The 10th Annual Border Patrol Special Operations Expo was a resounding success. Fifteen Chapter IX member supported the setup and Administration of the Expo. This event wias advertised and will be updated at the following website: SOG Expo Ike Camacho was on hand to sign copies of his book and he reportedly signed 60 copies between the Vendor dinner and the Expo. The book is available at: http://www.isaaccamachoamericanhero.com/
7th Annual CSM(R) John McLaughlin Memorial Golf Tournament: Chairman Greg Brown. Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, 8 September at the Fort Bliss Underwood Golf Course.
San Antonio Silver Wings Ball: We had another good showing this year; about a dozen from SFA 9 attended. See picture below. Ike Camacho 3rd from Left;Jerry Montoya 4th from Left; and Gus Gonazlaez on the Far Right.
VFW 812 Elections: Moose Saiz won the election as Commander and Chapter IX President Pete Peral is the new Senior Vice. Another Chapter IX member Al Hobbs also won the Judge Advocate position.
Jerry Rainey Scholarship: Chairman Greg Brown. (is there anything that Greg Brown is now Chairman of?) He has assembled a 5 person committee. The Chapter is planning on making two $500 awards. Applications will be accepted from 22 May to 30 June.
SFA 80 Bataan Death March Water Point: SFA 9 assisted SFA 80 at Water point #7. About 10 members attended. West Point Cadet Pasta Dinner: SFA President from West Point brought 8 cadets to the Bataan Death March and we hosted a pasta dinner at the 82nd on Saturday 24 March. 21 SFA 9 members attended and the cadets were all ears to the stories that were told. See picture below.
Isaac Camacho Head Start School: Ike met with the school and they gave us a list of supplies the kids need. There are 125 students in the school. Chapter donated $100 for supplies and we will decide how we will continue support in May. Any school supplies that you wish to donate please bring them to the meetings.
Fiesta De Las Flores Golf Tournament: Chapter will pay $600 for a team and pick 4 Soldiers from Bliss to play. Tournament will take place at 0800 on 1 June at Painted Dunes.
DROP is now Online: All members including Honorary can access it at http://www.specialforcesassociation.org/drop/thedrop-3q2011/index.html
USASMA/SGM Reunion: Branson Missouri from 23 – 26 May 2012. Registration forms were sent out the first week of April. Foreign SF at USASMA: