Joined: 22 Oct 2005
|Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:58 pm Post subject: National Capital Chapter
|President of the National Capital Chapter is Elly Burton 703.591.3848.
The National Capital ACICV Chapter
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00
Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge No.2188, 8421 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, Virginia 22031-4689
Elly called MTNG to order at 1100 – 13 attendees
Sherrie gave the invocation
Pledge by Pete Davenport Sherrie's husband
Information from Carl Wardinski, son of Mike Wardinski who died a while back. Burial service will be Friday April 10, 2015 at Ft Meyer, Old Post Chapel, 10:45 followed by burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Lunch will be after the burial at the Ft Meyer Officer’s Club.
Carl Wardinski also wanted all to know that his mom has Alzheimer’s and is living in a very good facility in Arlington, VA.
He is very appreciative and thanked Lee and Michelle for the memory book of Grace's funeral and burial.
Lee has done a few of these book which have always have blessed the families.
Millard is one of 80 thousand Silver Star awardees from WWII!
Cherie and Joan led us in several patriotic songs
A get well card for Louise Cleveland circulated and signed.
Reunion update. Per Stan Solis the reunion has been cancelled for 2015 only 9 people actually signed up for it.
Next reunion will be April 12-16 2016 in Pensacola FL
Ozzie is having problems with the ACICV web site. It is dead in water. His program failed and he is unable to upload pictures.
Magazine of the Army Historical Foundation was distributed and the foundation’s annual meeting will be held 18 May 2015; Ross Perot will get an award. Details:
Monday, 18 May 2015, 5:00 PM Cocktail Reception, Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA
Cocktail Reception: Annual Members’ Meeting with guest speaker GEN Peter Chiarelli and honored guest Ross Perot.
Dinner: Business attire required. Seating is limited. Additional details will be sent to confirmed guests, including directions, parking, and tour information. For questions, contact Hoa McNabb at 703-562-4163
28 May - Celebration of campaigns at Arlington for Austrian campaigns
Hand out information on gene nomics - ex take a dab on a swab from your mouth and it will reveal which diseases you may get in your lifetime. Personal medicine
Nova just bought a 17 acre building to house this project and will be where a person can get this dna test.
Lee has a sign up vehicle to get the latest research for diseases; submit your email and you will get email updates.
George Rogick is much better; his breathing is coming along fine
Jim Conway is coming along fine. He is out of the hospital ready to go out to IHOP!
Ben Simon was in auto accident. Ben n Doris are moving to VA and will be able to attend National Capital meetings.
Mill and Elly the two presidents (Northeast chapter and National Capital chapter) brought to the floor the idea of combining the meetings of the two chapters into one because the attendance and are shrinking. The idea was unanimously accepted.
All agreed to look for a centrally located meeting place. A place half way between Virginia and Maryland.
Each chapter will take turns being in charge.
Location recommendations will be emailed to Ozzie
Jim and Barbara Williams are having health issues
The bugle blast has a lot of good information
Ideas for guest speakers at the meetings can be someone like the Bugle Blast editor.
Also Joan works for the candy maker Mars’ museum. Lee and his son visited this museum. It is not open to public only for employees of Mars but ACICV however we could try to get a tour for ACICV through our contact Joan - just a thought.
The food at this location was outstanding – Michelle even got a wonderful vegan plate.
Great meeting and much was accomplished with 13 attendees!
ON 10 DECEMBER 2014 A CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON WAS HELD AT THE AMERICAN LEGION HALL IN FAIRFAX, VA. ALL BROUGHT A CHRISTMAS TOY FOR THE MARINES TO DISTRIBUTE.
On 8 April 2014, the National Capitol chapter met at the home of Sherry Davenport, ACICV National Capitol minutes 4 8 14 :
Elly Burton opened the meeting at 11:25am Ellen Yarborough offered rayer and grace before the Elly thanked Sherry for hosting Update on Art Klekner-unable to attend today, he is very weak. Elly read a WWII Naval communication Service Telegram that was sent Christmas 1944 to Ollie Burton’s ‘THIS FOURTH WARTIME CHRISTMAS FINDS THE FIGHTING MEN OF THE PACIFIC FLEET AND PACIFIC OCEAN AREAS FAR FROM HOME AND LOVED BUT THERE IS COMFORT IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE THEN EXTENT OF OUR DISTANCE FROM HOME IS A MEASURE OF OF OUR
SUCCESS IN DEFEATING BACK THE AGGRESSOR JAPAN AND THAT
THROUGH OUR JOINT EFFORTS ALL DANGER TO OUR HOMES AND FAMILIES HAS BEEN REMOVED. WE MAY LOOK FORWARD TO THIS NEW YEAR ASSURED THAT IT WILL SEE NEW AND MORE POWERFUL BLOWS DEALT THE ENEMY AND THAT IT WILL BRING US CLOSER TO VICTORY AND PEACE. IN THE REESTABLISHMENTOF THIS PEACE ALL OF YOU DRAW AN UNEXCELLED WILL, ALL HAVE A SHARE THAT IS THE PRICELESS GIFT YOU ARE EARNING FOR YOUR LOVED ONES AND ALL FUTURE GENERATIONS.’
