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21 08, 2015

Hot For A Good Cause!


Summer is almost over in a few short days, the kids will be back in school and work will begin to normalize a little since everyone will have finished up their vacations for the year. It’s been a busy summer here at Chapman Wealth Management: We revamped our website, added some really cool electronic services for our clients and observed some really volatile markets… whew! But what have we really done that matters this summer? I’d like to challenge you to think about that yourself.

In just a few days, Keith Chapman will be participating in the Hotter Than Hell Bike race in Wichita Falls, Texas, to raise money to rebuild The Grace Children’s Hospital that was devastated in that earthquake in 2008.

First, about the race. The Hotter than Hell is in it’s 35th year: it is an annual cycling event that draws 13,000 cyclists from all over the country to participate in a grueling and challenging ride in the sweltering Texas sun. It’s the largest single day 100-mile endurance bicycle ride in the nation. The challenge is made even more difficult by the prevailing winds. There’s just nothing like riding a bike into a 15-mph wind(so you’re working extra hard to get nowhere)with the Texas sun blazing overhead…

Now, about the cause:This is really near and dear to us at CWM. We can not say enough good about the International Child Care organization. ICC is a Christian health development organization that has been serving the children of Haiti since 1967 and the Dominican republic since 1988. ICC Provides health and wholeness For children and families in empowered communities. The Hotter than Hell is their largest fundraising event of the year. And this year the proceeds are going to help rebuild an important hospital for children.

We encourage you to get involved in the causes that you are passionate about! Donations may be tax deductible, they can actually improve your sense of well-being. As always, if you have any questions about how you can make this part of your plan, call Keith! If anything changes in your current financial situation, call Keith! We are here to help.

Click here if you wish to sponsor me in this event!

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21 04, 2011

San Jacinto Day


It was 4:30 p.m. when scout Deaf Smith announced the burning of Vince’s Bridge, the only avenue of retreat for the opposing army. The main Texan battle line moved forward with their approach screened by the trees and rising ground. General Sam Houston personally led the infantry. In the center, two small brass, smoothbore artillery pieces (donated by citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio) known as the “Twin Sisters” were wheeled forward, supported by four companies of infantry.

The Texan army moved quickly and silently across the high-grass plain, and then, when they were only a few dozen yards away, charged Santa Anna’s camp shouting “Remember the Alamo!”  The Texans achieved complete surprise. It was a bold attack in broad daylight.  Santa Anna’s army, consisting primarily of professional soldiers, quickly collapsed. Hundreds of the demoralized and confused Mexican soldiers were routed. The Texan army had won a stunning victory.

The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Santa Anna, the President of Mexico, was captured the following day and held as a prisoner of war. Three weeks later, he signed the peace treaty that dictated that the Mexican army leave the region, paving the way for the Republic of Texas to become an independent country.
Measured by its results, San Jacinto was one of the decisive battles of the world. The freedom of Texas  from Mexico won here led to annexation and to the Mexican-American War, resulting in the acquisition by the United States of the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma. Almost one-third of the present area of the American Nation, nearly a million square miles of territory, changed sovereignty.

Chapman Wealth Management takes pride in celebrating San Jacinto Day. Don’t Mess With Texas!

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