Guess who forgot to write
their article this
Hundreds of our military
personnel spend time daily at the Bob
Hope USO at LAX and we can all help
make their time
more enjoyable by sending our read paperbacks to
them. Mail them
Bob Hope USO at LAX
203 World Way West,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
For those who itemize their
constitutes a tax
Send a box of books today!
ID [ARNG] is recruiting kinda young.
the January Chapter meeting,
we voted to
move our meeting day to the 2ND
Wednesday of the month so those
who enjoy the Legion’s spaghetti can
noT served on MondayS anymore.
Membership Meeting Mar 10
Membership Meeting Apr 14
Fort Lowell Founded May 12
Membership Meeting Jun 08
Third Annual Golf Tourney Jun 12
National Airborne Day Aug 15
2004 AMM-Virginia Oct 10-15
2005 AMM-Tucson Oct 22-27
(Subject to Change)
President Ron James
Treasurer Arthur Schmid
Historian Leonard Wilfong
(CUT ME OUT)
USAWOA On Line www.usawoa.org.
Scholarship Foundation www.usawoa.org/woasf.
Heritage Foundation www.usawoa.org/woheritage.
The Warrant Officer Corps 86th Anniversary Ball will be 14 July 2004 at Ft. Rucker.
Make plans to attend this celebratory
event. Further details
to follow. POC: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three of our Chapter members have been deployed. Please remember them in our prayers and write them on happenings here on the home front via email from all of us.
CW4 Lyle Fridlund
CW2 Scott Kirley
WO1 Jeff Whitbeck
are filled through elections, held every two
years. The members elected to these
offices make up the Board of Directors for the
USAWOA. Here is a list of all of the National
Offices: President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, plus Directors for the Northeast, Southeast, Mid-North,
Mid-South and Western Regions. Please contact our Immediate
CW5 (Ret) Dick Scalzo, at if you are interested in running for any of the
Chapter and/or National Offices. Completed
Nomination Forms and Resumes must reach Home Office by July 12 to be on the
USAWOA Vice President's
2003 New Member Recruiting Challenge
- As of April 1, 2003 and
for the following four calendar quarters, top
recruiters of new CW2 through CW5,
or retired members, will receive a
choice of a $50.00 U. S. Savings Bond or a $25.00 credit
towards Home Office Memorabilia
(including the New Stivers print).
The campaign prizes have been graciously funded by National
Vice President CW4 (Ret) Roy Valiant.
See listing of
recruiters and the total number recruited to date for the July through
Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with
Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political
sage this country
has ever known. Enjoy the
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot
3. There are 2 theories
to arguing with
a woman...neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to
5. Always drink upstream
from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop
7. The quickest way to double your money is to
fold it and put
it back in your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of
-ones that learn by reading.
-few who learn by observation
of them have to
pee on the electric
fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment
comes from experience, and a lot of that
comes from bad judgment.
10. If you're riding' ahead of the
herd, take a look back every now and
make sure it's still there.
11. Lettin' the
cat outta the
bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.
12. After eating an entire
bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept
it up until
a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
Effective 9 July, this
is what the
new Army CW5 bar will look like. No official word yet
on the future
of our Rising Eagle.
ABOUT GROWING OLDER...
1. Eventually you will reach
a point when you stop lying about
your age and start bragging about
2. The older we get, the fewer things
seem worth waiting
in line for.
3. Some people try
back their odometers. Not
me, I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled
a long way and some of the roads
4. When you are dissatisfied
and would like to go back to youth,
think of Algebra.
5. You know you are getting old when everything
either dries up or leaks.
6. I don't
know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
7. One of the
many things no one tells you about
aging is that
it is such a nice change from being
8. One must
evening to see how splendid the day has been.
9. Being young is beautiful,
but being old is comfortable.
10. Long ago when men cursed and beat the
ground with sticks,
it was called witchcraft.
Today it's called golf.
And finally ~ If you don't
learn to laugh at trouble,
you won't have anything to
laugh at when you are old.
Available now at usawoa.org.
sixth year, USAWOA has kicked off
our annual fund-raiser through which
we provide U.S. Savings Bonds as prizes. USAWOA President
Frank Meeks’ has set our goal at $47,000.00; a figure that we came very close to
achieving last year. Each member
should now have received four books of tickets. If not
… please call the home office 800/587-2962)
or e-mail USAWOA@erols.com to double check that we
have a current mailing address in
your membership file. Remember these
few key points about our fund-raiser - USAWOA asks only two times
a year for your added financial support
-- this fund-raiser and our
scholarship fund-raiser in the fall.
Unlike many other associations, we do not
do recurring fund raising projects
like return address labels,
calendars, candy, business cards, etc.
USAWOA members recommended that we offer savings bonds as prizes. We agreed and
provide eleven bonds, ranging in full value from $250 to
$10,000. As opposed to "box
prizes," bonds are easy to ship
to members anywhere in the world and can be used by anybody. USAWOA depends
significantly on the success of this
fund-raiser. Last year, it accounted
for nearly 25 percent of our total
income. Success allows us to continue programs, services, and operations in the
high-quality manner you expect and deserve. USAWOA "squeezes" every
buck. As warrant officers, it is our nature
to examine minute details.
Regarding our operational expenses,
we do. USAWOA could have greater
success with this
fund-raiser. As written earlier, we’ve done this
for several years. Analysis of the
return/response last year shows that less than
800 members participated. That
is only about 15 percent of our members.
of February 20, you good folks have donated
$14,360.00. Thank you and keep those
donations (and ticket stubs) coming!