MONTHLY MEETINGS

MSgt. Fred Driver

UPCOMING EVENTS:

We will be meeting IN PERSON starting in May

 

May 20 - Author and infamous VA Whistleblower Paula Pedene will speak about her new book, A Sacred Duty, and sign copies.

Meeting location is at the Oakwood Country Club, Sun Lakes, Arizona. Breakfast is served at 9:30AM and the meeting will start at 10AM. RSVP to Joyce Spartonos preferably by email joystoyspartonos@aol.com or (480) 802-4902 by 5pm of the Friday prior.

PAST EVENTS:

February 20 - MSgt Fred Driver discussed what the Junior ROTC program is and isn’t, including their mission statement, and National and Community responsibility.  He also discussed the Jewish War Veterans tie in and JROTC support for funerals, graduation escorts, honor guards, speaking engagements and the former “Adopt A Highway” program. 

The February meeting was virtual.

 March 20 - Navy Combat Veteran Dee Person, who served during Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Tune in to learn about the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and Person’s role as Manager of their Be Connected Community Engagement Program.

SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS

April 10th

Installation of Officers of Post 619 JWV, was followed by a luncheon.

Rabbi Irwin Wiener was our guest speaker.

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Pearl Harbor Weekend

A very special event was held in Phoenix Dec. 7th commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. Jewish War Veterans brought in their National Commander Alan Paley to address the crowd at Wesley Bolin Plaza. Wreaths were laid by members of Department of the SW Posts.  Veterans from all over the city participated in this event; so it could be of interest in all your papers.  People in attached photos are from Sun Lakes, Scottsdale, Phoenix & Tucson….Plus the dignitaries on the platform, including JWV National Commander Alan Paley and Mayor Doug Ducey. You’ll see that JWV made the weekend very special for the National Commander.

25th Anniversary 

Over 200 attendees came to hear about the ways our organization has helped Veterans organizations. More pictures below.

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Paula Pedene