Tuesday, October 2, 2012
7th Annual CSM(R) John McLaughlin Memorial Golf Tournament: Chairman Greg Brown reported another big success with 25 teams. The tournament was held on Saturday, 8 September at the Fort Bliss Underwood Golf Course.
Chapter Logo Items: Chapter IX Shirts, Coins, Mugs & Blazers: Shirts, mugs and coins are available. Coins are $10 each. We are also selling golf balls for $2.00 each, hats for $10.00, cups for $7.00 and green Chapter 9 shirts for $35.00. We will be keeping them in President Moose’s office at the VFW (812).
Relaxation (R&R) Center FT Bliss: AD Soldiers started a new class and still meet on Monday’s from 1100 hrs to 1600 hrs in Bldg. 48 at FT Bliss. Chapter donates $200 each month for arts & crafts.
Isaac Camacho Head Start School: Ike met with the school and everything is on track for donations from SFA 9. There are 125 students in the school. Any school supplies that you wish to donate please bring them to the meetings. Chapter is donating up to $100 per month as needs arise.
SFA National 2013 in San Antonio: We reminded everybody that next year our close friends will be hosting the convention and we need to support them. We will sponsor a hole for their Golf Tournament and assist them where needed with manpower.
SFA 9 Christmas Party: Catered party scheduled at the VFW for Saturday, 15 December. Chairman Joe “China Boy” Lopez with assistance from Pablo Sanchez. They will present a plan in October.
Operation Santa Clause: Donation requested of $1000. Discussion to continue next month.
Wreaths Across America – Civil Air Patrol: Waiting for information from Debbie Torres. The wreath laying ceremony is typically held on a Saturday in early December at the FT Bliss cemetery. Chapter sponsored all SF and/or their spouses interned at FT Bliss National Cemetery in the past.
17th Annual Ralph Dominguez/Jerry Montoya Food Drive: No Chairman has yet volunteered. We need to decide if we will again make a donation to the winning classes from the schools that participate or if we will support Chihuahita again this year Last year we prepared 69 boxes including a ham in each one.
Fort Bliss Junior Enlisted Center: Discussion about their need for used clothes.
SPC Tamekia Hayes: SPC Hayes took on a big responsibility by accepting her 15 year old sister and 12 year old nephew both whom were homeless and about to go into Foster care. She could not stay in the barracks, so she rented a one bedroom apartment to be able to house them. When they arrived they only had the clothes on their back and nothing more. With her pay, she had to buy them under garments, clothes, shoes and much more. Motion to donate $500 from the Chapter passed. Several other members are also making donations.
USASMA SF Students: Party is on hold but there might be something combined with SFA 80 later in the year.