AROS Update for February 16
We are meeting our mission statement before we’re officially off the ground.
The Quixote Club actor Army Infantry Veteran Josh Davis has gone on to get his second acting part on stage in a production written by Navy Veteran Archie Washington: Josh will be playing the part of BOUNCE in a one-act play entitled THE KNOCKOFFS directed by Nannette Taylor.
THE KNOCKOFFS will air on March 4th on live television for PART TIME PLAYHOUSE. More information to come.
We are filing for our 501 (c) 3 status thanks to your donations.
With this we will be able to apply for grants and corporate donations from the big businesses around Portland. Thank you so much. We have found a way to expedite the process so we should be official with state and federal governments hopefully within the month. As of now we are incorperated with the state, we have a company bank account, and we are in the planning stage of many different projects. Those projects are listed below:
The Anthology: We have received 75% of the 500 needed to run our first edition of soldiers stories. This isn’t something we need to wait for our non-profit status to go through. I have collected a number of stories but we still need more. All the stories in the anthology will be about how the military life affected the writer and they will be written by soldiers, family members, and others directly affected (without giving anything away this includes embedded reporters who never “officially” served). The journal will be called ROUGH MEN STAND READY and it will be brought to you by A Rock or Something Productions and OPERATION HOMEFRONT. We look forward to this partnership and watching how this project grows.
The Television Show: Sean and a couple volunteers went through the orientation for the station on the first of the month. Another wave of volunteers are going through the orientation this Saturday. If you are interested contact us. We will need a whole crew to make this happen. Sean will be going through the block of instruction for STUDIO A next Tuesday and Thursday night. After this he will be able to check out that studio for a four-hour block of time. Once we get enough people through the instruction and orientation we will have a show, but we need volunteers, we need people who want to get involved, we need you!
Acting Classes: These classes will be free and open to veterans and family members. We have a few very talented instructors involved in these classes. We are currently waiting for Miah to get back from his annual training in Tailand to get this underway.
GRIMM Viewing Party: As many of you know our own MIAH WASHBURN will be a featured character on the next episode of GRIMM on NBC. We are currently searching for a venue to watch him. The episode will air on February 24, two days after he returns from the other side of the world.