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).

New England Chapter

The 24th Annual Bartlett-Crist 10th Mountain Division Memorial at Lloyd and Joanne Donnellan’s family farm in Landaff, NH, Saturday July 16th.  GPS users address:  239 West End Road (Route 302), Landaff, NH  03085.  Social hour begins at 10:30a; memorial ceremony begins promptly at 11:00a.  A luncheon is planned for after the ceremony.  Contact Lloyd Donnellan: (603) 838-6622, donnellan@myfairpoint.net for more information.

 The 40th Annual Mt. Washington Climb and Memorial, Wednesday-Thursday, August 10th-11th.  There are 30 open reservations at Lakes of the Clouds Hut on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.  The AMC is offering our group a special discounted rate.  We will be hiking up the Ammonoosuc Trail.  There will be the usual charge for transportation from our vehicles at Joe Dodge Lodge (Pinkham Notch) to the trailhead, and off the summit, back to our vehicles.  There is a luncheon planned with details to follow.  Hikers must contact AMC Reservations NLT June 30th at (603) 466-2727 (ask for group reservations), Mon – Sat, 9:00a – 5:00p, mention the 10th Mountain Division Memorial Climb Group #594777.  All unclaimed reservations will be turned back to the public on July 15th.  Once you’ve made your reservation, email Matthew J. Fitzgerald at srv22@msn.com.

 Jean Dearborn Memorial Fall Luncheon:  Sep-Oct, location, date and details TBA.

 Thunderbolt Ski Trail Grooming, Adams, MA (potential new event!):  Oct-Nov, dates and details TBA.

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

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the 10th Mountain Division Descendants Summer Get Together 

Saturday – July 16, 2022 – 9:30am Colorado Freedom Memorial 756 Telluride St – Aurora, CO 

Please join us to honor our 10th Mountain Division legacy and the legacy of all Veterans at the Colorado Freedom Memorial. The Colorado Freedom Memorial is the first memorial in America that is dedicated to Veterans of all wars and all branches containing the names of those who died in those wars from a single state – Colorado! 

We will be getting a tour and information about the memorial from its founder, Rick Crandall. This is a very special event and we would like to see you there! ** PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE SIGNS AT BOTH ENTRANCES TO THE MEMORIAL STATING THAT IT’S CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT – COME ON IN AS THIS IS OUR EVENT. ** 

We will be serving breakfast burritos, pastries and fruit. Coffee, orange juice and water will also be available. As in years past, there will be some fun door prizes! 

RSVPs are required and need to be received by July 6, 2022. 

** We will also be collecting items for the Adopt-a-Platoon program to send to active-duty military members who are deployed. Please see the attached pages for items that are needed 

& allowed as well as items that cannot be accepted. 

Donations for the Colorado Freedom Memorial will also be accepted** 

For more information about the Colorado Freedom Memorial, visit their website: https://coloradofreedommemorial.com/ 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU! 

Pacific Southwest Chapter

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.

     June-August summer break

    Wednesday, September 21st – 7 pm

    Wednesday, October 19th – 7 pm

    Wednesday, November 16th – 7 pm

Okay, that’s it for now. 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