AFSG February 2023 Newsletter

February 12, 2023

Good Day Members,

Well our big annual Veterans Event fundraiser is rapidly approaching (see attached Veterans Event tri fold for details) and it is time to step up! If you have not yet donated your requested volunteer two hours now is a great time to do so by selling raffle tickets, getting donations for raffle, and recruiting hole sponsors. Please read the the tri fold for important information. You do not have to be a golfer to participate and contribute to this event! Your help matters and now is the time! You may contact me directly if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions 623-398-5242 or Thanks, Barry

Membership Meeting

February 14, 2023, 10 AM Palms/Palo Verde Rm Sonoran Plaza

We are very fortunate to have a very special speaker Winnie Fritz. Winnie is a Vietnam nurse Veteran who has been instrumental in promoting health care for Veterans as well as serving as CEO hospital positions and international health care programs! You do not want to miss this special presentation by this very special speaker! This will also be a good time to bring any raffle donations you may have received or sign up to sell raffle tickets or be a hole sponsor for this years event

Finance Advisory Committee (FAC)

February 21, 2023, 10 AM Mediterranean Rm, Palm Center This is the very important second step on moving the Veterans Monument project forward. The FAC will be voting to recommend the contractors bid for the VM to the Board for the third and FINAL vote in March. Having members attend this meeting and supporting this long overdue project could be critical. You do not have to speak if you do not want to, however, just having present would also be helpful. We have never been this close to getting final approval for the Veterans Monument and we cannot take anything for granted. We need to stay vigilant.

January Social

AFSG held its first social of the season in January with a great turnout of members and guest! It was a great venue and good time with good food and sharing of information. We look forward to holding a second social in late March or April. Thanks to all who attended and to Dave Evangelista for taking photos of the event.

Cindy, Eileen and Treedah checking members in.

2023 Veterans Event

Hole Sponsorships

Many residents have done a Hole Sponsor sign at our golf event dedicated to a friend or family member who has or is serving now. If this is something you would like to do for our 2023 event, we must know by March 24. Remember, you make your check out to one of our four Veteran Foundations. Contact Barry Curseaden, 623-398-5242

Luke Donation

AFSG Vice President Jim Angarella presents TSgt King, Luke AFB with $250 value gift cards to be used to help families in need of support through Luke’s Operation Warm Hearts program. Operation Warm Hearts is a year round support program for military families.

In Memorium

AFSG has recently lost two club members that I wanted you to know about.

Lawrence “Larry” Brown, SSgt. USMC, Vietnam Veteran, Silver Star recipient, 3 Purple Hearts. Celebration of Life; February 13, 2023, 10 AM, Surprise funeral Care, 16063 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ. 85374 Committal Service: February 13, 2023, 12:30 PM, National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ, 85024

John “Jack” Schwab, TSgt, USMC, Korean War, one of the “Chosin Few” from the battle of Chosin Reservoir campaign Memorial Service: February 25, 2023, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 14818 W. Deer Valley Dr., Sun City West, AZ, 85375

Please keep these men and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Other Announcements

Corta Bella Veterans Event - Attachment

Vista Center Veteran Opportunity - Attachment

“We shall never forget”

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