Elly announced that Michelle volunteered to be the new secretary of the National Capitol Chapter. Fred Barrett reported on correspondence with Orlando A nominating committee will be organized by Orlando. From this meeting seven plan to attend the Reunion in Minneapolis.
Ozzie reported registration has been slow, we need more to have quorum.
John Korman gave a 48 minute presentation on his WWII experiences as a paratrooper. It was an outstanding talk and very informative to get a firsthand account of events. Those of us in CIC and Intelligence were hrilled to hear how these missions were very relevant to America’s role in the war effort. Hearing about the missions that truly helped win the war, made the history of the United States come alive for me. Mill Dougherty announced that the next Northeast ACICV meeting will be June 22, 2014 at the Masonic Lodge, Odenton,
Past President Fred Walters Elly invited John Korman to join both chapters NEACICV and National Capitol. Meetings will be Saturday-by majority vote. Meetings on Saturday will be easier for children and family members
Hostess Sherry Davenport
Mill stated this is good day for those who need drivers. Elly will check on future meeting
Meeting adjourned at 13:32.
Michelle Caldwell, Secretary.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL CHAPTER HELD ITS CHRISTMAS MEETINGON 5 DECEMBER 2013 AND ALL PRESENT HAD A GREAT TIME AND ENJOYED THE FOOD. ED DOEHRING GAVE AND UPDATE ON THE FREEDOM FLIGHTS FOR THE VETERANS AND JIM WILLIAMS SPOKE ON ITEMS OF OUR INTERESTS. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL. TOYS WERE BROUGHT FOR DISTRIBUTIONTO THE MARINES BY THE AMERICN LEGION. ELLY BURTON PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL CHAPTER HELD IT'S SUMMER MEETING ON 2 JULY 2013 WITH 16 MEMBERS PRESENT INCLUDING THOSE FROM THE NECHAPTER. WE WERE AFFORDED MUSIC AND SINGING FRON SHERRY DAVENPORT ON THE KEYBOARD AND JOAN DOING THE SINGING. ALL HAD A GOOD TIME AND THE FOOD AS ALWAYS WAS GREAT. THE ATTENDANCE WAS NOT AS MUCH AS USUAL, BUT IT DID TURN OUT VERY GOOD.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL CHAPTER HELD A ST PATRICKS DAY LUNCHEON ON 12 MARCH 2013 AND ALL PRESENT HAD A GREAT TIME AND THE FOOD WAS JUST OUTSTANDING. ELLY HAD THE MEETING IN GREAT CONTROL AND THE ATTENDANCE WAS NICE. OUR NATIONAL PRESIDENT WAS IN ATTENDANCE AND SPOKE. SEVERAL GUESTS PRESENT WERE FROM THE NE CHAPTER.
THE NATIONAL CAPTAL CHAPTER HELD THEIR CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON ON DECEMBER 6, 2012 AT THE AMERICAN LEGION IN FAIRFAX, VA. THE ATTENDANCE WAS GOOD WITH A GROUP FROM THE NORTHEAST CHAPTER IN ATTENDANCE. A NICE NUMBER OF TOYS WERE DONATED FOR THE MARINES TO DISTRIBUTE.
JAMES LEE,A NEW MEMBER WAS IN ATTENDANCE AND GAVE US SOM VERY INTERESTING INORMATION.
The National Capitol Chapter and Art Klekner held their annual picnic at the residence of Art Klekner. There were 20 in attendance even though it it was very warm outside. A short meeting was held after the picnic by Fred Walters to discuss the location of the next reunion in the area. Progress is being made and a decision will be soon at hand.
The National Capitol Chapter held its luncheon on Wednesday 15 March andd thpe theme was in honor of St Patrick's Day. The guest speaker was Al Doerhing who spoke on the breaking of the Japanese code during WW II. Everyone seemed to have had a very good fellowship and words of wisdom were given by our National President Fred Walters.
