PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - February / March 2023

         Happy New Year and Happy Valentine’s Day! Our 68 year-old Chapter will limp along for another year because a handful of us stood up and volunteered to take key positions. Many thanks to LTC(R) Dave Powell who agreed to serve as both Secretary and Treasurer. My condition for agreeing to serve as President once again was that there be both secretary and a treasurer and Dave agreed to fulfill both roles. Also, thanks to COL(R) Bill Oseles for continuing to be the Border Bulletin Editor. I think he is doing a fine job with it. CW2(R) Dave Garcia agreed to stay on as Legislative Director and keep us informed of bills that can affect our earned benefits. Ms. Connie Sullivan will also stay on as our Chaplain and Surviving Spouse Director. Likewise, CPT(R) Dave Thackston will continue as Marketing Director. And, of course, LTC(R) Bill Moore continues to run our website, send out email blasts, give sage advice, and do a myriad of things in the background to support our Chapter. I am very grateful to COL (R) Bob Wagner who volunteered to be our Membership Committee Chair, a position that has gone unfilled for quite some time. We all owe Col(R) Bob Pitt a huge thank you for coordinating our luncheons for the past 20 years. Bob is stepping down from that role and we will try our best to fill the big shoes he has left.  Read More


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