The Eagle

 

VOLUME 3 NUMBER 11

www.usawoa-ftlowell-apache.org 

NOVEMBER 2005

The official electronic monthly newsletter of the Fort Lowell-Apache Chapter USAWOA and may be reproduced in part or in its entirety provided written credit is given to The Eagle.  The opinions  expressed herein are those of the contributors and are not necessarily the opinions of the US Army or the USAWOA.                                                                   

 

Where are the Email Addresses?

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November MEETING NOTICE

 

Monday 14 November 2005 1800-1930

Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano

420 W Magee Rd [at Oracle]

 

OUR CHAPTER OFFICERS FOR 2004-2005

NAME PHONE OFFICE / EMAIL
Vincent Baiocchetti 520/742-5302

Joe Gill

520/458-4099

Harold Lindamood

520/ 393-7158

Art Schmid

520/574-0399

Leonard Wilfong

520/790-6198

Michael Turner

520/743-3437 

 

OUR CHAPTER OFFICERS FOR 2005-2006

NAME PHONE OFFICE / EMAIL
Vincent Baiocchetti 520-742-5302

Ron James

520-219-3337

Michael Turner

520-743-3437 

Harold Lindamood

520- 393-7158

John Curtis

520-744-7685

Michael Turner

520-743-3437 

 

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS

Installation of New Officers-Tentative 14-Nov

At the Membership Meeting

Membership Meeting 14-Nov Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano
Annual Christmas Party TBA

To be Announced

Membership Meeting 9-Jan Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano
Membership Meeting 13-Feb Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano
Membership Meeting 13-Mar Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano
Membership Meeting 10-Apr Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano

 

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)


 

 


THE CHIEF SAYS

Fellow Warrants,

 

The Annual Meeting of the Members is behind us.  Each and every one of you should feel proud of what you have done in making this event an absolute success.  I have received many compliments from the members ranging from the way it was organized, the functions, the Star Party, Hospitality Suites, and from the ladies regarding the trips we had laid out for them. 

 

Michael Turner was the Association's official photographer and was in charge of the Registration and update system, Art Schmid, our Treasurer, spent time daily collecting and giving out money, Jean Curtis & Jean Schmid handled the registration desk on Monday and Tuesday, Betty Lindamood, Jean Curtis, and Eileen Baiocchetti were drivers and oh yes, even Lindy drove on Friday.

 

Ron James' JROTC Honor Guard did a great job the night of the Awards Banquet and Luann (his sister-in-law) handled the design and printing of the programs at no charge to us.

 

Ted and Marie Cogut handled the menu for the hospitality suite, Ted & Harold did the shopping, and both couples set up the room for the party on Wednesday night.

 

Harold helped out Ray Benson in buying and setting up the Western Region's Hospitality Night.

 

Roy Valiant was most complimentary to the Chapter for its work, effort, and was very pleased with the way it was executed.

 

Our Chapter, through Michael Turner, won the "Best Website of the Year Award."  Because of his efforts and introduction of this “Innovation", USAWOA is considering using this method for future registrations for the AMM.

 

In November, we will swear in the new Officers of our Chapter and start looking forward to the New Year and new projects.

 

With my sincerest thanks to all,                                                                                                     Vin-        

 


EDITORIAL

As we read above, just a very few members did Herculean duty and made the AMM a success. That is good news but the bad news is that just having a few members do for all of us is a sure way of burning them out and then either others will need to stand up and carry our flag or the chapter will falter.

 

Now is the time, drawing on this success to go out and help other members get involved and to recruit even more members. We all know that there are more than 20 warrant officers living in the vicinity of Tucson.

 

If we do it now, we won’t be stuck later.


 

 

DON’T WASTE THE CHANCE-DRIVE A NEW MEMBER TO EVERY MEETING


November Events
 

1620: Pilgrim emigrants sign the Mayflower Compact, giving themselves the power to govern their planned settlement in New England. 

1887: Four labor activists accused of murdering eight Chicago police officers at the Haymarket Square Riot are executed by hanging in Illinois.  

1917: Liliuokalani, first Hawaiian queen and last reigning sovereign of Hawaii (1891-1895), dies in Honolulu, Hawaii, at age 79.

1918: World War I ends.         

1921: Exactly three years after the end of World War I, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, during a ceremony presided over by President Warren G. Harding.        

1965: Rhodesia, the African country later known as Zimbabwe, declares its independence from Britain.

 

Birthdays - November 11

Thomas Aldrich – American writer and editor

George Smith Patton Jr – American Army Officer

Kurt Vonnegut Jr – American Novelist

Darlene Gill – AKA Mrs Chief

WHAT’S NEW

As members of USAWOA we are automatically members to TMC – The Military Coalition. The Coalition is a group of 36 military, veterans and uniformed services organizations in joint pursuit of common goals.

 

In Arizona, there are many service related and veterans organizations that are working independently and together to get the benefits veterans and those still serving in our military deserve.

 

In the last session of the Arizona legislature, a group of concerned citizens and veterans followed the lead of Colonel Gene Fenstermacher, USAF-Retired and through emails and telephone calls succeeded in getting the tax law changed so that Arizona Citizens who are members of the active component will not have to pay Arizona State Income Tax next year. He is continuing to broaden his support base and working now to extend this tax freedom to Guard and Reserve members who will be on active duty next year also.

 

If you are interested in learning more about his program, email Col Gene at fensteg@cox.net and you will be able to receive his regular emails for as long as you want.

 

ARIZONA VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Last Friday, 17 new members were installed and none of them were warrant officers.

 

The criteria is based not just that one is a veteran but what they have done and are doing to make our community and state a better place for all.

 

Nomination packets are available by calling (toll free) 877-527-0764. Remember the deadline is June 30, 2006.

 

JOINT GET-TO-GETHERS IN ARIZONA

At the AMM, Regional Director Harry Wilson spoke at length with the representatives of the Roadrunner Chapter (Phoenix), the Arizona Silver Chapter (Sierra Vista) and ours and got agreement that one or more times a year we would plan to meet for brunch, probably in Tucson and possibly following the brunch golf for those inclined.


THOUGHT FOR TODAY

 

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

 

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think . . . or say . . . or do. It is more important than appearance, or giftedness or skill.

 

It will make or break a company . . . a church . . . a home.

 

The remarkable think is that we have a choice regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the past. We cannot change the fact that people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only think that we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

 

I am convinced that live is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

 

And so it is with you . . . we are in charge of our attitudes.                                                  -Charles Swindall

 


 

IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR

For the past two years, I have had the honor of serving as your chapter vice president. Working with first Ron and then Vinny has been an experience – one that I enjoyed.

 

I know you will give your new Veep – Ron James the support he needs to do his job.

 

Thanks for the honor.                                                                                                                                     Joe-


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DON’T WASTE THE CHANCE-DRIVE A NEW MEMBER TO EVERY MEETING