THE CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON WAS HELD ON 1 DECEMBER 2011 WITH A VERY NICE ATTENDANCE AND MANY TOYS FOR THE MARINES TO PASS OUT TO CHILDREN FOR CHRISTMAS. tHE NEWEST MEMBER ERIC "RICK"" HELFERS WAS IN ATTENDANCE. WELCOME ABOARD RICK.
Twenty Chapter members and guests met for a pre Easter lunch and meeting on April 13th at the Fairfax, Virginia Legion Post #177. Elly opened the meeting by welcoming the group, Ellen Yarborough offered the invocation and Charlie Cleveland led the group in reciting the Pledge to the Flag.
Fred Walters, the ACICV President and chapter member, covered the highlights of the coming National ACICV reunion in New Orleans.
Al Doerhing, a member of the Fairfax Post and a volunteer for the Honor flights, was the guest speaker and gave a very interesting presentation. He mentioned that we are losing World War II veterans at the rate of approximately 1000 every day. Subsequently to the World War II veterans, the Honor flights will then focus on the Korean War and then Vietnam War veterans in the same way.
The Honor Flights began four years ago to bring World War II veterans to Washington D.C. for an expense-paid trip to personally visit the World War II Memorial and all the War Memorials in the city. The veterans who live east of the Mississippi River arrive in the morning at Dulles, Reagan National and BWI airports. They are bussed from the airport and return home the same day. the veterans who live west of the river have an overnight stay with dinner and lodging in an Alexandria hotel. Since its inception, Honor Flights has transported 18,000 veterans with more than 11,000 traveling in 2008 alone. There are (71) active hubs in (30) states. The flights are paid for by donations from many organizations and agencies. Southwest Airlines donated thousands of free tickets and was named the official commercial carrier of the Honor flights.
Following the presentation we enjoyed a wonderful lunch buffet. Four table centerpieces, a basket which held a stuffed bunny rabbit and a potted flowering plant, was taken home by four lucky guests.
Submitted by Elly Burton, Chapter President
THE NATIONAL CAPITOL CHAPTER HELD ITS MEETING ON DECEMBER 7, 2010 IN HONOR OF THE DECEASED AT PEARL HARBOR ON 7 DECEMBER 1941. WE HEARD FROM TOM HOVIS BRINGINNG US UP TO DATE ON HISTORY, JIM WILLIAMS GAVE A SUPER BRIEFING AND FRED WALTERS OUR NATIONAL PRESIDENT. EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTH AND A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL AND GREAT COMARADERIE. MANY CHRISTMAS TOYS WERE COLLECTED TO PASS ON THE THE MARINES FOR THEIR GIFT OF TOYS TO NEEDY CHILDREN.
The meeting of the National Capitol Chapter was held on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the American Legion Hall in Fairfax, VA. and was also a birthday celebration for Art Klekner and Sam Samborski both who turned 90 years y oung. Here are a few photos from the event
The Christmas Party was held on 3 December 2009 at the American Legion Hall in Fairgax, VA. Donations were made by all to the Marines Toys program. A good time was had by all.
The National Capitol Chapter held its St. Patrick's day lunchen on 19 March 2009 and a good time was had by all. Here are a few pictures:
GEORGE ROGIC & MARGARETE WIRSCHING
JOANNE SCHAFFSTALL, AL RICHERT & MILL DOUGHERTY
THESE ARE THE HAT PRIZE WINNERS AL RICHERT, JOANNE SCHAFFSTALL, LEE YARBOROUGH & MILL DOUGHERTY
ELLEN & LEE YARBOROUGH
ELLEN & LEE YARBOROUGH
LEO GELETA & SAM SAMBROSKI
SAM SAMBROSKI & ELLY BURTON
BETTY WALTERS & LOUISE CLEVELAND
RITA PATTERSON, LEE KINAT & SUSI STREUCHEN SOMETHING WAS FUNNY
AL RICKERT, FRED WALTERS, LEE YARBOROUGH, ART KLEKNER & CHARLES CLEVELAND
JUDY & FRANCIS SWEENEY
MERRILL KELLY, JOAN THOMSON & ELLEY BURTON
EVERYBODY MILLING AROUND
JOAN THOMSON, ELLY BURTON & MERRILL KELLY
MARY GELETA, MIL DOUGHERTY & MARGE KLEKNER
JOANNE SCHAFFSTALL, AL RICHERT & MILL DOUGHERTY