodney C. Cates, ELC2
U.S. Coast Guard
Chief Warrant Officers Association - Golden Gate Chapter
"There is no end to what you can
accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit!"