At the Veterans Breakfast Club,

Stories Unite Us.

Check out our upcoming in-person veterans storytelling event schedule below. All are welcome to join us!

IN-PERSON Event Bethel Park, PA – May 21, 2024 @ 8:30am-10:30am

Date: May 21, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Christ United Methodist Church (44 Highland Rd, Bethel Park 15102)
Events | In-Person Events

Join us in Bethel Park, PA, for a VBC storytelling event where you’ll meet a remarkable collection of people, each with a story to tell.

Our breakfast location in Bethel Park, PA, is our largest, where the group can reach over 250 people. Our veteran attendees range from WWII and Korean War through the Post-9/11 era. The program is fast-moving and wide-ranging with lots of participation. Everyone is welcome to join us.

We meet at Christ United Methodist Church (44 Highland Rd, Bethel Park 15102) in a large hall that also serves as a gym. We show photos of veterans on the three screens at the front and interact with as many veterans as we can. You’ll walk in, pick up your name badge, pay $15 if you plan to eat (no cost for those who don’t), and meet others who are there to hear and share the stories. Breakfast is served at 8:30am. At 9:00am, we start the program. For the next 90 minutes, veterans share slices of their service experience. You never know what you’re going to hear, and there’s always new people with new memories to offer.

RSVP by calling 412-623-9029 or emailing betty@veteransbreakfastclub.org. Please make sure to RSVP for events at least two days in advance. We understand that your schedule can change quickly, but advance notice of attendance always helps us and our venues prepare the program. Thank you!

Thank you to our event sponsors UPMC for Life, Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home!

 

 

IN-PERSON Event in Forest Hills, PA – Friday, May 24 @ 8:30am-10:30am

Date: May 24, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Juniper Village (107 Fall Run Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221)
Events | In-Person Events

Join us in Forest Hills, PA, for a VBC storytelling event where you’ll meet a remarkable collection of people, each with a story to tell.

Our breakfast location in Forest Hills, PA, is Juniper Village retirement community. Our veteran attendees range from WWII and Korean War through the Post-9/11 era. The program is fast-moving and wide-ranging with lots of participation. Everyone is welcome to join us.

We are requesting a $12 per person donation for this breakfast.

Special Parking Instructions:

Parking at the Sherwood Event Center

400 Sherwood Road

Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

Due to limited parking, Veterans and Guests are asked to park in the upper lot at the Sherwood Event Center, just down the road from Juniper Village at Forest Hills. Juniper Village’s Shuttle will be running every 10 minutes to take you to / from the Breakfast.  OK to wait in your car till the shuttle arrives.  Shuttle will be running the entire time and can take you back to your car when you are ready to leave the event. The Shuttle is handicap and wheelchair accessible.

RSVP by calling 412-623-9029 or emailing betty@veteransbreakfastclub.org.

Thank you to Juniper Village for hosting us!

 

 

IN-PERSON Event Beaver, PA – Wednesday, June 5 @ 8:30am-10:30am

Date: June 5, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Seven Oaks Country Club (132 Lisbon Rd, Beaver, 15009)
Events | In-Person Events

Come to our live, in-person breakfast in Beaver, PA.

We meet at Seven Oaks Country Club (132 Lisbon Rd, Beaver, 15009). You’ll walk in, pick up your name badge, pay $15 if you plan to eat (no cost for those who don’t), and meet others who are there to hear and share the stories. Breakfast is served at 8:30am. At 9:00am, we start the program. For the next 90 minutes, we circulate the room with the microphone and have veterans share a slice of their service experience. You never know what you’re going to hear, and there’s always new people with new memories to offer.

RSVP by calling 412-623-9029 or emailing betty@veteransbreakfastclub.org. Please make sure to RSVP for events at least two days in advance. We understand that your schedule can change quickly, but advance notice of attendance always helps us and our venues prepare the program. Thank you!

Evening of Burgers & Craft Beers with the Veterans Breakfast Club

Date: June 11, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Grist House Craft Brewery (10 E Sherman St, Millvale, PA 15209)
Events | In-Person Events

The VBC is holding a special Burgers & Craft Beer with Veterans event at Grist House Craft Brewery on Tuesday, June 11 from 5pm – 9pm. Everyone is welcome, and you don’t need to be a veteran to attend. Tickets cost $20 per person ($25 at the door) and include one beer, one Smashburger, and an evening of stories and conversation at Grist House’s unique indoor-outdoor space. Bring your dogs. Bring your friends. We’ll have the whole place to ourselves, and we’re grateful to Grist House for opening their doors up to the Veterans Breakfast Club for this special evening.

IN-PERSON Event in Youngstown, OH – Friday, June 14 @ 11:30am-1:30pm

Date: June 14, 2024
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Jewish Community Center of Youngstown (505 Gypsy Lane Youngstown, Ohio 44504)
Events | In-Person Events

Join us in Youngstown for our second VBC Veterans Storytelling Lunch on Friday, June 14, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Location is the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown (505 Gypsy Lane Youngstown, Ohio 44504)

This is a free event, but we would appreciate an RSVP. We’d also welcome a $10pp donation.

You can make a reservation either to the Youngstown JCC or the Veterans Breakfast Club:

JCC: 330-746-3250 ext #106 or bwilson@jewishyoungstown.org

VBC: 412-623-9029 or JoAnn@veteransbreakfastclub.org

The Veterans Breakfast Club brings American history to life. Join us to listen and learn, connect and heal, and say thank you to those who’ve served. You don’t need to be a veteran to attend.

Where else, but at the Veterans Breakfast Club, can you gather for a casual meal and meet a 101-year-old Navy WAVE codebreaker from World War II, a Silver Star recipient from Vietnam, and a Top Gun F-18 pilot all at the same time?

The Veterans Breakfast Club has been bringing these people and more together for face-to-face storytelling events since 2008. People come to listen and learn, connect and heal, and say thank you to those who’ve served.

These breakfasts began informally in 2008 with some 30 World War II veterans. They grew to give our organization its name and serve as the flagship for a growing array of storytelling programs where veterans of all eras and branches of service could share their experiences with the public. Most of these in-person events are held in the Pittsburgh region, but we’re branching out to other locations to reach more veterans and hear more stories. One week we might might be in a VFW hall, then next week a country club or a banquet room.

We serve breakfast at 8:30am, start the program at 9:00am, and bounce around the room with the microphone until 10:30am listening to as many veterans as we can. You never know what you’re going to hear. There are often a few tears, and always a lot of laughter. Join our community of listening by coming to one of our face-to-face storytelling events!

Thank you to the Youngstown JCC and the Thomases Family Endowment for Supporting this Event!

 

 

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