Chapter Meeting – November 14, 2015

November 7, 2015 in Chapter Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on November 14, 2015 at the home of Kathy Laurier. Please be sure to RSVP, and let us know what you will be bringing to the pot luck.

Our speaker is retired Navy Chief, Martha Alderman. Martha has been an Honor Flight Attendant and will share her experiences with us. The proceeds of our afghan raffle are going to Honor Flight so this is a great opportunity to hear first hand about this wonderful organization!

Also, don’t forget to bring a “Southern Fact” to share.

Chapter Meeting – October 10, 2015

October 3, 2015 in Chapter Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on October 10, 2015 at the home of Trish Harrington. Please be sure to RSVP, and let us know what you will be bringing to the pot luck.

Marian Hulka will be speaking on the National Veterans’ Cemetery. Below is some information about it.

Historical Information:
A state law was passed in 1976 and signed by Governor Raul Castro authorizing the development of a state veterans cemetery. The cemetery was dedicated December 9, 1978 and the first burial occurred on March 19, 1979. The cemetery was officially transferred to the VA on April 1, 1989. The cemetery consists of 225 acres and will not reach capacity until well after the year 2030. The Department of Veterans Affairs spent over $13 million for improvements in 1999. The project included three new committal shelters, maintenance building, visitor center, founders plaza, assembly area, columbaria, and extensive landscaping.

Monuments and Memorials:
As of 2003, there were 18 monuments and memorials at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, most arranged along a memorial walkway. Two unique memorials at the cemetery are the Eternal Flame monument, which is pyramidal in shape, and the World War II Submarine Torpedo monument.

Members Visit Veterans Monument in Anthem, AZ

October 3, 2015 in Events

Janie Kincaid and Nadine Arney visited the Veterans Monument in Anthem, AZ. What a lovely tribute to our Veterans! The sun shines down directly through the holes in the pillars to shine on the Seat of the United States and is perfectly aligned on November 11th at 11:11 am each year.

If you would like to purchase a paver or make a donation, please go to www.OnlineAtAnthem.com. Click on the Community Council tab, then Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team, then Paver/Sponsor/Donate.

The photos taken during their visit are located on the Photos tab. Please enjoy!

Next Chapter Meeting – September 12, 2015

September 6, 2015 in Chapter Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on September 12, 2015 at the home of Diana Hall. Please be sure to RSVP, and let us know what you will be bringing to the pot luck.

We will have lots to discuss! Let’s share what has been done as a chapter and as members since our last meeting. We also have planning to do, and will find out more details of our fund raiser project!

Confederate Memorial Day – April 25, 2015

May 3, 2015 in Chapter Meeting

Members of Thunderbird UDC attended Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, the UDC Monument at Wesley Bolin Plaza at the Arizona State Capitol, and Pioneer and Military Memorial Park.

Afterwards we attended a Southern Tea at Smurthwaite House located at Pioneer Memorial Park.

There are photos of the events located on the Photos tab.  Please enjoy!

Meeting Held April 11, 2015

May 3, 2015 in Chapter Meeting

Our meeting was held on April 11, 2015 at the home of Rose Martin.  Confederate Memorial Day at Pioneer Cemetery was discussed, as well as the Southern Tea preparations at the Smurthwaite House.

The Southern Tea would be held at Smurthwaite House after attending Memorial Day ceremonies at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, the UDC Monument at Wesley Bolin Plaza at the AZ State Capitol, and Pioneer and Military Memorial Park.

Volunteering ideas were presented, and everyone is looking forward to participating!

Next Meeting on March 14, 2015

March 7, 2015 in Chapter Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the home of Vivia Strang.  Vivia will be making a presentation on Teas, so hats and gloves are suggested, but not required.  It would be fun though!

To keep with the theme of Teas, the suggested menu is light finger foods, such as, mini sandwiches, cookies, candy, cheese & crackers, veggies, fresh fruit, etc.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Meeting on February 14, 2015

February 2, 2015 in Chapter Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the home of our President, Judy Smith. Lots of new and some old things to talk about, and a great speaker. Plus . . . the installation of our newest member, Diana Hall, and the installation of a new transfer member, Marian Hulka!

Our speaker is Jessie Garcia, retired military and recently retired Phoenix Police officer. Some of you may have met him when we participated in the Missing in America Project.  Jessie will give his first hand views of the War in Iraq and Islam.  He will be happy to answer your questions after.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to our new website!

May 30, 2013 in Announcements

This is the new website for Thunderbird Chaper 2102. We hope you enjoy your visit!