CHAPTER NEWS COORDINATOR

We gathered some announcements of upcoming events for everyone to be aware of. Please feel free to share stories and images of past events with the Descendants’ Chapter Coordinator, Phebe Davol (phebe.davol@gmail.com).

Armadillo Chapter

Plans are underway for our reunion (September 29-October 2, 2022) in Kansas City, MO and all members from other chapters are invited.  With the realignment of the Descendant Chapters, we added Kansas and Missouri to our chapter that includes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. 

Our Saturday night banquet on October 1st will be held with another Veteran descendants’ group, the 99TH Second (INDIANHEAD) Division Reunion (2ID Korea – 6/37 Arty 1966-1967) at the HILTON KANSAS CITY AIRPORT 9901 NW 112TH STREET KANSAS CITY, MO 64153.  Their mission is much like ours to educate the next generations about what our veterans have accomplished in the past.  This will be a great time to meet another Army veteran descendants’ group and share ideas between our groups.

We have blocked rooms for the weekend of September 29th – October 2nd at the Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza, 770 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112.  Chapter Director Karen LaNoue,  will be sending out registration forms very soon.  We will be visiting the WWI museum and memorial as a group on Saturday.  Friday night we will have a group dinner and Saturday night will be our banquet and auction.  There will be free time to visit the many attractions in Kansas City such as the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Toy and Miniature Museum, Sauer Castle, Hallmark Visitors Center, Crown Center (right by the hotel), Union Station, KC Amtrak Station, Belger Art Center, Byron Cohen Gallery, Negro Leagues Museum, American Jazz Museum, 18th & Vine Jazz District & Arthur Bryant’s BBQ, and more.

Please note that reservations at the hotel must be made by September 1st, 2022, for the group rate.  If you are interested in receiving a registration form, please email Karen LaNoue at Karencase0303@gmail.com or contact her at 501-472-4588. 

Kansas City, MO September 30-October 2, 2022    
Location: Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza

Room Reservations

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza

Rocky Mountain Chapter

Pacific Southwest Chapter

Good Afternoon Fellow Pacific Southwest Chapter Members!

It’s March, COVID rates are down, masks are coming off and it’s time for descendants and friends of the 10th to get together! So mark the following dates on your calendars. 

Zoom Social Evenings – Okay, I’d like to have a series of zoom meetings with a twofold purpose. First, they will give us a chance to see each other and for me to provide updates regarding 10th matters. Second, I’d like to show the 2003 Return to Italy trip in 20 minute segments as a basis for discussion. It will be nice to see and hear a number of 10th veterans as they talk about their experiences. They will be on the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm and will last about an hour. We will take a summer break June-August. The zoom invite information will be forthcoming.

    Wednesday, March 16th – 7pm

    Wednesday, April 20th – 7 pm

    Wednesday, May 18th – 7 pm

    June-August summer break

    Wednesday, September 21st – 7 pm

    Wednesday, October 19th – 7 pm

    Wednesday, November 16th – 7 pm

Liberty Ship Tour  and Lunch – Liberty Ships were invaluable during WWII and there is one docked in Richmond, CA. The USS Red Oak has been restored and is available for tours. So, I will make the necessary arrangements and following the tour we will have lunch at a restaurant nearby. Please let me know if you will be able to attend!.

    Sunday, March 27th – 10 am

Annual Picnic and Wine Tasting – The former Sierra Nevada Chapter had an annual wine tasting and picnic at Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma, CA. We want to continue this event and right now it is tentatively planned to be held at Sebastiani Winery. But, the only living 10th vet in the area (Chuck Bartley) lives in Santa Rosa so I’m going to see if we can find a place closer to where he lives. Let me know if you have a suggestion or contact.

    Saturday, May 14th – 11:30 am – 2pm

Southern California Get-Together – We tried to arrange a get-together in February but the COVID rates were still a bit high. I’ll call Yandel Bishop, the Southern California Association Chapter President to see if we can organize a luncheon. So for the time being put the lowing date in your calendar and I will get back to you with more information or if the date is changed. Let me know if you have any suggestions for a location>

    Saturday, April 9th – time and location to be determined

Okay, that’s it for now. Hopefully you will be able to attend the zoom meeting March 16th. I’ll give you an update regarding the Italy Trip now scheduled for next year and I’m excited to tell you about our Pre-K thru 12 Education program!

SEMPRE AVANTI!

Val