Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chapter Meeting Notes 17 September 2011

6th Annual John McLaughlin Memorial Golf Tournament. Held at Butterfield Trails Golf Course on Friday, the day before the meeting. We came very close to the 20K goal.

Election of Officers. Nominations for Club Officers opened. All officers carried forward except VP. Brady. Steve Franzoni nominated for VP. Chuck moved to accept slate of officers. Motion carried. Installation of Officers will occur at the December Christmas party.

Wreaths Across America. Debbie Torrez (Rolando) will chair the project again with the Civil Air Patrol. It will be held on Saturday 10 December at the FT Bliss cemetery.

Christmas Party. No details have been decided but we need to gear up for this and set a location and date. 16th Annual Ralph Dominguez/Jerry Montoya Food Drive: Committee Chairman was Jerry Compos last year. We need to assemble a committee and get working on donations and charities to receive food. Bulk donation will likely go to Chihuahita like last year.

Korean War Veteran Remains. CPL Edwardo Pedregon: Roy Aldridge is our point man with Korean War Vets (581-4725) concerning activities pertaining to the return, on 28 SEP of CPL remains. Following airport ceremonies, Pedregon's remains will be transported by funeral home, escorted by Fort Bliss Honor Guard. 1 OCT Services will be held at the historic San Elizario Chapel, under the supervision of the San Elizario Geological Society. CPL Pedegron was MIA since NOV 1950 and his remains have been found. A big ceremony will take place and Louis Lopez is also involved since he works with Congressman Reyes. There are still 2 El Paso MIA’s from the Korean War.

Fiesta De Las Flores. More than a dozen members attended the event, chaired by Gus Gonzalez. The Military appreciation night was again a big success. See picture below, L to R: Steve and Monica Frazoni, Ike and Gracie Camacho.

Upcoming Events:

Next Chapter Meeting Saturday 15 October at VFW Post 812

SFA 2012 Convention 11-17 June Fort Bragg, NC – 60th Anniversary (Chapter 1-18)

SFA 2013 - San Antonio, TX (Chapter 15) 2014 - Columbia, South Carolina (Chapter 34)

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