Spotlight on the Good Works of the RCM Community Trust: 2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

By George Solveson,
Military Service Support Committee Chair


The Military Service Support Committee (MSSC) is excited to contribute $1,000.00 to the 2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF).  MSSC anticipates allowing NVCAF to list RCM as a Bronze Medal Sponsor, and use RCM’s logo.  MSSC is also offering volunteer assistance in marketing and promotion, and possibly other areas to be determined.


The Arts Festival is hosted by the Clement J. Zablocki  Milwaukee VA Medical Center and sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.  Last year, the Festival was held in Las Vegas, NV.  Ted Hutton is coordinating the effort with the VA and Legion, and Phil Vollrath is working on marketing and promotion.


The Festival is the celebration and grand finale stage and art show, which is the culmination of talent competitions in art, creative writing, dance, drama and music for Veterans treated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national health care system.


Approximately 120 Veterans will exhibit their artwork or perform musical, dance, dramatic or original writing selections in a gala variety show. A professional orchestra will accompany the performance. All Veterans invited to participate are selected winners of year-long, national fine arts talent competitions in which thousands of Veterans enter, from VA med-
ical facilities across the nation.


VA medical facilities incorporate creative arts into their recreation therapy programs to further the rehabilitation milieu for both inpatients and outpatients. This annual competition recognizes the progress and recovery made through that therapy, and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our nation’s veterans after disease, disability or life crisis.  Competition is open to Veterans who are enrolled at a VA Medical Center or Outpatient Clinic BEFORE entering the local competition. 


MSSC encourages all Rotarians to attend the free festival! 


Reserve Your Free Tickets Now!

2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF)
Sunday, November 2, 2014
12:00 Noon  -  Art Exhibit
2:00  PM - Stage Show


Milwaukee Theatre
500 W. Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203


414-384-2000  Ext. 48653