Rhode Island

Activities

A group of Sampson vets met at Denny's Restaurant, in Warwick, RI on Friday August 28, 2009 for the purpose of forming a Rhode Island squadron. At a second meeting held on Tuesday October 20, 2009 it was agreed that future monthly meetings be held at this location.
The vets in attendance enjoyed the get together, exchanging stories about their experiences while at Sampson and other Air Force assignments.

Our meetings are held at Twins Oaks Restaurant 100 Sabra Street Cranston, RI in “Billy’s Room”on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1PM. Web Site:
www.risampsonvets.org
 
We invite all vets to come and join us.

For information about the Rhode Island Squadron Contact:

Squadron Commander, Leo H. Fox, 72 East Park Lane, Kingston, RI 02881 - Phone 401-368-1346 or Email: leohfoxcpa@cox.net
Vice Commander, Bob Dalton - Phone: 401-739-1493, Email: rkdmad@aol.com
rkdmad@aol.com

 Lunch/Meeting Tuesday June 27, 2017                                                                                                                    

Our next meeting will be held at Twin Oaks Restaurant, 100 Sabra Street Cranston, RI on Tuesday June 27th in “Billy’s Room” at 1:00 PM.
Directions
 
The May meeting was held at Twin Oaks at 1300 hrs, 19 members were present.

Present Commander Fox, Vice Commander Dalton, Sec. Vernon, Tres. Hogberg, B.O.D. Martins

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Moment of silence for our departed members and absent members.
 
Commander Fox: Minutes and Tres, reports Questions? Motion Made & 2nd to accept both reports
Our condolence to Skip Doubleday with the Passing of his wife.
Welcome to new member Ron Phillips
Comm. Fox talked about making sure the fonts for the Memorial are the one that we want. They need to be changed from what the contractor has.
The dedication for the Memorial will be on Sat. Sept 9. 2017
 
THE GROUND BREAKING WILL BE ON SUNDAY JUNE 11,17 AT 1330 HOURS. MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO WEAR BASEBALL HATS WITH EITHER SAMPSON OR US AIR FORCE EMBLEMS ON THEM. MEMBERS FAMILIES ARE INVITED.
 
 The veterans cemetery has 50 chairs for our use. Dan & Ray with also have chairs. Ray will work with the Cemetery for the chairs and parking for the groundbreaking. At this time 2 Senators will be there and waiting for others to respond. Air Force Chaplain Thurber will  do the invocation There will be 11 shovel holders. Dick Barrlett with bring his 3 flags and flag bases. Looking for 3 flag holder belts. If any one has any or can loan them we could use them. Call Leo if you can get them. Vice Commander Dalton with work on getting bottle water and containers for the water.
Dan will talk to Kevin for the dirt for the shovelers.Also he'll let us know about the cost for the replacement tree for the cemetery. He passed around the setup diagram for  the groundbreaking  for comments.
 
Bob Hutchinson: "THANKED" Bob Benz for his list of contacts for the press release he sent 28 releases to radio's and TV stations He now has a undated list with help also from Commander Fox. Jim O'Brien mentioned about the Charleston Parade on May 28 at 1300 hrs. Starts at Old Post Road  @ Rt 1 A at the hardware..He also talked about member Carmine Delmonico is doing OK after a fall.

Secretary Vernon passed out copies of a Welcome brochure from Sampson from the 1950's.

Meeting adjourn at 1345 hrs.
 
GROUNDBRAKING AT THE RI VETERANS CEM. ON JUNE 11, 2017 AT 1330 HRS, EXETER, RI, RT 2


NEXT MEETING ON TUES. 27 June 2017 AT 1300 HRS, TWIN OAKS, 100 SABARA ST., CRANSTON, RI


Respectfully submitted, Raymond Vernon, Secretary

Sampson Vets Lunch/Meeting at Pinelli’s in Warwick