Monthly Archives: April 2016

VITA Tax Season ends and a Death in our family

Our VITA tax season for Wheaton Library VITA ended on April 18 this year ( I actually prepared a couple of returns on April 19) with over 450 people helped at our Taxwise sites, and 214 military active duty helped at our USO-Bethesda ( Walter Reed) site. Our Taxwise sites included the Long Branch library in Silver Spring, and the Rockville Housing Enterprises facility located off Gude Drive. In addition, I prepared returns for a couple of WWII Navy vets at the Old Soldiers Home/ Lincoln Cottage in D.C. Our numbers were over 40 percent smaller than last years due to the death of one of our prolific Hispanic preparers, German Sigurany, the moving of our library location from Wheaton Library to Long Branch ( Wheaton Library is being renovated), and the loss of a half dozen veteran preparers. Three new preparers did join or ranks, and they are very quick learners and have a extensive tax background. But...

We attend and photograph Celebration of Volunteers at Ft Belvoir

Barbara and I attended the USO-Metro 2016 Celebration of Volunteers awards luncheon at the Ft Belvoir Officers Club on April 9. It was a difficult trip due to the heavy snow showers and icy rain. But it seems that there were few no shows, because the snow mostly melted by the opening ceremonies at 11:00am. I took lots of photos ( Barbara took only a few) and I put 94 in a photoshow. See link below: [caption id="attachment_1359" align="alignnone" width="300"]April 9 2016 USO Metro Celebration of Vounteers[/caption] IMG_7360 haskell winner and friend IMG_7442 oldest uso volunteer IMG_7483  luncheon photo IMG_7591 sue H. and award luncheon