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. Web Site:
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 January 24, 2017                                                                                                                    

Our next meeting will be held at Twin Oaks Restaurant, 100 Sabra Street Cranston, RI on Tuesday January 24th in “Billy’s Room” at 1:00 PM.
At our November meeting it was voted on NOT meeting in December.

The November meeting was held on the 22nd at Twin Oaks with 14 members and 1 guest present.

Present: Commander Fox, Vice Commander Dalton, Secretary Vernon, Treasurer Hogberg, B.O.D. Martins
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag & moment of silence for departed and absent members.
Welcome to The Commander of the Connecticut SQ,  Paul Tetreault
Secretary report -- Motion made & 2nd to accept the report
Treasurer's report- given motion made & 2nd to accept the report

Ted Martins talked about  our funds that we have for the Memorial. At this time we almost have enough. We're still waiting for  a pledge from the State. Our total at this time ( $ 46,951.91). Changes have been made to our specs by Tim Lyons.
Vice Commander : Talked about outstanding pledge from Pepsi Cola.

Commander Fox: Talked about the contact for Granite  for tablets, pad & benches ($ 650 each) from  A. Scioto & sons for $ 29,250. The benches will be heavy enough not to move. The contract for concrete platform will cost $ 16,800. Commander Fox will talk to the URI master Gardener for assistance. Discussion on adding cobble stone border and crush stone decision needed. We're all set to go with the Veterans cemetery. Looking at ground breaking in Apr or May 2017. Dedication around Sep 15, 2017. 

Commander Fox: introduced Commander Paul Tetreault of the Connecticut SQ. Paul talked about his squadron and that he would like to have a joint meeting at 1 of of the casinos in Conn. Bob D talked about buses that leave from Rt 117 in Warwick daily at 0900 at $25.00 pp. to Fox Woods. Further discussion is needed.  

Motion made and 2nd  not to have a Dec meeting.

Jan meeting; Vote on Vice Commander  & Treasurer , Commander Fox open nominations for Vice Commander Bob Dalton, Treasurer Dan Hogberg. Nominations closed. No other nominations.  
     Meeting adjourn at 1400 Hrs.


Respectfully submitted, Raymond Vernon, Secretary

Sampson Vets Lunch/Meeting at Pinelli’s in Warwick