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 Pinelli’s Cafe 701 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

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

Lunch/Meeting Tuesday April 22, 2014

Our next lunch/meeting will be held at Pinelli’s Cafe, 701 Quaker Lane, in Warwick, RI on Tuesday April 22nd at 1 PM. Directions

 The January meeting held at Pinelli's at 1300 hrs. 15 members present. A sign-in sheet was passed around. 
Present :Commander Fox, Vice Commander Dalton, Treasurer.. Hogberg, Sec. Vernon, B.O.D. Martins.
 Comm. Fox started the elections for Commander, Secretary, B.O.D.. Opened elections from  members present, Nominations for Commander  Leo Fox, Secretary Vernon, B.O.D. Martins. No other nominations. Nominations were closed. All in favor  for the above and 2nd.
Next year the Vice Commander and Treasurer will be up for elections.
 Treasurer Hogberg gave his report. Commander Fox asked that the treasurer books be looked at by Bob Benz.
Bob Benz Sent out information to almost all of the 28 newspapers about our meetings. Some newspapers print other newspapers and that our meeting information will go to their other papers (hopefully).
Tony Fonseca membership report. 44 members. Carl Sherblum is in the hospital hoping to get home soon

Tony talked with a 82 year old member and will try to get him to a meeting.
Discussion on putting a ad in newspapers trying to get new people to our meetings. Cost?
Commander Fox wants to wait to bring the Air Force Assoc. in for our meeting until we have more information to give them about the memorial. The A F A has list of names who went to Sampson & Lackland.
Ted Martins gave the committee update on the Memorial. Riverside Stone Co. did the stone work for the RI National Guard Memorial in the Veterans Cemetery. Ted, Bob Dalton and Bob D'Amario have been talking to Riverside(Jack) about our Monument. Ted needs to redo the drawing to scale and present it to the RI Veterans Cemetery. He should have it by the end of FEB. He pasted around a drawing of the proposed Memorial.

We need to have our 501 (c) 3 in place. Commander Fox will call to find out status for our 501 (c) 3.

Comm. Fox went over of basic design for the Memorial. Pointing out the 2 tablets in front and the Air Force design in the stones in front on the main tablet.
Vice Commander Dalton talked that we need to have our web site up and running. Also on 14 Dec 13 he was at the RI Veterans Cemetery with Wreaths across America.
Member Roger Simone has been ill.Wish a fast recovery to both Roger and Carl.
Meeting adjoined at 1435 Hrs.      
 Next Meeting  a PINELLI'S , 1300 hrs. 25 Feb 14
Respectfully submitted, Raymond Vernon, Secretary

Sampson Vets Lunch/Meeting at Pinelli’s in Warwick