Rhode Island


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.

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

Next Lunch/Meeting Tuesday April 28, 2015

Our next meeting will be held at Twin Oaks Restaurant, 100  Sabra Street Cranston, RI on Tuesday April 28, 2015 in “Billy’s Room” at 1:00 PM.

February meeting was held at Twin Oaks, at 1300 hrs. 13 Veterans were present.
Present:  Vice Commander Dalton, Sec. Vernon, Tres. Hogberg, B.O.D. Martins

Tres. Hogberg gave his Tres. report
A motion was made and 2nd to pay BOD Martins  $40.00 for payment for a Post Office box.
Ted Martins talked about the memorial. He passed around the final drawing for the memorial at the RI veterans cemetery. He also worked on trying to get donations from CVS and Home depot. Home depot gave him 4  $25.00 gift cards .  4 members each gave $25.00 each to the Tres. for these gift cards. ( Ted Martins, Ray Vernon, Dan Hogberg and Joe Brillon) this money will go into the Memorial account.Teds nephew  will do flyers for the Memorial and Dan  Hogberg will talk to his daughter to do the printing of the flyers. Ted mentioned that we should think on having the Eagle for the memorial started were it could take 6 months to get the finish product. We have the money available to do this. Discussion at our next meeting.
From Vice commander Dalton; Don Crout is back in assisted living.His address and phone # was passed out to anyone who needed it.
Election on 24 Mar. The 2 positions that are opened for voting in Vice Commander and Treasurer. If anyone is interested contact Commander Fox  no later than 15 Mar 15.
In the future we will be looking for donation for the memorial by our members. We are tax exempt looking for $500.00 each. A letter with this information and a package explaining same will be coming out in the future.
Web site and Advertising/Promotion committee members are needed. Talk to Leo if have can do either of these committee's.
Discussing on contacting newspapers in the future on raising funds for the Memorial.
Rebecca Cirafrei daughter of Giulio Ciafrei send a letter in regard to her father who passed last year. See the letter forwarded from Commander Fox on 17 Feb 15.Also see Commander Fox letter dated 18 Feb 15 pertaining to up coming RI squadron information.
Respectfully submitted, Raymond Vernon, Secretary

Sampson Vets Lunch/Meeting at Pinelli’s in Warwick