PRESIDENTS MESSAGE


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Posted by:
Jim Oxley (Webmaster)
Thursday October 06, 2016 1:02 pm

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

10-6-2016

Greetings one and all:

It is my honor to be your collective representative, and I must say that without our “wonderful” VVA and AVVA Boards of Directors, we would not exist. They are all exceptional in their respective areas of supporting YOU and myself, they would also and “have” often added on the extra time with special projects to assist each other and YOU as a membership. As you know, none of us are paid people, but should they be paid what they are worth, we could not afford them! I have given them each a 100% pay increase, but you might guess what that means, 0% (100 x 0), ha L ha.

Now, to the point; I am going to list items that are important and PLEASE write them down on you calendars and GIVE IT YOUR BEST ATTEMPT TO ATTEND ALL OF THEM.

OCTOBER’S CHAPTER MEETING: Will be held this coming Sunday, 10-9-16 at Marie Callenders. AT 10:00AM “SHARP”. This month only, the meeting will be on the “2nd”   Due to a conflict with the California State’s Council meeting, which will be on the 3rd Sunday.

CALIF. STATE COUNCIL MEETING: Friday, October 14 thru Sunday October 16, 2016, Fresno, CA (BOARD MEMBERS ONLY)

VETERANS DAY: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016 AT THE NEWHALL VETERANS PLAZA across from Hart Park. We will assemble between 8:30 – 9:00am at the Hart Park. We will be carrying only our Chapter flag and the Agent Orange flag. As you know, at this event we are only marching just across the street. Uniforms please and everyone please try to make a good showing at this event.  Following the ceremony, we will be having a lunch at the American Legion, Post 507. We will be helping with a small donation for their gracious hospitality.

Chapter 507 is located at: 24527 Spruce St. Newhall, 91321.

NOVEMBER CHAPTER MEETING: This will again be held on Sunday, NOVEMBER 20th,   AT 10:AM “SHARP”.

LASTLY: AS YOU KNOW, THE CHAPTER IS “DARK” IN DECEMBER:        “BUT” We are holding our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS / HANUKKAH CELEBRATION this month!!!!

The Party will also be held at Marie Callenders and we have the big room where we have our monthly meetings reserved for us.

The Party will be from 6:00pm until about 9:00-9:30pm. THE “DATE” OF THE PARTY IS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2016 (the same date as our usual Chapter meeting, but no business will be conducted). IT’S A PARTY!!!

**WE ABSOLUTELY NEED “SOME SORT OF HEAD COUNT ONLY” BY THIS COMING SUNDAY’S CHAPTER MEETING”.

You will be able to choose from the menu below when you arrive for the party, The cost is FREE to member’s and spouses, AVVA member’s and spouses, but if you bring any guests, we must charge you for that at $15.00 per person. CHILDREN “12 AND UNDER” ARE FREE.

 

MENU

CHICKEN:    Chicken Pot Pie or Chicken Pasta Alfredo

BEEF:            French Dip Supreme or Slow-roasted pot roast or Homestyle Meatloaf

SALMON:     Lemon pepper-crusted

TURKEY:      Freshly roasted

SALAD:         Ceasar salad or Salad bar

 

DINNERS INCLUDE:  Soup & Salad Bar, Cornbread, and Fountain drinks, Iced Tea or Coffee, Slice of Apple, Chocolate Cream, or Lemon Meringue Pie.

 

The Christmas / Hanukkah Celebration is going to be great fun. Good people, GREAT FOOD, “SIMPLE” raffles, GOOD TIMES AND COMRADERIE!!

 

“COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES”

ENJOY!

 

IT’S THE CHAPTER’S WAY OF THANKING ALL

OF “YOU” FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT THIS

PAST YEAR!!

 

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT EVERYTHING HERE IF YOU CAN!

 

 “STAY IN GOOD HEALTH”!

 

Nick Callas, President
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355
“The Lost Patrol”
(661) 212-4377
nick6113@att.net