Passing of the Leash (Michaels Angel Paws) and Quilts of Valor Presentation, Preparing for the Inevitable

February 13, 2018 - 19:00

Our February meeting will involve a Passing of the Leash ceremony with Michaels Angel Paws. The Veterans Club will also be presenting Michael's Angel Paws a donation from the estates of Brian Abbott and Ben Barsky, to assist in training another service dog for a deserving Veteran.

Quilts of Valor will be presenting another ten quilts to Korean War Veterans

Jerry Jones, will be giving a short talk on "Preparing for the Inevitable" telling about services Veterans or their survivors are eligible for. He will be handing out 150 handouts to Veterans Club members

Colonel Steve Seroka, USAF (ret)

March 13, 2018 - 19:00

Steve SEROKA was a highly-decorated 30-year Active Duty USAF Fighter Pilot, Strategist, Commander. More recently, he has served as the Chief of Staff for Nevada’s largest business organization and a Veterans’ Advocate. Steve possesses a truly rare depth and breadth of experience that includes NORAD, the Pentagon, Combat Director, U.S. Air Combat Command and a Washington D.C. think-tank.
The Colonel, as he is known to friends, had a spectacular 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from the Air Force Academy and finished #1 in Air Force Flight School, affording him the opportunity to log thousands of hours in the world’s most revered air superiority fighter, the vaunted F-15.
In addition to his distinguished flying career, Steve went on to graduate #1 of 800 officers in his class at the prestigious Air Force Leadership School, SOS. He was hand picked to write the strategic plan for Air Defense of North America and was twice rated the #1 Division Chief at the Pentagon. The architect of the U.S. post-hostilities strategy in Iraq, he later commanded 30,000-plus combat sorties over Afghanistan.
Steve’s final assignment was Chief of Staff at the Nellis Air Force Base Warfare Center. While stationed at Nellis, he fell in love with his future wife, Nancy Wong. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Steve and Nancy elected to make Las Vegas their permanent home and was hired by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce as its Chief of Staff.
Totally devoted to a life of service, Seroka serves as President of the Disabled Veterans Business Alliance, as Director for the World Affairs Council, as an Advisory Council Member of the USO, as Nevada Advisor of the U. S. Global Leadership Coalition, as a National Security Expert for Operation Free, as Commissioner for the North Las Vegas Veterans Community Commission and as Public Outreach Coordinator for the Nevada Veterans Council. Steve was recently elected to the Las Vegas City Council.

Colonel Jim Hanke, USA (ret)

April 10, 2018 - 19:00

We are honored to have as our speaker on April 10th, 2018,
COLONEL JIM HANKE, USA (RETIRED) Col. Hanke’s career in the Army is as follows.

ACTIVE DUTY ARMY ASSIGNMENTS

AIT Infantry Company Commander, Ft. Gordon, GA. US Army Special Forces, 1st Group, Okinawa:
Special Forces “A” Team Commander.

His duty assignments were in Southeast Asian countries, including Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Japan and Korea.
Captain Hanke addressed a company of Laos Special Forces that were trained in northeast Thailand.

He became the Program Manager, Office of the G2, Headquarters, US Army, Republic of Vietnam:
responsible for conversion of all US long-range reconnaissance patrol units (LRRP) to Ranger units.
Next he became Assistant G2 (Intelligence), 1st Cavalry Division; Operations Officer (S3), 163rd MI Battalion, Ft. Hood, TX. He was assigned as Site Development Officer, Joint Casualty Resolution Center, Thailand: Supervised gathering and integration of intelligence
and terrain information available to attempt recovery of Vietnam era MIA/POWs. He designed and supervised establishment of first comprehensive official listing of ALL Vietnam-era MIA’s, KIA’s, and KIA-BNR. Jim worked in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of the Army, Pentagon. He was Senior Intelligence Officer (G2 Responsible for the Opposing Forces Program development and implementation and acted as Foreign Liaison Officer, and Systems Analysis Officer. Next, he was assigned to8th Infantry Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany as Senior Intelligence Officer (G2)/ also Current Operations Officer (G3 Ops).

Then he moved to Third U.S. Army; Ft. McPherson, GA. His final assignment was US Army Attaché to the State of Israel as the official representative of the Chief of Staff, United States Army, to the Israeli Defense Force land forces. He supervised exchange programs in Armor, Artillery, Logistics, Combat Engineering, Infantry and Special Operations, and Reserve forces, in addition to intelligence collection and counterterrorism efforts.

Military Qualifications: Master Parachute Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, and Combat Infantryman Badge. Foreign parachute badges awarded from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan (Ranger), Israel, Philippines, and Egypt. He also was qualified HALO Team (High Altitude, Low Opening).

Military Education: US Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth Kansas. Defense
Attaché Course, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC. Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Military Intelligence Case Officer/Agent Handler Course and MI Officer’s Career Course. Intelligence
and Electronic Warfare Course. Air/Ground Operations Course. Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Distinguished ROTC Infantry Graduate, University of Wisconsin, Master of Arts, Social Psychology, Catholic University, Washington D.C, 6 Awards and Honors: Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal. Vietnam Service ribbon with seven campaign devices.

Please plan to attend this meeting and hear about Colonel Hanke's experiences and hear about his storied military career.

2018 dues are payable

Dear Member,

The 2018 membership dues of $10 are payable at anytime between now and the end of February,2018. Paying your dues by dropping by the re-up table at one of our meetings or sending the money in c/o
SCA Veterans Club
2450 Hampton Rd,
Henderson,NV, 89052,

will pay your membership for 2018.

Thank you for your continued support of the SCA Veterans Club

2018 SCAVC Officers


From Left to Right
Paul MacDowell--------President.......Tom Bouchard--------Vice President........Roger Cooper-------Secretary........Patrick Glazier-----Treasurer

Veterans Club Color Guard

 

 The SCAVC Color Guard was organized in 1999 and marches  at club events throughout the year.

 

 

Arnie Malinger USA; George Price USN; Jerry Jones USAF; Sydney Ingram USN; Roger Cooper USA;

Phil Citron USMC; Bill O'Malley USMC

 

THE VETERANS CLUB SUPPORT AUXILIARY TEAM

At every membership meeting for the past five years our volunteer SUPPORT AUXILIARY TEAM* arrive early, to prepare the mess for our members and guests attending our meetings, and provide:
  • Various flavors of punch
  • Cookies
  • Ice cold bottled water

Thank you, team, for stepping forward!

2016's Support Auxiliary Team is currently comprised of Toni Jerauld, Debbie Glazier, Peggi Sue Wood .